The MLB Dream Bracket 2 continues to press on with simulated games, but the 1958 KC Royals weren’t able to hold on until the end.
For fans of the KC Royals, simulated games and replays are still being shown, including the MLB Dream Bracket 2 simulated games. For those who may not have been keeping up, the MLB has started their second Dream Bracket simulation, consisting of teams from around the MLB and different seasons.
For Kansas City, the 1985 and 2015 Royals were a part of the tournament, along with the 1942 Monarchs. The games are simulated and to move on to the next round, the teams go through a best of 7 style simulation.
The 2015 Royals, unfortunately, didn’t make it far in the tournament, falling in the first round to the 2001 Mariners. The 1985 Royals made it to round 2 but were unable to make it any further.
In round 2, the ’85 Royals met the ’54 Indians. The Royals struck first, winning game 1, 4-1. The game went into the 13th inning 1-1, Frank White having homered earlier in the game to tie it up. White again came to the rescue in the 13th, smashing a 3 run home run.
Unfortunately, the Royals were unable to keep the momentum. The Indians won the next 4, outscoring the Royals 17-4, knocking them out of the tournament.
Luckily for Kansas City, there is still a home team making their way through the bracket. The 1942 Monarchs advanced passed the second and third rounds.
The Monarchs had to fight for their win in the second round but were able to take the overall win in 7 games. They struck first winning game 1 behind outstanding pitching from Satchel Paige, but their momentum slowed when the Yankees answered back and won game 2, 4-2.
The Monarchs didn’t want to get behind and managed to outscore the Yankees 23-11 across games 3 and 4 with bats coming alive across the roster. Continuing to mirror the Monarchs, the Yankees followed up their 2 losses with 2 wins, though the scores were much closer.
Finally, in game 7, the Monarchs were able to secure a victory behind the pitching of Booker McDaniel. McDaniel pitched 8 scoreless innings out of the 10 played for game 7. The game went into the 10th tied 0-0 but was finally put to rest when Bill Simms got on base, and was batted in by Newt Allen to end the game.
In the next round, the Monarchs faced off against the 2019 Houston Astros. Things got off to a great start for the Monarchs, with outstanding pitching performances from Satchel Paige in game 1, and Hilton Smith in game 2.
The Astros had something to say during games 3 and 4 though. They were able to outscore the Monarchs 19 to 3. Luckily, for game 5, Satchel Paige again pitched to perfection, going 8 innings and only giving up 1 run.
In game 6, the Astros were able to get up 4-1 but the Monarchs shut it down with a 6 run 7th inning, giving them enough to secure victory and move onto the next round.
In the next round, the Monarchs will face off against the 2001 Mariners who initially beat out the 2015 Royals in round 1. Hopefully, the Monarchs will continue to push forward for Kansas City and continue on through the tournament.
Continue to check back for more updates from the MLB Dream Bracket 2.