APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: (#5) Reds neutralize the (#12) Padres

PRELIMINARY ROUND (Best of Three)

SERIES #5

Series #5 of my 1969 APBA MLB tournament has the #5 Cincinnati Reds (89-73) vs the #12 expansion San Diego Padres (52-110).

This series is the first of 4 NL preliminary rounds series.

Game 1:  Cincinnati (Maloney BY, 0-0) at San Diego (Niekro CZ, 0-0)

maloney_jim_1969_topps  VS  niekro_joe_1969_topps

With Cincy paying visit to SD, it did not take long for the Reds to start showing off their power.  The Reds scored 3 in the first, with the help of a 2-run homer by Lee May.  In the 2nd it was Alex Johnson hitting a 3-run bomb, putting the Reds up 6-0, and knocking out Padre starter, Joe Niekro.  San Diego’s Al Ferrera hit a solo-HR in the bottom of the 2nd, 6-1 Reds lead.  Bobby Tolan and Johnny Bench would add homers as the Reds route the Padres.  Final score: Reds 12, Padres 5.  The Reds lead the series, 1 game to 0.

Game #1
 San Diego Stadium

 CINCINNATI REDS (0-0) at SAN DIEGO PADRES (0-0)
 Maloney(CIN) vs. Niekro(SDP)

                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R  H E
                   - - - - - - - - -   -  - -
 CINCINNATI REDS   3 3 0 1 2 1 1 1 0  12 18 1
 SAN DIEGO PADRES  0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1   5  7 3

 W- Maloney(1-0) L- Niekro(0-1)

 HR- (SDP) Ferrara(1),in 2nd 
 (CIN) May(1),in 1st Johnson(1),in 2nd Tolan(1),in 4th Bench(1),in 8th 
 2B- (SDP) Cannizzaro(1) 
 SB- (CIN) Rose(1) Perez(1) 
 HBP-(CIN) Johnson(1) 
 SF- (SDP) Gaston(1) 

Cincinnati leads series 1 game to 0.

Game 2:  San Diego (Kirby C, 0-0) at Cincinnati (Merritt CYZ, 0-0)

kirby_clay_1969_topps  VS  merritt_jim_1969_topps

Game 2 in Cincinnati, played out completely different than Game 1.  Each team traded runs in the 2nd inning.  Cincinnati had lost Johnny Bench (5 for 6 in the series) for the remainder of the game due to a 4th inning injury.  The score remained 1-1 until the top of the 9th.  San Diego put up 2 runs, giving them a great chance to force a decisive game 3.  But in the bottom of the 9th, with a run already across to make it a 3-2 game, 2 on and 2 outs, pinch-hitter Jim Stewart connected for a 3-run homer, as Crosley Field erupts in jubilation and a sigh of relief.  The final score:  Cincinnati 5, San Diego 3.  Cincinnati wins the series, 2 games to none.  The Reds have earned themselves a NL Quarterfinal match-up vs the #4 NL seed, the San Francisco Giants.

Game #2
 Crosley Field

SAN DIEGO PADRES (0-1) at CINCINNATI REDS (1-0)
 Kirby(SDP) vs. Merritt(CIN)

                   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R H E
                   - - - - - - - - -   - - -
 SAN DIEGO PADRES  0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2   3 8 0
 CINCINNATI REDS   0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4   5 8 0

 W- Granger(1-0) L- Reberger(0-1)

 HR- (CIN) Stewart(1),in 9th 
 3B- (SDP) Gaston(1) 
 2B- (CIN) Rose(1) 
 CS- (CIN) Rose(1)

Cincinnati wins the series, 2 games to 0.  San Diego is eliminated.

The MVP of the series is Jim Stewart:  1 for 2, 1 HR, 3 RBI, as a pinch-hitter.

