Time for a recap of today’s titanic struggle….

FINAL
Cincinnati 1
San Diego 3
WP: Peavy (3-5)
LP: Arroyo (5-3)
BOX SCORE

POSITIVES
–Leading off and playing CF, Chris Dickerson doubled and homered. He had half of the Reds’ hits on this terrible day.

NEGATIVES
–Swept by the lowly Padres. Good grief, that’s bad. In just three days, the Reds erased all the good feelings generated by the sweep at Arizona.

–After that great game in Arizona, when he had four hits, Willy Taveras has done nothing but make outs. He has not gotten on base in fourteen straight plate appearances.

ETC.
–Bronson Arroyo’s stuff was nonexistent today. How he battled through 7 innings, I have no idea, but the Reds really needed that out of Arroyo. He did everything he could, and I can’t blame today’s loss on him.

–Jake Peavy is good.

–We’ve discussed it before, and it was mentioned in the game thread, but I really think the Reds best lineup includes Jonny Gomes and Laynce Nix platooning in left, and Willy Taveras platooning with Dickerson in CF. Of course, despite crushing lefties in AAA, Gomes can’t catch anyone’s attention in Cincinnati. Free Jonny Gomes!

–Is Walt Jocketty asleep at the switch? How many games are the Reds going to play with a 22-man roster?

–Nine straight games at home now. Time for the Reds to start playing well at Great American Ballpark.