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Twins Simulation First 10 games

Posted by TheTeufelShuffle , in Dynasty League Baseball Simulati 05 April 2020 · 581 views

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Twins Simulation First 10 games

TWINS 2020 SEASON SIMULATION


I'm simulating the 2020 season on the online board game Dynasty League Baseball. Each day I will try to give an update so you can follow along with this imaginary season. I'm a bit behind so I will list the first 10 games of the Twins season here. I will also try to add highlights going on in the league each week along with mid and end of month standings and league leaders. I will also place a link for each game in case you want to check the box score and/or the play by play recap.

Game 1 3-26-20
The Twins are off to a good start with their season opener beating Oakland 4-2. Berrios started the game with a quality start and a 73 game score (I use game score 2.0). Romo came in for an inning getting all three strike outs. Taylor Rogers closed the game for the save. Kepler hit 2 doubles, but Buxton was the Player of the Game going 3-4 with a home run while batting 9th.
Twins 1-0 _ Tied for 1st in Central
https://www.dynastyl...aa&ReportType=1
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Garret Cooper-Miami and Howie Kendrick-Washington started the season out with 2 HRs a piece...not the sluggers you'd expect.

Game 2 3-27-20
The Twins struggle to get a hit off of Oakland's Sean Manea through 4 innings. But in the 5th the bats started to heat up, with the nail in the coffin coming from Kepler with a 3 run HR in the 8th. Odorizzi pitched a gem, the only ding was giving a HR up to Chapman in the 9th inning. Pitched 8.2 innings with an 83 Game score
Twins 2-0 _ 1st by 1/2 a game
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Texas thought they had Seattle beat by scoring 2 in the top of the 10th, but Carlos Gonzalez of Seattle hit a walk off single in the bottom of the 10th. Mookie Betts starting off hot for the Dodgers going 4-5 in his 2nd game wearing an LA uniform. Jon Gray made it 3.1 innings for Colorado before he got injured for 2 weeks. Bumgarner in his Arizona debut and Greinke in Houston also only lasted 4 innings before getting injured. They'll be back before their next start.

Game 3 3-28-20
Twins get their first loss, losing 1-7 in Oakland. Kenta Maeda had a rough start giving up 4 runs in 5.1 innings, game score of 54. The Twins didn't capitalize when they needed to going 0-8 with RISP.
Twins 2-1 _ 2nd by a half a game
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First shut out of the season goes to the Dodgers over the Giants, a combined outing by David Price and Pedro Baez. 8 men on with 15 strike outs. Baltimore surprised the Yankees with the win and hit 6 home runs.

Game 4 3-29-20
The Twins just miss winning the series. Oakland wins game 4, 6-5. Homer Bailey got beat up giving up all 6 runs, 46 game score. The Twins rally'd around Sano throughout the game. He had an rbi double early in the game and made it a 1 run game after his 2 man HR in the 8th. Hoping to tie or win the game in the 9th, Liam Hendricks came in for Oakland and struck out Cave, Kepler, and Arraez to save the game. Donaldson is having a rough start in Minneapolis hitting .067 for the series.
Twins 2-2 _ 3rd place, 1.5 back of Cleveland
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Texas beats Seattle by a football score 20-10 led by Joey Gallo's 3 HRs and 6 RBI. San Diego got their first win of the season over Colorado with a 10th inning walk off single by Francisco Mejia. The White Sox were down 3-1 in the bottom of the 9th when Abreu hit a 3 run walk off HR giving Giolito a CG win. Houston also went off scoring 17 runs...the Angels said they heard some garbage can banging. Philly and Miami both went through 8 pitchers each in their 13 inning game, while Detroit and Cleveland went through 9 pitchers total in their 16 inning game. Despite the Yankees win, they had bad news losing Gio Urshela for 14 days and Gary Sanchez for 20. Phillies lose Seranthony Dominguez for the season.

Game 5 3-30-20
The Twins are hoping to reverse their fortune traveling to Seattle...and boy did they ever winning 20-2 with 16 Hits and 11 Walks. Chacin only made it 2/3 of an inning before getting injured and will probably miss his next start. Dobnak came in for the majority of the game and pitched really well. Mitch Garver is on fire early this season. He went 5-6 with 3 HRs and 5 RBI.
Twins 3-2 _ 2nd place, 1.5 behind Cleveland
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Lorenzo Cain had a walk off HR for Milwaukee over STL, his first HR of the season. Cleveland is the only undefeated team at this point at 4-0. The Giants and Angels are yet to win a game at 0-4.

Game 6 3-31-20
Minnesota takes game 2 in Seattle 3-1. Berrios was the player of the game giving up only 5 hits with 8 Strikeouts in 7.2 innings, 77 Game score. Rogers came in for his first save since opening day.
Twins 4-2 _ 2nd place, 1 behind Cleveland
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Mike Soroka pitched a CG shutout, 93 GS for Atlanta over SD. But Patrick Corbin of Washington did even better with his CG shutout over Miami, with a whopping 99 Game Score, and 15 Ks. Lance Lynn of Texas didn't have a shutout but struck out 16 Angels batters. Baltimore is above .500.

Game 7 4-1-20
Minnesota sweeps Seattle with a 5-4 win in game 3 of the series. Odorizzi had a pedestrian day with a 60 game score. Romo came in for the win late and has now pitched 6.1 innings on the season with no runs given up. This game was tied up 4-4 in the top of the 9th when Kepler hit a 2-out 410 ft bomb to right field which turned into the game winner.
Twins 5-2 _ 2nd place, 1.5 behind Cleveland (6-0)
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Despite the Angels just getting their first win, Trout has been raking, batting .429. The Cubs were just about to 10-run-rule the Pirates in the sixth (10-1) when the game was called due to rain.

