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BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 1: Dalton Pompey #23 of the Toronto Blue Jays scores the eventual game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by teammate Ezequiel Carrera #3 as he avoids the tag of Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Fenway Park on October 1, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 1: Dalton Pompey #23 of the Toronto Blue Jays scores the eventual game-winning run on a sacrifice fly by teammate Ezequiel Carrera #3 as he avoids the tag of Christian Vazquez #7 of the Boston Red Sox during the ninth inning at Fenway Park on October 1, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Rich Gagnon/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, you’ve probably noticed the simulated season he’s been doing. 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.

After a nine game road trip, the Jays start off their homestand against the Red Sox.

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 29

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Chase Anderson
Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez

Lineups 

Red Sox

Pillar CF
Benintendi LF
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Moreland 1B
Verdugo RF
Chavis 2B
Lucroy C

Blue Jays

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

Game recap 

Grichuk went deep in the 2nd to start an early lead. In the 5th Moreland went deep to tie it up but two Red Sox errors in the bottom half of the inning prove costly, which allow the Jays to score a run. Moreland’s HR was the only Red Sox hit of the game.

Final score: Blue Jays 2 Red Sox 1

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Anderson: 8 IP 6K 1H 2BB 1 ER W

Biggio: 2 for 4 with a double

Grichuk: 1 for 3 with a HR

Key stats (Red Sox)

Rodriguez: 7 IP 9 K 4 H 0 BB 1 ER

Moreland: 1 for 2 with a HR and a walk

Game 30

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton
Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi

Lineups

Red Sox

Peraza 2B
Benintendi LF
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Verdugo RF
Vazquez C
Moreland 1B
Bradley Jr CF

Blue Jays

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

Game recap 

Jays flooded the gates open as they scored 5 in the first and four in the second. In the 4th, the Red Sox batted all around with Martinez getting two AB which resulted in four runs scored. The Red Sox put up a run the next inning but that was followed by three runs from the Jays in the bottom half with Bichette hitting a 3-run HR. The 6th inning saw the Jays score one run. The Red Sox scored another four runs in the 7th with Peraza’s HR playing a big part in the outburst but the Jays responded with two runs as Bichette hit his third home run of the game. Both teams also put up a run in the 8th.

Final score: Blue Jays 16 Red Sox 10

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Bichette: 4 for 5 with 3 HR

Gurriel Jr: 3 for 5 with 2 doubles

Grichuk: 5 for 5 with a HR and a triple

Key stats (Red Sox)

Eovaldi: 1.1IP 1K 7H 1BB 8ER 2HR 1HBP L

Bobby Poyner: 1.1IP 2K 6H 3ER 1HR

Peraza: 4 for 4 with a HR, double, hit by pitch and a walk

Devers: 4 for 4 with a HR, double and a walk

Moreland: 3 for 5 with a double

Game 31

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu
Red Sox: Martin Perez

Lineups 

Red Sox

Peraza SS
Chavis 1B
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Benintendi LF
Vazquez C
Verdugo RF
Pillar CF

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

With the bases loaded in the first, Devers hit a groundball to Vladdy but he made an error which brought in a run. Next inning Vazquez went deep to start the top of the second. The Red Sox put up a run in the 8th.

Final score: Red Sox 3 Blue Jays 0

Key stats (Red Sox)

Perez: 7.1IP 9K 4H 0BB 0ER

Peraza: 3 for 5

Chavis: 3 for 5

Vazquez: 2 for 5 with a HR

Verdugo: 2 for 4 with a double

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Ryu: 6IP 4K 9H 0BB 1ER 1HR

Drury: 1 for 3 with a double

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Jays simulation record: 19-12

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