Thursday, July 25, 2013

Post-Game 101 Thread: Aced Out

REDS 5, DODGERS 2

Ace-off? More like aced out.

The Dodgers became the last team to lose its first game since the All-Star Break tonight, falling to the Reds' Mat Latos, who went 7.2 IP and held the Dodgers to 8 H, 1 ER, 1 BB and 4 Ks. Meanwhile, Zack Greinke didn't have his best stuff tonight, yielding a solo HR to Xavier Paul in the first and a two-run shot to Jay Bruce in the sixth. (So maybe there is something to that pre-game headline: Latos seemed like an ace; Greinke was a little off.)

Throw in a shaky top of the ninth from Carlos Marmol, and you've got the Dodgers' first loss in seven games.

Yasiel Puig and Hanley Ramirez both had two hits tonight; Andre Ethier and AJ Ellis each went 0-for-4 in the 5- and 6-holes, which didn't help. No worries, we've got these guys for three more games on this series. Let's rest up and get 'em.

4 comments:

Steve Sax said...

still in first place, but not by much

Dusty Baker said...

Felt bad for the lads. They had very little rest and it clearly showed.

Charlie Marble must go. He wasn't just shaky, he was putrid. Just not an option.

Hideo Nomo said...

Dbags get the Padres at home this weekend. Swell.

Spank said...

Not coo