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CINCINNATI At the beginning of the season, the Cincinnati Reds rotation was strictly under quality control quality start after quality start after quality start.Then, just as suddenly, it changed. The starters went nine straight starts without injecting a single one deemed quality six or more innings, three or less runs.Of course, quality starts are deemed dubious in some quarters because three runs in six innings is a 4.50 earned run average and how quality is that? Shouldnt it be two runs or less for six or more innings a 3.00 ERA?The nine-game streak with no quality starts was the longest stretch for the Reds since 2005.The streak was stopped Sunday afternoon by veteran Bronson Arroyo against the Milwaukee Brewers 6 23 innings, no runs, five hits, one walk, five sterikeouts during a 5-1 victory.Maybe an indication of what quality starts mean, or dont mean, is shown by what the Reds did during those nine straight starts without a quality showings. The Reds were 6-3.Manager Du...
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