Thursday, July 25, 2002
Reds Notebook: White almost ready
By John Erardi firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Reds left-handed setup man Gabe White (broken toe) is scheduled to come off the disabled list Saturday, and he should be close to being able to help the Reds by then. He's making today's trip to New York.
He threw a little bit off the mound (Tuesday) and his foot wasn't affected by it, Reds manager Bob Boone said. But it is affected a little bit by moving and running. He's going to have to be able to cover first base, field a bunt, swing the bat and take a step out of the box.
White kiddingly vows to make good on his promise to begin wearing boots to bed, so he won't bang his toes on the bedpost as he did in Houston.
Bob (Boone) asked me, "Are you going on the trip (to New York)?' White said. I said, "You're asking me?' I said, "Yeah I'm going! Put me on there (the travel list)!'
CORTISONE KID: Reds first baseman Sean Casey received a shot of cortisone in his injured shoulder. He will spend his first 10 days on the 15-day disabled list doing exercises but probably will not take batting practice.
Casey hopes that after that time, his shoulder will be closer to its old self.
GRAND LARSON-Y: The three-run home run Brandon Larson launched Wednesday to cut a four-run, first-inning deficit to 4-3 in the bottom of that inning was right out of Triple-A ball.
I just go up there thinking, "This might be my last at-bat up here, so just see the ball and hit it,' said Larson, who was called up from Triple-A Louisville on July 11. I'm not thinking of all the stuff I was thinking (in his previous Reds stint). "Relax, weight back,' and then take a pitch right down the middle. If I see something in the zone, I'm going to put a pretty good swing on it.
FREE WILLY: With Wednesday's one-inning stint of no hits and two strikeouts, Reds reliever Scott Williamson has a post-All Star break scoreless streak of 8 1/3innings, with two hits and 10 strikeouts.
FAMILY VALUES: Judging by all the infants and toddlers belonging to Reds players at Wednesday's Family Day game before the Reds-Pirates matchup, maybe there is some validity to Tommy Lasorda's theory about why some teams lose an inordinate number of home games too many crying babies keep too many dads from getting enough sleep at home.
The Reds, who are 25-26 at home after Wednesday's victory, are one of only two major-league teams with a losing record at home and a winning one on the road. The other team is the Pirates.
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