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Alfredo Simon | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/8/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 267
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Alfredo Simon was torched for six runs on six hits -- including four home runs -- over five innings in Sunday's loss to the Blue Jays.
Simon never had a chance, serving up a couple dingers in the first, another one in the second and a final one in the fourth. The Blue Jays are creaming everyone these days, but this outing was a continuation of a rotten stretch for Simon, who has allowed at least four runs in 11 of his last 13 starts. He'll get the Indians next. Aug 30 - 4:17 PM

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Alfredo Simon took his eighth loss of the season on Tuesday versus the Angels after surrendering eight runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Simon was coming off of a one-hit shutout against the Rangers and things couldn't have gone any differently for him on Tuesday. The Angels jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning, then tacked on two runs in each of the fourth and fifth innings. Simon uncorked three wild pitches, walked four, allowed nine hits, and struck out two. The inconsistent right-hander sports an ugly 4.89 ERA with a 1.43 WHIP and a 93/53 K/BB ratio over 141 2/3 innings. Simon will have his hands full the next time he takes the mound, as he'll face the Blue Jays in Toronto.
Aug 25 - 11:24 PM

Alfredo Simon pitched a one-hitter Thursday against the Rangers to win for the 11th time this season.

Not only was it Simon's first shutout in 74 career starts, but it was his first complete game. Rougned Odor's fifth-inning double was the lone knock. Simon might have lost his rotation spot earlier this month had the Tigers rotation been in better shape, but that couldn't even be considered with the way things have gone of late. He lowered his ERA from 4.84 to 4.52 tonight.
Aug 20 - 10:27 PM

Alfredo Simon struggled in Friday's loss to the Astros, giving up four runs on six hits over his five-plus innings of work.

Simon also issued four free passes while striking out just two on the night. All of the damage against him came in the fifth and sixth innings, with a two-run single off the bat of Jed Lowrie looming as the difference maker. Simon will look to improve upon a disappointing 4.84 ERA and 1.46 WHIP when he takes on the Rangers at home on Thursday.
Aug 14 - 11:21 PM

Alfredo Simon labored at times in earning a no-decision against the Red Sox on Saturday, allowing six runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Simon allowed solitary runs in the second, third and sixth innings before being driven from the game by a Red Sox rally in the seventh. He struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. Through 123 1/3 innings, the veteran right-hander holds a 4.74 ERA and 1.44 WHIP. He had been nursing a groin injury suffered on July 25, but unless the team indicates otherwise, he'll face the Astros in his next start.
Aug 8 - 10:47 PM

Alfredo Simon's next scheduled start will be pushed back to Saturday due to a lingering groin injury.

Simon first tweaked the groin in his July 25 outing and it nagged at him during his start this past Thursday. He told Tigers manager Brad Ausmus he could pitch through it, but the skipper wants to be careful. "I'm concerned about it," Ausmus said. "And I don't get concerned about many things. Just because he felt good in his bullpen before his last start and then didn't look real good, so we'll give him these extra days. ... Obviously, if we have to adjust, we will."
Aug 2 - 10:35 AM

Alfredo Simon hurled six innings of one-run ball in the Tigers' defeat of the Red Sox on Saturday.

Simon was sharp against a struggling Boston offense, surrendering only five hits and two walks over six strong frames. The only Red Sox run came on a Mookie Betts groundout in the bottom of the fifth inning. Simon has been very inconsistent this season, now the owner of a 9-6 record, 4.46 ERA, and 1.46 WHIP. He faces the Orioles on the road next.
Jul 25 - 7:15 PM

Alfredo Simon got a no-decision, allowing four runs in 5 2/3 innings, as the Tigers beat the Mariners on Monday.

Simon hasn't allowed fewer than four runs in a start since June 14. Mike Zunino did most of the damage, knocking in three of the four runs. Robinson Cano accounted for the other with a home run. All told, Simon gave up six hits and four walks while striking out three. He'll bring a 4.63 ERA, a 1.48 WHIP, and a 78/37 K/BB ratio over 105 innings into a weekend road start against the Red Sox.
Jul 20 - 10:27 PM

Alfredo Simon was hit early and often in Saturday's loss to the Twins, yielding seven runs (five earned) on 10 hits over just 2 1/3 innings.

