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Toronto Blue Jays series simulation: Jays @ Brewers

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TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 05: Baseballs lay in the turf before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Baltimore Orioles in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 5, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ONTARIO - JULY 05: Baseballs lay in the turf before the Toronto Blue Jays play the Baltimore Orioles in their MLB game at the Rogers Centre on July 5, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Mark Blinch/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.

The Jays finish off their interleague road trip by playing the Brewers in Milwaukee.

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 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 79

*** Vladimir Guerrero Jr. is eligible to return from the DL so he was placed back on the roster andd Ruben Tejadda was sent back down.***

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu
Brewers: Adrian Houser

Lineups 

Blue Jays

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

Brewers

Cain CF
Yelich RF
Braun LF
Smoak 1B
Hiura 2B
Narvaez C
Gyorko 3B
Arcia SS
Houser P

Game recap

Braun got the game started in the bottom of the first with a home run. In the 3rd, Jansen went deep which was the Blue Jays first hit of the game. The Brewers got a run in the 4th as Arcia hit a bases loaded single that scored an old pal in Justin Smoak. Grichuk started off the 5th with a triple and scored on a double from Hernandez. Jays put up three runs in the 6th where four guys reached base.

Final score: Blue Jays 5 Brewers 2

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Ryu: 4IP 2K 9H 0BB 2ER 1HR

Giles: 1IP 3K 0H 0BB 0ER SV

Alford: 0 for 4 with 4 strikeouts and a walk

Grichuk: 3 for 4 with a triple and a double

Hernandez: 2 for 4 with a double

Jansen: 2 for 4 with a HR

Key stats (Brewers)

Freddy Peralta: 3IP 6K 1H 0BB 0ER

Cain: 2 for 4

Braun: 2 for 4 with a HR

Smoak: 2 for 4

Gyorko: 2 for 2 with a walk

Houser: 1 for 2 with a double

Game 80 

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Tanner Roark
Brewers: Brett Anderson

Lineups 

Blue Jays

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

Brewers

Cain CF
Garcia RF
Yelich LF
Smoak 1B
Hiura 2B
Narvaez C
Holt 3B
Urias SS
Anderson P

Game recap

Alford hit a home run in the 3rd inning. In the 6th, Sogard scored from second as Yelich singled to centre. In the 13th, Moran was ejected for arguing with the umpire. In the same inning, the Brewers got three consecutive singles in which Narvaez attempted to scored from second on Urias’s singled, but was thrown out at home by Grichuk. In the top of the 14th, Hernandez hit the go-ahead home run.

Final score: Blue Jays 2 Brewers 1

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Moran: 1IP 3K 1H 0BB 0ER

Alford: 1 for 6 with a HR

Panik: 3 for 6 with a double

Hernandez: 1 for 6 with a HR

***No one on the Brewers was worth mentioning under key stats for this game***

Game 81 

Starting pitchers

Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker
Brewers: Josh Lindblom

Lineups 

Blue Jays

Alford CF
Bichette SS
Grichuk RF
Tellez 1B
McGuire C
Shaw 3B
Drury 2B
McKinney LF
Shoemaker P

Brewers

Cain CF
Garcia RF
Yelich LF
Braun 1B
Hiura 2B
Sogard 3B
Urias SS
Pina C
Lindblom P

Game recap

McGuire singled in Alford to score in the first. In the bottom half of the inning, Cain and Garcia started it off with a walk and a double, but the next three batters hit fly balls that were all caught. Cain started off the bottom of the 6th with a single and then promptly stole second. He later came into score. In the 7th, Cain was up with the bases loaded and hit a double that scored two.

Final score: Brewers 3 Blue Jays 1

Key stats (Brewers)

Cain: 2 for 3 with a double and a walk

Key stats (Blue Jays)

McGuire: 2 for 4

Blue Jays simulation record: 46-35

Next. The big questions for a 60 game season. dark

The Jays are officially halfway through he simulated season with a 46-35 record, 11 games above .500. With this record, where do you think the Jays would be in the AL East? Do you think they would currently occupy a wild card spot if they wouldn’t be atop the AL East? Comment where in the standings you think the Jays would be with this record.

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