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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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Reds @ Pirates

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 4 – Reds @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
Reds stay alive in Game 3 with a big win and they start Fred Norman (11-13 3.64 Grade 8Z) to the mound opposite Bruce Kison (13-7 3.19 Grade 10YZ).   It would be the Pirates this time with the big inning as they get 3 runs in the first. Willie Stargell would drive in Omar Moreno with a single and then Bill Robinson would hit a long moonshot to left. In the 3rd Stargell would drive in another run as he would single in Dave Parker to make it 4-0.   The story of this game would be Kison. He would allow only 2 hits through 8 innings. In the 9th the Reds would finally get a run as Johnny Bench would hit a sac fly to drive in Joe…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Reds @ Pirates

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 3 – Reds @ Pirates

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
The Reds lose both at Riverfront as the series shifts to Three Rivers for Game 3. The Reds send Mike LaCoss (14-8 3.50 Grade 11) against Bert Blyleven (12-5 3.60 Grade 11Y) for the Pirates.   The Reds with no room for failure come out swinging as they tag Blyleven for 4 big runs in the first inning. George Foster would drive in Joe Morgan for a 1-0 lead and then with 2 runners on Johnny Bench take a Blyleven curve over the left-center wall for a 3 run homer. The score would remain 4-0 until the 5th when Bench again would drive in a run, this time with a sac fly that just missed going out of the park. In the 7th the Reds would get another one as…
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APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Pirates @ Reds

APBA 1979 Playoff Replay – NLCS Game 2 – Pirates @ Reds

1979, 1979 Playoff Replay, NLCS, Pirates, Reds
Game 2 of the 79 NLCS has a pitching matchup of Jim Bibby (12-4 2.81 Grade 10YZ) for the Pirates and Frank Pastore (6-7 4.25 Grade 3YZ) for the Reds.   The Pirates would jump on Pastore for a quick run in the 1st as John Milner would drive in Dave Parker with a single. The Reds would answer with a run of their own in the 1st as George Foster would hit a sac fly scoring Joe Morgan. Pitchers would settle as innings 2-4 would have no team able to plate a run. In the 5th the Pirates would grab the lead again as Bill Madlock would deliver the 2 out RBI to make it a 2-1 game.   The score would remain 2-1 until the bottom of the…
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