Thursday, March 22, 2001

Game report: Pirates 9, Reds 5




        The arms — Though Pittsburgh roughed up Jared Fernandez, Red manager Bob Boone said it was still too early to eliminate the rookie knuckleballer from consideration for a spot in the starting rotation. Left-hander Justin Atchley, making his first appearance since March 11, fired two shutout innings and has not allowed a run in 7 2/3 innings.

        The bats — After going 0-for-8 as a designated hitter, Dmitri Young played his first game in left field since bruising his right shoulder March 7 and went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI. Sean Casey lifted his spring average from .294 to .342 and has a team-high 13 hits.

        The rest — Cincinnati resembled a Little League team in the first inning, when throwing errors by Alex Ochoa and Young helped generate Pittsburgh's first two runs. Young atoned with a sliding catch of Aramis Ramirez's sinking line drive in the fifth inning.

        Up next — Today against Toronto in Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Rob Bell will oppose RHP Esteban Loaiza.


CINCINNATI      AB  R  H BI  PITTSBURGH      AB  R  H BI
 SADLER 2B        3  1  0  0  C HERMANSEN CF   3  2  1  0
 D YOUNG LF       4  0  2  2  DE BELL RF       4  1  3  0
 D SANDERS LF     0  1  0  0  T HOWARD RF      1  0  0  0
 GRIFFEY JR CF    3  0  0  0  KENDALL C        3  0  0  1
 S CASEY 1B       4  0  3  1  DOUMIT C         0  0  0  0
 OCHOA RF         2  0  0  0  GILES LF         3  1  2  1
 BR LARSON 2B     1  0  0  0  WEHNER LF        0  0  0  0
 A BOONE 3B       3  0  0  0  AR RAMIREZ 3B    3  1  0  0
 SKRMETTA P       0  0  0  0  E WILSON 3B      0  0  0  0
 W GUERRERO PH    1  0  0  0  K YOUNG 1B       4  1  2  2
 REESE SS         0  0  0  0  JEFFERSON 1B     0  0  0  0
 J CASTRO SS      3  1  0  0  MEARES 2B        3  1  0  1
 J LARUE C        3  1  2  0  W MORRIS 2B      0  0  0  0
 WALBECK C        2  0  1  0  J WILSON SS      3  0  1  1
 J FERNANDEZ P    1  0  0  1  ARROYO P         1  0  0  0
 ATCHLEY P        1  0  0  0  MI WILLIAMS P    0  0  0  0
 M TUCKER RF      2  1  1  0  VANDER WAL PH    1  1  1  0
                              J MANZANILLO P   0  0  0  0
                              SAUERBECK P      0  0  0  0
                              OSIK PH          1  0  0  0
                              TAYLOR P         0  0  0  0
 TOTALS          33  5  9  4  TOTALS          30  8 10  6
 CINCINNATI              002 001 020-- 5
 PITTSBURGH              303 002 00x-- 8
 E--OCHOA, D YOUNG. DP--PITTSBURGH 4. LOB--CINCINNATI 4, 
 PITTSBURGH 6. 2B--K YOUNG 2, J LARUE, D YOUNG, GILES. 
 S--ARROYO. SF--MEARES, KENDALL.
                                   IP   H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR
  CINCINNATI
 J FERNANDEZ (L)                   3   6   6   6   4   0   0
 ATCHLEY                           2   1   0   0   0   4   0
 GRACE                             1   3   2   2   1   0   0
 SKRMETTA                          2   0   0   0   0   2   0
  PITTSBURGH
 ARROYO (W)                        5   5   2   2   0   3   0
 MI WILLIAMS                       1   0   1   1   1   1   0
 J MANZANILLO                      1   0   0   0   1   0   0
 SAUERBECK                         1   3   2   2   1   0   0
 TAYLOR (S)                        1   1   0   0   0   2   0
 WP--J FERNANDEZ, MI WILLIAMS 2 . HBP--REESE BY ARROYO.
 T--2:39. A--5,986.
 


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