Out Of The Park 1993 Tournament – Elite 8 – Phillies vs Expos

Out Of The Park 1993 Tournament – Elite 8 – Phillies vs Expos

1993 Tournament, Expos, OOTP, Phillies
The #6 seed Montreal Expos take out the #3 seed and NL Champ Phillies 4 games to 3. The Expos would race out to a 3-1 series lead before the Phillies would come back to force Game 7 in Philadelphia. The Expos would bring the bats to Game 7 and crack 3 homers including one by series MVP Marquis Grissom (.483 3HR 9RBI). The Expos will move on to face the winner of the Astros/Mariners series.   Recaps below.
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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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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Game 5 with the Blue Jays up 3-1 has a starting pitching matchup of Jimmy Key (14-6 3.00 Grade 14Z) for the Blue Jays and Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L).   The Blue Jays once again go big on the first inning. This time plating 5 runs, 3 run opposite field homer by Willie Upshaw and 2 batters later a 2 run homer by Jesse Barfield. After the big inning Expos pitching would settle but Key was in control of the game as we have a score of 5-0 through 6 innings. In the 7th the Blue Jays would add to their lead. Willie Upshaw would draw a walk and Barfield would go deep again to give the Blue Jays a 7-0 lead. The Expos would try to get…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Game 4 with the Jays up 2-1 has a pitching matchup of lefty Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) for the Expos and Doyle Alexander (17-10 Grade 13Z) for the Blue Jays.   The Blue Jays would do what they did in Games 1 and 2 and score 3 runs in the 1st. Lloyd Moseby would single in Garth Iorg and George Bell would triple in 2. The Jays would keep the pressure on with another run in the 4th as Damaso Garcia hits a sac fly. In the 5th the Expos finally get on the scoreboard with a run as pinch hitter U L Washington triples down the right field line. The Blue Jays would get that run back and one more in the 6th as Jesse Barfield goes…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Blue Jays @ Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Huge Game 3 for the Expos as they send Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8ZG) to the mound against Dave Stieb (14-13 2.48 Grade 16Y).   The Expos would get out on top in the 2nd as Tim Wallach would line a homer to right center off Stieb. The Jays would answer big in 3rd with a 4 spot. RBI by Damaso Garcia followed by a 3 run homer by Garth Iorg leads the way. In the 5th they would add another run in the 5th as Iorg again would drive in a run.   With the score 5-1 the Expos would get a couple runs in the bottom of the 8th. Hubie Brooks and Terry Francona with big RBI hits. In the bottom of the 9th the Expos would…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
Blue Jays win Game 1 and they send Jim Clancy (9-6 3.78 Grade 5ZG) to the mound against Montreal ace Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ).   The Blue Jays once again would come out fast and once again get 3 in the 1st. Rance Mulliniks would double in 2 runs and Willie Upshaw would double in Mulliniks. They would add a run in the 2nd as Damaso Garcia would sac fly Jesse Barfield in. Clancy would not give up any runs through 5 but the Expos would get 2 runs in the 6th highlighted by a homer by Tim Raines to make it 4-2 Blue Jays.   In the 7th the Expos would get a run closer as Mike Fitzgerald would take the Clancy offering over the wall in…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos @ Blue Jays

1985, 1985 Tournament, Blue Jays, Expos
This Elite matchup up will feature the teams of Canada, the #10 seed Montreal Expos and the #2 seed Toronto Blue Jays. The Expos beat the Angels in 7, and the Blue Jays put away the Red Sox in 6.   Pitching matchup for Game 1 is Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L) for the Expos and lefty Jimmy Key (14-6 3.00 Grade 14Z) for the Blue Jays.   The Blue Jays come out of the gate as the first two men reach and Lloyd Moseby drills a 3 run homer to center. In the top of the 5th the Expos would chip away at that lead scoring 2 runs. Tim Wallach would walk in front of Mitch Webster who would line a homer to left. The Jays would get…
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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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