OOTP: Trevor Williams Tries to Get the Pirates Back on Track

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 have lost four of their last five, and will look to get back on track tonight against the Cardinals.


1st Inning

Wong pops out to second. Williams hits Carpenter with a 1-1 fastball. He follows with a strikeout against Goldschmidt for the second out. Brad Miller hits a two run homer to right-center. DeJong walks on four pitches. Fowler flies out to center.

Frazier grounds out to third. Hayes flies out to right. Bell grounds out to second.

Cardinals 2, Pirates 0

2nd Inning

Bader grounds out to third. Wieters grounds out to third. Mikolas strikes out.

Polanco flies out to right. Reynolds strikes out. Guillermo Heredia doubles to the right-center gap. JT Riddle doubles down the third base line, scoring Heredia. Maile strikes out.

Cardinals 2, Pirates 1

3rd Inning

Wong flies out to center. Carpenter grounds out to second. Goldschmidt pops out to short.

Williams flies out to center. Frazier doubles down the third base line. Hayes doubles down the third base line, tying the game. Rain starts to fall with Josh Bell at the plate. Bell grounds out to second, with Hayes moving to third. Polanco grounds out to first.

Pirates 2, Cardinals 2

4th Inning

The rain is heavy, and the umpire calls for a rain delay.

The game resumes after 59 minutes.

Brad Miller flies out to left. DeJong singles to left. Fowler hits an infield single past the mound. Williams strikes out Bader. Wieters grounds out to second.

Reynolds grounds out to second. Heredia flies out to center. JT Riddle hits a solo homer over the Clemente wall to give the Pirates the lead. Maile strikes out.

Pirates 3, Cardinals 2

5th Inning

Williams strikes out Mikolas to start the fifth. Wong draws a walk. Carpenter singles to right and Wong stops at second. Goldschmidt strikes out swinging. Miller flies out to right.

Mikolas strikes out Williams. Frazier grounds out to third. Hayes strikes out swinging.

Pirates 3, Cardinals 2

6th Inning

Dovydas Neverauskas comes in to pitch for the Pirates. DeJong strikes out. Fowler flies out to center. Bader strikes out.

Bell grounds out to the shortstop, who was shifted to the right side of second base. Polanco flies out to center. Reynolds flies out to right.

Pirates 3, Cardinals 2

7th Inning

Wieters singles through the hole on the left side of the infield. Austin Dean enters as a pinch hitter. Neverauskas hits him with a pitch. Wong grounds into a 1-6 fielder’s choice and the tying run moves to third. Michael Feliz enters the game for the Pirates to face Matt Carpenter. Carpenter singles through the right side of the infield, scoring the tying run and moving Wong to third. Goldschmidt flies out to left, and Wong tags and scores the go-ahead run. Miller flies out to right.

Left-handed pitcher Kwang-hyun Kim enters the game for the Cardinals. Heredia grounds out to short. Riddle grounds out to first. Maile strikes out.

Cardinals 4, Pirates 3

8th Inning

Feliz stays in the game. DeJong strikes out. Fowler strikes out. Richard Rodriguez enters the game and strikes out Bader.

Colin Moran enters the game as a pinch hitter, replacing Rodriguez. Moran strikes out. Frazier grounds out to second. Ke’Bryan Hayes doubles to the wall in left-center. Left-handed reliever Andrew Miller enters the game, turning Josh Bell around to the right side. Bell flies out to left.

Cardinals 4, Pirates 3

9th Inning

Edgar Santana enters for the Pirates. Wieters strikes out. Molina strikes out. Wong grounds out to first.

Giovanny Gallegos comes on to close out the game for the Cardinals. Polanco flies out. Reynolds draws a walk. Heredia strikes out looking. Carlos Torres comes on to face the ever dangerous JT Riddle. Riddle pops out to the catcher in foul territory.






Probable Starters

Wednesday, 12:35 PM EST: Jack Flaherty (3-3, 4.15) vs Joe Musgrove (1-4, 3.33)

Thursday: OFF

Friday, 7:10 PM EST: Mitch Keller (3-3, 4.60) vs Steven Matz (2-2, 4.10)

Saturday, 7:10 PM EST: Chris Stratton (3-2, 3.00) vs Jacob deGrom (2-3, 2.63)

Sunday, 1:10 PM EST: Chris Archer (4-2, 2.88) vs Noah Syndergaard (3-2, 4.47)