The streak is over:

In the course of about three mintes (sic), Rhodes’ 33-appeanance, 30-inning scoreless streak was over.

He gave up a double to Ryan Howard, walked Jayson Werth and gave up a RBI double to Raul Ibanez. Pinch-hitter Ben Francisco followed with a RBI single to left, and it was 8-6.

Rhodes was done. Nick Masset came in and gave up the third run on a sacrifice.

“It was a remarkable streak,” Dusty Baker said. “All good things have to come to an end.”

Rhodes took it in stride.

“That’s the way the game goes,” he said. “It’s been a while. I shook it off already. When I came in after the game, I shook it off. Now, I got to go out tomorrow and start all over again.”

I am somewhat proud of the Nation today, though:

Rhodes got a loud and long ovation when he walked off.

“The fans have been behind me,” he said. “That was great. That’s why I tipped by (sic) hat. I appreciate it.”

Great response by Reds fans last night. Rhodes is still the man.