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
- Cardinals vs Red Sox Game 3
- 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 Clay Buchholz for the Red Sox (0-0, 5.40 ERA, 16.2 IP, 1.44 WHIP) and Lance Lynn (2-1, 5.40 ERA, 11.2 IP, 1.80 WHIP) for the Cardinals. The real game coverage starts at 8:00 PM ET tonight on Fox, but we simulated Game 4 with the most recent roster update earlier last night/this morning. Here are the results:
- The regular offensive studs provided the majority of the hits and production for the Cards. Carlos Beltran continues his blistering pace by finishing 3-5 with 3 RBI, a run scored, a stolen base and a 2-run home run.
- Yadier Molina not only threw out a baserunner, but scored 3 runs with 2 RBI on a 2-4 night.
- Surprisingly, Pete Kozma excelled hitting 8th in the batting order, finishing 3-4 with 2 RBI with a double.
- David Freese went hitless for the second night in a row. Not living up to his World Series MVP caliber, apparently.
- Allen Craig was the other Cardinals batter without a hit.
- That’s right, by logical deduction that means that Lance Lynn also had a hit. At the plate he finished 1-2 with a run scored and a walk, but behind the mound his pitching line consisted of 7 IP, 6 hits, 3 ER, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts.
- The archaic National League rules prevent the Red Sox from properly utilizing both Mike Napoli and David Ortiz at the same time, so Napoli grabbed pine for a second straight game, although he did have a pinch hit opportunity.
- He did not replace Jarrod Saltalamacchia this time, despite going 0-4 with 3 strikeouts.
- Jacoby Ellsbury continues to bring his A-game at the top of the lineup, going 2-4 with a run scored.
- Stephen Drew went hitless with a walk, but what a sweet snag he provided to prevent at least one run from scoring.
- Will Middlebrooks‘ 3-run home run was the only hit he had, but it was a moonshot.
- If Clay Buchholz started out strong (or at least not give up any runs) his team would have had a shot. Instead, he finished only 3.1 innings after giving up 5 ER on 9 hits, 0 walks and striking out only 1.
The St. Louis Cardinals beat the Boston Red Sox 9-4 to take a 3-1 World Series lead. No obstruction calls this time! Make sure to come back to GameSided tomorrow, as we will have the simulated results for Game 5 (and possibly the last) of the 2013 MLB World Series.
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