1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 3 – Phillies at Astros

1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 3 – Phillies at Astros

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Astros, NLCS, Phillies
The Astros having taken both games in Philadelphia send Joe Niekro (20-12 3.55 Grade 13Z) to the mound against Larry Christensen (5-1 4.03 Grade 4YZ) for the Phillies.   The Phillies again come out of the gate a grab an early lead with a run in the 2nd. Bob Boone sends in Greg Luzinski with an RBI single. The Astros would answer with 2 big runs in the 3rd. Joe Morgan singles in Terry Puhl and Jose Cruz singles in Enos Cabell. The Phillies would answer right back with 2 of their own in the 5th. Bake McBride triples in Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt hits a sac fly to center to give the Phillies the 3-2 lead.   The bottom of the 4th was huge for the Astros as…
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1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 2 – Astros at Phillies

1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 2 – Astros at Phillies

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, Astros, NLCS, Phillies
The Astros look to take both games in Philly send Nolan Ryan (11-10 3.35 Grade 13X) to the mound against Dick Ruthven (17-10 3.55 Grade 11Z).   The Phillies down 1-0 in the series grab the early lead with a run in the first via Bake McBride solo blast off Ryan. In the 3rd the Phillies would add another run as Pete Rose would double and one out later Mike Schmidt would double down the line to score Rose. Ruthven was pitching great until the Astros finally break through with a run in the 5th as Art Howe hits a curve ball over the centerfield wall.   In the 6th the Astros would get 3 big runs as Jose Cruz would double in Terry Puhl and Cesar Cedano would blast…
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1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 1 – Astros at Phillies

1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 1 – Astros at Phillies

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, Astros, NLCS, Phillies
Game 1 of the ALCS has a pitching matchup of Ken Forsch (12-13 3.20 Grade 13Z) for the Astros against Cy Young winner Steve Carlton (24-9 2.34 Grade 19XZ) for the Phillies.   Forsch and Carlton keep the offenses at bay in the first 3 innings. In the 4th the Astros would finally break through against Carlton. Jose Cruz would double in Enos Cabell and then Cesar Cedano would launch a homer to dead centerfield to make it 3-0. The Phillies would dent the scoreboard in the 5th as Mike Schmidt just misses a homer as he triples off the top of the wall in the left center to drive in Pete Rose. In the 8th the Phillies would get a double from Rose and a walk to Bake McBride…
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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

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
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

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
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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