1981 Season Replay – Angels at Mariners

1981 Season Replay – Angels at Mariners

1981, 1981 Season, Angels, Mariners
Opening four game series from Kingdome.   Opening Day - Kingdome 4-9-81 Mariners 2, Angels 0 WP: Glenn Abbott (1-0) LP: Geoff Zahn (0-1) HR's: None Abbott with a 3 hitter   4-10-81 Angels 13, Mariners 1 WP: Ken Forsch (1-0) LP: Floyd Bannister (0-1) HR's: Angels - Butch Hobson (1), Bobby Clark 3 (3), Mariners - Bruce Bochte (1) Clark comes in due to an injury and hits 3 straight homers. Never had that happen in my 20+ years of rolling the dice that I can remember.   4-11-81 Angels 3, Mariners 1 WP: Mike Witt (1-0) LP: Ken Clay (0-1) Save: Don Aase (1) HR's: None   4-12-81 Angels 13, Mariners 4 WP: Steve Renko (1-0) LP: Jerry Don Gleaton (0-1) HR's: Angels - Bobby Grich (1)  …
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Mariners

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Mariners

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Mariners
Must win game 3 for the Mariners as they return home to the Kingdome. The Expos start Woodie Fryman  (5-7 3.61 Grade 4) against Glenn Abbott (7-15 5.27 Grade 1). Well the Mariners needed a strong pitching performance but it was not to be. The Expos get all over Abbott scoring 7 runs in 3 innings. Andre Dawson connects on a long homer in the 1st. Dave Cash connects on a 3 run shot in the second, and Warren Cromartie jacks a two run shot in the 3rd. This would be all the Expos would need despite a rally by the Mariners to get within 2 runs in the 7th. Darold Knowles would come in late and hold off the Mariners for the save and the series win 3-0. WP:…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Expos

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Expos

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Mariners
Mariners look to steal game 2 and thus home field advantage send Paul Mitchell (8-14 4.18 Grade 4) to the mound, while Montreal counters with Steve Rogers (13-10 2.47 Grade 16). This one was over quick as the Expos strike for 6 in the 2nd inning including big RBI hits by pitcher Rogers and Ellis Valentine. The Mariners would scratch out a run against Rogers in the 7th but it was too late. Expos add 4 more insurance runs in the 8th courtesy of a Gary Carter grand slam homer making it 10-1. That would be the final score as Montreal takes a commanding 2-0 lead. WP: Steve Rogers (1-0) LP: Paul Mitchell (1-1) HR's: Gary Carter (1) Mariners go back home to the Kingdome down 2-0.
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Expos

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Expos

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Mariners
This second round play in series matches the #26 Seattle Mariners who defeated the #25 Toronto Blue Jays against the #16 Montreal Expos. The Mariners will attempt to knock out both Canadian teams from this tournament. The winner of this series will face the #1 seed and World Champion New York Yankees. The Mariners are sending Rick Honeycutt (5-11 4.89 Grade 1) to the mound opposite 20 game winner Ross Grimsley (20-11 3.05 Grade 14). The Expos would waste no time scoring runs with 2 in the 3rd and 4th and single runs in the 4th and 5th. Honeycutt would be chased after 4 and the 6 runs through 5 was more than enough for Grimsley. Grimsley would go all nine just giving up 2 runs on 5 hits and…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Blue Jays VS Mariners

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Blue Jays VS Mariners

1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners, Tournament
Game 3 saw Toronto fighting for its tournament life and starting Jim Clancy. Clancy could not stop the hot Seattle offense as Seattle plated 5 runs in the first 5 innings. Toronto also added 3 runs in the fifth aided by John Mayberry's homer to right. The big blow came when Craig Reynolds launched his second homer of the series in the 6th. The 3 run shot put the game out of reach and the Mariners into the next round where they will match up with the 16 seed Montreal Expos. Those two teams will play to see who will play in the sweet sixteen round. Final Score: Mariners 10, Blue Jays 4 WP: Jim Colborn (1-0) LP: Jim Clancy (0-1) HR's: Toronto - John Mayberry (1) Seattle - Craig…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners
Game 2 with the Mariners was a wild one as both teams brought the bats and combined for 30 hits. Unfortunately for Toronto, Seattle scored 8 of the 14 runs and they are now down 2 games to 0. Game started with fireworks as Seattle put a 6 spot on the board in the second, highlighted by homers from Dan Meyer and Craig Reynolds. The Blue Jays fought back with 3 in the bottom half including a homer by Horton and a RBI by Andy Ashby. The Jays pulled to within a run in the bottom of the fifth but the Mariners added an insurance run in the 8th to take the game 8-6. Seattle now leads the series 2-0, as we head back to Seattle for Game 3. Final…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Blue Jays

1978, 1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners
The Mariners and the Blue Jays start off this tournament with Game 1 of their best of 5 play in series. Seattle had a record of 56-104 and Toronto came in with a 59-102 record. Both teams where expansion teams just getting started. Game 1 feature Seattle starter Paul Mitchell (8-14 4.18 Grade 4) vs. Toronto starter Jesse Jefferson (7-16 4.38 Grade 5) Believe it or not this was a pitchers duel until the 7th inning when the Mariners cut loose with 5 runs including RBI's from Doc Roberts and Bruce Bochte. That was more than enough for starter Paul Mitchell as he got a grade advancement and never looked back and threw a 2 hit shoutout. Toronto's offense will need to get going in this short series. Final Score:…
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1978 Tournament Has Begun

1978, 1978 Tournament, Blue Jays, Mariners
We are still working on the site structure, including working on assets, getting pages updated etc. While this will be ongoing the show must go on. The 1978 tournament will begin now with the play in series #26 Seattle Mariners (56-104) vs #25 Toronto Blue Jays (59-102). It will be a best of 5, with the winner facing the #16 Montreal Expos. Game 1 Paul Mitchell vs. Jesse Jefferson
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