Clearly, more off days are needed.
The Cincinnati Reds managed to get themselves an honest-to-goodness winning streak going after beating the Los Angeles Dodgers in their series opener tonight. Sure, the Reds have won just 2 in a row–the bare minimum for a streak–but every streak gets to 2 at some point.
Bronson Arroyo started for Cincinnati and finally found some goodness. Instead of his early, third-inning exit, he actually made it through 6 innings. Arroyo allowed 1 run, while scattering 5 hits.
The Reds’ offense wasn’t exactly firing on all cylinders as they left 8 on base, but they managed to get one hit with runners on. And that was enough. With the bases loaded in the 5th inning, Scott Rolen found a hit in his tired bat and drove in the only runs the Reds needed.
The bullpen of Logan Ondrusek, Nick Masset, and Francisco Cordero made the lead stand, and the Reds improved their record to 30-28.