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OOTP Season Sim Game 61: Jays beat Cardinals

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MLB: Game Two-Toronto Blue Jays at St. Louis Cardinals Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Blue Jays 3 Cardinals 2

So there was good news and bad news. The good news is the win. The bad news, Hyun-Jin Ryu, making his first start after being on the IL for two weeks, came out of the game before the bottom of the sixth inning with an undisclosed injury. No word on how long he’ll be out.

Ryu pitched 5 innings, allowed 5 hits, 2 earned, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts. The 2 runs came on a Paul Goldschmidt home run in the third inning, his 11th of the season.

Three Jays relievers pitched 4 scoreless innings:

  • Jordan Romano: 1 clean inning, 2 strikeouts.
  • Chase Anderson: 2 innings, 1 hit, 3 strikeouts. He got the win.
  • Ken Giles: 1 clean inning, 3 strikeouts. He got his 10th save.

On offense, we had 7 hits, 2 walks, with 1 home run by Derek Fisher. Mike Mikolas had a very good start, 7 innings, 5 hits, 2 earned, 2 walks, 8 strikeouts.

We scored:

  • 1 in the second: Derek Fisher hit his 15th home run of the season.
  • 1 in the third: Danny Jansen led off with a single. Ryu bunted him to second. Cavan Biggio singled. And Jansen scored on a Lourdes Gurriel sac fly.
  • 1 in the ninth: With two outs, Randal Grichuk singled and scored on a Rowdy Tellez double.

Let’s give JoD’s to Anderson, Giles, Grichuk, Tellez and Fisher.

The Jays are now 37-24 (I’m becoming a fan of the 60 game schedule the MLB is pushing). The Jays are on a nice 5-game win streak.

Tomorrow Nate Pearson (4-2, 3.06 in 12 games) gets the start. Jack Flaherty (6-1, 2.65 in 12 starts) starts for the Cardinals.

After tomorrow’s game, the Jays have an off-day (needed for their bullpen), and then a 4-game series hosting the Rangers. And, on the fourth, the MLB Draft happens.

I’m hoping that Ryu isn’t out for long. He’s really needed in our rotation. Especially when the replacement is Chase Anderson who has a 9.69 ERA in his 6 starts this year.

I didn’t post the player stats yesterday so here they are.