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Toronto Blue Jays series simulation: Yankees vs. Jays

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 15: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees speaks to Reese McGuire #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning during a MLB game at Rogers Centre on September 15, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 15: Aaron Judge #99 of the New York Yankees speaks to Reese McGuire #10 of the Toronto Blue Jays after being hit by a pitch in the seventh inning during a MLB game at Rogers Centre on September 15, 2019 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/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.

Before the embark on a seven game road trip, the Blue Jays host the Yankees for their final homestand before the all-star break.

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 88

***The Blue Jays have called up Jacob Waguespack and sent down Anthony Kay***

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Jacob Waguespack
Yankees: J.A. Happ

Lineups 

Yankees

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

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

The Blue Jays opened the bottom of the first with three consecutive hits, with the third hit being a home run from Bichette. Judge went deep in the 2nd for the Yankees, but so did McKinney in the bottom half.

In the 6th, five Blue Jays reached base safely which resulted in three runs scored. Both teams hit homers in the 6th as Gardner hit a two-run homer and Jansen hit a solo shot. Bichette scored a run in the 7th and Voit started off the 8th inning with a home run.

Final score: Blue Jays 9 Yankees 4

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Alford: 2 for 5

Bichette: 3 for 5 with a HR and a double

McKinney: 2 for 4 with a HR and a double

Jansen: 3 for 4 with a HR and a double

Key stats (Yankees)

Happ: 3.1IP 3K 8H 0BB 7ER 2HR L

Gardner: 1 for 4 with a HR

Judge: 1 for 4 with a HR

Voit: 1 for 3 with a HR

Game 89

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Hyun-Jin Ryu
Yankees: Jordan Montgomery

Lineups 

Yankees

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

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

The bottom half of the first inning started off with a home run from Alford and the bottom half of the second inning started off with a home run from Guerrero Jr. Along with that, the Jays put up three runs in the 3rd. They also hit home runs in the 5th, 6th and 7th in the order of Bichette, McKinney and Grichuk. Urshela homered in the 8th for the Yankees to break the shut out.

Final score: Blue Jays 9 Yankees 1 

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Alford: 2 for 5 with a HR

Bichette: 1 for 4 with a HR

Guerrero Jr: 4 for 4 with a HR and 2 doubles

Grichuk: 2 for 4 with a HR

McKinney: 1 for 4 with a HR

Key stats (Yankees)

Jonathan Holder: 2.2IP 7K 5H 0BB 3ER 2HR

Stanton: 2 for 4

Urshela: 1 for 3 with a HR

Game 90

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Tanner Roark
Yankees: Jonathan Loaisiga

Lineups 

Yankees

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

Blue Jays

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

Game recap

Roark really struggled this time out as he gave up a combined eight runs (all earned) in two innings. The Yankees hit three bombs in the first and Stanton hit a three-run shot in the second.

Hernandez was able to soften the blow a tad in the bottom of the second as he hit a solo shot to make things 8-1. The Jays came back a little more in the 6th as they hit three homers that came from Bichette, Tellez, and McGuire. The Yankees added to the damage in the 7th though, as they got three consecutive hits to open the inning, scoring two. Bichette hit his second home run of the game in 7th which was a two-run shot, but Stanton outdid him as he hit his third home run of the game in the 8th.

Final score: Yankees 11 Blue Jays 7

Key stats (Yankees)

Stanton: 3 for 5 with 3 HR

Sanchez: 2 for 5 with a HR and a double

Voit: 2 for 4 with a HR and  a double

Hicks: 2 for 5 with a HR

Key stats (Blue Jays) 

Roark: 2IP 4K 7H 0BB 9ER 4HR L

Font: 3.1IP 6K 3H 1BB 0ER

Bichette: 3 for 5 with 2 HR and a double

Tellez: 1 for 4 with a HR

Hernandez: 1 for 3 with a HR and a walk

McGuire: 1 for 4 with a HR

Next. Nate Pearson is refined and ready. dark

Blue Jays simulation record: 50-40

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