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.
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.
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.
Second series in the 93 Tournament has the #2 San Francisco Giants vs the #15 Seattle Mariners. The Giants won 103 games and just missed the playoffs as the Braves won 104. They feature a dynamic lineup, led by MVP Barry Bonds. The Mariners finished 82-80 good for 4th in the AL West. They have young stars Ken Griffey Jr. and Randy Johnson to lead the way. The Giants win Game 1 5-3 as the Giants get good pitching from Bill Swift and plenty of offense from Robby Thompson. Thompson would homer and double to give the Giants the lead and Rod Beck would save it for a 1-0 series lead. Box Score below.
Well I would like to provide screen caps with stats and a brief summary but my newness to this software shown through as I deleted the series. I had a couple of series I was testing with and I was removing the clutter, bad decision. The Braves did win the game behind Greg Maddux and a big homer by Ron Gant. The Braves will move on to face the winner of theÂ 9 Rangers and 8 Cardinals in Elite 8 action. Next series is the #2 seed SanFrancisco Giants and Barry Bonds vs the #15 seed Seattle Mariners and Ken Griffey Jr.