|Apr. 19 4:04 PM PT5:04 PM MT6:04 PM CT7:04 PM ET19:04 ET23:04 GMT7:04 4:04 PM MST6:04 PM EST6:34 PM VEN3:04 UAE (+1)6:04 PM CT-Simon improved to 2-1 on Friday after limiting the Cubs to one unearned run and four hits over six innings.
Analysis: The right-hander looks like one of the biggest surprises in baseball thus far with a 0.86 ERA through three starts. He's thrown at least six innings each time out.
|Apr. 13 12:32 PM PT1:32 PM MT2:32 PM CT3:32 PM ET15:32 ET19:32 GMT3:32 12:32 PM MST2:32 PM EST3:02 PM VEN23:32 UAE2:32 PM CT-Simon was a tough-luck loser in a 1-0 defeat to Tampa Bay on Saturday.
Analysis: Simons (1-1, 1.20 ERA) matched a career high with eight innings and allowed only five hits. One of those hits, though, was James Loney's second-inning home run. Simon also walked one and struck out four.
|Apr. 7 3:16 PM PT4:16 PM MT5:16 PM CT6:16 PM ET18:16 ET22:16 GMT6:16 3:16 PM MST5:16 PM EST5:46 PM VEN2:16 UAE (+1)5:16 PM CT-Simon pitched seven impressive innings in his first start in more than two years and began the go-ahead rally with his second career hit, helping the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 2-1 Sunday and salvage a win in the three-game series.
Analysis: Simon (1-0) made 99 relief appearances for the Reds since his previous start, on Sept. 28, 2011, for Baltimore, but manager Bryan Price tapped the right-hander because Mat Latos is rehabbing from knee and elbow operations. Price said Simon is one of the most durable guys on the staff and had no problem letting him go deep into the game. Still, he lifted Simon after he allowed just four hits and threw 79 pitches.