Bronson Arroyo's 100th win as a Red had to rank as the easiest. Arroyo threw a complete game to beat the San Francisco Giants 11-0 Monday before a sellout crowd of 41,797 at AT&T Park. Arroyo (9-7) allowed seven hits, walked none and struck out six. It was his 15th career complete game and sixth shutout. Arroyo is 100-89 as a Red. The 100th win ties him with Mario Soto for 18th on the Reds' all-time list. "It doesn't mean much right now," Arroyo said. "The win means a lot. No. 100 makes me realize I've been here a while and the years have gone quickly." Arroyo is 6-0 and the Reds are 9-0 when he starts following a Reds loss. Getting a 10-day, 11-game road trip started with a win was a good sign. "The times we have slid downhill on the West Coast is because we've gotten off to a bad start," Arroyo said. "We weren't able to win one of the couple of games and weren't able to rebound. It was important for us to get off to a good start today. "This was about as good as you can get. Saved the bullpen. Those guys have been working hard. The bats came alive. It could be a good sign for the rest of year." The game ended when Derrick Robinson robbed Jeff Francoeur of a home run, going above the wall in center. Robinson brought the ball back, bobbled it and then recovered. "Awesome," Arroyo said. "I don't usually make it through a game like that without giving up a solo home run. I figured it was par for the course that it was going to go out of the yard. Derrick went up and got it in style." If you're going to play a doubleheader -- as the Reds are Tuesday -- Monday's blowout was the kind of game you want leading into it. The Reds scored three times in the first and then added at least a run in every inning through the seventh. They flirted with a rare feat: Only three teams in the modern era have scored a run in all nine innings.
Reds rout Giants, 11-0
Cincinnati Enquirer | Jul 23