Strat-O-Matic’s World Series prediction is going as expected, which may be good news for the Mets…
Things have not gone as planned for the New York Mets so far in the World Series, as the Metropolitans trail the Royals 2-0 after the series’ first two games in Kansas City.
By all accounts, nothing has gone right for the Mets in these first two games, as their starting pitching, offense, defense and bullpen have all suffered as the Royals have played two nearly flawless games.
As a Mets fan, I can quite honestly say that this was not the result I saw coming entering this series.
There is one contingent, however, who may have actually predicted the start of this series, and that could be good news for the Mets…
Strat-O-Matic, a Hall of Fame featured baseball simulator that uses computer simulations and algorithms, projected what they believed would happen in the Fall Classic prior to Game One, and the results have been eerily similar thus far…
* Kansas City wins first two games at home
* GAME 1: Home runs by Alcides Escobar and Alex Gordon
* GAME 1: Matt Harvey allows 3 earned runs
* GAME 1: Mets bullpen implodes
* GAME 2: Jacob deGrom allows 4 earned runs
* GAME 2: Johnny Cueto 1 earned run allowed
That’s just downright mind-blowing.
While Strat-O-Matic hasn’t been flawless in this process–they predicted Daniel Murphy’s home run streak to continue and for there to be more of a blowout loss for the Mets in Game One–this is still rather remarkable.
The good news for the Mets, though, if you believe in any of this, is that Strat-O-Matric predicted that New York would go on to win the World Series in six games after dropping the first two at Kauffman Stadium.
According to the simulation, the Mets will win three consecutive pitchers duels at Citi Field on the backs of Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Matt Harvey, all while getting some big hits from rookie outfielder Michael Conforto, prior to winning Game Six back in Kansas City after a Jeurys Familia blown save in 14 innings–a similar scenario to their Game One loss, albeit with a different end result.
While it is just a computer simulation at the end of the day, it provides hope, and that’s something Mets fans could use a lot of at this moment.
Let’s go Mets. Let’s go computers.