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OOTP Season Sim Game 80: Jays win fourth in a row

Toronto Blue Jays v Baltimore Orioles Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images

This is Tuesday’s game.

A bit of Sim MLB news:

  • The Angels are on a 15 game win streak. They have pulled out into a 3.5 game lead in the AL West.
  • The Brewers made a trade sending two minor leaguers to the Diamondbacks (2B Cam Devanney and RHP Luis Gonzalez) for 31-year old Eduardo Escobar. Escobar is hitting .306/.342/.532 with 12 home runs in 76 games. Seems a strange move to me. The Brewers are 28-50, well out of the race, I’d think they would want to pick up prospects, not aging players.
  • The Jays made a move that I don’t understand. They DFAed Wilmer Font. He had a 3.77 ERA, a 6-1 record, and 72 strikeouts in 45.1 innings. I think he’s someone I’d want to keep with those numbers. Maybe he’ll pass through waivers. The Jays brought up Brian Moran who had been up and down all season, and has a 5.19 ERA in 17.1 innings, with 25 strikeouts.

Blue Jays 9 Brewers 6

This is one that the offense won us. We had 11 hits, including 4 home runs.

Cavan Biggio (getting his BA above .200) and Vladimir Guerrero had 3 hits each. Travis Shaw had 2.

Biggio had 2 home runs (he has 10 now) and a double. Vlad (13) and Shaw (22) had a home run each. Shaw had 4 RBI.

We scored:

  • 2 in the fourth: Vlad led off with a home run. Randal Grichuk reached on error and scored on a Shaw double.
  • 6 in the fifth: Biggio started the inning off with a homer. Lourdes Gurriel singled, Vlad doubled. Bo Bichette singled home Lourdes. Derek Fisher singled home Vlad. Then Shaw hit a 3-run home run.
  • 1 in the sixth: Biggio again led off the inning with a home run.

Shaw has 57 RBI, just one behind Bichette for the team lead.

Tanner Roark didn’t have a good start. 4 innings, 5 hits, 4 earned, 2 walks, 2 k. He left the game with the Jays down 4-2.

Jordan Romano threw 3 innings, allowed 2 hits (including a Avisail Garcia home run), 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. He got the win, he’s 5-1 now.

Rafael Dolis gave up a 1 in the eighth, off a hit walk and strikeout.

Ken Giles pitched a clean ninth, with a k, for his 15th save.

Let’s give JoDs to Biggio and Shaw.

The Jays are now 47-33. They have taken back sole possession of first place:

Tomorrow we have Nate Pearson (5-4, 3.23 in 16 starts) trying to complete the sweep of the Brewers. Adrian Houser (7-4, 3.84 ERA in 16 starts).