"Arroyo had no problem with being lifted.
“We talked about it the inning before,” Arroyo said. “I wasn’t even real strong at the beginning of the game. My pitch count was real high. But basically they needed me to get righty out. They wanted to get a matchup there. It worked out in their favor, but that’s the way we’ve got to play it.”
That wasn't Bray's fault. It went off Ludwick's glove and over. I am sorry but everything can't be a six-hopper to the shortstop or a can of corn. Sometimes professional baseball players have to make professional plays. I bet if you ask Ludwick he would say he should have caught it. His reaction seemed to indicate that.
In the end it doesn't matter. If this team doesn't hit then it is gonna be a very long season.
Take the next two and this team skips out of town at .500. For how anemic the offense has been that would be close to a miracle.
St. Louis and Milwaukee are waiting for the Reds. Nice.
Reds are due to score a bunch of runs. They cannot hit .125 w/RISP forever. Unless only Drew Stubbs gets to hit w/RISP.
My managing might have fared no better though --- now Stubbs being on the roster --- not on my team.
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)