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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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Mariners

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Expos vs Mariners

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Mariners
Must win game 3 for the Mariners as they return home to the Kingdome. The Expos start Woodie Fryman  (5-7 3.61 Grade 4) against Glenn Abbott (7-15 5.27 Grade 1). Well the Mariners needed a strong pitching performance but it was not to be. The Expos get all over Abbott scoring 7 runs in 3 innings. Andre Dawson connects on a long homer in the 1st. Dave Cash connects on a 3 run shot in the second, and Warren Cromartie jacks a two run shot in the 3rd. This would be all the Expos would need despite a rally by the Mariners to get within 2 runs in the 7th. Darold Knowles would come in late and hold off the Mariners for the save and the series win 3-0. WP:…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Expos

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mariners vs Expos

1978, 1978 Tournament, Expos, Mariners
Mariners look to steal game 2 and thus home field advantage send Paul Mitchell (8-14 4.18 Grade 4) to the mound, while Montreal counters with Steve Rogers (13-10 2.47 Grade 16). This one was over quick as the Expos strike for 6 in the 2nd inning including big RBI hits by pitcher Rogers and Ellis Valentine. The Mariners would scratch out a run against Rogers in the 7th but it was too late. Expos add 4 more insurance runs in the 8th courtesy of a Gary Carter grand slam homer making it 10-1. That would be the final score as Montreal takes a commanding 2-0 lead. WP: Steve Rogers (1-0) LP: Paul Mitchell (1-1) HR's: Gary Carter (1) Mariners go back home to the Kingdome down 2-0.
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