1981 Season Replay – Reds at Braves

1981 Season Replay – Reds at Braves

1981, 1981 Season, Braves, Reds
Opening series from Fulton County Stadium in Atlanta.   Opening Day - Fulton County Stadium 4-10-81 Reds 2, Braves 1 WP: Tom Seaver (1-0) LP: Gaylord Perry (0-1) Save: Joe Price (1)   4-11-81 Braves 6, Reds 1 WP: Tommy Boggs (1-0) LP: Frank Pastore (0-1) Save: Rick Camp (1)   4-12-81 Reds 3, Braves 2 WP: Bruce Berenyi (1-0) LP: Phil Niekro (0-1) Save: Tom Hume (1) HR's: Reds - Paul Householder (1) Braves - Claudell Washington (1)
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1981 Season Replay – Opening Day Phillies at Reds

1981 Season Replay – Opening Day Phillies at Reds

1981 Season, Phillies, Reds
Opening Day in the 1981 season replay. 162 games here, no strike! Traditional Opening Day from Riverfront Stadium. Phillies vs Reds. The Reds finished with the best record in the National League (66-42) but yet didn't make a playoff appearance. The Phillies won the first half in the East and made the playoffs. Opening Day starters is Steve Carlton (Grade 18) vs Mario Soto (Grade 13). Phillies brought their bats. Pete Rose leads off the year with a triple down the 1st base line. After a strike out Gary Matthews takes a Soto change up over the left field wall. The score would remain 2-0 until the 5th when Bake McBride would double in Rose and would come home himself on a sac fly from Matthews. In the seventh the…
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 6 in Milwaukee features starters Tom Hume (8-11 4.14 Grade 5) for the Reds versus ace lefty Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19) for the Brewers. Just like Game 5 the Brewers would bat around in the first. Just like Game 5 they would score 5 runs. Larry Hisle, Cecil Cooper, and Sixto Lezcano with a 3-run shot to center with the big hits. The Brewers would go onto add 3 run innings in the 5th and 8th innings. Ben Oglivie with a homer to right in the 8th. The Reds could muster no offense against Caldwell and only managed 2 hits in the complete game shut out for the left. Brewers win the series 4-2 and face the Yankees in what should be a great, great series. Final…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Series tied at 2 as we head to pivotal game 5. Brewers send to Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4) to the mound and the Reds send Fred Norman (11-9 3.70 Grade 7). Brewers take control of this one as they bat around in the first and score 5 runs. Gorman Thomas with a big 2 run double. The Reds would get right back into the game scoring 3 in the 3rd. Ken Griffey would triple in Pete Rose and Joe Morgan would hit a 2 run homer. That would be pretty much all the Reds could muster. The Brewers would keep the offense coming. They would score 2 in the 4th, 2 in the 5th, and 5 in the 8th. Gorman Thomas would hit a grand slam homer in…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 4 has Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) starting for the Brewers and Tom Seaver (16-14 2.88 Grade 15). Starters come out hot as the game is scoreless through 3 innings. The Reds would break the scoreless tie in the 4th with a 2 run homer by Cesar Geronimo. They would get 2 more runs in the 6th as Johnny Bench lines a 2 run homer to left-center. With the score 4-0 the Brewers finally got on the board with a solo shot by Larry Hisle. That would be all Seaver would give up as he would go the distance as the Reds win the game and even the series. Final Score: Reds 4, Brewers 1 WP: Tom Seaver (2-0) LP: Jerry Augustine (1-1) HR's: Brewers - Larry Hisle…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Reds

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 3 as we switch to Riverfront Stadium features starters Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14) for the Brewers and Bill Bonham (11-5 3.53 Grade 6) for the Reds. The Reds struck first as Pete Rose doubles in Cesar Geronimo in the 2nd. The score would remain 1-0 with both pitchers in control until the 7th. The Indians would get a run as Buck Martinez delivers the tying hit. The score would remain 1-1 as we go to extras. Bonham was allowed to go out in the 10th and got them 1,2,3. He was rewarded as the Geronimo would double and Joe Morgan would deliver a 2 out game winning hit to win the game. Reds are back in the series down just 2-1. Final Score: Reds 2, Brewers 1…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Game 2 from County Stadium features a matchup between starters Tom Hume (8-11 4.14 Grade 5) for the Reds and Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19). The Brewers come out quick getting a long 2 run homer from Cecil Cooper in the bottom of the 1st. Down 2-0 the Reds scratch out a run in the second compliments of a 2 our RBI from Cesar Geronimo. The Brewers would answer right back with two more off Hume in the bottom half. Paul Molitor and Don Money with RBI. The Brewers would go on to score 5 more highlighted by a 2 run homer by Larry Hisle. Caldwell goes the distance and the Brewers go up 2-0 in the series. Final Score: Brewers 9, Reds 2 WP: Mike Caldwell (3-0) LP:…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Reds
Elite 8 matchup between the #5 Cincinnati Reds and the #4 Milwaukee Brewers. Game 1 features a pitching matchup between Fred Norman (11-9 3.70 Grade 7) versus Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4). The Brewers score the first run of the series in the second on an RBI hit from Robin Yount. Reds would answer in the 3rd with a solo homer to right by Joe Morgan. In the bottom of the 3rd the Brewers would answer the Reds run with a run of their own as Larry Hisle drives home Paul Molitor. After the Reds get another run in the 4th to tie the game at 2, the Brewers score 6 unanswered. The 5th being the big inning as they get RBI's from Hisle, Cecil Cooper, and Gorman Thomas.…
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