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OOTP Season Sim Game 43: Comeback falls short, Jays lose to White Sox

MLB: Spring Training-Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays Mary Holt-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 2 White Sox 3

I figured on a high scoring game with both starters coming into the game with ERAs over 9, but we didn’t get that. Both finished the game with their ERAs under 9.

Matt Shoemaker had a better start than we’ve seen from him in a while. He went 5.2, allowed 6 hits, 3 earned, no walks (Ryu must be having a positive effect on his teammates) with 8 strikeouts and 1 home run.

He gave up a run in the fourth off a Yoan Moncada homer. And then 2 runs in the sixth: Back-to-back doubled from Nick Madrigal and Luis Robert and a single from Moncada. That single ended the game for Matt.

Anthony Bass threw 1.2 perfect and Eduardo Jimenez got the last 2 outs of the game.

After being shutout for 7 innings, we finally broke through in the 8th. With two outs we had back-to-back home runs from Bo Bichette and Rowdy Tellez (now they’ll never bring Teoscar back up). But we didn’t get another baserunner.

We managed just 6 hits, with no walks. Bo had 2 hits. Travis Shaw has now gone 10 games without a home run, after hitting 15 home runs in his first 33 games. He is still hitting and getting on base (.311 BA and .373 OBA in May).

Danny Jansen and Cavan Biggio still are hitting under .200 (as is Rowdy, but he’s only played 4 games).

Let’s give Bass and Bo a JoD.

We drop back into a tie for first:

Tomorrow Shun Yamaguchi (3-1, 4.15 ERA) gets the start. White Sox have Reynaldo Lopez (2-4, 5.17 in 8 starts) goes for the White Sox.