OOTP: Chris Stratton Takes Hot Streak Into Today’s Start Against Giants

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.

Chris Stratton will take his recent hot streak into today’s game against the Giants, going up against Tyler Anderson, who is making his season debut.


1st Inning

Hamilton walked. Yastrzemski grounded into a 3-6 fielder’s choice. Flores lined out to first. Puig doubled on a line drive to center, scoring a run. Longoria flew out to left.

Dyson struck out. Frazier grounded out to second. Bell flew out to center.

Giants 1, Pirates 0

2nd Inning

Crawford singled on a hard grounder past the shortstop. Posey doubled to left-center, scoring a run. Solano grounded out to third. Anderson lined out to third. Hamilton singled on a line drive to left-center, bringing in another run. Stratton got a strikeout to end the inning.

Polanco singled on a line drive past the second baseman. Reynolds grounded into a 4-6-3 double play. Hayes struck out.

Giants 3, Pirates 0

3rd Inning

Stratton retired the Giants in order, getting a strikeout against Longoria in the process.

Riddle reached on an error by the first baseman. Maile reached on an error by the third baseman. Stratton sacrificed the runners into scoring position with a bunt. Dyson flew out to left, with Riddle tagging up and scoring. Maile moved to third on the throw. Frazier struck out.

Giants 3, Pirates 1

4th Inning

Stratton retired the Giants in order, getting a strikeout against Posey.

Josh Bell led off the bottom of the fourth by taking a 3-2 pitch 400 feet to left for a solo homer. Polanco grounded out to the pitcher. Reynolds singled on a line drive to right. Hayes grounded into a 1-6 fielder’s choice. Riddle flew out to right.

Giants 3, Pirates 2

5th Inning

Stratton retired the Giants in order, striking out two.

Maile singled on a grounder past the shortstop. Stratton bunted him over to second. Dyson flew out to center. Frazier grounded out to third.

Giants 3, Pirates 2

6th Inning

Flores led off with a single. Puig struck out. Longoria walked. Crawford singled on a hard grounder, scoring a run. Posey flew out to center. Blake Weiman came on in relief. Solano flew out to right.

Bell flew out to right. Polanco doubled to right-center. Reynolds grounded out to first. Hayes struck out.

Giants 4, Pirates 2

7th Inning

Anderson doubled on a line drive to right. Hamilton grounded out to third. Yastrzemski struck out. Flores was intentionally walked. Puig grounded into a 6-4 fielder’s choice.

Riddle singled on a line drive to right. Maile grounded into a 5-4-3 double play. Heredia entered as a pinch hitter and struck out.

Giants 4, Pirates 2

8th Inning

Keone Kela enters the game for the Pirates. He strikes out the side, setting down Longoria, Crawford, and Posey.

Tyler Anderson remains in the game for the eighth inning, and sets Dyson, Frazier, and Bell down on three pitches, with a groundout and two fly outs.

Giants 4, Pirates 2

9th Inning

Solano strikes out. Sandoval flies out to center. Michael Feliz enters the game and flies out to left.

Logan Webb enters for the Giants. Polanco draws a walk. Reynolds draws a walk, putting the tying run on base. Hayes strikes out. Riddle flies out to left. Maile strikes out.






Probable Starters

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)

Friday, 8:15 PM EST: Chris Stratton (3-3, 3.02) vs Miles Mikolas (2-0, 4.66)