Re: 8/20/2012 Reds at Phillies
Originally Posted by alloverjr
I would assume that that situation wouldn't be mop up then.
Well that situation has often been Simon's role this year, and that's the role that Homer is suggesting be given to Ondrusek instead.
Simon hasn't been given the "mop-up" tag. He's been giving the tag of long reliever -- the guy that comes in a game when the starter can't make it out of the 3rd or 4th inning. Tonight it was LeCure, but usually it's been Simon.
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