Last night, during the Out Of The Park Baseball 21 simulation of our single-elimination Wild Card Game, the All-time Barnstormers came back from 2-0 down to eliminate the Camden Riversharks by a score of 4-2. The Barnstormers move on to play the All-time Skeeters team in a 3-game series to be simulated tonight. As we approach these best-of-3 semifinal series, let’s check out how these teams stack up and then take a look at how the eliminated teams fared individually.
Lancaster charged into the Wild Card Game winning 10 out of 12, including 8 in a row at one point. That mad-dash to make the playoffs means Lancaster has momentum, but coming off of 20 games in 20 days has their pitching staff exhausted. A day off before game 1 against Sugar Land may help some, but the Barnstormers will need to be at their best to take out the tournament’s #1 seed.
Sugar Land may only have won the Red Roses Division by a game, but they did so with the best record in the tournament (33-11). Led by quality bats throughout the lineup and a strong pitching staff headlined by Jason Lane and Felipe Paulino, the Skeeters took 5 of 6 games against Lancaster in the qualifying round.
Bridgeport and York traded shutouts in their 2 qualifying round matchups. Both teams have been able to line up their rotations for this series and an opening pairing of Corey Thurman (YORK) vs Jose Cintron (BRI) is expected. York’s Andy Marte has led the league in hitting and WAR while Bridgeport has the worst offense of any playoff team.
With the playoff preview out of the way, let’s take a look at how all of our other all-time rosters fared in the Dream Bracket.