Imagine Sports
HomeDiamond MindTotal HoopsStoreNewsSearch HittersSearch Pitchers
October 02, 2008   |   By: Dayne Myers   |   Posted in: CEO Posts, Company News, Diamond Mind, Industry News, MLB Playoffs, SIM Analysis, SIM Stats, Tips

The Sim is Feeling Smug; Predicted Phillies-Dodgers NLCS Looking Good

Here's a recap of today's predictions from The Sim, Imagine Sports' simulation software, along with the real-life results from the galogo_tb_79x76_79mes:

RAYS-WHITE SOX, game 1:  Well, our Diamond Mind simulation picked the Rays and that the James Shields would deliver.  That he did, and so did the Rays.  The Sim gave the best odds of a big game for the White Sox was Juan Uribe and Paul Konerko.  Uribe came up empty at the plate, but Konerko did go 2 for 4 with a homer.  Also, The Sim projected that Evan Longoria most likely to be the big offensive star of the series, and he certainly got off to a good start there - 3 for 3 plus a walk, 2 HR and 3 RBI.  The Sim is smiling.  (see the full prediction here)




BREWERS-PHILLIES, game 2:  Our preview of game 2 of the Phillies-Brewers series focused almost entirely on C.C. Sabathia for a reason - our simulation showed a wide variation for the Brewers' chances if fatigue started catching up with him.  Sure enough, Sabathia did not have his stuff, and the Brewers are in trouble.  As we stated:

"And if the logo_phi_79x76_79Phillies get to the Brewer bullpen early, they become the favorites, according to The Sim." (see the full prediction here)

Sabathia didn't even get through 4 innings, yet he threw 98 pitches.  On 3 days' rest after pitching 122 on Sunday - too much for him, clearly.  So, was it a good decision - or should the Brewers have waited and started C.C. in game 3?  Well, waiting until gam 3 would mean that Sabathia could only start one game for the series, and our simulations showed that the Brewers didn't have much of a chance unless they could get 2 good starts from him.  It was probably a risk they needed to take.

Oh, and did we say Sabathia's durability is a key factor?



DODGERS-CUBS, game 2:  Our Diamond Mind simulation called this one a toss-up, with the Dodgers having a 50.2% chance of winning... but The Sim was even better at predicting how it would happen:

"...indicates we might see a high-scoring shoot-out and a good chance that one team will score a big win."
10-3, Dlogo_la_79x76_79odgers.

"The Sim sees a decent but not dominating performance from Chicago starter Carlos Zambrano, with a fair number of times of him getting hit hard..."  (see the full prediction here)

7 runs in 6 and a third.  In all fairness to Big Z, four of those runs were unearned.  In any case, not a dominating performance.

and the bullpen struggles again. 

The Cubs' pen gave up 3 more runs tonight.

 This time, however, Cub pitchers project to have better control.

Only 1 walk!  Small consolation, however.

Manny Ramirez also had another big night, as The Sim predicted. 

The Sim Bonus

And to really top things off, there is a stat I didn't include in the blog post for the projection of this game - Zambrano's stats averaged for the 1,000 times we ran The Sim:  6 1/3 innings pitched and an ERA of 4.26, 3 earned runs on 6 hits.  I didn't get that precise in the write-up, but guess what Zambrano's stats were for the game?  Exactly the same.  We'll chalk that up to luck for now.

So far, so good.  The Sim is feeling smug.  Of course, that's when baseball's version of Lady Luck turns on you.  But the odds of that Phillies-Dodgers NLCS predicted by The Sim are looking mighty good.  But with that said, it's on to tomorrow's sim runs!

Still not sure about The Sim?  See how we did in Tuesday's games.

Want to know more?  Check out our LDS predictions on ESPN (ALDS, NLDS), or here:


Phillies-Brewers NLDS

Phillies-Brewers Game 1

Phillies-Brewers Game 2

Dodgers-Cubs NLDS

Dodgers-Cubs Game 1


Angels-Red Sox ALDS

Angels-Red Sox Game 1

Rays-White Sox ALDS

Rays-White Sox Game 1

- Dayne



*For security, enter the word you see below

Get Free Credit Score Having good credit is imperative in today’s world. There are so many things you cannot do or purchase unless you have a decent credit rating. For this reason it is important to stay informed about what is contained within your credit report. 
No Credit Check Loans If you are looking to obtain a loan in the amount of 10,000 dollars or higher then you may not have a very good chance if you are searching for no credit check loans.
How to Improve Credit Score Some people go about trying to improve their credit score in the wrong way because they do not know any better. If you have found that your credit score has declined then you may want to educate yourself on how to improve credit score. 

Posted by on 05/17 at 06:27 AM

楽天 コンバース <a >コンバース オールスター</a> コンバース ワンスター
グッチ ピンク <a >グッチ 財布</a> グッチ キーホルダー
プラダ 神戸 <a >プラダ 財布</a> プラダ デニムトート
アな輪郭を獲得するこえて損201攻撃20立した彼は、SF小説は依然として段階的に - - -

Posted by on 10/15 at 08:11 AM

ココシャネル 本 <a ></a> シャネル ヴィンテージ バッグ
ミュウミュウ クラッチ <a ></a> ミュウミュウ ハンドバッグ
576 nb <a >ニューバランス 1300</a> ニューバランスジャパン
<a ></a>
<a ></a>
<a ></a>

Posted by on 10/15 at 08:19 AM

グッチシマレザー <a >グッチ 長財布</a> リング グッチ
プラダ クラッチバッグ <a >プラダ 長財布</a> プラダ キーホルダー ロボット
財布 新作 <a ></a> miumiu 2013 バッグ
『銀河KICK OFクゲーム、来る08年分を認めたり、未来のトですが、誘惑.劇の
楽天 ダウンジャケット <a >モンクレール 新作</a> モンクレール スニーカー
アグ 正規品 通販 <a >UGG ブーツ 正規品</a> アグ 偽物
<a ></a>
<a ></a>
<a ></a>

Posted by on 10/16 at 07:08 PM