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OOTP Season Sim Game 23, 24: Jays split double-header with Red Sox

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With a rain-out yesterday, the Blue Jays and Red Sox split a double header today.

Game One:

Blue Jays 3 Red Sox 1

Matt Shoemaker wasn’t have a good start to the season. The Jays lost his first four starts. But he got a win today. Matt went 5 innings, allowed 5 hits, 1 earned, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts.

And the bullpen pitched 4 innings without allowing a hit:

  • Sam Gaviglio: 1.2, 2 strikeouts.
  • Brian Moran: 0.1, 1 strikeout. He finished off the inning, so he didn’t have to face three batters.
  • Rafael Dolis: 1 clean inning.
  • Ken Giles: 1 inning, 1 k. He gets his 5th save of the season.

On the offensive side, we did just enough. 7 hits, 3 walks. We scored:

  • 1 in the first: Bo Bichette started off the game with a double. He moved to third on a passed ball and score on a Vladimir Guerrero ground out.
  • 1 in the fourth: Derek Fisher led off the inning with a single. He stole second and went to third on a Lourdes Gurriel ground out. Travis Shaw drove him home with a sac fly.
  • 1 in the fifth: Bo Bichette hit a one-out double. An out later, and after a intentional walk to Vladimir Guerrero, Randal Grichuk singled home Bo.

Bichette and Grichuk had two hits each. Vlad, Derek and Travis had a hit each. Danny Jansen is having a terrible start to the season. He was 0 for 4 today, dropping his average to .068.

Also of note, Rafael Devers was injured in the top of the first, suffering shoulder strain. He’s listed as day-to-day for 2 days.

Let’s give JoDs to Randal, Bo, Vlad and Shoemaker.

Game Two:

Blue Jays 2 Red Sox 8

So, where Matt Shoemaker pulled out of a stretch of bad starts in the first game of the double-header, Chase Anderson continued to stink things up in the second game.

Anderson went 3.2, allowed 7 hits, 5 earned, 2 walks and 3 strikeouts, managing to keep his ERA above 9.

Jordan Romano wasn’t much better, giving up 3 hits, 2 earned, 3 walks in 1.2. Wilmer Font went 2 innings giving up 2 hits, and an earned run on a Mitch Moreland home run (the Red Sox only home of the game). Anthony Bass got the last two outs of the game.

Rafael Devers played in this game after leaving the first game with shoulder soreness. He went 1 for 2 with 3 walks.

On the offensive side, we didn’t do much. Just 5 hits. Our two runs scored on solo homers from Lourdes Gurriel (one in the first, to give us a lead and one in the seventh). Bo, Teoscar and Cavan had a hit each.

We had a tough time against Eduardo Robriguez, who went 7 inning, allowing 5 hits and 2 earned with 9 strikeouts. Heath Hembree pitched the last two innings.

Let’s give a JOD to Lourdes.

Suckage to Anderson.

It was cold in Fenway Park, 47 F which is something like 8 C.

Tomorrow Hyun-Jin Ryu (3-0, 2.12) gets the start for the Jays. Colin McHugh (0-0, 6.00) makes his second start for the Red Sox. McHugh seems to have taken Matt Hall’s spot in the Red Sox rotation. Hall made 3 stars and had a 9.49 ERA, off the start of the season, but now he is in Pawtucket. Jays might want to do something like that with Chase Anderson.

After the double-header the Jays are now 15-9 in first place: