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OOTP Season Sim Game 46: Jays beat White Sox

Toronto Blue Jays v Tampa Bay Rays Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images

Blue Jays 6 White Sox 5

Two wins in a row. It has a while since we’ve won two in a row.

This one wasn’t easy. After 7 innings we were down 4-0. We didn’t score in 8 of the 9 innings, but in the one inning we scored, we scored 6 runs and that was enough.

Nate Pearson had another good start. 5 innings, 7 hits allowed (all singles), 2 earned, 1 walk and only 1 strikeout. He hadn’t had a start with just 1 strikeouts until today. He gave up the 2 runs in the third inning on 4 consecutive singles. Other than that he was quite good.

Eduardo Jimenez pitched the sixth inning, giving up a run off a walk and two singles.

Rafael Dolis started the seventh, giving up a home run (Yasmani Grandal) while getting 2 outs.

Brian Moran finished off the seventh and pitched the last two innings, giving up just a run on 3 hits and a walk, with 2 strikeouts, in 2.1 inning. I think he was the only rested arm in the bullpen. Moran got the win.

  • The only Jays inning that mattered was the eighth. Dylan Cease pitched the first 7 innings. Tyler Johnson came in to start the eighth.
  • Derek Fisher led off and reached on an error from SS Tim Anderson.
  • Randal Grichuk singled.
  • Rowdy Tellez hit a fly out.
  • After a wild pitch moved the runners to second and third, both runs scored when second baseman Nick Madrigal booted Travis Shaw’s ground ball.
  • Reese McGuire doubled home Shaw. 4-3.
  • Fly out for Cavan Biggio.
  • Lourdes Gurriel singled, McGuire to third.
  • Vladimir Guerrero homered, making it 6-4 Blue Jays. That was it for Johnson (a little late) and Steve Cishek came in and got the last out.

We only had 5 hits on the game and 4 of them (plus 2 errors) came in the eighth.

Let’s give the JoD to Vlad for the game winning home run.

Jays are now 26-20.

Tomorrow Tanner Roark (0-2, 4.84 in 8 starts) gets the start in the first of three at home against the Astros. Lance McCullers Jr. (6-3, with a 4.02 ERA in 9 starts goes for the Cheaters. Astros are 27-20 good for first place in the AL West.

I’ll post the Astros players’ stats before the start of the series.