In our continued attempt to bring you the outcome of post-season games before they are even played, we here at The Max world headquarters loaded our PS3 with the lineups for tonight’s game and let the computer do the predicting.
W – Delcarmen, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 5 K
L – Percival, 1 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 K
S – Papelbon, 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 K
HR: Ortiz, Bay, Floyd, Upton
Bay: 2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI, HR
Ortiz: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI, HR
Floyd: 1-4, 1 R, 2 RBI, 3 K, HR
Upton: 1-3, 1 R, 2 RBI, 2 K
Iwamura: 0-5, 2 K
To be honest, we didn’t expect much out of the Rays in the PS3 version of the ALCS, seeing as the game ranks Tampa Bay as 25th in the league. But much to our surprise, it was relatively close. In the end, it was the Manny for Bay trade paying big dividends, as the Sox’ new left fielder got the best of Percival (yes, we know that Percival should not be playing in the ALCS, but we needed to make up for the Rays’ horrible ranking in the game. So we decided to keep him on the roster. Looking back, it probably wasn’t a great idea).