Friday, August 09, 2002
Reds-Padres series preview
When: 7:10 p.m. today and Saturday; 1:15 p.m. Sunday.
Where: Cinergy Field.
TV: Saturday, Fox Sports Net.
Radio: WLW-AM (700).
Records: Reds 58-55, third place in the National League Central. Padres 48-66, fifth place in the NL West.
The arms: Today RHP Jared Fernandez (1-2, 3.48) vs. RHP Brett Tomko (5-7, 3.96); Saturday RHP Ryan Dempster (6-11, 5.90) vs. RHP Bobby J. Jones (7-5, 4.90); Sunday RHP Brian Moehler (1-2, 7.56) vs. LHP Oliver Perez (3-3, 3.65).
The bats: Ryan Klesko (.297, 20 homers, 63 RBI) is the big bat for the Padres. Mike Kotsay (.300, 11 homers, 48 RBI) hit a grand slam off Dempster Sunday.
The rest: The Reds took two of three from the Padres last weekend, including a 15-10 stunner on Sunday. The Padres have the third-worst road record (17-37) in the NL.
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