MLB 15: The Show Simulates Today’s All-Star Game


We’re more than halfway through the 2015 MLB season, and while video game releases are starting to slow towards its expected summer holiday crawl, the folks at Sony and MLB 15: The Show are reminding fans that baseball gaming is undying. PlayStation has released a simulation of today’s MLB All-Star game, highlighting what viewers of tonight’s festivities can expect out of baseball’s best and brightest. Will the American League take it to win their third straight, or will the National League start a new streak of their own? Let’s find out.

Right out of the gate, pitching takes precedent. Despite Dallas Kuechel and Zack Grienke being named MLB’s All-Star starting pitchers for the AL and NL, respectively, MLB 15: The Show had Max Scherzer doing his part in shutting down the AL, with no runs scored in the first two innings. It looks like Bryce Harper will open up the scoring, as his RBI single got things started for the NL in the third inning. His squad tacked on runs in the fourth and sixth innings to take the National League to a 4-0 lead heading into the seventh.

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That’s where the comeback starts for the American League, as MLB 15: The Show projects a Lorenzo Cain single (why wasn’t he taken out for another outfielder earlier?) and back-to-back doubles from Alcides Escobar and Jose Altuve to bring the score closer at 4-2 in the seventh. A wild pitch would later score Altuve to tighten the lead to one. In thrilling fashion, at the top of the 9th with the American League running out of scoring options, J.D. Martinez drives in Jason Kipnis from second to tie the game and force the MLB All-Star Game into extra innings. It all ended with a 12th inning walk-off home run from Yadier Molina, as the National League is simulated to win in a dramatic 5-4 extra-inning fashion.

What do you think, GameSiders? Do you think we’ll see as interesting an All-Star Games as what we saw from the official MLB 15: The Show simulation? Do you think the AL or the NL will win it all? Let us know in the comments below.

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