Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Game 4 has the Dodgers sending young right hander Bob Welch (7-4 2.02 Grade 13) to the hill against Bob Owchinko (10-13 3.56 Grade 9). For the first time in the series the Dodgers would strike first. The get 3 in the first off Owchinko, RBI single by Reggie Smith is followed by a 2 run homer by Steve Garvey. Welch would not give up a run until Gene Tenace would hit a curve ball over the left field wall to make it 3-1 Dodgers. The Dodgers would give Welch some breathing room with 2 more runs in the 6th. Davey Lopes and Bill Russell with huge RBI hits. The Dodgers would bring in Terry Forster in to get the save and even the series. 4 games all won by…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Dodgers vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Almost a must win Game 3 for the Dodgers and they send Tommy John (17-10 3.30 Grade 12) to the mound. The Padres trying to take complete control send Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6). The Padres would jump out on top getting 2 quick runs off John in the first inning. RBI by Gene Richards and Dave Winfield puts the pressure on the Dodgers offense. They would finally respond with a run in the 4th via RBI double by Ron Cey. They would come right back and get 2 more in the 5th Steve Garvey and Cey once again driving in runs. With the score 3-2 the Dodgers would break the game open scoring 3 in the 8th and 3 more in the 9th. John would go the distance…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
Game 2 features lefty Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14) opposite right Burt Hooton (19-10 2.71 Grade 15). Another game, another top flight pitching match up. Jones and Hooton would be in control until the Padres would get 2 in the 4th. RBI double by Gene Richards and RBI single by Oscar Gamble account for the runs. This would be more than Jones would need as he would go the distance only allowing 3 hits. The Padres have come into Chavez Ravine and took the first two games while holding the Dodgers scoreless. Padres win 2-0 and take a 2-0 lead in the series as it shifts to San Diego Stadium. Final Score: Padres 2, Dodgers 0 WP: Randy Jones (2-0) LP: Burt Hooton (0-1) HR's: None
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Dodgers, Padres
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #14 seed San Diego Padres vs. the #3 Los Angeles Dodgers. The Padres finished 84-78 and 4th in the NL West. The Dodgers finished 95-67 and was NL West and National League Champions. The Padres send Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15) to the mound vs Don Sutton (15-11 3.55 Grade 11). This game featured two top level pitchers and they didn't disappoint. Perry goes 7 innings giving up 6 hits and no runs. Sutton goes 8 innings and only gives up one run as a lead off walk to Bill Almon would result in the lone run of the game scoring. Rollie Fingers would get the last 6 outs and the Padres come out and take home field away with a 1-0 victory.…
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1978 Tournament Results – Brewers beat Tigers 4-3

1978 Tournament Results – Brewers beat Tigers 4-3

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Tigers
Brewers beat the Tigers 4-3 in this Sweet 16 matchup. Game 1 - Brewers 7, Tigers 2 Game 2 - Tigers 2, Brewers 1 Game 3 - Brewers 6, Tigers 5 Game 4 - Tigers 3, Brewers 2 Game 5 - Brewers 2, Tigers 0 Game 6 - Tigers 3, Brewers 2 Game 7 - Brewers 5, Tigers 4 Teams took turns winning games in this fun series. 5 games decided by 1 run, just amazing. The Brewers move onto to face the #5 Cincinnati Reds in the Elite 8.
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Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

Game 7 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Tigers
Winner take all Game 7 from County Stadium in Milwaukee. Brewers start lefty Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) while the Tigers counter with right hander Dave Rozema (9-12 3.14 Grade 12). The Brewers would jump on top early as Sal Bando drills a two run shot in the first. The Tigers would bounce back with two of their own as John Wockenfuss doubles to left. With the score tied at 2 the Tigers would get single runs in the 4th and the 5th to take a 4-2 lead. Ben Oglivie would get an RBI single in the 5th to pull the Brewers to within a run, where it would remain until the bottom of the 7th. In the seventh Robin Yount would double and would come home via another…
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Tigers vs Brewers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Tigers
Must win Game 6 for the Tigers has them sending Milt Wilcox (13-13 3.76 Grade 8) to the mound against Lary Sorensen (18-12 3.21 Grade 14). The Tigers did exactly what the needed to do grabbing a quick 2-0 lead in the first. Rusty Staub and Milt May providing RBI. The Tigers would get another one in the 4th to take a 3-0 lead into the late innings. The Brewers would finally get to Wilcox in the 7th as Paul Molitor and Don Money get RBI singles to bring the game to a 3-2 score. The Tigers would bring on closer John Hiller with 2 outs in the 8th and he would get the final 4 outs to preserve the game and send us to a 1978 Tournament first Game…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Tigers
With the series tied at 2, pivotal Game 5 startes are stud lefty Mike Caldwell (22-9 2.36 Grade 19) versus Jim Slaton (17-11 4.12 Grade 8). The Brewers would grab a run early as Larry Hisle drives in Paul Molitor for 1-0 lead for the Brewers. This would be all Caldwell would need as he was in complete control only allowing 1 hit (Double by Aurelio Rodriguez in the 3rd) in the complete game shutout. Slaton pitched a great game as well going the distance allowing only 2 runs and 6 hits. Caldwell did exactly what you expect from your ace stopper. Brewers now lead the series 3-2 as we head back to County Stadium. Final Score: Brewers 2, Tigers 0 WP: Mike Caldwell (2-0) LP: Jim Slaton (0-3) HR's:…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Tigers
Game 4 has the Tigers trying to even the series and sending Jack Billingham (15-8 3.88 Grade 8) to the hill opposite lefty Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4). Pitchers come out on point in this one as through 5 inning only the Brewers manage to get a single run. In the bottom of the 6th the Tigers would finally get to Travers, scoring 2 runs. Huge bases loaded double by Steve Kemp providing the RBI. Billingham kept the Tigers at bay until the 8th when Larry Hisle sends a moon shot to center to even the score at 2. That would be the end of both starter's nights, both giving their teams great outings. The bullpens for both teams would come in and pitch well. The Brewers would bring…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Brewers vs Tigers

1978, 1978 Tournament, Brewers, Tigers
Pivotal Game 3, with the series tied at 1, has Jerry Augustine (13-12 4.54 Grade 4) for the Brewers vs Dave Rozema (9-12 3.14 Grade 12) for the Tigers. The Brewers would get a quick lead as Paul Molitor would send the first pitch of the game over the left field wall for a 1-0 lead. They would come right back and get 5 more off Rozema, Don Money with a 3 run shot to center. With the Brewers up 6-0, the Tigers would come roaring back with a huge 5 run inning in the 5th. Aurelio Rodriguez with a big homer to get the Tigers back in the game. With the game 6-5 the Brewers would turn to their bullpen. Bob McClure and Bill Castro get the last 12…
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