July 25, 2021

Sim Dodgers 5, Sim Rockies 2: And so the story goes (Purple Row)

The Sim Rockies added another loss at the hands of the Sim Dodgers, marking their record at 21-32 on the simulated year. Once again, they took a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning but then gave up four runs to lose it 5-2.

Small ball does it

There were two homers in the game, and both were solo shots. Cody Bellinger hit a 470-foot solo shot in the fourth and Ian Desmond upped him with a 491-foot concourse shot in the fifth. Trevor Story doubled in David Dahl in the first, but all of the other runs were scored on singles.

The Sim Rockies were limited to four hits and the Sim Dodgers had eight, but Desmond was the only player on either side to record multiple hits.

Later innings continue to be a struggle

Fatigue at altitude is a real thing, but the Sim Rockies continue to struggle late in games. Jon Gray pitched 6 innings and gave up three earned runs on five hits — two of which came in his final inning of work on a two RBI single by noted Rockie killer Max Muncy. He walked one, but struck out eight. Through five innings, Gray had a 2-1 lead and looked quite solid. When he left, he was behind 3-2. With this loss, Gray goes to 2-7 on the year.

After he was lifted, the Sim Rockies…

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