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OOTP Season Sim Game 5: Jays Beat Reds

MLB: MAR 02 Spring Training - Pirates at Blue Jays Photo by Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Looking at “league news” before today’s (sim) Blue Jays game, there is one sort of fun bit of news:

Roberto Osuna will miss a week after a freak accident in his hotel room. Osuna work early and when attempting to get up to close the curtains in his room, he tripped over a coffee table. The table toppled over and landed on his toes. MRI results were negative, but Osuna is still expected to be out for a week.

Apparently the ‘table’ isn’t pressing charges.

Reds 3 Blue Jays 5

Once through the rotation and the Blue Jays are 4-1. And the 1 loss was a rare Ken Giles blown save.

Tanner Roark made his first start and was very good. 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 walk and 5 strikeouts.

Unfortunately he didn’t get the win, he left the game up 2-0 but Anthony Bass and Jordan Romano teamed up to give up 2 runs, to tie the game, in the seventh.

  • Bass: 0.2 innings, 2 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk. His appearance went ground out, walk, fielder’s choice ground out, single (putting runners on first and second), run scoring single. 2 outs, 2 on, 1 in and Bass is out. Gets a hold.
  • Romano comes in to face Joey Votto who singled to drive in on. In the 8th, Jordan starts the inning with a strikeout and a ground out, but then give up a solo homer to Jesse Winker. After a single, Jordan gets Freddy Galvis to strikeout to end the inning. Gets a blown save and a win.
  • Ken Giles gets the ninth and it goes much better than last time. He strikes out the side around a walk. Gets his first save of the season.

On offense we scored all our runs off Reds starter Tyler Mahle:

  • 1 in the second: Travis Shaw was hit by pitch and Lourdes Gurriel doubled him home.
  • 1 in the fourth: Randal Grichuck (his first) hit a solo home run.
  • 3 in the seventh: Grichuk led off with a single, moved to second on Shaw’s ground out and scored on Gurriel’s home run (his second). Derek Fisher followed with a solo homer (his second).

We had 7 hits (3 homers, 1 double). Gurriel and Grichuk had 2 each. Bichette, Fisher and Biggio had one each. Vlad’s hitting streak, to start the season, ends at 4.

JOD: Roark, Gurriel and Grichuk.

The Jays hold down first place:

Only 18,884 at Rogers Centre. I know it is because of the current state of things, but people in the sim world don’t know how lucky they are to have baseball. Go watch a game. Of course, I know, sim blogger Tom Dakers, is complaining about Pat Tabler calling Joey Votto a ‘baseball player’, but right now I’d love to hear him say it. You don’t know what you have until it is gone.

Tomorrow Hyun-Jim Ryu gets his second start of the season. Former Jays farm hand Anthony Desclafani gets his first start of the season for the Reds.

A couple of notes:

Batters getting off to a good start:

Grichuk .474/.545/.789

Gurriel: .438/.526/.938

Fisher: .313/.476/.750

Vlad: .313/.500/.563

Gurriel (9) and Fisher (6) lead the team in RBI.

Slower starts for:


Hernandez: .190/.227/.238

Biggio: .222/.222/.222.