"I was thinking I was a starter before and this is a good opportunity for me, and I tried to show the best I can," Simon said after his 20th career start. "Everything worked."
Reds' Simon sharp in 1st start in 2 years →
"It was cold and I was having a hard time feeling the ball," said Simon, pitching on a blustery night when the game-time temperature was 50 degrees.
Simon, Bruce lead Reds past Pirates 5-2 →