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MLB 09 THE SHOW’s World Series Prediction: Phillies Stun Yankees in 7 Games

Alex Armour's Avatar Posted by Senior Manager, Public Relations

Hey baseball fans,

With the World Series starting up tonight, we’d like to peer into the future a bit using the most authentic baseball simulation around, MLB 09 The Show. Utilizing the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in MLB 09 The Show, we simulated the 2009 World Series and the results were very interesting – especially if you’re from Pennsylvania. Here’s a look at the video highlights…

The series was full of ups and downs as the both clubs clawed it out to the very last pitch. The Phillies took an early 3-1 lead behind the strong pitching of Cliff Lee, but the Yanks came right back with clutch hitting by A-Rod, Jeter and Teixeira to push the series to a decisive Game 7. With the World Championship hanging in the balance, Chase Utley would become Philadelphia’s savior hammering a three-run homerun in the top of the 8th inning to seal an improbable 8-2 victory against the favored New York Yankees.

Here are some of the final stats…

Final Scores:

  • Game 1: Phillies, 12-3
  • Game 2: Yankees, 5-4 (10 innings)
  • Game 3: Phillies, 6-1
  • Game 4: Phillies, 6-3
  • Game 5: Yankees, 9-1
  • Game 6: Yankees, 6-1
  • Game 7: Phillies, 8-2

Key Performers:

  • Cliff Lee, pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies – 2-0, 12 K
  • Chase Utley, second baseman, Philadelphia Phillies – 11/28, 4 HR, 8 RBI [MVP]
  • Ryan Howard, first baseman, Philadelphia Phillies – 7/25, 2 HR
  • Jimmy Rollins, shortstop, Philadelphia Phillies – 8/26, 3 SB
  • A.J. Burnett, pitcher, NY Yankees – 2-0, 10 K
  • Mark Teixeira, first baseman, NY Yankees – 7/23, 5 RBI, 1 HR
  • Alex Rodriguez, third baseman, NY Yankees – 9/24, 8 RBI, 2 HR
  • Derek Jeter, shortstop, NY Yankees – 8/26, 4 RBI, 1 HR

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drownedphoniex said:

October 28th, 3:07 pm

Blasphemy!!!!!! Go Yankees!!

And was Jeff playing, because that would make sence. :)

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    Jeff Rubenstein said:

    October 28th, 4:01 pm

    While I had nothing to do with the simulation (it was done down in San Diego), I do fully endorse the results!

BrOnXbOmBr21 said:

October 28th, 3:13 pm

I love you, MLB 09, but you’re wrong on this one!


October 28th, 3:13 pm

Go Frillies!


AIRYman50 said:

October 28th, 3:14 pm

That is the exact opposite of what will happen in real life.

OCDog45 said:

October 28th, 3:19 pm

I want the Phillies to win, but the yans are too strong.

mafia28 said:

October 28th, 3:19 pm

Its all about the Yankees!!!

NEJI64 said:

October 28th, 3:20 pm

Yankees are going to kill the Phillies.

“lets go YANKEES”

and Boston Suck

NightHawk17 said:

October 28th, 3:20 pm

i love the blog but you guys are pushing your luck..Yankees all the way

Enigma777 said:

October 28th, 3:25 pm

Go Yankees! My professor said we all get 10pts extra credit if they win!!!

stlcardinal9 said:

October 28th, 3:25 pm

Yankees will sweep

Anddo said:

October 28th, 3:29 pm

Yanks in 6 baby! Calling it :)

ndw4 said:

October 28th, 3:32 pm

Phillies for the win. 6 games. But there is no way both teams won the games by that many runs. 12-3? 9-1? Yeah right.

Explosion2 said:

October 28th, 3:37 pm

I like this simulation very much. ;)
not only because the phillies win, but because it looks like it will be a fun series to watch.

AceBeeDee said:

October 28th, 3:39 pm

Phillies all the way!!!!

ima_hustla_19 said:

October 28th, 3:40 pm

The phillies are Gona destroy the yanks in the world series but tonight it’s gonna b close Gona b close with c.c.sabathia and cliff lee goin at it.GO PHILLIES!!!

Auceps said:

October 28th, 3:42 pm

“Phillies Stun Yankees in 7 Games”

lol, this is the most hilarious post i ever read on this blog.

Craazy said:

October 28th, 3:43 pm

Baseball salary cap FTW……Yankees FTL!!!

eaglefan129 said:

October 28th, 3:46 pm

lol I hope the fans at yankee stadium in game two of the World Seris go “Who’s your daddy” as a reference to Perdo’s comment lol.

PhillyManOfSteel said:

October 28th, 3:50 pm


Phillies in 5!!

