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OOTP Season Sim Game 17: Jays beat Twins

Toronto Blue Jays v Kansas City Royals Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Twins 5 Blue Jays 8

The worrying moment of the game was when Vladimir Guerrero Jr. came out of the game with an injury. Fortunately, after the game the team announced it wasn’t serious and that he should be back in the lineup tomorrow.

We got another good start from Nate Pearson. He went 5.1 innings, allowed just 2 hits, no walks with 8 strikeouts, picking up the win. After 4 starts, he has a 3.32 ERA. In 21.2 innings he’s allowed 13 hits and just 3 walks, with 26 strikeouts. It does make me wish there was real baseball, but then Nate would be in Buffalo.

Anthony Bass took over with 1 out in the sixth and pitched us through to the end of the seventh, allowing just 1 hit, 2 walks with an unearned run, due to a Teoscar Hernandez error (just his first of the season). After a walk to start the eighth, Jordan Romano came in. He got a quick 3 outs.

Romano got 2 strikeouts to started the ninth, but then gave up a double, walk and a Jorge Polanco home run. Shun Yamaguicki came in to get the last out of the game.

We had a good day with the bats, 10 hits, including home runs by Vlad and Travis Shaw. Before leaving the game with the injury, Vlad was having a great game, 3 for 4 with 2 runs, 3 RBI, a double and homer, bringing his batting line up to .361/.467/.656 with 5 home runs.

Bo Bichette, Randal Grichuk and Shaw had two hits each. Shaw is having a pretty nice start to the season too, hitting .305/.425/.797 with 8 home runs.

We scored:

  • 2 in the first: Hernandez walked. Vlad singled. Grichuk doubled scoring Teoscar and a wild pitch scored Vlad.
  • 3 in the third: Bo doubled and stole third (his 5th steal of the season). Vlad homered (412 feet). Grichuk singled. Shaw doubled. Lourdes Gurriel hit a sac fly scoring Randal.
  • 3 in the seventh: Bo singled, Vlad doubled (coming out of the game with what turned out to be a tight hamstring), scoring Bo. Shaw homered to finish our scoring.

Speaking of injuries, Twins pitcher Trevor May came out of the game with a ‘strained oblique’. He’s day-to-day for a week.

JoDs to Vlad, Shaw and Pearson.

22,631 happy sim Jays fans watched the game.

Tomorrow the Jays face Jake Odorizzi who is having a terrible start to the season (0-2, 11.47 in 3 starts). The Twins used a few relievers today, so the pen will be tired tomorrow. Matt Shoemaker (0-1, 6.32 in 3 starts) starts for the good guys.

If there is a play you are curious about, ask in the thread and I’ll look him up. Next off-day I’ll post some team stats.

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