Rolen not in the lineup
Reds lineup vs. the Brewers
*Scott Rolen is in a 4-for-27 clip (.148) since May 25 and 9-for-50 (.180) since May 18. No word until we get to the clubhouse on if there’s a specific reason for the rest tonight.
**UPDATE: Talked to Rolen and this was a planned off day. Dusty Baker told him last night.
“He gave me the day off so we could put two full ones in a row – today and tomorrow,” Rolen said. “It doesn’t have to be a day game after a night game.”
Asked how he’s feeling at the plate lately as he’s struggled, Rolen know it isn’t how he wants to be.
“I’m kind of searching a little bit, obviously,” Rolen said. “I’m trying to figure it out, a never ending batting. I wish it were coming a little easier than it is right now.”
*More on Rolen later on MLB.com/Reds.com
*Edgar Renteria gets another start. He is 4-for-10 (.400) lifetime with a homer vs. Brewers starter Shaun Marcum.
*Renteria also has six errors for the season. Paul Janish has four errors at shortstop and one at third base. Renteria’s E6 between the legs set an ominous tone in the four-run Milwaukee third inning last night. The stunner was that ball went between the wickets on Janish too in the ninth.