Tagged: Alfredo Simon

I knew he could do it! Thanks Walt! – #Reds end Winter Meeting slump

Well, the no transaction slump during Winter Meetings is finally over and all I can say is, Way to go Walt!! I knew you could do it! I know a lot of Reds fans are upset right now but these moves were needed for the big picture and I like them. RHP Alfredo Simon and RHP Mat Latos did great for the Reds but the Reds front office had to do something and I am glad they did it during the Winter Meetings, instead of waiting longer like they usually do. I will not go into detail about who the Reds got in the trades because to tell you the honest truth, I don’t know much about them just yet.
I just wanted to write my support for Walt Jocketty and his front office and thank them for finally making some noise during Winter Meetings. Great work Reds, keep it up!

I just have to add this quote. It really made me happy to be a Reds fan and I have a little more respect for Walt Jocketty now because of it. “I remember as a kid this was always a fun time as a fan to watch the activities of the Winter Meetings to see what was going on. I’m sure this is stirring up a lot of interest in baseball, which is great for our industry.” Reds’ Meetings moves open door for future additions

Alfredo Simon deserves to go to the All-Star game

Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon was the first National League pitcher to reach 10 wins this season and I think he deserves to go to the All-Star game. He has pitched great this season and who ever thought of having him as a starter at the beginning of the season deserves a raise!

#Reds win 11-4 (Photos and Highlights)

Reds cruise after early strike
A seven-run third inning sent the Reds on the way to a rout of the Pirates and made things easy on Alfredo Simon, who became the NL’s first 10-game winner on a night that saw a historic hit from Gregory Polanco, a rain delay and a mound appearance by Travis Snider.

Polanco takes place in Bucs history in loss to Reds
Gregory Polanco became the first rookie in Pirates history to hit safely in each of his first eight games in Wednesday’s 11-4 loss to the Reds at rainy PNC Park. Source

Simon NL’s first 10-game winner as Reds rout Bucs
The Reds scored seven runs in the third to back a solid Alfredo Simon en route to an 11-4 win over the Pirates on Wednesday at PNC Park. Source
Reds score seven in the 3rd
6/18/14: The Reds take an early commanding lead over the Pirates with seven runs scored in the 3rd inning

On a side note; I bet Snider will remember striking out Votto for the rest of his life and that should give him something to talk about for many years to come. Cozart walked, Hoover walked at his first career at bat and Hamilton hit while Votto struck out swinging.

Out call overturned
CIN@PIT: Out call on runner overturned in 3rd inning

Alvarez’s great snag
CIN@PIT: Alvarez snags hot shot, fires to nab Frazier

Phillips, Marte horse around
CIN@PIT: Phillips drags Marte’s foot off second

Frazier’s strong throw
CIN@PIT: Frazier makes strong throw to nab McCutchen

Hamilton’s diving catch
CIN@PIT: Hamilton robs Martin with great diving catch

Phillips’ RBI double
CIN@PIT: Phillips rips a double to left, plates Votto

Schumaker’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Schumaker singles to right to score Phillips

Hurdle tossed for arguing
CIN@PIT: Hurdle is tossed for arguing overturned call

Votto’s nice diving stop
CIN@PIT: Votto makes great diving stop, flips for out

Polanco’s record-setting single
CIN@PIT: Polanco sets Pirates record with single

Umpires review out call at home
CIN@PIT: Umps review out call, overturned in 5th

Hamilton’s RBI double
CIN@PIT: Hamilton doubles to left to score Cozart

Snider fans Votto
CIN@PIT: Snider strikes out Votto in the 9th

Tabata’s RBI single
CIN@PIT: Tabata singles to center to score Polanco

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#Reds Simon vs #Pirates Volquez 06.18.2014

Hot-hitting Bucs looking to even series vs. Reds
With both the Reds and Pirates clicking offensively, it will be up to starters Alfredo Simon and Edinson Volquez to assume the burden when the teams square off on Wednesday at PNC Park. Source

Reds vs Pirates

Alfredo Simon 31 | P
9 – 3 ERA 2.95
2 – 3 ERA 2.57 (Career vs PIT)
Simon tossed eight strong innings against the Dodgers on Thursday, allowing one run on seven hits, walking one and and striking out five to earn his ninth win. He is 2-3 with a 2.57 ERA in 15 career appearances (one start) against Pittsburgh.

Edinson Volquez 36 | P
4 – 5 ERA 3.89
1 – 1 ERA 3.55 (Career vs CIN)
Volquez is coming off a scoreless seven-inning performance vs. the Cubs on Thursday. The righty is 1-1 (four starts) with a 3.55 ERA against his former team. He allowed the Reds two runs in seven innings in a 4-1 loss on April 22.

Simon vs current PIT Roster
Volquez vs current CIN Roster

#Reds win 4-1 (Photos and Highlights)

Simon keeps showing starter stuff in eight strong
Alfredo Simon gave up just one run in eight innings, and Todd Frazier provided early support with a first-inning homer as the Reds topped the Dodgers, 4-1, in the series finale at Great American Ball Park on Thursday afternoon. Source

Greinke strong after early stumble, but bats quiet
Zack Greinke settled down after giving up a two-run homer in the first inning, but sufficient damage had already been done. The right-hander gave up just those two runs over six innings, but took the loss as the Dodgers were shut down by Cincinnati starter Alfredo Simon in a 4-1 defeat at Great American Ball Park on Thursday. Source

Simon gets the win over Greinke and the Dodgers
After giving up a run in the first, Reds starter Alfredo Simon shut the Dodgers down through the next seven innings for his ninth win of the season. Todd Frazier provided all the support he would need with a two-run homer in the first off Zack Greinke. Source

Challenge overturns safe call
LAD@CIN: Challenge overturns safe call in the 1st

Kemp’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Kemp opens the scoring with an RBI single

Frazier’s two-run dinger
LAD@CIN: Frazier hits a two-run homer off Greinke

Cozart’s nice play
LAD@CIN: Cozart makes a nice stop and throw to first

Reds fan one, nab one
LAD@CIN: Reds strike ’em out, throw ’em out in 6th

Cozart scores on wild pitch
LAD@CIN: Cozart scores on a wild pitch by League

Ludwick’s RBI single
LAD@CIN: Ludwick hits a single to score Schumaker

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#Reds Simon vs #Dodgers Greinke 06.12.2014

Alfredo Simon faces Zack Greinke in duel of eight-game winners
Eight-game winners Alfredo Simon and Zack Greinke face off as the Reds face the Dodgers in the series finale on Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park.

Dodgers vs Reds

Alfredo Simon 31 | P
8 – 3 ERA 3.15
0 – 1 ERA 9.00 (Career vs LAD)
Simon allowed three runs on seven hits over six innings to beat the Phillies on Saturday. He is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA (6 ER in 6 IP) in three career appearances (one start) against the Dodgers.

Zack Greinke 21 | P
8 – 2 ERA 2.62
5 – 1 ERA 2.73 (Career vs CIN)
Probably should throw out the last start, an 11-hitter over seven innings, because it came at Coors Field, where Greinke deploys a damage-control strategy. All things considered, he’s been the club’s best starter this year.

Simon vs LAD

Simon vs Dodgers