April 5th Baseball Simulation

Baseball and Bat on the Field

Since there’s no REAL baseball going on, I figured I’d sim the day to day operations to help quell your baseball fever.

No Sunday is complete without Sunday Night Baseball…during the day.

The Blue Jays push the Yankees’ record down to 2-7 on the year by winning 5-3 behind Bo Bichette’s second home run in as many days.

Red Sox hang 13 on Chicago. The White Sox could only muster 6. Devers and Bogaerts both hit their 3rd long shots while JD and Benny both hit their 2nd.

Carlos Santana goes 4 for 4 with two RBI to help the Indians top the Tigers 9-6.

The Seattle Mariners come out on top of the Royals 6-4. The difference-maker, a 7th inning 3-run jack for Vogelbach. A deeper look into his numbers show that 3 of Vogelbach’s hits have left the park. Don’t get too excited as he currently sports a .114 average.

The Twinkies continue their winning ways with an 8-4 victory over the A’s. PED’s (That’s my fantasy team) may want to reconsider Mike Fiers and his 12.96 ERA.

The Rays win against the Rangers 6-3. Not much noteworthy here.

The Angels hold off the Astro’s 9th inning comeback attempt with a score of 7-6. The Angels put up 4 quick ones in the first and chased starter Jose Urquidy after 1 2/3 after giving up 5 earned.

The Mets somehow take both ends of the doubleheader against the previously undefeated Nationals 11-6 and 9-5 respectively. In the afternoon game we saw Conforto go 3 for 4 with 2 HR and 6 RBI. In the night game Rick Porcello gave up 5 in the first 3 innings, but Washington still couldn’t overcome the Mets behind Wilson Ramos’ 2 HR and 3 RBI performance.

The Phillies opened up a can of whoop-ass on the Brewers 9-1. Third baseman Ryan Schimpf knocked in 4 while Arrieta moves to 2-0 giving up 1 over 7 1/3.

The Braves stomp a mudhole in Miami 14-5. The Braves hit 5 home runs in this one.

The Pirates blank the Reds 4-0. Trevor Williams pitches 6 frames and combines with Richard Rodriguez and Keone Kela to post the shutout.

The Cardinals come out victorious over the O’s 4-3. Yadi and Wong pitch in with 2 hits each.

The hometown Cubs come away with a win over the D’backs 5-3. Jason Heyward hits his second ball over the fence this year, and the ageless John Lester pitches 6 innings giving up 2 runs and striking out 5.

The Rockies and the Padres were in a shootout 13-8, advantage Rocks. Arenado goes 4 for 4 with a solo shot. Tommy Pham goes 4 for 5 with a HR in a losing cause.

In the final match-up of the weekend, the Giants top the Dodgers 6-3. Austin Slater cracks a walk-off 3-run shot in the bottom of the 10th to seal the Dodgers’ fate.

If your name was Mike this week, chances are it was a good week for you.

AL Player of the Week: Mike Trout 11-21 with 4 HR and 7 RBI,
NL Player of the Week: Mike Moustakas: 12-25 with 4 HR and 8 RBI.

That’s a wrap!  Come back tomorrow

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