Originally Posted by MillerTime58
Did I miss an injury to Xavier Paul? I honestly don't know if I've seen/heard him play since his big game tying pinch hit HR a couple weeks ago.
Paul is strictly a pinch hitter now. Sometimes stays in the game, but doesn't start. I think the Reds feel that Heisey is going better and when Ludwick sits, Heisey gets the start, not X. And Heisey is a much superior fielder.
Arroyo should be fine if he keeps it in the stadium. Leake and Arroyo have allowed a bunch of homers at GABP, 13 and 12 respectively. Most home HRs allowed by a NL pitcher is 13, several guys tied including Leake.
I'm a bit surprised Reds felt they had to rest Ludwick tonight, I expected him to play all the Cards games, but I guess the Reds have decided he must get rest given the injury this year.