APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 7 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 7 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Winner take all for the World Series. The Mets send Ron Darling (17-9 3.25 Grade 13YZ) to the hill against Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19YZ).   This whole series has been pitched real good and this game was no exception. The score was 0-0 until the 3rd when the Dodgers would get a huge 2 out RBI by Kirk Gibson scoring Steve Sax. The Mets would get runners on in the 4th and 5th and Hershiser would induce double play ground balls in both innings. In the bottom of the 6th the Dodgers would get an insurance run as John Shelby would hit a homer to center field. With the 2 run lead Hershiser does what he did all season for the Dodgers. The Mets would manage to get…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 6 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 6 – New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
The Mets with their backs against the wall send David Cone (20-3 2.33 Grade 19XZ) to the mound against Tim Leary (17-11 2.91 Grade 14XZ).   The Mets would come out and grab a quick lead as they get 2 on the board in the top of the 1st. Lenny Dykstra singles and steals second, Keith Hernandez singles in Dykstra, and Darryl Strawberry triples high off the right center field wall. Leary would get out of the inning with no more damage when Kirk Gibson throws out Strawberry at the plate. Cone was in complete control getting strikeouts, and ground balls when he needs it. Mets infielders turn 3 double plays. Dodger pitching would keep the game 2-0 Mets until the bottom of the 9th. Gibson would lead off the…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 5 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 5 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Huge Game 5 from Shea with the series tied 2-2 has a pitching matchup of Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade 12XZ) vs Sid Fernandez (12-10 3.03 Grade 12XY).   In the top of the 2nd the Dodgers get to Fernandez. John Shelby would double to left center and Rick Dempsey would single him home. After a 2 out walk to Alfredo Griffin, Belcher would square up a Fernandez fast ball hit a huge 2 run double. Down 3-0 the Mets would get 2 on with no out in the 2nd, but Belcher would get the next three in a row. The would be the last time the Mets would have a runner in scoring position as Belcher mows them down scattering just 5 hits and striking out 10. The Mets…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Game 4 with the Dodgers leading 2 games to 1 has a pitching matchup of John Tudor (10-8 2.32 Grade 16Z) for the Dodgers against Dwight Gooden (18-9 3.19 Grade 14YZ) for the Mets.   These two pitchers came out like it was 1985 when they totally dominated the National League and finished 1-2 in the Cy Young vote. Gooden allows only 2 hits through 6 innings. In the 7th the Mets would get a runner to 2nd as John Shelby would single and steal second base. Gooden would set down the next two batters to keep the game scoreless.   Tudor was perfect through 6 innings. 18 up, 18 down with a trio of strikeouts. In the 7th Mookie Wilson would break up the perfect game with a single…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Series tied at 1 and shifting to New York. We get a rain out day that allows the Dodgers to start Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.36 Grade 19 YZ) on  3 days rest against Ron Darling (17-9 3.25 Grade 13YZ).   The Dodgers would get to Darling early for a run as Mike Marshall would single in Kirk Gibson. In the bottom half the Mets would answer as Gregg Jefferies would double and Keith Hernandez would single him home. In the 2nd the Dodgers would get 2 unearned runs as a Wally Backman error allows Jeff Hamilton and Alfredo Griffin to score. In the 3rd the Dodgers would get an insurance run as John Shelby would single and Darryl Strawberry would misplay it and Shelby would get to second. Mike Scioscia…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 2 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 2 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
The Dodgers trying to go up 2-0 in the series send Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade XZG) to the hill opposite David Cone (20-3 2.22 Grade 19XZG).   The Mets would strike first again as they get 2 runs in the 2nd. Kevin McReynolds doubles in Darryl Strawberry and Cone would help himself with a sac fly to right to score McReynolds. Pitchers would keep them scoreless from there until the 6th when the Mets would get an insurance run. Strawberry lines a single to right and Gregg Jefferies scores just under the tag of Scioscia.   Cone kept throwing 0's on the board and in the 9th the Mets would get another run when Howard Johnson would like a homer down the right field line to make it 4-0.…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 1 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 1 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
The NLCS features the New York Mets (100-60) winners of the NL East versus the Los Angeles Dodgers (94-67) winners of the NL West. The Mets send Dwight Gooden (18-9 3.19 Grade 14YZG)  to the mound against Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19 YZ).   The Dodgers would come out and grab the early lead with a run in the 1st as Frankin Stubbs would single in Steve Sax. In the 2nd they would score 3 off Gooden to open up a 4-0 lead. Big 2 out run scoring hits by Stubbs and Kirk Gibson the big blows. In the 5th the Dodger would get an insurance run as John Shelby would double off the center field wall scoring Mike Marshall.   Hershiser was on cruise control…
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1985 Tournament Finals Results – Dodgers win tournament in 5 over the Mets

1985 Tournament Finals Results – Dodgers win tournament in 5 over the Mets

1985, 1985 Tournament, Dodgers, Mets
When the dust settled in the 85 tournament the 5 seed Dodgers and the 3 seed Mets where left. Both teams featured strong starting staffs and good bullpens. Mets had Gooden and Darling, the Dodgers had Valenzuela and Hershiser. I thought it would be a 2-1 ballgame 7 game series but the Dodger offense performed much better than expected. To think the Dodgers where down 2-1 to the Orioles in the Sweet 16 and then storm back and when the whole tournament surprised me. Just didn't think they had enough offense I was thinking their defense would get them beat in a tight series. The Mets had a few chances and their future looks bright as they will be the favorite in the 86 Tournament.   Congrats to Dodger fans…
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1985 Tournament Final – Game 5 – Mets @ Dodgers

1985 Tournament Final – Game 5 – Mets @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Dodgers, Mets
Must win Game 5 for the Mets as they send Ed Lynch (10-8 3.44 Grade 10Z) to the mound against Game 1 hero Jerry Reuss (14-10 2.92 Grade 14Z).   The pitchers would once again come out on point as the would retire the side for 3 straight innings with no runs scored. In the bottom of the 5th it would break lose for Lynch and the Mets. With runners on 1st and 2nd, Bill Madlock would double in Mike Scioscia to make it a 1-0 game. Ken Landreaux would single to center to score another and a boot by Dykstra in center would allow another run to score. After another fielding error this time by Ray Knight the Dodgers would have Reuss at the plate. Reuss would fake the…
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