The Sim Rockies head back to Colorado for the home opener of the 2020 simulated season fresh off notching their first series win of the season in LA. All eyes will be on Jeff Hoffman who will be making his first start of the season with Kyle Freeland currently on the 15-day IL after breaking his cheek during his last start. Hoffman will look to make the most of the opportunity as he brings a career ERA of 6.11 and is far from a lock to stay on the roster throughout the season. Joey Lucchesi will be toeing the rubber for the Padres. His only other start this season was against the Rockies in Petco Park where he went 6 ⅓ innings and held the Rockies scoreless with 7 strikeouts. It will be tough to repeat that performance against these Rockies in Coors tonight. Follow along on YouTube for the Sim Rockies Home Opener!
Start time: 7:00 pm MT
Location: Coors Field, Denver, CO
Padres-— bkouchnerkavich (@bkouchnerkavich) April 3, 2020
1.Juan Lagares (R) CF
2.Eric Hosmer (L) 1B
3.Tommy Pham (R) LF
4.Fernando Tatís Jr. (R) SS
5.Manny Machado (R) 3B
6.Wil Myers (R) RF
7.Brian Dozier (R) 2B
8.Francisco Mejía (S) C
9.Joey Lucchesi (L) SP
Hope you're all enjoying the Stay at Home Opener!— bkouchnerkavich (@bkouchnerkavich) April 3, 2020
Here's a look at the lineup for Purple Row's simulated 2020 home opener broadcast LIVE tonight at 7 PM MT/9 PM MT! pic.twitter.com/rC3UmI2pHM
Note: We will not be posting a recap immediately following today’s game. Instead it will be posted Saturday at 7:00 p.m., at which point we will take down this game thread. This will allow for fans to watch and enjoy tonight’s game with minimal spoilers. If you have any feedback or ideas for our simulated season, let us know! In this brave new world of simulated baseball, we’re all learning as we go. Thank you for your continued support!