Dodgers 9, Reds 3

The boys busted out offensively — and (gasp!) even went 5 for 12 w/RISP — but what got lost in their 15-hit performance tonight was that Brad Penny gave them another solid outing. It wasn’t terribly efficient — he threw 114 pitches in just six innings — but it was good enough, and he is now 5-0 with a 1.91 ERA in Great American Ball Park since it opened in 2003. (I have just never gotten over the fact that the Reds insist on making ballpark two words). That is the fifth-best ERA by any pitcher who has made at least three starts here. … Dodgers to go 8-11, but still too early in the evening to know how it will affect the standings because the Giants and Snakes are playing now. Pods and Rox both lost.

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  • Brooklyn Dodger

    Nice performance tonight. It’s only one game, but I was encouraged to see Martin going up the middle and to right field on two of his hits. Hopefully he’s adjusted his approach, and we can expect to see more of the same. Nomar and Loney also both lined hits up the middle. Could it be that the hitters are getting the message? Kemp also seemed to make a nice adjustment after swinging wildly at three down and away breaking balls in the first inning. Took some of the same pitches later in the game before rifling two doubles to left.

    Most important of all, it’s nice to be able to post on this site again. The tech guys came through. Even “Preview” works.

  • phil

    The way that Jones is diving at the ball and moving his feet it appears he is having a hard time picking up the ball. Has anyone suggested he have his eyes checked?