In case you haven’t been following along, Out of the Park Baseball is simulating the entire MLB season. Through May 14, the Dodgers own a 30-12 record, which is the best record in all of baseball. They’re currently 6.5 games ahead of the Rockies. It sounds like a pretty accurate game to me.
In addition to accurate results, the gameplay seems pretty spot on with what can happen in real life as well. Yesterday, in a simulated game between the Dodgers and Phillies, something very realistic happened. Something I’m sure a lot of Dodgers fans were hoping to see in person this season.
Clayton Kershaw threw a no-hitter, marking the “second” of his career.
We've got a NO-HITTER in today's @ootpbaseball 2020 simulation, and it's from one of the best pitchers in the game: Clayton Kershaw— Baseball Reference (@baseball_ref) May 14, 2020
IRL Clayton Kershaw has one no-hitter, from 2014. He'd be the 29th pitcher with multiple no-nos pic.twitter.com/zYEAnbfym7
According to the simulation, Kershaw threw nine scoreless innings on the road while failing to allow a single hit. He struck out seven and walked two, so it wasn’t quite as dominant as his first no-hitter when he walked none and struck out 15.
Through the simulated season, Kershaw moves to 3-0, though he’s started nine games. He owns a 2.83 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 6.50 SO/BB ratio.
- For those of you who have gotten down on one knee to propose before, maybe you know exactly how Corey Seager was feeling
“I didn’t speak the whole day. She was asking what was wrong with me.”— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) May 14, 2020
What’s more nerve-wracking? Proposing to your significant other or playing in the World Series? See what @coreyseager_5 said on last week’s Live from Sunset Strip with @RossStripling. #TBT pic.twitter.com/4tw0YsewtN
- Justin Turner is going good things for the community. Are you shocked?
A huge debt of gratitude to a fellow Angeleno—@redturn2—for stopping by (via live video call) to give the dedicated men & women that staff our city EOC, DOC, and @LAFD Comm Center, a message of encouragement and positivity. The @Dodgers continue to be our partners in leadership. pic.twitter.com/AzKO2rCF4s— Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) May 14, 2020
- MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred went on CNN last night and spoke about how likely it is we can see baseball return. Here are some takeaways:
- Those who test positive will be quarantined until they test negative twice— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) May 15, 2020
- Those who have been in contact with positive tests will have instant testing as well
- Here are the best right fielders for all 30 MLB teams. Can you guess who the best Dodgers right fielder is?
- Yadier Molina spoke with ESPN, talking about his career in St. Louis and where he views himself overall after a Hall of Fame career. He said he wants to be remembered as “the best catcher to ever play baseball”.
- Rays ace Blake Snell says he refuses to play for reduced MLB salary. “Y’all gotta understand, man, for me to go — for me to take a pay cut is not happening, because the risk is through the roof,” Snell said while answering questions on his Twitch channel. “It’s a shorter season, less pay.
- Bryce Harper reacts to Snell’s comments
- So did Nolan Arenado
- One final thing. Prince Fielder could end up being MLB’s highest paid player in 2020..... seriously.