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2010 Game 144 Thread: Diamondbacks at Reds

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Arizona Diamondbacks
@ Cincinnati Reds

Monday, Sep 13, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Barry Enright vs Bronson Arroyo

Clear. Winds blowing out to left field at 15-20 m.p.h. Game time temperature around .

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2010 - Barry Enright 6-3 2.95 1.21 42 22

2010 - Bronson Arroyo 14-10 4.09 1.18 101 58

We currently find ourselves in a Badroyo cycle. Over the last 6 starts, Bronson Arroyo is just 2-4 with a 5.15 ERA. Badroyo cycles typically last 6-10 starts, though the length can be shortened with antibiotics. The Nasty Hook may not be sailing tonight, but I don't expect him to be suffering still by the time the playoffs roll around.

Barry Enright has been solid in 13 starts so far with the Diamondbacks. He's not a high-strikeout pitcher, so he gets by with good control. Don't expect the Reds to be sitting back and taking pitches. Since he's right-handed, it's sure be nice to see a couple of lefties added to the lineup (would Yonder Alonso or Juan Francisco in left field really be that much of a defensive downgrade?).

As I said earlier today, Reds just need to win 2 games a series and the Cardinals would have to go 19-2 to catch them. If the Cardinals lose 5 of their last 21 games, the Reds only have to win 10. They can't coast into the playoffs, but their not far off.

Go Reds!