Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Orioles

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Orioles

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Game 3 from Memorial Stadium has a matchup of Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14) versus Scott McGregor (15-13 3.32 Grade 12). Pitchers have this game under control as the score remains 0-0 through 5 innings. In the top of the 6th the Red Sox would scratch across 2 runs. Fred Lynn with a sac fly and Carlton Fisk with an RBI single. The score would remain 2-0 until the bottom of the ninth when Eddie Murray would hit a 2 run homer to right to tie the game. Orioles would bring in Don Stanhouse in the 10th and the Red Sox would get a run as Fred Lynn would double and score on an error by Ken Singleton. The Orioles could not come back again in the bottom half…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Game 2 from Fenway features a pitching matchup of Dennis Martinez (16-11 3.52 Grade 12) versus lefty Bill Lee (10-10 3.46 Grade 9). The Orioles make a couple of lineup order changes and it pays quick dividends as Larry Harlow hits a lead off solo homer. The Red Sox would come back and get 3 in the 2nd inning. Dwight Evans with a huge 2 RBI triple the big hit in the inning. In the 6th the Sox would add 2 more Carl Yastrzemski singles home Jim Rice and Carlton Fisk doubles home Yastrzemski. The Orioles would get back into the game with 2 runs in the 8th but Bob Stanley would come on to get the last 4 outs and secure the win. Final Score: Red Sox 5, Orioles…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Orioles vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Orioles, Red Sox
Game 1 of this Elite 8 matchup between the #7 seed Baltimore Orioles and the #2 seed Boston Red Sox features a pitching matchup between Mike Flanagan (19-15 4.03 Grade 10) versus Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11). After a scoreless 1st inning the game gets offensive. Red Sox score a run in the second and then score 2 more in the 3rd courtesy of a 2 run homer by Jim Rice. The Orioles would answer with a run in the 4th, but the Red Sox would tally 3 more in the bottom half. Rick Burleson with a 3 run homer to make it 6-1 Red Sox. The Orioles would get right back in it as Ken Singleton would take Tiant deep for a 3 run homer. With the score…
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1978 Tournament Results – Red Sox beat Mets 4-2

1978 Tournament Results – Red Sox beat Mets 4-2

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Red Sox beat the Mets 4 games to 2 in this Sweet 16 matchup. Game 1 - Red Sox 1, Mets 0 Game 2 - Red Sox 3, Mets 0 Game 3 - Mets 6, Red Sox 5 Game 4 - Red Sox 3, Mets 2 Game 5 - Mets 1, Red Sox 0 Game 6 - Red Sox 4, Mets 1 Series MVP: Jerry Koosman 1 win 0 losses 19 IP, no runs, 9 hits, and 16K's. I know the Mets lost but that stat line is crazy against the Red Sox offense.
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Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

Game 6 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Back to Fenway for Game 6 and the Red Sox send Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) to the mound. Mets counter with Grade A pitcher Craig Swan (9-6 2.43 Grade 16). The Red Sox would take control of Game 6 by scoring single runs in each of the first four innings. Jim Rice once again homers in the bottom of the first. Butch Hobson hits a solo homer in the second. Carlton Fisk and Jerry Remy also with big RBI hits. The Mets would get a run in the 4th but not get a runner past 1st base the rest of the game. Bob Stanley would come in and get the last 6 outs and the Red Sox win the game 4-1 and the series 4-2. Final Score: Red…
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Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

Game 5 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Must win Game 5 for the Mets as they send Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8) to the mound. Red Sox send Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14). Could this game hold up to the classic game 1 from these two teams and pitchers. Almost.... The Mets would get a run in the second as an error by Carl Yastrzemski allows John Stearns to score. This would be the only run scored in the game as Koosman goes the distance allowing only 4 hits. Mets win 1-0 and still trail the series 3-2. Final Score: Mets 1, Red Sox 0 WP: Jerry Koosman (2-1) LP: Dennis Eckersley (0-1) HR's: None
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Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

Game 4 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Game 4 from Shea has Boston starting Bill Lee (10-10 3.46 Grade 9) against Pat Zachry (10-6 3.33 Grade 8). The Mets would get a run in the first only to have the Red Sox get that run back in the 3rd off the bat of Carl Yastrzemski. Yaz's RBI single would be the last scoring of the game until the top of the 7th. The Red Sox would get a 2 out, 2 run double by Carlton Fisk to give the Red Sox a 3-1 lead. The Mets would get one run back in the 8th to make it a one run game but Bob Stanley would close the game out and give the Red Sox a 3-1 series lead. Final Score: Red Sox 3, Mets 2 WP: Bill…
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Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

Game 3 – 1978 Tournament Replay Red Sox vs Mets

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
As the series shifts to Shea Stadium the Mets send Nino Espinosa (11-15 4.73 Grade 3) to the mound opposite Luis Tiant (13-8 3.31 Grade 11). The Red Sox would come out quick as Jim Rice would drive in 2 runs with a base hit in the first to give the Red Sox a quick 2-0 lead. The Mets would finally dent the scoreboard with a run in the 3rd via a sacrifice fly by Elliott Maddox (only hit 2 in the regular season).The Red Sox would add an insurance run with yet another RBI from Jim Rice, this time a 2 out double to left. The Mets would tie in the bottom of the 6th as Willie Montanez would draw a 2 out walk and then John Stearns would…
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Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

Game 2 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
Game 2 starters are Mike Torrez (16-13 3.96 Grade 8) for the Red Sox and Craig Swan (9-6 2.46 Grade 16) for the Mets. Once again pitching is in control early as we are scoreless through 3. In the bottom of the 4th the Red Sox would break through against Swan. Jim Rice would hit a long 2 run homer to give the Red Sox the 2-0 advantage. The Red Sox would add another in the inning on an error by Doug Flynn. The 3 runs would be all Torrez would need as he goes the distance throwing a shutout while only allowing 5 hits. The Mets have went 21 inning without scoring a run and are now down 0-2. Final Score: Red Sox 3, Mets 0 WP: Mike Torrez…
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Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

Game 1 – 1978 Tournament Replay Mets vs Red Sox

1978, 1978 Tournament, Mets, Red Sox
This Sweet 16 matchup features the #23 seed New York Mets vs the #2 Boston Red Sox. The Mets finished 66-96 and 6th in the NL East, while the Red Sox finished 99-64 losing the famous one game playoff to the Yankees to finish 2nd in the AL East. The Mets would start left Jerry Koosman (3-15 3.75 Grade 8) against right hander Dennis Eckersley (20-8 2.99 Grade 14). What a first game of the series as BOTH starters throw 10 shutout innings. Koosman allows only 5 hits while striking out 10, and Eckersley only allows 4 hits while striking out 4. The bullpen would continue the pitching mastery until the bottom of the 12th. Carl Yastrzemski would walk, Fred Lynn would single and Dwight Evans would double to bring…
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