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Reds: Perfectly maddening

Reds: Perfectly maddening


LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Brandon Phillips #4 of the Cincinnati Reds throws his helmet after striking out in the eighth inning during the MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Reds 4-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Final: Dodgers 4 Reds Boxscore
*Hyun-Jin Ryu took a perfect game to the 8th, before Frazier doubled to start Reds three run rally, but it wasn't enough.
*Ryu retired first 21 batters, then watched Reds bat around in the 8th.
*Ryu appeared worn down by his running bases and sitting 32-minutes in 3-run Dodgers 8th.
*Reds broke a scoreless streak of 16 consecutive innings.
*Johnny Cueto allowed 4 runs, but only 1 earned, in 6.1 IN.
*Another 1-run loss, 8-13 on year
*Reds have dropped 3 row, now in 4th place, behind, Pirates, 6.4 back of Milwaukee.
*Reds need to win tonight to avoid season high 4 game losing streak.
*I'll say it again, if you are going to lose, do it in history making fashion, get no-hit and perfect gamed. I felt the same way when the Reds went to 8th inning vs Roy Halladay in 2010 playoffs, before he would no-hit the Reds.
*The Twitterverse was angry last night. Reds fans were so angry they could not figure out who to be angry with. 
*You have to wonder if Dusty and Brook are raising a glass, toasting and laughing.
B3: Todd Frazier error allowed run to score, 1-0 Dodgers
B7: Zack Cozart error allowed run to score, 2-0 Dodgers
B7: Manny Parra allowed 2-out, 2-run double to Crawford, 4-0 Dodgers
T8: Chris Heisey SF, 4-1 Dodgers
T8: Hamilton 2-out, 2-run 2B, 4-3 Dodgers. 3B coach Steve Smith held Schumaker at 3rd, appeared he would have been out at the plate. 
*Look at the bright side, tonight Reds get Greinke and tomorrow it's Kershaw. *Greinke is working on ML record 22 consecutive starts with two or fewer earned runs allowed.
Missed chances
*Brandon Phillips K'd to end 8-pitch AB, with 2-outs, bases loaded 8th.
*Devin Mesoraco, 1st pitch swinging after a BB, flew out with 2 on to end game.
*Donald Lutz was called up Friday, and has 0 AB's.
*If LHB hit 101 points higher vs Ryu this year, why not give LH Lutz a shot, instead of playing Ramon Santiago at 3B?
*Jay Bruce didn't pinch-hit? Price used Schumaker in 8th and didn't use Bruce for RH Heisey in 9th. Bruce did appear on-deck with a batting helmet. 
*Cueto had to throw 12 extra pitches after Frazier error in 3rd inning and had a 16 pitch showdown with Justin Turner in the 7th, leading to a walk.
*Turner saw 32 pitches in 4 plate appearances, unreal.
*Frazier's 7th error, Cozart's 4th. Reds have committed 23 errors this season; 10 have come in the past 7 Reds games (Thanks Steven Sharp).
*Reds have allowed 9 unearned runs this year, 5 in Cueto's last 2 starts.
*Still don't get the Frazier play that led to error. Runner was on 2B when Dee Gordon hit a chopper wide of 1st. Frazier has to at least keep the ball in the infield, to prevent run from scoring. Not only did he not, Brandon Phillips was walking towards him on the play. Video
*Reds now 5-6 in Cueto's 11 starts.....despite his 1.83 ERA.
*Anyone notice the legs on the brunette sitting to the right of home plate? 
From listener Jeff
Manny Parra  
Season: AVG/OBP/SLG with RISP:
2013: .137/.211/.235 (7 for 51)   
2014: .500/.556/.938 ( 8 for 16)

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu #99 of the Los Angeles Dodgers leaves the game in the eighth inning to a standing ovation from the fans during the MLB game against the Cincinnati Reds at Dodger Stadium on May 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Dodgers defeated the Reds 4-3. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

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