March 12, 2012

ST Game 11: Reds 6, Cubs 8

W: Marmol L: Fisher S: Mateo


Bronson Arroyo didn’t fare as well in his second start of the Spring for the Cincinnati Reds. Arroyo allowed 4 runs on 6 hits and 2 walks over 2 innings. He struck out just one batter.

The offense continues to produce runs, as they were up to the task of recovering from Arroyo’s deficit. Todd Frazier homered in the 2nd inning, and Zach Cozart doubled in a couple in the third to bring the team within 1.

The team took the lead in the top of the 7th, only to have Carlos Fisher blow it in the bottom of the 7th by allowing 3 runs.

Sean Marshall turned in a better outing than his previous ones, which is a good sign. Marshall pitched a perfect 4th, striking out 2.

As for Arroyo, I didn’t see any reports on his velocity, so that’s still a concern. Obviously, the overall results weren’t good, but he did manage to strikeout a batter this time. Of all the starters, I think Arroyo is the one who will need to be watched most closely during Spring Training. We don’t want Badrroyo again.

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