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OOTP Season Sim Game 76: Jays lose to Pirates

Toronto Blue Jays v Pittsburgh Pirates Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

I hope you all had a nice Father’s Day. I had a very good day with my three boys. And my oldest and I are going golfing tomorrow. I’m hoping not to fall further behind on the sim season.

There is a big of sim Jays news, Yennsy Diaz, who was on a rehab assignment, has been called up to the Jays and Jordan Romano goes back to Buffalo.

This was Friday’s game, as I try to catch up.

Blue Jays 2 Pirates 6

We lose to a team that was 28-45.

Nate Pearson had an ok start, 5 innings, 2 hits, 3 runs, 2 earned, 5 walks with 4 strikeouts. And he took the loss.

Through 5 innings he had given up only 1 run. The inning started with a Vladimir Guerrero error and the Pirates were able to bring the run around.

But then the Pirates scored 4 in the fifth. Josh Bell started the inning off with a double. Gregory Polanco walked and Pearson was out of the game. Anthony Bass came in and got two quick outs and then the roof caved in. Adam Frazier doubled, bringing in 2. Sim Charlie decided to intentionally walk Erik Gonzalez. Then Trevor Williams doubled home another 2. A Jarrod Dyson single was finally enough to get Bass removed. Wilmer Font got us out of the inning, but by then it was 5-1 Pirates.

The Pirates got another run in the seventh on back-to-back doubles off Dany Jimenez made it 6-2.

On offense, we only managed 7 hits. With 2 each for Teoscar Hernandez and Reese McGuire. Cavan Biggio, Vlad and Randal Grichuk had the other hits.

Cavan Biggio stole 2 bases, bringing him up to just 3 on the season.

We are now 42-31 on the season, 2 back from the Yankees and tied for the first Wild Card Spot with the A’s. We really needed a sweep of the Pirates.

Tomorrow (well Saturday’s game) has bloody Chase Anderson (2-6, 8.12 ERA) listed as starter for reasons I can’t understand. Joe Musgrove (3-11, 5.23 ERA in 15 starts) is the Pirates starter. Musgrove leds the NL in losses.