2K Sports announced on Friday (October 15) the results of their official Major League Baseball 2K10 Postseason simulation of the 2010 NLCS, ALCS, and World Series.
At the end of their simulation, they crowned the San Francisco Giants World Champions after besting the New York Yankees in a nail-biting seven-game series.
The simulation, which used their Inside Edge Data technology, 2K predict the Giants will defeat the Philadelphia Phillies in six games in the NLCS, while the Yankees will only need five games to get past the Texas Rangers and take the ALCS.
This sets the stage for an epic World Series, where the Giants find themselves down three games to one, only to climb back and win the next three to clinch their first World Championship since 1954 — when the franchise was still in New York.
According to a press release, the simulation predicted the Giants will mount a Game 7 comeback behind a two-run home run by Cody Ross, who after a brilliant series performance will win the World Series’ Most Valuable Player award.
In April, 2K Sports simulated the MLB 2010 season and accurately predicted more than half of the teams that appeared in the MLB’s Postseason play, including spot-on predictions that the Giants and Rangers would win their respective divisions for the first time in many years.
The ALCS began Friday (October 15) on TBS, while the NLCS begins Saturday (October 16) on FOX. The World Series will follow, beginning Wednesday (October 27) on FOX.
2K Sports’ Major League Baseball 2K10 is out now. Order your copy now at Amazon.com.