MLB Players League Night 2: Niko Goodrum and Jon Duplantier Walk It Off

MLB's The Show 20 virtual league continued on Saturday with some exciting finishes.

MLB The Show 20 Players League - Niko Goodrum and Jon Duplantier
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The MLB The Show Players League is off to an entertaining start. After Joey Gallo flexed every muscle in his joystick-holding fingers in a dominant Night 1 performance, another batch of big leaguers dueled it out on MLB The Show 20 on Saturday. The second round of games were much more evenly contested. The players included Niko Goodrum (Tigers), Ty Buttrey (Angels), Jon Duplantier (D-backs), Carl Edwards Jr. (Mariners), Jesús Luzardo (A’s) and Rhys Hoskins (Phillies). 

MLB The Show Players League Results and Standings: Night 2

Extra innings. Pulsing DualShock 4s. Walk-offs. We wanted some intensity after the blowouts in night 1, and the guys brought it. The star of the night was clearly Niko Goodrum. Not only did he go 3-1 on the evening, but he did it with his Tigers squad, one of the lowest rated teams in the game. The disadvantage didn’t matter. In the game of the night, Goodrum beat Jon Duplantier’s superiorly rated Diamondbacks in a dramatic, come-from-behind victory. Trailing 4-1 in the third inning, Goodrum started a rally that was capped off with a walk-off home run off the bat of Jordy Mercer. Goodrum got a little excited. Duplantier got over his heartbreak by hitting a walk-off home run with Carson Kelly against Jesús Luzardo.

Here are the night’s results:

Niko Goodrum (Tigers): 3-1

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Jon Duplantier (D-backs): 3-1

Rhys Hoskins (Phillies): 2-2. 

Carl Edwards Jr. (Mariners): 2-2

Jesús Luzardo (A’s): 1-3

Ty Buttrey (Angels): 1-3

Dong of the Day

Some say upset dongs are the sweetest. See for yourself:

MLB The Show Players League Schedule:

Night three is a showcase for young studs. The players scheduled to play are Jeff McNeil (New York Mets), Lucas Giolito (Chicago White Sox), Ryne Stanek (Miami Marlins), Fernando Tatis Jr. (San Diego Padres), and Bo Bichette (Toronto Blue Jays). Each player participates in four games. You can find all the matchups here.

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Where To Watch MLB The Show Players League

You can check out the following channels for more info and streaming links: MLB social media accounts (TwitterFacebookYouTubeTwitch), MLB Network’s Twitch site, “MLB The Show” social media (TwitterFacebookYouTubeTwitch), the clubs’ social media accounts and Each player will also stream it from their individual Twitch or YouTube accounts.

MLB also created a central hub for standings, schedules, stats, and videos.

Watch MLB The Show (The Show)

We’ll have more in-depth coverage of the Players League in the next episode of our new baseball video series MLB The Show (The Show). In each episode, baseball, video games, and entertainment collide. Featuring exclusive interviews with current and former big leaguers, comedians, actors and celebrity baseball fans, (The Show) is our love letter to the game we’re all missing right now. 

In this week’s episode, guest Dennis Quaid takes a trip down memory lane with (The Show) about his hit 2002 baseball film The Rookie. We also slide headfirst into the History of Baseball Video Games. Watch the episode below! 

On the next episode, which drops Thursday, April 16, we’re joined by Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme, the stars of Super TroopersBeerFest, and currently Tacoma FD. They show off their Rec League Softball hardware, fill out a BeerFest roster with Major League players, and recall some wild nights out with former pros. Follow along by subscribing to our YouTube channel!