CINCINNATI -- Reds rookie reliever Logan Ondrusek hadn't quite approached Arthur Rhodes' extended scoreless streak set earlier this season, but it was impressive nonetheless.Ondrusek had 20 straight scoreless relief appearances, totaling 22 innings, until he allowed three seventh-inning runs and three hits during Tuesday's 8-4 Reds loss to the Cardinals. "You never want to see something like that end," Ondrusek said on Wednesday. "All good things come to an end now and then, and once they do, you just have to get back to work and start a new one." Ondrusek was 3-0 with a 3.47 ERA in 37 games entering the day, but had a 1.27 ERA in 28 appearances since his June 1 recall from Triple-A Louisville. From April 13-June 26, Rhodes tied a Major League record with 33 scoreless appearances over 30 innings. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 1996 Dodgers were the last National League club to have a pair of relievers produce scoreless streaks of at least 20 innings. Like Rhodes, Ondrusek was reluctant to discuss the streak while he was in the midst of it. "You try not to think about it, but you've got friends and family that constantly remind you every time something happens," Ondrusek said. "One will say, 'Way to go, you've got another inning on there.' It's always in the back of your mind, but you try to take care of business."
It's always too sunny in Cincy for Gomes
CINCINNATI -- Most summer night games can be trouble for the left side of the infield and outfield at Great American Ball Park because of the way the setting sun peaks over the upper deck into players' faces.Reds left fielder Jonny Gomes dropped a Felipe Lopez fly ball in the first inning of Tuesday's game that he had trouble seeing. Gomes was originally charged with an error until the official scorer changed the ruling to a double for Lopez. "It's the worst sun field I have ever played on in my career -- Minors, Majors. I'm talking California League in the Minors," Gomes said on Wednesday. "It was right in the sun. You can't beat Mother Nature. I had sunglasses on and was shielding it with my glove, everything I possibly could. I came up empty."
Baker doesn't like being office spectator
CINCINNATI -- Reds manager Dusty Baker did not enjoy watching most of Tuesday's game from inside his office after his ejection stemming from the scuffle against the Cardinals."I don't know how Bobby Cox does it," said Baker of the Braves' manager who is frequently thrown out of games. "I love Bobby Cox, and he's watched many a game in [his office]. It's very difficult. Most days now, you can't sit out [in the tunnel], out of the way and help manage or even see what's going on. So you just come up in your office or your room and it makes for a long day."