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Reds vs. Dodgers, Game 1: Preview and Prediction Thread

MLB: Cincinnati Reds at San Diego Padres Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Reds vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

7:10 PM ET

Tim Adleman vs. Alex Wood

The Reds are reeling. They’ve always had troubles with their road trips out west, but 0-6 was not what the team that ended their last homestand sweeping their biggest rivals needed. They’re back home this weekend, though, and face a team that swept them last week in the Dodgers.

Tim Adleman made his last start in Los Angeles, and gave up 3 runs (2 earned) in 5 innings of work. That’s been the best pitching performance of the week, as you’ll remember that the Reds’ bullpen blew that game and haven’t even sniffed a win since. Adleman may be their best shot at a good start.

He’ll face Alex Wood, who pitched well against the Reds last Saturday, giving up 3 runs in 5 23 while striking out 7. Wood actually left that game with a lead, but the Reds tied the game before losing in extras.

Go Reds!