Marlins lead by one.
But don't worry, Arroyo is getting his work in and the bullpen won't be overused.
Same Arroyo different season
Most Vottomatic Player
Dusty's a few steps behind as usual.
We're paying $25M over the next two years for a piece of toast.
Last edited by corkedbat; 04-08-2012 at 03:10 PM.
Why no Chapman?
Arroyo is becoming a 6 inning pitcher. He pitched well for 6. I blame Dusty and the pitching coach for this.
It's early April. First start of the year. You don't have to get seven innings out of Arroyo in his first start.
He was simply left in too long.
And pitch count is irrelevant. Arroyo didn't have to go out there seven times and certainly didn't have to stay out there to give up three runs in the seventh.
This is completely on the manager. Completely.
Congratulations to Jay Bruce, who has now passed Dave Concepcion for 25th place on the Reds' all-time home run list.
Updated Reds HR list (players in italics are active):
Reds 100-Home Run Club
1. Johnny Bench - 389
2. Frank Robinson - 324
3. Tony Perez - 287
4. Adam Dunn - 270
5. Ted Kluszewski - 251
6. George Foster - 244
7. Ken Griffey, Jr. - 210
8. Eric Davis - 203
9. Barry Larkin - 198
10. Vada Pinson - 186
11. Wally Post - 172
12. Gus Bell - 160
13. Joe Morgan - 152
13. Pete Rose - 152
15. Lee May - 147
16. Dan Driessen - 133
17. Reggie Sanders - 125
18. Brandon Phillips - 124
19. Ernie Lombardi - 120
19. Joey Votto - 120
21. Sean Casey - 118
22. Frank McCormick - 110
23. Dave Parker - 107
24. Chris Sabo - 104
25. Jay Bruce - 102
26. Dave Concepcion - 101
Eric Stratton, Rush Chairman. Damn glad to meet ya.
Chapman should've been starting this game. Arroyo should be the fifth starter.
I thought Arroyo had been playing with fire most of the afternoon.
I'm actually excited about this start from Arroyo. He kept the ball in the park, and his velocity was back to pre-2011 levels. As long as he continues to do that, he'll be fine this season. I agree with Kc61, he was just left in too long for the his first start of the year. should of had someone warming up to start the 7th.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.