Reds 3, Dodgers 1: Losing streak hits 4, win pace drops to … 99

After yesterday’s disaster from a DFA Boyz member, the actual main problem of the Dodgers in recent times was allowed to take center stage today. The bats generated just a single run of offense in a lackluster 3-1 loss to the Reds, making it their fourth loss in a row and second series loss in a row.


While I wouldn’t say Hunter Greene was necessarily sharp, he did enough against the struggling Dodgers lineup.

After facing the minimum in the 1st thanks to picking off Mookie Betts and his single, he started the 2nd by giving up singles to Will Smith and Teoscar Hernandez, and then walked Gavin Lux to load things up. On a 3-2 count, Jason Heyward grounded into a double play to plate a run, but Greene then got out of the jam after Enrique Hernandez also grounded out.

That would be a trend, as after a clean 3rd, Freddie Freeman started the 4th with a double and was promptly stranded. Then after a clean 5th, a one-out triple from Shohei Ohtani in the 6th was also left hanging.

So yeah, just the one run.


Meanwhile, coming off his best start of the year against the same team, Walker Buehler didn’t have quite the same experience this time around. A Spencer Steer homer in the 1st and a Will Benson homer in the 2nd led to two quick runs and a Reds lead.

But after that, he faced the minimum through five innings, issuing only a walk that was later erased by a Smith seed.

Unfortunately, that ended with a double to start the 6th that was cashed in by an Elly De La Cruz single to make it 3-1 Reds. After a double play, Buehler’s day was done: 5.2 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 BB, 4 K, 91 Pitches.

Ryan Yarbrough relieved him and gave up a single that he picked off to end the frame, then he continued in the 7th, giving up just an infield single in that inning. He also tried to get the 8th, but surrendered a single and a walk while only getting an out on a sac bunt.

That led to Blake Treinen entering, and he casually notched back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat and the Reds’ day on offense.


Unfortunately, against the Reds pen, the offense got just a two-out walk in the 7th. That was literally it the rest of the way, lol.


33-21, win pace now below 100 games at 99. Nearing the end of May, so maybe time to start doing the standings table.

Due to weather, tomorrow’s start has been moved up by 90 minutes to the hilariously early 6:10 AM HT/9:10 AM PT/12:10 PM ET. It’ll be Yoshinobu Yamamoto against … I dunno, honestly. Their pen? I think.

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