MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 1 – Astrodome – Houston Astros VS NY Mets – Mike Scott VS Dwight Gooden

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 National League Championship Series was a best-of-seven Major League Baseball postseason series between the NL East champion New York Mets and NL West champion Houston Astros….for this has been the lone MLB playoff series in which the opponents were two “expansion” teams that had begun play in the same season (1962)….which…

MLB – 1986 Houston Astros VS San Francisco Giants – Mike Scott No-Hitter & Astros NL West Clincher – Innings 1 & 2

DOG COMMENTARY: This Home Sports Entertainment (HSE) production of the 1986 Game of the Week between the Houston Astros and the San Francisco Giants was the game that clinched the National League West Division title for the Astros….as Astros ace pitcher Mike Scott to the mound against Giants P Juan Berenguer….as Scott threw a no-hitter…

MLB – 1987 ALCS – Game 1 – The Metrodome – Detroit Tigers VS Minnesota Twins

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 American League Championship Series pitted the American League West champions Minnesota Twins against the Detroit Tigers….the American League East champions….who finished the 1987 regular season with the best record in all of baseball, at 98–64 (.605)….as they won the American League East by two games in thrilling fashion over the Toronto Blue…

MLB – 1986 NLCS – Game 5 – Shea Stadium – New York Mets VS Houston Astros – 12th Inning

DOG ASIDE: The game stayed tied until the 12th when with one out Wally Backman got an infield single off Kerfeld. Backman then took second on Kerfeld’s errant throw on a pick-off attempt. Houston manager Hal Lanier opted to intentionally walk Keith Hernandez and pitch to Gary Carter, who had been just 1-for-21 in the…