Mat Latos turned in a poor outing against his former Reds teammates, which matched the performance of the Dodgers offense in a 10-3 loss.
Latos, Luis Avilan, and Pedro Baez all turned in bad outings, surrendering nine runs on 10 hits and two walks in six innings of work. Somehow then, Jim Johnson followed with the first scoreless appearance of the game for the Dodgers, and he was on pace to be the ONLY one until Yimi ruined it. J.P. Howell lasted just 0.2 innings, giving up a homer among the three hits, and having to be bailed out by Yimi Garcia (really a Jimmy Rollins diving stop), who also went on to get the last inning.
Yimi better not be sent down as he’s likely the third-best reliever in this bullpen … so he will be.
Anyway, the Dodgers offense actually wasn’t horrible, totalling 14 baserunners on the day, including three balls that could’ve gone out on a different day. But against a replacement level starter and the front of the Reds bullpen, three runs has to count as a disappointing showing.
Uh … today sucked?