Unfortunately, we don’t have a video today because the game fell under MLB’s frustrating sim blackout restrictions. So basically, no one really knows how the game was played, the art of the trade, how the sausage got made. We just assume that it happened, since no one else was in the room (or field or computer or whatever) where it happened.
But if we had been there, I think it just might have gone a little something like this:
Come out swinging
The Sim Rockies got ahead early thanks to Sim Ryan McMahon’s two-run single in the top of the first inning.
Go down swinging
Unfortunately, the Sim Rockies got half of their hits and all of their runs in the first inning. After that, it was all strikeouts and disappointment.
A quality loss
OK, maybe it wasn’t all disappointment. Jon Gray actually threw a good game: He gave up two runs and left after the sixth with the game tied. While he only had two strikeouts to go with his three walks and a wild pitch, it was a quality start nonetheless.
Unfortunately, while the Sim Rockies’ pitching staff only gave up six hits to the Sim Phillies, one was an RBI double in the seventh, and another was a solo home run in the eighth. If you’re doing the math, that’s two more runs than the Sim Rockies scored. And so the Sim Phillies emerged victorious, while alas, the Sim Rockies were vanquished.
None. MLB really needs to make some changes to those pesky sim blackout restrictions.
The Sim Rockies finally have a game on a Monday! After today’s sim game, they sim fly to Sim Detroit to take on the Sim Tigers. Tomorrow’s game pits Sim Germán Márquez (2-3, 7.09) against Sim Iván Nova (2-3, 3.78). Tune in to see if Sim Germán Márquez (2-3, 7.09) finally starts throwing more like Real Germán Márquez and less like a bad approximation of Germán Márquez.