--1B Joey Votto extended his on-base streak to all 29 games with a double and a single. Votto went into the night tied with Milwaukee's Ryan Braun for the longest such streak in the majors.
--3B Scott Rolen (shoulder) is eligible to come off the disabled list Friday. That's unlikely to happen. Rolen said he is feeling better. The tightness in his neck and shoulder area has eased, and he is also getting acupuncture treatments to get further relief. "The point is I'm down right now," Rolen said. "Let's get our hands around it instead of taking the next step and wishing we didn't. I'm already down on the DL. Let's get some acupuncture and do everything we can to get it to a spot where we can take the next and keep going."
--3B Juan Francisco (calf) took batting practice and ran on the field. If he shows no ill effects Wednesday, he'll likely start a rehab assignment in the next couple of days.
--2B Brandon Phillips made a spectacular play, even by his Gold Glove standards. He fielded the ball barehanded and flipped behind his back to first baseman Joey Votto to get speedy Jason Bourgeois.
--LHP Dontrelle Willis took his first loss for Triple-A Louisville. He went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits. He walked one and struck out 10.
BY THE NUMBERS
24 -- Runs allowed by Reds starters in their last 20 1/3 innings, since their last quality start.
QUOTE TO NOTE
"Where I come from, it's OK to get down. The secret is not to stay down." -- Reds manager Dusty Baker
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