Oh how the Reds yearn for GABP. The Reds have now lost their last six road games,
pushing them back to third in the NL Central in the process. Cincinnati has been shaky at best on the road this season. Surprising for a team that was pretty decent last season on the road.
Cincinnati rolled into Washington last night to face the Nationals coming off a good homes stand where they took 8 of 10 and pushed themselves into the divison lead. That all changed Thursday night when Bronson Arroyo took the mound and laid a giant goose egg.
Arroyo just didn’t have it last night, happens to the best of them every now and then. His collapse though was hard to watch. After giving up 2 runs in the second inning, the Nationals really got him in the third putting up 4 runs. After the early beating Arroyo settled down and went six innings.
While Arroyo gave up the runs early the Reds offense certainly didn’t help him weather the storm. For all the praise the Reds offense gets for being so powerful they have been very concerning this season so far. Last night Gio Gonzalez held the team to 1 hit. ONE HIT. A hit that happened to be a solo blast from Joey Votto and the loan run for the Reds.
Cincinnati fans are panicking, trust me twitter has not been a pretty place during Reds wins but the season is still early. Although if they don’t sort out this power outage soon we may have some concerns. Things should get better when Ludwick comes back.