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Deja Vu... All Over Again (Replaying the 2012 Season via Sim)

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  • #16
    Do you have the options to play the games if you wish? Obviously you simulated a lot [at least] since you got to th NLCS in 11 days, lol.
    "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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    • #17
      Originally posted by bluesky5 View Post
      Do you have the options to play the games if you wish? Obviously you simulated a lot [at least] since you got to th NLCS in 11 days, lol.
      Yes. But that would naturally take forever. So, what I'm doing is each game singly (checking to make sure of no injuries and no stupid AI player substitutions prior to the start of the game) and basically running it inning by inning in fast mode. Once a pitcher is either getting up in pitches (in which I'll manually address the bullpen) or he's due to hit in certain situations, I go pitch by pitch. Generally, I blow thru the first 4-5 innings in about 20 seconds (unless my starter's getting torched) and then slow it down for the later innings.

      One good example is, say my starting pitcher's up to 100 pitches in the 7th... The other team's at the plate and I've got my bullpen not quite warmed up. I can either go one batter at a time, use an option to sim up to when a runner gets into scoring position, or simply blow thru the inning. I usually go until a runner gets into scoring position. If none do, it simply finishes the inning out so it moves quite quickly.
      "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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      • #18
        The Phils got by the Cardinals, but at a cost. Carlos Ruiz fractured his wrist during game 3 and is out for the remainder of the season. Erik Kratz and Brian Schneider will carry the catching duties from here on out. The Cards took a hit in game 2 when Lance Berkman was ejected for making contact with the home plate umpire while arguing balls and strikes. He was suspended for the next two games.

        Cliff Lee was incredible. 17 shutout innings during his two starts. Hamels was once again shaky giving up first-inning runs, but the bats bailed him out. No home runs allowed by the Phillies pitchers this series.

        2012 National League Championship Series (4-1): Philadelphia Phillies (101-61) over St. Louis Cardinals (89-63)
        Code:
        Game 1
        Monday, October 15th, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park
        
                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    R    H    E
        St. Louis Cardinals       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    5    1
        Philadelphia Phillies     0   0   0   0   0   3   0   1   X    4   10    0
        
          PITCHERS: STL - Wainwright, Rzepcynski (7)
                    PHI - Lee, Qualls (9)
        
                     WP - Cliff Lee (1-0)
                     LP - Adam Wainwright (1-1)
                   SAVE - none
        
         HOME RUNS: STL - none
                    PHI - Gordon, Headley (2), Howard (2)
        
        ATTENDANCE: 43,488
           WEATHER: Partly Cloudy (51 degrees), wind blowing left to right at 9 mph
        
        
        Game 2
        Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 at Citizens Bank Park
        
                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    R    H    E
        St. Louis Cardinals       5   0   0   1   0   0   0   1   0    7    9    1
        Philadelphia Phillies     2   2   0   0   2   7   0   0   X   13   16    3
        
          PITCHERS: STL - Carpenter, Rzepcynski (5), Boggs (6), Karstens (6), Westbrook (7), McClellan, (8)
                    PHI - Hamels, Qualls (7), Savery (8)
        
                     WP - Cole Hamels (1-1)
                     LP - Mitchell Boggs (0-1)
                   SAVE - none
        
         HOME RUNS: STL - none
                    PHI - Pence (2), Rollins (2)
        
        ATTENDANCE: 43,585
           WEATHER: Clear skies (51 degrees), wind blowing out to right at 10 mph
        
        
        Game 3
        Thursday, October 18th, 2012 at Busch Stadium
        
                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    R    H    E
        Philadelphia Phillies     0   0   0   0   2   0   0   0   2    4    7    0
        St. Louis Cardinals       0   0   0   1   0   2   0   0   0    3    9    0
        
          PITCHERS: PHI - Worley, Misch (6), De Fratus (7), Papelbon (9)
                    STL - Saunders, Motte (9)
        
