The streak is dead. Long live the streak.

Don’t look now, but our Cincinnati Reds are 12-11 against teams that don’t wear the Chicago Cubs uniform. They’ve put together a winning streak of three games.

May the force be with the Reds tomorrow as they go for another win against Milwaukee.

Reds 5 • Brewers 1  |  FanGraphs  |  Votto hilarity 

Adequate Adleman Tim Adleman followed up his strong debut against the Pittsburgh Pirates last Sunday with a good start tonight. The 28-year-old from Staten Island went five innings, giving up a solo home run, three walks and a HBP. Adleman struck out four Brewers. The Reds signed Adleman, who is filling in for Raisel Iglesias, as a free agent in 2013 after he was released by the Baltimore Orioles.

More Long Ball Joey Votto got the Reds on the board with a solo home run, his fourth of the year, to center field. Votto also walked twice. He once again hit a bomb choked up on the bat with two strikes. Brandon Phillips, who had three of the Reds six hits, added a 3-run homer in the third.

Long National Nightmare Is Over Caleb Cotham pitched two shutout innings, giving up one hit and striking out one. Blake Wood started the 8th inning and gave up two hits while recording just one out. Tony Cingani walked the bases loaded, but retired two Brewers to escape the jam. Cingrani stayed in the game and gave up a leadoff hit in the ninth. But then he used a Jedi mind trick to pick-off Jonathan Villar and recorded the next two outs. In doing so, the Reds bullpen didn’t give up a run for the first time in 20-bazillion games.