July 26, 2021

Boston Red Sox Simulated Season: A seven-run fifth gets Sox back in the win column (Over the Monster)


The following simulation and images are courtesy of Out of the Park Baseball 21.

Our Fake Sox are in the middle of one of their roughest stretches in the season, particularly in their last three as they lost all of those games and arguably could have won each of them. The last of those games was just this afternoon, so they had a quick turnaround as they looked to get back in the win column against the Astros tonight. Boston had Matt Shoemaker on the mound for this one while Houston countered with José Urquidy.

Just like in the afternoon game, the offenses got off to a slow start as the starters were the story of the first few innings. After not even making it out of the first inning his last start, Shoemaker did well early here, allowing just a walk over two scoreless innings. He did get in a little trouble in the second when he allowed a two-out double to Kyle Tucker before José Altuve came through with a base hit to right. Alex Verdugo, however, came through for his pitcher, throwing Tucker out at the plate to end the inning and keep Houston off the board. On the other side, the Red Sox went down without getting…

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