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Sunday Night Sweep Thread: Dodgers at Reds (2013.09.08)

Can’t beat the good teams? The Reds play the final game of this series, looking to sweep the Dodgers on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. It’s been an extremely successful homestand already, as the Reds have gone 5-1 against the Cardinals and Dodgers.

In a rematch of the July 26th pitcher’s duel between these clubs, Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw (14-8, 1.89 ERA, 0.92 WHIP) takes on Homer Bailey (10-10, 3.42 ERA, 1.11 WHIP). Bailey is coming off back-to-back scoreless appearances against the Cardinals, where he allowed 7 hits, issued 3 walks, and struck out 15 over 14.1 innings.

In their last matchup, the Dodgers won 2-1 behind Kershaw’s 8 innings of 1-run baseball. He allowed just 6 hits, no walks and struck out 8. Bailey was also great in that game, allowing both runs, 7 hits, and one walk while striking out 5 over 7 innings.

So, it should be a “good old fashioned good one”. With a win tonight, the Reds will find themselves in a tie for 2nd place in the National League Central. The last time the Reds were in second place was June 20th.

Watch or listen to the game and discuss it here. GO Reds!

Choo CF
Heisey LF
Votto 1B
Phillips 2B
Bruce RF
Frazier 3B
Cozart SS
Hanigan C
Bailey P

464 thoughts on “Sunday Night Sweep Thread: Dodgers at Reds (2013.09.08)

  1. Anybody want to make a prediction? Dusty already trying everything in his power to blow this game and this offense looks lost.

  2. Swing at he pitch in his eyes? That was ball 4. The word is out, down in the count, Reds hitter will swing a ball 3, 4, 5 and 6.

  3. No matter what happens in this game, this has been a fantastic series between two evenly matched teams.

  4. Wonder if the ESPN guy is thinking how Dusty is pressing all the right buttons, except for Soto.

    • @RedAlert: Right… how can a team with talent like the Dodgers only score 2 runs? Wait… both teams have to runs? What? It’s like both sides have good pitching or something. Weird.

  5. Here we go. Frazier gets a single. Hamilton pinch-runs and steals second. Cozart drives him in!

  6. 10 pitches of utter nastiness. I would absolutely bring him back out if we do not score. This game is very important. We’d be tied in 2nd with the Pirates

    • @Josh: Exactly. Who is next……the Cubs?? This would be a huge game to win. You can’t overemphasize it.

  7. There have been some times I’ve questioned just how good Chapman is, but he has been untouchable the last few games. Just incredible.

  8. Todd should have swung at that 3rd pitch as per usual …he would have reached 1st on the PB

  9. Wow. We are in second place ladies and gentlemen! We just SWEPT the team that hasn’t lost three in a row in MONTHS!

  10. Oh baby!!!!!! What a series!

    This Dallas Cowboys fan has had a very good night so far.

  11. Wow wow wow the Reds sweep, sweep sweep the Dodgers. Awesome is all I can say. I take that back I have this to say: NEXT. Go Reds! Adios Amigos.

  12. A good throw gets Cozart at the plate. B Ham scores standing. Bad decision. Great game as the Reds win once again despite Dusty’s awful decisions..

    • A good throw gets Cozart at the plate. B Ham scores standing. Bad decision. Great game as the Reds win once again despite Dusty’s awful decisions..

      He scored easily.

  13. That has to be such a great feeling for Hanigan. Been a tough year for him. Awesome!

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