Second series in the 93 Tournament has the #2 San Francisco Giants vs the #15 Seattle Mariners. The Giants won 103 games and just missed the playoffs as the Braves won 104. They feature a dynamic lineup, led by MVP Barry Bonds. The Mariners finished 82-80 good for 4th in the AL West. They have young stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson to lead the way. The Giants win Game 1 5-3 as the Giants get good pitching from Bill Swift and plenty of offense from Robby Thompson. Thompson would homer and double to give the Giants the lead and Rod Beck would save it for a 1-0 series lead. Box Score below.
Well I would like to provide screen caps with stats and a brief summary but my newness to this software shown through as I deleted the series. I had a couple of series I was testing with and I was removing the clutter, bad decision. The Braves did win the game behind Greg Maddux and a big homer by Ron Gant. The Braves will move on to face the winner of the 9 Rangers and 8 Cardinals in Elite 8 action. Next series is the #2 seed SanFrancisco Giants and Barry Bonds vs the #15 seed Seattle Mariners and Ken Griffey Jr.
Braves take a commanding 3-1 lead behind a solid pitching effort from Tom Glavine and 3 no hit innings by the relievers. Homers by Ron Gant and Fred McGriff added to the cause. The Dodgers will need to a win in Game 5 to force a return trip to Atlanta. Box Score
Dodgers come back strong in Game 3 winning the Game 6-3. Kevin Gross goes 7 strong with 10 K's for the winners. Smoltz roughed up for 6 runs over 6 innings as the Dodgers get back into the series. Tom Glavine vs Pedro Astacio in Game 4 from Chavez Ravine. Box Score
Braves win Game 2 9-8 in a slugfest from Fulton Co Stadium in Atlanta. The teams would combine for 7 runs in the first inning alone as Candiotti and Avery got shelled. Braves score the winner in the bottom of the 8th. Deion Sanders and Fred McGriff homer for Atlanta, while Mike Piazza drives a long homer for LA. Games 3, 4, 5 if necessary will be from Dodger Stadium. Box Score
Game 1 in the OOTP 93 Tournament features the #16 seed Los Angeles Dodgers vs #1 seed Atlanta Braves. The Braves finished with a record of 104-58 and just got by the Giants who won 103 games. The Dodgers finished 81-81 and 4th in the NL West. Game 1 was dominated by Greg Maddux as he would go the distance allowing only 3 hits for the shutout 6-0 victory. Terry Pendleton and Mark Lemke would provide big homers for the Braves. Game 2 will feature Candiotti vs Avery. Box score below.