Hello, and welcome back to the Riley Emerson Let’s Play Road to the Show series on MLB The Show. It’s been quite a considerable amount of time since I’ve posted this series, but I’ve been playing it lately and wanted to get back to documenting the save and analysing the performance of my character. For anyone who just starts reading this series now, please find a link to the previous installments here. For a quick recap, Riley is a Starting Pitcher from Boston, Massachusetts who was drafted in the 24th round of the MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves. When we last left off, Riley had pitched five starts for the Braves’ AA Minor League affiliate, the Mississippi Braves. However, much has happened since then (in game, not the year and a half since the last update – though it has been a busy one if you’re asking). For reference, it is currently mid-August 2018 in game.
Firstly, Riley spent a period of time being used as a Reliever – a pitcher that comes in midway through games when the Starter is either tired, or being smashed around the park. Now we’ve established that Riley has a faily down to Earth character, so he didn’t complain and simply did the job he was asked to do – but personally that’s not what I wanted for Riley’s career. After a few weeks, he then went back to being a Starter, and actually ended up being voted as the Starter in the Southern League All-Star game. Weeks later, after more good starts for the Braves, Riley received note that he had been traded to the Oakland Athletics, and reported to the A’s (as they are known) Double A Affiliate, the Midland RockHounds, who play in the Texas League. Below you can see Riley in his most recent start for the RockHounds, going 8 innings without giving up a run.Read More