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NLCS Game 4, PS3 Style

13 Oct

tiger.jpgWith the Phillies leading the Dodgers 2-1 in The Max’s simulated NLCS, we’ve loaded each team’s lineups into our PS3 to see what the computer thinks will go down tonight. The winner of this series will go on the play the Red Sox, who swept the Rays in our ALCS. Here we go:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Phillies 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 7 1
Dodgers 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 X 3 6 1

Series tied at 2

W – Lowe, 7.2 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 2 K
L – Blanton, 6.2 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K
S – Saito, 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K

HR: Ethier, Rollins

Dodgers
Ethier: 2-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, HR
Loney: 2-4, Double
Ramirez: 0-4, 1 K

Phillies
Rollins: 1-4, 1 R, 1 RBI, HR
Victorino: 2-3, 1 RBI
Utley: 0-4

So, the Dodgers pull it off at home and tie the series at two. But the real fun came when our PS3 spotted Tiger Woods in the crowd during the 4th inning, allowing us to use this photo of the world’s greatest golfer. He must be a big fan, seeing as he was also at the real Game 3 of the NLCS.

NLCS Game 3, PS3 Style

10 Oct

dodgers.jpgOur PS3 has put the Dodgers in a 2-0 hole as they head back to L.A. in an attempt to get back into the series. Let’s hope it’s a little more competitive than that mess the PS3 called an ALCS. Here’s how it played out:

Game 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Phillies 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 7 0
Dodgers 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 4 8 1

Phillies lead series 2-1

 

W – Kuroda, 6 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 6 K
L – Moyer, 4.1 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 1 BB, 2 K
S – Saito, 1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K

HR: None

Dodgers
Loney: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Martin: 2-4, 1 R
Kemp: 1-3, 1 RBI

Phillies
Howard: 2-4, 2 RBI
Rollins: 0-3, 1 R, 1 BB
Victorino: 0-4

ALCS, PS3 Style

10 Oct

ortiz.jpgUnlike the NLCS, playing this series out on the PS3 pains us to great lengths. There is no way the computer is going to let the 25th ranked team (Rays) beat the 3rd ranked squad (Red Sox). So with that said, we will simply play out the rest of the series here and now. Because you’re a loyal reader of The Max, you already know that the Sox beat the Rays in Game 1 of this simulated series. Here’s the rest:

Game 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Red Sox 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 2 10 16 1
Rays 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 1

Red Sox lead series 2-0

W – Beckett, 7.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 K
L – Kazmir, 4.2 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

HR: Pedroia, Youkilis, Bay

Red Sox
Drew: 3-5, 2 R, 3 RBI
Bay: 2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, HR
Youkilis: 2-4, 2 R, 1 RBI, HR

Rays
Iwamura: 2-5, 1 R
Floyd: 1-4, 2 RBI
Crawford: 0-4

 

Game 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rays 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 4 5 1
Red Sox 0 1 0 0 5 0 3 0 X 9 11 2

Red Sox lead 3-0

W – Lester, 6.1 IP, 3 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 4 K
L – Garza, 4.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 3 K 
S – Okajima,
2.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K

HR: Floyd 

Red Sox
Ellsbury: 3-4, 1 R, 4 RBI
Varitek: 3-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Pedroia: 0-5

Rays
Floyd: 1-4, 1 R, 3 RBI, HR
Iwamura: 0-5, 2 K
Crawford: 1-3, 1 R

 

Game 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Rays 1 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 0
Red Sox 0 2 3 0 0 0 6 1 X 12 13 0

Red Sox win series 4-0

W – Delcarmen, 2.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 K
L – Wheeler, 2 IP, 3 H, 6 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 K

HR: Drew, Ortiz, Navarro

Red Sox
Ortiz: 3-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, HR
Pedroia: 2-4, 1 R, 2 RBI
Youkilis: 2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI

Rays
Navarro: 1-4, 1 R, 4 RBI, HR
Crawford: 1-5, 1 R, 1 RBI

If we had any money, we’d send you some just for reading this far into the post. Truth is, we barely got this far ourselves. What a snoozer! Looks like PS3 has the Sox headed to the Series.

Breaking news: Baseball to adjust drug-testing

6 Oct

October 6, 2008

cubsfan.jpgChicago – Despite yet another heart-breaking season by the Chicago Cubs, there have been three separate sightings of fans walking around the Windy City wearing Cubs paraphernalia. When told of the shocking situation, and unnamed executive in baseball’s front office told reporters, “Clearly we need to extend the drug-testing to the fans, as well.”

Former lifelong Cubs fan Cormack Burke agrees. “I’ve been following the Cubbies for 35 years, but after this latest collapse, I can’t do it anymore. When people choose to follow this team even after clubs like the Marlins and Diamondbacks win titles, there has to be something wrong. These fans need to be tested. An altered state is the only logical explanation.”

At this point, the only thing holding the testing back is cost. Sources close to the situation claim that baseball has reached out to the NFL to see if they wanted to split costs when they test Raiders fans.

 

Editor’s note: While we here at The Max never claim to be a P.I. (you know, like Magnum, P.I.), we believe we may have unearthed the source of the Cubs’ problems. Perhaps if they were concentrating more on playing baseball, rather than appearing on WWE.com’s Santino’s Casa webshow, they would have won a game. Take a look: