It was like the second coming of Eric Milton. Bronson Arroyo gave up four homeruns as the Reds lost their series finale to the Phillies 5-3. Arroyo gave up the five runs on nine hits with six strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings. The pen did a nice job and three relievers combined to throw 2 2/3 innings of shutout ball to allow the team to come back. Unfortunately, the offense never came.
The Reds managed just five hits against Cole Hamels and company. Jeff Keppinger and Paul Bako each reached base twice with a hit and a walk while Adam Dunn had the tough luck game with three strikeouts.
Next up are the division rival Brewers. Milwaukee is tied atop the standings at 5-1 and they’ll send Jeff Suppan to the mound. The Reds send Cy Young candidate Johnny Cueto who will try to follow up his exception debut with an equally exceptional second start of the season.