OOTP: Pirates Travel to Miami For a Three Game Series

The following is part of our simulation of the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates season, using Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP). We simulate the season each day, as it was originally scheduled, and with no input from any of us, all to give you a Pirates team to follow this year. You can follow the simulation by inning and make it seem like a game, or you can skip to the end and find out what happens.

The Pirates (14-17) take on the Marlins in a three game series this weekend, hoping to build on Wednesday’s win against the Cubs. The Pirates had lost four in a row prior to that game. Joe Musgrove takes the mound tonight with a 1-3 record and a 2.87 ERA.


1st Inning

Dyson leads off with a bunt down the third base line. A wild throw from the third baseman allows him to reach safely and advance to second. Frazier grounds out up the middle, with Dyson moving to third. Bell doubles to right field, giving the Pirates an early lead. Polanco grounds out to second and Bell moves to third. Reynolds singles on a shallow line drive to center field, scoring Bell. Newman flies out to right.

Musgrove sets the Marlins down in order with a ground out, a fly out, and a pop out.

Pirates 2, Marlins 0

2nd Inning

Hayes singles to right-center field. Maile grounds into a 6-4-3 double play. Musgrove flies out to right.

Corey Dickerson leads off the second with a double to left-center. Isan Diaz singles to right, scoring Dickerson. Musgrove strikes out Aguilar for the first out. Francisco Cervelli grounds into a 4-6-3 double play to end the inning.

Pirates 2, Marlins 1

3rd Inning

Dyson grounds out back to the mound. Frazier strikes out. Bell grounds out to second.

Peter Bourjos leads off with a double to the left field corner. Urena sacrifices him over to third. Berti grounds out to Musgrove, who holds Bourjos at third before going to first for the out. Miguel Rojas doubles to right-center, tying the game. Musgrove gets a ground ball to third to end the inning.

Pirates 2, Marlins 2

4th Inning

Polanco flies out to right. Reynolds grounds out. Newman hits a double off the wall in center field. Ke’Bryan Hayes lines a double down the left field line, giving the Pirates the lead. Maile strikes out to end the inning.

Corey Dickerson leads off the fourth inning with a solo homer to right to tie the game. Diaz doubles to the left field corner. Aguilar flies out to right, and Diaz tags and moves to third. Cervelli grounds out in front of the plate. Bourjos is intentionally walked. Musgrove throws a wild pitch with Urena at the plate, bringing in a run. Urena grounds out to short.

Marlins 4, Pirates 3

5th Inning

Musgrove strikes out looking to start the inning. Dyson grounds out to short. Frazier grounds out to short.

Berti grounds out to first. Rojas singles past Newman into left field. Musgrove hits Brian Anderson. Dickerson hits into a 4-6 fielder’s choice. Diaz flies out to right.

Marlins 4, Pirates 3

6th Inning

Bell leads off the sixth inning with a stand up double to right-center field. Polanco singles on a line drive to left field. Bell is thrown out at the plate by Dickerson. Reynolds drops a single into left. Newman grounds into a 1-4-3 double play.

Aguilar grounds out to short. Cervelli grounds out to third. Bourjos flies out to right.

Marlins 4, Pirates 3

7th Inning

Hayes grounds out to first to start the inning. The Marlins turn to right-handed reliever Tommy Eveld. Maile pops out to first. Kevin Kramer pinch hits for Musgrove and draws a walk. Dyson flies out to left.

Michael Feliz enters the game for the Pirates. Jonathan Villar enters as a pinch hitter and strikes out. Berti flies out to right. Rojas grounds out back to the mound.

Marlins 4, Pirates 3

8th Inning

Right-hander Drew Steckenrider comes on in relief for the Marlins. Frazier flies out to center. Bell draws a walk. Polanco flies out to center. Reynolds grounds out.

Feliz returns and gets Anderson to pop out. Dickerson strikes out looking. Diaz flies out to right field.

Marlins 4, Pirates 3

9th Inning

Brandon Kintzler comes on for the save. He’s got a 9.90 ERA on the season. Matt Kemp enters the game in left field. Newman singles up the middle. Hayes rips a line drive past the first baseman, and Newman moves to third. Colin Moran comes in to pinch hit for Maile and strikes out. Guillermo Heredia pinch hits for Feliz and flies out to center, with Newman scoring the tying run on the play. Dyson grounds out to third.

Keone Kela enters for the Pirates in the ninth. Andrew Susac enters behind the plate. Aguilar starts off with a single up the middle. Cervelli walks. The Marlins put in Carlos Gomez as a pinch runner at second. Gomez steals third on the first pitch to Bourjos, putting the winning run 90 feet away. Bourjos strikes out. Matt Kemp hits a grounder up the middle to win the game.







Probable Starters

Saturday, 6:10 PM EST: Mitch Keller (2-3, 4.29) vs Sandy Alcantara (1-3, 4.28)

Sunday, 1:10 PM EST: Chris Stratton (2-2, 3.09) vs Jordan Yamamoto (0-0, 2.84)

Monday: OFF

Tuesday, 6:35 PM EST: Trevor Williams (1-3, 3.48) vs Jordan Montgomery (1-3, 6.82)

Wednesday, 6:35 PM EST: Chris Archer (3-1, 2.54) vs Gerrit Cole (4-2, 1.71)