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

Cincinnati 2
Los Angeles 6
WP: Billingsley (10-5)
LP: Arroyo (10-9)


–Okay, one: Joey Votto continues to be a stud.


–C’mon, Nick Masset. We need better than that.

–There were so many amateurish moments for the Reds in this game, it’s difficult to mention them all. So I’m not even going to try.

–This team cannot hit, they cannot field, and they cannot pitch many nights lately.

–Well, that series was painful to watch. How many times do we have to endure these pathetic west coast trips?

–I stayed up late to watch all three games. I must be out of my mind.

–Bronson Arroyo actually pitched pretty well until the very end. And, to be fair, Masset pitched well except for the one pitch that lost the ballgame.

–Whether you like Manny Ramirez or not, you have to concede that he is simply a great hitter. He pinch-hits with the bases loaded in a tie ballgame. One pitch later, he has crushed a grand slam and the game was effectively over.

–Six games under .500. That’s the low-water mark for the team this year. A musical interlude, anyone?

*This offense stinks.