Brewers 5, Reds 2
The way Ben Sheets was pitching I had the Reds down for no chance of coming back. But Sheets was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the sixth. He left with tightness in right triceps. He went five innings. He allowed just two hits. He walked none and struck out four.
Bronson Arroyo's line: 5 2/3 innings, five runs, eight hits, three walks, four strikeouts. He's failed to make it through the sixth in any of his fourth starts. His ERA's at 5.90.
The Reds loaded the bases with no outs in the eighth. But against a left-hander, they had to send to Paul Bako and Scott Hatteberg, both left-handed hitters, to the plate. The lack of power right-handed bat on the bench is glaring.
The Reds ended up scoring two in the ninth and getting the tying run to the plate twice. The Reds are 0-6 in series openers.