Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Dodgers

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.

Final Score: Padres 1, Dodgers 0

WP: Gaylord Perry (1-0)

LP: Don Sutton (0-1)

Save: Rollie Fingers (3)

HR’s: None

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