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MLB 10: The Show Predicts: Giants in 7

Jason Villa's Avatar + Posted by Jason Villa on Oct 26, 2010 // Producer, MLB 10 THE SHOW

Hey baseball fans! With the World Series ready to get underway, we’re here to predict the winner of this year’s Fall Classic using the most realistic baseball game on the market, MLB 10: The Show. We simulated the match-up between the Texas Rangers and San Francisco Giants, and are excited to see that a seven-game classic is in our future. Here’s a quick video rundown of the series:

Much as they did against the Yankees, Texas jumped to an early lead in Game 1 and then blew it open against the Giants bullpen. After San Francisco bounced back to take Game 2 easily, the series moved to Arlington for a pivotal Game 3. Texas battled back from a 4-0 deficit to lead 5-4 in the ninth, but Aubrey Huff hit a two-run homer off Neftali Feliz and the Giants seized control of the series with a 7-5 win. A 6-3 triumph in Game 4 extended the Giants’ lead three-games to one, but Cliff Lee continued to be an almost unhittable force in the postseason for the Rangers, throwing eight innings of six-hit ball and winning Game 5, 4-3.

Still, the Giants had two chances on their home field to win it all. In Game 6, it was the Rangers’ turn to leave the hometown fans heartbroken, as they rallied for two runs in the 8th and two more in the 10th to win 4-3 and force a deciding Game 7.

In Game 7, pitching ruled the day as the teams combined for just five hits over nine innings. Leading off the bottom of the 10th, Pat Burrell’s fourth home run of the Series not only cemented his claim to series MVP award, it gave the Giants their first World Series title since moving west in 1958.

Here are the game-by-game scores:

  • Game 1: Texas 10, San Francisco 3
  • Game 2: San Francisco 9, Texas 1
  • Game 3: San Francisco 7, Texas 5
  • Game 4: San Francisco 6, Texas 3
  • Game 5: Texas 4, San Francisco 3
  • Game 6: Texas 4, San Francisco 2 (10 innings)
  • Game 7: San Francisco 1, Texas 0 (10 innings)

And here are some of the Series’ top performers:

San Francisco Giants:

  • Pat Burrell (MVP): 10-28, 4 HR, 11 RBI
  • Buster Posey: 10-30, 3 HR, 6 RBI
  • Matt Cain: 2 games, 1-0, 15 IP, 8H, 1 ER, CG in Game 2

Texas Rangers:

  • Cliff Lee: 2 games, 2-0, 16 IP, 12 K, 2.81 ERA
  • Josh Hamilton: 7-29, 2 2B, 3 RBI
  • Elvis Andrus: 8-22, 4 runs, 2 RBI, 2 SB

How accurate is MLB 10: The Show? The World Series starts tomorrow – we’ll know soon!

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73 Comments

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+ akaKEYSERSOZE on October 26th, 2010 at 5:48 pm said:

If the update is not up by the hour we all get free Playstation + for the next 90 days.


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+ El_Hoardo on October 26th, 2010 at 5:57 pm said:

@51

Cool, you buying?


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+ Justp94 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:00 pm said:

Agreeable
Giants will of course win it all though…


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+ reersh9 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:11 pm said:

I saw a post about MLB10 and thought that maybe SD Studios got their head out of their butts and decided to fix the issues that plague your game — nope, I was wrong.


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+ akaKEYSERSOZE on October 26th, 2010 at 6:11 pm said:

@52, If they had only listened, hope this update is full of PS1 classics.also hurry the *&@£ up.


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+ nYcFrEeWiLL82 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:11 pm said:

man PLAYSTION needs to get thier act together..they have ALL DAY to UPDATE THE PSN STORE! Im guessing someone important called out to travel to boston and watch the celtics game..so now PSN is BACKED UP >:/


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+ NEJI64 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:14 pm said:

Even though I’m a Yankee fan, and bad pitching and not hitting came the wrong time. but I tip my hat to the Rangers they out played my team.

I pick the Rangers in 6

Roberson Cano AL MVP “Believe It”


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+ Zantagor on October 26th, 2010 at 6:17 pm said:

@56: nah, if you saw “This week’s Drop” you would’ve read that there’s 0 PS1 release this week.


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+ CONTRABAND on October 26th, 2010 at 6:18 pm said:

hurry up and update the playstation store!


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+ megachevpro on October 26th, 2010 at 6:20 pm said:

PSN UPDATE! NOWWW!!!!


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+ Talon224 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:25 pm said:

How accurate? Not very. Rangers in 5.


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+ cortiz2092000 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:26 pm said:

Im working at the moment and on my breaks am checking if the update is available cause it usually updates for me around 4:15pm pacific time yup so its late


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+ GlowOfDarkness on October 26th, 2010 at 6:28 pm said:

where’s the update? why dont the work on it since early morning so it can be available for us on the afternoon


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+ TUSTIN1 on October 26th, 2010 at 6:31 pm said:

Update the PSN store already…


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+ Earth_Crisis on October 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm said:

Go Giants!


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+ EnigmaNemesis on October 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm said:

Best Baseball game series ever!

Thanks for the update, and should be a great World Series!


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+ lostboy85 on October 31st, 2010 at 7:38 pm said:

GO GIANTS!


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+ plaidfluff on November 1st, 2010 at 7:47 pm said:

Woo Giants


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+ Sucrose1530 on November 1st, 2010 at 7:55 pm said:

Well, at least I was right that Burrell wouldn’t have a good series…


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+ Train1999 on November 1st, 2010 at 8:01 pm said:

Well Sony got the Team right. Giants will their first World Series as the SF Giants. For along time the 49ers were the kings of Sports. This year it’s the SF Giants.


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+ Fabolous1earth on November 1st, 2010 at 8:19 pm said:

Wow good job again Sony for making me proud to be a ps3 fan, cos you won again


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+ MarinoBrea on November 1st, 2010 at 9:32 pm said:

Well, got the team right, and that was pretty much it… Burrell with 4 homers , lol, how about 11 Strikeouts! and Cliff Lee all the opposite, a real shame for the Rangers….


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+ lostboy85 on November 1st, 2010 at 11:40 pm said:

I may just have to buy this game now that we won the world series. never played a sports game before.


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