Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Athletics, Cardinals
Game 3 is a must win for the A's as they send Rick Langford to the mound. Winning will not be easy against Grade 15 Pete Vuchovich. After only scoring 3 runs in the first 2 games the A's quickly out a 2 spot on the board from a 2 run homer by Jim Essian (only had 3 entire regular season). Would turn out to be a big hit as Langford would only give up 1 run in 7 strong innings. The A's would add insurance runs in the 4th and 6th and Elias Sosa would come on to pitch 2 innings for the save. The A's are now back in the series and they will look to even it up in game 4. Final Score: A's 4, Cardinals 2 WP:…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

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The Cardinals picked up game one but the A's still have a chance to steal home field with a win in Game 2. The A's sent John Henry Johnson to the mound countered by Bob Forsch for the Cards. Both teams get on the board early as the Cardinals get in a run in the bottom of the 1st and the A's got a run in the top of the 3rd. After St. Louis gets an RBI single from Mike Tyson in the 4th the A's finally grab a lead with 2 in the top of the 6th helped by an error by Jerry Mumphrey. The A's can't hold the lead as the Cards get 2 off reliever Bob Lacey in the 8th. Mike Tyson again with the huge double.…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Athletics vs Cardinals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Athletics, Cardinals
The 22 seed Oakland Athletics versus the 21 St. Louis Cardinals are the next match up in the play in round. The A's finished the season 69-93 and finished in 6th in the American Leagues West, while the Cardinals had a record of 69-93 and finished 5th in the National League East. The Cardinals started righty John Denny (14-11 2.96 Grade 14), the A's countered with right hander Matt Keough (8-15 3.24 Grade 12). The pitchers commanded this game except for 1 pitch to Ted Simmons who hit a 3 run homer in the first inning for all the runs in the game. Keough just allowed 1 more hit the rest of the game, but Denny was too tough tossing a 2 hit shoutout to give the Cardinals the 1-0…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

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Game 3 in New York is a must win for the Braves. This game featured good pitching from Mickey Mahler and Nino Espinosa. Unfortunately for the Braves the Mets pitching was better as Espinosa goes 8 strong in the 3-1. The Braves jumped out on top with a run in the top of the third but the Mets score 3 unanswered over the next 4 innings to seal the series. Lenny Randle with the big solo shot in the 5th that gave the Mets the lead they would not relinquish. WP: Nino Espinosa (1-0) LP: Mickey Mahler (0-1) Save: Dale Murray (1) HR's: Mets - Lenny Randle (1) The Mets sweep 3-0. Mets will move on to face the 15 seed Chicago Cubs.
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

1978, 1978 Tournament, Braves, Mets
The Mets come into Game 2 having taken home field advantage with a 10-7 win in game 1. Game 2 starters are Craig Swan (9-6 2.43 Grade 16) for the Mets versus Preston Hanna (7-13 5.13 Grade 1) for the Braves. The Mets ended this game before the Braves even got to bat with a 7 run first inning. The Mets had 8 hits including 7 singles. By the time Hanna got the third out this game was in complete Met control. The Braves would add a homer by Dale Murphy in the second but it was too little way to late. The Mets would go onto to add a couple of more runs including a solo shot by John Stearns. Swan would take care of the rest for a complete…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

1978, 1978 Tournament, Braves, Mets
The New York Mets the 24 seed and the Atlanta Braves the 23 seed are the next series in this play in round. The Mets had a record of 66-96 and finished last in the NL East, while the Braves where 69-93 also finishing last in the NL West. The starters for Game 1 are Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8) vs. Phil Niekro (19-18 2.88 Grade 15). Braves had their ace Niekro on the mound and got off to a good start on offense plating 3 in first highlighted be a Rowland Office 2 run homer. The Mets answered with 4 in the 3rd with a 3 run homer by Willie Montanez against the team he was an All-Star for in 1977. The Braves pounced back on top in the…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Blue Jays VS Mariners

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Blue Jays VS Mariners

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Game 3 saw Toronto fighting for its tournament life and starting Jim Clancy. Clancy could not stop the hot Seattle offense as Seattle plated 5 runs in the first 5 innings. Toronto also added 3 runs in the fifth aided by John Mayberry's homer to right. The big blow came when Craig Reynolds launched his second homer of the series in the 6th. The 3 run shot put the game out of reach and the Mariners into the next round where they will match up with the 16 seed Montreal Expos. Those two teams will play to see who will play in the sweet sixteen round. Final Score: Mariners 10, Blue Jays 4 WP: Jim Colborn (1-0) LP: Jim Clancy (0-1) HR's: Toronto - John Mayberry (1) Seattle - Craig…
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