I couldn't make this crap up if I tried:
"I thought Milton pitched better," Reds manager Dave Miley said.
"The ball Freel broke in on could have changed things. (Milton)
made good strides."
I certainly agree that with better defense Milton would have given up less runs ... but it still wouldn't have been anything close to a good outing.
If this is improvement then that only speaks for how bad he's been to date.
Milton's ERA now stands at 7.97.