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 Mets vs Braves

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

1978, 1978 Tournament, Braves, Mets
Game 3 in New York is a must win for the Braves. This game featured good pitching from Mickey Mahler and Nino Espinosa. Unfortunately for the Braves the Mets pitching was better as Espinosa goes 8 strong in the 3-1. The Braves jumped out on top with a run in the top of the third but the Mets score 3 unanswered over the next 4 innings to seal the series. Lenny Randle with the big solo shot in the 5th that gave the Mets the lead they would not relinquish. WP: Nino Espinosa (1-0) LP: Mickey Mahler (0-1) Save: Dale Murray (1) HR's: Mets - Lenny Randle (1) The Mets sweep 3-0. Mets will move on to face the 15 seed Chicago Cubs.
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

1978, 1978 Tournament, Braves, Mets
The Mets come into Game 2 having taken home field advantage with a 10-7 win in game 1. Game 2 starters are Craig Swan (9-6 2.43 Grade 16) for the Mets versus Preston Hanna (7-13 5.13 Grade 1) for the Braves. The Mets ended this game before the Braves even got to bat with a 7 run first inning. The Mets had 8 hits including 7 singles. By the time Hanna got the third out this game was in complete Met control. The Braves would add a homer by Dale Murphy in the second but it was too little way to late. The Mets would go onto to add a couple of more runs including a solo shot by John Stearns. Swan would take care of the rest for a complete…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Braves

1978, 1978 Tournament, Braves, Mets
The New York Mets the 24 seed and the Atlanta Braves the 23 seed are the next series in this play in round. The Mets had a record of 66-96 and finished last in the NL East, while the Braves where 69-93 also finishing last in the NL West. The starters for Game 1 are Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8) vs. Phil Niekro (19-18 2.88 Grade 15). Braves had their ace Niekro on the mound and got off to a good start on offense plating 3 in first highlighted be a Rowland Office 2 run homer. The Mets answered with 4 in the 3rd with a 3 run homer by Willie Montanez against the team he was an All-Star for in 1977. The Braves pounced back on top in the…
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