MLB 09: The Show Predicts: NL To End All-Star Game Winless Streak
The American League has won the All-Star Game 12 years in a row - not counting the tie in 2002 - but all you National League fans should take heart: the streak will end this year.
Who says? MLB 09: The Show, that's who. Sony has used this year's mega-realistic iteration of the critically acclaimed franchise to simulate the 2009 All-Star Game, and thanks to the reigning Cy Young Award winner, San Francisco's Tim Lincecum, the NL takes a 5-2 victory. Lincecum tossed two scoreless innings and recorded four strikeouts and he even managed to drop in a base hit, which rightfully earned him MVP honors. New York's Mark Teixeira contributed a solo home run in the 4th and Milwaukee's Ryan Braun thew out Toronto's Aaron hill at the plate in the 7th. Ichiro Suzuki managed to go 3 for 3 in a losing effort, and the stellar NL bullpen featuring San Diego's Heath Bell and the Mets' Francisco Rodriguez sealed the deal. ...all I gotta say is if the NL wins 5-2, everyone who reads this absolutely must go purchase the game in question; it'll become a worldwide law and I swear, I'll enforce it. Not that I mean to tear down the authenticity of this game - because I wouldn't do that; this title is awesome - but it'd be an unbelievable prediction, wouldn't it? The NL has to win eventually.
Next up will be the Super Bowl prediction from Madden NFL 10, and pretty soon, we'll be turning to all the sports simulators for our early answers. Wake up, Vegas! Pay attention, odds-makers!
Related Game(s): MLB 09: The Show
7/10/2009 Ben Dutka