21 May 2021 8:18 PM +00:00

Closer Bruce Sutter gets 2nd Inning Player Program

MLB The Show 21 continues to drop new content, and the latest 2nd Inning Player Program shines the spotlight on Chicago Cubs Closer Bruce Sutter.

We've got all the details on how to unlock this legendary closing pitcher to boost your Diamond Dynasty squad in MLB The Show 21.

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MLB The Show 21 adds All-Star Bruce Sutter

After a tease that showed the shadows on the field at Fenway Park, we finally know who the next 2nd Inning Player Program choice is for MLB The Show 21.

The 2nd Inning Player Program for All-Star Bruce Sutter went live on May 21, 2021 at Noon PT (2pm CT/3pm ET).

Players will have to go through a series of challenges, but it'll be well worth it to add this legendary Cubs closer to your Diamond Dynasty squad.

Diamond Dynasty Bruce Sutter Stats

If you're still on the fence about finishing this 2nd Inning Player Program to earn Bruce Sutter, his stats might help you make that call.

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CHICAGO STRIKEOUTS: That's what Sutter will be giving your squad

This Diamond All-Star Bruce Sutter has an 88 OVR rating, and immediately ranks as one of the best closing pitchers available in Diamond Dynasty.

He's got an absolutely perfect 125 in Strikeouts per 9 Innings, but is also carrying a 99 in Hits per 9 Innings and Break.

Sutter isn't unlike other closers in that he's just got three pitches, but his 4 Seam Fastball, Splitter, and Slider are enough to get you that crucial save.

How to Unlock 2nd Inning Bruce Sutter

If you want to complete the 2nd Inning Player Program and unlock All-Star Bruce Sutter for your Diamond Dynasty squad, you'll have to knock out a series of missions and moments.

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2ND INNING BOOST: You'll also earn XP for the 2nd Inning Program

You'll also have the option to exchange a handful of relief pitchers from your inventory in order to snag 5 Points towards this Player Program, but you'll need a lot more than that to earn Sutter.

Missions

As usual, there are three missions in this Player Program, and each need to be completed in certain Diamond Dynasty Game Modes.

  • Strikeouts with RP - ONLINE: Tally 10 Strikeouts with Relief Pitchers in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, and Events (Rewards 10 Points)
  • Save with CHC Pitcher - ONLINE: Tally 1 Save with a Cubs pitcher in Ranked Seasons, Battle Royale, or Events (Rewards 10 Points)
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  • Defeat CHC on All-Star - ONLINE: Defeat the Cubs on All-Star Difficulty or higher (Rewards 8 Points)

Moments

There are six different moments highlighting specific events in Sutter's career that you'll need to complete for this Player Program.

  • Just the Start (Veteran Difficulty): Strike Out 3 Batters with one out in the 8th inning (Rewards 7 Points)
  • Long Reliever or Closer (Veteran Difficulty): Strike Out 7 Batters in five innings (Rewards 7 Points)
  • Tough for most (Veteran Difficulty): Save 1 Game and Do Not Give Up One Hit (Rewards 7 Points)
  • Bruuuuce (Veteran Difficulty): Save 2 Games and Do Not Blow 1 Save (Rewards 7 Points)
  • 1979 Cy Young (Veteran Difficulty): Save 1 Game, Strike Out 1 Batter, and Do Not Give Up 1 Run (Rewards 7 Points)
  • Save Leader (Veteran Difficulty): Save 1 Game and Do Not Give Up 1 Run (Rewards 7 Points)
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Completing the Missions and Exchange can get you a little over halfway to unlocking Sutter, but these Moments can earn you most of the needed Points.

All Player Program Rewards

The final reward you receive in this 2nd Inning Player Program will be the 88 OVR All-Star Bruce Sutter, but there are some other rewards you'll earn along the way.

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REAP THE REWARDS: You'll collect these as you complete the program

Here's every reward in the 2nd Inning Bruce Sutter Player Program:

  • 10 Points: 500 Stubs
  • 20 Points: One The Show Pack
  • 30 Points: 1000 Stubs
  • 40 Points: Two The Show Packs
  • 50 Points: 88 OVR Bruce Sutter Player Item
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In addition to today's Player Program, there's also a new Conquest map in Diamond Dynasty now, so check out our guide with locations of all hidden rewards in Conquest.

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