1981 Season Replay – Astros vs Dodgers

1981 Season Replay – Astros vs Dodgers

1981, Astros, Dodgers
Big time early season matchup between division favorites from Chavez Ravine.   Opening Day - Dodger Stadium  4-9-81 Dodgers 4, Astros 3 WP: Fernando Valenzuela (1-0) LP: Dave Smith (0-1) Save: Steve Howe (1) HR's: Astros - Alan Ashby (1) Dodgers - Ken Landreaux (1), Dusty Baker (1)   4-11-81 Dodgers 10, Astros 0 WP: Jerry Reuss (1-0) LP: Don Sutton (0-1) HR's: Dodgers - Ron Cey 2 (2), Pedro Guerrero (1) Reuss with a 3 hit shutout   4-12-81 Dodgers 4, Astros 3 WP: Burt Hooton (1-0) LP: Bob Knepper (0-1) HR's: Astros - Denny Walling (1), Dodgers - Ron Cey (3)   Dodgers send a message with opening series sweep of the Astros.  
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1978 Tournament Results – Padres beat Dodgers 4-2

1978 Tournament Results – Padres beat Dodgers 4-2

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Padres with the big upset and beat the Dodgers 4-2. Game 1 - Padres 1, Dodgers 0 Game 2 - Padres 2, Dodgers 0 Game 3 - Dodgers 9, Padres 2 Game 4 - Dodgers 5, Padres 2 Game 5 - Padres 1, Dodgers 0 Game 6 - Padres 7, Dodgers 2 Dodgers shut out 3 times. Just could not get hits with runners in scoring position. MVP's: Gaylord Perry and Randy Jones go a combined 4-0 and only allow 2 runs. Incredible!!
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Must win Game 6 for the Dodgers from Dodger Stadium. The Padres send lefty Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) to the hill versus Burt Hooton (19-10 2.71 Grade 15). Dodgers offense again would fail to take advantage of early base runners and strand 4 through 2 innings. The Padres would jump on top in the top half of the 3rd. Dave Winfield with a bases loaded triple to give the Padres a 3-0 lead and take the wind out of the crowd. The Dodgers would scratch back in it getting single runs in the 4th and the 7th to make it 3-2 going into the 8th. The Padres would then put the game away as Winfield again would provide the big hit with a long 2 run homer to…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
The Dodgers having climbed their way back into the series send Don Sutton (15-11 3.55 Grade 11) to the mound versus Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15). This game is one of the reasons I love replaying baseball and why I just love baseball in particular. Anything can and often will happen. Sutton and Perry do what they do best get outs in bunches as the score is 0-0 heading to the bottom of the 5th. That is when Ozzie Smith stepped to the plate and hits a homer down the right field line. Now Ozzie only hit 1 homer all year in 78. The dice roll had to be 66's twice in a row for this outcome. Just flat unbelievable!! That would be the only run that Perry would need as…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Game 4 has the Dodgers sending young right hander Bob Welch (7-4 2.02 Grade 13) to the hill against Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9). For the first time in the series the Dodgers would strike first. The get 3 in the first off Owchinko, RBI single by Reggie Smith is followed by a 2 run homer by Steve Garvey. Welch would not give up a run until Gene Tenace would hit a curve ball over the left field wall to make it 3-1 Dodgers. The Dodgers would give Welch some breathing room with 2 more runs in the 6th. Davey Lopes and Bill Russell with huge RBI hits. The Dodgers would bring in Terry Forster in to get the save and even the series. 4 games all won by…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Almost a must win Game 3 for the Dodgers and they send Tommy John (17-10 3.30 Grade 12) to the mound. The Padres trying to take complete control send Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6). The Padres would jump out on top getting 2 quick runs off John in the first inning. RBI by Gene Richards and Dave Winfield puts the pressure on the Dodgers offense. They would finally respond with a run in the 4th via RBI double by Ron Cey. They would come right back and get 2 more in the 5th Steve Garvey and Cey once again driving in runs. With the score 3-2 the Dodgers would break the game open scoring 3 in the 8th and 3 more in the 9th. John would go the distance…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Game 2 features lefty Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) opposite right Burt Hooton (19-10 2.71 Grade 15). Another game, another top flight pitching match up. Jones and Hooton would be in control until the Padres would get 2 in the 4th. RBI double by Gene Richards and RBI single by Oscar Gamble account for the runs. This would be more than Jones would need as he would go the distance only allowing 3 hits. The Padres have come into Chavez Ravine and took the first two games while holding the Dodgers scoreless. Padres win 2-0 and take a 2-0 lead in the series as it shifts to San Diego Stadium. Final Score: Padres 2, Dodgers 0 WP: Randy Jones (2-0) LP: Burt Hooton (0-1) HR's: None
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #14 seed San Diego Padres vs. the #3 Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres finished 84-78 and 4th in the NL West. The Dodgers finished 95-67 and was NL West and National League Champions. The Padres send Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) to the mound vs Don Sutton (15-11 3.55 Grade 11). This game featured two top level pitchers and they didn't disappoint. Perry goes 7 innings giving up 6 hits and no runs. Sutton goes 8 innings and only gives up one run as a lead off walk to Bill Almon would result in the lone run of the game scoring. Rollie Fingers would get the last 6 outs and the Padres come out and take home field away with a 1-0 victory.…
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