Let’s recap tonight’s titanic struggle….
Los Angeles 4
W: H. Ryu (9-3)
L: B. Arroyo (9-8)
S: K. Jansen (14)
–Jay Bruce hit his 22nd homer. Chris Heisey tripled. Logan Ondrusek pitched a dominant inning.
That pretty much covers it, as far as positives are concerned.
–Two hits? That’s two consecutive evenings that the Reds have had trouble scoring. Sure, it was against two pretty good pitchers, but…
–That wasn’t very much fun.
–Bronson Arroyo wasn’t bad: 5.1 innings, three runs allowed on eight hits. He wasn’t great either. Didn’t matter either way, as the Reds couldn’t get anything going against Hyun-Jin Ryu.
–Huge South Korean contingent at the stadium (and in the television audience) tonight, for Ryu and our guy Shin-Soo Choo.
–Not sure what else I can say about this one. Not much to enjoy, from the Cincinnati perspective.
The Reds will try to avoid the sweep tomorrow, with Tony Cingrani taking the mound. Are your fingers crossed? Yeah, I’m not very smart and/or I don’t have a very good memory. The mighty Redlegs won the first game of this series, of course. They’ll try for a split tomorrow. Sheesh. (Thanks to commenter CI3J for reminding me of what happened on Thursday night.)