In the course of about three mintes (sic), RhodesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 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.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“It was a remarkable streak,Ã¢â‚¬Â Dusty Baker said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“All good things have to come to an end.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Rhodes took it in stride.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the way the game goes,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I am somewhat proud of the Nation today, though:
Rhodes got a loud and long ovation when he walked off.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The fans have been behind me,Ã¢â‚¬Â he said. Ã¢â‚¬Å“That was great. ThatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why I tipped by (sic) hat. I appreciate it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Great response by Reds fans last night. Rhodes is still the man.