Cubs get a huge win down 2-0 in the series as Greg Hibbard goes 6 1/3 scoreless in a 7-4 win. Dwight Smith and Sammy Sosa drive in big runs and the Cubs bullpen barely holds on. Cubs are now back in the series down 1-2 with Game 4 from Wrigley tomorrow. Box Score below.
Phillies win Game 2 7-1 as Tommy Greene scatters 7 hits and only allows 1 run. Jim Eisenrich has 3 big RBI and the Cubs can't get hits with runners in scoring position. Series is now 2-0 Philadelphia as we head back to Chicago for Game 3. Box Score is below.
Game 2 of the 79 NLCS has a pitching matchup of Jim Bibby (12-4 2.81 Grade 10YZ) for the Pirates and Frank Pastore (6-7 4.25 Grade 3YZ) for the Reds. The Pirates would jump on Pastore for a quick run in the 1st as John Milner would drive in Dave Parker with a single. The Reds would answer with a run of their own in the 1st as George Foster would hit a sac fly scoring Joe Morgan. Pitchers would settle as innings 2-4 would have no team able to plate a run. In the 5th the Pirates would grab the lead again as Bill Madlock would deliver the 2 out RBI to make it a 2-1 game. The score would remain 2-1 until the bottom of the…
Next series features the 14 seed Chicago Cubs vs the 3 seed Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies finished the regular season 97-65 and beat the Braves in the NLCS. The would lose to the Toronto Blue Jays in the World Series. The Cubs finished the season 84-78 and 4th in the NL East to the Phillies. The Phillies win Game 1 6-4 behind a huge 5 run 5th. Curt Schilling gets the win while "Wild Thing' Mitch Williams grabs the save. Game 2 features startes Tommy Greene and Jose Guzman. Box score below.
The 1979 NLCS Playoff Replay has the NL West winning Cincinnati Reds (90-71) versus the NL East Champion Pittsburgh Pirates (98-64). The starters for Game 1 are John Candelaria (14-9 3.22 Grade 12Z) for the visiting Pirates and Tom Seaver (16-6 3.14 Grade 13YZ) for the Reds. In a 5 game set the first game is even more important and both pitchers come out strong as we go scoreless through 3 innings. In the 4th the Pirates break through against Tom Terrific. After 2 outs to start the inning, Dave Parker and Willie Stargell would draw walks. Next man up John Milner lines a huge homer down the right field line to give the Pirates a 3-0 lead. In the 6th the Pirates would add to their lead and…
Mariners score 2 unearned runs in the 1st and Jay Buhner hits a huge 2 run homer as they complete the huge upset winning 4-1. The Mariners would win 4 in a row after falling behind 2-0. One of the tournament favorites is out as Barry Bonds and Matt Williams couldn't get the big hits with runners in scoring position. Box Score
Randy Johnson and Bill Swift both get roughed up as Greg Litton hits a huge solo homer in the 8th to give the Mariners a 7-6 lead. Norm Charlton gets Barry Bonds and Matt Williams out with runners on 1st and 3rd in the 9th. Mariners take the series lead 3-2 as we head back to San Francisco. Box Score is below.