Shot off the wall in right, Bruce plays it perfectly and hold him to a single.
If the Reds really intend to win this game, they should bring in a pitcher. Arroyo continues to fool some guys, but some of these hits are rocket shots.
Arroyo leads off next inning, so manager probably would like to see him get through this inning.
I would make a move for Arroyo now.
A long home run by Maxwell. 5-2 Astros.
If I know it, why doesn't Dusty know it? Or the pitching coach or whomever?
So now Dusty takes him out.
I don't expect sweeps on the road, but leaving Arroyo out there was not a close call. He should have been out.
Dusty has never learned how to manage Arroyo. I'd say clearly his weakest point (outside of lineup construction).
The Reds inability to get a base runner on last inning (with help from the umpire) has likely kept the Reds from having a reasonable chance to win this game, as Arroyo would have been PH for.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
Altuve flies out to center.5-2 Astros after 7.
This place use to be fun
Dusty manages Arroyo like he is a 110 pitch type guy. He isn't. He wasn't before Dusty ever got here.
IMO, Dusty is responsible for taking this game from the "possible win" column to the "real longshot" column.