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Game 104: Reds vs. Padres (7:10 EDT). Arroyo vs. Wells.

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San Diego Padres
@ Cincinnati Reds

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2012, 7:10 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

Kip Wells vs Bronson Arroyo

Coverage

TV: FSO-HD, FSSD-HD; RADIO: WLW, XPRS; WEB: MLB.tv, Gameday Audio, Gameday

Weather

Clear. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 85.

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After pausing briefly to lose, the Reds are back to not losing. Today, they'll try not to lose with newest Red Jonathan Broxton in tow. He's ultimately taken DL-bound BIll Bray's spot (unless something weird happened between the time a wrote this and the time you're probably not reading it), who - despite having completely lost his control, had allowed just one earned run in 7 outings during July.

Bronson Arroyo, often called upon to put a stop to various streaks, will try to end the violent pitching regression that's already claimed two victims. I don't know if it's the ions in the air or the vapor wafting off the Ohio River, but the last two games haven't been kind to Reds' starters: a combined 10 ER in 5.1 IP. The bullpen has had to eat 12.2 innings over the last two games.

Meanwhile, the Reds bats continue to pick up the Votto slack and turn it into gold-plated diapers. Todd Frazier, for one, is providing proof of concept to Drew Stubbs haters: you can be a very successful hitter despite striking out 25.2% of the time.

Finding things to gripe about with the Reds is hard these days, even if you were Donnie Joseph's biggest fan. I'm going to have to join a Complaining League to supplement.

Bronson Arroyo Stats Kip Wells
3.76 (111) ERA (ERA+) 3.82 (97)
1.223 WHIP 1.576
4.05 K/BB 1.06
3.96 FIP 5.12
4.12 xFIP 5.20
4.08 SIERA 5.27
124.1 IP 33.0

LINEUPS

REDS

PADRES

Bullpen Log

Reliever 7/27 7/28 7/29 7/30 7/31 5 day totals
Aroldis Chapman 1.0, 11p 1.0, 17p 1.0, 18p 3.0 IP, 46 pitches
Sean Marshall 0.1, 6p 2.0, 21p 2.1 IP, 27 pitches
Jonathan Broxton 0.0 IP, 0 pitches
Logan Ondrusek 1.1, 24p 1.0, 21p 2.1 IP, 45 pitches
Jose Arredondo 0.1, 10p 2.0, 35p 2.1 IP, 45 pitches
Sam LeCure 1.0, 16p 2.1, 33p 3.1 IP, 49 pitches
Alfredo Simon 1.1, 24p 2.1, 53p 1.1 IP, 24 pitches

Bullpen notes:

  • Broxton hasn't pitched since July 24.