SDS you need to tone down the thrown balls on these missions. I completely understand these moments are meant to be challenging and not done in a day but come on. I’m sitting here with a 3-0 or 3-1 count almost every single AB and find myself forcing to swing at terrible pitches so I don’t walk. I swear I have seen more wild pitches than meatballs.
How are we suppose to hit when majority of these pitches thrown are useless?
8 out of 10 RS games go like this
First inning or two the better player will score right away but just a run or two. Then it’s five innings of stalemate (usually just a ton of fly balls near the warning track or double plays). If someone does score during stalemate time that run will be matched in the next half inning.
Then in the 8th the better player will get a two or three run lead. In the 9th the lesser player will get the tying and or winning run on base but will come up just short. This happening near the end leaves the better player happy because of the win and the lesser player believing he almost pulled it off.
Now this formula works until you experience the same scenario about 50 times and just realize it’s in the coding.
I play MLB The Show online, I’m use to defeat.
Bunt dance, stealing every pitch, quick pitching, about every textbook cheeser act except R2 holding, strangely that never happened. It’s an event game this was the first inning and he pulls a change up outside of the zone early swing for a homer probably scrapping Peskys pole. My thought was “I’m quitting this game as it’s a meaningless event game and won’t put up with this all game”. I go to hit pause to quit but can’t as he then replayed his homerun.
Well now it’s on, I just wanted to win now because I felt quitting to a player like this would give him what he wants. I focused and ignored all the childish behavior and when I tied it he stopped bunt dancing. Striking him out to win was great! I feel these people are such a cancer to this community and it’s the best feeling to beat them.
Share your story as I’d love to read them!
Very easy to explain
When you lose hitting and pitching is broken
When you win.....crickets
It feels like they’re designed to keep you logged on for whatever reason. The absolute laughable stuff we have all experienced with these things.
I just finished the PS division moment and no joke finished every single one on my first try until the last moment with Brosseau. Easily 20 minutes if not more to complete this. A good dozen or better hitting dead center/good PCI with balls not even going to the warning track. This is 125 contact with 125 power and in reality hitting like 35 power (it felt like). Then wouldn’t you know on not even the greatest PCI placement a no doubt shot.
I think for the average player the game tends to put you in a scenario where you have to work out of a loss/win. Like showdown it gets predictable. For whatever reason in the last inning 2 out of 3 games the tying run gets to the plate. I’ve been on both ends far too much to think it’s a fluke but that said it’s what you do at that moment to succeed.
Obviously the elites hitting multiple perfect or the newbs whiffing at everything are exceptions. It’s the programming of the game and just learn to accept it or not play h2h. Sure there is games you can mercy a guy and there are games you can’t buy a hit. Majority though we are just average and I think many times fool ourselves on how good we think we are which puts us in these situations to begin with.
17 Beltran was the last card that put fear in EVERYBODY. People would walk him even if you had two on. I feel like 17 was the last year cards played to their ratings. Meaning 99 meant something special and there was just a select few. Now there are weak 99s, average 99s and Good 99s. I just don’t feel there is that small elite 3 or 4 cards that strike fear in your opponent.
Some of you can relate with me here. NBA Jam on Sega or Super Nintendo. Even with the golden ball you would clank dunks if you were too far ahead lol. If you were way behind the worst shooter would drain full court three’s.
I’m sure this isn’t new but it’s new to me. Playing an event game and my last opponent pulls this scummy move.
I pinch hit for my pitcher with Ortiz, he brings in lefty Britton and immediately pitches, like way fast as I was trying to hit start to bring in a righty bat. So I spam down to call time and hit up to try to change batter again. Nope as he was spamming up as well and got the timeout before me. So he must start spamming his next pitch because the split second he came out of time his pitcher immediately already had a pitch selected. Like just wow to be that scared to not allow a batter change. Silver lining I got a hit anyway.
You sir win the pathetic award of the day! With that and your high sinkers during a meaningless 3 inning event game shows me you obviously are a hoot at the dinner table. I thank you!
I really feel like 2017 was the sweet spot. I try to play daily but all it takes is one event game and I shut it off for the day. 2022 will be the first year I don’t preorder or play at midnight. I will buy 2022 but I will not be in a hurry to buy it and will play at my own pace.
My two gripes about the sinker is 1) it comes out of the hand like a breaking ball but snaps the speed of a fastball. 2) and this grinds my gears when guys spam it high and you are ready for it the high sinker doesn’t get punished like it should. A high sinker is a mistake pitch just like a high curve or change yet the AI does not treat it as such and many a times it’s still a ground to SS or 2B instead of a line drive etc.
If the high sinker was treated like a mistake pitch a lot less people would be throwing it.
It’s because the pitching is toned down. You’re not seeing DeGrom and Ryan every game. Also with quick count people are not paying attention to their stamina because yes you personally only threw 5 pitches but the quick count put you at 13. If anything this event shows us just how OP pitching and stamina is this year. I agree I actually have enjoyed this game online possibly the first time all year playing this event.
Perhaps they’re not often for sale because they’re locked in to unlock Griffey?
The ridiculous way pitchers can paint the corners for 9 straight innings has conditioned us to always look corners. When a mistake pitch does happen we are almost shocked and that split second fools us as we are not use to seeing that many mistake pitches in this years game.
It’s very predictable and tbh I usually get more upset after a win then I do a loss. What upsets me is the frustration of getting poor results on numerous AB once you get a lead. Have your opponent look clearly overmatched all for it to come down to the 9th inning and your opponent now can magically Jack homers and will always get the tying run on base. I hate that and majority I do come up with the win but the frustration of the clear BS allowing your opponent to even come close to winning makes me shut the game off for awhile.
One and only stat I would love to see is the amount of games ending by mercy rule from years 2016 to now. I guarantee it’s a sharp decline especially starting in 20. I remember mercy ruling or getting mercy ruled much more often then lately. Did we all magically get better and worse at the same time?
It’s basically what frustrates me the most about moments is hitting a HR or multiple XBH with the silver pitcher throwing CY Young caliber pitches. Pretty sure the reason Player X hit a hr was because he had a mistake pitch to hit. I realize it can’t be meatball after meatball but the way these [censored] pitchers sometimes accurately throw is a bit much.
Also hate when you do a vintage moment but the outfielders are current elite players like Buxton or Betts that run absolutely everything down. Pretty sure they had Heywood Jablowme playing CF with 72 speed and 65 reaction back in 1964 but that’s okay let’s have Byron Buxton track down everything hit in the gap instead.
Wasn’t it the first year of moments where they actually tried to be historically correct? Wasn’t it just a player with a number if they didn’t have the rights? Sometimes it can be annoying if you need a xbh and there is an outfielder with a cannon instead of a noodle arm but I’m way more annoyed with the pitcher on 1st obviously batting .600 in front of me.
On a freeze off right now. 1st AB I hit a double and then it freezes. My opponent must really want this event game bad as it’s been about an hour now.
The truth is I was on my lunch break and probably shouldn’t of started another event game but I was hoping for a quick win (lol). Since it froze I just put the controller down and now I am currently back at work. I figure since he had zero hits and I had a double with no outs I had the upper hand on who gets the W. Otherwise I would have quit the game.
Sox and Rays with Austin Meadows going 17 pitches and announcers are shocked and all I can think is “That’s cool but have you seen a silver cpu pitcher batting on rookie vs my 99 pitcher?”
I can see the moment already