If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....

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Then WTF is he like on legend??????

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Hahahaha. I played the first moment of it, quit in the middle and was like nah not doing this.

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I love that they made Showdowns much more optional this year. Haven’t done a single one yet.

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Well, I'm not giving up..it might cost a controller, but Imma beat his buttocks

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@thaghettoblasta said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

Well, I'm not giving up..it might cost a controller, but Imma beat his buttocks

Just sit heater. Yeah he will make you look silly with that slow change and curve ball time to time, but no one's watching. 🤪

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I haven't used guess pitch in all of '21, but I sure wish they'd let us use it in Showdowns. I'm not touching the mode otherwise

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I started down 11-15 in my first attempt and failed at 15-15. I started down 13-15 in my second attempt and beat him with 3 outs to go. For me at least, I thought this was the most challenging Showdown yet. Even sitting fastball I was late most of the time, and the speed differential with his change up was really good. I went from being pretty meh about him being a boss since I haven't liked Nolan Ryan cards in the past to definitely taking him. Especially with Mookie Betts dropping today. I can't see myself using Vlad very often.

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I had this exact thouhgt like holy [censored] im in trouble his 102 seems faster than everyone else

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Buttocks spanked, slapped, beaten purple! Just stick with it dudes. Eventually you pick up his timing.

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@lord_blumpkin35 said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

I had this exact thouhgt like holy [censored] im in trouble his 102 seems faster than everyone else

It ain’t on rookie. And I swear his slow stuff is slowed down too

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@quinnymcquinn said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

@lord_blumpkin35 said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

I had this exact thouhgt like holy [censored] im in trouble his 102 seems faster than everyone else

It ain’t on rookie. And I swear his slow stuff is slowed down too

I think I broke vlad back on a circle change I was so out in front of hahaha. I was able to finish the showdown and im happy most ppl will pick vlad as their boss bc wow nolan is intense

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@lord_blumpkin35 said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

@quinnymcquinn said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

@lord_blumpkin35 said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

I had this exact thouhgt like holy [censored] im in trouble his 102 seems faster than everyone else

It ain’t on rookie. And I swear his slow stuff is slowed down too

I think I broke vlad back on a circle change I was so out in front of hahaha. I was able to finish the showdown and im happy most ppl will pick vlad as their boss bc wow nolan is intense

Yeah I ended up getting through it, but sheez that fastball

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I swear Ryan’s 102 makes deGrom’s look 90.

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Showdown
Ryan 15 Me 11
Final Score
Ryan 15 Me 12
Ouch!

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On my second attempt I [censored] you not……. I went in 13-15. It’s now 14-15 with one out left, Rollins on first and HR derby Gallo comes up. First pitch he floats a change up and good bye. I almost died. Thank god that’s over

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Rely heavily on a lefty dominated lineup throughout. By the time you get to Ryan, be sure and also have a few dudes that can lay a bunt down and steal a bag or two.

Granted I was at 15-15 when I faced him, but I made sure I bunted at least once to move runners along and even sneak in a bunt single.

From then on it was just a matter of making contact and eventually knocking one past the drawn in infield. I would highly suggest this strategy.

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Did it first try. I had to rely on walks by the end. Got people to 2nd and 3rd then they IBB For bases loaded with 7 outs left. George Brett then hit a bases clearing double. I won 16-15.

That was way hard though. From fast to slow broke my ankles a couple times.

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@goldengamingkm said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

Rely heavily on a lefty dominated lineup throughout. By the time you get to Ryan, be sure and also have a few dudes that can lay a bunt down and steal a bag or two.

Granted I was at 15-15 when I faced him, but I made sure I bunted at least once to move runners along and even sneak in a bunt single.

From then on it was just a matter of making contact and eventually knocking one past the drawn in infield. I would highly suggest this strategy.

Thanks. I followed your advice and got it done. I used to only do Conquests, but now I’ve started completing these Showdowns too.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mTENGSbm9LbHeUAM6

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@goldengamingkm said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

Rely heavily on a lefty dominated lineup throughout. By the time you get to Ryan, be sure and also have a few dudes that can lay a bunt down and steal a bag or two.

Granted I was at 15-15 when I faced him, but I made sure I bunted at least once to move runners along and even sneak in a bunt single.

From then on it was just a matter of making contact and eventually knocking one past the drawn in infield. I would highly suggest this strategy.

I had majority of lefties, I tried to hit the other way on the shift, it was difficult, I went in 15-9 and lost 15-9 Only had like three hits, anything hit deep just died and found leather.

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@dbarmonstar_psn said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

@goldengamingkm said in If That's Nolan Ryan on Rookie....:

Rely heavily on a lefty dominated lineup throughout. By the time you get to Ryan, be sure and also have a few dudes that can lay a bunt down and steal a bag or two.

Granted I was at 15-15 when I faced him, but I made sure I bunted at least once to move runners along and even sneak in a bunt single.

From then on it was just a matter of making contact and eventually knocking one past the drawn in infield. I would highly suggest this strategy.

I had majority of lefties, I tried to hit the other way on the shift, it was difficult, I went in 15-9 and lost 15-9 Only had like three hits, anything hit deep just died and found leather.

I started 15-11 and only Joe Morgan had a HR, so I beat Nolan with mostly base hits and stolen bases.