In his last 10 starts, Bronson Arroyo has pitched at least 6 innings 9 times with an ERA of 3.68, 6.6 K/9 and 3.1 BB/9. Of course the start previous to that stretch was the 1+ inning gem in Toronto where he gave up 10 runs. Perhaps that was a wake up call? (ASIDE: What's the likelihood that Arroyo sings the song Wakeup Call by Maroon 5 in his show?)
When the Astros came to Cincinnati nearly three weeks ago, they were 54-59 and coming off of back-to-back losses to the Cubs. Since that point they've gone 12-6, including an 8-game win streak that started with a sweep of the Reds, but they've actually lost a game in the standings to the Cubs - not that it matters. During that time the Reds went from 3 back of the Astros for 4th place (woo hoo) to 9 back after going 5-10 and trading Adam Dunn.
The Reds still haven't won back-to-back games in over a month. Let's see if Goodroyo can get on the front side of one of those tonight.