Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
Must win Game 4 for the Phillies after the heartbreaking defeat in Game 3. The Giants send Ed Halicki (9-10 2.85 Grade 13) to the mound versus lefty Randy Lerch (11-8 3.96 Grade 5). No score heading into the 4th, but the Phillies would crack through with 2 runs in the top half. RBI single by Mike Schmidt and RBI double by Richie Hebner giving Lerch some runs to play with. The Phillies would get 2 more in the 8th to take a 4-0 lead with Lerch in cruise control. The Giants still had fight in them though as they get a couple of walks and the a 3 run bomb from Mike Ivie to get the back into the game at 4-3. The Phillies would once again give the…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Phillies vs Giants

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
The Giants hoping that Candlestick Park will change their fortune sends John Montefusco (11-9 3.81 Grade 8) to the mound against right Larry Christenson (13-14 3.24 Grade 12). The Giants would grab the lead in the 2nd, scoring 3 runs. Terry Whitfield with a 2 run homer being the big blow. The Phillies would scratch across a run in the 5th to make it 3-1. Giants quickly got that run back in the 6th via RBI double by Jim Dwyer. They also added 2 more runs in the 7th to take a commanding 6-1 lead. The score would remain that way until the top of the 6th, then a crazy top of the 9th would ensue. Garry Maddox would lead off the 9th with a single and then Bob Boone…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
The Giants looking to even the series sends lefty Vida Blue (18-10 2.79 Grade 15) to the bump opposite Dick Ruthven (13-5 2.99 Grade 12) for the Phillies. Just as with Game 1 this one belonged to the pitchers. The get a run in the 2nd when Richie Hebner goes for a triple to drive in Greg Luzinski. In the 4th they would scratch another run with some ABC baseball. Mike Schmidt walked, Luzinski get a base knock, Hebner lays down a perfect sacrifice and Garry Maddox brings home Schmidt with a sac fly. That would be the only scoring of the games as Ruthven would throw a 4 hit shutout. The Phillies win 2-0 despite just 2 hits in the game and lead the series 2-0. Final Score: Phillies…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Giants vs Phillies

1978, 1978 Tournament, Giants, Phillies
This Sweet 16 matchup is the #9 seed San Francisco Giants vs the #8 seed Philadelphia Phillies. The Giants finished the season 89-73 3rd in the NL West. The Phillies 90-72 and are NL East Champions. The Giants would send stud lefty Bob Knepper (17-11 2.63 Grade 16) against another stud lefty in Steve Carlton (16-13 2.84 Grade 15). This matchup had the makings of a tight pitchers duel and that is exactly what we got. The Giants come out strong getting a lead off single by Bill Madlock and driven home by a clutch double by Jack Clark. The Phillies would answer with their own run, clutch 2 out hit by Ted Sizemore producing the RBI. Pitcher held the bats in check until the 7th, when the Phillies would…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Expos

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Expos

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Yankees
Must win game 4 has the Expos sending Woody Fryman (5-7 3.61 Grade 4) to the mound while the Yankees go with Jim Beattie (6-9 3.73 Grade 5). This one got out of hand early as the Yankees throw a 6 spot in the first inning. Another huge 3 run homer by Mickey Rivers was the big blow. With the Yankees in cruise control the Expos get a run in the 3rd and a couple in the sixth but it was too little too late. Sparky Lyle and Goose Gossage come on to get the final 9 outs and the Yankees are moving onto the Elite 8. Final Score: Yankees 8, Expos 5 WP: Jim Beattie (1-0) LP: Woody Fryman (1-1) Save: Goose Gossage (1) HR's: Yankees - Mickey Rivers (2),…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Expos

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Yankees vs Expos

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Yankees
We are at Stade Olympique for Game 3 with the Yanks taking the first 2. The Yankees send Dick Tidrow (7-11 3.84 Grade 6) to the mound opposite Steve Rogers (13-10 2.47 Grade 16) for the Expos. The Yankees jump on the ace pitcher right out of the gate, getting RBI singles from Lou Piniella and Reggie Jackson. The Expos answer right back getting 3 runs off Tidrow via a 3 run homer by Larry Parrish. The Expos had a 3-2 lead that would stay that way until the 6th. The 6th saw the Yankees get 2 runs to get the lead back. The would knock Rogers out of the game and get 4 more in the 7th, Mickey Rivers delivering the game clinching blow with a 3 run homer…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Yankees

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Yankees
Game 2 features 2 big time pitchers in Ross Grimsley (20-11  3.05 Grade 14) for the Expos and Ed Figueroa (20-9 2.99 Grade 15). This one had the potential to be a pitching duel and it didn't disappoint. The Expos would strike first scratching across a run in the top of the 4th. Ellis Valentine drives in Andre Dawson with a double to left center. The Yankees would come right back with 2 in the bottom half. After a 1 out single by Reggie Jackson, Craig Nettles lines a 2 run homer to right. That would be all the scoring as both pitchers go the distance. Figueroa only allows 2 hits and the Yankees take a 2-0 lead in the best of seven series. Final Score: Yankees 2, Expos 1…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Yankees

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Yankees

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Yankees
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #16 Montreal Expos winners of their second round matchup with the Mariners and the #1 overall seed New York Yankees. The Expos finished 76-86 good for 4th in the NL East. The Yankees finished 100-63 1st in the AL East and was World Champions. Game 1 saw Montreal send Dan Schatzeder (7-7 3.07 Grade 10) to the mound versus Cy Young Winner Ron Guidry (25-3 1.74 Grade 24). Yankees waste no time coming out of the gates scoring. They score 2 in the first, Reggie Jackson hitting a 2 run bomb. They come right back and get 4 more in the 2nd for a commanding 6-0 lead. The Yanks add 4 more in the 8th, Lou Piniella with a 3 run shot to left.…
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1978 Tournament Replay – Sweet 16 Set

1978, 1978 Tournament
Sweet 16 is now set for the 1978 Tournament. See the PDF here. #16 Montreal Expos vs. #1 New York Yankees #9 San Francisco Giants vs. #8 Philadelphia Phillies #12 California Angels vs. #5 Cincinnati Reds #13 Detroit Tigers vs. #4 Milwaukee Brewers #14 San Diego Padres vs. #3 Los Angeles Dodgers #11 Texas Rangers vs. #6 Kansas City Royals #10 Pittsburgh Pirates vs. #7 Baltimore Orioles #23 New York Mets vs. #2 Boston Red Sox
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