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2010 Game 67 Thread: Dodgers at Reds

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Los Angeles Dodgers
@ Cincinnati Reds

Thursday, Jun 17, 2010, 12:35 PM EDT
Great American Ball Park

John Ely vs Bronson Arroyo

Mostly sunny. Winds blowing out to center field at 5-15 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 80.

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W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2010 - John Ely 3-3 3.38 1.13 41 13



W-L ERA WHIP K BB
2010 - Bronson Arroyo 5-3 4.80 1.31 47 31


Has anybody ever pointed out how much more fun games are when the Reds are winning them? I don't have any scientific proof to back this up, but I bet I could find two or three games - AT LEAST - where I would have enjoyed them more if the Reds had won. What a weird phenomenon.

The frustrating thing about the last 3 losses is that the Reds are losing on both sides of the ball. They've been outscored 25-5 during the past 3 games, and none of the games have had a winnable feel to them after the 5th or 6th inning.

Is this the start of the proverbial collapse? It's a little too soon to start panicking, if you ask me. Not that the Reds don't have problems that need to be fixed immediately. They've been fortunate that the Cardinals are struggling right now as well, but both teams are running the risk of letting the Cubs and Brewers back into the race in the NL Central, and nobody wants that. Hopefully, Jocketty is on the phone looking for some bullpen help. And if somehow he can add a quality lead-off type bat to play shortstop or center field, that would be super too.

We appear to have reached a Badroyo cycle of late. We may have to grin and bear it for a few more starts, unfortunately. Hopefully Bronson can prove me wrong today, but with the way this team is going right now, I'm not optimistic.

Today will be the first Businessman's Special that I've missed this year. I've got half a pile of mulch sitting in my driveway waiting to be spread (as it has been for about 2 weeks now). I need to get out there and do something about it. It finally seems more attractive than watching the Reds play.

Even still, I'd like the Reds to go, since they are the team I am most partial to!