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Blue Jays series simulation: Jays @ White Sox

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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 18: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms uo before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 18: Vladimir Guerrero Jr. #27 of the Toronto Blue Jays warms uo before the game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on May 18, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/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 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.

The Jays end their road trip facing the improved and fairly young White Sox for the first time this season.

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.

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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 centrefield as 24-26, meaning if you get a PB of 10 and a random number of 26, Martinez got a double off Ryu.

Game 44

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Chase Anderson

White Sox: Dylan Cease

Lineups 

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Biggio CF
Hernandez LF
Tellez DH
Grichuk RF
Shaw 1B
Jansen C
Panik 2B
Drury 3B

White Sox

Anderson SS
Moncada 3B
Abreu 1B
Encarnacion DH
Grandal C
Jimenez LF
Garcia 2B
Mazara RF
Engel CF

Game recap 

Biggio went deep in the top of the 1st but the lead didn’t last long as in the bottom half, the White Sox put up a run. Mazara hit a two-run shot in the 2nd and in the 3rd, Bichette hit a solo bomb. In the 5th, the White Sox hit another two-run homer at the benefit of Jimenez and our old friend Edwin Encarnacion flew the parrot around the bases with a three-run homer. With 2 outs in the 9th, Jansen kept things alive with a homer that brought in himself and Tellez but the next batter, Panik grounded out to end the game.

Final score: White Sox 8 Blue Jays 4

Key stats (White Sox)

Anderson: 4 for 5 with 2 doubles

Encarnacion: 1 for 5 with HR

Jimenez: 2 for 5 with HR

Mazara: 2 for 4 with HR and a double

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Bichette: 1 for 4 with HR

Biggio: 2 for 3 with HR and a double

Tellez: 2 for 4 with a double

Jansen: 2 for 4 with HR

Game 45

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Trent Thornton

White Sox: Reynaldo Lopez

Lineups 

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Biggio 1B
Grichuk RF
Tellez DH
Hernandez LF
Panik 2B
Shaw 3B
Jansen C
Alford CF

Anderson SS
Moncada 3B
Abreu 1B
Encarnacion DH
Mazara RF
Jimenez LF
McCann C
Garcia 2B
Engel CF

Game recap 

Mazara hit a three-run home run in the first to start it off 3-0 and in the 3rd, Moncada hit a triple which he ended up scoring a batter later. Everyone batted for the White Sox in the 5th which resulted in 6 hits, 5 runs scored and a home run from Moncada. To start off the 6th, Biggio and Grichuk went back-to-back. In the 7th, Mazara hit his second home run of the game, and Jimenez also scored a run.

Final score: White Sox 11 Blue Jays 2

Key stats (White Sox)

Lopez: 9IP 7K 6H 0BB 2ER 2HR CG W

Moncada: 2 for 4 with a triple, HR and a walk

Mazara: 2 for 5 with 2 HRs

Jimenez: 2 for 4 with 2 doubles

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Cole: 0IP 0K 4H 3ER 1HR

Biggio: 1 for 4 with HR

Grichuk: 1 for 4 with HR

Jansen: 2 for 3

Game 46

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu

White Sox: Lucas Giolito

Lineups 

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Panik 2B
Grichuk CF
Tellez DH
Hernandez LF
Biggio 1B
Shaw 3B
McGuire C
McKinney RF

White Sox

Anderson SS
Moncada 3B
Abreu 1B
Encarnacion DH
Grandal C
Jimenez LF
Mazara RF
Garcia 2B
Engel CF

Game recap 

In the 6th, Anderson started off with a single and ended up scoring on a double off the bat of Abreu. In the 4th with 2 outs, the bases were loaded for Shaw but he struck out. To start off the bottom of the 7th, Edwin flew the parrot as he hit a solo home run.

Final score: White Sox 2 Blue Jays 0

Key stats (White Sox)

Giolito: 7IP 10K 3H 1BB 0ER W

Anderson: 2 for 4

Encarnacion: 1 for 3 with HR

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Grichuk: 2 for 4

***Guerrero Jr is eligible to come off the DL for this game so Fisher was sent down***

Game 47

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Tanner Roark

White Sox: Dallas Keuchel

Lineups 

Blue Jays

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

White Sox

Anderson SS
Moncada 3B
Abreu 1B
Encarnacion DH
Mazara RF
Jimenez LF
McCann C
Garcia 2B
Engel CF

Game recap 

Hernandez hit a home run in the first but the White Sox tied it up as Moncada went deep in the bottom of the first. In the 3rd, Edwin hit a ball that was just out of reach for Biggio to nab which resulted in 2 runs scoring. In the top of 4th, the umpires went over to the mound and found that Keuchel was doctoring the ball so he was ejected and will be suspended for 7 games by the league.

In the 6th, Tellez and Biggio both hit home runs to take the lead but in the bottom of the 7th, Anderson tied it up with a solo shot. In the top of the 8th, Jansen, who has been on fire as of late, hit a three-run homer. In the bottom half of the inning, Jimenez went deep but in the top of the 9th, a three-run homer off the bat of Tellez put the icing on the cake. Also in the 9th, a second white Sox pitcher was ejected as Evan Marshall voiced his displeasure with the umpires’ calls.

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Hernandez: 2 for 5 with HR

Tellez: 3 for 4 with 2 HRs and a walk

Biggio: 1 for 5 with HR

Jansen: 2 for 3 with HR and a walk

Drury: 2 for 4 with a double

Key stats (White Sox)

Jimmy Cordero: 1.1IP 1K 3H 3ER 1HR L

Anderson: 2 for 4 with HR and a walk

Moncada: 1 for 4 with HR

Jimenez: 1 for 4 with a HR

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Jays simulation record: 29-18

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