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Toronto Blue Jays series simulation: Jays vs. Red Sox

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BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JULY 16: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays (back right), Randal Grichuk #15 of the Toronto Blue Jays (C) and Billy McKinney #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays embrace in the outfield after the victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 16, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JULY 16: Teoscar Hernandez #37 of the Toronto Blue Jays (back right), Randal Grichuk #15 of the Toronto Blue Jays (C) and Billy McKinney #28 of the Toronto Blue Jays embrace in the outfield after the victory over the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on July 16, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Omar Rawlings/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 Blue Jays start their final road trip before the all-star break by heading out to Fenway Park to play the Red Sox.

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 91 

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Matt Shoemaker
Red Sox: Eduardo Rodriguez

Lineups 

Blue Jays

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

Red Sox

Pillar CF
Benintendi LF
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Verdugo RF
Vazquez C
Chavis 1B
Peraza 2B

Game recap

The Jays put up a run in the first when Devers made a throwing error, and there wasn’t any more scoring until the bottom of the 5th when Chavis tied up the game with a home run for the Red Sox. Drury started off the 8th with a home run to put the Blue Jays ahead, and Jansen hit a three-run shot in the 9th to provide some breathing room.

Final score: Blue Jays 5 Red Sox 1 

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Drury: 1 for 5 with a HR

Jansen: 1 for 4 with a HR

Key stats (Red Sox)

Martinez: 2 for 4

Verdugo: 2 for 4

Vazquez: 2 for 4

Chavis: 1 for 4 with a HR

Game 92 

***Cavan Biggio was eligible to return from his IL stint so he was brought back onto the roster and Jonathan Davis was sent down***

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Chase Anderson
Red Sox: Nathan Eovaldi

Lineups 

Blue Jays

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

Red Sox

Pillar LF
Peraza 2B
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Verdugo RF
Moreland 1B
Lucroy C
Bradley Jr CF

Game recap

Tellez brought in Biggio to score in the 5th to give the Blue Jays an early lead. With runners on 1st and 2nd with two outs in the bottom of the 7th, Moreland hit a double which scored Martinez to tie things up, but Verdugo was thrown out at the plate by Grichuk to keep things all square.

The bottom of the 9th started off with Guerrero Jr. making an error that allowed Bogaerts to reach base safely. Martinez then hit a single which got Bogaerts to third and scored the game winning run on a passed ball.

Final score: Red Sox 2 Blue Jays 1 

Key stats (Red Sox)

Eovaldi: 7IP 11K 2H 1BB 1ER

Martinez: 2 for 3 with a walk

Moreland: 1 for 3 with a double

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Anderson: 7IP 14K 3H 2BB 1ER

Game 93 

Starting pitchers 

Blue Jays: Jacob Waguespack
Red Sox: Martin Perez

Lineups 

Blue Jays

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

Red Sox

Pillar CF
Benintendi LF
Bogaerts SS
Martinez DH
Devers 3B
Chavis 1B
Vazquez C
Verdugo RF
Peraza 2B

Game recap 

On back-to-back plays, errors were committed by Bichette and Guerrero Jr. that allowed the Red Sox to score a run. The Jays first run of the game came in the 5th when Tellez singled in Bichette. Alford hit a solo shot in the 5th, and Bichette started off the 6th with a solo shot as well, which was followed by a three-run homer by McKinney. Five batters later and in the 7th, Tellez went yard.

Final score: Blue Jays 9 Red Sox 1 

Key stats (Blue Jays)

Waguespack: 9IP 9K 7H 1BB 0ER CG W

Alford: 1 for 5 with a HR

Bichette: 3 for 5 with a HR

Guerrero Jr: 2 for 4 with a double and a walk

Tellez: 3 for 5 with a HR

McKinney: 1 for 4 with a HR

Key stats (Red Sox)

Perez: 5.2IP 8K 8H 1BB 6ER 3HR L

Josh Taylor: 1.1IP 1K 3H 0BB 3ER 1HR

Darwinzon Hernandez: 2IP 5K 0H 2BB 0ER

Pillar: 2 for 4 with a double

Bogaerts: 2 for 4 with a double

Verdugo: 2 for 4 with a double

Next. Which Lourdes Gurriel Jr. will we see this season?. dark

Blue Jays simulation record: 52-41

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