OOTP: Pirates Try to Close Out Series Against the Mets With a Win

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 of three so far in this series against the Mets, and will play the final game tonight with Trevor Williams going up against Rick Porcello.


1st Inning

Dyson grounds out back to the mound. Frazier grounds out to second. Bell doubles on a line drive to right. Polanco grounds out to second.

Williams gets Rosario to ground out to short to start the bottom half of the inning. Nimmo strikes out. Conforto grounds out to second.

Pirates 0, Mets 0

2nd Inning

Reynolds singles on a ground ball past the shortstop. Stallings grounds into a 6-4 fielder’s choice. A wild pitch moves Stallings to second. Hayes singles between the hole on the left side, scoring Stallings. Riddle and Williams strike out.

Alonso doubles on a line drive to right-center. Ramos pops out to third. Guillorme singles, moving Alonso to third. Williams strikes out Lowrie and gets Marisnick to ground out to second.

Pirates 1, Mets 0

3rd Inning

Dyson grounds out on a bunt attempt. Frazier flies out to right. Bell flies out to center.

Porcello flies out to left. Rosario grounds out to third. Nimmo draws a walk. Conforto hits a two-run homer to left-center. Alonso flies out to right.

Mets 2, Pirates 1

4th Inning

Polanco grounds out to second. Reynolds strikes out. Stallings strikes out.

Ramos draws a walk. Guillorme grounds into a 6-4-3 double play. Lowrie draws a walk. Marisnick strikes out.

Mets 2, Pirates 1

5th Inning

Hayes draws a walk. Riddle doubles to center, with Hayes moving to third. Williams strikes out. Dyson flies out to center. Hayes tags to score, but is thrown out at the plate.

Porcello strikes out. Rosario singles. A wild pitch moves Rosario to second, and he moves to third on a groundout by Nimmo. Conforto is intentionally walked. Alonso flies out to right.

Mets 2, Pirates 1

6th Inning

Frazier singles to left. Bell flies out to right. Polanco strikes out. Reynolds singles, moving Frazier to second. Stallings strikes out.

Ramos grounds out to short. Richard Rodriguez enters in relief. Guillorme doubles to center. J.D. Davis replaces him as a pinch runner at second. Lowrie is intentionally walked. Marisnick grounds out, moving the runners up. Porcello strikes out.

Mets 2, Pirates 1

7th Inning

Robinson Cano enters the game at second base. Hayes flies out to right. Riddle grounds out to second. Kevin Kramer enters as a pinch hitter and pops out to first.

Michael Feliz enters in relief for the Pirates. He strikes out Rosario and Nimmo, then gets Conforto to ground out back to the mound.

Mets 2, Pirates 1

8th Inning

Dyson grounds out. Frazier singles through the left side. Bell flies out to center. Seth Lugo enters in relief for the Mets. Polanco draws a walk. Reynolds singles to right. An error by the right fielder allows Frazier to score the tying run, and puts runners at second and third. Jacob Stallings hits a three run homer to left-center. The ball went 410 feet with a 110.6 MPH exit velocity. Jeurys Familia enters the game and strikes out Hayes.

Feliz returns and gets Alonso to pop out to first. He gets Ramos to ground out to short, and Cano to ground out to first.

Pirates 5, Mets 2

9th Inning

Riddle grounds out to short. Christian Walker enters as a pinch hitter and strikes out. Dyson grounds out.

Nick Burdi enters the game. Jed Lowrie doubles to left-center. Marisnick strikes out. Dominic Smith enters as a pinch hitter and strikes out. Keone Kela comes on for another vulture save and gets Rosario to pop out to end the game.






Probable Starters

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: Andrew Triggs (3-2, 2.32) vs Chris Stratton (3-2, 2.65)

Saturday, 4:05 PM EST: Kevin Gausman (4-4, 3.48) vs Trevor Williams (1-3, 4.43)