Originally Posted by 757690
The quote was they wanted to Arroyo through 5 innings. That means they felt they had 4innings of reliable relief work in the pen, but no more. Probably Marshall, Hoover, LeCure and Chapman. Taking Arroyo out before he finishes means pitching Ondrusek or Parra, or Duke or Christiani or Partch or Reynolds... none good options in a tight game.
Again, Arroyo had been a batting tee for 4 innings. Good options or not, they were probably better options than Arroyo. Especially Parra, who has been very good this year.