APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 4 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Game 4 with the Dodgers leading 2 games to 1 has a pitching matchup of John Tudor (10-8 2.32 Grade 16Z) for the Dodgers against Dwight Gooden (18-9 3.19 Grade 14YZ) for the Mets.   These two pitchers came out like it was 1985 when they totally dominated the National League and finished 1-2 in the Cy Young vote. Gooden allows only 2 hits through 6 innings. In the 7th the Mets would get a runner to 2nd as John Shelby would single and steal second base. Gooden would set down the next two batters to keep the game scoreless.   Tudor was perfect through 6 innings. 18 up, 18 down with a trio of strikeouts. In the 7th Mookie Wilson would break up the perfect game with a single…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 3 – Los Angeles Dodgers vs New York Mets

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
Series tied at 1 and shifting to New York. We get a rain out day that allows the Dodgers to start Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.36 Grade 19 YZ) on  3 days rest against Ron Darling (17-9 3.25 Grade 13YZ).   The Dodgers would get to Darling early for a run as Mike Marshall would single in Kirk Gibson. In the bottom half the Mets would answer as Gregg Jefferies would double and Keith Hernandez would single him home. In the 2nd the Dodgers would get 2 unearned runs as a Wally Backman error allows Jeff Hamilton and Alfredo Griffin to score. In the 3rd the Dodgers would get an insurance run as John Shelby would single and Darryl Strawberry would misplay it and Shelby would get to second. Mike Scioscia…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 2 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 2 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
The Dodgers trying to go up 2-0 in the series send Tim Belcher (12-6 2.91 Grade XZG) to the hill opposite David Cone (20-3 2.22 Grade 19XZG).   The Mets would strike first again as they get 2 runs in the 2nd. Kevin McReynolds doubles in Darryl Strawberry and Cone would help himself with a sac fly to right to score McReynolds. Pitchers would keep them scoreless from there until the 6th when the Mets would get an insurance run. Strawberry lines a single to right and Gregg Jefferies scores just under the tag of Scioscia.   Cone kept throwing 0's on the board and in the 9th the Mets would get another run when Howard Johnson would like a homer down the right field line to make it 4-0.…
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APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 1 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

APBA 1988 NLCS Replay – Game 1 – New York Mets @ Los Angeles Dodgers

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Dodgers, Mets, NLCS
The NLCS features the New York Mets (100-60) winners of the NL East versus the Los Angeles Dodgers (94-67) winners of the NL West. The Mets send Dwight Gooden (18-9 3.19 Grade 14YZG)  to the mound against Cy Young winner Orel Hershiser (23-8 2.26 Grade 19 YZ).   The Dodgers would come out and grab the early lead with a run in the 1st as Frankin Stubbs would single in Steve Sax. In the 2nd they would score 3 off Gooden to open up a 4-0 lead. Big 2 out run scoring hits by Stubbs and Kirk Gibson the big blows. In the 5th the Dodger would get an insurance run as John Shelby would double off the center field wall scoring Mike Marshall.   Hershiser was on cruise control…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 7 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 7 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Winner take all and a trip to the World Series from Fenway Park. Starting pitchers are Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15YG) for the A's vs Bruce Hurst (18-6 3.66 Grade 11YZ) for the Red Sox.   The A's get on the board first in the 2nd as Mike Gallego lines a single to right center to score Stan Javier. The Red Sox would answer in a big way on the bottom half as they plate 4 runs and bat around. Big run scoring hits by Rich Gedman and Ellis Burks lead the way. In the top of the 3rd the A's would chip at the lead with a 2 spot. With one out Jose Canseco singles and Mark McGwire drives a homer out to center to make it 4-3.…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 6 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Red Sox get the series back to Fenway and send Mike Boddicker (13-15 3.39 Grade 13YZ) to the mound against Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11YZ).   The A's would strike first as with 2 outs in the 1st Jose Canseco would take Boddicker over the Green Monster for a quick 1-0 lead. Welch and Boddicker would be in complete control for the next 5 innings as we would still be 1-0 heading to the bottom of the 6th. The Red Sox would bar around and score 3 runs off Welch. Sac Fly from Dwight Evans and run scoring singles from Rich Gedman and Jody Reed account for the scoring.   Boddicker would come out for the 9th with the 3-1 lead. He would get the first 2 outs and…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 5 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 5 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Must win Game 5 for the Red Sox and they send their ace Roger Clemens (18-12 2.93 XYZG) vs Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y) for the A's.   The Red Sox come out again and grab an early run as Wade Boggs hits a sac fly to right that scores Ellis Burks. The A's would answer back in the bottom half with 2 runs courtesy of big 2 run homer to left by Mark McGwire. In the 3rd the Red Sox would finally get the big inning they have been looking for. Burks, Marty Barrett, and Boggs would get on base in front of Mike Greenwell how would deposit a Davis fastball in the right field seats. The Grand Slam would put the Red Sox up 5-2 with Clemens…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 4 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 4 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Broken record, but another great game! A's lead 2-1 in the series and send ace Dave Stewart (21-12 3.23 Grade 15YG) to the mound against lefty Bruce Hurst (18-6 3.66 Grade 11YZ).   The Red Sox come out of the gate and grab a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the first as Wade Boggs would double with 2 outs and Mike Greenwell would double to deep right center scoring Boggs. The A's would come back and tie the game in the second as Terry Steinbach doubles, Don Baylor singles, and Mike Gallego hits a sac fly to center that scores Steinbach under the tag of Rich Gedman.   The veteran pitchers would settle down and dominate as we would stay 1-1 into the 9th inning. After Stewart sets…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 3 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 3 – Boston Red Sox vs Oakland’s A’s

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, Athletics, Dodgers
Another really good game! Game 3 features a starting matchup of Mike Boddicker (13-15 3.39 Grade 13YZ) vs Bob Welch (17-9 3.64 Grade 11YZ).   Welch and Boddicker keep the bats under control for the first 3 innings. In the bottom of the 4th the A's break through against Boddicker. Carney Lansford would single up the middle and Dave Henderson would line a 2 run homer down the left field line. The Red Sox would answer right back with 2 of their own in the 5th as Todd Benzinger would double home Dwight Evans and Jody Reed.   The Sox would get the lead in the 6th as Jim Rice would drive in Wade Boggs with a clutch 2 out single. In the 7th they would add another as Marty…
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APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 2 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

APBA 1988 ALCS Replay – Game 2 – Oakland’s A’s vs Boston Red Sox

1988, 1988 Playoff Replay, ALCS, Athletics, Red Sox
Red Sox take Game 1 and send Roger Clemens (18-12 2.93 Grade 15XYZG) to the mound against Storm Davis (16-7 3.70 Grade 10Y).   Davis and Clemens are in complete control as we go scoreless through 4 innings. In the 5th the Red Sox would scratch across a run as Jody Reed would single to lead off, Rich Gedman would lay down the sacrifice and Wade Boggs would single to left center to drive him in. In the 7th they would one again use A-B-C baseball to get a run. Todd Benzinger would double to lead off, Reed would bunt him over and Gedman would hit a sac fly to right to give Clemens a 2-0 lead.   Clemens would be in complete control as he would only allow 3…
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