This is Friday’s game.
There was another trade in the sim MLB world. The Marlins traded second baseman Jonathan Villar and minor league pitcher Eury Perez to the Nationals for our old friend Eric Thames and minor league second baseman Luis Garcia.
- Villar is 29, hitting .262/.363/.397 with 4 home runs and 20 steals, in 62 games.
- Perez is 17, he’s started 7 games, with a 2.88 ERA in 34.1 innings, with 11 walks and 36 k. in rookie league.
- Thames is 33, hitting .207/.298/.378 with 12 homers in 76 games.
- Garcia, 20, is hitting .285/.325/.390 with 5 home runs in 77 games at Double A. He’s a pretty good prospect.
Nate Pearson was very good once again, going 6.1 innings, allowing 6 hits, 1 walk, 3 strikeouts and 2 earned. With a 2.85 ERA, I’m thinking he’ll make the All-Star game. He has a 2.85 ERA and a 2.3 WAR. He is 8-4 with 51 walks and 200 strikeouts in 183 innings.
Pearson left the game with 1 out in the seventh, 1 run in and a runner on second.
Rafael Dolis came in and gave up 2 walks to load the bases, got a strikeout and then gave up a 2-run single. That’s when Dolis came out of the game, getting just 1 out and giving up a run and allowing the inherited runner to score. Dolis got a blown save (his first) and the loss (making him 2-4).
Dany Jimenez got the last out of the seventh, but gave up solo homer (from Miguel Sano) to lead off the eighth.
On the offensive side, we had 7 hits.
1 in the first: Lourdes Gurriel hit a solo homer, his 21st of the season.
1 in the fourth: Gurriel led off with a double. Vladimir Guerrero singled him to third and he scored on Bo Bichette’s double play ball. It was a costly double play because Rowdy Tellez followed that with a double.
Jays of the Day: Lourdes and Pearson.
Tomorrow Anthony Kay gets his second start of the season. The Twins have Matt Wisler (4-2, 4.62 in 8 starts).