Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Yankees

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Phillies, Yankees
Game 2 from Yankee Stadium features a pitching match up of Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15) for the Yanks versus Dick Ruthven (13-5 2.99 Grade 12) for the Phillies. Another solid pitching match up and both starters pitch well. The score was scoreless until the Yankees push across a run in the 3rd. Lou Piniella again providing a go ahead RBI. In the bottom half of the 4th Graig Nettles lines a Ruthven pitch out of the park to give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. The Phillies would final dent the scoreboard in the 8th as Larry Bowa hits a sac fly to bring in Bake McBride. With the Phillies back in the game the Yankees would once again turn to Goose Gossage to close the deal. Goose would…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Yankees

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Phillies, Yankees
The Elite 8 is here and we have a great matchup to start it off. The NL East Champs Philadelphia Phillies versus the World Champion New York Yankees. Game 1 featured a classic matchup of lefties. New York sends Cy Young winner Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24) vs Steve Carlton (16-13 2.84 Grade 15) for the Phillies. Well two stud pitchers on the mound and the hitters where no match. Guidry and Carlton both go 10 scoreless innings. Carlton only allowed 3 hits while striking out 5. Guidry was almost unhittable as he gives up 1 hit while striking out 8. Masterful performances. The starters would give way to the bullpens. Goose Gossage would pitch 2 strong innings. In the bottom of the 11th the Yankees would get a…
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1978 Tournament Elite 8 Set

1978, 1978 Tournament
The 1978 Tournament is at the Elite 8 point and we have some good matchups. You can see the updated bracket here. #1 New York Yankees vs #8 Philadelphia Phillies #4 Milwaukee Brewers vs # #5 Cincinnati Reds #6 Kansas City Royals vs #14 San Diego Padres #2 Boston Red Sox vs #7 Baltimore Orioles Games will begin 12/2/2017
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1978 Tournament Results – Red Sox beat Mets 4-2

1978 Tournament Results – Red Sox beat Mets 4-2

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Red Sox beat the Mets 4 games to 2 in this Sweet 16 matchup. Game 1 - Red Sox 1, Mets 0 Game 2 - Red Sox 3, Mets 0 Game 3 - Mets 6, Red Sox 5 Game 4 - Red Sox 3, Mets 2 Game 5 - Mets 1, Red Sox 0 Game 6 - Red Sox 4, Mets 1 Series MVP: Jerry Koosman 1 win 0 losses 19 IP, no runs, 9 hits, and 16K's. I know the Mets lost but that stat line is crazy against the Red Sox offense.
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Back to Fenway for Game 6 and the Red Sox send Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) to the mound. Mets counter with Grade A pitcher Craig Swan (9-6 2.43 Grade 16). The Red Sox would take control of Game 6 by scoring single runs in each of the first four innings. Jim Rice once again homers in the bottom of the first. Butch Hobson hits a solo homer in the second. Carlton Fisk and Jerry Remy also with big RBI hits. The Mets would get a run in the 4th but not get a runner past 1st base the rest of the game. Bob Stanley would come in and get the last 6 outs and the Red Sox win the game 4-1 and the series 4-2. Final Score: Red…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Must win Game 5 for the Mets as they send Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8) to the mound. Red Sox send Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14). Could this game hold up to the classic game 1 from these two teams and pitchers. Almost.... The Mets would get a run in the second as an error by Carl Yastrzemski allows John Stearns to score. This would be the only run scored in the game as Koosman goes the distance allowing only 4 hits. Mets win 1-0 and still trail the series 3-2. Final Score: Mets 1, Red Sox 0 WP: Jerry Koosman (2-1) LP: Dennis Eckersley (0-1) HR's: None
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Game 4 from Shea has Boston starting Bill Lee (10-10 3.46 Grade 9) against Pat Zachry (10-6 3.33 Grade 8). The Mets would get a run in the first only to have the Red Sox get that run back in the 3rd off the bat of Carl Yastrzemski. Yaz's RBI single would be the last scoring of the game until the top of the 7th. The Red Sox would get a 2 out, 2 run double by Carlton Fisk to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead. The Mets would get one run back in the 8th to make it a one run game but Bob Stanley would close the game out and give the Red Sox a 3-1 series lead. Final Score: Red Sox 3, Mets 2 WP: Bill…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
As the series shifts to Shea Stadium the Mets send Nino Espinosa (11-15 4.73 Grade 3) to the mound opposite Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11). The Red Sox would come out quick as Jim Rice would drive in 2 runs with a base hit in the first to give the Red Sox a quick 2-0 lead. The Mets would finally dent the scoreboard with a run in the 3rd via a sacrifice fly by Elliott Maddox (only hit 2 in the regular season).The Red Sox would add an insurance run with yet another RBI from Jim Rice, this time a 2 out double to left. The Mets would tie in the bottom of the 6th as Willie Montanez would draw a 2 out walk and then John Stearns would…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Game 2 starters are Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) for the Red Sox and Craig Swan (9-6 2.46 Grade 16) for the Mets. Once again pitching is in control early as we are scoreless through 3. In the bottom of the 4th the Red Sox would break through against Swan. Jim Rice would hit a long 2 run homer to give the Red Sox the 2-0 advantage. The Red Sox would add another in the inning on an error by Doug Flynn. The 3 runs would be all Torrez would need as he goes the distance throwing a shutout while only allowing 5 hits. The Mets have went 21 inning without scoring a run and are now down 0-2. Final Score: Red Sox 3, Mets 0 WP: Mike Torrez…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #23 seed New York Mets vs the #2 Boston Red Sox. The Mets finished 66-96 and 6th in the NL East, while the Red Sox finished 99-64 losing the famous one game playoff to the Yankees to finish 2nd in the AL East. The Mets would start left Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8) against right hander Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14). What a first game of the series as BOTH starters throw 10 shutout innings. Koosman allows only 5 hits while striking out 10, and Eckersley only allows 4 hits while striking out 4. The bullpen would continue the pitching mastery until the bottom of the 12th. Carl Yastrzemski would walk, Fred Lynn would single and Dwight Evans would double to bring…
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