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OOTP Season Sim: Games 140-142

Cleveland Indians v Detroit Tigers Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images

These are the games from September 1 to 3, hosting the Tigers.

Before the September 1st game the rosters expanded by 2 (can I say I hate that rosters expand by just 2 players, I liked when you could add up to 15 players). The sim Jays called up Trent Thronton and Reese McGuire.

Game 140

Tigers 3 Blue Jays 8

I’m glad the offense is back, I missed it.

Today the Jays had 12 hits. No home runs today, but they didn’t need any.

We scored:

  • 1 in the second: Derek Fisher led off with a single, went to third on Lourdes Gurriel’s double and scored on a Randal Grichuk ground out.
  • 1 In the third: Cavan Biggio led off with a single, went to second on a ground out, and scored on a Bo Bichette single.
  • 4 in the sixth: Vlad singled, Bo walked and Fisher singled to load the bases with no outs. Lourdes doubled home two. McGuire singled home one more. Cavan drove in the fourth run of the inning with another single.
  • 2 in the eighth: Kennys Vargas (a waiver pick up at the end of August) led off with a walk after a 12 pitch at bat. Biggio followed with a walk. Tellez singled Vargas home. A Fisher walk loaded the bases. Cavan scored on a passed ball.

We scored 6 runs off Tigers’ starter Casey Mize.

Nate Pearson gave up just 1 run, allowed 6 hits, 3 walks with 5 strikeouts and came out of the game after 4.2 and 80 pitches. He just got a double-play ball. He had a runner on third, but I would have left him in to give him a shot at a win.

Chase Anderson allowed a run in 2.2 off a hit and a walk and got the win.

Rafael Dolis and Wilner Font finished out the game.

Game 141

Tigers 8 Blue Jays 1

Matt Manning threw a complete game 3-hitter against us.

Anthony Kay allowed just 1 run off 5 hits with 8 strikeouts.

But reliever Dany Jimenez gave up 5 runs in his inning of work and Trent Thornton allowed 2 more runs getting just one out.

Game 142

Tigers 3 Blue Jays 4

After a couple of poor starts, Hyun Jin Ryu threw 7.1 innings, allowing 5 hits, 3 earned, 0 walks with 6 strikeouts. Pedro Severino hit his 14th home run of the season off him.

Rafael Dolis got the last 2 outs of the eighth and Ken Giles struck out the side in the ninth for his 29th save.

On offense, we had solo home runs from Vlad (28th), Rowdy (19) and Grichuk (25th). The other run came on a Bichette sac fly.

The Jays are still in first, but it is very tight race with 20 games left.

Game 140

Game 141

Game 142