Jasko45 said:

October 28th, 3:52 pm

WOW….2 Cleveland Indians players are both the starting pitchers.

I’m a Indians fan! lol

lostinplainsight said:

October 28th, 3:58 pm

your AI is retarded yanks in 6 just so we can win at home. p.s boston still sucks, red sock nation my ass


October 28th, 4:01 pm

that would be a crazy game 12-3 wow… lets see if some of the sims come true i doubt it but lets see.

midnightshade said:

October 28th, 4:14 pm

Phillies are going to kill the yanks… I live in Philly .. this is my hometown, of course I am rootn for the Phils.

It would be great if they won another world series… Philadelphia teams barley ever win anything, just look at the Eagles and Sixers… Great teams but they always start off strong and screw up near the end. The Phillies from the last few years though have been something special…. I have a feeling they are going to win. MLB 09 confirms it…lol…

Jon_Mclane said:

October 28th, 4:16 pm

“Phillies Stun Yankees in 7 Games”
What do you mean stun? I don’t know if you or the rest of the world know this but they’re the defending champions. I can’t believe how much they’re constantly being disrespected by everyone.

willtheshake said:

October 28th, 4:17 pm

Yanks in 6!! C.C. MVP!

Train1999 said:

October 28th, 4:24 pm

Great footage by Sony on the MLB 09 the Show. As far as this goes. It will be more than 5 games. Yankees in 6. Phillies had their time. Yankees are due this time around.

acme3dmax said:

October 28th, 4:27 pm

i hope the phillies win because of Chokie McChokerton A-Rod. i so do not want that guy to every get a ring.

ima_hustla_19 said:

October 28th, 4:28 pm

@mclane – I know what u mean the whole dodgers series I had to sit there n listin to the announcers talk about how great the dodgers were while the phillies were killing them.The phillies are the world champs this year n there back in the world series again that should tell people something.give respect where it’s due

thestr1ker said:

October 28th, 4:33 pm

How accurate were the last set of predictions?

Lifendz said:

October 28th, 4:33 pm

GTFO! Go Yanks!

SyphonFilter- said:

October 28th, 4:36 pm

Yankeee’s ftw! Hopefully we get some info on MLB 10 by December.

Vabor said:

October 28th, 4:36 pm

The horror. In my sim, the Mets won it all. :)

Vabor said:

October 28th, 4:37 pm

Seriously. That’s horrible. Take it back. Mets Win! and if not Mets…it’s gotta be a NY team…A-Rod has earned his ring…almost…

jimfear said:

October 28th, 4:42 pm

Where is kevin butler?!

Haskell420 said:

October 28th, 4:43 pm

That is one of the STUPIDEST things ever.. yeah the AI…please….the AI is a CROCK as it is w/ all video games, and has YET to even come close to being realistic. lol

PerezBros said:

October 28th, 4:55 pm

Go PA. I love PA. We dominate sports. Steelers Champs-Football
Pirates Champs-Hockey
Phillies Champs-Baseball

Although I’m a viking fan =( was a good game though the other night =)

RunnerKyle said:

October 28th, 5:20 pm

I really hope you guys are right!

Jeeves_Tremor said:

October 28th, 5:31 pm


Pirates Champs-Hockey

Uhhhh, Pirates play baseball, and not very well at that. Penguins play hockey.

Alex, where you did you get image for your avatar/icon (whatever its called)? Its….interesting to say the least.

Viprdude said:

October 28th, 5:37 pm

Go Phillies!!!!

Dragonzblaze said:

October 28th, 5:39 pm

NYC yankees 4 ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lucas_the_great said:

October 28th, 5:51 pm

Yankees on top.

Galley said:

October 28th, 5:55 pm

No way, dude! Phillies in six games!

Slayer612 said:

October 28th, 6:00 pm


It’s all about football my brothas!

Buddy175 said:

October 28th, 6:00 pm

fail fail fail. phillies suck. yankees all the way!!!!

devildoc8404 said:

October 28th, 6:02 pm

nic results, yanks suck, the will lose in five but no one mentioned how many times the simulation showed stupid kate hudsons face.

KwietStorm said:

October 28th, 6:21 pm


Israel1948 said:

October 28th, 6:47 pm

Forget the Yankees or Phillies. Once the Mets get all their men off the disabled list, the Mets are taking home the World Series trophy next year.

P-Noozi said:

October 28th, 6:48 pm

This simulation is looking surprisingly accurate!!! Utley already has two home runs…

phinnv8 said:

October 28th, 6:53 pm

MLB The Show is fantastic but..

Lets Go Yank-ees!

jqtaxpayer said:

October 28th, 7:16 pm

I’m normally a Red Sox fan but — just for now — GO PHILLIES!

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