Jul 19 1:27p
Simon was charged with four runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk over five innings in a loss to the Yankees on Saturday. He struck out four.
Simon's streak of eight consecutive quality starts came to an end Saturday, but it was by no means a terrible outing for the first-time All-Star. He allowed just six baserunners in his five innings, and just one of the hits against him went for extra bases -- the solo homer by Carlos Beltran in the second inning. That said, Simon's bloated strand rate and modest strikeout rate suggests at least a slight regression is likely in store in the second half.