1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals beat Cubs 4-1

1985 Tournament Results – Cardinals beat Cubs 4-1

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Cubs had golden opportunities in Game 1 and 2 to steal a game from their division rivals but couldn't seal the deal. The Cardinals showed why they are a #1 seed in winning a series when they got very little from ROY Vince Coleman and MVP Willie McGee.   Game 1 - Cardinals 3, Cubs 2 Game 2 - Cardinals 3, Cubs 3 Game 3 - Cardinals 6, Cubs 2 Game 4 - Cubs 5, Cardinals 1 Game 5 - Cardinals 6, Cubs 2   Cardinals move on to face the winner of the #8 Cincinnati Reds/ #9 Chicago White Sox series in the Elite 8.
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Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 5 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Cardinals still up 3-1 send ace lefty John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZ) against Dennis Eckersley (11-7 3.08 Grade 10YZ).   The Cardinals jump on Eckersley quick as they get 2 runs in the top of the first. Jack Clark doubles in Tommy Herr and Andy Van Slyke singles in Clark. The Cardinals would pad their lead in the 5th with a run, Clark again with an RBI double. With Tudor in control the Cubs finally get to him in the 7th. Keith Moreland triples to lead off the inning and Leon Durham hits a big 2 run homer to get the Cubs within one at 3-2. Tudor would settle and get the next 3 batters.   With the score 3-2 the Cardinals would add huge insurance runs in the…
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Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 4 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

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The Cubs with no room for error send Scott Sanderson (5-6 3.12 Grade 8YZ) to the mound versus Bob Forsch (9-6 3.90 Grade 4Z). The Cubs would get the lead in the 2nd as Chris Speier would single home Leon Durham with 2 outs. The Cubs would add 3 more in the 3rd, Durham driving 2 home with a double and Ron Cey singling home Durham. Cubs would add an insurance run in the 6th as Bob Dernier gets the 2 out RBI.   Sanderson pitched shutout ball into the 9th when the Cardinals would finally dent the scoreboard as Darrell Porter would drive in Terry Pendleton. Lee Arthur Smith would come in and get the final 3 outs and the Cubs stay alive and force Game 5 with a…
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1981 Season Replay – Reds vs Padres

1981 Season Replay – Reds vs Padres

1981, 1981 Season, Padres, Reds
Top of Reds lineup struggle all series long as Padres take 2 of 3.   4-13-81 Reds 2, Padres 1 WP: Mario Soto (1-1) LP: Tim Lollar (0-1) Save: Joe Price (2) HR's: None   4-14-81 Padres 5, Reds 3 WP: Juan Eichelberger (2-0) LP: Tom Seaver (1-1) Save: Gary Lucas (2) HR's: Joe LeFebvre (1)   4-15-81 Padres 4, Reds 3 WP: John Urrea (1-0) LP: Tom Hume (0-1) Save: Gary Lucas (3) HR's: None  
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Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

Game 3 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Cubs

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
The Cardinals took both games in St. Louis and send Danny Cox (18-9 2.88 Grade 15Z) to the mound, the Cubs counter with 84 Cy Young Winner Rick Sutcliffe (8-8 3.18 Grade 9XZ).   The Cardinals would come out early and get a run in the first as Andy Van Slyke singles home Tommy Herr. The Cubs would answer right back with 2 in the bottom half. Keith Moreland and Leon Durham with RBI. Cardinals would bust out in the 3rd with 4 big runs. Van Slyke would double home 2 and Terry Pendleton would drive home 2 more with a clutch single.   With the score 5-2, Cox went into cruise control, only allowing 2 more hits the rest of the way. The complete game win gives the Cardinals…
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1981 Season Replay – Braves vs Astros

1981 Season Replay – Braves vs Astros

1981, 1981 Season, Astros, Braves
Astros bounce back from getting swept by the Dodgers to take 2 of 3 from the Braves.   4-13-81 Astros 6, Braves 2 WP: Nolan Ryan (1-0) LP: Rick Mahler (0-1) HR's: Astros - Alan Ashby (2)   4-14-81 Astros 2, Braves 1 WP: Joe Niekro (1-0) LP: Bob Walk (0-1) Save: Joe Sambito (1) HR's: Braves - Chris Chambliss (1)   4-15-81 Braves 4, Astros 2 WP: Gaylord Perry (1-0) LP: Don Sutton (0-2) Save: Rick Camp (2) HR's: Braves - Bruce Benedict (1)
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Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

Game 2 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
Game 2 with the Cardinals leading 1-0 features a starting matchup of Steve Trout (9-7 3.39 Grade 8) for the Cubs and Joaquin Andujar (21-12 3.40 Grade 14Z) for the Cards.   The Cubs would come out of the gate in the first swinging the lumber. Ryne Sandberg take Andujar deep to center for a homer and 2 batters later Keith Moreland would do the same. With the score 2-0 Cubs the Cardinals would tie it up in the 2nd. Tom Nieto would single in Jack Clark and Andujar would lace a double to score Andy Van Slyke.   The score would remain 2-2 until the 5th when the Cardinals would grab the lead with 2 runs. An error by Chris Speier would allow Vince Coleman to reach first where…
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Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

Game 1 – 1985 Tournament Replay Cubs vs Cardinals

1985, 1985 Tournament, Cardinals, Cubs
The 1985 Tournament is now underway and the first matchup in the Sweet 16 is the #1 seed St. Louis Cardinals vs the #16 seed Chicago Cubs. The Cardinals finished the season 101-61, 1st in the NL East and National League champs. The Cubs coming off a World Series appearance the year before finished a disappointing 77-84, 4th in the NL East.   The Cubs will send Dennis Eckersley (11-7 3.08 Grade 10YZ) vs John Tudor (21-8 1.93 Grade 20YZ) for the Cardinals. Pitchers would shut the bats down for the first three innings as we would remain scoreless. In the bottom of the 4th the Cardinals would put 2 on the board. Jack Clark would single in Tommy Herr and Terry Pendelton would double in Clark. The Cubs would…
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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series – Tigers beat Padres 4-1

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series – Tigers beat Padres 4-1

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
Tigers continue their dominate regular season by running rough shot through the playoffs. Winning the World Series 4-1. The Padres had chances in Game 3 and 4 to make this a 6 or 7 game series but could never get a big hit. Petry pitches two great games, and Trammell, Lemon, and Gibson carry the Tiger offense. Game 1 Padres 3, Tigers 2   Game 2 Tigers 5, Padres 1   Game 3 Tigers 5, Padres 4   Game 4 Tigers 3, Padres 1   Game 5 Tigers 9, Padres 0   Series MVP: Alan Trammell .350 Avg 2 doubles 1 triple 3 homers and 8 RBI   Huge honorable mention Dan Petry 2 wins 18 inning 6 hits
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1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 5 – Padres at Tigers

1984 Playoff Replay – World Series Game 5 – Padres at Tigers

1984, 1984 Playoff Replay, Padres, Tigers, World Series
Must win Game 5 for the Padres, while the Tigers want to win the championship in front of their home fans. The Padres will send Mark Thurmond (14-8 2.97 Grade 13Z) versus Dan Petry (18-8 3.24 Grade 13YZ).   The Tigers trying for the clinching win come out strong scoring one in the first courtesy a long homer by Alan Trammell. In the second they would get to Thurmond and knock him out of the game. Marty Castillo¬† would provide a sac fly, Lou Whitaker would single home a run, and with the bases loaded Trammell would triple to the gap to give the Tigers a huge 6-0 lead. Score would remain 6-0 into the 6th when the Tigers would strike again. Trammell one more time would double in a…
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