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New York Mets full season simulation in MLB the Show 20

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on September 13, 2019 in New York City. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 9-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 13: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets in action against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field on September 13, 2019 in New York City. The Dodgers defeated the Mets 9-2. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – MARCH 11: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets in action against the St. Louis Cardinals during a spring training baseball game at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Playoffs

The Mets entered their Wild Card Game with Milwaukee with the lineup as follows: Jeff McNeil RF, Amed Rosario SS, Michael Conforto CF, Pete Alonso 1B, Robinson Cano 2B, Yoenis Cespedes LF, JD Davis 3B, Salvador Perez C, Jacob deGrom P.

In an absolute nail bitter, Jacob deGrom started opposite Brandon Woodruff, with the game remaining scoreless until the top of the 7th Inning when Pete Alonso hit a Solo Home run off of Woodruff, making it 1-0 Mets. The Brewers answered back in the bottom of the 8th and scored the tying run against deGrom.

The score remained 1-1 until the top of the 11th until Amed Rosario drove in Jeff McNeil on a one-out double, and Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the bottom of the inning to close the game and advance the Mets to the divisional series for the first time in 5 years against the 107 win Los Angeles Dodgers.

In the NLDS, the Mets win the first game 4-2 in Los Angeles behind Marcus Storman, who gave up 2 runs in 6.2 innings. The Mets struggled in Game 2, losing 10-6, and in Game 3 they lose 1-0 after Andrew Miller gave up the game’s lone run in the 8th.

The Mets tied up the series in Game 4, winning 7-3 following 4 home runs in the game, one each from Rosario, Alonso Cespedes and Conforto respectively. Finally, in Game 5 in LA, Marcus Stroman pitches a 3 hit shutout and wins a 2-0 game, advancing the Mets to the NLCS.

Facing off against the division rivals and 2019 World Series Champion Washington Nationals, Steven Matz starts Game 1 and pitches well, but the Mets end up losing 3-2. The Mets win Game 2 of the NLCS 8-6 to tie up the series, but in Game 3 in NY, Porcello got lit up and the Nats won 7-0.

In Game 4 of the NLCS, the Nationals win by a score o 8-4, taking a 3-1 series lead. New York fought back in Game 5 winning 6-2 behind home runs by Cespedes and McNeil and tied up the series after winning Game 6 by a score of 5-4 following a start by deGrom, forcing a Game 7.

Sadly, it was not meant to be as Porcello started the game and gave up 5 runs in the first 3 innings and the Nats went on to win 5-2 and advanced to the World Series. The Yankees would go on to defeat the Nationals in 6 games.

Overall, this simulation of MLB the Show 20 has the better teams in the league. Winning 93 games and making it to the NLCS doesn’t quite meet the desired expectations, but it is a marked improvement from the previous year and the Mets do hang with some tough teams.

Hopefully, when the MLB season does eventually begin, the Mets exceed this simulation’s predictions.

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