Game 8 4-2-20
Twins home opener!!!! Oakland is in town for game 1, and then tomorrow we get our first day off of the season. And Holy Smokes, what a way to start at Target Field in 2020. Twins beat Oakland 5-0. Kenta Maeda started and pitched a phenomenal game 98 game score. For some reason Baldelli pulled him for Romo with one out left in the game. Maeda pitched 8.2 innings gave up 1 hit, and 2 walks with 8 Ks, definitely making up for his bad first start of the season. Kepler added his 4th home run of the season on the offensive side.
Twins 6-2 _ 2nd place, 1.5 behind Cleveland (they just won't lose)
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Cleveland beats Detroit 5-4. 4 out of their 7 wins have been by 1 run.

Day off
After winning 4 in a row, time for a breather.
Twins 6-2 _ 2nd Place, 2 behind Cleveland
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Tony Wolters of Colorado had a walk off single over San Diego, with Daniel Murphy just sliding in safe over a great throw from Wil Myers in LF. After all the 1 run wins, Cleveland destroys Detroit 14-0 with Plesac pitching a 90 Game score complete game.

Game 9, 4-4-20
Well the day off hurt the momentum as the Twins fall at home to Oakland 1-3. Homer Bailey gets his 2nd loss of the season, but it was a tough one as he had a quality start 67 Game Score. Kepler hit the lone RBI on a SF and Arraez, Donaldson and Rosario were the only players to get a hit.
Twins 6-3 _ 2nd Place, 3 behind Cleveland
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After starting 0-5 versus the Astros, the Angels finally beat them 17-6 with 5 hits by Fletcher and 4 each for Rendon and Trout. Former spring training Twin Anibal Sanchez only lasted 1.1 innings giving up 8 runs for the Stros. Nico Hoerner, an 8th inning defensive replacement for the Cubs had a walk off homer in the 10th beating the Dbacks.

Game 10, 4-5-20
The Twins continue to struggle against the A's, losing the home series with a 2-6 loss. Berrios had 15 Ks, but also let 13 men on base and gave up 5 Earned Runs, 66 Game Score. It was a deceiving start as he almost rolled through the 9th with a quality start. Polanco is batting .297 and hit his first HR of the season.
Twins 6-4 _ 2nd place, 4 behind Cleveland
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The Indian's Adam Plutko 2 hits the Tigers in a CG shutout, 100 game score, bringing the Indians to 10-0 on the season. 5 of their 7 qualified batters are hitting above .300 on the season, all are batting above .283. 4 out of their 5 starting pitchers have a WHIP under 1.0 after their first 2 starts on the season. Raimel Tapia of Colorado (7-3) had a 25% chance his deep drive would be a walk off 3 run HR in the 11th, and he hit the jackpot beating SD. Charlie Morton of TB (8-1) also threw a 2 hit CG over Texas, 94 Game Score. Garrit Cole of the Yankees (5-4) bested all pitchers today with his 2 hitter and 19 Ks, 105 Game Score beating Toronto.

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Doctor Gast
Apr 06 2020 07:42 AM

Very interesting! Of all the simulated games this seems most realistic & less player, team bias. Cleveland has a very easy beginning of the season series so it`s no doubt they are undefeated. We are doing well, we only need to be patient & we`ll come out on top. It`d be interesting to see the standings & stats. Donaldson is starting slow but he`ll eventually catch on fire

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TheTeufelShuffle
Apr 06 2020 08:27 AM

Doctor Gast, 

It definitely has it's limitations as a simulation for the 2020 season as the games player cards are based off what they did in real life and usually runs a season behind.  The game designers did 2020 to appease us through this delayed or non-season which is awesome.  But their won't be a Balazovic, Kirilof, Lewis, Larnach or Rooker sighting in this simulation, for example.

 

I was 11 days behind in the season, so I had a lot of recapping to do.  I was going to do mid month and end of month updates with standings and some stats...but since I'm planning on updating every real day the Twins were supposed to have a game, I can add a link to see the Twins player stats to the daily blog.  Good suggestion.

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Doctor Gast
Apr 06 2020 09:13 AM

Since there is no season, I`m not interested in fantasy league though I`m interested in playing a simulated season w/ Dynasty also. Can you tell me how I can get started & give me some pointers?

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TheTeufelShuffle
Apr 06 2020 10:12 AM

Go to www.dynastyleaguebaseball.com  I am pretty sure they always have a 2 day free subscription to try it out before you have to sign up and pay $ (it's kind of expensive but it ends up being worth it if you spend tons of hours on the site like I do).  

 

Once you are signed in, if you want to play a replay league you hit the League tab at the top of the screen.  Then their is a Season Replay League button.  Click that, pick what year and team you want to play and a couple other settings.  They have 1993-current, then random years before that.  The rulebook for the game is on the site under the Home Plate tab.  Definitely read up on that so you understand the game if you've never played.  Even if you've played in the past, they tweak the rules each  year to fit today's game.

 

It's super fun,  I'm in a draft league with 23 other guys across the U.S., I do a solo historical league by myself and then I'm doing this 2020 season to see how it plays out.

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Doctor Gast
Apr 06 2020 12:39 PM

Thank you for your time. I`ll try it out tomorrow. Do they have a Graterol rookie replacement ? Can you do trades in the solo 2020 season?

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TheTeufelShuffle
Apr 06 2020 05:48 PM

They added 30 of the top rookies for 2020 based off their projected stats.  Not sure who got added.  

Since you will be commissioner of the solo replay league you can go in and change rosters around of any team, so you can manually do trades on the back end, but there aren't trade offers and such when you solo like there would be in a video game simulation.

If you play a historic season, they do all trades, signings, etc on the actual day they happened in real life.  The AI does the transactions automatically.

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