Reds seek Hollywood-ending in upcoming 4-game series vs. the Dodgers

Cincinnati Reds v Los Angeles Dodgers
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For the third time in as many series to begin the 2022 campaign, the Cincinnati Reds (2-4) will be participating in yet another home opener. This time it's the formidable Los Angeles Dodgers (3-2) under the bright lights in Hollywood as the 2022 premiere of "Late Night Reds" arrives.

Unfortunately, the Redlegs were unable to flip the scrip against Cleveland, who continued their domination of Cincinnati. As a result of being swept in the brief two-game set, the Ohio Cup won't be residing in the Queen City for an eighth consecutive season.

If yesterday was any indication, the Dodgers are as dangerous as New York City detective John McClane facing a group of international terrorists in a downtown skyscraper. Future Hall of Famer Clayton Kershaw tossed seven perfect innings leading LA to a two-game sweep of the Minnesota Twins.

Will the Reds 4-game series in LA produce a Hollywood-ending?

As daunting as the task of visiting Dodger Stadium can be, the Redlegs have been unfazed by all the stars dotting the Los Angeles lineup card in recent years. Cincinnati is 6-4 in its last three visits to Tinseltown and captured series victories twice.

That's the good news. However, the bad news is the Reds have taken the season series from LA just once in their last seven attempts. Needless to say, besting the Dodgers in Chavez Ravine in a four-game series is a tall order.

The highlight of the series will be the celebration of Jackie Robinson Day on Friday, April 15th. Interestingly, this will be Cincinnati's second time honoring the ground-breaking Dodger legend in their last three trips to Los Angeles as the Reds were on-hand during the 2019 campaign as well.

Finally, not only will all players in Major League Baseball be wearing the No. 42 as tradition on Friday, but for the first time, the numbers will be in "Dodger Blue" throughout the majors, making this the only time it's acceptable to see our beloved Cincinnati Reds sporting that color.