Re: 4/8 - Reds vs Marlins
Originally Posted by Kc61
I don't know what you expected from Arroyo. He is coming off one of the worst pitching seasons I can remember. He threw six excellent innings. He allowed one earned run and was burned by a stolen base/throwing error.
He was simply left in too long. His manager didn't protect him.
Most pitchers have a point where they need to come out. I don't blame the pitcher if the manager lets him go too far. That's what happened today.
No, I don't blame Arroyo.
His pitch count was in the 60's when the inning started. That's not being left in too long.
If you can't leave a pitcher in when he's in the 60's, when can you leave him in? He should have been allowed to start the inning, there was no reason not to let him. He was left in way too long though.
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