Simon, Parra brilliant in win

I’ve got a plane to St. Louis to catch so this is going to be brief. It was a nice 2-1 win for the Reds over the Mets as it salvaged the three game series with a victory and also chased the bad taste left over from Saturday’s heartbreaker.

Alfredo Simon had 79 pitches over seven innings and Manny Parra notched a six-out save.

Items of note:

*For Simon, it was his longest outing since a career-high eight innings in a start for the Orioles on 9/23/11 at Det.

*The save was Parra’s first of his professional career.

*Brayan Pena notched his first stolen base since 7/21/10 for KC vs Toronto.

Read all the rest on MLB.com/Reds.com.

2 Comments

Boy, I heard a lot of negativity on the radio this weekend, not just from the fans but from the spundits as well; with the exception of Mark Sheldon, the voice of reason. And I was frustrated, too, by Saturday’s loss, but I’m thinking these complainers don’t have the intestinal fortitude to last a whole season. Man up, grow a pair and all like that there. It’s not time to panic, to pass judgment on Hamilton, fire Price or hang Jockety in effigy, all of which I heard suggested this weekend (well, not exactly, but it was the unspoken subtext). Relax. Enjoy. It’s baseball, and it’s good to see it again.

Agree – especially the giving up on Hamilton.

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