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Tigers' Alfredo Simon, Joba Chamberlain accomplish dubious feats in loss to Pirates

Alfredo Simon and Joba Chamberlain were historically bad on Wednesday evening. The Detroit Tigers lost 9-3 to the Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday. All nine Pirates runs came off of two Tigers pitchers, six from starter Alfredo Simon and the other three off of reliever Joba Chamberlain. Both of these pitchers started out the season strong but have been struggling lately. Simon has an ERA of 6.09 in his last six starts while Chamberlain has given up eight earned runs in his last four innings of work. Unfortunately, both pitchers combined to do something on Wednesday that not too many other...
Bless You Boys Jul 1, 2015

Pirates 9, Tigers 3: Alfredo Simon, Joba Chamberlain implode in long-winded loss

That wasn't fun. DETROIT -- Alfredo Simon has regressed. The bullpen hasn't performed, nor been managed properly. The Detroit Tigers offense is absent. These factors led to a quiet, long, dreadful night at Comerica Park, and a 9-3 loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates to drop the interleague series. Simon got off to a fine start. And by fine, I mean horrible. And it never got better. He gave up 10 hits in three innings alone, including a five-spot in the third. By the end of his 5 2/3 innings of work, he had given up 15 hits on six runs, despite seven strikeouts. Al Alburquerque,...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2015
Pirates 9, Tigers 3: Alfredo Simon roughed up for 15 hits as Detroit falls to one game above .500

Pirates 9, Tigers 3: Alfredo Simon roughed up for 15 hits as Detroit falls to one game above .500

The loss dropped the Tigers to just one game above .500 -- 39-38 -- with just four games remaining until the halfway point of the season. DETROIT -- Alfredo Simon dominated the Pittsburgh Pirates in early April. The tables were turned on the first day of July. The Pirates sent 10 batters to the plate and scored five runs off Simon in the third inning Wednesday night on their way to a 9-3 victory over the Detroit Tigers. The loss dropped the Tigers to just one game above .500 -- 39-38 -- with just four games remaining until the halfway point of the...
Grand Rapids Press Jul 1, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon takes aim at repeat dominant performance vs. Pirates

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon takes aim at repeat dominant performance vs. Pirates

Simon pitched extremely well against the Pirates in an April start in Pittsburgh. His line in that game: 8IP, 2H, 0R, 0ER, 0BB, 2SO. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (39-37, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Pittsburgh Pirates (43-33, 2nd in NL Central)When: 7:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Alfredo Simon (7-4, 3.57 ERA)Lifetime vs. Pirates: 4-4, 2.98 ERA Pittsburgh PiratesRHP A.J....
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2015
Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon says Rajai Davis 'got a bad jump' on Adam LaRoche's two-run double

Detroit Tigers starter Alfredo Simon says Rajai Davis 'got a bad jump' on Adam LaRoche's two-run double

Alfredo Simon made four separate references to his teammates bad jump during a two-minute interview following Detroits 8-7 loss to the White Sox in 10 innings. DETROIT -- Did Detroit Tigers center fielder Rajai Davis get a poor jump on a catchable ball that turned into a pivotal two-run double Thursday? Alfredo Simon seems to think so. Simon made four separate references to his teammate's "bad jump" during a two-minute interview following Detroit's 8-7 loss to Chicago in 10 innings. Without prodding from members of the media, Simon first mentioned Davis'...
Bless You Boys Jun 25, 2015

White Sox 8, Tigers 7 (10): Inconsistent offense can't lift struggling Alfredo Simon

Two home runs by Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez, coupled with key runs by Jose Iglesias and Bryan Holaday weren't enough to overcome bad outings by Simon and Joba Chamberlain. Alfredo Simon's poor start made it difficult for the Detroit Tigers to end up in the win column, and the offense didn't help by ruining a multitude of scoring opportunities. Two home runs by Ian Kinsler and J.D. Martinez gave the team enough life, but the Tigers went on to lose 8-7 to the Chicago White Sox in the 10th inning with the bases loaded. The Tigers' offensive opportunities and bad baserunning left much to be...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 25, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon on mound; Detroit to get first look at left-hander Carlos Rodon

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon on mound; Detroit to get first look at left-hander Carlos Rodon

Rodon has struck out 48 and allowed 52 hits in 50 1/3 innings, but he has struggled with his control. Rodon has issued 28 walks, which is the main reason for his inflated 1.589 WHIP. GAME INFORMATIONWho: Detroit Tigers (37-35, 3rd in AL Central) vs. Chicago White Sox (31-40, 5th in AL Central)When: 1:08 p.m.Where: Comerica Park in DetroitTV: Fox Sports DetroitRadio: 97.1 The Ticket and the Detroit Tigers radio networkTwitter: Follow Chris Iott and James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Alfredo Simon (7-4, 3.29 ERA)Lifetime vs. White Sox:...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2015
Yankees 14, Tigers 3: Alfredo Simon chased early, Detroit falls to .500 with fourth straight loss

Yankees 14, Tigers 3: Alfredo Simon chased early, Detroit falls to .500 with fourth straight loss

