Posted on: May 15, 2010 3:37 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2010 3:40 pm
Well I thought I would try something new, just for the fun of it and to see how these things actually hold up, so I popped MLB 2K10 into the Xbox and just simulated tonight's game with the starting pitchers and default batting orders, it looks something like this:
2B Skip Schumaker
RF Ryan Ludwick
1B Albert Pujols
LF Matt Holliday
CF Colby Rasmus
C Yadier Molina
3B David Freese
SS Brendan Ryan
P Adam Wainwright
SS Orlando Cabrera
2B Brandon Phillips
1B Joey Votto
3B Scott Rolen
RF Jay Bruce
LF Jonny Gomes
CF Drew Stubbs
C Ramon Hernandez
P Mike Leake
The super sim has the Reds winning this one 7-6 on a walkoff home run in the 9th by Scott Rolen. Interesting stats to note, both starting pitchers only went 5 and a third innings, Leake giving up all 6 runs, 5 earned before being replaced by Mike Lincoln for two innings. Wainwright was battered for 12 hits and 5 earned while striking out 6. Trever Miller then came in and pitched two scoreless, and then Ryan Franklin got the last two out in the 8th before serving one up to Rolen to end it to lead off the 9th.
As far as the hitters stats, for the Cardinals Yadier Molina was the offensive star, going 2 for 5 with 2 home runs and 4 RBI, and the only Cardinal to collect multiple hits. On the Reds side of things, Rolen and Hernandez both had 5 hit games, Rolen with 3 RBI and Hernandez with 2 RBI.
Again it's just a for fun simulation thing, so we'll see how it turns out, but interesting nonetheless to keep an eye on how well they compare. My gut tells me it's going to be nothing like that, as I really think both starting pitchers are better than that.
So long for now, feel free to add any questions or comments.
Posted on: February 18, 2009 6:04 pm
Edited on: February 19, 2009 10:16 pm
Well, it's hard to really even realize this, but this is going to be the final season of this decade of Cardinals baseball. So having said that, what is your favorite moment for the past decade? This encompasses the years 2000-2008, although I guess if you want to throw something in like the recent release of Adam Kennedy as your favorite, I won't hold it against ya.
I'll kick it off with my favorite; the Jim Edmonds home run in Game 6 of the NLCS against the Houston Astros in 2004. That game was dramatic til the very last swing, and then the call that still rings in my memory, "And we are going to Game 7!".
Next? Chime in.
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