In his last 10 starts Bronson is starting to pitch like he did his first two seasons in Cincinnati. Take a look at his 10 starts since that disastrous start in Toronto where he allowed 10 runs in just one inning of work:
63.2 IP, 56 H, 7 HR, 26 ER, 25 BB/47 K, 3.70 ERA
That includes the game at Wrigley Field back in early July when the wind was blowing out and homeruns were flying all over the park that day. Seven of his 10 starts have been quality starts. This is a very encouraging sign. Earlier in the year his velocity was down and he wasn't commanding his curveball well but that seems to be a thing of the past now. He seems to be on the right track again. Having an effective Bronson Arroyo penciled in behind a healthy Aaron Harang, Edinson Volquez, and Johnny Cueto makes this a very good rotation going into 2009 IMO.