Bronson Arroyo is usually good for one or two of these games each year. You know, the kind where he gets beaten like a blue-eyed stepchild. Arroyo’s bead-and-butter has always been his curveball. When it is hanging, lock the windows and hide the children.
Arroyo couldn’t get out of the fourth inning last night against the Padres, surrendering eight hits and eight runs. He walked two and failed to strike out a batter.
Micah Owings replaced Arroyo in the fourth and promptly gave up a single to Jerry Hairston and grand slam to Adrian Gonzalez. Two of those runs were charged to Arroyo and two to Owings himself. After the slam by Gonzalez, Owings settled down. He, Nick Masset and Carlos Fisher kept the Padres off the board for the rest of the game.
Fill-in players Paul Janish and Ryan Hanigan continue to produce when given an opportunity. Each had two hits last night. Janish is hitting .462, with Hanigan close behind at .440.