Here at GameSided we have been simulating the entirety of the playoffs thanks to Sony’s MLB 13: The Show and its new Postseason Mode. We are on fire these playoffs, as we have correctly predicted the winning team in 6 out of 8 postseason series. Check out previous simulations for yourself:
- Cardinals vs Red Sox Game 1
- Cardinals vs Red Sox Game 2
- Reds vs Pirates
- Rays vs Indians
- Dodgers vs Braves
- Pirates vs Cardinals
- Rays vs Red Sox
- Tigers vs Athletics
- Dodgers vs Cardinals
- Tigers vs Red Sox
Tonight’s probable pitchers are Jake Peavy for the Red Sox (0-1, 8.31 ERA, 8.2 IP, 1.50 WHIP) and Joe Kelly (0-1, 4.41 ERA, 16.1 IP, 1.47 WHIP) for the Cardinals. The real game coverage starts at 7:30 PM ET tonight on Fox, but we simulated Game 3 with the most recent roster update earlier last night/this morning. Here are the results:
- Matt Holliday isn’t taking a vacation this series, no sirree. He finished going 3-6 with 2 RBI with a double.
- Matt Carpenter faired well at the top of the lineup, going 2-5 with a stolen base and 2 runs.
- All top 3 guys in the batting order pretty much provided the majorty of the Cards’ offense, as Carlos Beltran finshed 2-6 with an RBI and a triple.
- Daniel Descalso came into the game as a pinch hitter/replacement for Pete Kozma and made the most of this opportunity by finished 3-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
- David Freese, Yadier Molina and Pete Kozma went hitless.
- Joe Kelly had a very Joe Kelly-esque outing. He went 5 innings and gave up 5 hits, 3 ER, 3 walks to go alongside 5 strikeouts
- Jacoby Ellsbury went 2-4 with a walk and managed to score a whopping 4 of the Red Sox’s 5 runs. What a sparkplug/gritty/leader/intangible player!
- As the team finished with 11 hits, you could imagine many teammates finished with multiple hits. You’d be right, as Shane Victorino, Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz all had 2 hits, as well.
- Interesting managing aspects, as Mike Napoli came in late to the game as an offensive substitute for Jarrod Saltalamacchia. Regardless, he finished without a hit.
- Jonny Gomes could not manage a hit. Neither could PH’s Mike Carp or Daniel Nava. Someone in LF will get a hit eventually.
- Will Middlebrooks made a key error that led to the demise of his team. Could be worse; he could be missing an “l” in his name like Wil Myers.
- Jake Peavy had a fairly good start. His 6 innings, 5 hits, 2 ER, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts kept the Red Sox in this one.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5 to take a 2-1 World Series lead. Make sure to come back to GameSided tomorrow, as we will have the simulated results for Game 4 of the MLB World Series.
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