All Star Baseball 2003-I am awful at it!

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  1. Dave Bennett

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    So I bought all star baseball 2003 for the PS2 and overall I really like it. I'm getting good at hitting but I keep having problems winning the game. I'm playing a season as the Red Sox and I'm 2-4(and I simulated one game and got a win). I'm playing on rookie BTW. I can come out to an early lead but I always blow it in like the 6th or 7th inning. In my game today I was up 6-0 at one point but ended up losing 10-8. Nomar had 3 homeruns, and Ramirez had five hits but I still lost. I think I had 15 or 16 hits total but the Royals just took it to me during the 5th or 6th inning. Anyone have any ideas on how I can maintain my lead? I've gotta be doing something wrong. I'm making sure my pitchers don't get tired but there's gotta be something I'm not doing. Thanks for any tips.
     
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    Pitch selection and location are probably hurting you. I regularly go to a full count in that game when pitching to a good team. Every once in a while, a hitter might pull a pitch from an odd location and drive it out of the park, but for the most part, there are spots where a hitter cannot hit homers/doubles/triples from (hot/cold zones).

    Also, make sure some of your pitchers have at least 1 fastball, 1 off speed pitch, and 1 pitch with a lot of motion (knuckle, knucklecurve, cutter).
     
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    So I tried another game this evening. I was winning by two and was trying to bunt. I had noticed the game was acting odd(there was no crowd noise for some reason) low and behold, it froze up when I was about to bunt(it was like the 5th inning). I decided to reset it and try to play the game again. This time, I ended up winning 8-4. Manny Ramirez was 4-4 with 3 homeruns I think. I think 6 of my 8 runs were from homeruns or multi run homeruns. Either way, I finally won again. I was much better with my bullpen management(making sure to have a guy warmed up just in case) and I made extensive use of the hot cold chart which helped immensely IMHO. I think I'll play a few more games on rookie and then bump it up a notch to see if I can take it. On a side note, how do I change my starting pitcher before the game begins? Somehow it got set to someone other than Pedro and know I can't get him to start the game. Any ideas?
     

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