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KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23: Ben Revere #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes a leaping catch at the wall on a ball hit by Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning in game six of the 2015 MLB American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 23, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
KANSAS CITY, MO - OCTOBER 23: Ben Revere #7 of the Toronto Blue Jays makes a leaping catch at the wall on a ball hit by Salvador Perez #13 of the Kansas City Royals in the seventh inning in game six of the 2015 MLB American League Championship Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 23, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /
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With the season on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m doing a game by game simulation based on the Blue Jays schedule, and using the online version of Statis Pro.

For those of you that follow Mike Wilner on Twitter, what he’s been up to lately is very similar to what I’m doing, just that we’re using different games to do it. I have also made an account for the simulations on Instagram that can be followed @jays.simgames.

Riding into the homestand on a five game win streak, the Jays look to extend it as the host a four-game series playing the Royals at home.

How Statis Pro works

Just like a real ball game, you set your lineup by choosing each player’s spot in the batting order, and everything else that comes with managing a ball game. Basically you are the manager.

To play, you have cards that you go through that have a bunch of information on them. Each pitcher has a PB number with the lowest number starting at 2, and the highest number going at 9. For example, Hyun-Jin Ryu has a PB of 2-9 so if you flip a card with a PB of 7, you go based off the stats on his card. If you flip a card and get a PB of 11, you go based on the stats of the batter’s card.

After you flip the first card, you have to flip another card to determine the random number. Let’s say you get the first card of a PB 7 with Ryu pitching and the random number is 38. Ryu’s card may have a strikeout from the numbers 22-46, meaning if you get a PB 7 and a random number of 38, Ryu struck out whoever he faced.

Let’s say Ryu is pitching and he’s facing J.D. Martinez of the Red Sox. You flip the first card and get a PB of 10 and you flip the next card and get a random number of 26. Martinez’s card may have a double to centre field as 24-26, meaning if you get a PB of 10 and a random number of 26, Martinez got a double off Ryu.

Game 13

Starting pitchers: 

Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker
Royals: Brad Keller

Lineups

Royals

Mondesi SS
Merrifield CF
Soler DH
Dozier RF
O’Hearn 1B
Franco 3B
Perez C
Gordon LF
Lopez 2B

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Gurriel Jr LF
Guerrero Jr 3B
Tellez DH
Biggio 2B
Grichuk CF
Shaw 1B
Hernandez RF
Jansen C

Game recap

In the bottom of the 3rd, Hernandez led off with a double, but when Jansen tried to sacrifice him over with a bunt, he popped out to the catcher, which also got Hernandez out at second. In the 4th, Merrifield led off with a single, stole second and scored home on Dozier single and two batters later, Franco went deep. In the bottom of the 6th, the Jays had the bases loaded with two outs, but Grichuk struck out to end the inning.

Final score: Royals 4 Blue Jays 0

Key stats (Royals)

Keller: 7IP 9K 5H 3BB W

Franco: 3 for 3 with a double, HR and a walk

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Gaviglio: 4.2IP 6K 1H 1BB

Biggio: 1 for 1 with 3 walks

Game 14

Starting pitchers: 

Blue Jays: Chase Anderson
Royals: Jakob Junis

Lineups

Royals

Mondesi SS
Merrifield CF
Soler DH
Dozier RF
Franco 3B
McBroom 1B
Perez C
Gordon LF
Lopez 2B

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Panik 2B
Gurriel Jr LF
Guerrero Jr 3B
Tellez 1B
Biggio 2B
Hernandez RF
Grichuk CF
McGuire C

Game recap

Anderson had a no-hitter going for 5.1 innings until it was broken up from a Merrifield single. In the 4th, the Jays started off with back-to-back home runs from Gurriel Jr and Guerrero Jr., and ended up scoring four runs that inning. The Royals scored a run in the 5th and a run in the bottom of the 8th, but Biggio went deep to provide the Jays with an insurance run.

Final score: Blue Jays 5 Royals 2

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Anderson: 7.2IP 7K 4H 0BB 2ER W

Giles: 1.1IP 3K 1H SV

Gurriel Jr: 1 for 3 with a HR

Vladdy: 2 for 4 with a HR

Biggio: 2 for 3 with a HR and a walk

McGuire: 2 for 4 with a double

Key stats (Royals)

Junis: 3.1IP 5K 7H 1BB 4ER 2HR L

Merrifield: 2 for 4

Game 15

Starting pitchers: 

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton
Royals: Mike Montgomery

Lineups

Royals

Mondesi SS
Merrifield 2B
Soler DH
Dozier RF
Franco 3B
McBroom 1B
Perez C
Gordon LF
Starling CF

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Biggio 1B
Gurriel Jr LF
Guerrero Jr 3B
Grichuk CF
Hernandez RF
Shaw DH
Drury 2B
Jansen C

Game recap

In the 2nd, Grichuk started off the bottom of the inning with a HR to make it 1-0. After that, Montgomery retired 15 straight batters, but didn’t go out to for the 7th. In the top of the 7th inning the Royals scored a run, but the Jays responded with three runs of their own in the bottom half with a three-run shot from Hernandez. The Royals put up a run in the 8th.

Final score: Blue Jays 4 Royals 2

Game 16

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu
Royals: Glenn Sparkman

Lineups

Royals

Mondesi SS
Merrifield CF
Soler DH
Dozier RF
Franco 3B
O’Hearn 1B
Gordon LF
Gallagher C
Lopez 2B

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Panik 2B
Gurriel Jr LF
Guerrero Jr 3B
Tellez DH
Hernandez RF
Shaw 1B
Grichuk CF
Jansen C

Game recap

In the first, Bichette scored from second as Vladdy hit a double. The next inning Grichuk hit a triple, and two batters later, Bichette went deep. Grichuk started off the bottom of the 6th with a home run and Tellez drew a bases loaded walk which scored Jansen. Jansen also went deep an inning later with 2 outs.

Final score: Blue Jays 6 Royals 0

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Ryu: 9IP 8K 7H 4BB 0ER W

Panik: 2 for 5 with a double

Vladdy: 2 for 3 with a double and 2 walks

Grichuk: 2 for 4 with a triple and HR

Jansen: 2 for 4 with a HR

Key stats (Royals)

Sparkman: 5IP 2K 10H 2BB 5ER 2HR

Franco: 2 for 3 with a double and a walk

Lopez: 2 for 3

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Blue Jays simulation record: 11-5

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