MLB The Show Simulates The 2022 World Series

Justin Verlander #35 of the Houston Astros participates in the World Series workout day at Minute Maid Park on October 27, 2022 in Houston, Texas.
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Finally, it’s World Series Day!

The 2022 MLB Fall Classic between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Houston Astros will start on Friday night, at 8:03 p.m. ET.

Justin Verlander will start for Houston, while Aaron Nola will be the man in charge of silencing the Astros’ bats for Philadelphia.

Everybody is eager to see who will get the trophy and how many games each club will win.

In a fun exercise, MLB partnered with MLB The Show, the famous videogame, to make a series of simulations of every World Series game.

“We worked with @MLBTheShow on hundreds of simulations of the #WorldSeries to see who will take it all home!” MLB tweeted on Friday.


Who Wins MLB The Show World Series Simulation?

The results have the Astros taking home their first World Series since 2017 with a resounding 4-1 victory.

The Astros won Game 1 in 62 percent of the simulations, so they get credited with the win in MLB The Show’s exercise.

Game 2 was much closer (55-45), but still in favor of the Astros, who are now 2-0 in the hypothetical scenario.

Game 3 simulations gave Astros the win 52 out of 100 times, giving them a commanding 3-0 lead heading to Game 4.

In Game 4, the Phillies won 55-45, trimming the Astros lead in the series to 3-1.

Houston, however, would seal the deal in Philadelphia and take the series 4-1.

In these simulations, MLB usually provides numbers, patterns, and data to feed The Show and keep it as close to reality as possible.

The 4-1 final result is actually plausible, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen.

The Phillies are a talented team that has knocked down favorites before, even this postseason.

It will be a hotly contested matchup, but it’s always interesting to see what the machines think.

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