Dodgy RTTS finish

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I'd like to preface this post with the statement that this is not a complaint, just an observation.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxQBrmJTcuo

Context: Third last series of the 2023 regular season, Brewers won the first two games. Padres (barely holding the second wild card spot by two games) leading 5-1 over Brewers (division leader by one game with a 79-77 record. Yes the NL Central could potentially be clinched with a losing record).

Top of the 9th. My RTTS closer (terrible ERA over 5.50, 45/56 saves) is put into the game with runners on 1st and 2nd, two outs. Simple enough save, yes?

I knew as soon as that wild pitch happened and my catcher couldn't find the ball in front of him (start of clip) that it wasn't going to end well for me.

I must be clear, I am owning those two pitches that resulted in the double and the homer. My inputs were clearly terrible (the pitch for the homer was close to the yellow line, at least). However my hypothesis is that the results would have been the same regardless of what my inputs were.

I'd love to get my hands on the logic/code just so I could see what factors influence how a play unfolds. Or perhaps attributes are adjusted prior to each play or game depending on the situation.

To be honest, I really thought that MIL were going to win this. I figured it has been scripted that SD was going to give up that second wild card spot to the Nationals.

As an aside, in this RTTS world deGrom is headed for a 5th Cy Young in six years (missed out on 2020): https://twitter.com/Red_Ted_is_back/status/1261833504804835328?s=20

And Miggy... poor Miggy... I'm surprised his team didn't keep him on to start 2023 for three more homers: šŸ˜¬ https://twitter.com/Red_Ted_is_back/status/1261869773836521472?s=20

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UPDATE: In the second last series of the season a similar thing happened against San Francisco (last in the NL West); I gave up the tying run but we came back to win it and even after being swept by the Dodgers in our last series we made the wild card... However Washington actually took the second wild card spot after all because Philadelphia (four games clear) with nine games to go) went on a massive slide and bowed out in game 162. We then smashed the Nats in the wild card game 15-7.

It's not so predictable after all! I still want to see the code šŸ™‚

Edit: after going back to it a day later, I got it wrong. Philly did take wildcard spot 1 and it was a tiebreaker in which we (Padres) flogged the Nats.

So we played Philly in the wildcard. Iā€™m given the ball in the bottom of the 11th to face Harper. Decided to livestream it. Peaked at 0 watchers.

MLB The Show RTTS closer 2023 NL wild card 4-4 bottom 11th, Harper at the plate
https://youtu.be/Epv0NRsT7yY

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@Red_Ted_is_back said in Dodgy RTTS finish:

And Miggy... poor Miggy... I'm surprised his team didn't keep him on to start 2023 for three more homers: https://twitter.com/Red_Ted_is_back/status/1261869773836521472?s=20

LOL - in the parallel universe of one of my RTTS files, he has 501 HRs and 3,003 hits

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@arvcpa said in Dodgy RTTS finish:

@Red_Ted_is_back said in Dodgy RTTS finish:

And Miggy... poor Miggy... I'm surprised his team didn't keep him on to start 2023 for three more homers: https://twitter.com/Red_Ted_is_back/status/1261869773836521472?s=20

LOL - in the parallel universe of one of my RTTS files, he has 501 HRs and 3,003 hits

I just realised that those extra four hits he got in your RTTS were all homers when compared to when he retired in my RTTS (497 homers, 2,999 hits). Did he retire with those stats also?

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I've been complaining about this since the first week.

It happens so often, this is a clip of me, live on stream predicting EXACTLY what will happen.

This game almost always feel predetermined and that the opposing team always plays to the height of their capabilites instead of to an average of those capabilities.
Every game, every team I play plays their best game and my pitchers and teammates rarely ever do. It's infuriating.

https://twitter.com/imJanko/status/1264990239552147459?s=19