Our “sim the games ahead of time” series for the 2015 Major League Baseball playoffs continues with the second Wild Card game. See our post about the Yankees-Astros game to learn how we set it up, including the new “game importance” feature that will be added to the Simulation Module in OOTP 17. (We’re using a special build of OOTP 16 for this purpose.)
The National League Wild Card play-in game features the Pittsburgh Pirates, who have been no stranger to the playoffs in recent years, hosting the Chicago Cubs, who this year reaped the benefits of one of the strongest minor league systems in Major League Baseball. While Pittsburgh lost in the Wild Card round last year, Chicago last saw the postseason in 2008.