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Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL THE TIME


Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL THE TIME

Can we stop having so many BLOWN 3-0 playoff series leads ? Considering its happened just once in the 120 plus yrs of WS and playoff baseball. Theres leagues with a few a year in one postseason. There should be something in the code that makes a 3-0 lead almost insurmountable, because it is.

I can b*tch all day on #1 seeds seemingly cursed, but that happens a lot. And thats the natural flow of posteseason baseball,

Teams DO NOT COME BACK FROM 3-0 DEFECITS, so why does it happen so often here ?


Re: Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL THE TI

Probably because it SHOULD happen more often in real life, but the human element seeps in and real-life players get demoralized. That’s one theory. Also, don’t change the code!!! Anything that can make Jay a little crazy on the boards has GOT to stay - just for entertainment purposes. 😂🤣😂

Re: Re: Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL TH

Thats the thing. A team is already beaten down. Many will steal Gm4 out of frustration, even Gm5.. But it happens far too often.

Re: Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL TH

Just read the stats on this... in real life, 3-0 has happened 37 times.

Of those 37, only SIX have even won game 4.

Then 3 won Game 5.

One won Game 6.

BUT... 100% of the teams that have come back from 0-3 to tie it at 3-0 have won game 7.

An evenly matched team that is down 0-3 should win the series 6.25% of the time, statistically. I'm guessing PC is lower than that, since most teams down 0-3 aren't evenly matched.

Once the droids have taken over and can mimic human psychology, Guy will be able to add psychology to the sim. Poor Chris Davis, when that happens... :)

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I see your point but, you are forgetting this is a computer sim game, the Sim doesn't look at the fact a team is down 3-0 - it just uses the players regular abilities and plays a game dependent on those stats, it also does not consider that a pitcher with 105 Stamina starts an inning with only 11 Stamina left, is not tired in the Sims eyes until he hits his stamina, he will still pitch like its his first pitch with only 11 left.

Agreed that in real life it is far harder to come back from a 3-0 hole, but in PC a game is a game is a game.

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Waiting for Guy to respond with sim data that neutralizes Slater's ranting.

Re: Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL THE TI

LOL ranting that PC lets teams win 4 straight. As was said, it happens here more easily (but not easy) because the sim players lack emotions. Even so, in all my time here I’ve seen very few 0-3 comebacks. I know it happened twice in a league we’re in together.

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It happens a fair amount on PC and also you can get some teams with crazy regular season records losing to teams barely over .500... that also seems a little more common on PC than in real life...

I chalk it up to a few things: yes, the emotional element as some have mentioned. Plus in real life teams can be "in the zone" (think Hershiser 1988, or any number of other examples) or they can simply have a team's number based on matchups, and none of that is really captured here... but also, in so many leagues on PC, every team is loaded with talent. If real-life World Series teams were loaded with All-Stars, we may have seen many more 0-3 comebacks. Finally, keep in mind, over 1000 leagues are simming here. There must be over 5000 post-seasons run on PC every year, so you're going to see a little bit of everything.

Re: Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL THE TI

I think you are spot on Jay.

Re: Tired of 3-0 leads Blown ALL THE TI

Because computer sim teams don't know they are down 3-0, they only next game