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Game Thread: Reds at Dodgers (2013.07.27)

The Reds will try to get back on the good side of the scoreboard against the Dodgers tonight.  Bronson Arroyo, fresh off one of his best starts of the season, will look to take down Hyun-Jin Ryu and the Dodgers.

This should be another excellent pitcher’s matchup.  Let’s hope the Reds can dent the plate a few more times tonight and take the W.  GOOOOOO Reds!

280 thoughts on “Game Thread: Reds at Dodgers (2013.07.27)

  1. Dodgers have 1 putout in the outfield tonight. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that.

  2. Nice thought by Heisey. I guess if you can bunt in the first, you can in the ninth. Maybe that’s the type of bunt to try early. Huh.

  3. Pathetic. 19 straight Reds retired after Heisey’s triple. 3 total base runners. Have to beat Capuano.

  4. Reds finish the last 6.1 innings with nothing but outs. Great performance by LAD. At least the reds haven’t lost ground. Have to win tomorrow!

  5. Pitiful effort by the Reds. They look tired from the road trip. unfortunately, they still have 4 games to go.

  6. There cannot possibly be a more frustrating team to follow in all of baseball.

  7. Phew, I’m glad that’s over. A Fitting end to tonight’s stinker. Over matched again.

  8. Time is running out for the “its only” excuse. Its only April, Its only May, Its only June, Its only July. If we have to say its only August the Reds will be in deep doo-doo. Time for the Reds to start doing some business beginning tomorrow. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

    • @Sergeant2: Remember that we still have Ludz coming back. That will help a ton against these lefties. Also, I’m not so sure Walt won’t pull something off before the deadline. I just hope he finally addresses offense. Pitching is fine (quit scouting Peavy).

  9. all boils down to offense in my opinion. Reds struggle in games versus good teams, not because of pitching (usually), but because of hitting. How many times do we play, STL, ATL, LAD, PIT etc and lose 4-1, 3-1, 2-1, etc. Our pitching holds good offenses to 2-4 runs, but you can’t win games when you only score 1. Dodgers broadcast said the last 5 wins they had against the Reds, they dodgers held the Reds to 1 run. The reds score bunches on bad pitchers and bad teams and collect good overall stats when you look at the season at a whole, but what has plagued this team in 2010, 2012, and this year is the inability to score runs against good teams which puts an incredible amount of pressure on the pitching staff.

    Now, in my opinion:

    Put Choo in leadoff against RHP and D. Robinson against LHP and bat Choo 2nd.

    2nd…D Mesoraco (352/444/537 vs LHP)

    Keep Votto 3rd

    Phillips 4th

    Bruce 5th

    Heisey 6th

    Frazier 7th

    Cozart 8th

    When Ludwick comes back you do this


    • @abox03: I firmly believe with these two lineups, you do not have the black hole situation. You also alternate LH, RH through the heart of the lineup which will make pitching match-ups more difficult.

  10. A total of two runs in the last two games and the Reds lose a chance to gain two on the Cards. Unless the offense is jolted by the deadline, the Reds are not going to pass the Pirates and Cards by the end of September.

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