The only bright spot, another Hanley Ramirez home run.

The only bright spot, another Hanley Ramirez home run.

If this is what the postseason is going to look like, don’t get too set on a World Series at Chavez Ravine.

Cincinnati swept the Dodgers with a 3-2 win on Sunday, after two other one-run victories on Friday and Saturday.

It’s not like the Dodgers didn’t stand a chance. They had plenty of opportunities, especially in the 6th and 7th innings. They could have gone ahead and perhaps hung on, but once the Reds brought out the smokin’ Aroldis Chapman to uphold the 2-2 tie in the 9th, our faltering batters were flailing at 100+-mph blurs.

Meanwhile, Don Mattingly turned to Ronald Belisario in the bottom of the 9th, bafflingly unaware of what all Dodger fans know by now: Belisario will give up a run to the first or second batter he faces. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter, because the Dodgers have a four- or five-run lead, but in a tied game? Mattingly lives in a state of denial if he thinks he can bring in Belisario in a tied game.

So here is our losing streak. It was bound to happen sooner or later. Let’s just hope it doesn’t last all month.

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