Alfredo Simon struggled through his second shortest start of his career and the Tigers offense once again fell flat in a 14-3 blowout loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday. The Detroit Tigers had trouble scoring runs Saturday night. They didn't have any trouble giving them up. Alfredo Simon struggled through the second shortest start of his career and the Tigers' offense once again fell flat in a 14-3 loss to the New York Yankees on Saturday night. It marked the fourth straight loss for the Tigers (33-33), who fell to .500 for just the second time this season....
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2015
Seventh-inning update: Yankees 13, Tigers 0

Seventh-inning update: Yankees 13, Tigers 0

lfredo Simon struggled through his second shortest start of his career and the Tigers have been limited to just two hits as the New York Yankees have built a 13-0 lead tonight.   The Detroit Tigers are on the verge of being shut out. Alfredo Simon struggled through his second shortest start of his career and the Tigers have been limited to just two hits as the New York Yankees have built a 13-0 lead heading into the seventh inning tonight at Yankee Stadium. Simon allowed seven runs and eight hits in 2 1/3 innings, his shortest start since going 1 1/3 innings on...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 20, 2015
Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon looks to continue to build All-Star case in New York

Detroit Tigers Gameday: Alfredo Simon looks to continue to build All-Star case in New York

Does Alfredo Simon deserve to be an All-Star? Hes been one of the most consistent pitchers for the Tigers in the first half, allowing one run or less in seven of his 12 starts. GAME INFORMATION Who: Detroit Tigers (34-33, 3rd in AL Central) at New York Yankees (37-30, 2nd in AL East)When: 7:15 p.m.Where: Yankee StadiumTV: FOX Sports Detroit, MLB NetworkRadio: 97.1 The TicketTwitter: Follow James Schmehl STARTING PITCHERSDetroit TigersRHP Alfredo Simon (7-3, 2.58 ERA)Lifetime vs. Yankees: 1-3, 4.31 ERA New York YankeesRHP Nathan Eovaldi (5-2, 5.12 ERA)Lifetime vs....
Bless You Boys Jun 20, 2015

Tigers benefit from first half version of Alfredo Simon

Alfredo Simon is showing that his All star performance in 2014 was no fluke Alfredo Simon’s 2014 season was really a tale of two seasons. First half Simon was an All star pitcher with a 12- 3 record, a 2.70 ERA, and holding batters to a .217 average. In the second half of the season, Simon was 3- 10 with a 4.52 ERA, allowing opponents to hit .275 with an on base percentage of .345. When the Tigers acquired him to replace Rick Porcello in the starting rotation, many asked "will the real Alfredo Simon please stand up".  Fortunately for Detroit, Simon is off to a fine start through mid June...
Bless You Boys Jun 15, 2015

Detroit Tigers links: Is Alfredo Simon an All-Star?

Alfredo Simon is pitching like an All-Star, while Miguel Cabrera doesn't care if he gets voted into the starting lineup. To say that Alfredo Simon has been a pleasant surprise for the Detroit Tigers this season is an understatement. He had a strong season in 2014, posting a 15-10 record and 3.44 ERA with the Cincinnati Reds, but there were signs that this was not likely to continue in 2015. Instead, Simon has doubled down on his first half success from last season. He is now 7-3 with a 2.58 ERA after Sunday's 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians, and has allowed just 11 earned runs in his...
Grand Rapids Press Jun 14, 2015
Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon pitching at all-star level for Detroit Tigers

Starting pitcher Alfredo Simon pitching at all-star level for Detroit Tigers

DETROIT -- Theres no doubt in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse that starter Alfredo Simon is pitching at an all-star level. Simon improved to 7-3 on the season with an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. The start was cut short due to nearly a two-hour rain delay, but Simon cruised through five innings of... DETROIT -- There's no doubt in the Detroit Tigers' clubhouse that starter Alfredo Simon is pitching at an all-star level. Simon improved to 7-3 on the season with an 8-1 win over the Cleveland Indians Sunday afternoon at Comerica Park. The...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 12, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

SATURDAY: Indians at TigersTime: 4:08 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 4.35) vs. Justin Verlander (0-0, 0.00)SUNDAY: Indians at TigersTime: 1:08 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (3-7, 3.53) vs. Alfredo Simon (6-3, 2.76)MONDAY: Indians at CubsTime: 8:05 p.m.TV: STOTUESDAY: Indians at CubsTime: 8:05 p.m.TV: STOWEDNESDAY: Cubs at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOTHURSDAY: Cubs at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOFRIDAY: Rays at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOJUNE 20: Rays at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV: STOJUNE 21: Rays at IndiansTime: 1:10 p.m.TV: STOJUNE 22: Tigers at IndiansTime: 7:10 p.m.TV:...
Akron Beacon Journal Jun 11, 2015

Indians: Matchups for upcoming games

FRIDAY: Indians at TigersTime: 7:08 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Danny Salazar (6-1, 3.50) vs. David Price (5-2, 2.70) SATURDAY: Indians at TigersTime: 4:08 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Carlos Carrasco (7-5, 4.35) vs. Justin Verlander (0-0, 0.00)SUNDAY: Indians at TigersTime: 1:08 p.m.TV: STOPitchers: Corey Kluber (3-7, 3.53) vs. Alfredo Simon (6-3, 2.76)MONDAY: Indians at CubsTime: 8:05 p.m.TV: STOTUESDAY: Indians at CubsTime: 8:05 p.m.TV: STO

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