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Bronson Arroyo is looking… good?

Oct 7, 2012, 10:32 PM EDT

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Awful MLB Fan Cave commercial aside, Bronson Arroyo‘s postseason is off to a great start, as he’s shut the Giants down for three innings with the Reds on top 1-0 in Game 2 of the NLDS.

A Ryan Ludwick homer off Madison Bumgarner has accounted for the only run.

Making Arroyo his No. 2 starter seemed to be the weak link in Dusty Baker’s postseason master plan, but Arroyo has the curve working tonight and has retired all nine hitters he’s faced. He’s already lowered his career postseason ERA from 6.04 to 5.33.

It’s just Arroyo’s second postseason start in his seven years with the Reds. He made two starts and eight relief appearances with the Red Sox previously.

  1. donttouchdownmethere - Oct 7, 2012 at 10:44 PM

    As a Reds fan, “Arroyo” and “strikes out the side” are not words that I ever think I have heard in the same sentence.

  2. jonrox - Oct 7, 2012 at 10:53 PM

    If anyone says the “p” word, I’m going to punch them right in the nose!

  3. randygnyc - Oct 7, 2012 at 11:13 PM

    Perfect game?

    • jonrox - Oct 7, 2012 at 11:15 PM

      *Punches in the nose*

  4. tfbuckfutter - Oct 7, 2012 at 11:23 PM

    If there is one word to describe Bronson Arroyo as a major league player it is, without a doubt, “adequate”.

  5. whodeytn - Oct 7, 2012 at 11:31 PM

    6 IP, 1 H… Adequate?

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 8, 2012 at 7:44 AM

      It was a great start by an adequate pitcher. Yes.

  6. footballchic777 - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:22 AM

    *tf———– Your name alone shows your aptitude for acting like an adult…so we will explain this slowly. The word for Bronson tonight was A W E S O M E!

    • sdbunting - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:35 AM

      …These are the jokes, people.

  7. xmatt0926x - Oct 8, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    I thought that MLB commercial was pretty good. The quick and intentionally awkward shots of Chapman saying “shabalaba dingdong” were great.

  8. badintent - Oct 8, 2012 at 2:19 AM

    Hey now, isn’t Bronson a former Red Sox pitcher ?? just saying ……………………

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