Blue Jays series simulation: Yankees vs Jays

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 going on a road trip facing three AL East teams, the Jays host a homestand where they face three AL East teams. For the second part of the homestand, they host the Yankees.

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 32

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Tanner Roark

Yankees: J.A. Happ

Lineups

Yankees

Gardner CF
LeMahieu 2B
Judge RF
Stanton DH
Sanchez C
Torres SS
Voit 1B
Andujar 3B
Tauchman LF

Blue Jays

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

Game recap 

In the second, Torres hit a 2 run HR with Sanchez being the other run. Tauchman started off the 3rd with a home run of his own. Old pal J.A. Happ didn’t give up a hit until 2 outs in the 4th with a double coming from Tellez. In the 5th, Grichuk came in on a Jansen single. To start off the 7th, Voit went deep. In the bottom of the 9th, Panik hit a double off Chapman which scored Biggio.

Final score: Yankees 4 Blue Jays 2

Key stats (Yankees)

Happ: 7IP 8K 5H 1BB 1ER W

Gardner: 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts

Torres: 1 for 4 with HR

Voit: 1 for 4 with HR

Tauchman: 1 for 3 with HR

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Roark: 5IP 7K 2H 2BB 3ER 2HR L

Biggio: 2 for 3 with a walk

Jansen: 2 for 3 with HBP

Game 33

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker

Yankees: Jordan Montgomery

Lineups

Yankees

Gardner CF
Torres SS
Judge RF
Stanton DH
LeMahieu 2B
Sanchez C
Voit 1B
Andujar 3B
Tauchman LF

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

Shoemaker got through the first 14 batters without having a batter reach base safely. The Jays had a big 5th inning as they scored 3 runs. In the 7th, Grichuk had the bases loaded with 2 outs but struck out.

Final score: Blue Jays 3 Yankees 0

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Shoemaker: 9IP 8K 3H 0BB 0ER W, CG

Vladdy: 2 for 4 with a double

Jansen: 2 for 4

Alford: 2 for 4

Key stats (Yankees)

Montgomery: 6IP 10K 7H 0BB 3ER L

Game 34

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Chase Anderson

Yankees: Jonathan Loaisiga

Lineups 

Yankees

Gardner CF
Torres SS
Judge DH
Stanton RF
LeMahieu 2B
Voit 1B
Frazier LF
Urshela 3B
Higashioka C

Blue Jays

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

Game recap 

As Gardner started the game with a base hit to left field that just got out of reach of Bichette, Torres followed that up with a home run to start it off 2-0. To end the top half of the first inning, Anderson whiffed Voit and went onto retire 14 consecutive batters which included striking out 6 in a row. In the 4th, the Jays brought 3 runs across the board. Both teams put up a run in the 6th with Torres scoring for the Yankees and Bichette going deep for the Jays.

Final score: Blue Jays 4 Yankees 3

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Anderson: 6.2IP 13K 8H 0BB 3ER 1HR W

Bichette: 1 for 3 with a HR and a walk

Grichuk: 2 for 4 with a double

Key stats (Yankees)

Torres: 2 for 4 with a HR

LeMahieu: 2 for 4

Next: Tons of questions surrounding status of Nate Pearson

Jays simulation record: 21-13

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