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Reds hope to score runs for Arroyo against Nationals

May 21, 2007 - 2:01 PM Washington (16-28) at Cincinnati (17-27) 7:10 pm EDT

CINCINNATI (Ticker) -- The Cincinnati Reds are in real danger of dropping below the surging Washington Nationals for the worst record in the National League.

They hope to turn the tide Monday, when they send ace Bronson Arroyo to the mound in the opener of a four-game series with the Nationals.

Washington has won seven of its past 10 games, while Cincinnati is marred in a 4-14 stretch.

The Reds have had trouble scoring runs in Arroyo's starts, managing a total of 12 as the righthander has absorbed four losses and failed to involved in the decision of three others. The 30-year-old has lost his last two starts, despite yielding just three earned runs in 14 innings.

Arroyo (2-4, 2.64 ERA) has dominated the Nationals in the past, holding them scoreless over 16 innings in two starts.

Washington will counter with rookie Levale Speigner (1-0, 4.91). The converted reliever made his first career start last Wednesday against Atlanta, allowing four runs and eight hits in four innings, but did not factor in the decision of a 6-4 loss.

Speigner was thrust into the rotation due to the injuries to Shawn Hill, Jason Bergmann, Jerome Williams and John Patterson.

The Nationals have lost eight road games in a row.








  • NL
    FINAL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 9 1
    CINCINNATI 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 3 x 8 12 1 (FINAL)

    BATTERIES: WAS - LEVALE SPEIGNER, WINSTON ABREU (4TH), SAUL RIVERA (7TH), JON
    RAUCH (8TH) AND BRIAN SCHNEIDER
    CIN - BRONSON ARROYO, VICTOR SANTOS (3RD), TODD COFFEY
    (7TH), JO

    May 21 10:00 PM
  • 35
    roots
    RUWTbot Added 35 roots (Close Finish)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 9:51 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY JAVIER VALENTIN (1) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT
    IN THE 8TH OFF JON RAUCH SCORED SCOTT HATTEBERG.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 7, CINCINNATI 8
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: J COUTLANGUS (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 9:46 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SCOTT HATTEBERG SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 1 RUN IN, S HATTEBERG ON SECOND, 1 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 7
    CINCINNATI 6 BOTTOM, 8TH
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.206, 1-FOR-2, BB)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 9:42 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY RYAN ZIMMERMAN (5) TO LEFT CENTER WITH 1
    OUT IN THE 4TH OFF VICTOR SANTOS.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 7, CINCINNATI 5
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: D YOUNG (.267, 2-FOR-2, 2 RBI)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 8:28 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY SCOTT HATTEBERG SCORED ALEX GONZALEZ.
    SITUATION: 3 RUNS IN, S HATTEBERG ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 6
    CINCINNATI 5 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.208, 1-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 8:19 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    DOUBLE BY ALEX GONZALEZ SCORED ADAM DUNN.
    SITUATION: 2 RUNS IN, A GONZALEZ ON SECOND, 2 OUT
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 6
    CINCINNATI 4 BOTTOM, 3RD
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: S HATTEBERG (.292, 1-FOR-1, HR, 2 RBI)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 8:18 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    SOLO HOME RUN BY KEN GRIFFEY JR (9) TO RIGHT WITH 1 OUT IN
    THE 3RD OFF LEVALE SPEIGNER.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 6, CINCINNATI 3
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: B PHILLIPS (.291, 0-FOR-1)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 8:13 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY SCOTT HATTEBERG (3) TO RIGHT WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF LEVALE SPEIGNER SCORED ADAM DUNN.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 6, CINCINNATI 2
    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: D ROSS (.200, 4 HR, 13 RBI)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 7:54 PM


  • NL
    AT CINCINNATI - SCORING UPDATE
    TWO-RUN HOME RUN BY AUSTIN KEARNS (5) TO CENTER WITH 2 OUT
    IN THE 2ND OFF BRONSON ARROYO SCORED DMITRI YOUNG.
    CURRENT SCORE: WASHINGTON 6, CINCINNATI 0
    DUE UP FOR WASHINGTON: B SCHNEIDER (.228, 1-FOR-1, RBI)

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 7:44 PM


  • NL
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
    - - - - - - - - - - - -
    WASHINGTON 4 4 4 0
    CINCINNATI 0 0 1 (BOT 1)

    CURRENT PITCHERS: WAS - LEVALE SPEIGNER
    CIN - BRONSON ARROYO

    DUE UP FOR CINCINNATI: R FREEL (.271, 1 HR, 10 RBI)
    N HOPPER (.267, 0 HR, 0 RBI)
    K GRIFFEY JR (.297,

    Nationals vs. RedsMay 21 7:31 PM