Welcome back to the April 17th installment of the 2020 simulated baseball season:
The Yankees hit 3 home runs in an interleague loss to the Reds 6-4. Giancarlo Stanton, surprisingly healthy, with his 5th of the season in this one.
In the battle of the big boys, the Red Sox take down the Indians 10-5. Rafael Devers goes 3 for 5 with 2 RBI.
The Rays score 2 in the 9th to steal this one from the Blue Jays 7-6. Ji-man Choi 2 for 4 with his 4th round tripper.
Jorge Soler goes deep for the 7th time this year as the Royals beat the Orioles 8-6.
The Astros score 5 in the first highlighted by a Yordan Alvarez grand slam as the ‘Stros down the Angels 7-4. Recently called up, Jo Adell gets his first couple of Major League hits. Go get ’em, Jo!
Yoan Moncada and Joey Gallo both hit their 8th home runs today. The White Sox hold off the Rangers 9-4. Reynaldo Lopez goes 6 2/3 striking out 10 while giving up 3 hits and no runs.
The Tigers score 3 in the top of the 9th to win against the Twins. Christin Stewart was 2 for 5 with his 4th long ball and 3 RBI.
Jesus Luzardo moves to 2 and 2 giving up 2 runs over 8 innings as the A’s beat the Mariners 6-2. Khris Davis and Matt Chapman go yard here.
The Marlins get a rare victory coming out on top of the Phillies 8-2. Jorge Alfaro with his first blast of the year. Pablo Lopez gets his first victory of the season going 5 2/3 giving up 2 runs.
The Mets keep the Brewers at bay 5-3. Jake deGrom tosses 7 2/3 giving up 2 runs with 6 K’s.
The Braves double up the Giants 4-2. Ozzie Albies goes 2 for 4 with 2 RBI and adds a stolen base. Max Fried picking up his 3rd win in this one. Will Smith comes in in the 9th to close this one out for his 6th save. I loved that guy in Ali. Huh? Not him either? Moving on…
Paul Goldschmidt keeping a hot bat with a 3 for 5 performance including his 6th home run as the Cardinals pound the Rockies 9-2.
Joc Pederson moves into co-leader position in the home run race hitting his 9th as the Dodgers put boot to ass of the Pirates 6-2. If the name Brusdar Graterol sounds familiar, you may remember him as the prospect that failed his physical in the Mookie Betts trade. He looked healthy here, tossing 82 pitches over 4 2/3 striking out 5 and giving up none. Through 14 innings he carries a 1.29 ERA with 14 K’s.
Chicago/Washington will be made up tomorrow as part of a day/night doubleheader
Now you know the rest of the story….Good day