Welcome back to the April 8th edition of MLB simulation. Starting off today’s games we have the Orioles out-slugging the Yankees 7-6. Shortstop Jose Rondon goes 2 for 3 with a home run and 3 RBI.
The Red Sox put together back to back losses for the first time this year after losing to the Rays again, 10-3. Red Sox catcher Johnathan Lucroy gets the golden sombrero today striking out 4 times in 4 at bats.
The Indians beat the Twins 3-1. Jordan Luplow hitting his fifth home run.
The Royals get a walk off win beating the Tigers 3-2. Adalberto Mondesi goes 3-4 with an RBI and 2 steals.
The White Sox come out on top of the Mariners 5-3. Nomar Mazara making the most of his full time gig going yard and driving in 3, bringing his season RBI total to 14.
The Astros video cameras must have been working today as they shutout the Mets 4-0. Lance McCullers scatters 5 hits over 7 innings while striking out 6 and lowering his ERA to a league leading 0.52.
A good pitching duel in Los Angeles as the A’s beat the Angels 2-1. Frankie Montas goes 7 giving up 1 run while tough luck loser Julio Teheran goes 6 giving up 2.
Mike Foltynewicz helps his own cause by cranking out his own home run while pitching 5 1/3 giving up 2 runs as the Braves top the Padres 3-2.
The Rockies shake off Joey Gallo’s 9th inning grand slam to win over the Rangers 10-9. Nolan Arenado hitting his 4th shot for the winners.
The Nationals score 3 in the 8th which proved to be the deciding inning in this one against the Marlins. “Obi Yan” Yan Gomes hits his 3rd home run in part time duty as the Nats put up 6 to the Marlins 4.
The Cubbies go into Pittsburgh and come out victorious 6-4. Anthony Rizzo hits his first home run of the year in the 9th inning.
The Cardinals shutout the Dodgers 4-0. Carlos Martinez gives up 2 hits over 6 innings while Clayton Kershaw gave up all 4 runs over 6 2/3. For those of you curious, the Mookie-Watch has Betts at .239 after going 0-4 today.
In our last game today, 301 is the magic number. Someone forgot to tell Evan Longoria that he was in “the twilight of his career” as he goes 3 for 4 hitting his 2nd home run in as many days. The Giants tell the Diamondbacks to take a seat 7-1. the other old guy on the Giants, Johnny Cueto, turned back the clock throwing 110 pitches over 8 1/3 giving up a solo shot to Nick Ahmed in the 8th.
FYI the Sox lead in the East has dropped to 1/2 game over Tampa. The Yankees currently reside 5 1/2 back in the basement at 3-9.
Just remember…tomorrow is a new day…with new stats!