Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Reds 7, Phillies 7



The Reds blew a six-run lead in a game that was called after nine innings because both teams were out of pitchers.

The arms: The Phillies tied the game at seven in the seventh inning when first baseman Jim Thome hit a monstrous grand slam, which landed in a parking lot beyond the right-field fence, off Reds closer Scott Williamson. The right-hander had allowed a leadoff single before loading the bases with two walks. ... Reliever Josias Manzanillo, who pitched a scoreless ninth, has allowed two hits in his past nine innings.

The bats: Pitcher Jimmy Haynes was impressive on the mound, giving up four hits and two runs in 42/3 innings, but was even more so at the plate. Haynes hit an opposite-field three-run double off Phillies starter Randy Wolf in the first inning and had a sacrifice bunt in his second at-bat. ... Outfielder Jose Guillen went 4-for-4, all singles. ... Catcher Jason LaRue walked in each of his three at-bats Tuesday, and had an RBI when he drew one with the bases loaded in the first inning.

The rest: Outfielder Reggie Taylor stole his first two bases of the spring. Both came in the fifth inning on consecutive pitches. Taylor started in place of Ruben Mateo, who was scratched before the game because of a stiff neck. ... Attendance at Jack Russell Stadium was 6,025.

Up next: The Reds are off today and play host to the Pirates at 1:05 p.m. Thursday at Ed Smith Stadium. Jimmy Anderson (2-1, 1.37) is scheduled to start for Cincinnati. The Pirates will start Jeff Suppan (0-0, 6.30).

E-Boone. DP-Philadelphia 3. LOB-Cincinnati 9, Philadelphia 3. 2B-Boone, Casey, Lopez, Haynes, Ledee, Abreu. HR-Thome (4), Hollins (3). SB-Taylor 2 (2). CS-Lopez.

CINCINNATIPHILADELPHIA
abrhbiabrhbi
Larkin ss4121Ledee cf4110
Agbayani lf1000Mesa p0000
Boone 2b4110Utley 2b1000
Williamson p0000Rollins ss4110
Secrist ph1010Houston 1b1000
Heredia p0000Abreu rf3210
Manzanillo p0000Burrell lf3011
Dunn lf-1b5010Christnsn lf1100
Guillen rf4141Thome 1b4114
Casey 1b4111Telemaco p0000
Miller c0000Byrd ph1000
Lopez 3b-ss4120Bell 3b3011
Taylor cf5120Castillas 3b1000
LaRue c0101Lieberthal c2010
Guerrero 3b1000Adams p0000
Haynes p2013Hollins ph1111
Mercker p0000Valent cf2010
Castro ph-2b1000Punto 2b-ss3000
Wolf p0000
Perex ph1000
Silva p0000
Levis c3010
Totals367157Totals387107
Cincinnati600010000-7
Philadelphia000111400-7
IPHRERBBSO
Cincinnati
Haynes4 2-342214
Mercker1 1-331110
Williamson134422
Heredia100001
Manzanillo100012
Philadelphia
Wolf376634
Silva110000
Adams251112
Mesa110000
Telemaco210013

T-3:12. A-6,025.




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