The following is part of our simulation of the 2020 Pittsburgh Pirates season, using Out of the Park Baseball (OOTP). We simulate the season each day, as it was originally scheduled, and with no input from any of us, all to give you a Pirates team to follow this year. You can follow the simulation by inning and make it seem like a game, or you can skip to the end and find out what happens.

The Pirates take on the Reds in game one of a three game series.

Lineups

1st Inning

Dyson flew out to left. Reynolds walked. Polanco was hit by a pitch. Bell flew out to right. Frazier grounded out to third.

Senzel grounded out to third on a bunt attempt. Votto was hit by a pitch. Moustakas singled into right field. Votto was thrown out by Polanco trying for third. Suarez strikes out.

Pirates 0, Reds 0

2nd Inning

Newman grounds out to short. Hayes flies out to center. Maile is hit by a pitch. Keller strikes out.

Dietrich strikes out. VanMeter grounds out to short. Galvis flies out to left.

Pirates 0, Reds 0

3rd Inning

Dyson strikes out. Reynolds flies out to center. Polanco strikes out.

Barnhart flies out to center. Castillo grounds out to first. Senzel strikes out.

Pirates 0, Reds 0

4th Inning

Bell walks on four pitches. Frazier grounds into a 4-6-3 double play. Newman grounds out to short.

Votto strikes out. Moustakas singles on a line drive to right-center. He moves to second on a wild pitch. Suarez strikes out. Dietrich hits a two-run homer to right. VanMeter singles up the middle. Galvis singles through the left side of the infield. Barnhart walks, loading the bases. Castillo strikes out.

Reds 2, Pirates 0

5th Inning

Hayes strikes out. Maile walks. Keller bunts him over to second. Dyson grounds out back to the mound.

Senzel strikes out. Votto pops out to short. Moustakas singles up the middle. Suarez strikes out.

Reds 2, Pirates 0

6th Inning

Reynolds flies out to center. Polanco singles to center. Bell grounds into a 4-6 fielder’s choice. Frazier singles up the middle, with Bell stopping at second. Newman hits a three run homer to left on the first pitch he sees, giving the Pirates the lead. Hayes strikes out.

Kyle Crick enters the game, replacing Keller. Dietrich grounds out to third. VanMeter doubles down the first base line. Galvis flies out to center. Barnhart is intentionally walked. Nick Castellanos enters as a pinch hitter and flies out to left.

Pirates 3, Reds 2

7th Inning

Joel Kuhnel enters for the Reds. Maile doubles to center. Christian Walker enters as a pinch hitter and strikes out. Dyson fliesout to center. Maile moves to third on a wild pitch. Reynolds walks. Polanco flies out to center.

Dovydas Neverauskas enters the game for the Pirates. Senzel strikes out. Votto singles to right. Moustakas flies out to right. Suarez grounds out to second.

Pirates 3, Reds 2

8th Inning

Bell grounds out to second. Frazier is hit by a pitch. Newman singles past a diving third baseman, with Frazier stopping at second. Hayes singles through the right side of the infield. Frazier is thrown out at the plate. Maile flies out to center.

Dietrich flies out to right. VanMeter walks. Nick Burdi enters the game as part of a double switch, with Jacob Stallings coming in to replace Maile. Galvis grounds into a 1-6 fielder’s choice. Barnhart flies out to center.

Pirates 3, Reds 2

9th Inning

Michael Lorenzen enters the game for the Reds. Stallings flies out to center. Dyson reaches on an infield single to third. Reynolds strikes out. Dyson steals second with Polanco at the plate. Left-hander Amir Garrett comes on in relief. Polanco draws a walk. Bell walks on four pitches. Frazier grounds out to second.

Jesse Winker enters as a pinch hitter and singles to right. Senzel pops out to second. Votto singles to right, with Winker moving to third. Moustakas flies out to right, with Winker tagging and scoring from third. Suarez strikes out.

Pirates 3, Reds 3

10th Inning

Raisel Iglesias enters for the Reds. Newman singles up the middle. Hayes strikes out. Kevin Kramer enters as a pinch hitter and singles through the left side. The runners move into scoring position as VanMeter bobbles the ball in left field. Pedro Strop enters the game for the Reds. He strikes out Stallings. Dyson flies out to left.

Edgar Santana enters to pitch for the Pirates. Dietrich strikes out. VanMeter pops out in the infield. Galvis doubles down the first base line. Barnhart grounds out to third.

Pirates 3, Reds 3

11th Inning

Reynolds flies out to left. Polanco grounds out to second. Bell draws a walk. Frazier singles to right, with Bell moving to third. Nate Jones comes in to pitch. Newman grounds into a fielder’s choice, with Frazier out at second.

Keone Kela comes in to pitch for the Pirates. He retires the side in order, with two strikeouts.

Pirates 3, Reds 3

12th Inning

Hayes draws a walk. Guillermo Heredia enters as a pinch hitter and singles to right, with Hayes moving to third. Stallings flies out to left. Hayes tags from third and scores the go-ahead run. Dyson draws a walk. Reynolds grounds out to first. Polanco grounds out to short.

Brandon Waddell comes on for the save. Moustakas grounds out to second. Suarez grounds out to short. Dietrich grounds out back to the mound.

GAME RESULTS

BOX SCORE

GAME NOTES

UPDATED STANDINGS

WHAT’S NEXT

Probable Starters

Wednesday, 6:40 PM EST: Chris Archer (5-3, 3.17) vs Sonny Gray (6-2, 4.61)

Thursday, 12:35 PM EST: Trevor Williams (2-3, 3.76) vs Trevor Bauer (4-4, 3.67)

Friday, 8:15 PM EST: Chris Stratton (3-3, 3.02) vs Miles Mikolas (2-0, 4.66)

Saturday, 2:15 PM EST: Joe Musgrove (1-6, 3.21) vs Jack Flaherty (3-4, 3.18)

Sunday, 2:15 PM EST: Mitch Keller (3-4, 5.13) vs Carlos Martinez (4-3, 4.45)

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