The Sim Giants dominated from the start in an easy win over the Sim Rockies to sweep the four game series. Big offensive contributions from Brandon Crawford and Wilmer Flores led the way with four hits each as the Sim Giants collected 15 hits and three homers on the day. Kevin Gausman earned his second win of the simulated season. The loss brings the Sim Rockies home record to 4-17 where they have now lost 14 in a row.
Another disappointing outing for Márquez
Germán Márquez was hit hard and hit often, giving up five runs in the first inning alone. He was chased out of the game in the third after Pablo Sandoval went deep with a two run homer giving the Sim Giants a 7-3 lead. This is the second time in his last two starts getting pulled in the third inning, and Bud Black must see some significant issues that need work as Márquez was optioned to Triple A following the game. His final pitching line was 2 ⅓ IP, 7 ER, 6 H, 1 BB, 5 K.
Sim Rockies fight early but fade away
Over the last few series the Sim Rockies have dug out of some pretty deep holes (a seven run deficit vs. the Sim Tigers and nearly completing a comeback vs. the Sim Reds after being down 11-0). Today was no exception and after being down 5-0 in the bottom of the first they immediately answered back scoring one run in the first on a Trevor Story solo shot and two more in the second on a Márquez RBI double followed by a David Dahl single. They unfortunately couldn’t keep pace with the Sim Giants over the course of the game.
Shaking up the roster
Something is clearly not right with this Sim Rockies team and following the game several roster moves were made including a demotion for Márquez. Other notable moves include Ryan Castellani being recalled from Triple A and Raimel Tapia being designated for assignment. Here’s a full list of today’s transactions:
- Joe Harvey has been selected from Triple A
- Josh Fuentes has been recalled from Triple A
- Ryan Castellani has been recalled from Triple A
- Germán Márquez has been optioned to Triple A
- Jairo Díaz has been optioned to Triple A
- Raimel Tapia has been designated for assignment
The Rockies will turn to Antonio Senzatela tomorrow evening when the Sim Rockies take on the Sim Marlins in Miami. First pitch is at 5:15 PM MT.