Oddly, this year’s simCubs are doing somewhat the reverse of what last year’s real Cubs did. The simCubs are much better away from Wrigley Field: 16-4. At home they’re just 13-9. Hopefully that trend begins to reverse today.
There weren’t any real highlights from Monday’s game, which the simCubs lost to the simBrewers, 5-0. The Cubs had just six hits. Nico Hoerner went 2-for-4.
We have made a couple of roster moves. Max Fried has been sent to Iowa and Jesus Luzardo has been recalled. Also, Steven Souza Jr. has been sent down and Ian Miller called up. Miller will be in the lineup today.
The simCubs lost Monday primarily due to a pinch grand slam by Lorenzo Cain in the seventh inning.
Here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs‘ 2020 schedule via MLB The Show 20. This will continue until the actual schedule begins, or we get some clarity on what’s actually going to happen with baseball this year.
Here is the complete BCB Mediacenter where all our BCB simulated games will be located. You can watch previous games which are all archived there, but please note: We won’t have the actual link to the live broadcast of today’s specific game until it starts. At that time, Duane will drop the direct link into the comments to this post around 3 p.m CT. Until then you can use the link in this paragraph as a guide to where to find the game. All of our simulated games will begin at 3 p.m. CT.
Here are today’s particulars.
This is Game 43 of the 2020 season, Cubs vs. Brewers at Wrigley Field, the second of a three-game series. The Cubs enter today with a 29-13 record. The Brewers are 24-18.
Jose Quintana will start for the Cubs. Adrian Houser will start for the Brewers.
Rizzo 1B, Bryant 3B, Baez SS, Schwarber LF, Contreras C, Happ RF, Kipnis 2B, Miller CF, Quintana P
Cain CF, Sogard 3B, Yelich LF, Hiura 2B, Garcia RF, Gyorko SS, Smoak 1B, Pina C, Houser P
There won’t be any traditional-style “recaps” of these games. Duane will post some clips and boxscores in his Cub Tracks and Baseball history unpacked posts the morning after each game, so we can track this simulated season as it unfolds. We’ll post the standings as each day goes by.
A note on the headline here, because I know you’re going to ask: This is a real thread. The game is what is simulated.
Looking to join in on the fun? If so, you can get your own copy of MLB The Show. Here’s where you can order the game.
Enjoy, and discuss amongst yourselves.