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.
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.
— MLB (@MLB) October 28, 2022
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.