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MLB 11 The Show World Series Prediction: Rangers In 6

Eric Levine's Avatar Posted by SCEA PR Manager

Hey baseball fans!

The 2011 World Series is about to get underway so we’re here to predict the winner of this year’s Fall Classic using the most realistic sports game around, MLB 11 The Show. We recently simulated the matchup between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals and judging by the results, you may want to fasten your seatbelts because it’s going to be a wild ride. Here’s a quick video rundown of the series:

As you can see, the Cards took the early series advantage, winning Game 1 behind the arm of their ace, Chris Carpenter, but the Rangers took back the momentum, and home field advantage, with an important win in Game 2. With the series back in Texas, the Cardinals fought hard behind their big bats, Matt Holiday and Lance Berkman, and retook the lead in the series with a surprising Game 3 victory. There was no panic in Texas, however, as Nelson Cruz continued his red hot postseason with home runs in Games 4 and 5 that propelled the Rangers to back-to-back victories and a 3-2 series lead as both teams returned to St. Louis. With their backs to the wall, the redbirds gave it there all in Game 6, but pitching and defense turned out to play the biggest part as neither team could break through offensively keeping the game scoreless into the late innings. Finally, a clutch, two-out hit by Josh Hamilton gave Texas the lead late in the game, and that was all the Rangers’ stellar bullpen would need, as they nailed down the victory and a World Series title.

A year ago the Rangers came up short in 2010 MLB finale, losing to the San Francisco Giants in five games, but this time around they would not be denied. With 2 home runs and 8 RBIs, Nelson Cruz was named the World Series MVP, helping the Texas Rangers bring home their first World Series crown in franchise history.

Here are the game-by-game scores:

  • Game 1: St. Louis 2, Texas 1
  • Game 2: Texas 5, St. Louis 2
  • Game 3: St. Louis 7, Texas 5
  • Game 4: Texas 8, St. Louis 4
  • Game 5: Texas 4, St. Louis 3
  • Game 6: Texas 1, St. Louis 0

Here are some of the top performers:

Texas Rangers:

  • Nelson Cruz: 7-21, 2 HR, 2 2B, 8 RBI (World Series MVP)
  • Josh Hamilton: 7-24, 1 HR, GW hit in Game 6
  • Michael Young: 6-22, 3 2B, 5 RBI
  • Mike Adams: 3 G, 4.2 IP, 1 H, 0 ER, 3 K

St. Louis Cardinals:

  • Lance Berkman: 5-20, 2 HR, 5 RBI
  • Matt Holliday: 6-21, 1 HR, 1 3B, 1 2B, 4 RBI
  • Chris Carpenter: 2 G, 15 IP, 3 ER, 12 K

How accurate is MLB 11 The Show? The World Series starts today — we’ll know soon!

Welcome to The Show!

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nv_Los said:

October 19th, 8:59 am


banjo5150 said:

October 19th, 9:41 am

Nice vid, I am dying to hear about a Vita version! Anything just 1 screen shot.

Doaner said:

October 19th, 9:58 am

I from North Texas so go Rangers!

ez_____ez_____ez said:

October 19th, 10:10 am

What’s the prediction on getting the rest of the MLB avatars that haven’t been released yet?

TRIX_BOL said:

October 19th, 10:39 am

Ahem. Eric there is a typo my friend.
You meant; The World Series starts Today, and NOT Tomorrow. ;-)

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    Eric Levine said:

    October 19th, 12:56 pm

    Fixed, thanks for the heads up!

YungShep said:

October 19th, 11:23 am

< the avatar says it all!

Ftwrthtx said:

October 19th, 12:03 pm

I would rather see Texas in 5 so they can celebrate at home, but I’ll take it no matter how they do it.

halirin said:

October 19th, 12:08 pm

STL’s “top performers” bat around .250 with only two home runs? We magically fail to score at home? Preposterous!

Did the simulation even *watch* the NLCS?

NEJI64 said:

October 19th, 3:20 pm

If The Rangers don’t win this year, they wont see the world series in a long time.

Lets go Yankees…

gtathelost said:

October 25th, 2:15 pm

I think its actually going to happen this way.

RPGHope18 said:

October 29th, 10:50 am

I know people won’t look back on this old blog post, but what a series. Last night downtown was amazing and couldn’t be more proud of my Cardinals. 11 in 11 will go down in history and so will this great series!!

Marcheetoz said:

November 6th, 1:06 pm

st. louis! pujols all the way bro

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