Friday, July 1, 2011

The Cincinnati Reds Lose The Ohio Cup

With today's loss 8-2 to the Cleveland Indians, the Cincinnati Reds have lost the coveted Ohio Cup. If you don't know about this prized possession, wanted by all sports teams even Canadian hurlers, it's the trophy given to the winner of the year series between the Cincinnati Reds and the Cleveland Indians.

Okay, on to the serious stuff. I've complained that Reds starting pitcher Bronson Arroyo has not looked like himself. I blame the mononucleosis. Today he was throwing batting practice. The Indians blasted three home runs off him. And he ended up giving eight earned runs. Reds radio color analyst noted that Arroyo is not getting his fastball up to speed. It's time for Reds management to talk to Arroyo and see if there is a problem. That might mean to DL him. There are better options in the minors. Dontrelle Willis. Travis Wood. The Reds cannot continue to send him out there.

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