Wow. That was really exciting!  For a moment, it looked like Ryu might actually top Beckett’s no hitter from Sunday with a perfect game.  Through seven innings, Ryu set down 21 straight Reds.  No one reached base which is saying something for this defense that seems to have an error every game.  Unfortunately, after a long bottom half of the seventh in which the Dodgers scored 3 runs, the pefecto came to an end in the eighth off a Todd Frazier double.  Then the wheels started to come off as Ryu allowed a single, sac fly, and another single before being lifted for Brian Wilson.

Oh Brian.  What are we going to do with you?  Donnie says you aren’t any good with a huge lead because you need that adrenaline rush of a tight game.  Well this was it.  And…..uh… didn’t go so well.  Brian got Devin Mesoraco to strike out (hooray) but then walked Skip Schumaker (really?!?) to load the bases and then gave up a (nearly) bases clearing double to Billy Hamilton making it 4-3.   Thanks largely to Yasiel Puig doing Yasiel Puig things and getting the ball back into the infield (to the cut off man no less) the tying run did not score.  Then Brian walked Zack Cozart on 4 pitches (though he did touch 95) to load the bases AGAIN.  So much for Donnie’s explanation for Wilson’s struggles.  Fortunately for all, Kenley came in to clean up that mess and save the day pitching a 4 out save.  Hooray Kenley!  I really don’t know what to do with Wilson.  He is most likely coming back next season so its in all our interests to fix whatever the hell is plaguing him.  Brandon League 2.0 here we come…..hopefully.

Donnie is desperate for any fix with Brian, resorting here to dog shaming him.

Aw. Silly Brian. Made a mess of that wonderful Ryu start.