Tag:Simulated Game
Posted on: May 21, 2010 6:58 pm
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Angels @ Cardinals 5/21 Simulation

Well it's time for interleague play, and I've gotten the first game of things taken care of on the simulation, so let's see how it compares yet again. If memory serves me right without looking, the last time I did this for the Reds and Cardinals, it didn't turn out anything like the real game, so it's time for take two.

The starting lineups used are indeed the ones that are in place for tonight's game, so hopefully that helps keep things more realistic, if such a thing exists in a game.

Angels:

SS Erick Aybar
2B Howard Kendrick
LF Bobby Abreu
CF Torii Hunter
1B Kendry Morales
RF Juan L. Rivera
Mike Napoli
3B Brandon Wood
Joel Pineiro

Cardinals:

SS Felipe Lopez
RF Ryan Ludwick
LF Matt Holliday
1B Albert Pujols
CF Colby Rasmus
3B David Freese
Yadier Molina
2B Skip Schumaker
Brad Penny

Well this one again is one I hope that doesn't turn out the way it simulated, both teams cranked out 9 hits a piece, but with 2 out in the top of the 9th inning, Ryan Franklin surrendered a 3 run home run to Howie Kendrick that proved to be the difference maker, and the Cardinals fell to the Angels 5-3.

Some notable stats from the game, Cardinals SP Brad Penny went 8 innings and scattered 8 hits, only giving up 2 earned runs while striking out 8. Joel Pineiro turned in a quality start as well in his return to St. Louis, but was pulled after 6 and a third innings and giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, and struck out 4 batters. Fernando Rodney and Brian Fuentes pitched the final 2 and 2 thirds, with Rodney just giving up one hit.

As far as the hitting goes, Yadier Molina and Colby Rasmus had the only extra base hits for the Cardinals, both with one double and one RBI a piece. Bobby Abreu recorded the only double for the Angels, as well as their lone error. Morales and Kendrick both hit home runs, the Morales shot being a solo home run off of Penny.  Matt Holliday was the only Cardinal starter to not record a base hit, Lopez and Schumaker were the only ones to record two hits, however. Those fortunes were nearly reversed for the Angels, with Aybar and Wood the only starters to not record a hit, and Kendrick, Abreu, and Kendrick all recording 2 hits.

Rodney picked up the win in relief, with Fuentes getting the save, and Ryan Franklin was charged with his first loss of the season.

Let's certainly hope this is another simulated failure, and hope the Cardinals start off the series with a win.







Posted on: May 15, 2010 3:37 pm
Edited on: May 15, 2010 3:40 pm
 

Cardinals @ Reds 5/15 Super Sim

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:

Cardinals

2B Skip Schumaker
RF Ryan Ludwick
1B Albert Pujols
LF Matt Holliday
CF Colby Rasmus
Yadier Molina
3B David Freese
SS Brendan Ryan
Adam Wainwright

Reds

SS Orlando Cabrera
2B Brandon Phillips
1B Joey Votto
3B Scott Rolen
RF Jay Bruce
LF Jonny Gomes
CF Drew Stubbs
Ramon Hernandez
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.






 
 
 
 
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