Out Of The Park 1993 Tournament – Elite 8 – Blue Jays vs White Sox

Out Of The Park 1993 Tournament – Elite 8 – Blue Jays vs White Sox

1993 Tournament, Blue Jays, OOTP, White Sox
Blue Jays go out to commanding 3-0 series lead before the White Sox charge back to even the series at 3. Blue Jays win Game 7 to move onto the semifinals to meet the Texas Rangers who beat the 1 seed Braves. Roborto Alomar bats .458 to win series MVP honors.   Box scores below. [caption id="attachment_1915" align="alignnone" width="640"] jays-sox 93[/caption]
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1985 Tournament Results – Mets beat Blue Jays in 6

1985 Tournament Results – Mets beat Blue Jays in 6

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
When I set up the bracket, this was a series I was hoping would pan out. The Blue Jays had such a good team in 85 and a matchup with them and the up and coming 98 win Mets would be fun. It turned out to be a very good series and fun to play. The Blue Jays could not get any hits with runners in scoring position, and scored 1 run or fewer in 4 of the 6 games. Gooden was his normal dominate self and the Mets would win both games Toronto ace Dave Stieb pitched. The Mets will now move on to face the Los Angeles Dodgers in what could be a pitching classic as both rotations are real good. Can the Dodgers muster enough offense to…
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Blue Jays

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
The Blue Jays back home down 3-2 send their ace Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y) to the mound against righty Ron Darling (16-6 2.90 Grade 15Y). What a great pitching classic this game was! Stieb would work out of trouble the first 4 innings as the Mets would strand 5 runners. Darling would not allow a hit until the 6th when the Blue Jays would get 2 singles and have 1st and 3rd but he would Lloyd Moseby into a ground out. In the 8th the Blue Jays again would get 2 on against Darling but he would get the 6-4-3 double play from Tony Fernandez. Each starter goes 9 scoreless innings before giving way to the bullpen.   In the 11th Wally Backman would lead off the inning…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Mets

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Mets

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
Pivotal Game 5 with the series tied at 2 has a pitching matchup of Jim Clancy (9-6 3.78 Grade 5ZG) for the Blue Jays and Dwight Gooden (24-4 1.53 Grade 25XYZG).   The Mets would start the scoring in Game 5 as they would pick up 2 runs in the second. Lenny Dykstra and Wally Backman (again) driving in runs with RBI singles. Clancy would settle and match Gooden with 0's on the board. The Blue Jays would get their first hit in the 4th as Garth Iorg would get a single and would advance to second. Gooden would strikeout both Jesse Barfield and Willie Upshaw to end the threat.   It would remain 2-0 Mets until the 9th inning as the Blue Jays would get their second hit, again…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Mets

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Mets

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
Blue Jays get back in the series with a win in Game 3 and they send Jimmy Key (14-6 3.00 Grade 14Z) to the hill opposite Sid Fernandez (9-9 2.80 Grade 10XY).   The Blue Jays would finally strike first as they pick up a run in the 3rd as Garth Iorg singles in Tony Fernandez. In the bottom of the 4th the Mets would get that run right back as Darryl Strawberry connects again in this tournament. The pitchers would settle in after that and lock this game down as we would go to the 9th still 1-1.   In the top of the 9th, Jesse Barfield would draw a walk and Willie Upshaw would take the Fernandez offering over the centerfield wall for a 3-1 lead. Mets fans…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Mets

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Mets

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
Mets take both games in Toronto and send Ed Lynch (10-8 3.44 Grade 10Z) to the mound against Doyle Alexander (17-10 3.45 Grade 13Z).   Once again the Mets come out and get a lead as Gary Carter gets a 2 out single to score Lenny Dykstra. We would remain 1-0 until the 6th when the Jays bats would finally come alive. The Jays would bat around and score 6 runs as Lloyd Moseby would drive in 2 runs and Jesse Barfield and Willie Upshaw would also add RBI hits.   With the Blue Jays ahead 6-1 Alexander would take care of the rest as he would go the distance only allowing 4 hits as the Jays get a much needed win to get back into this series.   Final…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
Mets take home field in Game 1 and send Ron Darling (16-6 2.90 Grade 15Y) to the mound against Blue Jay ace Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y).   Pitchers throw up 0's through 3 innings, but the Mets would break through in the top of the 4th. Keith Hernandez would line a Stieb curveball out to right field to give the Mets a 1-0 advantage. Next man up Gary Carter would do the same, lining a pitch out to center for a 2-0. The Blue Jays would answer with a run of their own in the bottom half as Lloyd Moseby would join in on the solo homer fun.   The score would remain 2-1 Mets until the 7th when Wally Backman would triple down the right field line…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Blue Jays

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mets
Big time matchup here in the semi-finals as the Mets square off against the Blue Jays. Game 1 from Toronto features a pitching matchup of Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden (24-4 1.53 Grade 25XYZG) versus Jim Clancy (9-6 3.78 Grade 5ZG).   The Mets come right out of the gate and get 2 runs in the first as Gary Carter would go yard off Clancy to score 2. In the 4th they would add another run as Lenny Dykstra would hit a sac fly scoring Ray Knight. In the 5th they would get more insurance as Darryl Strawberry would single home a run to make it 4-0.   In the bottom half of the 5th the Jays would finally break through against Gooden as Tony Fernandez would line a double…
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1985 Tournament Results – Blue Jays beat up Expos in 5

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
The Blue Jays beat up on their country mates with a 4-1 series win. Blue Jays hitting rock Expos pitching scoring early in most games and putting the pressure on the Expos offense. The Expos fought back with a big win in Game 3 but the Jays rebounded. This sets up a monster matchup between 2 of the best teams in baseball Blue Jays vs Mets. With a Final Four of St. Louis, Los Angeles, Toronto, and New York this is going to be fun.   Game 1: Blue Jays 5, Expos 2 Game 2: Blue Jays 10, Expos 3 Game 3: Expos 6, Blue Jays 5 Game 4: Blue Jays 6, Expos 1 Game 5: Blue Jays 7, Expos 2
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