I know it's not a big deal--the Reds have been swept in all three of their last series, going a combined 0-10 over that stretch--but for the Dodgers, we'll take it. Scott Kazmir gave up only four hits and 1 ER over 6.0 IP; Dave Roberts made some logical bullpen choices (i.e., not Chris Hatcher) in summoning Louis Coleman, Pedro Baez, and Kenley Jansen, each of whom had 1-2-3 innings; and the Dodgers got the win and the series sweep.
Joc Pederson was the hero tonight, with a two-out bases-loaded single to turn a 1-0 Cincinnati lead into a 2-1 Dodgers lead. Yasmani Grandal tacked on a HR later in the game to make it 3-1. We bolster our confidence right as we take off for a seven-game roadtrip against the Mets (3) and Cubs (4). Which will probably be a lot more difficult than these games against the Reds.