1985 Tournament Results – Mets beat Tigers in 6 games

1985 Tournament Results – Mets beat Tigers in 6 games

1985, 1985 Tournament, Mets, Tigers
I figured going into this series it had the potential to be good and it was. The upstart Mets who won 98 games and the defending World Series champs. The difference was that the Mets had a deeper bullpen and got clutch hitting from the bottom of their lineup. Highlight of the series was games 5 and 6 where we had late game homer heroics in both games. The Mets will move onto to face the winner of the Toronto Blue Jays and the Montreal Expos series. They will be a handful for either team.   Game 1: Tigers 2, Mets 1 Game 2: Mets 6, Tigers 2 Game 3: Mets 4, Tigers 3 Game 4: Mets 10, Tigers 4 Game 5: Tigers 5, Mets 3 Game 6: Mets 6,…
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Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers @ Mets

Game 6 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers @ Mets

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Game 6 back at Shea has the Tigers sending Dan Petry (15-13 3.36 Grade 12Z) against Sid Fernandez (9-9 2.80 Grade 10XY).   The Mets would get the first run of the game as Darryl Strawberry would hit yet another homer, this time the solo variety off Petry. Fernandez would cruise through the first 3 innings striking out 7 of the first 9 batters to face him. In the 4th the Tigers would start putting the bat on the ball and get a triple from Alan Trammell. Kirk Gibson would follow with the RBI single and Lance Parrish would double in Gibson to give the Tigers the 2-1 lead. Mets would get those right back in the botton half as Ray Knight would once again get a big RBI single,…
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Tigers

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Tigers

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Game 5 from Tiger Stadium with the Mets leading 3 games to 1 features a pitching matchup of Ed Lynch (10-8 3.44 Grade 10Z) for the Mets and ace Jack Morris (16-11 3.33 Grade 13Y) for the Tigers.   The Tigers with their backs against the wall come out and get 2 quick runs off Lynch in the first. Lance Parrish and Darrell Evans with RBI. In the 2nd the Mets would get those runs right back as Rafael Santana doubles in George Foster and Lenny Dykstra. The score would remain 2-2 until the 6th when the Mets would move in front with a run. Darryl Strawberry would double to deep left to score Keith Hernandez.   In the 7th the Tigers would get 2 runners on base and knock…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Tigers

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Tigers

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The Mets trying for a 3-1 series lead send Ron Darling (16-6 2.90 Grade 15Y) to the hill against lefty Frank Tanana (12-14 4.27 Grade 5YZ).   This one got out of hand early as the Mets explode for 6 runs in the 2nd. Huge RBI hits by Mookie Wilson, Ray Knight, Rafael Santana lead the way along with a huge fielding error by Alan Trammell. The Tigers would not just lay down, they come back with 4 big runs in the 3rd. Lou Whitaker singles in Nelson Simmons and later Lance Parrish would drill a 3 run homer off Darling.   The Mets would get one of those runs right back in the 4th as Gary Carter would again get a big 2 out hit. Score would remain 7-4…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Tigers

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Mets @ Tigers

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Series is tied at 1 apiece as we head to Tiger Stadium for games 3, 4, and 5. The Tigers send Walt Terrell (15-10 3.85 Grade 8YH) to the mound as the Mets send Cy Young winner Dwight Gooden (24-4 1.53 Grade 25 XYZ).   The Mets strike first as Ray Knight delivers a 2 out single to score Darryl Strawberry. In the 4th Knight again would deliver with 2 outs. This time a single to center to score Lenny Dyskstra. In the 5th they would get another run as Mookie Wilson would score on a double play ball.   With the score 3-0 Mets and Gooden cruising with 7 K's through 5, the Tigers would get 2 men on in the 5th. Chet Lemon would take the Gooden curve…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers @ Mets

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers @ Mets

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Game 2 with the Tigers winning Game 1 features a pitching matchup of Dan Petry (15-13 3.36 Grade 12Z) for the Tigers and Sid Fernandez (9-9 2.80 Grade 10 XY) for the Mets.   The Mets would score first this game as they would get a run in the 3rd as Keith Hernandez doubles in Wally Backman. In the 4th the Mets would get 2 more as Backman would double in Rafael Santana and Mookie Wilson. Tigers try to get back into the game as they get a 2 run homer from Alan Trammell.   With the score 3-2 the Mets would get 3 huge runs in the 7th. Hernandez would triple in 2 runs and Gary Carter would hit a sac fly to score Hernandez. Jesse Orosco and Rick…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers @ Mets

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Tigers @ Mets

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This Elite matchup has the #11 Detroit Tigers going up against the #3 New York Mets. The Tigers swept the Royals in the Sweet 16 and the Mets took down the Orioles.   The Mets send Ed Lynch (10-8 3.44 Grade 10Z) to the mound against Jack Morris (16-11 3.33 Grade 13Y).   The Tigers would get on the board first as Lou Whitaker hits a sac fly to left scoring Nelson Simmons. The Mets would finally score in the 6th as Keith Hernandez would hit a sac fly. The score would remain 1-1 to the 9th when the Tigers would get a run against Roger McDowell. Kirk Gibson would get on base and steal second. He would move to 3rd on a ground out and would score on a…
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1985 Elite 8 Set!

1985 Elite 8 Set!

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Dodgers, Expos, Mets, Tigers, White Sox
The Elite 8 is set and it is going to be a great one I think.   #1 St. Louis Cardinals will take on the #9 Chicago White Sox. Cardinals took down the Cubs 4 games to 1, while the White Sox swept the Reds 4-0.   #5 Los Angeles Dodgers will face #13 Houston Astros The Dodgers beat the Orioles in 6. The Astros upset the Yankees 4-1.   #3 New York Mets will play the #11 Detroit Tigers The Mets won the last 4 and beat the Padres in 6, while the Tigers cruised by the World Champ Royals 4-0   #2 Toronto Blue Jays will square off with the #10 Montreal Expos The Blue Jays took down the Red Sox in 6 games and the Expos beat…
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