                     WP - Justin De Fratus (1-0)
                     LP - Jason Motte (0-1)
                   SAVE - Jonathan Papelbon (3)
        
         HOME RUNS: PHI - none
                    STL - none
        
        ATTENDANCE: 46,517
           WEATHER: Partly Cloudy (48 degrees), wind blowing left to right at 11 mph
        
        
        Game 4
        Friday, October 19th, 2012 at Busch Stadium
        
                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    R    H    E
        Philadelphia Phillies     0   0   0   1   1   0   0   5   0    7   10    3
        St. Louis Cardinals       2   0   0   0   1   0   0   0   5    8   11    0
        
          PITCHERS: PHI - Blanton, Misch (9), Qualls (9), Papelbon (9)
                    STL - Wainwright, Salas (8), Rzepczynski (8), Gregerson (8), Boggs (8)
        
                     WP - Mitchell Boggs
                     LP - Chad Qualls
                   SAVE - none
        
         HOME RUNS: PHI - none
                    STL - none
        
        ATTENDANCE: 46,799
           WEATHER: Partly Cloudy (55 degrees), wind blowing out to center at 16 mph
        
        
        Game 5
        Saturday, October 20th, 2012 at Busch Stadium
        
                                  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9    R    H    E
        Philadelphia Phillies     3   0   1   0   1   0   0   0   2    7   12    1
        St. Louis Cardinals       0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0   0    0    8    1
        
          PITCHERS: PHI - Lee
                    STL - Carpenter, McClellan (6), Rzepcynski (7), Boggs (8), Karstens (9)
        
                     WP - Cliff Lee (2-0)
                     LP - Chris Carpenter (1-1)
                   SAVE - none
        
         HOME RUNS: PHI - Howard (3)
                    STL - none
        
        ATTENDANCE: 46,594
           WEATHER: Clear skies (50 degrees), wind blowing out to right at 9 mph
        It's now flashback to 1980 time. The 2012 World Series sees the return of the Kansas City Royals for the first time in over 30 years. It also reunites Placido Polanco and Alex Gordon with their formal teams as both were swapped in what was a 5-player trade (Schwimer, Diekman & Giavotella being included as well).

        The Royals have been riding on their offense as they have 5 hitters with season averages over .300, though their pitching is quite erratic with Luke Hochevar the only one having any type of quality season.
        Last edited by Ben Grimm; 11-23-2012, 08:07 AM.
        "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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        • #19
          Was bored today and ran the WS. What a huge disappointment.

          Yes, the Fightin's won the World Series, but the Royals put up no fight whatsoever as they were swept 4-0.

          I'll put up gamescores tomorrow and list all probable free agents and potential signings. Maybe I run this another year and see if Halladay can hold up with a ripped elbow.

          Do I extend Victorino?
          Do I extend Blanton?
          Do I work a deal with Pence?
          Do I long-term Ruiz?

          I already extended Hamels, and have Alex Gordon in LF for the next 4 years averaging $9-$10M.

          2013 Position Players:

          C - Ruiz
          1B - Howard
          2B - Utley
          3B - Headley
          SS - Rollins
          LF - Gordon
          CF - ??
          RF - (Pence)??

          Not sure if I want to extend Vic as he wants a 4-year, $34M deal. I have hitters - it's just a matter of covering the CF area. Pence wants $16M and I may go there since he was so good this year and it's only one season. I can't get a FA like Upton, Hamilton etc since I'm carriying Headley and Gordon, but I'm not concerned since they add a ton to the offense. I may go platoon in CF with Mayberry and whomever, though the whomever will face most of the hitters since he'll be against RHPs who still are 70% of rotations - Need to find another Pierre.
          "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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          • #20
            I'll put up final results tomorrow or Sunday.

            Then it's time for the FA market to open, and I'll have to hold Ruben's pen behind his back
            "Chuckie doesn't take on 2-0. Chuckie's hackin'." - Chuck Carr two days prior to being released by the Milwaukee Brewers

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