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MLB The Show 20: 7th Inning Program Guide and Overview

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MLB The Show 20: 7th Inning Program Guide and Overview

We move now from the 6th Inning Program with Musial, Maddux and Rollins to the 7th Inning Program guide. As usual, the best player rewards will be at 300 stars, and this reward structure overall is the most generous yet (as to be expected).

The 300 star boss players are Signature Series Walter Johnson, Prime Frank Thomas and MVP Bryce Harper. This feels a little like a flawed trio of players. All three guys last month had different clear positives and negatives, but this trio is more where you see the smallest amount of downside. Obviously, all three are still good 99 overall players, but there’s no Larry Walker and no one even like Musial who is the clear all-bat obvious pick if you don’t want the more well-rounded hitter or top-end pitcher.

With Signature Series Walter Johnson, we have plenty of 99 overall pitchers now, and those players don’t have the slowest windup around like Johnson. He also only has four pitches, but at least one is a sinker. Prime Frank Thomas may end up as the pick for many because he was a destroyer of worlds last year. However, he’s terrible at 1B defense and while he’s maxed out against left-handed pitching, he’s only very good against right-handed pitching. Finally, MVP Bryce Harper has the popular swing, but his attributes don’t match up to Larry Walker’s. This makes sense on some level since Larry Walker is a new player and you want to hype him up, but it brings down this inning program a bit by comparison.

Still, let’s get through this 7th Inning Program guide and chat about the missions and rewards.

Showdown

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The entry fee here is 500 stubs. The Final Showdown should usually be against Walter Johnson so, uh, make sure to get someone on base or otherwise you’ll be there all day. The final reward includes a Ballin Is A Habit pack (x3).

Winning the Showdown will net you +70 program stars. Along the way, the same general reward structure is in place but with slight bonuses now. So now you basically break even by beating two challenges rather than even having to beat the first mini boss.

You can also earn as many as five The Show packs and a gold player pack along the way to the Final Showdown.

Conquest

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The Shark Map is back. There are seven strongholds to conquer, and you need to conquer the Giants on the first turn and the Athletics by the end of the third turn. You also need to steal 3M fans along the way. Beyond those requirements, just conquer the map. You will also get a Ballin’ bundle when you complete the map.

JProGaming27 has also posted all the secrets from this Conquest map, as per usual:

The standouts include two Topps Now players, a Prospect Set 2 pack (x2), a Ducks On The Pond pack, HR Derby set 1 pack, HR Derby Set 2 pack and 6 Headliners packs. In other words, this map is stacked. You will earn 30 stars for completing this map.

Missions

We have the two standard online missions so far, with the third bonus mission being switched out as usual. On top of that, since we have a player program at the launch of this program, there’s a fourth mission to complete.

  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons (+15)
  • Win 10 games in Ranked Seasons, BR or Events (+15)
  • Tally 9 strikeouts online with Signature Series pitchers (+15)
  • Tally 3 home runs online with Awards Nelson Cruz (+20)
  • Tally 1 win online with Signature Series Jon Lester (+20)

Collections And Moments

The first set of moments is tied to the Awards Nelson Cruz card:

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  • Walk-Off Slam
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 HR
  • Postseason Masher – 3 games
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 6 hits
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • Cruz Cranks Homer
    • Tally 2 XBH
  • The Boomstick
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Tally 6 TB
  • 400th Career Home Run
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Hit 1 HR

The second set of moments is tied to the Signature Series Jon Lester card:

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  • For The Sweep
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Pitch 5 innings
    • Strike out 3 batters
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • No-Hitter
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Pitch 2 innings
    • Strike out 3 batters
    • Do not give up 1 hit
    • Do not give up 1 run
  • World Series Hero
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 7 batters
    • Do not give up 2 runs
  • Game 7 Reliever
    • Difficulty: All-Star
    • Pitch 3 innings
    • Strike out 4 batters
    • Do not give up 2 runs
  • 2,000th Career Strikeout
    • Difficulty: Veteran
    • Strike out 9 batters

As for collections:

  • 7th Inning Collection (+75 stars) – Collect all three 6th Inning bosses
  • Signature Series players (+20 stars) – Collect 5 Signature Series players
  • Awards Nelson Cruz (+20 stars) – Collect Awards Nelson Cruz from 7th Inning Program
  • Signature Series Jon Lester (+20 stars) – Collect Signature Series Jon Lester from 7th Inning Program

Bosses And Rewards

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Above are the three bosses at 300 program stars.

Here are the mini bosses (or henchmen) at 150 program stars in the 7th Inning Program:

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  • Signature Series Mark Buehrle
  • Prime Sergio Romo
  • Prime Matt Carpenter

All three players come from groups that are still tough to collect as you move towards getting 99 Mike Trout.

This program in total goes up to 900 stars, much like last month’s program.

Here are the rewards all the way up to 900 stars:

  • 10 stars – The Show pack (x3)
  • 20 stars – Gear Up gold choice pack
  • 40 stars – Clever Girl universal profile icon
  • 60 stars – Crowd Aww stadium sound
  • 80 stars – Unlockable bat slam
  • 100 stars – Headliners pack (x2)
  • 120 stars – Snake universal profile nameplate
  • 140 stars – 3,000 stubs
  • 150 stars – 7th Inning mini-boss/henchman choice pack
  • 160 stars – Like A Possum Eatin’ A Sweet Tater! home run call
  • 180 stars – Classic stadium
  • 200 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack
  • 220 stars – Headliners pack (x2)
  • 240 stars – Wolf Howl stadium sound
  • 260 stars – Exclusive Prospect Series bat skin
  • 280 stars – The Show pack (x5)
  • 300 stars – 7th Inning Program boss choice pack
  • 350 stars – 3,500 stubs
  • 400 stars – Leopard Print universal profile nameplate
  • 450 stars – Gold Legacy choice pack
  • 500 stars – Players League Quarter-Finals choice pack
  • 550 stars – Players League Semi-Finals choice pack
  • 600 stars – 4,000 stubs
  • 650 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack, 2,000 stubs
  • 700 stars – Ducke On The Pond choice pack
  • 750 stars – Home Run Derby Set 1 pack
  • 800 stars – Home Run Derby Set 2 pack
  • 850 stars – Ballin’ Is A Habit pack (x5)
  • 900 stars – Ducks On The Pond choice pack

Prestige

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You will need to prestige these cards like the others, which is via online stat missions that will take major time commitments. Here are the stats required:

  • Prestige Bryce Harper
    • Tally 150 at-bats online
    • Tally 86 hits online
    • Tally 40 XBH online
    • Tally 50 RBIs online
    • Tally 59 runs online
  • Prestige Walter Johnson
    • Tally 60 IP online
    • Tally 120 IP online
    • Tally 60 strikeouts online
    • Tally 121 strikeouts online
  • Prestige Frank Thomas
    • Tally 150 at-bats online
    • Tally 70 hits online
    • Tally 36 XBH online
    • Tally 50 RBIs online
    • Tally 53 runs online
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