Friday, August 09, 2002

Reds notebook


Haynes' streak snapped; Gives up 5 runs in 5 innings

By John Fay, jfay@enquirer.com
The Cincinnati Enquirer

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Todd Helton is safe at third on a Todd Zeile single, but Reds third baseman Aaron Boone can't handle the throw, allowing Helton to score.
(AP photo)
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        DENVER — Even Jimmy Haynes, the closest thing the Reds have to a stopper, couldn't save the Reds Thursday.

        Haynes (12-7) had a career-high five-game winning streak snapped in

        the Reds' 10-3 loss to the Colorado Rockies Thursday.

        Haynes went five innings, allowing five runs on 10 hits. He walked one and struck out two.

        “I thought he pitched a good ballgame,” Reds manager Bob Boone said. “Of all the things that happened today, his start was one of the good things.”

        When Haynes left, it was a 2-1 game, but the bases were loaded with no outs.

        Boone brought in Scott Williamson.

        “It was a close game,” Boone said. “I wanted to get a strikeout.”

        Instead, Todd Zeile hit the ball to center for a base hit. Two runs scored on the hit, and another on center fielder Brady Clark's throwing error. That made it 5-1 and the Rockies were rolling toward a rout.

        Despite the winning streak, Haynes hasn't put up good numbers over his past three starts. He has given up 12 runs (6.48 ERA) on 28 hits in 162/3 innings.

        “I've been pitching pretty well so far this year,” he said. “You're going to have games like this, innings like this.”

        LEADOFF TROUBLE: Clark started and hit leadoff for the Reds Thursday. He has led off in each of his last three starts — all against left-handers. It looks good in theory — Clark is a right-handed hitter with good speed — but it hasn't worked.

        He has gone 0-for-5, 0-for-5 and 0-for-4.

        Clark stretched his hitless steak to 19 at-bats Thursday.

        Clark started to give Ken Griffey Jr. a day off in the day game after a night game. Griffey also has some lingering soreness in his leg.

        FINALLY: The Reds finally set the rotation for the series that opens today against the San Diego Padres.

        Knuckleballer Jared Fernandez will start tonight, and Ryan Dempster will start Saturday.

        Is there a rationale behind the decision?

        “Yes,” Boone said. “But I'm not going to tell what it is.”

        MORE ROTATION: Barring injury or rainout, the Reds will face Arizona ace Randy Johnson Thursday in the final game of the series at Cinergy Field. Curt Schilling will not pitch in the series.

        The Reds will get Johnson Aug. 20 and Schilling Aug. 21 when they play in Arizona.

        FARM REPORT: Left-hander Lance Davis, who has bounced between Double-A Chattanooga and Triple-A Louisville, had his best outing of the year Wednesday night.

        Davis threw a complete game in the Lookouts' 2-1 victory over Huntsville.

        He allowed an unearned run on seven hits. He walked two and struck out 10. It was Davis' first win in 10 starts at Chattanooga.

        Rafael German, a 19-year-old Dominican, pushed his record to 5-1 with the Gulf Coast Reds' 8-1 win over the GCL Twins. German allowed an unearned run on four hits. He walked one and struck out five. German is 5-1 with a 1.89 ERA.

        JUNIOR HOST: Griffey will host This Week in Baseball at 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Fox.

        ROAD CLOSING: Because of the Michael W. Smith concert following Sunday's game, Mehring Way westbound lanes will be closed to general traffic from 8 a.m. Saturday until 10p.m. Sunday. Two-way traffic will continue on the southbound riverside lanes.

        JERSEY AUCTION: Fans can bid on autographed Reds jerseys starting today at Gate 13 inside Cinergy Field, to benefit the Cincinnati Reds Community Fund, the team's nonprofit organization. Four jerseys of current Reds will be in the silent auction each date for 12 dates, ending Sept.13. Bidding will begin once the game opens and end when the seventh inning begins. For more information, call 421-4510, ext. 4018.

       



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