Tonight’s pitching matchup between the Phillies and Reds features Roy Halladay vs Bronson Arroyo. Recent history would tell us that this is a mismatch of near epic proportions. Courtesy of STATS INC, let’s look at the previous four times these guys have faced the team they’ll face tonight.
In his last four starts against the Reds, Roy Halladay has a 1.91 ERA and a postseason no hitter. In his last four starts against the Phillies, Bronson Arroyo has an ERA of 10.00, has given up 9 HRs and lasted an average of just over 4 innings per start.
To sum up, tonight features complete and total ownage versus total futility.