Final R H E
Los Angeles Dodgers (68-55) 4 8 0
Cincinnati Reds (53-70) 0 9 0
W: Urias (4-2) L: DeSclafani (7-2)
FanGraphs Win Probability | Box Score

The Good
–Eugenio Suarez was 3-4 with a double. Jose Peraza had two more hits. Brandon Phillips had a couple of hits, as well.

–Billy Hamilton just had one hit, but it was just another day for him in the field:

If Hamilton doesn’t win the Gold Glove, it’ll be a complete joke. By far the best defensive center fielder in either league.

–Tony Cingrani pitched a perfect eighth inning.

The Bad
–The Reds out-hit LA, but hit into a couple of double plays that didn’t help their cause. In two other innings (the sixth and the seventh), Cincinnati had two on with two out, but Scott Schebler and Joey Votto couldn’t get any runs across.

–Schebler pinch-hit and stayed in the game. He struck out both times he batted. That poor guy is struggling: .188/.257/.344.

Not-So-Random Thoughts
–Five game winning streak. You can’t win ’em all, but the Reds do have a chance to win another series tomorrow afternoon.

–He went seven innings, but it wasn’t the strongest start we’ve ever seen from Anthony DeSclafani: seven innings, four runs allowed on eight hits and a walk. Disco struck out six Dodgers.

–Beautiful day at the ol’ ballyard, but not so beautiful on the scoreboard. The Reds will get ’em tomorrow.

21 Responses

  1. Kurt Frost

    Hamilton doesn’t hit enough home runs for the gold glove.

    • Chuck Schick

      Then how did Juan Lagares win in 2014 with 4 home runs?

      • Kurt Frost

        Rafael Palmerio said that when he won at first base while playing DH.

      • greenmtred

        Palmiero’s sarcasm would not be out of place at RLN.

  2. Scotly50

    Schebler just does not seem to be able to hit Major League pitching. Maybe time to move on.

    • Darrin

      The guys got something like 175 total major league at bats, ya gotta cut him a little slack.

    • Chad Dotson

      25 years old. Not ready to move on yet. But he certainly hasn’t done much to distinguish himself on the major league level to this point.

      • TR

        In addition to Schebler, I’d like to see Yorman Rodriguez, if he’s healthy, get a good tryout in the Bigs.

  3. ArtWayne

    Take his zero for 28 away and he has a decent average. Remember this is Fall Training in the summer.

    • seat101

      There was a guy named Mehas who went one for 28. I think he turned out all right. Even above replacement.

      • seat101

        I really have to check my work. I said “Willie Mays” the computer heard “Mehas”

      • Darrin

        That makes more sense, I googled Mehas and came up with some minor leaguer from the 60s.

      • Steve Mancuso

        I get your point. On the other hand, by the time Mays was 25, he had won the MVP award and had hit 51 home runs. Those were two different seasons. He’d led the league with 40 SB in a third season and had an OPS over 1.000 twice. Again, all by age 25. Schebler’s age.

      • seat101

        See, I definitely don’t think he is in May’s company at all. I was just using hyperbole to make the point that let’s give him more time until we judge him unable to do the job.

    • Nick Carrington

      Big problem for Schebler is that Jesse Winker profiles as a much better player and is ready any time. Schebler needs to show something soon.

  4. CI3J

    I think it says a lot about how the team has played recently in that, even when they lose and get shut out, there’s still a sense of positivity about it. Think back to earlier in the season where each loss was a depressing slog, while this game had one of those “Eh, just wasn’t their day.” feel to it.

    There does seem to be some light at the end of this Rebuild/Reboot tunnel.

    • ohiojimw

      I was busy and not following the game play by play or even half inning by half inning but I knew Utley had hit the lead off homer. Then I saw a tweet about Holt shouldn’t have thrown home closely followed by another which said Disco was “really getting pounded”. I was thinking oh, well, expecting the Red were at least 5 down and headed deeper…. Then a few minutes later I was able to take time to check in and was pleasantly surprised to see the Reds were only down 3 nil and very much still in the game. What a difference a couple of months makes to a relative term such as “getting pounded”…. 🙂

  5. jim t

    actually jim I was at the game and Disco should have been out of the inning you referred to unscored on. Think the scorers were generous in giving a hit to the lead off batter and Holt missing the cut off man and going home was a blunder as well. Disco should have been out of the inning with 0 runs givin up.

  6. NorMich Red

    Per the comments on Schebler, I still wonder if he’s dealing with a lingering injury from the plunking on the kneecap he took a few weeks ago, just a couple days if I recall after the walk-off HR against the Cardinals. I’m disappointed with his body of work the last several weeks, but am far from ready to put him on the discard pile. I’m hoping he comes back to spring training healthy, hopefully with an increased sense of resolve, and ready to compete for a spot on a team where few are going to have guaranteed spots or roles. Hope he plays winter ball somewhere to get additional rep’s and get ready for ST. I’m still of the opinion there’s something there.

  7. muttonlettucetomato

    Cowboy was mentioning in the pregame that Disco struggles with left handed batters and that LA had stacked their lineup with lefties. After watching the game, it does look like Disco probably needs to develop a pitch to help him out on that front. He was getting hit hard.

    • CI3J

      Has Disco developed enough of a reputation around the league that teams are actually planning their offenses around him?

      If so, wow.