Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Bronson Arroyo has had better nights: 1 IP, 11H, 10ER, 1BB, 1K, 3HR

Last night, the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 14-1. Not a good showing by Dusty's crew. Especially Mr. Arroyo, who managed to become the sixth starting pitcher in baseball history to give up at least 10 ER while getting no more than 3 outs. Congrats Bronson - now you and Jason Jennings have something to talk about. I think a blow-up like this deserves the batter-by-batter breakdown:

Bottom of 1st: Bronson Arroyo pitching for Cincinnati
(I wonder what song I should start my set with at The Java Hut later? Maybe some Clapton? Wow, Marco Scutaro still has a job?)
M Scutaro reached on infield single to second.
J Inglett walked, M Scutaro to second.
A Rios singled to left, M Scutaro to third, J Inglett to second.
(Fuck, this is not going well at all. I've never even heard of that Inglett kid. And I think Dusty's sound asleep right now.)
V Wells struck out swinging.
(Yeah...maybe I'll start with "It's In The Way That You Use It")
M Stairs hit sacrifice fly to left, M Scutaro scored.
(Dude, not cool.)
S Rolen homered to center, J Inglett and A Rios scored.
(Ugh. I might hate Rolen even more than LaRussa.)
L Overbay doubled to right.
G Zaun homered to right, L Overbay scored.
(Can someone call down to the pen for me? Obviously Dusty isn't gonna do it.)
A Lind singled to center.
M Scutaro singled to center, A Lind to second.
(Seriously, Scutaro's up again? I wonder if Votto and Bruce will like the silk shirts I got them?)
J Inglett grounded into fielder's choice to third, M Scutaro out at second.
(Hallelujah. And get me the hell out of here.)
6 Runs, 7 Hits, 0 Errors

Bottom of 2nd: Bronson Arroyo pitching for Cincinnati
(God damn it, I don't want to go back out here. Dusty sucks ass. Christ, here comes that anorexic Rios again. Someone feed this guy a sandwich.)

A Rios homered to left.
(Not a steroid sandwich. Damn it. I wish I had my guitar.)
V Wells reached on infield single to third.
M Stairs doubled to deep right center, V Wells scored.
(I think I'll go with "Pretending" instead.)
M Stairs to third on wild pitch by B Arroyo.
(Hey, anyone watching? I did that on purpose. Earth to Dusty, get someone out here NOW!)
S Rolen doubled to left, M Stairs scored.
(Duuuuuuuuuuuude, not cool at all. that Gary warming up? Damn right it is. I can't wait to rock some acoustic guitar later.)
G Majewski relieved B Arroyo.

And of course Majewksi lets Rolen score later in the inning, giving Arroyo that nice round number of 10ER allowed. The line, once again:
1 IP, 11H, 10ER, 1BB, 1K, 3HR

Arroyo's ERA rose an entire run after this stellar performance (he's still winless in June too). Hit the showers kid...and start packing your bags. You're not long for this Reds team, no matter how awful you pitch. And last night, well, last night was truly atrocious.


TJ said...

Oh man, I did not know this existed:

TJ said...

OK, most of here watched quite a bit of college basketball last year - if at any point in the season I told you Russell Westbrook would be drafted as high as 4th tomorrow night, you would've laughed me out of the (virtual) room. I might be wrong here, it happens a lot, but I'm pretty sure that is a HORRRRIBLE selection.

Rhymenocerous said...

Even Mike Mamula agrees that Westbrook is being over-hyped because of his workouts.

The (lack of) Roy Hibbert news is amusing as well. Every mock draft has him buried between 20 and 30 and has nothing good to say about him. I think his draft stock dropped when he stayed in school. He is the new Ostertag. I have no idea why any team would draft him.

One more thing on the draft - Did anybody else see Jay Bilas on SportsCenter on Sunday morning? He was talking with Chris McKendry (sp?) and he looked totally strung-out. His face was red, he was sweating profusely, and he was having a hard time speaking clearly (even more so than normal) . Maybe he was just hung-over, but it was more disturbing than usual to look at him. He was either hung-over, wasted, or flustered that nobody else has Mario Chalmers as high on their draft board as him.

rob said...

i know that the company line on the college world series is that it's overrated and overhyped, but it would be pretty cool if fresno state wins tonight.

Mark said...

Russell Westbrook is Keyon Dooling 2.0. I've been saying this since he started appearing in the middle of the first round of mock drafts midway through last season.

He's not even close to a PG and he can't shoot for shit. I guess he plays great D but I don't see him being able to check 2s in the NBA, Personally, I dont think he'll even be as good as Rondo and Rondo's not exactly an All-Star in waiting.

TJ said...

I am pretty sure the SI article I read on the metro this morning said he needs to work on his ball handling. Yeah, I would think ball handling would be a good skill to have for a PG.

Geoff said...

I cant wait to get paid by Dennis on our Hibbert 2011.

Mark said...

But he's an absolutely exceptional athlete TJ! Who cares if he dribbles off his foot a couple times a game?

TJ said...


rob said...

i thought the si article made a good point about the relative ease of playing the 1 in the nba - little pressure bringing the ball up court most of the time, one pass to get the offense started, and go. having a true point is overrated, was the conclusion. i don't watch enough nba to have a dissenting opinion.

rob said...

sorry, interesting point is probably a better characterization.

Mark said...

Its a correct point in many instances. However, if you're going to give that up I'd imagine that you'd want somebody who can be a scorer and/or shooter. Westbrook hasn't shown the ability to be either of those and he certainly hasn't shown anything that would merit him being a top 5 pick. He's not a bad player but he shouldn't be a top 10 pick either. Not in my opinion at least.