After a thrilling victory in Game 1 (recap), Cincinnati and San Francisco will lock horns again tonight in Game 2. Bronson Arroyo will face the Giants’ Madison Bumgarner
We all know about Arroyo; after a brutal 2011 that saw him break the Reds franchise record for HR allowed, Arroyo bounced back with a nice 2012. In all, the 35 year-old Arroyo went 12-10 with a 3.74 ERA.
You probably also know about Bumgarner. Besides having the best name in the league, the 22 year-old lefty is good: 16-11, 3.37. In the last six weeks, however, Bumgarner has struggled, losing four of his six decisions, with a 5.89 ERA.
Should be another intense, exciting game. Are you ready?
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