"The way he kept his sinker down and the fact he got a base hit, it was very exciting," Pena said of Simon. "He got us going."
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"The baseball was slippery," catcher Brayan Pena said. "He's a competitor and he won't make excuses but I know that was one of the reasons that he couldn't throw his breaking ball."
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