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OOTP Season Sim Game 37: Jays lose to A’s

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Tanner Roark #14 of the Toronto Blue Jays delivers a pitch during the first inning of a Grapefruit League spring training game against the Philadelphia Phillies  Photo by Julio Aguilar/Getty Images

Blue Jays 4 A’s 10

The month was going so well, we were 5-1 before this. Well, 5-2 isn’t so bad.

Tanner Roark had his worst start of the young season. He went 3.2 inning, allowed 8 hits, 5 earned, no walks, 2 strikeouts with 2 home runs allowed. Good for a 25 Game Score.

Chase Anderson wasn’t any better, giving up 3 hits, 3 earned, 2 walks and a strikeout in 2.0 innings. That bumps his ERA up to 8.88. It looks unlikely that the sim Jays will be exercising his sim option for next season. I can’t imagine he has any trade value.

Eduardo Jimenez pitched the last 2.1 giving up 2 more runs, letting the A’s get up to double digits.


On offense, we only managed 5 hits and 4 walks. Bo Bichette hit a home run. Joe Panik hit a triple (driving in two) and Travis Shaw had a double.

I shouldn’t mention it, but the Jays have been very very lucky on the injury front. The Bisons have had a few injuries, especially to their starting pitchers, but the major league team has been injury free, not a normal thing in OOTP (or in real life). In comparison, the A’s have Mike Fiers, Daniel Mengden, Brian Schlitter and Marcus Semien (though he could be activated tomorrow) on the IL.

Let’s give a Suckage to Roark, No JoDs today.

Jays are now 23-14.

Tomorrow Matt Shoemaker (1-4, 8.71 in 7 starts) gets to try to keep his ERA under 9. Oakland has Sean Manea (4-2, 4.47 in 8 starts) going.