The "AS REAL AS IT GETS" simulation baseball league is a unique format that allows any and all to get involved in the replay of baseball history. This is a STOCK team only league using actual game day lineups and rosters. Our goal is to simulate MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL of the past throughout baseball history.
Monday, March 3, 2014
Johnson powers Reds past Expos
May 9, 1969 Montreal: Alex Johnson slammed three home runs as Cincinnati defeated the Expos 8-2 in the opening game of a two game set. The Reds struck first as Johnson hit a two run homer and Tony Perez followed with a solo shot in the first. Montreal cut the lead to one as Mack Jones went deep in the bottom of the inning with a man on. However, that is as close as the Expos got. Johnson added another two run homer in the top of the 5th to give Cincinnati a 5-2 lead. The Reds moody leftfielder finished 4 for 5 on the day with the 3 home runs and 5 RBI.
Tony Cloninger (2-2) went the distance for the Reds allowing only 2 runs on 5 hits and a walk with 6 strikeouts. He also contributed a solo homer. Mudcat Grant (2-3) suffered the setback.