Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Reds vs Brewers

Elite 8 matchup between the #5 Cincinnati Reds and the #4 Milwaukee Brewers. Game 1 features a pitching matchup between Fred Norman (11-9 3.70 Grade 7) versus Bill Travers (12-11 4.41 Grade 4).

The Brewers score the first run of the series in the second on an RBI hit from Robin Yount. Reds would answer in the 3rd with a solo homer to right by Joe Morgan. In the bottom of the 3rd the Brewers would answer the Reds run with a run of their own as Larry Hisle drives home Paul Molitor.

After the Reds get another run in the 4th to tie the game at 2, the Brewers score 6 unanswered. The 5th being the big inning as they get RBI’s from Hisle, Cecil Cooper, and Gorman Thomas. Travers and Bill Castro finish up the Reds for a 1-0 series lead for the Brewers.

Final Score: Brewers 8, Reds 2

WP: Bill Travers (1-0)

LP: Fred Norman (1-1)

HR’s: Reds – Joe Morgan (1)

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