The Cincinnati Reds (12-16-2) aren’t exactly hitting their stride as Opening Day approaches, especially their starting pitchers.
It was Bronson Arroyo’s turn to suck–isn’t it always– against the Cleveland Indians (19-9). He allowed 10 runs in 4 innings, which is dreadful. And it doesn’t make it all that much better when I let you know that only 5 of those runs were earned. He topped off his crappy pitching with a throwing error during the score-tastic 3rd inning. Arroyo did allow 11 hits and 3 walks in those 4 innings of “work”, so he clearly had no control. If only there were a time of year for pitchers to work on such things.
The Reds did have a lead for the barest of moments thanks to a Brandon Phillips “Rally-Killer” in the 2nd inning. Jonny Gomes, Miguel Cairo, and Paul Janish drove in the other runs in the losing effort.