1978 Tournament Final Game 1 – Padres vs Yankees

1978 Tournament Final Game 1 – Padres vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Yankees
78 Tourney Finals #14 San Diego Padres vs #1 New York Yankees from Yankee Stadium. The Padres send Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) to the mound versus Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15). On paper a pitcher matchup and it didn't disappoint. The Yankees would scratch out a run in the 4th as Chris Chambliss doubles in Reggie Jackson. The Padres would get that run back in the 6th as Dave Winfield would provide a sacrifice fly to score Ozzie Smith. Pitchers would take over as we would remain scoreless the rest of the way and head to extra innings. Rollie Fingers and Goose Gossage both come in and get 9 outs a piece. The bullpens would continue to put up 0's until the 16th. The Padres would score…
Read More
1978 Tournament Results – Padres beat Red Sox 4-3

1978 Tournament Results – Padres beat Red Sox 4-3

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
The Padres win Game 7 and take the series 4-3 in this Final Four matchup. Padres have good pitching especially starters Perry and Jones and their bullpen is lights out. Cinderella run is now all the way to the finals, just unreal. Yankees await. Game 1 - Padres 5, Red Sox 3 Game 2 - Padres 7, Red Sox 4 Game 3 - Red Sox 4, Padres 0 Game 4 - Padres 4, Red Sox 1 Game 5 - Red Sox 4, Padres 2 Game 6 - Red Sox 7, Padres 5 Game 7 - Padres 5, Red Sox 3 Yankees/Padres for the tournament championship.  
Read More
Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Winner take all Game 7 for the right to face the Yankees in the finals. The Padres start Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) versus Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14). The Red Son would jump out quick as Carl Yastrzemski delivers a 2 run homer off Owchinko. The score would remain 2-0 until the 6th when Jim Rice would homer yet again to give the Red Sox a 3-0 lead. The Padres would get a run in the 7th on an RBI ground out by Jerry Turner. The Padres would again strike in the 9th. Dave Winfield would lead off the inning with a solo homer off Eckersley to end his day. The Sox would bring in Bob Stanley but he could not stop this Cinderella run. Gene Tenace…
Read More
Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 6 back in Boston has a pitching matchup of Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) versus Bill Lee (10-10 3.46) for the Red Sox. Red Sox would jump out early and often in this game. Sox get 3 in the first Jim Rice with a 2 RBI triple and Carl Yastrzemski with an RBI hit. The would get two more runs in the second, again Rice and Yaz with RBI. After 1 run innings in the 3rd and 4th the Red Sox had a 7-0 lead. The Padres would fight back in the game. They would score a run via error in the 6th and then get 4 big runs in the 7th. Dave Winfield and Gene Tenace with big hits. The Red Sox would bring in Bob Stanley…
Read More
Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Must win game 5 for the Red Sox as they send Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11) to the mound opposite Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). The Red Sox jump out quick against Jones and get 2 in the first as Jim Rice hits a 2 run homer. The Padres would answer with a run of their own via solo homer Oscar Gamble. The Padres would tie it at 2 in the 5th as unbelievably Ozzie Smith homers again. His second homer of the playoffs. The score would remain tied until the 8th when Rice again would come through with an RBI single. The Sox would get an insurance run in the 9th as Dwight Evans would single home Jack Brohamer. Bob Stanley would take care of the rest…
Read More
Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 4 from San Diego Stadium has starters Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) for the Red Sox versus Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.96 Grade 15) for the Padres. Red Sox would get the first run scoring as Jim Rice would single home Jerry Remy in the 3rd. The Padres would answer (as they have done this whole tournament) with 3 in the bottom half. Oscar Gamble would take a Torrez pitch over the center field wall for a 3 run homer. The Padres would add an insurance run in the 4th as Gene Tenace would lead off the inning with a solo shot. The Red Sox could muster no more offense against Perry and the Padres now have a 3-1 advantage in this series. Final Score: Padres 4, Red Sox…
Read More
Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 3 with the Padres up 2-0 features starters Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14) for the Red Sox and Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9) for the Padres. The Red Sox would score first in this game as they get a 2 run homer from Butch Hobson in the 2nd inning. They would add a run in the 3rd thanks to a 2 out RBI from Carl Yastrzemski. Eckersley would help himself with a sac fly RBI in the 4th to make it a 4-0 lead for the Red Sox. This was more than enough as Eckersley would scatter 7 hits and throw a complete game shut out and get the Red Sox their first win of the series. Final Score: Red Sox 4, Padres 0 WP: Dennis Eckersley…
Read More
Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
Game 2 has starters Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres versus Bill Lee (10-10 3.46 Grade 9). Pitchers start the game in control as the game is scoreless through 5. The Padres would end the drought with 3 in the 6th as Gene Richards hits a 3 run homer, his second of the series. The Padres would get 4 more in the 7th as Ozzie Smith triples home a run, Richards triples home Smith, and then Dave Winfield hits a 2 run homer. The Red Sox would try to get back in the game as Fred Lynn hits a 3 run homer in 8th but Rollie Fingers comes in again to slam the door. Final Score: Padres 7, Red Sox 4 WP: Eric Rasmussen (1-3) LP: Bill…
Read More
Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Padres, Red Sox
This Final Four matchup features the Cinderella #14 seed San Diego Padres versus the #2 Boston Red Sox. The Padres send lefty starter Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) versus Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11) for the Red Sox. The game was scoreless through 3 and then the Padres scored 2 in the 4th as Gene Richards hits a 2 run homer off Tiant. The Padres would add another run in the 6th via solo home run by Oscar Gamble. In the 8th the Padres would score again as Gamble would double home a run to give the Padres a 4-0 lead. The Red Sox would finally score in the bottom of the 8th as Rick Burleson would deliver a RBI hit. The Padres would get that run back…
Read More