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 – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985 Tournament Results – Expos beat Angels in 7

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The #10 seed Montreal Expos go into Anaheim and take games 6 and 7 to win the series. Joe Hesketh was huge as he gets 2 big wins in Games 3 and 7. Angels hit the ball out of the park but couldn't get enough base runners to score enough runs. Tim Raines come up big in the back half of the series. The Expos move onto to face the winner of the #2 Blue Jays and #15 Red Sox.   Game 1: Angels 6, Expos 2 Game 2: Expos 6, Angels 5 Game 3: Expos 3, Angels 2 Game 4: Angels 8, Expos 3 Game 5: Angels 3, Expos 2 Game 6: Expos 6, Angels 4 Game 7: Expos 4, Angels 0
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Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 7 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Expos having forced Game 7 send Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) to the mound as the Angels send Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL).   Pitchers keep the bats at bay for the first 3 innings, but the Expos would break through for a run in the 4th as a sac fly from Terry Francona scores Vance Law. In the 6th the Expos would add 2 more. Tim Raines would homer to lead off the inning and Tim Wallach would drive in a run with an RBI single. In the 9th Mitch Webster would homer to center to give the Expos a 4-0 lead. This would be more than enough for Hesketh as he would go the distance allowing only 2 hits. What a performance in a Game 7…
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Angles lead 3-2 and coming home send Don Sutton (13-8 3.89 Grade 7Z) to the mound and the Expos send Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8Z).   The Expos come out of the gate in the 1st with 2 runs. Hubie Brooks and Terry Francona with RBI singles. The Angels would get those right back in the bottom as Rob Carew would triple in a run and Reggie Jackson would bring in Carew. It would remain 2-2 until the 4th when the Expos would put up a 3 spot, courtesy of a 3 run homer by Tim Raines. The Angels would get one back in the bottom half as Bobby Grich would homer off Gullickson.   The Expos would pick up an insurance run in the 8th to make it…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Critical Game 5 from Montreal has a starting pitching matchup of Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y) versus Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ).   The Expos would jump out to a 1-0 lead in the 1st as Vance Law takes Witt deep. Pitchers would be in control after that until the 6th when Tim Raines would walk, steal 2nd, and be driven home by Law. Smith would cruise through 8 innings and with one out he would walk Ruppert Jones. Reggie Jackson would step to the plate and do what he has done all of his career and drive a homer to right to tie the game. After a strikeout of Doug DeCinces, Bobby Grich drives a Smith pitch out to center to give the Angels a 3-2 lead.…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
The Expos now lead the series 2-1 and they send Bill Laskey (5-16 4.91 Grade 2L) to the hill as the Angels send Kirk McCaskill (12-12 4.70 Grade 4Z).   The Angels in deperate need of win come out and get the games first run in the 2nd. Dick Schofield once again with a big hit to score Doug DeCinces. In the 4th they would give McCaskill 4 more runs to play with. Gary Pettis with a 2 run double the big hit of the inning. The Expos would get 3 runs back in the 5th as Tim Raines and Mitch Webster would drive in big runs.   With the score 5-3 Angels, California would put the game away in the 8th with 3 more. Brian Downing would have a…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Angels at Expos

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Pivotal Game 3 with the series tied at one has a pitching showdown of Ron Romanick (14-9 4.11 Grade 6ZL) for the Angels and lefty Joe Hesketh (10-5 2.49 Grade 13YZ) for the Expos.   Pitchers come out hot early as the game is scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Angels would score 2 runs, one run scores on an error by Hubie Brooks and the other via single to center by Dick Schofield. With the score 2-0 Angles in the 6th, the Expos would finally break through against Romanick. Andre Dawson would reach base and Terry Francona would reach via error before Tim Wallach would jack a 3 run homer to left. This would be all Hesketh would need as he would set the next nine hitters…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
Game 2 with the Angels leading 1-0 features a pitching matchup of Bill Gullickson (14-12 3.52 Grade 8Z) for the Expos and Don Sutton (15-10 Grade 7Z) for the Angels.   The Expos once again would come out of the gate with 2 runs in the first. This time Hubie Brooks triples in a run and Terry Francona drives in Brooks. They would add 3 more in the 2nd. Tim Raines with an RBI and Andre Dawson with a 2 run double. The Angels would add single runs in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th to make the game 5-3 Expos after 5.   The score would remain 5-3 until 2 outs in the bottom of the ninth and Jeff Reardon on the hill. Reggie Jackson would single and then Doug…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Expos at Angels

1985, 1985 Tournament, Angels, Expos
This Sweet matchup is between the #10 Montreal Expos and the #7 California Angels. The Expos finished the season 84-77 3rd in NL East, while the Angels finished 90-72 just 1 game back of the Royals in the AL West.   The Expos send Bryn Smith (18-5 2.91 Grade 14YZ) to the mound against Mike Witt (15-9 3.56 Grade 12Y). The Expos would come out of the gate with 2 runs in the first. A 2 run double by Hubie Brooks scores Vance Law and Andre Dawson. The Angels would answer right back with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Ruppert Jones and ageless Reggie Jackson go back to back to right field. The Angels would add two more in the 2nd, Dick Schofield and Brian Downing…
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1981 Season Replay – Expos vs Pirates

1981 Season Replay – Expos vs Pirates

1981, Expos, Pirates
Expos travel to Pittsburgh for this opening series.   Opening Day - Three Rivers Stadium 4-9-81 Pirates 8, Expos 7 (11 innings) WP: Kent Tekulve (1-0) LP: Bill Lee (0-1) HR's: Pirates - Jason Thompson (1), Tony Pena (1)   4-11-81 Pirates 4, Expos 3 WP: Enrique Romo (1-0) LP: Bill Gullickson (0-1) Save: Kent Tekulve (1) HR's: None   4-12-81 Expos 6, Pirates 5 WP: Scott Sanderson (1-0) LP: Rod Scurry (0-1) Save: Jeff Reardon (1) HR's: Expos - Gary Carter 2 (2)   Three 1 run games between these two teams.
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