OOTP: Pirates Try to Snap Three Game Losing Streak

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 three in a row, and will turn to Trevor Williams to get back on track.


1st Inning

Trevor Williams retired the Giants in order in the first, with two strikeouts and a groundout.

Dyson flew out to center. Newman walked. Polanco flew out to right. Bell popped out to short.

Pirates 0, Giants 0

2nd Inning

Puig struck out. Longoria singled on a line drive past the shortstop. Crawford singled on a line drive to left. Posey grounded into a 2-4 fielder’s choice. Solano grounded out to third.

Frazier popped out to second. Stallings flew out to center. Hayes doubled to left-center. Heredia struck out.

Pirates 0, Giants 0

3rd Inning

Gausman struck out. Hamilton reached on a bunt single, then moved to second on a balk. Austin Slater grounded out to short, with Hamilton moving to third. Belt grounded out in front of the plate.

Trevor Williams led off with a line drive single over the first baseman’s head. Dyson popped out to second. Newman reached on an error by the second baseman. Gregory Polanco ht a three run homer to right-center, with the ball traveling 403 feet along with a 103.1 MPH exit velocity. Frazier tripled on a line drive to left-center. Stallings grounded out back to the mound.

Pirates 3, Giants 0

4th Inning

Puig flew out to left. Longoria struck out. Crawford lined out to short.

Hayes struck out. Heredia popped out to third. Williams flew out to right.

Pirates 3, Giants 0

5th Inning

Williams retired the side in order with three groundouts.

Dyson doubled on a line drive past the third baseman. Newman singled to left-center, scoring Dyson. Newman stole second with Polanco at the plate. Polanco grounds out to second, moving Newman to third. Bell singled past the first baseman, scoring Newman. Trevor Oaks comes in to pitch. Frazier doubles on a line drive to right-center, scoring Bell. Stallings flew out to center. Hayes grounded out to short.

Pirates 6, Giants 0

6th Inning

Hamilton grounded out to third. Slater struck out. Brandon Belt doubled to right-center. Wilmer Flores replaced him as a pinch runner. Puig grounded out to short.

Flores stays in the game at first base. Heredia doubles to right-center. Williams tried to bunt him over, but Heredia was tagged out at third. A passed ball allows Williams to move to second. Dyson grounds out to short. A wild pitch moves Williams to third. Newman flies out to center.

Pirates 6, Giants 0

7th Inning

Longoria flies out to left. Crawford singles through the right side of the infield. Posey lines out to short. Solano pops out to short.

Polanco, Bell, and Frazier all ground out in order.

Pirates 6, Giants 0

8th Inning

Williams stays on for the eighth inning and retires the side in order, picking up a strikeout.

Trevor Cahill enters to pitch for the Giants. Stallings strikes out. Hayes singles past the shortstop. Heredia and Williams both strike out.

Pirates 6, Giants 0

9th Inning

Nick Burdi replaces Williams. Flores strikes out. Puig reaches on an error by Newman. Longoria grounds into a 5-4-3 double play. Burdi had a minor injury to his hamstring on the play, but isn’t expected to miss any time.






Probable Starters

Sunday, 1:35 PM EST: Tyler Anderson (Season Debut) vs Chris Stratton (3-2, 2.65)

Monday, 1:35 PM EST: Drew Smyly (2-2, 3.10) vs Joe Musgrove (1-5, 3.45)

Tuesday, 6:40 PM EST: Mitch Keller (3-4, 5.27) vs Luis Castillo (5-3, 4.55)

Wednesday, 6:40 PM EST: Chris Archer (5-3, 3.17) vs Sonny Gray (6-2, 4.61)

Thursday, 12:35 PM EST: Trevor Williams (2-3, 3.76) vs Trevor Bauer (4-4, 3.67)