So the Rangers go out with a whimper in the Strat-O-Matic contest. Both teams lose their final matchup.
The MLB Showdown team got into trouble early but staged a sixth inning rally to tie the game. That gave way before a Brian Shouse meltdown in the Philly half of the seventh. An eighth inning rally tied the game back up but Jim Kern lost it all on a walk-off homer in the ninth. Carl Everett, shown here on his 2003 Showdown card, was a bright spot for Texas. He went 5-for-5 with a double, two RBI, and two runs scored. That wasn't enough though as the Phillies win 10-7. One point if you predicted the Rangers to lose this game.
The Strat-O-Matic game was much lower scoring. The Rangers were no-hit through seven. Josh Hamilton rapped out a single in the eighth to break up the no-no. That would be it offensively for Texas however. Phillies win 2-0. One point if you predicted the Rangers to lose this game.
The MLB Showdown team won the scoring race 7-0 this week. One point if you predicted the Showdown team to score more runs.
That brings us to our final point standings in the contest. Congratulations to Deaconblues for winning the contest. Shoot me an email with your address Deacon and I'll get your Strat-O-Matic computer game sent out to you. While I wish that we could have had better participation I do appreciate those who entered the contest. Thanks for your support guys. Here are the final point standings:
Deaconblues - 11
Night Owl - 8
Jon - 2