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    Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    ...where has he been?

    July stats:

    0-3 with a 5.45 ERA, 8 HR in 33 innings...Well, hey, Bronson...you're a real Red now...you must feel right at home now that you're pitching like the starters we've come to know and love (Dave Williams, Jimmy Haynes, Joey Hamilton, Joe Mays, I could go on...).
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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Maybe Kearns was his best friend, and now he's lonely.

    Hey, people are (wrongly) saying Dunn's recent hitting streak is because Kearns the clubhouse cancer is gone, so why couldn't the flip side be true?
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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Slump....hopefully.

    Pitchers have them too

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    I hope this is just a joke. Comparing Arroyo to these guys is not fair. He has been the reds #1 all year. The guys you mentioned are washed up. Arroyo is just going through a slump, which all players have. If you take away 1 inning in his last start he has not been that bad. He has not been like he was earlier in the year but not horrible either.

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Don't forget, He has his personal Catcher back now!

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Returning to career norms?
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    He had pitched really good outing in his past two starts, allowing two runs over 15 innings, before the Houston disaster. pitcher's have bad starts. I would say he is in a slump.
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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Quote Originally Posted by James B.
    I hope this is just a joke. Comparing Arroyo to these guys is not fair. He has been the reds #1 all year. The guys you mentioned are washed up. Arroyo is just going through a slump, which all players have. If you take away 1 inning in his last start he has not been that bad. He has not been like he was earlier in the year but not horrible either.
    I think the point is that we're quick to jump to conclusions and set high expectations. Arroyo pitched like an ace for the first half of the season, so we conclude that he IS an ace and we expect him to perform like one.

    When he doesn't, we're quick to hunt for reasons why.

    In reality, it's like all of you have said -- he's going through a slump. He'll come out of it and pitch close to (or hopefully better than) his career norms.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    He's just getting off to a slow second half...give him another start and I betcha he'll be back to his first half numbers.

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
    I think the point is that we're quick to jump to conclusions and set high expectations. Arroyo pitched like an ace for the first half of the season, so we conclude that he IS an ace and we expect him to perform like one.

    When he doesn't, we're quick to hunt for reasons why.

    In reality, it's like all of you have said -- he's going through a slump. He'll come out of it and pitch close to (or hopefully better than) his career norms.
    I am not saying that he is always going to be as good as he was in the first half of the year. We all know that he is not that good. I also don't think people should compare him to pitchers lkie Joe Mays because of a few rough games.

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    you're pitching like the starters we've come to know and love (Dave Williams, Jimmy Haynes, Joey Hamilton, Joe Mays, I could go on...).
    The only thing Arroyo and those others have in common is that they both throw a white, spherical object.

    The similarities pretty much end there.
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    All he needs to do is get that 10th win under his belt.
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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Quote Originally Posted by keeganbrick
    All he needs to do is get that 10th win under his belt.
    He needs the cornrows. I don't know what he's waiting for, he never gets the 10th win until he gets the cornrows.

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    His arm will be ragweed by the end of the season with all the innings put on it.

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    Re: Paging Mr. Arroyo...Mr. Arroyo, you have a telephone call...

    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
    His arm will be ragweed by the end of the season with all the innings put on it.
    If thats what it takes to win the NLCS.
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