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SERIES STATS:

CINCINNATI REDS - Batting

Name             G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
===========================================================================
Bench, Johnny    2   7   6   2   5   2  0  0  1  1  0  0   .833 1.333  .857
Stewart, Jimmy   2   2   2   1   1   3  0  0  1  0  0  0   .500 2.000  .500
Corrales, Pat    1   2   2   1   1   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .500  .500  .500
Maloney, Jim     1   4   4   1   2   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .500  .500  .500
Rose, Pete       2  10  10   2   4   1  1  0  0  0  1  1   .400  .500  .400
Tolan, Bobby     2   9   9   2   3   1  0  0  1  0  0  0   .333  .667  .333
Helms, Tommy     2   9   9   2   3   1  0  0  0  0  0  0   .333  .333  .333
Woodward, Woody  2   9   8   1   2   1  0  0  0  1  1  0   .250  .250  .333
Johnson, Alex    2   9   8   2   2   4  0  0  1  0  2  0   .250  .625  .333
May, Lee         2   9   8   2   2   2  0  0  1  1  3  0   .250  .625  .333
Perez, Tony      2   9   8   1   1   1  0  0  0  1  2  1   .125  .125  .222
Merritt, Jim     1   3   3   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  2  0   .000  .000  .000
===========================================================================
                    82  77  17  26  16  1  0  5  4 12  2   .338  .545  .378
CINCINNATI REDS - Pitching

Name           GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
==========================================================================
Granger, Wayne  1  0   1.0   1   0   0   1   0  1  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Carroll, Clay   1  0   1.1   0   0   0   1   1  0  0   0  0   0   0   0.00
Merritt, Jim    1  1   8.0   7   3   3   3  10  0  0   0  0   0   0   3.38
Maloney, Jim    1  1   6.2   4   4   4   2   4  1  0   0  0   0   1   5.40
Ramos, Pedro    1  0   1.0   3   1   1   0   1  0  0   0  0   0   0   9.00
==========================================================================
                5  2  18.0  15   8   8   7  16  2  0   0  0   0   1   4.00
SAN DIEGO PADRES - Batting

Name               G  PA  AB   R   H  BI 2B 3B HR BB SO SB     BA   SLG   OBP
=============================================================================
Spiezio, Ed        2   8   7   3   4   1  0  0  0  1  1  0   .571  .571  .625
Cannizzaro, Chris  2   8   7   0   3   3  1  0  0  1  0  0   .429  .571  .500
Ferrara, Al        2   8   7   3   2   1  0  0  1  1  4  0   .286  .714  .375
Brown, Ollie       2   8   7   0   2   0  0  0  0  1  0  0   .286  .286  .375
Gaston, Cito       2   8   7   1   2   2  0  1  0  0  2  0   .286  .571  .250
Colbert, Nate      2   8   8   1   1   0  0  0  0  0  4  0   .125  .125  .125
Arcia, Jose        2  10   9   0   1   0  0  0  0  1  0  0   .111  .111  .200
Kelley, Dick       1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Hriniak, Walt      1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Pena, Roberto      2   9   9   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  1  0   .000  .000  .000
Sisk, Tommie       1   1   1   0   0   0  0  0  0  0  0  0   .000  .000  .000
Kirby, Clay        1   4   3   0   0   0  0  0  0  1  2  0   .000  .000  .250
Baldschun, Jack    1   1   0   0   0   0  0  0  0  1  0  0      -     - 1.000
=============================================================================
                      75  67   8  15   7  1  1  1  7 16  0   .224  .313  .293
SAN DIEGO PADRES - Pitching

Name            GP GS    IP   H  RA  ER  BB  SO  W  L  Sv CG ShO  HR    ERA
===========================================================================
Kirby, Clay      1  1   8.1   7   4   4   4   9  0  0   0  0   0   0   4.32
Baldschun, Jack  1  0   2.0   4   1   1   0   1  0  0   0  0   0   0   4.50
Sisk, Tommie     1  0   3.2   5   4   3   0   0  0  0   0  0   0   1   7.36
Reberger, Frank  2  0   2.1   2   2   2   0   2  0  1   0  0   0   2   7.71
Niekro, Joe      1  1   1.1   8   6   6   0   0  0  1   0  0   0   2  40.50
===========================================================================
                 6  2  17.2  26  17  16   4  12  0  2   0  0   0   5   8.15
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One thought on “APBAlone Project – 1969 Tourney Update: (#5) Reds neutralize the (#12) Padres

  1. The Pods put up more of a fight than I thought they would, and even played errorless ball in the second game. But what a stirring rally for the Reds! The future looks dicey for them further on, though, because who pitches after Maloney and Merritt? They only have Larry, Curly, and Moe.

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