Content! Content! Content! The team over at San Diego Studios does it again and we have another week of new content. This week we have the 8th inning program.
Just like the other programs, the 8th inning program gives out rewards at milestones. All of the rewards are completely free and can be obtained simply by playing the game and earning XP. Let’s take a look at the three bosses in the 8th inning Program
The first option is 99 overall 300 Strikeout Club starting pitcher Chris Sale from the Boston Red Sox. This card is representative of Sale’s 2017 season where he recorded 308 strikeouts. Having this information, it is easy to see that this card is going to have an awesome repertoire of pitches.
Sale has a four-pitch mix of four-seam, slider, circle-change, and sinker. If you have used any Chris Sale card in the past, a lot of the benefit from this card comes from his crazy arm slot. He has solid per 9s, with 101 H/9 and 121 K/9. Opponents will have much smaller PCI’s trying to hit one of the hardest pitchers in the game to hit.
Another option of bosses is the 99 overall MVP Awards series shortstop Ernie Banks from the Chicago Cubs. Ernie Banks won the National League MVP in back-to-back years in 1958 and 1959. While this card does not disclose which year the card is built after, it does not matter because this card’s attributes are awesome.
His hitting attributes read 103 contact and 122 power against righties, with 114 contact and 102 power against lefties. While Banks was a great hitter, he was also a gold glove winner in both of his MVP seasons. He gets 92 fielding with 86 reaction, which means he will get to balls quickly hit in the hole or up the middle. The one knock on this card is his lack of speed with only a 54 speed attribute.
While those first two cards are great, this last card may become the best card in the game. 99 overall 300/300 club center fielder Willie Mays from the San Francisco Giants. A lucrative club, Willie Mays is one of eight members. This card is based on his whole career with 660 home runs and 338 stolen bases.
Mays’ hitting attributes read 117 contact and 113 power against righties, with 118 contact and 123 power against lefties. If those hitting stats were not enough, he also has 99 fielding with 99 reaction, which means fly balls in play towards the middle of the field, there is a good chance Mays is going to be able to get to it. Because of his stolen bases, Mays also gets 94 speed and 91 steal attributes.
Wow! This may be the best program of the season. All three of these options are awesome. I think it is safe to assume that if you have the stubs, players will purchase all of these cards as they are all viable options at any difficulty.
Make sure to check back in next week as we will go over all of the cards that San Diego Studios put out for the divisional series program. Happy Grinding!
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