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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.

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
Source - Playstation Blog

Game: MLB 11 The ShowReader Score: 8.5/10 - Vote Now
Platform: PS3Votes for game: 57 - View All
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Member Comments
# 1 saturn2187 @ 10/19/11 11:58 AM
seems pretty realistic.
 
# 2 steelcityjames @ 10/19/11 01:48 PM
that's also how i see it....Rangers in 6!!!
 
# 3 Yankees2009Champs @ 10/19/11 02:37 PM
The cardinals have been on fire since the end of September. They ran through the #1 Phillies, #2 Brewers. Texas will be no different.

Cardinals in 6
 
# 4 Scott @ 10/19/11 02:39 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yankees2009Champs
The cardinals have been on fire since the end of September. They ran through the #1 Phillies, #2 Brewers. Texas will be no different.

Cardinals in 6
Haha and the Rangers had it easy? Tampa Bay had been on fire, the Tigers handled the Yankees...
 
# 5 PsychoBulk @ 10/19/11 02:53 PM
Texas has a far deeper 1-9 lineup than the Phils and Brewers, when you have a monster like Nellie Cruz at 7, thats deep.

Rangers in 6 for me too.
 
# 6 steelcityjames @ 10/19/11 02:56 PM
neither team has dominant starting pitching. i think the Rangers' bullpen is MUCH better and will prove to be the deciding factor
 
# 7 The Amaizen Blue @ 10/19/11 03:48 PM
Bah, if only Detroit was healthy... I really wanted the rematch.

I think St. Louis will take early leads in games, and Texas will come back and win the majority of them lol. Texas in 7.
 
# 8 HustlinOwl @ 10/19/11 03:50 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by The Amaizen Blue
Bah, if only Detroit was healthy... I really wanted the rematch.

I think St. Louis will take early leads in games, and Texas will come back and win the majority of them lol. Texas in 7.
bah, and if only the first round was best of 7 and Yankees played the Rays like a true playoff system.
 
# 9 Jgainsey @ 10/19/11 04:58 PM
Were the simulations just exhibition games?

I didn't notice any of those red, white, and blue decoration things hanging around in the video... Or were those taken out this year?
 
# 10 decga @ 10/19/11 05:47 PM
Cards rotation is better, their defense is better and Larussa will do what it takes to win the World Series. He wont let Cruz beat them.
 
# 11 Doormat @ 10/19/11 07:51 PM
Call me crazy, Cards in 5
 
# 12 Travis40 @ 10/20/11 12:26 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by decga
Cards rotation is better, their defense is better and Larussa will do what it takes to win the World Series. He wont let Cruz beat them.
lol what?

The simulation looks about right. Close game in Game 1.
 
# 13 42 @ 10/24/11 09:10 AM
2011 World Series through 4 games: Series tied 2-2

TEX RS: 15
STL RS: 20

...

The Show's Prediction through 4 games: Series tied 2-2

TEX RS: 19
STL RS: 15


"Nothing Gets You Closer"



 
# 14 PsychoBulk @ 10/24/11 04:00 PM
You're not wrong 42 my friend, you are not wrong indeed.

Roll on March.
 
# 15 42 @ 10/24/11 10:42 PM
Update:


2011 World Series through 5 games: Texas leads series 3-2

TEX RS: 19
STL RS: 22

...

The Show's Prediction through 5 games: Texas leads series 3-2

TEX RS: 23
STL RS: 18



 
# 16 Neolithic @ 10/25/11 04:49 PM
....

::bows the the Show::
 
# 17 Yankees2009Champs @ 10/28/11 10:23 PM
Told yaaaaaa....It just took 7 and not 6, Congrats Cardinals fans.
 
# 18 Blzer @ 10/28/11 10:37 PM
The Show had this prediction in the bag... then Texas ****ed up.
 
# 19 aa2ba @ 10/31/11 12:53 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blzer
The Show had this prediction in the bag... then Texas ****ed up.
I like to say they pulled "A Wash"
 

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