Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
Game 4 with the Dodgers up 3-0 in the series features a pitching matchup of Orel Hershiser (19-3 2.03 Grade 20YZ) for the Dodgers and Bob Knepper (15-13 3.55 Grade 11Z) for the Astros.   The Astros would finally grab an early lead with 2 quick runs off Hershiser in the 1st. Glenn Davis would double home Jose Cruz and Dickie Thon. The Dodgers would get one run back in the 2nd and the other in the 3rd as Mariano Duncan scores on an error by Jerry Mumphrey. In the 5th the Astros would again grab the lead as Billy Doran would come up with a huge 2 out hit to make it 3-2 Astros. In the 6th Houston would add one more as Davis would hit a sac fly…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Dodgers @ Astros

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
We are back at the Astrodome for Game 3 and the Astros send Ron Mathis (3-5 6.04 Grade 1) to the mound opposite Fernando Valenzuela (17-10 2.45 Grade 19XG).   On paper this felt like a mis-match and it turned out to be that way as the Dodgers jump on Mathis for 4 quick runs in the first to knock him out of the game. Pedro Guerrero drives in 2 runs and Bill Madlock and Ken Landreaux also get RBI hits. From there it was all Fernando. He would take a no hitter into the 8th but pinch hitter Craig Reynolds would end the no-no with a single to center. Dickie Thon would single later in the inning to bring home Jerry Mumphrey to make it a 4-1 game. That…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
Game 2 with the Dodgers leading 1-0 has a pitching matchup of Mike Scott (18-8 3.29 Grade Y) to the bump against Bob Welch (14-4 2.31 Grade 14YZ).   The Dodgers once again come out strong with a big inning, this time 4 runs in the 2nd. RBI hits by Mike Scioscia and Pedro Guerrero aided by 2 Astro errors. The Astros could get nothing going against Welch as he only allowed 5 hits through 8. The Astros would try to get something going in the 9th with back to back doubles by Glenn Davis and Phil Garner. Welch would slam the door after that and the Dodgers win both games at home and go to Houston ahead 2-0 in the series.   Final Score: Dodgers 4, Astros 1 WP:…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Astros @ Dodgers

1985, 1985 Tournament, Astros, Dodgers
This Elite matchup features the #13 seed Houston Astros who upset the #4 New York Yankees and the #5 Los Angeles Dodgers who beat the Baltimore Orioles. The Astros will send Nolan Ryan (10-12 3.80 Grade 10XG) to the mound against Jerry Reuss (14-10 2.92 Grade 14Z).   The Astros come out of the gate and get 2 quick runs courtesy of a Kevin Bass homer. The Dodgers would answer back against Ryan in a huge way by scoring 5 runs. A single by Mariano Duncan and a couple walks would load the bases for Greg Brock who would line a grand slam homer to right. Two batters latter Ken Landreaux would line a Ryan fastball out to center for a homer. In the 2nd Mike Scioscia would take Ryan…
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1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals sweep White Sox

1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals sweep White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
The Cardinals sweep this Elite 8 matchup as the White Sox offense was never able to get anything going against Cardinal pitching only scoring 4 runs in the series. The Cardinal offense did their normal thing with speed and occasional power to build leads in each game. Cardinal defense was clutch all series as well. The Cardinals move onto the Final Four to face the winner of the Dodger/Astros series.   Game 1: Cardinals 4, White Sox 0 Game 2: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1 Game 3: Cardinals 5, White Sox 1 Game 4: Cardinals 3, White Sox 2
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
The White Sox with their backs against the wall down 3-0 send Gene Nelson (10-10 4.26 Grade 4YL) to the bump, while the Cardinals send stud lefty ace John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZG).   Pitchers come out strong as the game stays scoreless through 4 innings. The Cardinals once again break the ice scoring 3 runs in the 5th as Willie McGee doubles in 2 runs and Tommy Herr singles home McGee. The White Sox would answer back with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Luis Salazar doubles home a run and Rudy Law singled home Salazar. With the score still 3-2 in the bottom of the 8th the White Sox would have runners on second and third but Tudor would get Ron Kittle to fly…
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals at White Sox

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
Back to Chicago for Game 3 and the White Sox send lefty Floyd Bannister (10-14 4.87 Grade 3XL) to the mound and the Cardinals send Bob Forsch (9-6 3.40 Grade 4Z).   The Cardinals up 2-0 in the series continue to put the heat on by scoring first in the 3rd inning as Willie McGee hits a sac fly to score Vince Coleman. In the 4th they would add two more, Darrell Porter with a RBI double and Ozzie Smith added a RBI single. The Cardinals would add 2 more in the 6th to take a 5-0 lead. The White Sox would try to drum up a rally in the 7th as Rudy Law would single in Luis Salazar, but Forsch would stop the rally. The Cards bullpen would take…
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
White Sox trying to steal a game in St. Louis send Britt Burns (18-11 3.96 Grade 7X) to the mound and the Cardinals send Danny Cox (18-9 2.88 Grade 15Z).   The Cardinals would once again score first, this time scoring a run in the 3rd via a solo homer by Darrell Porter. Pitchers would be in control and keep it 1-0 until the 8th when the Cardinals would bust the game open with 4 runs. Tommy Herr, Andy Van Slyke, and Terry Pendleton with big RBI hits. With the score 4-0 in the 9th the Sox would finally dent the scoreboard as Greg Walker would line a homer to right off Cox. That would be all he would allow as he would get the last 3 outs for the…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay White Sox at Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, White Sox
The Elite 8 is here and the #9 seed Chicago White Sox face off against the #1 seed St. Louis Cardinals. The White Sox come off a sweep of the Reds and the Cardinals beat the rival cubs in 5.   The Cardinals send Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) to the mound as the White Sox send Tom Seaver (16-11 3.17 Grade 14YZ).   The pitchers keep the bats silent through 3 innings but the Cardinals would break through against Seaver in the 4th as Andy Van Slyke would hit a 2 run homer to right. In the 6th the Cards would add another run as Jack Clark would single home Willie McGee. The White Sox would load the bases in the 7th but Andujar would get out of…
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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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