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Last night I was a game away from WS twice, including hitting 899. When I won I honestly thought "I finally did it", just to see I was 1 point shy. Next game I lost in the 14th inning. Now I'm back down to 860.

Anyone else have any recent sob stories they'd like to vent about? Make yourselves (and me) feel better?

4/18/2019 5:57AM PDT

Not really a sob story, but I got into the upper 700’s for the first time yesterday and got shut down by Blake snell and Juan Marichal. I couldn’t tell fastball from breaking ball to save my life. That never happened in 18 or 17 until I made it to WS 

4/18/2019 6:21AM PDT

I was up to the high 800's twice so far amd that just starts an inevitable spiral back down to 840's then it startwinning again.  I need koogs to match up with me.

4/18/2019 6:26AM PDT

Last night I was playing against a kid 7 of his first 8 hits were solo HR’s. It was ridiculous. Mind you I’m 16-2 in ranked seasons right now and before this game have maybe given up 5 homeruns. I don’t know what was happening I saw a thread on here yesterday that mentioned they thought HR’s were turned up a little online. It was mind boggling to me the first time I truly got frustrated in ranked seasons this year as every ball I squared up with good timing was a line out to 2nd base or a fly ball to the warning track. I have no idea if he was just spamming square on all his swings or what but it was one of the most frustrating games I’ve played thus far. I’ll chalk it up to a bad game on my part but the kid was only like 34-31 so I don’t think he was some elite player. I was making good pitches. I guess that’s baseball though lol

4/18/2019 6:49AM PDT

Last night I was playing a kid who was 13-8 and I was 30-13. I smacked a solo HR with my CAP in the 2nd inning and then I was shutting him down with my Flashback Yu Darvis (Rangers Affinity Reward). He wasn't touching Darvish at all it felt like. 6 inning comes and he leads off with a double, where I am just sitting there like okay no big deal. Next batter is Acuna who hits a pop up to Jay Buehner in RF...Buehner doesn't lock onto the ball so it drops right next to him. 1-1. Were going into the 7th inning and I am winning the hit margin 12 to 5 but for somereason in the late innings everything went cold. Even at the end of the game when I checked I had seen 30+ more ptiches then him but yet couldn't buy a base hit. Somehow in the bottom of the 7th I managed a run thanks to a Robinson Cano double and then Ichiro single. 9th inning comes, still 2-1, he's got Gwynn, Betts, and Trout coming up...Gwynn leads off with a signel, I pull Andrew Miller from the game for Rich Gossage, Betts stikes out, and Then Trout hits a low and away slider on a no-doubt HR to go ahead 3-2...bottom of the ninth comes I go down 1-2-3, that game hurt to lose 3-2. I immediatly sold Gossage after that game. From BR and RS I have had 5 blown saves with him, I don't know what it is about him.  

4/18/2019 7:08AM PDT

I’ve never even sniffed WS but my last game I lost a 1-0 lead when a change up went right by gold Pudge for a run. Then in the tenth my toddler woke up and I had to quit. 

4/18/2019 7:12AM PDT

Sob story for me is when releasing a pitch perfect for it to hang

4/18/2019 7:13AM PDT

I was at 699 and for 4 games straight there were network connection occurred messages that ended my games prematurely and I received loses all 4 times even with the lead in 2 of those games. Now everyone I play at this point is a pitch cheese dipshit while I may hit corners, I stay in the k zone unless I miss my spot with the controller.  I can't catch a break lol. 

4/18/2019 7:13AM PDT

Was @ 870 playing a WS team,

down 3-2 top 9th Pudge at the plate, 0-2 count, and I line one into the stands. 

By the time the 15th inning rolls along my entire family is home, and asking me a million questions, I lay one down the middle and Altuve put one into the Seats for the game winner.

knocked me down to 848, I haven’t gotten that high since. I truly feel like If my daughters weren’t asking me a million things I wouldn’t have let up that homer lol

4/18/2019 7:17AM PDT

Was @ 870 playing a WS team,

down 3-2 top 9th Pudge at the plate, 0-2 count, and I line one into the stands. 

By the time the 15th inning rolls along my entire family is home, and asking me a million questions, I lay one down the middle and Altuve put one into the Seats for the game winner.

knocked me down to 848, I haven’t gotten that high since. I truly feel like If my daughters weren’t asking me a million things I wouldn’t have let up that homer lol

Comment by Therealest_JB
4/18/2019 7:17AM PDT

This is an amazing sob story lol

4/18/2019 7:21AM PDT

I eventually made it in and then somehow dropped back to 400 by screwing around with my team, camera, reticle and anything else I could mess up, lol. One thing I’ll always remember is getting to 899 (was like the 4th or 5th time I’d been within a win of WS, just beat some streamer called JVx Gaming and ended up on 899, which was pretty *** tilting all alone, but I was like okay whatever, one more win I guess) and hoping for an easy match up to limp into WS. I let the bar travel all the way across so I’m literally searching 0-2500, having been used to keeping it to the left all season. I’m like any match up would do in this spot. Matchmaking complete and to be honest, the coward in me is praying for an all bronze line up who will quit out and give me a single solitary point after already playing like 150 games this RS and not reaching 900.

