SP,RP - CIN
Lucas Sims (2-1) earned the win in relief Wednesday against the Pirates, tossing two scoreless innings while striking out four.
Sims worked through two spotless frames while the game was tied on Wednesday, allowing no baserunners while striking out four. The Reds' closer situation is among the most confusing in the league right now, but Sims should continue to see work in high-leverage spots.
Lucas Sims (1-1) secured the win Wednesday against the White Sox, walking one and striking out one in one inning.
Sims was called on to preserve the tie in the 10th inning, and he did so despite walking the first batter he faced. Sims remains in the mix for saves in Cincinnati, but has struggled to a 6.55 ERA in 11 innings.
Lucas Sims was called on for the save Friday against the Cubs, but failed to record the final out. He walked three and retired two batters.
Sims was wild in this outing, and was unable to secure the save against the Cubs. He gave way to Tejay Antone, who recorded the final out and got the save. Sims owns a 5.79 ERAA in 9.1 innings.
Lucas Sims (0-1) took the loss Thursday against Arizona, allowing four runs (three earned) on two hits and one walk in one inning. He struck out two.
Sims entered in a tie game in the ninth inning, and he retired the side without allowing a run. In the 10th, however, he allowed two consecutive hits and a walk before recording an out. Cionel Perez then relieved Sims, and allowed all inherited runners to score, saddling Sims with the loss. The closer situation in Cincinnati is an utter mess, as Amir Garrett and Sims have both been dreadful to start the season. Sims may get the next chance, but this might be a bullpen to stay away from for a while.
Lucas Sims struck out two in a perfect ninth inning Saturday against Cleveland.
Sims was called on with the Reds trailing by one in the top of the ninth. He looked dominant and got through the inning in 14 pitches. The closer situation in Cincinnati is not solidified, but it's worth noting that Amir Garrett pitched the eighth inning.