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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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glody said:

October 28th, 7:39 pm

I think you guys need to tweak your simulation engine. 2-0 Phillies in the 8th so far. ;)


SyphonFilter- said:

October 28th, 7:39 pm

sox didn’t make it ahhah

BiezulbubBill69 said:

October 28th, 7:44 pm

PHILLIE’S WINNIN’ 2-0 right now in the top of the 8th. P-H-I-L-L-I-E-S ALL THE WAY BABY!!!!!!

glody said:

October 28th, 7:51 pm

4-0 Phillies bottom of the 8th…. Unacceptable…

SyphonFilter- said:

October 28th, 8:00 pm

Dam that catch Lee did was awesome.

ryanmck142 said:

October 28th, 8:08 pm

yankees has to much power and greatest hitters of all time also.. idk

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Jeff Rubenstein said:

October 28th, 8:32 pm

Well… after Game 1, looking good so far!

ndw4 said:

October 28th, 8:35 pm

Phillies 6, Yankees 1. Close to 12-3.

ndw4 said:

October 28th, 8:37 pm

@Jeff- Phillies going 4 the sweep. Yeah baby!

acerazer1 said:

October 28th, 8:43 pm

Well, I guess this is good news for us Yankee fans since the last prediction (NL winning the All-Star game) went so well.

Nimoy23 said:

October 28th, 8:46 pm

Please tell me you guys are not betting money on the simulated results?
In all truths, if these results pan out, please tell me that my Cubs will win it next year. I can place the bet before the season at 25:1 odds.
I like turtles.

acerazer1 said:

October 28th, 8:47 pm

In other news, tonight with all the rain and whatnot kind of reminded me of the beginning of the ’96 series (Game 1 rained out) when the Yankees were dominated by Smoltz and the Braves.

playnation said:

October 28th, 8:55 pm

this year belongs 2 the yanks
p.s. jeff gonna send me a psn card wen yanks win lmao jk jk

BOVICE47 said:

October 28th, 8:57 pm

PHILLIES ARE GONNA BEAST and LEE jus disrespects them yanks wit that catch behind the back…NASTY

Electrifying2k said:

October 28th, 9:11 pm

Phillies won game 1 lets see if this game tells the truth TAN TAN TAN TAN!!!!

ablockkid21 said:

October 28th, 10:59 pm

woo LEE did it gud
go PHILLIES the “under dogs”

my LEE strike out a-rod 3 times hell yeah!!!

Vabor said:

October 29th, 12:32 am

Ok…after today’s game…your sim might be right. Man I hate the Phillies…

Shi-Low said:

October 29th, 4:58 am

Phils got this. shame i’m working sunday for game 4 and can’t be in the city when they sweep the series. lol

willtheshake said:

October 29th, 5:02 am

Wow…almost perfect from last night!

Morphine16 said:

October 29th, 5:09 am

Wow, pretty close. Utley prediction of 4 Hrs is also getting close

Capt-Fury- said:

October 29th, 5:35 am

last year you got it wrong with the all star game…..

thegriefer said:

October 29th, 7:55 am

go yankees!!!

FabiHurtz83 said:

October 29th, 8:17 am



I hope you guys get it right this time, I see game one looks just about right with the prediction.

coastermaniac said:

October 29th, 8:42 am

lol, well you’re off to a good start.

too bad the yanks lost though :( GO YANKS!!!

Also, I jsut want to acknowledge this as probably the most awesome post title in the history of the blog :D

DigitalDevilSaga said:

October 29th, 2:14 pm

Haha this is the second time in a row for the phillies to rock it, and being that I AM from philadelphia, you can easily spot me in Playstation Home bragging! GO PHILLIES!

kawaiigamr said:

October 29th, 4:01 pm

Yankees better win xD c’mon YANKEES!!!! Go 4 de goal this world series!!!!

Hummer3man said:

October 29th, 8:38 pm

so far its true. go NYY!!!!

Matthewsaurs_J said:

October 30th, 8:21 pm

The Phillies are just a better team, i don’t why there are so many nay sayers going on and bustin a nut over the 2009 Yankees rosters like they’re an unstoppable force. It’ll be the Phillies in 6.

xX-PEIN-Xx said:

November 5th, 7:17 am

Well looks like the simulation was wrong! The Yankees are the 2009 World Series champions!!! and they did it in 6 with Godzilla as MVP…take that Jeff!

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