Coming into this season, Cincinnati Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon had won just 17 total games in the last six seasons. He is well on his way to surpassing that number in a single season as he went six and two-thirds of an inning allowing just one earned run on four hits while striking out eight on his way to his National League leading 12th win.
"I'm really happy with myself right now. I hope the second half is going to be the same," Simon said.
"Wins can be a little arbitrary. But you look at all his other numbers, and they're about as good as the other guys up there," Reds right fielder Jay Bruce said. "The guy has really done a great job for us. He started off as a filler. It turned out, he's one of the guys. You hand him the ball, you expect to win."