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OOTP Season Sim: Game 125

Roger Centre entrance, the landmark is a multi-purpose... Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images

I haven’t been consistent at putting these. I will try to get better at it. It seems when I plan to do one, something comes up and I don’t get to it.

This is the game from August 15th, game 2 of 3 hosting the Cubs.

Cubs 3 Blue Jays 7

7 runs! Our sim Jays haven’t scored 7 runs in a game for a week, and then the last time before that was another week before. It is the third time in the month of August that they have scored 6 or more runs.

We scored:

  • 1 in the second: Derek Fisher homered.
  • 1 in the fourth: Fisher took a 1-out walk, moved to second on a Travis Shaw ground out and scored on a Lourdes Gurriel single.
  • 1 in the sixth: Fisher, again, homered (24 on the season, nothing like the season he really had).
  • 4 in the seventh: Randal Grichuk, Drury and Biggio all walked to load the bases with 1-out. Rowdy Tellez hit a sac fly and Vladimir Guerrero homered.

We had 7 hits and 5 walks. 3 of the 7 hits were home runs.

Nate Pearson started, giving up 3 runs on 5 hits, 2 walks and 10 strikeouts in 4.2. He got 14 outs and 10 of them were strikeouts. But pulled at 85 pitches.

Jordan Romano gets the win for 3 scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit with 3 strikeouts. He is 8 and 2 in a relief role.

Sam Coonrod pitched the last 1.1 without allowing a base runner.

Sim Jays fans still aren’t supporting their first place team the way you’d like to see. 37,009 made the virtual trip down to Rogers Centre.

Anthony Kay (2-2, 3.67 in 7 starts) goes up against Jose Quintana (7-11, 6.50 in 25 starts) in the rubber match of the series.

The Jays are 72-53 (Cubs have a slightly better record at 72-50).

I’ve been putting up the player stats every fifth game. Shun Yamaguchi and Danny Jansen are on the IL.