Game 4 of the 2016 World Series between the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is just hours away. As such, this is as good of a time as any to ask the serious questions -- like who does Strat-O-Matic predict to win?
Fortunately, the game's website provided the answers by simulating the series. Strat-O-Matic came awfully close to nailing the first game, as it pegged a 4-0 victory for the Indians. Cleveland won by a 6-0 score. The simulation for Game 2 picked the right winner (Chicago) and was correct about Trevor Bauer exiting early and Kyle Schwarber having a big night. Impressive. Then Strat-O-Matic nailed Game 3's 1-0 final.
What does Strat-O-Matic see happening on Saturday night? Let's take a look.
Game 4 projected score
First, it's worth noting this game went 10 innings -- the first of the series to stretch beyond the regulation nine. Second, it's also worth noting that this game featured a lot of home runs. Willson Contreras hit two for the Cubs, Kyle Schwarber added one of the pinch-hit variety, and Lonnie Chisenhall and Carlos Santana both added one apiece for Cleveland. Jose Ramirez notched four hits,while Jason Kipnis scored the winning run on a passed ball. Sounds like a thriller.
Will Strat-O-Matic get this one right? We'll find out soon enough.