Scouting Today’s Starters from MLB.com
Bronson Arroyo – In a 5-1 win over the Cardinals on Wednesday, Arroyo made it four-straight quality starts when he allowed one earned run and six hits over six innings without a walk and five strikeouts for the win. He had retired 11 in a row entering his final inning. Despite having made only 92 pitches, Arroyo was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the Cincinnati half of the sixth, but he said he could have definitely continued if permitted.
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Rich Hill – Hill was stellar in his last start against Houston, giving up one run on three hits over seven innings while striking out seven. The lefty threw 116 pitches, matching his season high. He had struggled with his command but got things right against the Astros. Hill is last in the Major Leagues in run support, and the Cubs tallied just three runs while he was on the mound. He has faced the Reds twice this year, and is 1-0.
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