No need for any late drama by the Twins on Saturday, as Alfredo Simon turned in an absolutely awful start and the Tigers were down 7-0 by the end of the third inning. He's heading into the break with his numbers in free-fall. To wit, in his last five starts, he's allowed 29 runs covering 22 2/3 innings. The rough stretch has jumped his ERA from 2.58 to 4.53 since June 14. Owners who have yet to give up on Simon might want to seriously consider it over the All-Star Break. There is nothing to indicate that these numbers are going to turn around any time soon.
Jul 11 - 8:00 PM

Alfredo Simon continued to struggle but lucked out with a win on Monday, allowing five runs in 5 2/3 innings against the Mariners,

Simon allowed two runs on a run-scoring triple and a run-scoring double, hit consecutively in the fourth inning. He then served up a three-run home run to Logan Morrison in the fifth. Overall, he surrendered eight hits and three walks while striking out four. Simon has been abysmal over his last four starts, sporting a 10.18 ERA. On the season, the right-hander has a 4.18 ERA with a 1.39 WHIP and a 74/33 K/BB ratio in 97 innings. He matches up with the Twins in Minnesota next.
Jul 7 - 1:36 AM

Alfredo Simon was shelled in a loss to the Pirates on Wednesday, serving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings.

Simon allowed 15 hits, the second time a pitcher has done that this season, joining Tim Hudson. Hudson and Simon are the only two starters to have accomplished the ignominious feat since the start of the 2012 season. Simon did refrain from issuing any walks and he struck out seven, so there's that. The right-hander has a 3.94 ERA, a 1.36 WHIP, and a 70/30 K/BB ratio in 91 1/3 innings. He'll try for better results in a road start against the Mariners.
Jul 1 - 10:39 PM

Alfredo Simon wasn't sharp in a no-decision on Thursday, allowing five runs in 6 1/3 innings, as the Tigers went on to lose in 10 innings.

Simon was greeted rudely by Adam Eaton, who belted a solo home run to lead off the ballgame. The right-hander would go on to surrender six hits and three walks overall while striking out five. After it appeared he was having no problem defending last year's breakout performance, Simon has posted a 5.40 ERA in five June starts. He now has a 3.57 ERA overall with a 1.27 WHIP and a 63/30 K/BB ratio over 85 2/3 innings. He'll make a home start against the Pirates next.
Jun 25 - 5:28 PM

Alfredo Simon struggled in Saturday's 14-3 loss to the Yankees, allowing seven runs over just 2 2/3 innings.

Simon wasn't fooling anybody on the day. The Yankees scored a run in the first inning, two in the second and five in the third to drive the pitcher from the game. The stumble of a start was at least somewhat surprising, as Simon has posted respectable numbers all season and is the owner of a 3.29 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 58/27 K/BB ratio in 79 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back in a home afternoon start against the White Sox on Thursday.
Jun 20 - 11:30 PM

Alfredo Simon improved to 7-3, hurling five shutout innings on Sunday as the Tigers beat the Indians 8-1.

Simon scattered three hits and a walk while striking out five. The Indians have been in an offensive funk in June, averaging fewer than three runs per game, but Simon has been pitching well for most of the year. Sunday's outing lowers his ERA to 2.58 with a 1.16 WHIP and a 56/24 K/BB ratio over 76 2/3 innings. He'll try to keep it going over the weekend when he faces the Yankees in the Bronx.
Jun 14 - 5:56 PM

Alfredo Simon settled down after early troubles in Sunday's win over the White Sox, ultimately allowing four runs (one earned) over eight innings.

All four runs against Simon were scored in the first two innings. Avisail Garcia hit a three-run homer in the first inning and Adam Eaton legged out an RBI triple against him in the second. Simon allowed just two hits over the next six innings. He struck out seven and walked two in the contest. On the season, Simon's the owner of a 2.76 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 51/23 K/BB ratio over 71 2/3 innings. He'll go for his seventh win of the season when he faces the Indians at home in his next start.
Jun 7 - 5:08 PM

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SS1Jose Iglesias
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3B1Nick Castellanos
LF1Tyler Collins
CF1Anthony Gose
2Rajai Davis
RF1J.D. Martinez
DH1Victor Martinez
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3Alfredo Simon
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5Daniel Norris
6Matt Boyd
7Kyle Lobstein
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