2019 World Series Projections!

Baseball Classics Accurately Projects
MLB World Series Winner 2nd Consecutive Year!


Baseball Classics® next generation board game simulated all the action playing real-time in the MLB ballparks of each home team based on the actual starting pitchers and lineups submitted to MLB by both teams for the 2019 MLB World Series.  The simulation for each game was played using Baseball Classics 2019 Season Premium Edition Lefty-Righty Player Card Boxed Game Edition (shipping mid November) where virtually anything can happen in an MLB game, both featuring next generation color-coded ratings.

The projections were emailed to thousands of MLB fans prior to each 2019 World Series game conclusion.

Baseball Classics® accurately projected the World Series winner Washington Nationals, number of games (4-3), and number of total runs scored by each team (off by only 2).

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2019 Projected World Series Runs: Nationals 34  Astros 31
2019 Actual World Series Runs:   Nationals 33  Astros 30

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[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 7

Nationals at Astros
How would Scherzer hold out?  Would Greinke be able to bear down against the gritty road warrior Nationals? 

Trea Turner struck out looking to start things off.  Greinke retired red-hot Adam Eaton and Anthony Rendon on fly ball outs to end the top of the 1st.  Home run hero George Springer stepped up to the plate leading off for the Astros.  Springer immediately smashed a home run into the seats for a quick 1-0 lead!  Even Mr. October, Reggie Jackson has to tip his hat to him.  Amazing!

End of 1, 1-0 Houston

After that, both pitchers mostly cruised through the next 3 innings.  Scherzer was mowing down Astros left and right!   Greinke racked up a few.  Both pitchers were consistently piling up outs for many 1-2-3 innings.

Moving to the top of the 5th, Asdrubal Cabrera notched the 3rd hit off Greinke, a single.  Zimmerman followed with another to give the Nats their first threat of the night.  Yan Gomes banged out the third consecutive single as Cabrera motored around 3rd to beat the throw home for the tying run!  Greinke in fact did bear down and ended the inning by getting Robles, Turner, and Eaton with routine outs.

End of 5, 1-1 thriller

Meanwhile, Scherzer continued with a masterful performance.  He whiffed the heart of the Astros line 7 times; 5 of them caught looking!

The Nationals came up in the top of the 7th in this even battle.  Greinke remained in the face Victor Robles.  Robles singled and that was the end of the night for the gutty performance by Greinke.  Peacock came in to take on the top of the Nationals order.  Turned blooped a single to put runners on 1st and 2nd with nobody out!

The tension was growing throughout the stadium.  Would the Astros once again at home take the early lead, only to squander it and lose?!  Eaton went down 0-2, but then he managed to work the count full after fouling off several pitches.  On the next pitch he drew a ball to load the bases.  For who?  Rendon, that’s who and with Soto on deck!  A nightmare for the Astros…

Rendon drove a deep fly to the outfield for the first out of the inning, but Robles tagged and scored to give the Nationals their first lead of the night!  Without a lefty to face Soto, Peacock stayed in.  Soto smoked a single to drive in another run!  Cole was warming up and came in to put out the fire to keep the game within 2 runs.

Heading into the bottom of the 7th, 3-1 Washington

Astros rookie slugger Yordan Alvarez led off the bottom of the 7th for Houston.  Doolittle came in to entice him into an easy flyout.  After that, it was the armed forces of Washington’s pen to get through the 7th and 8th without allowing a run.  Rodney, Corbin, and Rainey held the Astros in check. The Nationals couldn’t get any more runs as Cole and Osuna came in to keep their late inning, clutch-hitting lineup in check.

Last chance in the 9th for Houston, 3-1 Washington

Daniel Hudson came in to face the first batter of the Astros 9th.  None other than Jose Altuve and Altuve slashed a single to put the tying run at plate with nobody out!

Brantley faced Hudson, but weakly flew out.  The Nats 2 outs away from their first World Series title for Washington since 1933.  Bregman was next and had other ideas.  The potential AL MVP singled to put the tying runs on base!  Gurriel was next, but he was fanned swinging on a 1-2 pitch for the second out.

The last hope was Astros rookie powerhouse, Alvarez.  He fought off pitches and put the ball in play…a fly ball that was caught to seal the 2019 World Series victory for the Washington Nationals!

