Bronson Arroyo's first pitch of the game clocked 70 mph on the Great American Ball Park radar gun. The next two came in at 72 and 72 mph.
Nothing special there, except the Rockies couldn't touch `em.
Arroyo limited the NL's most prolific offense to four singles in eight innings, and Jay Bruce had a two-run homer among his three hits, leading the Cincinnati Reds to a 3-0 victory over Colorado on Monday night.
The Reds have three shutouts in their last four games. They've blanked out six of their last 21 opponents, tying them with St. Louis and Pittsburgh for the league lead with nine shutouts this season.
Arroyo (6-5) allowed only one runner to reach second base while throwing 86 pitches that sometimes seemed oh-so-slow.
''I didn't have amazing stuff,'' Arroyo said. ''Things just worked out. It was one of those games. I was able to keep guys off second base. Had some quick innings, kept my pitch count down. Some days the ball bounces your way.''
Arroyo wasn't amazing, but the r...