Before each game Reading lefthander Jesse Biddle throws to one simulated batter as his final warm-up before taking the mound in the first inning.
Biddle didn't do so well in the simulated version on Monday but had much more success in the real event.
During Monday's 3-2 win over at Harrisburg, Biddle pitched seven shutout innings of one-hit ball. He struck out 16 and had a perfect game until walking a batter with one out in the seventh inning.
"Before the game I always throw a simulated hitter to get myself in game mode and on Monday I walked the simulated hitter on four pitches," Biddle said.