Final Score: Nationals 3, Astros 1

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Premium Edition Player Cards printed with Real-Time Pitching, the Play Action Simulator, and Team Fielding! It took 112 minutes to finish this World Series Game 7. The game included 8 pitching changes!  Nationals pitchers struck out 14 Astros batters.


[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 6

Nationals at Astros
On the bump for Houston is future Hall of Famer Justin Verlander. But the pitching ace has had a rocky postseason, and unfortunately the troubles continued. 

In the top of the 1st the Nats got their first hit of the game off a double from Adam Eaton. Next up, Anthony Rendon smashed a homer to put Washington ahead! Juan Soto followed with a single, but Verlander was able to notch a pair of strikeouts to avoid further damage. 

For the Nationals, Stephen Strasburg was on the mound and asserted his dominance by striking out the side!

End of 1, 2-0 Nationals

As the game continued, Verlander’s trouble with the long ball continued. He gave up a solo homer to Howie Kendrick in the 3rd and another to Trea Turner in the 4th. Houston was starting to build a cushion of a lead. 

But in the bottom of the 4th the Astros stormed back into the game. Back to back singles by Brantley and Bregman led to the first two Houston runs scoring via a Carlos Correa clutch 2 out single of his own. Josh Reddick was able to score an RBI groundout and the ‘Stros were right back in the game!

Through 4 innings, Nationals 4-3

With the Nationals unable to do anything in the 5th, Houston had a chance to keep their momentum going. But Strasburg settled back down and earned his 6th strikeout of the game to maintain the lead. 

Now in the top of the 6th Washington put the game away for good. After Verlander allowed a lead off single, manager A.J. Hinch pulled him for the highly effective Will Harris. The reliever has been lights out this series and Hinch went to him again knowing he needed to keep this game close. HoweverHarris immediately gave up a single, double and single to let D.C. score 3 more runs!

Bottom 6th, Nationals 7-3

Strasburg was absolutely brilliant in this game. His final line was 6.2 innings pitched, giving up 7 hits, 2 walks while totaling 7 punch outs. He allowed 4 ER. Patrick Corbin and Sean Doolittle finished out the 3.1 innings of the game, only giving up one more run to seal the win and force a game 7!

Final Score: Nationals 8, Astros 4

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Premium Edition Player Cards printed with the Play Action Simulator and Team Fielding! It took about 75 minutes to finish this World Series Game 6. The game included 6 pitching changes and high scoring action!


[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 5

Astros at Nationals
Joe Ross retired the Astros in order to start the game.  After a scoreless first inning, Alex Bregman stepped up and unkindly greeted Ross with a blast to put Houston up 1-0.  In the top of the 3rd, not to be out done, Victor Robles who has been nifty with the glove in Centerfield for Washington, doubled and then raced home to scored the game tying run on a knock by Yan Gomes.

End of 3, knotted at 1-1

Ross held the Astros in check, allowing 1 run while striking out 4 and not give up a free pass.  Just what manager, Dave Martinez could have hoped for.  Robles singled in 5th inning and once again came around to score.  This time on a Trea Turner double roped off Cole.

Through 5 innings, Nationals 2-1

Fast forward to top 7.  Rookie slugger, Yordan Alvarez jacked a homer to get the game back even!  It’s now 2-2!  The Astros wasted no time in bringing in reliable reliever Will Harris.  He retired the first National, but Soto touched him for a single to put the go ahead run on.  NLCS MVP Howie Kendrick fouled off several pitches and then the unthinkable happened…Kendrick put the Nationals up with a bomb into the seats to send Washington fans into a frenzy!

Heading into the top of the 8th, Washington 4-2

Rainy wiped out the top of the Astros order in the 8th, including striking out Altuve and Brantley on consecutive at bats.  The Nats went down quietly in the 8th.

Daniel Hudson came in to face AL MVP candidate Bregman.  He retired him on a flyout.  Next, he fanned Gurriel on a 2-2 pitch.  With an 0-2 count, Yordan Alvarez was not going to give in.  He launched his 2nd home run of the game to put the Astros within 1!  Amazing!  Carlos Correa came up as the tying run, but Hudson nailed down the victory as Correa struck out swinging.

Final Score: Nationals 4, Astros 3

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Premium Edition Player Cards printed with the Play Action Simulator and Team Fielding! It took 77 minutes to finish this World Series Game 5 closely fought content. This game included 4 pitching changes and 3 pinch hitters. 


