On Monday night, the Orioles lost a close contest to the New York Yankees, 3-2. Alfredo Simon started the game on the mound, and while he gave a solid effort, the Oriole bats could not do enough to counter New York.
Despite the loss, Simon looked very good and perhaps threw as well as ever on Monday night. In the end, maybe the big man does have a spot in the Baltimore rotation.
After his troubles in the winter, and into the 2011 season, Simon seems to be pitching as well as he ever has in an Oriole uniform.
Simon (4-7) took the loss and pitched seven solid innings, while giving up three runs. He gave up a run in the opening frame, and then two more in the fourth inning off a Nick Swisher homer.
They were hamstrung by Yankee pitcher Freddy Garcia’s slop and a Yankee offense that did enough to win.
Baltimore got two solo home runs from Mark Reynolds (who hit his 31st) and also J.J. Hardy (who hit his 26th, a career high).