OOTP: The Simulated Season Continues as the Pirates Take 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.

The OOTPirates take on the Reds tonight in perhaps the only baseball season we’re getting this year.


1st Inning

Jankowski grounds out to second. Votto flies out to left. Suarez flies out to left.

Dyson grounds out to first. Newman walks. Polanco hits a two run homer to right. Bell singles to right-center. Frazier singles on a line drive up the middle. Christian Walker hits a three run homer to left-center. Hayes grounds out to third. Stallings strikes out.

Pirates 5, Reds 0

2nd Inning

Moustakas singles on a line drive to right. A wild pitch moves him to second. VanMeter strikes out. Barnhart grounds out to first, with Moustakas moving to third. Payton pops out to second.

Williams strikes out. Dyson singles on a ground ball through the left side. Newman flies out to deep center field. Dyson tags and advances to second. Polanco strikes out.

Pirates 5, Reds 0

3rd Inning

Galvis leads off the third with a first-pitch, solo home run to left-center. DeSclafani strikes out. Jankowski grounds out in front of the plate. Votto grounds out to second.

Bell strikes out. Frazier flies out to left. Walker draws a walk. Sal Romano takes over on the mound for the Reds. Hayes flies out to center.

Pirates 5, Reds 1

4th Inning

Suarez strikes out. Moustakas singles on a line drive to right. Williams strikes out VanMeter and Barnhart.

Stallings walks. Williams pops out on a bunt attempt. Dyson flies out to left. Stallings is picked off first.

Pirates 5, Reds 1

5th Inning

Williams strikes out Payton and Galvis, then gets Romano to ground out to third.

Newman flies out to center. Polanco flies out to center. Bell grounds out to first.

Pirates 5, Reds 1

6th Inning

Jankowski singles to right. Votto singles on a fly ball to left, moving Jankowski to second. Suarez hits a three-run homer to right-center. Moustakas grounds out to short. VanMeter grounds out to first. Barnhart flies out to center.

Frazier strikes out. Walker grounds out back to the mound. Hayes flies out to right.

Pirates 5, Reds 4

7th Inning

Payton singles through the right side of the infield. Dovydas Neverauskas comes on in relief. Galvis grounds out to first. Jesse Winker enters as a pinch hitter and draws a walk. Jankowski flies out to left, with Payton tagging and moving to third. Votto flies out to right.

Nate Jones comes in to pitch for the Reds. Stallings grounds out to short. Bryan Reynolds enters as a pinch hitter and grounds out to third. Dyson strikes out.

Pirates 5, Reds 4

8th Inning

Keone Kela comes in to pitch for the Pirates in the eighth inning. He strikes out Suarez, gets Moustakas to ground out, and gets VanMeter to fly out to center.

Newman grounds out to third. Polanco grounds out to first. Michael Lorenzen comes in to face Josh Bell and gets him to pop out to second.

Pirates 5, Reds 4

9th Inning

Nick Burdi comes in to close out the one run lead. He walks Barnhart to lead off the inning, putting the tying run on base. Payton strikes out. Galvis pops out in front of the plate. Lorenzen, who has a .915 OPS so far this year, remains in and singles to center, moving Barnhart to second. Derek Dietrich enters as a pinch hitter and pops out to short.






Probable Starters

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)

Sunday, 1:35 PM EST: Kwang-hyun Kim (3-4, 2.91) vs Chris Archer (7-3, 2.85)

Monday: OFF