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Dodgers vs Cardinals, Game #3 Simulation

I used my simulator to simulate 50000 baseball games between the Dodgers and Cardinals using what to the best of my knowledge will be close to today's starting lineups.  The simulator outputs a win probability for each team, along with the average total runs scored, a distribution matrix of all the final scores and how often they occurred, and an averaged box score tally of all games combined.  You may find it strange that there are so many one run games listed as the most likely score, and that the home team is always favored to win in the top couple of scores.  This is due to basic math and the way that baseball rules play out of having the home team bat last.  Here is a great article explaining this phenomenon.  I will be out of town most of friday and saturday, so I am posting this simulation a little earlier than usual.  I hope that doesn't get me banned!  :)   Feel free to post the Vegas line and AccuScore results in this Fanpost when they are available.

Today's Results... (Last simulation ran on thursday at 1130PM)

 

Visitors Home Pitching Matchup Favorite Vegas Win Prob Simulator Win Prob AccuScore
LAN STL V.Padilla vs J.Pineiro STL TBD 57.78% TBD

 Skinny:  Simulator Fun Facts... My simulator says the Cardinals are solid favorites to win Game #3 and put a little pressure back on the boys in blue.

 

Top 20 Most Likely Scores

1 STL 4-3
2 STL 3-2
3 STL 5-4
4 LAN 3-2
5 STL 2-1
6 LAN 4-3
7 STL 6-5
8 STL 4-2
9 STL 3-1
10 LAN 5-4
11 STL 5-3
12 LAN 4-2
13 STL 4-1
14 STL 5-2
15 LAN 3-1
16 LAN 5-3
17 LAN 2-1
18 STL 6-3
19 LAN 5-2
20 STL 6-2

 

Game Pitching Results

Pitcher IP SO BB HR WHIP FIP
V.Padilla 6.4 4.567 2.225 0.752 1.471 4.338
J.Pineiro 7.2 4.206 1.007 0.462 1.235 3.285

 


Note: Keep in mind I did this simulation before knowing the actual starting lineups, so some of the players I used may not be starting.   Many of the "Players Most Likely To" stats depend on having the correct lineup.  The lineups  I used are listed below.  Chances are you won't see a big difference in win probability from having the lineup order slightly off.  Picking the correct starters is more important, especially if one of the better players is taking the day off.  But you still won't see a big change in win probability if the starter and backup are interchangeable.

Simulation Lineups
  Name wOBA Name wOBA
1 R.Furcal .2988 S.Schumaker .3539
2 M.Kemp .3177 C.Rasmus .3186
3 A.Ethier .3383 A.Pujols .4278
4 M.Ramirez .3547 M.Holliday .3946
5 J.Loney .3263 R.Ludwick .3576
6 C.Blake .3167 M.Derosa .3330
7 R.Belliard .3084 Y.Molina .3223
8 R.Martin .3018 B.Ryan .3039
9 V.Padilla .1571 J.Pineiro .1551


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