MLB 13: The Show Cardinals vs Red Sox Game 2 World Series Simulation


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 matchups. As well, we have an 18-14 record for individually simulated games in picking the winner. Check out previous simulations for yourself:

Tonight’s probable pitchers are Michael Wacha for the Cardinals (3-0, 0.43 ERA, 21 IP, 0.57 WHIP) and John Lackey (2-0, 3.00 ERA, 12 IP, 1.17 WHIP) for the Red Sox. The real game coverage starts at 7:30 PM ET tonight on Fox, but we simulated Game 2 with the most recent roster update earlier last night/this morning. Here are the results:

Game Summary


  • The team managed to put up 16 hits over 11 innings, with Allen Craig supplying a quarter of them himself. He also provided half of the team’s extra base hits with 2 doubles.
  • The effects of Carlos Beltran‘s rib injuries did not keep him out of this game, but did put a damper on his output. He finished 1-5 with a strikeout.
  • “Patch” Matt Adams provided some slugging to the Redbirds, going 2-4 with a home run and a double, cashing in 2 RBI and scoring a run himself.
  • David Freese looked to earn another World Series MVP award this season as he completed this game with a 2-4, sacrifice fly and gave up a crucial error.
  • Not only did Yadier Molina caught two Red Sox players attempting to steal on the basepaths, but had 3 singles in 5 AB’s. Not too shabby.
  • Michael Wacha flocked to Boston with his team, but flamed out early. He only managed to pull off 2 IP on 4 hits, 1 ER, 3 walks and 2 K’s. Joe Kelly performed amicably out of the bullpen in 4 and kept his team in it.

Red Sox

  •  Jacoby Ellsbury started off the Boston offense by knocking the first pitch he saw out of Fenway. He finished going 3-6 with 2 singles.
  • Despite Shane Victorino following up right behind him with 3 hits of his own, neither teammate were brought in to score by anyone other than themself.
  • Mike Napoli kept squandering opportunities to drive in runs, as he finished 0-4 with a walk and many left of base.
  • The Red Sox scored 4 unanswered runs as the game winded down, as Jarrod Saltalamacchia‘s 2 hit, 2 RBI, run scoring, one walk performance kept his team in it.
  • Xander Bogaerts, Daniel Nava, and David Ross could not muster a single hit between them.
  • All in all, neither starter fared that well. John Lackey’s night finished after 4 IP and giving up 8 hits, 4 ER and striking out only 2.

Final Score

The Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 to tie the theoretical simulated World Series at 1-1 (This game would have given the Red Sox a 2-0 lead in the real world). Make sure to come back to GameSided on Saturday, as we will have the simulated results for Game 3 of the MLB World Series.


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