Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
Game 3 is a must win for the Cardinals at home and they send righty Pete Vuckovich (12-12 2.54 Grade 15) to the hill against Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres. The Padres would strike first with a 2 out RBI from Gene Tenace. The Cards would score 2 runs in the 4th and the 5th, while the Padres would score 3 (Oscar Gamble bug 3 run homer) in the 5th. After 5 innings we would be tied at 4. The Cards finally took the lead in the 6th scoring a run after a big double by Keith Hernandez. The Padres would counter quickly though taking the lead back with 2 in the 7th. The Padres go to their strength, the bullpen, but this time it was…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cards vs Padres

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cards vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
Game 2 has the Cardinals looking to steal a game and go back to Busch tied, sending Bob Forsch (11-17 3.70 Grade 10) opposite Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). The Cardinals strike first in the 4th with a 2 spot, a 2 run homer by Jerry Morales the big hit. The Padres would answer with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Oscar Gamble drives in 2 with a base hit. The score would remain 2-2 until the bottom of the 8th as get a huge pinch him 2 RBI hit from Don Reynolds. The Cardinals would get a run off of Rollie Fingers due to an error but he would get the final out to save the victory. Padres now lead the series 2-0 as we…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Padres

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
This second round matchup is the #21 St. Louis Cardinals, whom beat the #22 Oakland A's in the first round and the #14 San Diego Padres. Winner of this series will move onto face the #3 Los Angeles Dodgers. The St. Louis Cardinals finished the regular season at 69-93 good for 5th in the NL East and the Padres finished 84-78 which was 4th in the NL West. The Cardinals send John Denny (14-11 2.96 Grade 14) to the mound versus veteran Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15). This matchup screams pitching duel and that is exactly what we got as both starters went 9 innings only allowing 1 run. The Padres got a run off Denny in the first via RBI single from Dave Winfield, while the Cards scratched…
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Hurricane Irma delay over with time to Play Ball!!

1978 Tournament, General, Site Information
bluPixel Studio was hit pretty hard by Hurricane Irma but we are starting to get back on our feet and will get back to the 1978 Tournament. Starting with the play in series #13 Detroit vs. #19 Chicago White Sox. This tournament is getting better and better and we can't wait to finish it up and see who comes out on top. Game 1 results of this matchup will be posted tomorrow around 8 EST. Hope everyone is having a great day/weekend.
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Mets vs Cubs

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Mets vs Cubs

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cubs, Mets
Winner take all Game 5 pits a rematch of Game 1 starters Pat Zachry (10-6 3.33 Grade 8) vs Rick Reuschel (14-15 3.41 Grade 12). Pitchers would be in control early even though the Cubs would strand 6 runners through the first 4 innings. This would haunt them as the Mets would plate single runs in the 4th and the 5th. Lee Mazzilli and Tim Foli providing the RBI. The Cubs would get on the board in the 5th with a sac fly from Bobby Murcer. Reuschel would go the distance and not give up anymore runs unfortunately for the Cubs they could not score again either. Skip Lockwood would come on to get the save and send the Mets to the Sweet 16 with an upset of Chicago. Final…
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Cubs vs Mets

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Cubs vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cubs, Mets
Game 4 is a must win for the Cubbies as the send Dave Roberts (6-8 5.25 Grade 1) to the mound as the Mets send Nino Espinosa (11-15 4.73 Grade 3). The Cubs would strike first with RBI single by Bobby Murcer. Bill Buckner added a RBI double in the 3rd and Ivan DeJesus added a sac fly RBI in the 4th. The Mets would finally add a run off Burris in the 4th, but the Cubs strike back with single runs in the 5th and the 6th. With the score 5-1 the Mets would get back to back RBI doubles from Willie Montanez and John Stearns to tighten the game up. The Cubs bring in Bruce Sutter for the last 2 innings for the save and force a decisive…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Cubs vs Mets

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Cubs vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cubs, Mets
Game 3 at Shea Stadium would pit Ray Burris (7-13 4.75 Grade 3) vs Craig Swan (9-6 2.43 Grade 16). Cubs try to jump back in front of the series versus the Grade A pitcher in Swan. The Mets would have none of that as they jump out in front with a 3 spot in the bottom of the 1st. The Mets would add a single run in the 3rd and would also add a 3 spot in the 7th courtesy of a 3 run homer by Lee Mazzilli. The Cubs would try to scratch back in the game as Dave Kingman hits a 3 run homer in the 8th, but Swan and the Mets pen would get the last 6 outs. This gives the underdog Mets a 2-1 lead…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Mets vs Cubs

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Mets vs Cubs

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cubs, Mets
Cubs enter game 2 needing a win after giving away game 1 late. The Cubs send Dennis Lamp (7-15 3.30 Grade 12) to the mound while the Mets counter with Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8). The Mets jump on the board in the first with a lead off triple by Lenny Randle and a sac fly by Tim Foli. The Cubs answered back with 2 in the bottom of the first including RBI by Greg Gross and Bill Buckner. The offenses would be on hiatus after until the Mets scratched across a run in the 7th. RBI double by catcher John Stearns being the big hit. With the score tied in the 8th the Cubs would get 2 off Koosman huge hits by Bobby Murcer and Manny Trillo. Bruce…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Cubs

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Cubs

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cubs, Mets
This second round match features the #23 New York Mets, who defeated the #22 Atlanta Braves, and the #15 Chicago Cubs. The winner of this series will go onto to face the #2 Boston Red Sox in the Sweet 16. The Mets finished the season 66-96 and finished 6th in the NL East and the Cubs 79-83 and third in the NL East. The Mets send Pat Zachry (10-6 3.33 Grade 8) to the mound vs the Cubs Rick Reuschel (14-15 3.41 Grade 12). The Cubs would get to Zachry in the first inning with 2 runs and another 2 spot in the 4th to take a 4-0 lead. It would stay that way until the Mets get on the board with 2 in the 6th with a 2 out…
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