1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 3 – Phillies at Astros

1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 3 – Phillies at Astros

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Astros, NLCS, Phillies
The Astros having taken both games in Philadelphia send Joe Niekro (20-12 3.55 Grade 13Z) to the mound against Larry Christensen (5-1 4.03 Grade 4YZ) for the Phillies.   The Phillies again come out of the gate a grab an early lead with a run in the 2nd. Bob Boone sends in Greg Luzinski with an RBI single. The Astros would answer with 2 big runs in the 3rd. Joe Morgan singles in Terry Puhl and Jose Cruz singles in Enos Cabell. The Phillies would answer right back with 2 of their own in the 5th. Bake McBride triples in Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt hits a sac fly to center to give the Phillies the 3-2 lead.   The bottom of the 4th was huge for the Astros as…
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1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 2 – Astros at Phillies

1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 2 – Astros at Phillies

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, Astros, NLCS, Phillies
The Astros look to take both games in Philly send Nolan Ryan (11-10 3.35 Grade 13X) to the mound against Dick Ruthven (17-10 3.55 Grade 11Z).   The Phillies down 1-0 in the series grab the early lead with a run in the first via Bake McBride solo blast off Ryan. In the 3rd the Phillies would add another run as Pete Rose would double and one out later Mike Schmidt would double down the line to score Rose. Ruthven was pitching great until the Astros finally break through with a run in the 5th as Art Howe hits a curve ball over the centerfield wall.   In the 6th the Astros would get 3 big runs as Jose Cruz would double in Terry Puhl and Cesar Cedano would blast…
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1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 1 – Astros at Phillies

1980 Playoff Replay – NLCS – Game 1 – Astros at Phillies

1980, 1980 Playoff Replay, Astros, NLCS, Phillies
Game 1 of the ALCS has a pitching matchup of Ken Forsch (12-13 3.20 Grade 13Z) for the Astros against Cy Young winner Steve Carlton (24-9 2.34 Grade 19XZ) for the Phillies.   Forsch and Carlton keep the offenses at bay in the first 3 innings. In the 4th the Astros would finally break through against Carlton. Jose Cruz would double in Enos Cabell and then Cesar Cedano would launch a homer to dead centerfield to make it 3-0. The Phillies would dent the scoreboard in the 5th as Mike Schmidt just misses a homer as he triples off the top of the wall in the left center to drive in Pete Rose. In the 8th the Phillies would get a double from Rose and a walk to Bake McBride…
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Out Of The Park 1993 Tournament – Elite 8 – Phillies vs Expos

Out Of The Park 1993 Tournament – Elite 8 – Phillies vs Expos

1993 Tournament, Expos, OOTP, Phillies
The #6 seed Montreal Expos take out the #3 seed and NL Champ Phillies 4 games to 3. The Expos would race out to a 3-1 series lead before the Phillies would come back to force Game 7 in Philadelphia. The Expos would bring the bats to Game 7 and crack 3 homers including one by series MVP Marquis Grissom (.483 3HR 9RBI). The Expos will move on to face the winner of the Astros/Mariners series.   Recaps below.
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