Thursday, October 26, 2023

Astros Win Statis-Pro AL While Losing in Game 7 of Real MLB

 While I use the projected Statis-Pro cards, the other commissioner uses these cards from the past year. Here were the stars from of his AL season.

Our joke is now that our Statis-Pro results are more accurate than real results in the new playoff format. The best teams cannot seem to survive the rust of waiting around for the wild card rounds in real MLB, so teams like Arizona that barely made the playoffs go to the World Series after staying sharp in the wild card games.

And home advantage for the better seeds mean nothing. The home teams are now 62-65 all time in Game 7s even though they have the better record in the season.

Our AL had a more realistic Orioles vs Astros ALCS 

Statis-Pro American League

2023 Playoffs

Wildcard (Best of 5)

Tampa Bay vs. Texas

Despite all the injuries, the Rays still finished the regular season with the fewest runs allowed. Their pitching carried the day for a 3-1 series win. Yandy Diaz had a walk-off single in the 10th to take game two. Isaac Paredes led the series clinching win with 3 RBI’s in game four. Max Scherzer started the only Rangers win.

Game 1: Rays 13 Rangers 2

Game 2: Rays 2 Rangers 1 (10 innings)

Game 3: Rangers 7 Rays 2

Game 4 Rays 6 Rangers 3

Seattle vs Toronto

The Blue Jays looked ready to move on, they led the series (2-1) and built a 7-0 lead in game four. But the Mariners stormed back and Teoscar Hernandez hit a 2-run homer to cap a wild 12-10 victory. In the deciding game five, Vladimir Guerrero Jr hit a solo shot in the 8th to tie the game 2-2. No one scored in the next nine innings (10 pitchers used during that stretch). Finally in the top of the 18th, Cal Raleigh hit the game winner to send Seattle to the ALDS.

Game 1: Mariners 4 Blue Jays 3

Game 2: Blue Jays 2 Mariners 1

Game 3: Blue Jays 3 Mariners 1

Game 4: Mariners 12 Blue Jays 10

Game 5: Mariners 3 Blue Jays 2 (18 innings)

Divisional Series (best of 7)

Houston vs Tampa Bay

The Astros pitching was dominant in this four game sweep. They only allowed 6-runs in four games. Houston had just enough offense to get the job done. Jeremy Peña delivered the walk-off single in game one to make amends for his nightmare regular season. (.152 avg). Jose Altuve drove in 3-runs in the series where the Astros did not hit a home run. The Houston bullpen allowed one earned run in a combined 12-innings of work.

Game 1: Astros 2 Rays 1

Game 2: Astros 6 Rays 3

Game 3: Astros 5 Rays 0

Game 4: Astros 4 Rays 2

Seattle vs Baltimore

This was an evenly matched series. The two teams alternated wins through the first six games. The aggregate score through those games was 30-30. The Mariners forced a seventh game thanks to Teoscar Hernandez with another clutch home run. His 2-run shot in the 11th inning gave the Mariners a 4-2 win. The Orioles clinched the series thanks to two unlikely heroes. Light hitting shortstop Jorge Mateo tallied 8 RBI’s in the series and Ramon Urias hit a crucial 2-run homer in game seven as the Orioles rallied for a 6-4 win in the deciding game.

Game 1: Orioles 7 Mariners 6

Game 2: Mariners 5 Orioles 1

Game 3: Orioles 10 Mariners 5

Game 4: Mariners 7 Orioles 6

Game 5: Orioles 4 Mariners 3

Game 6: Mariners 4 Orioles 2 (11 innings)

Game 7: Orioles 6 Mariners 4

Championship Series

Houston vs Baltimore

Once again Houston’s dominant pitching carried the day. The Orioles hit 16 home runs in the ALDS against the Mariners. They did not hit one home run in being swept by the Astros. Christian Javier started the series with 6-shutout innings for a game one win. Kyle Tucker smacked a 2-run homer to lead the Astros to a 4-2 win in game two. Jose Altuve hit a pair of home runs in game three as the Astros held on for a 5-4 win. Houston completed the sweep with a 3-1 win behind 6 1/3 strong innings from young right hander Hunter Brown. Houston rolls into the Statis-Pro World Series on an eight game winning streak.

Game 1: Astros 8 Orioles 0

Game 2: Astros 4 Orioles 2

Game 3: Astros 5 Orioles 4

Game 4: Astros 3 Orioles 1

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