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Gameday Thread, #33: 5/11 vs. Reds


Bronson Arroyo
LHP, 4-2, 7.15


Jon Garland
RHP, 3-1, 4.03

Yeah, you read - or even 'Red' - that right. A 7.15 ERA and Arroyo still has a winning record. That grinding sound you hear is Dan Haren gnashing his teeth in envy. It is, however, mostly the result of his recent starts, and in particular the last one, where he faced twelve batters and retired just three of them, all the others crossing home-plate. That game ended with Reds shortstop Paul Janish tossing the final inning, and even striking out JJ Hardy. Here's to that happening again tonight.

Garland got the win with seven shutout innings in Petco last time out, pitching well and getting help from the defense behind him. That saw his ERA continue to inch down towards the four mark, which is whereabout we expected it to be. Je's also averaged nearly seven innings per start in his past four outings, which would help a bullpen who were fairly taxed in the Nationals series, throwing 12 innings in the three games. We'll also be keeping an eye out in San Francisco, where the man he replaced in the rotation, Randy Johnson, will also be starting, trying to inch closer to win #300.


  1. Lopez 2B

  2. Young CF

  3. Upton RF

  4. Reynolds 3B

  5. Byrnes LF

  6. Tracy 1B

  7. Snyder C

  8. Ojeda SS

  9. Garland/P

Ojeda back from the 'flu, but Jackson still apparently under the weather, so Tracy gets the start at 1B and Byrnes, 6-for-12 in the Nationals series and now within sniffing distance of the Uecker Line [a hit in his opening at-bat would get him there], is in LF again. We may see Drew before the end of the homestand, having gone 1-for-5 in Reno last night; he plays tonight again for the Aces. Should be about for most of this one, though I've still got to write my review of the new Trek film - very much enjoyed it, if the rest of the summer films live up to that, I'll be more than happy. Here's some audio from before the game, with Hinch discussing the return of Micah, and getting the gameball yesterday from Snyder.

Audio courtesy of KTAR 620

And please see Red Reporter for the view from the opposing dugout.