Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Padres vs Cardinals

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Game 3 is a must win for the Cardinals at home and they send righty Pete Vuckovich (12-12 2.54 Grade 15) to the hill against Eric Rasmussen (12-10 4.06 Grade 6) for the Padres. The Padres would strike first with a 2 out RBI from Gene Tenace. The Cards would score 2 runs in the 4th and the 5th, while the Padres would score 3 (Oscar Gamble bug 3 run homer) in the 5th. After 5 innings we would be tied at 4. The Cards finally took the lead in the 6th scoring a run after a big double by Keith Hernandez. The Padres would counter quickly though taking the lead back with 2 in the 7th. The Padres go to their strength, the bullpen, but this time it was…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cards vs Padres

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cards vs Padres

1978, 1978 Tournament, Cardinals, Padres
Game 2 has the Cardinals looking to steal a game and go back to Busch tied, sending Bob Forsch (11-17 3.70 Grade 10) opposite Randy Jones (13-14 2.88 Grade 14). The Cardinals strike first in the 4th with a 2 spot, a 2 run homer by Jerry Morales the big hit. The Padres would answer with 2 of their own in the bottom half as Oscar Gamble drives in 2 with a base hit. The score would remain 2-2 until the bottom of the 8th as get a huge pinch him 2 RBI hit from Don Reynolds. The Cardinals would get a run off of Rollie Fingers due to an error but he would get the final out to save the victory. Padres now lead the series 2-0 as we…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Padres

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Cardinals vs Padres

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This second round matchup is the #21 St. Louis Cardinals, whom beat the #22 Oakland A's in the first round and the #14 San Diego Padres. Winner of this series will move onto face the #3 Los Angeles Dodgers. The St. Louis Cardinals finished the regular season at 69-93 good for 5th in the NL East and the Padres finished 84-78 which was 4th in the NL West. The Cardinals send John Denny (14-11 2.96 Grade 14) to the mound versus veteran Gaylord Perry (21-6 2.73 Grade 15). This matchup screams pitching duel and that is exactly what we got as both starters went 9 innings only allowing 1 run. The Padres got a run off Denny in the first via RBI single from Dave Winfield, while the Cards scratched…
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