@ Cincinnati Reds
Friday, Jul 17, 2009, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park
Jeff Suppan vs Bronson Arroyo
Partly cloudy,rain. Game time temperature around 75.
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If I told you that Jeff Suppan's career ERA was under 3.00, would you be surprised? Well you should be because it's actually 5.67. Seriously, why does it seem like Suppan owns the Reds, but he has a terrible ERA against them? I guess he has pitched decently against them since moving to Milwaukee, but there is a nice trend going with his numbers that makes me optimistic. Here are his innings and runs from his last 5 starts against the Reds:
Based on that trend, Suppan is due to give up 6 runs tonight. I wish that felt like enough.
Bronson Arroyo will be riding f*ckin' Raven to the ballpark tonight. Make sure you never let 'em see your Tiger Eyes, Bronson! After 3 straight terrible starts pitching to Ramon Hernandez, Arroyo pitched a complete game shutout to Ryan Hanigan in his last start. Thankfully, Hanigan will be the man again behind the play for Arroyo. I really hope that means something.
In case you missed it, Drew Sutton has been called up from Triple-A, replacing Josh Roenicke, who was sent down. The Reds now have a full bench again, especially since Chris Dickerson is back in the lineup.
It should be a nice night for baseball. There's a chance of a shower in the area, but I doubt it washes the night out. Looks like a great night to watch Arroyo get his most deserved 10th win of the season. (Harang grinds teeth in anger.)