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OOTP Season Sim Game 34: Jays beat Orioles

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New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images

Yesterday I wondered what if would be like to be one of these players and see that you had a career threatening injury in the sim game.

This morning:

Orioles 5 Blue Jays 7

Another day, another win.

We had 8 hits on the day, but also 8 walks. The stars were Bo Bichette (2 for 3, 2 walks, home run, 3 RBI), Randal Grichuk (3 for 4, double) and Travis Shaw (1 for 2, walk, 3 RBI).

We scored:

  • 1 in the fourth: Vladimir Guerrero took a one-out walk, went to third on a Randal Grichuk single and scored on a Travis Shaw sac fly.
  • 4 in the fifth: Cavan Biggio walked, Teoscar Hernandez doubled and Bichette hit a 3-run homer. Derek Fisher walked (which ended the game for O’s starter Keyvius Sampson). Grichuk drove home Fisher with a double off Miguel Castro.
  • 2 in the seventh: Bichette led off with a walk, moved to second on a wild pitch. After Vlad was intentionally walked (his sixth intentional walk of the season) and Grichuk walked, Shaw singled home 2.

On the pitching side, Shun Yamaguchi picked up his 3rd win in 3 starts. It wasn’t a good start. He pitched 5 innings, gave up 8 hits, 4 earned, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts. He gave up two home runs, both to DJ Stewart. Stewart came into the game with 1 home run on the season, and left the game with 3.

Shun, who left the game after allowing the first two batters of the sixth inning reach base, was lucky enough to have the bullpen hold the lead for the last 4 innings.

  • Anthony Bass allowed one of the two inherited runners to score. He went 1.1, allowed a hit and a walk.
  • Dany Jimenez (I’m never going to remember that he just has one ‘n’ in his name) went 1.2 clean with a strikeout.
  • Ken Giles gave up a home run to Renato Nunez, but got out of the inning with 2 strikeouts for his 8th save of the season (third in the AL, behind Brad Hand (10 for Cleveland) and Jose Leclerc (9 for Texas)).

Let’s give JoDs to Bo, Randal and Travis.

23,858 came out to watch the Jays win on a Monday night.

The Jays are now 21-13 and have a 2-game lead on the second place Red Sox.

Tomorrow Kyle Lloyd (1-2, 4.45 ERA in 6 starts) goes for the O’s. Hyun-Jin Ryu (4-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 7 starts) starts for the Jays. He’s going to have to go deep in the game, the bullpen is a little overworked of late.