OOTP: Pirates Try to Take Series Against Cardinals With Keller on the Mound

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 will look to take the three game series against the Cardinals, with Mitch Keller on the mound.


1st Inning

Dyson draws a walk. Reynolds grounds into a 5-4-3 double play. Polanco strikes out.

Wong walks. Bader strikes out. Goldschmidt grounds into a 4-6-3 double play.

Pirates 0, Cardinals 0

2nd Inning

Bell strikes out. Frazier doubles on a grounder down the third base line. Hayes grounds out to first, advancing Frazier to third. Stallings strikes out.

Miller strikes out. DeJong strikes out. Carpenter singles on a grounder to right field. Pillar strikes out.

Pirates 0, Cardinals 0

3rd Inning

Riddle flies out to left. Keller strikes out. Dyson grounds out to short.

Molina strikes out. Martinez flies out to left. Wong flies out to right.

Pirates 0, Cardinals 0

4th Inning

Reynolds strikes out. Polanco singles on a line drive past the shortstop. Bell flies out to center. Frazier grounds into a fielder’s choice at second.

Bader is hit by a pitch. Keller strikes out the next three batters.

Pirates 0, Cardinals 0

5th Inning

Hayes strikes out. Stallings grounds out to third. Riddle triples to right-center. Keller flies out to left.

Carpenter grounds out on a bunt attempt. Pillar grounds out to third. Molina flies out to left.

Pirates 0, Cardinals 0

6th Inning

Dyson grounds out to second. Reynolds doubles on a line drive to center. Polanco grounds out back to the mound, with Reynolds moving to third. Bell grounds out to first.

Tyer O’Neil enters as a pinch hitter and strikes out. Keller strikes out Wong on three pitches, and strikes out Bader on five pitches.

Pirates 0, Cardinals 0

7th Inning

Rob Kaminski enters to pitch for the Cardinals. Frazier flies out to left. Hayes grounds out to third. Stallings strikes out.

Goldschmidt leads off with a solo homer to left. Miler flies out to right. DeJong strikes out. Carpenter strikes out.

Cardinals 1, Pirates 0

8th Inning

Riddle flies out to center. Kevin Kramer enters as a pinch hitter for Keller and grounds out to second. Dyson doubles on a line drive to right. Reynolds strikes out.

Michael Feliz enters to pitch for the Pirates. Kevin Pillar doubles on a fly ball to right-center. Molina grounds out to third. Dexter Fowler enters as a pinch hitter and strikes out. Wong is intentionally walked. Bader flies out to center.

Cardinals 1, Pirates 0

9th Inning

Kodi Whitley enters to close it out for the Cardinals. Polanco strikes out. Bell flies out to center. Frazier flies out to center.






Probable Starters

Monday: OFF

Tuesday, 7:05 PM EST: Trevor Bauer (4-5, 3.74) vs Chris Archer (6-3, 2.83)

Wednesday, 7:05 PM EST: Anthony DeSclafani (2-5, 7.45) vs Trevor Williams (3-3, 3.59)

Thursday, 7:05 PM EST: Miles Mikolas (2-0, 4.33) vs Chris Stratton (3-3, 3.52)

Friday, 7:05 PM EST: Jack Flaherty (3-4, 3.14) vs Joe Musgrove (1-6, 3.44)

Saturday, 4:05 PM EST: Carlos Martinez (4-3, 4.01) vs Mitch Keller (3-5, 4.72)