OOTP: Chris Stratton Will Look to Make it Three in a Row Against the Mets

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 won two in a row against the Mets, and play game three of the four game series today. Prior to the game, the Pirates optioned Colin Moran to Triple-A, making room on the active roster for recently claimed outfielder Christian Walker. The Pirates will start Walker in left field today, giving Bryan Reynolds a day off.


1st Inning

Dyson struck out to start the game. Newman flew out to right. Bell flew out to center.

Rosario grounded out to second. Nimmo struck out. Conforto drew a walk. Alonso flew out to center.

Pirates 0, Mets 0

2nd Inning

Walker flew out to left in his first at-bat with the Pirates. Hayes struck out. Heredia grounded out on a bunt attempt.

McNeil flew out to left. Ramos grounded out to short. Marisnick struck out.

Pirates 0, Mets 0

3rd Inning

Kramer singled on a line drive to right-center. He was picked off first base with Maile at the plate. Maile and Stratton both struck out.

Guillorme grounded out to short. Syndergaard struck out. After walking two in a row, Stratton struck out Conforto.

Pirates 0, Mets 0

4th Inning

Dyson walked. Newman singled to center, with Dyson stopping at second. Bell flew out to center. Walker struck out. Hayes flew out to center.

Alonso grounded out to first. McNeil grounded out to second. Ramos reached on an error by Hayes. Marisnick hit a two-run homer. Guillorme struck out.

Mets 2, Pirates 0

5th Inning

Heredia singled past the shortstop. Kramer grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Maile struck out.

Syndergaard grounded out to short. Rosario flew out to center. Nimmo grounded out to second.

Mets 2, Pirates 0

6th Inning

Stratton struck out. Dyson walked. He moved to second on a wild pitch, and moved to third on an infield single by Newman. Bell flew out to center, with Dyson tagging up and scoring on the play. Newman is caught stealing second with Walker at the plate.

Conforto struck out. Alonso grounded out to short. McNeil flew out to left.

Mets 2, Pirates 1

7th Inning

Walker led off the seventh with a double down the third base line. Adam Frazier enters as a pinch hitter and grounded out back to the mound. Gregory Polanco entered as a pinch hitter and walked. Seth Lugo came in to pitch for the Mets. A passed ball put runners at second and third. Kramer flew out to left, with Walker tagging and scoring on the play. Maile flew out to center.

Polanco stays in at right field. Frazier stays in at second. Kyle Crick enters the game for the Pirates. Ramos strikes out. Marisnick draws a walk. Guillorme is hit by a pitch. Dominic Smith enters as a pinch hitter and grounds into a 6-4-3 double play.

Pirates 2, Mets 2

8th Inning

Dellin Betances comes in for the Mets. Bryan Reynolds enters as a pinch hitter and is hit by a pitch. Dyson grounds out to third, with Reynolds moving to second. Newman and Bell both strike out.

Keone Kela replaces Crick. Rosario draws a walk. Nimmo flies out to center. Conforto hits a two run homer to right. Alonso strikes out. McNeil strikes out.

Mets 4, Pirates 2 

9th Inning

Walker pops out to the catcher. Frazier grounds out back to the mound. Polanco draws a walk. Kramer grounds out to first.






Probable Starters

Monday, 7:10 PM EST: Trevor Williams (1-3, 4.58) vs Steven Matz (2-3, 4.68)

Tuesday, 7:05 PM EST: Jose Quintana (1-3, 7.45) vs Joe Musgrove (1-4, 3.13)

Wednesday, 7:05 PM EST: Jon Lester (3-3, 3.66) vs Mitch Keller (3-3, 4.70)

Thursday, 12:35 PM EST: Yu Darvish (0-7, 5.64) vs Chris Archer (5-2, 2.53)

Friday, 7:05 PM EST: Drew Smyly (2-2, 3.10) vs Chris Stratton (3-2, 2.65)