1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals beat Cubs 4-1

1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals beat Cubs 4-1

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Cubs had golden opportunities in Game 1 and 2 to steal a game from their division rivals but couldn't seal the deal. The Cardinals showed why they are a #1 seed in winning a series when they got very little from ROY Vince Coleman and MVP Willie McGee.   Game 1 - Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 Game 2 - Cardinals 3, Cubs 3 Game 3 - Cardinals 6, Cubs 2 Game 4 - Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 Game 5 - Cardinals 6, Cubs 2   Cardinals move on to face the winner of the #8 Cincinnati Reds/ #9 Chicago White Sox series in the Elite 8.
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Cardinals still up 3-1 send ace lefty John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZ) against Dennis Eckersley (11-7 3.08 Grade 10YZ).   The Cardinals jump on Eckersley quick as they get 2 runs in the top of the first. Jack Clark doubles in Tommy Herr and Andy Van Slyke singles in Clark. The Cardinals would pad their lead in the 5th with a run, Clark again with an RBI double. With Tudor in control the Cubs finally get to him in the 7th. Keith Moreland triples to lead off the inning and Leon Durham hits a big 2 run homer to get the Cubs within one at 3-2. Tudor would settle and get the next 3 batters.   With the score 3-2 the Cardinals would add huge insurance runs in the…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
The Cardinals took both games in St. Louis and send Danny Cox (18-9 2.88 Grade 15Z) to the mound, the Cubs counter with 84 Cy Young Winner Rick Sutcliffe (8-8 3.18 Grade 9XZ).   The Cardinals would come out early and get a run in the first as Andy Van Slyke singles home Tommy Herr. The Cubs would answer right back with 2 in the bottom half. Keith Moreland and Leon Durham with RBI. Cardinals would bust out in the 3rd with 4 big runs. Van Slyke would double home 2 and Terry Pendleton would drive home 2 more with a clutch single.   With the score 5-2, Cox went into cruise control, only allowing 2 more hits the rest of the way. The complete game win gives the Cardinals…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Game 2 with the Cardinals leading 1-0 features a starting matchup of Steve Trout (9-7 3.39 Grade 8) for the Cubs and Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) for the Cards.   The Cubs would come out of the gate in the first swinging the lumber. Ryne Sandberg take Andujar deep to center for a homer and 2 batters later Keith Moreland would do the same. With the score 2-0 Cubs the Cardinals would tie it up in the 2nd. Tom Nieto would single in Jack Clark and Andujar would lace a double to score Andy Van Slyke.   The score would remain 2-2 until the 5th when the Cardinals would grab the lead with 2 runs. An error by Chris Speier would allow Vince Coleman to reach first where…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
The 1985 Tournament is now underway and the first matchup in the Sweet 16 is the #1 seed St. Louis Cardinals vs the #16 seed Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals finished the season 101-61, 1st in the NL East and National League champs. The Cubs coming off a World Series appearance the year before finished a disappointing 77-84, 4th in the NL East.   The Cubs will send Dennis Eckersley (11-7 3.08 Grade 10YZ) vs John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZ) for the Cardinals. Pitchers would shut the bats down for the first three innings as we would remain scoreless. In the bottom of the 4th the Cardinals would put 2 on the board. Jack Clark would single in Tommy Herr and Terry Pendelton would double in Clark. The Cubs would…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Padres beat Cubs 3 games to 1

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Padres beat Cubs 3 games to 1

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Padres win the 1984 NLCS replay 3 games to 1.   Game 1 Padres 3, Cubs 1   Game 2 Padres 2, Cubs 1   Game 3 Cubs 7, Padres 3   Game 4 Padres 5, Cubs 0   Cubs bats only showed up in Game 3. Padres get great pitching throughout and some timely hitting to win the series. Padres move onto the World Series to face the winner of the Tigers/Royals ALCS.  
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Cubs vs Padres

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Cubs vs Padres

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Padres leading 2-1 in the best of 5 send Tim Lollar (11-13 3.91 Grade 7) to the mound against Scott Sanderson (8-5 3.14 Grade 9).   The Padres get on the board first as Garry Templeton singles and up to the plate comes pitcher Tim Lollar. Instead of laying down the bunt Lollar lines a Sanderson pitch out of the park to right. Later in the inning Terry Kennedy would line a 2 hit scoring Alan Wiggins to give the Padres a 3-0 lead.   Lollar would take over from there as he was dominate on the mound and in the batters box. He would hold the Cubs scoreless on just 3 hits. The Cubs bats never got going in this series. Padre pitching was good throughout and they got…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Cubs vs Padres

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Cubs vs Padres

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Must win Game 3 of the NLCS for the Cubs as they send Dennis Eckersley (10-8 3.03 Grade 10) to the mound versus Ed Whitson (14-8 3.24 Grade 11).   Cubs in a much win game strike first in the 5th as Bobby Dernier hits a homer down the left field line to give the Cubs a 1-0 lead. The would add another in the 6th as Jody Davis lines a single to score Gary Matthews. The Padres would answer as veteran Graig Nettles lines a homer to make it 2-1 Cubs.   In the top of the 7th the Cubs bats finally awoke. Dernier, Ryne Sandberg, and Matthews all reach base for Leon Durham. Durham would line the Dave Dravecky fastball over the fence in right for a grand…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Padres vs Cubs

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Padres vs Cubs

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Game 2 of the 1984 NLCS from Wrigley features Mark Thurmond (14-8 2.97 Grade 13) for the Padres versus Steve Trout (13-7 3.41 Grade 11) for the Cubbies.   Another strong outing by both starters as this game we go scoreless through 5 innings. The Cubs would get on the board with a run in the 6th courtesy of a 2 out triple by Ryne Sandberg. Trout would keep the Cubs off the board until the 8th when pinch hitter Kurt Bevacqua would line a double to score Garry Templeton and Alan Wiggins would single to score Bevacqua.   With the score 2-1 Padres going into the bottom of the 8th the Padres employed the same tactic as they did in Game 1. Craig Lefferts would take care of the…
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1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Padres vs Cubs

1984 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 1 – Padres vs Cubs

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Cubs, NLCS, Padres
Game 1 of the 1984 NLCS Replay from Wrigley Field features a starting pitching matchup of Eric Show (15-9 3.40 Grade 12) vs Cy Young winner Rick Sutcliffe (16-1 2.69 Grade 15) for the Cubs.   The starters were in complete control as we go 6 full innings of scoreless baseball. The Padres would finally dent the scoreboard with 3 in the 7th off Sutcliffe. Carmelo Martinez with a sac-fly RBI, Garry Templeton with a RBI single, and Show of all people with RBI double (ironic since Sutcliffe homered off Show in the actual 84 Game 1).   The Cubs would try to get back in the game with a run of their own in the bottom half. Larry Bowa with a big RBI single that would also leave the…
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