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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1985 Tournament Results – Astros beat Yankees 4-1

1985 Tournament Results – Astros beat Yankees 4-1

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Yankees
This series can be summed up simply as the Yankee offense (which was pretty explosive) didn't show up. Runners left on base and a lot of double play balls sealed their fate. The Astros got just enough pitching and hitting to stay in control the whole series. The Astros will move on to face their rivals Los Angeles Dodgers in the Elite 8.   Game 1: Astros 4, Yankees 3 Game 2: Astros 5, Yankees 4 Game 3: Yankees 3, Astros 1 Game 4: Astros 3, Yankees 1 Game 5: Astros 7, Yankees 0
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Yankees at Astros

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Yankees at Astros

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Yankees
Game 5 from Houston has the Yankees down 3-1 and sending Ron Guidry (22-6 3.27 Grade 14YZ) to the mound opposite Bob Knepper (15-13 3.55 Grade 11Z).   The Astros would score 2 in the first off Guidry. Jose Cruz would single in Bill Doran and Dickie Thon to put the pressure on the Yankees. The Astros would continue that pressure with 3 more in the 4th as Mark Bailey would line a 3 run homer to center. With the score 5-0 the Astros would add more insurance in the 6th as Knepper would help himself with a triple down the right field line to score 2.   This would be more than enough for Knepper as he would go the distance and shutout the Yankees and close out the…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Yankees at Astros

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Yankees at Astros

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Yankees
Astros look to put the Yankees against the wall send Ron Mathis (3-5 6.04 Grade 1) to the mound versus Joe Cowley (12-6 3.95 Grade 6Y) for the Yankees.   The pitchers are in control early as the game stays scoreless through 5 inning. The Yankees would finally dent the scoreboard with a run in the 6th. Rickey Henderson would single and steal second and would be driven home by Don Mattingly. The Astros would answer right back in the bottom half with 2 runs. Kevin Bass would triple home Graig Reynolds and Jose Cruz would single home Bass. The Astros would score another run in the bottom of the 7th courtesy of a pinch hit RBI double by Terry Puhl.   Frank Dipino and Dave Smith would get the…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Yankees at Astros

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Yankees at Astros

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Yankees
Game 3 from the Astrodome with the Astros leading 2-0 has Phil Niekro (16-12 4.09 Grade 8YW) pitching for the Yankees and Mike Scott (18-8 3.29 Grade 13Y) for the Astros.   Pitchers would come out early in control as Niekro and Scott keep it scoreless through 5 innings. The Yankees would break the ice with a run in the 6th. Willie Randolph would double in Don Mattingly for the 1-0 lead. The Astros would answer with a run in the 7th as Mark Bailey would line a knuckleball out to left to tie it up.   This game like last game would go to extras. Astro and Yankee relivers would keep it 1-1 until the 13th. A 2 out error by Bailey would give the Yankees a base runner,…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros at Yankees

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros at Yankees

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Yankees
Game 2 with the Astros leading 1-0 features a pitching matchup of Nolan Ryan (10-12 3.80 Grade 10X) for the Astros and Joe Niekro (11-13 3.83 Grade 8) for the Yankees.   The Astros once again come out swinging getting 2 runs in the first. Kevin Bass would drive in Graig Reynolds and Bill Doran. The Yankees would get those 2 back plus 1 in the 2nd, as Mike Pagliarulo drives a 3 run homer to right. The Astros tie the game up in the 5th as Jerry Mumphrey again hits a homer, this time to center to tie the game. In the bottom of the 6th Pagliarulo would step to the plate and once again drive a homer to right to tie it at 4.   The score would…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros at Yankees

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros at Yankees

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Yankees
Sweet 16 matchup from Yankee Stadium. Houston Astros finished 83-79 and 3rd in NL West, while the New York Yankees finished 97-64 and 2nd in AL East. The Yankees send Ron Guidry (22-6 3.37 Grade 14YZ) to the mound versus Bob Knepper (15-13 3.55 Grade 11Z).   The Astros gets a quick run in the first as Jose Cruz doubles in Bill Doran. In the bottom of the first Rickey Henderson would lead off the game with a homer to left. The score would remain 1-1 until the 4th when Jerry Mumphrey would hit a 2 out, 3 run homer off Guidry. The Yankees would get a run back in the 6th as Butch Wynegar would double in Dave Winfield.   The Yankees would enter the 9th down 4-2. They…
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1981 Season Replay – Braves vs Astros

1981 Season Replay – Braves vs Astros

1981, 1981 Season, Astros, Braves
Astros bounce back from getting swept by the Dodgers to take 2 of 3 from the Braves.   4-13-81 Astros 6, Braves 2 WP: Nolan Ryan (1-0) LP: Rick Mahler (0-1) HR's: Astros - Alan Ashby (2)   4-14-81 Astros 2, Braves 1 WP: Joe Niekro (1-0) LP: Bob Walk (0-1) Save: Joe Sambito (1) HR's: Braves - Chris Chambliss (1)   4-15-81 Braves 4, Astros 2 WP: Gaylord Perry (1-0) LP: Don Sutton (0-2) Save: Rick Camp (2) HR's: Braves - Bruce Benedict (1)
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