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Toronto Blue Jays series simulation: Mariners vs Blue Jays

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SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 24: Danny Jansen #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays forces out Daniel Vogelbach #20 of the Seattle Mariners at home in the eighth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on August 24, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - AUGUST 24: Danny Jansen #9 of the Toronto Blue Jays forces out Daniel Vogelbach #20 of the Seattle Mariners at home in the eighth inning during their game at T-Mobile Park on August 24, 2019 in Seattle, Washington. Teams are wearing special color schemed uniforms with players choosing nicknames to display for Players' Weekend. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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With the season on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m doing a 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.

While it’s always nice seeing the Jays play in Seattle, the Mariners make their first and only stop in Toronto to play the Jays 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.

A few things to take into consideration with a simulated season:

  • No trades
  • No injuries for other teams unless it’s during the series against the Jays
  • No prospects can be called up
  • No standings to determine records of other teams in the league

Game 67

***Danny Jansen returned from his 7 game suspension for using an illegal bat. The Jays also called up Anthony Kay and sent down Caleb Joseph***

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Chase Anderson

Mariners: Justin Dunn

Lineups 

Mariners

Gordon 2B
Haniger RF
Lewis LF
Vogelbach DH
Seager 3B
Nola 1B
Murphy C
Crawford SS
Smith CF

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

In the top of the 2nd, Vogelbach hit a ball to left-center which resulted in Gurriel Jr and Grichuk colliding with both of them having to be removed from the game. It was determined that Grichuk only needed to miss a game but after recently coming back from the DL, Gurriel Jr will need to be placed back and will miss 30 games. The 2nd inning was a big one for the Mariners as they scored 4 runs which included a 3-run homer from Murphy. Hernandez responded in the bottom of the inning with a 2-run homer to make it 4-2. With Drury in the game for Gurriel Jr, he wasted no time in making an impact in his first at-bat of the game going deep to tie things up. The Mariners made it 5-4 in the 4th as they brought in another run to score. Murphy went yard again in the 6th.

Final score: Mariners 6 Blue Jays 4

Key stats (Mariners)

Dunn: 4IP 1K 6H 1BB 4ER 2HR

Erik Swanson: 3IP 4K 1H 0BB 0ER W

Vogelbach: 2 for 4 with a double

Murphy: 4 for 4 with 2 HRs

Smith: 2 for 4 with a double

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Anderson: 4IP 4K 8H 0BB 5ER 1HR L

Drury: 2 for 3 with a HR

Hernandez: 2 for 4 with a HR

Alford: 2 for 4

Game 68 

***With Gurriel Jr being placed on the DL, the Jays called up Jonathan Davis from Triple-A Buffalo***

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Anthony Kay

Mariners: Nestor Cortes

Lineups 

Mariners

Gordon 2B
Haniger RF
Lewis LF
Vogelbach DH
Seager 3B
Murphy C
Nola 1B
Crawford SS
Smith CF

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

2 batters into the game, Guerrero Jr got injured as he was injured off a line drive even though he still caught the ball. He will miss 8 games and will be placed on the 10 day DL. In the bottom of the 1st, Shaw drew a bases-loaded walk which brought in Alford who replaced Vladdy in the lineup. In the 3rd, Gordon hit a single to left field which scored Crawford who hit a double earlier. The 6th inning started off with Haniger hitting a home run but the bottom half resulted in the Jays scoring 2 runs.

Final score: Blue Jays 3 Mariners 2

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Tellez: 2 for 4

Hernandez: 1 for 3 with a double and a walk

Drury: 1 for 3

Key stats (Mariners)

Gordon: 2 for 4 with a SB

Haniger: 2 for 4 with a HR

Crawford: 1 for 3 with a double

Game 69

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu

Mariners: Marco Gonzales

Lineups 

Mariners

Gordon 2B
Haniger RF
Lopes LF
Vogelbach 1B
Seager 3B
Murphy C
Nola 1B
Crawford SS
Smith CF

Blue Jays

Bichette SS
Drury 3B
Grichuk RF
Tellez DH
Hernandez LF
McGuire C
Shaw 1B
Tejada 2B
Alford CF

Game recap 

Lopes hit a double in the 3rd which scored 2 runs including the speedy Smith scoring all the way from first. In the bottom of the 3rd, Gonzales balked which scored Bichette. With 2 outs in the 4th, Smith hit a groundball to Ryu but he made an error which scored Murphy. Alford hit a home run in the 7th which ended the day for Gonzales.

Final score: Mariners 3 Blue Jays 2

Key stats (Mariners)

Gonzales: 6.2IP 7K 4H 2BB 2ER 1HR 1HBP W

Lopes: 1 for 3 with a double and a walk

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Ryu: 7.2IP 9K 6H 0BB 1ER L

Alford: 1 for 3 with a HR

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Jays simulation record: 41-28

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