July 24, 2021

OOTP Season Sim Game 52: Jays win in extras (Bluebird Banter)

All-Star voting has started (in the sim world) and no Blue Jays hitters are in the top 3 of voting at their positions. I thought Bo Bichette and Vladimir Guerrero would be in the top 3 of the voting. Maybe they will catch as time goes on. The game lists the top 5 pitchers in voting and we have a starting pitcher and a relief pitcher in the top 5 of voting.

Orioles 5 Blue Jays 6 (12 innings)

We won by walk-off walk.

In the 12th inning, with Isaac Mattson pitching for the Orioles, Lourdes Gurriel led off with a walk. Joe Panik fallowed with a single, but Bo Bichette and Rowdy Tellez each struck out. Mattson came out of the game for Carlos Alejandro Ramirez. You might remember that Ramirez was a Jays prospect and made it up to the Jays in 2017, pitching in 12 games, with a 2.70 ERA. He started 2018 with us but was put on waivers and picked up by the A’s. He was with the Cubs last year and the sim Orioles signed him to a minor league deal at the start of the season. He’s been doing well for the Orioles, until today.

Ramirez walked Randal Grichuk, to load the bases, and then walked Travis Shaw, to give…

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