Game loads. Pitching_rebel. Along with 99 Willie Mays, Rogers Hornsby etc. Awesome, lol. I don’t send a friendly quit, haha. I lean forward in my seat and try to zone up. Fast forward six innings and I’m actually leading 2-0 and 88 Felix Hernandez is twirling a gem. I’m under no illusions that I’m going to win, but I’m over halfway there. Felix leaves after 6 innings having only struck out one hitter, but given up no runs. 

Bottom 7th Felipe Vázquez gives up an absolute moonshot to Nolan Arenado. 400 foot bomb and it’s now just 2-1 on the scoreboard. I’m not looking like scoring any more runs and I’m feeling the strain. The 8th is a blank and it’s on to the top of the 9th. To say this has become the epitome of a sweaty game would be a slight understatement, somewhat akin to saying you wouldn’t need a heavy winter coat in Hawaii. What I’d really love is an insurance run before the bottom half, but at least I still have the lead, albeit narrowly. First batter, Chase Headley makes great contact. I’m sure I’ve just hit a no doubter to make it 3-1, but Willie Mays casually jogs back and snags it near the track, not even slightly close to a homer. The next two hitters quickly strike out chasing junk and I realise I’m gripping the controller like a drowning man clutching a life belt. 

Deep breath, relax. I’m three outs away, what will be, will be. Eddie Matthews decides to single off of Goose Gossage to lead off the inning and the tying run is on base with no outs. Great. Rogers Hornsby steps up. I’m gonna be trying to jam him and get a ground ball for a double play all at the same time and I’m pretty sure rebel will be well aware of this, so I miss my spit unintentionally and throw a horrible weak slurve away that dribbles into the dirt for ball one. FFS, this won’t do. I’m going to throw a hard sinker just inside off the plate at knee height and get that double play (don’t try this at home kids). Even though I hit my spot pretty well and the ball ends up a couple of inches off the plate inside just below middle, you have to believe this is more or less the exact pitch he was sitting on throughout that AB and he lined it over the LF wall for a walk off 3-2 victory. 

I only lost 10 points and didn’t feel that crushed about it, but it was a hell of a sweaty game that I’ll remember for a while. It probably gave me confidence more than anything, because I knew I’d pitched well and made a decent player well above my level work for the win. I could have just blamed scripting or comeback logic for that one, but that’s not really my style. I threw a decent pitch that wasn’t a strike and my opponent was not only expecting it, but quick enough to react and drive it out of the yard. That’s baseball, folks.

4/18/2019 7:22AM PDT

I eventually made it in and then somehow dropped back to 400 by screwing around with my team, camera, reticle and anything else I could mess up, lol. One thing I’ll always remember is getting to 899 (was like the 4th or 5th time I’d been within a win of WS, just beat some streamer called JVx Gaming and ended up on 899, which was pretty *** tilting all alone, but I was like okay whatever, one more win I guess) and hoping for an easy match up to limp into WS. I let the bar travel all the way across so I’m literally searching 0-2500, having been used to keeping it to the left all season. I’m like any match up would do in this spot. Matchmaking complete and to be honest, the coward in me is praying for an all bronze line up who will quit out and give me a single solitary point after already playing like 150 games this RS and not reaching 900.

Game loads. Pitching_rebel. Along with 99 Willie Mays, Rogers Hornsby etc. Awesome, lol. I don’t send a friendly quit, haha. I lean forward in my seat and try to zone up. Fast forward six innings and I’m actually leading 2-0 and 88 Felix Hernandez is twirling a gem. I’m under no illusions that I’m going to win, but I’m over halfway there. Felix leaves after 6 innings having only struck out one hitter, but given up no runs. 

Bottom 7th Felipe Vázquez gives up an absolute moonshot to Nolan Arenado. 400 foot bomb and it’s now just 2-1 on the scoreboard. I’m not looking like scoring any more runs and I’m feeling the strain. The 8th is a blank and it’s on to the top of the 9th. To say this has become the epitome of a sweaty game would be a slight understatement, somewhat akin to saying you wouldn’t need a heavy winter coat in Hawaii. What I’d really love is an insurance run before the bottom half, but at least I still have the lead, albeit narrowly. First batter, Chase Headley makes great contact. I’m sure I’ve just hit a no doubter to make it 3-1, but Willie Mays casually jogs back and snags it near the track, not even slightly close to a homer. The next two hitters quickly strike out chasing junk and I realise I’m gripping the controller like a drowning man clutching a life belt. 

