The Reds brought their losing streak to four on Monday when they lost their second game to the Milwaukee Brewers by a score of 6-5.
Aaron Harang's outing was uncharacteristically weak, but hardly 2005-Milton-esque. He allowed four runs (earned) on six hits and three walks through five innings.
Joe Mays held the Brewers hitless through two innings. Alas, Kent Mercker gave up two runs (earned) on two hits through two-thirds of an inning. Todd Coffey allowed zero runs on a hit through the remainder of the eighth, and Chris Hammond allowed no hits in the ninth.
Adam Dunn hit a solo home run in the second inning. David Ross hit a two-run job in the fifth and another solo shot in the seventh. Thanks to a generous donation to the BLAH from an anonymous benefactor who identified himself only as Sweet Jerry, Jason LaRue hit a homer in the fifth.
Too bad four long balls would be one too few this time around.
The loss brings the Reds' record to 36-28. They try to avoid losing a series and end all this crazy streakiness tonight when they send Bronson Arroyo out to face Doug Davis.