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OOTP Season Sim Game 48: Jays beat Astros

MLB: Houston Astros at Toronto Blue Jays Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

A bit of Sim league news:

  • Marcus Stroman threw a 1-hit shutout against the Diamondbacks. Ketel Marte had the one hit (in the first inning, so no drama). Marcus has a 2.66 ERA on the season, but just a 4-5 record. The Mets are 27-21, 2.5 games back of the Braves in the NL East.

Astros 4 Blue Jays 5

We got a, very rare this season, good start from Matt Shoemaker. He went 5 innings, giving up just 2 runs. But the 2 runs were off 8 hits, so there was some luck involved. He gave up the 2 runs in the first inning, when he gave up 4 hits.

The bullpen did a good job too:

  • Eduardo Jimenez: 1.1, 2 hits, no runs.
  • Wilmer Font: 1.2, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts. He got the win.
  • Rafael Dolis started the ninth inning with the Jays up by 5-2 (Ken Giles needed the day off, he’s been used a bit lately). Dolis had a rough time, hitting Martin Maldonado, giving up a single to Jose Altuve and another single to Yuli Gurriel, scoring a run and putting the tying run on base.
  • Dany Jimenez came in and got a quick double play and a fly out to end the game, stranding the tying run. He got his first save of the season.

On offensive we had 10 hits. Cavan Biggio had 3 (bringing his average up to .178), including our only home run of the game. Derek Fisher had 2 hits.

We scored:

  • 1 in the third: Cavan’s second home run of the season.
  • 3 in the seventh: Rowdy Tellez walked. Fisher singled. Two outs later Joe Panik singled driving home Tellez and Fisher. Biggio doubled scoring Panik (pinch-hitting for Anthony Alford).
  • 1 in the eighth: Bo Bichette had a 1-out single and scored on Fisher’s double.

Shaw still leads the team in home runs but he hasn’t hit one in 15 games.

Let’s give JoDs go Biggio, Panik and Dany Jimenez.

We are hanging onto first place still:

Tomorrow Shun Yamaguchi (3-2, 5.23) gets the start. He’s on a streak of 3 bad starts in a row. Astros have Yohan Ramirez (4-0, 3.44, in 5 starts) taking the ball.