Bronson Arroyo, the Reds Gopher King

by Bill Chuck on July 8, 2013

Allowing a lot of homers does not make you a bad pitcher.

Top 10

Homer Granting Pitchers

Rk Player HR From To G W L W-L% SV IP ERA Tm
1 Jamie Moyer 522 1986 2012 696 269 209 .563 0 4074.0 4.25 CHC-TEX-STL-BAL-TOT-SEA-PHI-COL
2 Robin Roberts 505 1948 1966 676 286 245 .539 25 4688.2 3.41 PHI-BAL-TOT
3 Fergie Jenkins 484 1965 1983 664 284 226 .557 7 4500.2 3.34 PHI-TOT-CHC-TEX-BOS
4 Phil Niekro 482 1964 1987 864 318 274 .537 29 5404.0 3.35 MLN-ATL-NYY-CLE-TOT
5 Don Sutton 472 1966 1988 774 324 256 .559 5 5282.1 3.26 LAD-HOU-TOT-MIL-CAL
6 Frank Tanana 448 1973 1993 638 240 236 .504 1 4188.1 3.66 CAL-BOS-TEX-DET-TOT
7 Warren Spahn 434 1942 1965 750 363 245 .597 29 5243.2 3.09 BSN-MLN-TOT
8 Bert Blyleven 430 1970 1992 692 287 250 .534 0 4970.0 3.31 TOT-TEX-PIT-CLE-MIN-CAL
9 Tim Wakefield 418 1992 2011 627 200 180 .526 22 3226.1 4.41 PIT-BOS
10 Steve Carlton 414 1965 1988 741 329 244 .574 2 5217.2 3.22 STL-PHI-TOT-MIN
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Generated 7/8/2013.

Bronson Arroyo is 50th on the all-time list with 298 homers allowed

Yesterday, the Mariners defeated the Reds, 3-1, with Bronson Arroyo throwing six innings, allowing five hits and three runs with one walk and six strikeouts. He also allowed homers to Nick Franklin and Justin Smoak. Franklin’s blast was the club-record 235th home run allowed by Arroyo in his eight seasons with the Reds. He entered the game tied with Tom Browning for the record.

Nine to Know

Reds All-time Gopher Leaders

Rk Player HR From To G W L W-L% SV IP BB SO ERA
1 Bronson Arroyo 236 2006 2013 251 98 89 .524 0 1605.0 421 1054 4.05
2 Tom Browning 234 1984 1994 300 123 88 .583 0 1911.0 506 997 3.92
3 Joe Nuxhall 197 1944 1966 484 130 109 .544 18 2169.1 706 1289 3.80
4 Aaron Harang 185 2003 2010 217 75 80 .484 0 1343.0 353 1125 4.28
5 Mario Soto 172 1977 1988 297 100 92 .521 4 1730.1 657 1449 3.47
6 Bob Purkey 156 1958 1964 244 103 76 .575 3 1588.0 348 635 3.49
7 Ken Raffensberger 155 1947 1954 250 89 99 .473 7 1490.0 305 511 3.64
8 Gary Nolan 141 1967 1977 245 110 67 .621 0 1656.1 411 1035 3.02
9 Jim Maloney 135 1960 1970 289 134 81 .623 4 1818.2 786 1592 3.16
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Generated 7/8/2013.

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