We look forward to putting out 2021 Statis-pro projected cards out once the real season ends, but we are down to the NLCS and ALCS Statis-pro using the current cards. If you do not own a Statis-pro baseball game you can try it by clicking on the free version and the so e preliminary 2020 projected player cards and score sheet for each of the 30 teams.
NLCS coming soon - Nats or Reds will face the Cubs or Dodgers once those series conclude.
ALCS - Rays vs. Astros Games in order.
We use cards for all players on rosters including players who skipped the season due to Covid-19. However, if a player is injured for the season the AL removes the card - and after Verlander lost input Game 1 below we also learned he would not ouch Game 5 in Statis-pro because he is now out for the season for Tommy John surgery.
ALCS Game 1 - Rays 13, Astros 6. The game 2 pitching duel happened after the Game 1 Verlander-Snell pitching duel never happened - with a final of Tampa 13, Houston 6. Both starters were knocked out before retiring an out in the 5th. Martinez and Arozareno combined for a 7 of 10 game after only playing due to kiermaier and Tsutgago colliding in the top of the second inning to allow an RBI double by Gurriel. Overall the Rays had 18 hits in Game 1.
ALCS Game 2 - Rays 1, Astros 0. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers faced off in an epic pitchers duel. The game was scoreless until pinch runner Margot raced home on a walk off double by Renfroe. The run off closer Pressly was unearned, Maldano's catcher interference kept the inning alive and moved Margot to second base the previous batter. Tampa 1-0 win, goes up 2 games to 0.
Game 3 - Tampa 5, Houston 1. Greinke battled Glasgow to a 1-1 tie through 7 innings, but Meadows greeted reliever Valdez with a game-winning Homer in the 8th. Later in the inning Springer misplayed a 2-out fly (clutch defense play) into a 2-run double to make it 4-1, and the Rays made it 3 games to 0 with a 5-1 final.
Game 4 - Tampa 9, Houston 8. The Rays dominated to lead 9-4 going into the bottom of the 9th before a furious rally rallied to cut it to 9-5 and load the bases with one out and Brantley coming to the plate as the tying run.
Alvarado came in relief and allowed a single to Brantley to make it 9-6, then caught Bregman on as close a third strike call as you can have in the game. He then issues a walk to Gurriel to make it 9-7, and then balked with based loaded to make it 9-8 with men on second and third and out the Astros just a Reddick single away from winning. However, Reddick was caught looking to complete the 4-0 sweep.
We will see how the actual season plays out, but in Statis-Pro the Rays left no doubt with the best record in the regular season and then rolling through the playoffs losing only one game.
Rays sweep series four games to none. The day of Game 4, September 19, the Rays actually did have the best AL record in the real season, and had finished 1st in the Statis-Pro regular season before sweeping through the Statis-Pro AL playoffs with only one loss to Oakland in route to the AL title.