White Sox cool off, Twins have solid lead in 1991 replay league
Last week, the Chicago White Sox made a big push to challenge the Minnesota Twins in The Globe 1991 fantasy replay league. But after winning 12 of 13 over a two-week span to pull within five and a half games of the AL West lead, the Sox have returned to normal.
Minnesota now leads the division by six games, with a 75-39 record. Texas pulled into second place at 67-43, and the White Sox are another game back at 68-45.
With no real major league baseball to follow, we are using OOTP-20, a comprehensive baseball simulation strategy game, to replay 1991. It was a year that, in real life, saw the Minnesotans win the West by eight games and go on to beat the Atlanta Braves in the World Series.
We wanted to see if the Twins could do it again.
Boston leads the AL East at 68-45, followed by Milwaukee (58-55) and Detroit (58-56). St. Louis (73-38) has overtaken Pittsburgh (70-41) in the NL East, and the Dodgers (69-43) lead the NL West followed by San Diego (62-51) and Cincinnati (57-54).
The Twins continue to hit, with five players over the .300 mark. Kirby Puckett is hitting .327, Kent Hrbek .317, Brian Harper .312, Chuck Knoblauch .311 and Chili Davis .301. Davis has hit 28 home runs and leads the league with 88 RBI.
Jack Morris owns a 17-7 win-loss record (2.94 ERA) and is tied for the major league lead in wins with Atlanta’s Tom Glavine. Scott Erickson is 10-3 with a 3.13 ERA for the Twins.
Rick Aguilera continues to enjoy a solid relief season, with 25 saves and a 1.94 ERA. But he’s beginning to show a little wear. He didn’t record a save this past week, and his ERA rose .29 points.