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Baltimore Orioles MLB News - Orioles Baseball Blog » Alfredo Simon has been lights out as the closer for the Baltimore Orioles so far this year

Alfredo Simon has been lights out as the closer for the Baltimore Orioles so far this year

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Throwing Well by chinmusic on Friday 14 May 2010 at 5:48 pm

Mike Gonzalez and Jim Johnson have both been injured most of the season so the O’s called up 29-year old righty reliever Alfredo Simon and they started pitching him in the 9th inning and he is responding well so far. Simon has pitched in 8 games for the Orioles this season and he is 0-0 with 5 saves, a 0.00 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP. He will need to start throwing more strikes to keep the closer’s job as he has walked 5 batters in only 8 innings this year but he has 9 whiffs so he does have the stuff to succeed. This is coming as a bit of a surprise as Simon pitched in 6 games (3 starts) for the Orioles in his first two years with them in which he was 0-1 with a 7.45 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. The Orioles really hope that Simon keeps up the good work because they can’t afford to be giving any games away.

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