The Phillies and the Cardinals play a great 5 game series as the Phillies win Game 5 1-0 in 11 innings. Just a great competitive series as all of them have been so far. Ready for more!! Game 1 Busch StadiumCardinals 6, Phillies 1WP: Joaquin Andujar (1-0)LP: Steve Carlton (0-1) Game 2 Busch StadiumPhillies 4, Cardinals 1WP: John Denny (1-0)LP: Bob Forsch (0-1) Game 3 Veterans StadiumPhillies 3, Cardinals 2WP: Charles Hudson (1-0)LP: Dave LaPoint (0-1)Save: Al Holland (1) Game 4 Veterans StadiumCardinals 9, Phillies 3WP: Joaquin Andujar (2-0)LP: Steve Carlton (0-2) Game 5 Busch StadiumPhillies 1, Cardinals 0WP: Al Holland (1-0)LP: Doug Bair (0-1) 83 Phillies move on to face the Cardinals again, this time the 85 Cardinals.
In another fun and exciting series the 84 San Diego Padres edge the 80 Philadelphia Phillies. Series went back and forth with crazy moments for both teams. Padres move on to face the #1 seed 86 New York Mets. Game 1 Jack Murphy StadiumPadres 2, Phillies 0WP: Eric Show (1-0)LP: Steve Carlton (0-1) Game 2 Jack Murphy StadiumPhillies 5, Padres 0WP: Dick Ruthven (1-0)LP: Ed Whitson (0-1) Game 3 Veterans StadiumPadres 6, Phillies 5WP: Mark Thurmond (1-0)LP: Ron Reed (0-1)Save: Goose Gossage (1) Game 4 Veterans StadiumPhillies 6, Padres 5WP: Tug McGraw (1-0)LP: Goose Gossage (0-1) Game 5 Jack Murphy StadiumPadres 3, Phillies 2WP: Ed Whitson (1-1)LP: Dick Ruthven (1-1)Save: Craig Lefferts (1)
The Braves sweep past the Phillies behind great pitching allowing only 6 runs in the whole series. Fred McGriff homers twice and drives in 6 runs as the Braves will move onto the Elite 8 to face the winner of the Reds/Mets series. Game Summaries Below:
The Astros having taken both games in Philadelphia send Joe Niekro (20-12 3.55 Grade 13Z) to the mound against Larry Christensen (5-1 4.03 Grade 4YZ) for the Phillies. The Phillies again come out of the gate a grab an early lead with a run in the 2nd. Bob Boone sends in Greg Luzinski with an RBI single. The Astros would answer with 2 big runs in the 3rd. Joe Morgan singles in Terry Puhl and Jose Cruz singles in Enos Cabell. The Phillies would answer right back with 2 of their own in the 5th. Bake McBride triples in Pete Rose and Mike Schmidt hits a sac fly to center to give the Phillies the 3-2 lead. The bottom of the 4th was huge for the Astros as…
The Astros look to take both games in Philly send Nolan Ryan (11-10 3.35 Grade 13X) to the mound against Dick Ruthven (17-10 3.55 Grade 11Z). The Phillies down 1-0 in the series grab the early lead with a run in the first via Bake McBride solo blast off Ryan. In the 3rd the Phillies would add another run as Pete Rose would double and one out later Mike Schmidt would double down the line to score Rose. Ruthven was pitching great until the Astros finally break through with a run in the 5th as Art Howe hits a curve ball over the centerfield wall. In the 6th the Astros would get 3 big runs as Jose Cruz would double in Terry Puhl and Cesar Cedano would blast…
Game 1 of the ALCS has a pitching matchup of Ken Forsch (12-13 3.20 Grade 13Z) for the Astros against Cy Young winner Steve Carlton (24-9 2.34 Grade 19XZ) for the Phillies. Forsch and Carlton keep the offenses at bay in the first 3 innings. In the 4th the Astros would finally break through against Carlton. Jose Cruz would double in Enos Cabell and then Cesar Cedano would launch a homer to dead centerfield to make it 3-0. The Phillies would dent the scoreboard in the 5th as Mike Schmidt just misses a homer as he triples off the top of the wall in the left center to drive in Pete Rose. In the 8th the Phillies would get a double from Rose and a walk to Bake McBride…
The #6 seed Montreal Expos take out the #3 seed and NL Champ Phillies 4 games to 3. The Expos would race out to a 3-1 series lead before the Phillies would come back to force Game 7 in Philadelphia. The Expos would bring the bats to Game 7 and crack 3 homers including one by series MVP Marquis Grissom (.483 3HR 9RBI). The Expos will move on to face the winner of the Astros/Mariners series. Recaps below.
Phillies score in the bottom of the 9th to win the game 5-4 and the series 4-2. Jim Eisenrich drives in 11 runs in the series to be named MVP. Phillies move onto the Elite 8 where they will face the winner of the Expos and Orioles series. Box Score below
Steve Buechele and Sammy Sosa hit homers off Curt Schilling as the Cubs bomb Phillie pitching and win the game 11-4 and keep the series alive. We head back to Veterans Stadium for Game 6. Box Score below.
Sammy Sosa and Ryne Sandberg hit homers but it isn't enough as the Phillies bomb Randy Myers and Bob Scanlan to the tune of 7 runs in the 8th for a 9-4 win. The Phillies have a 3-1 lead now in the series as Game 5 will come to us from Wrigley. Box score below.