Little bits of sim baseball world news:
- Ronny Brito of the Lugnuts was named Midwest player of the week. He hit .429 with 2 home runs and 7 RBI in 21 at bats. On the season he’s hitting .263 with 6 home runs, playing shortstop.
- The game gives a team ‘power’ rankings. The Jays are listed 5th:
Orioles 6 Blue Jays 7 (10 innings)
This was Sunday’s game. With an off-day today, I’m caught up again.
Our second walk-off win in a row.
The Jays took 3 of 4 against the Orioles, but two games went to extra innings. Just like Saturday’s game, the Orioles made a late game comeback but the Jays ended up winners in extras.
We got a good start from Matt Shoemaker. He went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits, 3 earned, 2 walks with 8 strikeouts, bringing his ERA down to 7.71.
The game was back and forth:
The Orioles scored 2 in the first:
Leadoff hitter Hanser Alberto singled and Anthony Santander followed with a home run.
The Jays got 3 in the bottom of the inning:
Bo Bichette started us off with a single. Lourdes Gurriel followed with a single. After Randal Grichuk struck out, Danny Jansen (batting cleanup?) homered. Paul Fry played opener for the Orioles. After Jansen homered Carlos Alejandro Ramirez came in.
The Orioles scored 1 in the third, tying thing up:
Alberto led off with a single, stole second and third and scored on a Trey Mancini sac fly.
The Jays scored 1 in the fifth taking a lead again:
Bichette hit a leadoff home run.
The Orioles scored 2 in the eighth taking the lead for the first time since the top of the first:
Anthony Bass took over for Shoemaker to start the eighth. He gave up a Renato Nunez single. An out later Bass hit Chance Sisco with a pitch. A DJ Stewart double scored one. Rafael Dolis came in and gave up an RBI single to Jose Rondon.
The O’s got 1 more in the ninth to go up by 2:
With Dolis pitching, Mancini reached on a Jansen error. A swinging bunt, and Jansen booted it. Austin Hays doubled him home. After a walk, Dolis came out and Brian Moran came in, getting 2 strikeouts to end the inning.
We tied it again in the bottom of the ninth:
With Mychal Givens pitching, Brandon Drury led off with a home run. Two outs later, Gurriel and Grichuk had back-to-back singled and Jansen added a third to score Gurriel.
We walked it off in the tenth:
Shaw led off with a double. An out later Drury walked. After the second out, Bichette singled to load the bases and Gurriel singled to score Shaw with the winning run.
We had 14 hits, including 3 home runs (Bichette’s 13th, Jansen’s 3rd and Drury’s 2nd).
Bichette and Gurriel, hitting 1-2 in the order, had 3 hits each. Jansen, Shaw and Drury had 2 each.
We used 6 pitchers. Eduardo Jimenez got the last out of 10th, and got the win.
Let’s give JoDs to Jansen, Bichette and Gurriel.
Suckage to Bass.
The Jays are now 2 games up on the Yankees for first in the AL East.
Monday is an off-day for the Jays. Tuesday the Jays fly to Tampa for a three-game series with the Rays and then they head to Baltimore to play the Orioles again, four games in 3 days, with a double-header on the 29th to make up for a rain out on the 26th of April.