Found July 07, 2012 on
Tony La Russa
San Diego Padres
St. Louis Cardinals
Arroyo was dominant on Friday
Dusty Baker's bunch entered Friday's contest against the Friars badly in search of a win. His club was riding a 3-game losing skid due in large part to being able to muster just one run in each of the last three games. Furthermore, the upstart Pirates had overtaken them for the top spot in the division while the hated, third-place Cardinals were nipping at their heels for second.
Needless to say, the Reds desperately needed to turn their fortunes around. And that burden fell on the willing shoulders of ole' veteran Bronson Arroyo. The 34-year old right hander didn't disappoint either. His complete game, shutout performance helped propel the Reds (45-38) to an easy 6-0 victory over the Padres (34-51) at PETCO Park, and helped even up the series at one a piece.
Here's a look at all the good, the bad and the notables:
- The Reds scored more than one run in a ball game and thus, emerged victorious!
- Arroyo de...
BEST OF MAXIM
Reds prospect Billy Hamilton has quickly become one of the hottest names among the minor league circuit this year and the main reason can be summed up in one word: SPEED. Hamilton's knack for swiping bases at an alarming rate has many scouts, coaches, and fans alike anxiously awaiting his arrival to the big show, whenever that may be.
The switch-hitting shortstop is currently...
Good-royo made an appearance for the Reds last night and we finally saw the kind of game that a team like the Reds ought to be playing against a team like the Padres. Final score: Reds 6, Padres 0.
Bronson Arroyo pitched a complete damn game, giving up all zero runs on 3 hits and 1 walk. He struck out 8, which is very unusual for him. He must have ordered what Mat Latos was having...
WAR OF WORDS
Tony La Russa was back on the offensive in his battle with Reds skipper Dusty Baker over the lack of Reds players on the NL All-Star roster, saying he feels "betrayed."
Rodriguez is off to a good start in Louisville.
Louisville 7 Indianapolis 5
Bats (32-57), Last place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Chad Reineke struck out seven and gave up three earned runs in five innings. J.J. Hoover (W 2-0, 1.10) got the win with 2.1 scoreless innings. Donnie Joseph picked up the save (4) though he did allow one earned run in his inning.
7/7 Game Review
Louisville lost 2-0. Box Score
Paul Janish went 1-3.
Bill Rhinehart went 1-3.
Pedro Villarreal allowed a run in 6 innings with 2 walks and 8 strikeouts.
Nick Christiani threw a shutout inning with a walk and a strikeout.
Jordan Smith threw a shutout inning of relief.
Tough start for Villarreal who pitched a very good game but took the loss to fall...
Johnny Cueto won't be representing the Cincinnati Reds in the All-Star game, but the more pressing issue is the lack of run support he's been provided recently.
Luckily for him, the offense seems to be coming around.
Cincinnati hopes to finish an 11-game trip with a third straight win and head into the break on a positive note Sunday against the San Diego Padres.
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Bronson Arroyo pitched a three-hitter, and Ryan Hanigan, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart homered to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night.
Arroyo (4-5) threw his first complete game of the season. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters for the Reds' fifth shutout, but the first solo effort by a starting...
Bronson Arroyo pitched a three-hitter, and Ryan Hanigan, Todd Frazier and Zack Cozart homered to give the Cincinnati Reds a 6-0 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night.
Arroyo (4-5) threw his first complete game of the season. He retired 14 of the final 15 batters for the Reds' fifth shutout, but the first solo effort by a starting pitcher.
Arroyo allowed singles to...
Last night Mat Latos went out against Edinson Volquez in an obvious opportunity to evaluate whether the Reds or the Padres got the better of the trade for the two pitchers.
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Toledo 8 Louisville 0
Bats (32-58), Last place International League West, 24.0 GB
-Tim Gustafson (L 3-3, 6.03) suffered the loss, giving up six earned runs in 5.1 innings. Travis Webb threw two scoreless, while Kanekoa Texeira threw one.
-1B Neftali Soto was 2-4, with a double. CF Joey Gathright and C Corky Miller each doubled as well, and that was it for the Bats.
The Padres lost last night. This time, however, they actually put up a fighting chance instead of doing nothing. There's something I have learned about this team over the past two games. We can't hit anything super slow, a la Bronson Arroyo with his looping curveball. And we can't hit the super fast stuff, like Aroldis Chapman last night hitting 101 MPH. So I think we...
The Cincinnati Reds were pleased overall with their first half. They dropped out of first place in the National League Central last week, but at 47-38, they are within a game of the Pittsburgh Pirates and are in position to claim a wild-card playoff berth. "You always want more," manager Dusty Baker said. "We hoped our young guys would mature and improve, and they...