I'm sure if I read what I've written in these Game Threads about Bronson Arroyo all season, I come off as a whiny little snot-nosed snot. Not that there's anything wrong with that. But give him his due: he's a 1.0+ WARP player this year. Thinking about Arroyo's HR problem, while watching Homer Bailey get lit up for a pair of 2-run shots in the first inning last night, leads me to believe that the Reds need to issue their entire pitching staff a Danny Graves circa-2000 sinker-ball. I think there are still some down in the Y2K bunker. More importantly, if there are any outside starting pitcher pick-ups this offseason, the Reds oughta be wary to Shields themselves against the fly-ball pitcher. Great American Ballpark and (don't hate me for saying this) an outfield with Yonder Alonso on the right-handed pull side, should be factored into any acquisition.
Lineup after the jump.
|2011 - Bronson Arroyo||8-11||33||29||0||0||0||0||175.2||207||110||103||40||41||98||5.28||1.41|
|2011 - Randy Wolf||12-9||30||30||0||0||0||0||193.2||188||82||74||22||62||119||3.44||1.29|
Brandon Phillips (R) 2B
Nyjer Morgan (L) CF
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