[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 4

Astros at Nationals
The star pitchers from both teams are getting much needed rest.  We expected a high run scoring game with these offenses and in this World Series Game 4, that’s what happened.

After the Astros got on the board in the 2nd inning to take a 1-0 lead, the Nationals came roaring back with a grand slam by catcher, Yan Gomes!

End of 2, Nationals 4-1

Nationals red-hot third baseman, Anthony Rendon delighted the fans with a solo shot in the bottom of the 3rd to extend Washington’s lead to 5-1.  In the bottom of the 4th, Trea Turner added another for a 6-1 lead and more wacky homer celebrations in their dugout!

Through 4 innings, Nationals 6-1

What looked like an insurmountable lead heading into the 6th was about to shock Nats fans.  Things started to unravel on Washington relievers Suero and Rainey.  Thanks to a pinch hit single by Tony Kemp, a hit-by-pitch, and a 3-run deep blast by playoffs home run sensation George Springer, the score was suddenly 6-4 Nationals.  Houston’s mighty offense wasn’t done yet.  A 2-run RBI triple by Gurriel and other key hits pushed 3 more runs across the plate!

Heading into the bottom of the 6th, Astros 7-6

Washington bats went back to work knocking out 3 base hits and earning a couple walks.  A pickoff attempt at 3rd base that would have nailed unsuspecting Victor Robles all added up to 3 more runs for the Nationals! 

After 6 wild innings, Washington 9-7

Bergman smoked a homer in the top of the 8th, but Daniel Hudson came in to final shut the door on the Astros for a winner!

Final Score: Nationals 9, Astros 8

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Standard Edition Player Cards printed with the Play Action Simulator and Team Fielding! It took 37 minutes to finish this World Series Game 4 contest. This game included 8 pitching changes and 5 pinch hitters.


[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 3

Astros at Nationals
This game features the surprisingly effective Anibal Sanchez for the Nationals versus the intense Zack Greinke. 

The first 3 innings were quiet as each starter wasn’t giving up much of anything. It wasn’t until the bottom of the 4th that the hometown Nats, hosting the cities first World Series game since 1933 scored the first run via a solo home run from the amazing Juan Soto! 

End of 4, Nationals 1-0

Houston’s quiet bats began to come alive in the top of the 5th. Josh Reddick led off the inning with a triple. It was the starter Greinke, who can certainly handle the bat well for a pitcher, who knocked in the first Astro’s run with a sac fly to tie the game at 1. 

But Sanchez wasn’t out of trouble yet. With the top of the order up, George Springer got on base with a single. Then with 2 outs, Jose Altuve slammed a 2 run shot to put Houston ahead!

With the Nats back up, in the bottom of the 5th, Adam Eaton, launched another Nationals solo home run to bring his team back within 1 run.

End of 5, Astros ahead 3-2

With Sanchez coming back out to pitch the 6th, Carlos Correa was able to knock out a solo homer of his own to get back a run for Houston. Sanchez was done for the night going 5.2 innings, giving up 4 runs on 6 hits, while giving up 3 walks and earning 6 strikeouts. 

Ryan Pressly came on to pitch the 7th for Houston and was given a 2 run lead. After striking out pinch-hitter Parra and Eaton. Anthony Rendon smacked a double to score the previously walked Trea Turner. Next batter up! Juan Soto then was able to deliver a 2 out RBI single to tie the game!

Heading into top 8, tied at 2!

With the game tied up, Washington manager Davy Martinez turned to the electric rookie Tanner Rainey to hold things down with Sean Doolittle already pitching the previous inning. However the kid gave up back to back doubles to Yuli Gurriel and Carlos Correa to break the tie game. 

A quiet 8th inning for the Nats brought them to the bottom of the 9th down by one run. Howie Kendrick pinch-hit to lead off the inning and facing Houston closer Robert Osuna, ground out. Osuna then got Trea Turner to strike out and induced a game ending pop out to Adam Eaton. 

Final Score: Astros 5, Nationals 4

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Premium Edition Player Cards printed with the Play Action Simulator and Real-Time Pitching! It took only one hour to finish this World Series Game 3 contest. This game included 8 pitching changes and 4 pinch hitters. 


[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 2

Nationals at Astros
This game features two master craftsmen on the mound with a high volume of strikeouts ready to dish out.

