1985 Tournament Results – Dodgers beat Astros in 6

1985 Tournament Results – Dodgers beat Astros in 6

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
The Dodgers come out strong winning the first 3 games of the series. The Astors showed no quit in winning games 4 and 5. Bob Welch would pitch a gem in Game 6 to get the Dodgers over the hump and into the Final Four. The Dodgers got just enough hitting to go along with their usual stellar pitching. The Dodgers move onto to face the #1 seed Cardinals in the Final Four in what will be a rematch of the 85 NLCS.   Game 1: Dodgers 8 Astros 5 Game 2: Dodgers 4, Astros 1 Game 3: Dodgers 4, Astros 1 Game 4: Astros 4, Dodgers 2 Game 5: Astros 8, Dodgers 3 Game 6: Dodgers 3, Astros 1
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

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The Astros keep the series alive by winning Game 4 and send Nolan Ryan (10-12 3.80 Grade 10XG) to the mound against lefty Jerry Reuss (14-10 2.92 Grade 14Z) for LA.   The Astros again get the lead as they score 3 big runs in the 2nd. After a single by Phil Garner and double by Alan Ashby, Jerry Mumphrey would line a Reuss fastball over the fence in left. The Dodgers would get a run back in the 3rd as Mike Marshall would hit a sac fly. In the 5th the Dodgers would tie the game up as Mike Scioscia would triple in Mariano Duncan and Ryan would balk in Scioscia.   With the score 3-3 the Astros would bust the game wide open with 5 runs int he…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

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Game 4 with the Dodgers up 3-0 in the series features a pitching matchup of Orel Hershiser (19-3 2.03 Grade 20YZ) for the Dodgers and Bob Knepper (15-13 3.55 Grade 11Z) for the Astros.   The Astros would finally grab an early lead with 2 quick runs off Hershiser in the 1st. Glenn Davis would double home Jose Cruz and Dickie Thon. The Dodgers would get one run back in the 2nd and the other in the 3rd as Mariano Duncan scores on an error by Jerry Mumphrey. In the 5th the Astros would again grab the lead as Billy Doran would come up with a huge 2 out hit to make it 3-2 Astros. In the 6th Houston would add one more as Davis would hit a sac fly…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
We are back at the Astrodome for Game 3 and the Astros send Ron Mathis (3-5 6.04 Grade 1) to the mound opposite Fernando Valenzuela (17-10 2.45 Grade 19XG).   On paper this felt like a mis-match and it turned out to be that way as the Dodgers jump on Mathis for 4 quick runs in the first to knock him out of the game. Pedro Guerrero drives in 2 runs and Bill Madlock and Ken Landreaux also get RBI hits. From there it was all Fernando. He would take a no hitter into the 8th but pinch hitter Craig Reynolds would end the no-no with a single to center. Dickie Thon would single later in the inning to bring home Jerry Mumphrey to make it a 4-1 game. That…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
Game 2 with the Dodgers leading 1-0 has a pitching matchup of Mike Scott (18-8 3.29 Grade Y) to the bump against Bob Welch (14-4 2.31 Grade 14YZ).   The Dodgers once again come out strong with a big inning, this time 4 runs in the 2nd. RBI hits by Mike Scioscia and Pedro Guerrero aided by 2 Astro errors. The Astros could get nothing going against Welch as he only allowed 5 hits through 8. The Astros would try to get something going in the 9th with back to back doubles by Glenn Davis and Phil Garner. Welch would slam the door after that and the Dodgers win both games at home and go to Houston ahead 2-0 in the series.   Final Score: Dodgers 4, Astros 1 WP:…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
This Elite matchup features the #13 seed Houston Astros who upset the #4 New York Yankees and the #5 Los Angeles Dodgers who beat the Baltimore Orioles. The Astros will send Nolan Ryan (10-12 3.80 Grade 10XG) to the mound against Jerry Reuss (14-10 2.92 Grade 14Z).   The Astros come out of the gate and get 2 quick runs courtesy of a Kevin Bass homer. The Dodgers would answer back against Ryan in a huge way by scoring 5 runs. A single by Mariano Duncan and a couple walks would load the bases for Greg Brock who would line a grand slam homer to right. Two batters latter Ken Landreaux would line a Ryan fastball out to center for a homer. In the 2nd Mike Scioscia would take Ryan…
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1985 Elite 8 Set!

1985 Elite 8 Set!

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Dodgers, Expos, Mets, Tigers, White Sox
The Elite 8 is set and it is going to be a great one I think.   #1 St. Louis Cardinals will take on the #9 Chicago White Sox. Cardinals took down the Cubs 4 games to 1, while the White Sox swept the Reds 4-0.   #5 Los Angeles Dodgers will face #13 Houston Astros The Dodgers beat the Orioles in 6. The Astros upset the Yankees 4-1.   #3 New York Mets will play the #11 Detroit Tigers The Mets won the last 4 and beat the Padres in 6, while the Tigers cruised by the World Champ Royals 4-0   #2 Toronto Blue Jays will square off with the #10 Montreal Expos The Blue Jays took down the Red Sox in 6 games and the Expos beat…
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