A Different Kind of Baseball Simulation

Oakland A's v Milwaukee Brewers

I’ve got a treat for you all today.  Sing along to the tune of Huey Lewis for me…”I’m simming back in time…back in time.”

Keep in mind, these box scores don’t exist in real time.  The match ups are accurate, but these are simulated games.

The Red Sox beat the Yankees 6-2.  Wade Boggs goes 2-4 with an RBI and Spike Owen hits a 2-run double off of one Tommy John.  Someone by the name of Brady Anderson goes 1-4 with an RBI and run scored (I sure hope we can trade him for someone like Mike Boddicker).  Jeff Sellers pitches a complete game striking out 11 and giving up Dave Winfield’s 10th home run of the season.

Baltimore comes out on top of the Tigers 6-2.  Fred Lynn hits his 7th home run and Cal Ripken Jr. has a bases loaded double to end the day with 3 RBI.  Pete Harnisch picks up his 3rd victory giving up 1 run over 6 innings.

Cleveland scores 2 in the 8th thanks to a pinch hit home run from Ron Kittle, his 3rd, as they one-up the Blue Jays 3-2.  Greg Swindell moves to 9-6 giving up 2 unearned runs over 8 innings.  George Bell 3-4 in the loss.

Dave Valle (8) and Alvin Davis (11) both leave the park in Seattle’s 9-4 victory over the Brewers.  Robin Yount hits his 9th and BJ Surhoff with his 4th in the loss.

The White Sox score 2 in the 9th off the bat of Dan Pasqua (6), but they come up just short of the Twins in this 5-4 affair.  Kirby Puckett blasts number 8 and Gary Gaetti adds his 10th while Frank Viola improves to 7-5 by tossing 8 innings of 2-run ball.

The CALIFORNIA Angels (sad, I still call them that) pound the Royals 9-2.  Wally Joyner with his 11th and Chili Davis cranks 2 (12, 13) while Terry Clark pitches all 9 giving up the 2 runs to move to 4-6.  Brett Saberhagen picks up the loss to fall to 6-2.

Over in the National League, the Pirates have their way with the Cubs 8-1.  A 23 year old Barry Bonds goes 3-4 with 4 RBI and 2 runs scored while my personal favorite of all time, Bobby Bonilla goes 3-5 with 3 runs.  Mike Dunne picks up the win to move to 4-3 while Jamie Moyer is now 5-7 in the loss.

The Kings of small ball are alive and well in St. Louis as the Cardinals beat the Mets 4-3 without the benefit of an extra base hit.  Ozzie Smith, Willie McGee, Tom Brunansky and Tony Pena each with an RBI.  Gary Carter hits his 8th bomb and Lenny Dykstra hits his 6th in the losing cause.

Von Hayes hits a 3-run blast (6) in the 1st inning and then the Phillies wait until the bottom of the 9th to score again.  A pinch hit double by Phil Bradley off of Joe Hesketh starts it off and Milt Thompson follows it up with an RBI single to end the Expos’ day 4-3.  Tim Wallach drives in 2 and Tim Raines 2-4 with an RBI and run scored on the day.

Jerry Royster with his 2nd and Dale Murphy with his 6th, both off of Mike Scott, as the Braves roll past the Astros 7-4.  A 21 year old John Smoltz moves to 5-7 as he pitches 8 innings giving up 4 runs while striking out 7.

And finally, the Padres squeak by the Giants 4-3.  John Kruk pops his 4th long ball while a 20 year old Roberto Alomar hits his 4th career home run.  Will “The Thrill” Clark 2-3 in the loss and is now hitting .370.  What a sweet swing!

Well that does it.  Just a 1-off random sim.  Let me know if you’d like me to deep dive a player or just give you stats of any individual.  Perhaps tomorrow I’ll do the standings and league leaders without a recap of the daily sim.

I hope you enjoyed our trip back to 1988.  I sure did.  Now…where are my Huey Lewis albums???

1 thought on “A Different Kind of Baseball Simulation

  1. I can’t even tell you how great it is to hear JOE HESKETH’S name again!!! Maybe you should have also included whether Jamie Moyer is a Hall of Famer in your recent HOF piece? After all, he was close to 300 wins and pitched for 38 years. Wait, coincidentally, Tommy John falls into that category here too! Man…this was great!!

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