Verlander came out on fire by whiffing the first two Nationals, Turner and Eaton with called strike threes!  Then Redon turned around a 2-0 pitch into the seats for a 1-0 lead.  It was the only run and hit he would give up during the rest of his outing. 

The Astros evened knotted the score at 1-1 thanks to a bases loaded passed ball allowed by Washington’s catcher, Kurt Suzuki.  Rookie Yordan Alvarez was caught looking at the 3rd strike by Strasburg to end the inning.

End of 1, Tied 1-1

Houston playoff sensation George Springer blasted the 2nd pitch he saw in the bottom of the 3rd inning over the wall for a 2-1 Astros lead.  One out later, Michael Brantley knocked one out too.

After 3 innings of play, Astros 3-1

Verlander was mowing down and frustrating Nationals hitters.  He was cruising through the lineup since surrendering that first inning home run.  Meanwhile, Strasburg was compiling a healthy amount of strikeouts of his own.  He settled in after the rough 3rd inning.

However, in the Astros 6th, Strasburg surrendered a walk to Bregman (fouling off multiple pitches) and was tagged for a RBI triple by Houston’s slugging first baseman, Yuli Gurriel.  Strasburg’s night came to an end then.  A couple batters later Carlos Correa brought him home with a single off flame-throwing rookie reliever, Tanner Rainey.

Heading into top 7, Astros 5-1

Verlander and Strasburg combined for 16 strikeouts while giving up just a couple walks and hit batters (Rendon and Hendrick).  Verlander was determined to get his team back into the series.

The Nationals did the best they could to keep the game within grand slam distance.  They brought in Daniel Hudson in the 8th to keep it that way, but he gave up a two-out RBI double to none other than Jose Altuve.

With a 6-1 Astros lead, Verlander was replaced by their closer, Roberto Osuna.  No sense messing around.  Juan Soto punched a base hit, but Hendrick popped out and Cabrera bounced into a World Series Game 2 ending double play.

Final Score: Astros 6, Nationals1

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Premium Edition Player Cards printed with the Play Action Simulator and Real-Time Pitching! It took only one hour and eleven minutes to finish this World Series Game 2 contest. This game included 5 pitching changes.


[Simulated Results]
Baseball Classics World Series Game 1

Nationals at Astros
The Nats wasted no time getting the fireworks going as MVP candidate Anthony Rendon smashed the first homer of the series off of Cole in the bottom of the first inning.  Although it was a shaky start for the ‘Stros ace, it was the only run he would give up during the rest of his outing. 

Cole lasted 6 innings, pitching 1 run ball on just 4 hits, 2 walks while racking up an impressive 7 strikeouts.

Meanwhile, Houston was being stifled by the great Max Scherzer until the 3rd inning. After giving up a double to Maldonado and a walk to Josh Reddick, Astros Mr. Clutch himself, George Springer legged out a 2 run triple to put his team ahead!

End of 3, 2-1 Astros

Not to be outdone by his teammate, Alex Bregman launched a solo homer in the bottom of the 6th to extend the Astros lead. Scherzer hunkered down and managed and induce a couple of groundouts and a strikeout. 

In the top of the 7th Brad Peacock came out to relieve a dominant Cole. The first batter he faced, Asdrubal Cabrera, drew a walk. This brought up the veterman Zimmerman who smashed a huge game tying 2 run home run!

Davy Martinez knows he’ll have to rely heavily on his starters so he decided to bring Mad Max out for the bottom of the 7th after his team tied it up.   But Maldonado smashed a centerfield Home Run to chase Scherzer from the game and take back the lead!

After 7 innings, 4-3 Astros

A scoreless 8th saw Houston skipper A.J. Hinch bring in closer Roberto Osuna to finish off the Nats. However, catcher Kurt Suzuki crushed a ball out of the park to dramatically tie the game! Would the Astros be able to recover?

It was up to Washington reliever Daniel Hudson to hold the fort. But he gave up back to back walks to Springer and Altuve to bring up the dangerous Michael Brantley. The batter was able to lace a single into the outfield and bring the speedy Springer home for a Houston walk-off win!

Final Score: Nationals 4, Astros 5

How it Was Played
We used Baseball Classics 2019 MLB Season Premium Edition Player Cards printed with  the Play Action Simulator. It took just under one hour to complete this World Series Game 1 showdown. This game included 7 pitching changes.

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