The Reds will have their work cut out for them tonight as they face off against Clayton Kershaw.  Kershaw’s 9-6 record would suggest he hasn’t been doing that well this season, but his 2.01 ERA suggests something completely different.  The Reds have had some success against him of late however.  Since 2010, the Reds are 1-1 versus Clayton, putting up 12 runs in 5 starts.  Brandon Phillips has 7 hits in 16 at-bats versus Kershaw so perhaps Kershaw’s ERA is about to rise after tonight!

Homer Bailey will need to be on the top of his game however if the Reds want to hand the Dodgers back to back losses and for the Reds to clinch their 5th win on this road trip and inch one step closer to a winning West Coast trip.  I think the good guys are up for it.  GOOOOOO REDS!

A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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  1. I would keep s close eye on Homer from here on out seeing that he threw 120+ pitches last game.

  2. Dodgers hitting alot of balls hard

  3. Homer can’t keep working from behind. They’re going to get him soon.

  4. Imagine that … We need to score to win.

  5. Saw that coming a mile away. Off to bed I go. Reds need a miracle now.

  6. Oh offense….. We need ya

  7. Okay, “Time to do some business”.

  8. Time for the Reds to do some business.

  9. Or need to get on “the sunny side of the scoreboard”.

  10. Homer Bailey pitched a gem. So did Kershaw. We got edged

  11. Pick your favorite Georgism.

  12. Homer’s last pitch was 98.

    They said on the radio before the game that in Homer’s nine losses the Reds have scored a total of 10 runs.

  13. Great time for a Big Old MVP hit.

  14. Not much run support for Homer all year. That’s got to be tough feeling like if you make a mistake it’s going be a loss. Hopefully that won’t be the case tonight.

  15. Homer has thrown 97 pitches. Does he come back out for the seventh? Only reason that’s even a question is because he was left in too long the last game. #irony

    • @Steve Mancuso: I hope not for the reason you stated. I think this is probably why he has such a high ERA. Dusty doesn’t do him any favors. But I’m betting he is left in.

  16. Bruuuuuuce!

  17. Doin’ some business!

  18. Have a good feeling about Super Todd here.

  19. Love me some Jay Bruce. Time for Todd to put us in the lead.

  20. That’s a huge boost for Jay’s confidence, I’d bet. RBI hit off the best lefty in baseball.

  21. Halfway back.

  22. Mesoraco pinch hit for Miller if his spot comes up.

  23. Kershaw at 96 pitches

  24. Zack pick Todd up.

  25. This is a nail biter of a game, wow.

  26. ugly at bat by frazier, only threw him one in the strike zone.

  27. everytime when ZCozart on field, you know what will happen – striked out fly out n defense errors cost Reds another L – cheers dusty

  28. Wow, shocked to see Bailey back out there.

  29. Good job Mr. B.

    Time to do some more business on the sunny side of the scoreboard.

  30. Mes before DRob. Interesting.

  31. Brantley says he thinks it’s strange to have Robinson bat after Mescoraco.

    Marty says that’s right because if Mesoraco gets a hit, he’s too slow for Robinson to make a successful sacrifice bunt.

    That reason is so convoluted it’s unbelievable.

  32. Mes pinch hitting for Miller.

    I guess that’s no longer Corky baseball.

  33. Alright, we need to get D-Rob in.

  34. Yuk. Not what we needed there. It’s up to Heisey.

  35. Heisey, please do something by hook or crook and give JV a chance.

  36. Koufax won 5 straight ERA titles, and his career was cut short with elbow problems. Wow. Imagine that career with a healthy arm.

  37. several AB’s tonight with a man on 2nd….and nada…

    heart of the order in the 9th!

  38. Gotta give it to Kershaw – the guy is probably the best starter in the game right now. Sandy Koufax indeed.

  39. Not looking good. Reds will have to get runs off their closer. Keeping my fingers crossed!

  40. Seems like the Reds have their book on Puig written up and are now working to follow it. They’ve made him look bad tonight.

  41. Idiot old man manager strikes again. Why in the world would you lead off an inning with Mesoraco instead of Robinson? It’s like his brain just shuts off.

  42. Votto walks, and Datdude goes yard… To quote Angels in the Outfield “It can happen!”

  43. 51,841 turned out for tonight’s titanic struggle, 51,841.

  44. It’s up to Jay.

  45. Oh, well. Gotta be at work at 8am. See ya’ guys.

  46. Well, tip of the cap to the Dodgers tonight. Both teams played well and we got edged.

  47. Well we had our chances.

  48. Good game….I feel good about the next two.

  49. Figured it would be a 1-0, 2-1 type game. The boys came up just a little short. Get ’em tomorrow.

  50. The bad news is the Reds lost, the really good news is that both teams ahead of the Reds also lost. We’ll get em tomorrow for sure. Gotta tip my cap to Corky making a great “effort” play at the plate. Still, I’d rather see Hanny or Mes behind the plate whenever possible. We didn’t lose ground so at least there is that. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  51. So if I am a closer facing the 3,4,5 hitters of the Reds trying to protect a 1 run lead, all I have to do is throw 94-95 mph pitches w/ no movement right down the middle and they go quietly? Disturbing …

  52. Eighth inning, one out and one to tie, and Robinson is left on second. That’s the game. It’s not good to be looking up at two teams and lose a chance to gain a game. Plus no Reds trade activity with two months to go.

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A simple Reds fan from a simple town. I have been a Reds fan all my life. The 1990 team was crowned Champions during my prime youth years and I grew up idolizing Chris Sabo all the way down to the flat top hair style and the #17. I have passed that love of the Reds down to my three boys who love the game and the Reds just as much as I do! Follow me on twitter @CoachWilson17

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