Deep breath, relax. I’m three outs away, what will be, will be. Eddie Matthews decides to single off of Goose Gossage to lead off the inning and the tying run is on base with no outs. Great. Rogers Hornsby steps up. I’m gonna be trying to jam him and get a ground ball for a double play all at the same time and I’m pretty sure rebel will be well aware of this, so I miss my spit unintentionally and throw a horrible weak slurve away that dribbles into the dirt for ball one. FFS, this won’t do. I’m going to throw a hard sinker just inside off the plate at knee height and get that double play (don’t try this at home kids). Even though I hit my spot pretty well and the ball ends up a couple of inches off the plate inside just below middle, you have to believe this is more or less the exact pitch he was sitting on throughout that AB and he lined it over the LF wall for a walk off 3-2 victory. 

I only lost 10 points and didn’t feel that crushed about it, but it was a hell of a sweaty game that I’ll remember for a while. It probably gave me confidence more than anything, because I knew I’d pitched well and made a decent player well above my level work for the win. I could have just blamed scripting or comeback logic for that one, but that’s not really my style. I threw a decent pitch that wasn’t a strike and my opponent was not only expecting it, but quick enough to react and drive it out of the yard. That’s baseball, folks.

Comment by ComebackLogic
4/18/2019 7:22AM PDT

Dang. That's a good one. Props for facing him and hanging in there. You deserved better.

4/18/2019 7:27AM PDT

I eventually made it in and then somehow dropped back to 400 by screwing around with my team, camera, reticle and anything else I could mess up, lol. One thing I’ll always remember is getting to 899 (was like the 4th or 5th time I’d been within a win of WS, just beat some streamer called JVx Gaming and ended up on 899, which was pretty *** tilting all alone, but I was like okay whatever, one more win I guess) and hoping for an easy match up to limp into WS. I let the bar travel all the way across so I’m literally searching 0-2500, having been used to keeping it to the left all season. I’m like any match up would do in this spot. Matchmaking complete and to be honest, the coward in me is praying for an all bronze line up who will quit out and give me a single solitary point after already playing like 150 games this RS and not reaching 900.

Game loads. Pitching_rebel. Along with 99 Willie Mays, Rogers Hornsby etc. Awesome, lol. I don’t send a friendly quit, haha. I lean forward in my seat and try to zone up. Fast forward six innings and I’m actually leading 2-0 and 88 Felix Hernandez is twirling a gem. I’m under no illusions that I’m going to win, but I’m over halfway there. Felix leaves after 6 innings having only struck out one hitter, but given up no runs. 

Bottom 7th Felipe Vázquez gives up an absolute moonshot to Nolan Arenado. 400 foot bomb and it’s now just 2-1 on the scoreboard. I’m not looking like scoring any more runs and I’m feeling the strain. The 8th is a blank and it’s on to the top of the 9th. To say this has become the epitome of a sweaty game would be a slight understatement, somewhat akin to saying you wouldn’t need a heavy winter coat in Hawaii. What I’d really love is an insurance run before the bottom half, but at least I still have the lead, albeit narrowly. First batter, Chase Headley makes great contact. I’m sure I’ve just hit a no doubter to make it 3-1, but Willie Mays casually jogs back and snags it near the track, not even slightly close to a homer. The next two hitters quickly strike out chasing junk and I realise I’m gripping the controller like a drowning man clutching a life belt. 

Deep breath, relax. I’m three outs away, what will be, will be. Eddie Matthews decides to single off of Goose Gossage to lead off the inning and the tying run is on base with no outs. Great. Rogers Hornsby steps up. I’m gonna be trying to jam him and get a ground ball for a double play all at the same time and I’m pretty sure rebel will be well aware of this, so I miss my spit unintentionally and throw a horrible weak slurve away that dribbles into the dirt for ball one. FFS, this won’t do. I’m going to throw a hard sinker just inside off the plate at knee height and get that double play (don’t try this at home kids). Even though I hit my spot pretty well and the ball ends up a couple of inches off the plate inside just below middle, you have to believe this is more or less the exact pitch he was sitting on throughout that AB and he lined it over the LF wall for a walk off 3-2 victory. 

I only lost 10 points and didn’t feel that crushed about it, but it was a hell of a sweaty game that I’ll remember for a while. It probably gave me confidence more than anything, because I knew I’d pitched well and made a decent player well above my level work for the win. I could have just blamed scripting or comeback logic for that one, but that’s not really my style. I threw a decent pitch that wasn’t a strike and my opponent was not only expecting it, but quick enough to react and drive it out of the yard. That’s baseball, folks.

Comment by ComebackLogic
4/18/2019 7:22AM PDT

I remember reading this the other day... That Sucks! Its like you were at the gates about to walk in and ran into the ultimate gate keeper and he just said NOT TODAY kid LOL

4/18/2019 7:30AM PDT

I ll be happy this year with Championship series since from division series up it is not fun to play. Pitching duels from both sides etc... So I got to like one win away from chamionship series and lost.... I noticed wild card became more playable or maybe I just got better in wild card....

4/18/2019 9:04AM PDT

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