Out of the Park Baseball 19 - The quest for the Perfect Team


#941

My Pack Rat (pack only) team with the two 100-rated pitchers won 101 games and won our division by… one game. We finished 1st in runs against and 1st in starter ERA, even though Chris Sale’s WAR was a disappointing 9.3. Sale pitched 269 innings with 299 K’s and a 2.4 ERA.

In my experience teams that win a hundred games in the regular season lose their first round playoff series, so I expect to be on holiday soon.


#942

Rockford Rowboats and Seoul Expats make playoffs in Qt3 Silver! I barely made playoffs with a one-off game for division and Dierker wins it. Don’t think I’ll get far in playoffs.


#943

The Kraken slumped at the end of the season but still captured the #2 WC spot. I should have Dierker going in the WC game and he’s had a really good season.


#944

Cough

Thats terrible!


#945

My diamond team pulled it together enough in the end to go 11-15 in September and win the division by 5 games at 93-69. My Cedar Rapids team continued to struggle all the way to the end of the season and ended up about 10 games under .500 in Gold, which was a bit worse than last season when they went ot the playoffs. We’ll see how next year goes for them. They did pull a diamond 3b towards the end of the season, so maybe he will help out. George Kell finally got sent to the reserves with the new guy’s arrival.


#946

Yes, that has been my experience as well. It’s happened to my Gold team for the last 3 years (and my Bronze team last year). Here’s to hoping this is the year.


#947

I won my division at 101-61. Right behind me was a team that finished 100-62. That team just lost their one game Wild Card against a side that finished 84-78.

The streak continues!

I’m now playing an 83-79 team in the Divisional Round and managed to win game one, so at least I won’t be swept.


#948

So this stud pitcher who was so dominant in the regular season? Lost game 1 of the division series to the wildcard team. Grrr.


#949

We were up 4-2 going into the bottom of the 8th. Rollie Fingers comes in, gives up a single then a 2 run homer to tie the game up 4-4. My closer Watson comes in the bottom of the 9th, gives up a leadoff double, gets 2 more outs but the runner moves to 3rd on a sacrifice and then goes up 0-2 on the batter but the 3rd pitch gets away from the catcher and the runner scores from 3rd.

Season ends on a passed ball :(


#950

I made a ton of moves during the just concluded season and it made a huge difference lol.


#951

And it looks like a 2nd season of getting swept in the division series. Degrom defeated Pedro Martinez and Kershaw beat Dizzy Dean, losing both of my home games.


#952

We won the first two Division Series games 5-0 and 6-3 at home and then went on the road for game three and a potential series win that didn’t look very potential at all when we fell behind 6-0.

Then we won 25-7.

That team that went 84-78 and then beat the 100-win team in the Wild Card game, went on to beat a 102-win team in the divisional series and now are facing my 101-win team in the Conference Finals.

I’m doomed.


#953

Both my teams made it through the Division Series, so they will both be promoted. Hopefully one of them can get through this round to have a WS appearance.


#954

Tough way to end the season, but I did appreciate reading the story. Baseball tales can be so poignant!

Neither my silver nor gold team made the playoffs, and in fact neither broke .500 during the regular season – but neither will be relegated. I guess my GM needs to visit the marketplace again.


#955

Yup. I got swept 4-0 by the team that finished 17 wins behind me.


#956

Bronze team is in the World Series, winning the LCS 4-2.

Gold team is still in it, but down 3-2 in the LCS.


#957

And you got into the championship round with a 7th game victory in extra innings! Congrats. I’m rooting for you to take out the Weiners!


#958

Thanks!

Yes we did. In fact, we won game six with a walk off grand slam by Orlando Cepeda in the 10th inning to win. Then we won game seven with a walk off single in the 11th inning by… Orlando Cepeda.

He’s quite the hero around Atlanta right now. Maybe his magic will continue in the WS (currently tied 1-1).


#959

I was sweating bullets as I watched the replay of this. Brandon Webb was a superstar. He won game 7 of the Bronze League World Series and took home the Cy Young and MVP award!


#960

And at the same time my Bronze team was winning 1-0, my Gold team, down 3-2 in the WS was winning 1-0 as well! It’s on to another game 7 for me. Jesus!