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MLB Playoffs: How to recreate playoff games in MLB The Show 19

Recreate the playoffs in MLB The Show 19 and see who's the World Series Champion

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Baseball fans rejoice as the month-long championship journey known as the MLB Playoffs finally arrive. Usually, the MLB Postseason runs from early October to about October 28th, and that’s a long wait for a World Series Champion to be crowned. If you want to skip past the festivities and create your own Postseason excitement, jump into MLB the Show 19 where players don’t have to wait long to experience the Fall classic also known as the World Series. Thanks to a mode known as Postseason mode, you can now play out or simulate the entire MLB Playoffs — complete with the updated rosters — in a fraction of the time. Not sure how to do this? Well, we have a guide that will show you how.

How to recreate playoff games in MLB The Show 19

  1. When first booting up MLB the Show 19 after advancing past the title screen, the game will automatically search and download the updated live rosters.
  2. After live rosters are done downloading, you are going to want to press the right bumper and move over to the options tab. From here you’ll want to select the data utility option and select “Save Live Roster”.
  3. In this window, you will be asked to create a name for your Roster and it will then save this file. This will ensure that you have the updated live rosters available when starting your postseason on MLB the Show.
  4. Once you have the updated live roster saved, you are going to press the left bumper and move over to the Mini Modes tab. Here you’re going to select the Postseason mode. From here you will select “Start New” and then select “Load Saved Rosters”.
  5. You will then be given the option to select a saved Roster from your saved files. You’re going to want to select the latest live roster that you have saved manually as previously noted in step 1.
  6. After the updated roster has loaded you will be presented with a Postseason bracket screen with a window labeled “Select User Teams” on the top right. Here is where you will be able to change the Postseason bracket so that it can match the real-life MLB 2019 Postseason bracket.
  7. Once the teams have been selected and placed in their correct brackets, You will have to choose at least one team as the “User” team in order to proceed. This doesn’t force you to play in any games, however, so if you wanted to simulate the entire Postseason you can still do so. Sidenote: Selecting one team will only show you the schedule of the team selected. If you would like to see and possibly play each Postseason game then you will have to set all teams in the brackets as user teams.
  8. After a “User” team has been selected, you can advance to the next screen which is simply called Options. Here you can make changes to the structure of how the Postseason operates. If you’re still aiming for authenticity, however, you will want to copy the settings we have here.
  9. Advancing at this point will get you to the Postseason home screen. Here you can manage different items like pitching rotation and team lineups but most importantly, you can view the Postseason bracket and Schedule by selecting the schedule option.
  10. Once you’re in the Schedule window you will now be able to see the Postseason schedule for the team(s) you have selected as user teams. From here you can go to a specific game in the series or any blank date and press the X (or A on Xbox) button. You will then be given a list of options as seen below.
  11. At this point, you can choose how you want the Postseason to play out. You can play each individual game and feel the intensity of the fall classic or you can simply simulate through the entire Postseason like we did.
  12. Our simulation has the Houston Astros winning another World Series trophy. Personally, that sounds like a safe bet but we’ll see what the actual outcome is in a few weeks as the MLB Postseason is in full swing.

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