OOTP: Chris Archer Takes on the Reds

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 Archer takes the mound today against the Reds, hoping to make it two in a row for the Pirates.

In transaction news, the OOTPirates have claimed catcher Josh Phegley off waivers from the Cubs. The team will make a corresponding move tomorrow.


1st Inning

Dyson flew out to center. Reynolds singled to right. Polanco walked. Bell walked to load the bases. Frazier flew out to left, with Reynolds tagging and scoring on the play. Newman grounded out to second.

Archer retired the Reds in order with a ground out and two fly outs.

Pirates 1, Reds 0

2nd Inning

Hayes flew out to right. Stallings struck out. Archer struck out.

Suarez struck out. Dietrich walked. Barnhart walked. Galvis grounded into a 4-6-3 double play.

Pirates 1, Reds 0

3rd Inning

Dyson grounded out to second. Reynolds flew out to center. Polanco hit a solo homer to right field. Bell grounded out to second.

Colon grounded out to third. Gray singled up the middle for the first Reds hit of the game. Senzel and Votto both struck out.

Pirates 2, Reds 0

4th Inning

Frazier grounded out to second. Newman tripled on a fly ball to right field. Hayes singled to right, scoring Newman. Hayes stole second with Stallings at the plate. Stallings and Archer both struck out.

Castellanos grounded out to third. Suarez walked. Dietrich popped out to short. Barnhart flew out to left.

Pirates 3, Reds 0

5th Inning

Dyson walked. Reynolds bunted him over to second. Polanco flew out to center. Bell popped out to first.

Galvis flew out to left. Colon reached on an error on a dropped throw by Bell. Gray sacrificed him to second with a bunt. Senzel grounded out to second.

Pirates 3, Reds 0

6th Inning

Frazier lined out to the pitcher. Newman grounded out back to the mound. Hayes hit a solo homer to left field. Stallings doubled down the right field line. Archer grounded out to second.

Votto walked. Castellanos grounded into a 6-4-3 double play. Suarez struck out.

Pirates 4, Reds 0

7th Inning

Joel Kuhnel comes on to pitch for the Reds. Dyson singles to right. Reynolds flies out to right. Polanco flies out to left. Bell flies out to center.

Dietrich strikes out. Barnhart grounds out to second. Galvis flies out to right.

Pirates 4, Reds 0

8th Inning

Frazier flies out to center. Newman doubles on a line drive to right. Nate Jones comes in to pitch and strikes out Hayes and Stallings.

Michael Feliz comes in to pitch for the Pirates. Colon grounds out to second. Jesse Winker enters as a pinch hitter and grounds out to second. Senzel strikes out.

Pirates 4, Reds 0

9th Inning

Cory Reed takes the mound for the Reds. Guillermo Heredia enters as a pinch hitter and grounds out back to the mound. Dyson grounds out to second. Reynolds hits a solo homer to right. Polanco strikes out.

Brandon Waddell comes in to close out the game. Votto walks. Castellanos grounds out to third. Suarez grounds out to third. Dietrich grounds out to third.






Probable Starters

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)

Saturday, 2:15 PM EST: Joe Musgrove (1-6, 3.21) vs Jack Flaherty (3-4, 3.18)

Sunday, 2:15 PM EST: Mitch Keller (3-4, 5.13) vs Carlos Martinez (4-3, 4.45)

Monday: OFF