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OOTP Season Sim Game 65: Jays beat Rangers

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Texas Rangers v Toronto Blue Jays
My hair is going to be that long soon.
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In the latest announcement of All-Star voting our Jays have fallen off. Last time they showed the numbers Travis Shaw was third among first basement and Hyun-Jin Ryu was third among starting pitchers.

This time the only Jay showing up on the listing was Ken Giles:

Rangers 4 Blue Jays 7

Another of those good news, bad news games. The good news was the win, the bad news is that Hyun-Jin Ryu went on the IL after the game. coming into the game he was day-to-day with back soreness. Well it much have gotten worse, because after the game he went on the IL. He’s still listed as day-to-day, but the recovery time is now ‘unknown’ and the ‘injury influences’ are a little worse:

Hopefully he won’t be out long because the rotation is a little bit thin without him. Chase Anderson goes back in the rotation, and Jordan Romano was recalled after the game.

Ryu pitched 7 innings in this one (which is why we need him in the rotation, he can get us 7 innings), giving up 6 hits, with 1 home run, 4 earned, 1 walk (in 12 starts he has 4 walks, with 5 strikeouts. I’ll admit, I tend to trade pitchers listed as fragile in the game. In the game I’m playing myself, he was injured over the trade deadline or I’d have shopped him. I did end up trading Ken Giles, getting Jeter Downs in return (there were a few more names in the deal but that was the important part).

Rafael Dolis pitched a scoreless eighth. Ken Giles started the ninth, in a save situation, but he gave up a couple of walks, while getting 2 outs, and was taken out. Shun Yamaguchi was brought in, got the last out and got the save, his first of the season. This wouldn’t happen in real life, the team would have won or lost with Giles. The interesting part is that Shun is in the starting rotation, but the Jays have a day off after tomorrow’s game, so his start will be moved back anyway.

On offense we had 11 hits, including a Bo Bichette home run, his 19th of the season, passing Travis Shaw for the team lead. Teoscar Hernandez, Bichette, Derek Fisher and Rowdy Tellez had 2 hits each. The only Jays not to hit were Vladimir Guerrero (who had a walk and a sac fly) and Danny Jansen.

We scored:

2 in the first: Hernandez has a 1-out single, and after Vlad struck out, Bo homered.

4 in the fifth: After falling behind 3-2 in the top of the inning, Shaw led off with a single. Cavan Biggio walked. Bo singled home Shaw. Derek Fisher doubled home two. After Randal Grichuk walked, Tellez drove home the 4th run of the inning.

1 in the sixth: Biggio singled, went to third on a Teoscar single, and score on Vlad’s sac fly.

Let’s give JoDs to Bo and Derek.

The Jays are an amazing 40-25 at 65 games and are on an 8-2 run, but they are still not able to get more breathing room between them and the Red Sox. 42,325 came out to the game. Sim fans will come out if you win. The game listed capacity at 50,598 which makes me think sim Rogers has added a few seats.

Tomorrow we have Nate Pearson (5-2, 2.65 in 13 starts) and Jordan Lyles (5-2, 3.57 in 12 starts).

65 games in here are the Jays stats. I’m disappointed in Vlad’s season so far.

And, since we talked about the personality ratings, I thought I’d mention some of the Jays ratings:

In the Minors:

  • Buffalo: Pannone and Reid-Foley are listed as ‘selfish’. Alford as ‘outspoken’ (which is something that
  • New Hampshire: Kirk is ‘outspoken’.
  • Dunedin: Pruitt is ‘outspoken’. Terry McClure is ‘selfish’.
  • Lansing: Kyle Johnson is ‘outspoken’. Mc Gregory Contreras ‘selfish’.
  • The lower levels don’t have many guys who aren’t listed as ‘unknown’ in personality, but DSL has Jesus Navarro as ‘unmotivated’, that only one I see in our system listed that way.