Don't trust KC to hold a 2-1 lead against the Cardinals. Even when they lose...they barely lose games at all. It's mind boggling.
Having said that... The Reds are not exactly getting blown out of their losses. 2 of them should have never happened and the first one in Philly was just some bad luck bounces in the 8th.
Arroyo has five losses.
Cueto, Cingrani, Leake, Latos, and Bailey have five losses total between them.
Players who have the same (or more losses) as Arroyo.
Seems like we can never get away from the W/L thing with pitchers.
Rounding third and heading for home...
Name another team where one Starter has as many losses as all the other Starters combined. This late into the season, it's a rare thing to see. Not advocating wins/losses as a way of measuring a pitchers effectiveness here. Just pointing out an extremely rare stat showing itself this late in the season.
Why is it that that everyone and their brother knows how fast Arroyo is capable of losing it, except Dusty Baker? He almost always leaves him in too long. He gave up back to back two hits in the 6th and another lefty was coming up, why leave him in to face Giambi? Made no sense to me, but I shouldn't be surprised by now.
I do not think the culprit for this loss is Dusty or Arroyo, the offense failed with many runners on base 3 out of 4 innings with 0 or 1 out.
I also do not think the Reds are capable of going undefeated and losses happen. Pitchers are going to have bad innings (even though it doesn't seem like it with this rotation), Hitters are going to hit into double plays and fail with runners on. The Reds are winning way more than they are losing.
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