Bronson Arroyo took the mound Saturday night at GABP, he walked off the mound Saturday night as a winner. Arroyo has been
Mr. Reliable as of late for the Reds and he didn’t disappoint Saturday. Cincinnati coming off a disappointing loss Friday night needed a victory Saturday. Currently sitting 3.5 games behind the Pittsburgh Pirates the Reds need all the wins they can get. Thankfully Saturday night they got a win, 6-3 over the Milwaukee Brewers.
Arroyo (13-9) recored his 13th win of the season thanks to a 7 inning outing that saw him give up 7H, 3ER, while striking out 6 Brewers. Arroyo has been spot on recently, every outing he is giving the team a chance to win. In a contract year the offseason will be difficult for the front office whether to resign the veteran or not.
The Reds offense relied on the long ball tonight. Four home runs helped the Reds get the 6-3 victory. A home run in the 5th by Chris Heisey brought the Reds back into the game. Ryan Ludwick’s first home run of the season tied the game and Zach Cozart’s two run blast gave the Reds the lead and they never looked back.
Joey Votto would homer in the 7th to give the Reds a 5-2 lead. Zach Cozart singled to center in the 7th to drive in Brandon Phillips. Cozart had a huge night on Saturday 2-4 with 3RBI is exactly what the young short stop needed. The entire Reds offense had a solid night with the exception of Shin Soo Choo who went 0-fer on the night. Every other Reds position player had 2 hits apiece. No complaints about the offense tonight.
JJ Hoover relieved Arroyo in the 8th, Hoover restarted his scoreless inning streak only giving up 1 hit. To close out the game it was none other than Aroldis Chapman who struck out the side on 20 pitches, 13 of those pitches were strikes. Chapman has been dominant as of late except for the minor blip a little over a week ago.
The Reds and Brewers return to GABP for the rubber match Sunday afternoon at 1:10 as Greg Reynolds will be starting for the Reds.