May 21, 2008

Reds 1, Dodgers 4: Second Verse, Same as the First

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Dodgers (24-21)02000020-490
W: Chad Billingsley (4-5) L: Matt Belisle (1-4) S: Takashi Saito (7)


The Reds continued to show they have no business playing on the west coast. Every year their season dies out there. I understand it’s several hundred miles from home base, but it’s not like the team drives out there. Weak.

Mat Belisle actually pitched well, providing the lone spot of optimism for the Reds. If he can regularly go 6 innings and allow only 3 runs–and I think he can–then the Reds have found themselves a solid 5th starter.

The offense and defense were no-shows, though, losing the game.

The Reds thoughts of reaching .500 have been dashed until they return from California, as they fall to 21-25. They attempt not to get swept in another game no one in Reds land will be watching tonight at 10:10pm EDT when Johnny Cueto goes against Hiroki Kuroda.

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