Keeping up with the Arroyos

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NOTE: Hernando High graduates Bronson Arroyo (Class of 1995) and Christian Arroyo (Class of 2013) aren’t related, but they’ve both played Major League Baseball this summer. Hernando Sun will track their progress weekly throughout the next few months.
Bronson Arroyo made two starts this past week, and struggled in his outing last Monday at San Diego, taking the loss as his Cincinnati Reds fell, 9-3. The 40-year-old right-hander lasted 4 2/3 innings, giving up nine earned runs on 13 hits, walking none while striking out two. He hit one batter, and threw 90 pitches, 57 for strikes.
He didn’t fare much better in his start Sunday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Arroyo lasted just three innings, permitting five earned runs on seven hits, striking out three. This time he only tossed 51 pitches, 39 for strikes, and again was tagged with the loss as the Reds went down, 8-7.
After the game, Arroyo admitted there are tears in his shoulder that could put the immediate and long-term status of his career in doubt. On Monday, he was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained right shoulder.
On the season, Arroyo is 3-6 with a 7.35 earned run average. In 14 starts, he has thrown 71 innings and struck out 45, though he has struggled with the long ball, giving up 23 home runs.

Christian Arroyo watches a pop-up while playing for the San Francisco Giants against the Washington Nationals on Memorial Day at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Photo by Valerie Shoaps/Cal Sport Media via AP Images

In his second week back with the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats, Christian Arroyo was hit in the wrist by a pitch in Wednesday’s contest versus the Las Vegas 51s. He was removed from the game and X-rays were negative, however he didn’t play the remainder of the series on Thursday and Friday. He also sat out Saturday and Sunday against the Albuquerque Isotopes.
On Tuesday, the 22-year-old made a start at second base and went 1-for-4 with a run batted in on a single. He was 0-for-1 before getting plunked on Wednesday, when he again started at second and batted leadoff.
Since getting optioned back to the minors following a stint with the San Francisco Giants, the former first-round draft pick is hitting .292 with a home run, four RBI and four runs scored in seven games. He’s hitting .404 with seven doubles, four homers, 16 RBI and 18 runs scored in 23 contests with the River Cats this year.
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