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OOTP Season Sim Game 35: Jays Beat Orioles in Extras

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There was a bit of sim MLB news:

  • The Astros traded Michael Lorenzen (28-year-old RHP) to the Reds for Abraham Toro (23. 1B) and Michael Wielansky (23, 2B)

Orioles 8 Blue Jays 9 (10 innings)

Another walk-off win for the Jays.

When scored 6 runs in the first inning, you would figure this was going to be an easy win. But the Orioles chipped their way back into the game and then they got to Ken Giles, dropping his second blown save on him.

In the first inning:

Bo Bichette singled and Derek Fisher homered. Vladimir Guerrero walked. After a couple of outs. Lourdes Gurriel and Cavan Biggio singled scoring Vlad. Then Teoscar Hernandez hit his first home run of the game, a 3-run shot.

Hyun-Jin Ryu didn’t have one of his better starts. He went 5.1 innings, allowed 8 hits, once again no walks, 3 earned with 4 strikeouts.

Wilmer Font gave up 2 more in 1.1 innings, allowing 3 hits, 1 walk and 3 strikeouts. Dany Jimenez (I remembered, only one ‘n’ in Dany) gave up another run before getting the last out of the eighth.

We scored a run in the seventh (Bo Bichette home run) and a run in the eighth (Hernandez’ second home run of the game) putting us up by two going into the ninth.

With Ken Giles, a 2-run lead should have been safe. But Giles gave up a 1-out single and a 2-out Adley Rutschman home run and we tied.

Eduardo Jimenez came in to get the last out of the ninth. We didn’t manage to score in the bottom of the ninth, but Jimenez got through the top of the tenth keeping the game tied.

In the bottom of the inning, with 2 outs, Teoscar Hernandez walked (8 pitch at bat) and then Danny Jansen won the game with a triple. 26,137 sim fans got to go to their sim homes happy.

Jays of the Day: Jansen (1 for 4 with a walk, but the one hit was big), Hernandez (2 for 4, walk, 2 home runs, 4 RBI), Fisher (2 for 4, walk, home run) and Bichette (2 for 5, home run).

Suckage: Font and Giles.

Jays are now 22-13.

Tomorrow Nate Pearson (3-2, 2.92 ERA in 7 starts) gets to try to pitch us to a sweep. David Hess (1-0, 0.00) gets his second start of the season. His scouting report doesn’t look very good, we should be able to hit him.

Both teams have tired bullpens.

35 games in, let’s post the player’s stats. Batters: