Thursday, September 18, 2003

Pirates 7, Reds 0

Another Reds pitcher injured

The Associated Press

PITTSBURGH - The Reds didn't get a baserunner until the sixth inning and managed just three hits in a 7-0 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates this afternoon.

Kip Wells (9-8) didn't allow a hit until two outs in the sixth, when Reds reliever Scott Randall (2-3) singled to right in his first major league at-bat. Randall tried to advance to second on a pitch in the dirt but was thrown out by catcher Jason Kendall.

Reds starter John Bale left after he strained his right hamstring running out a grounder in the top of the third. Randall came in and pitched 3 1-3 innings, giving up four runs and five hits.

"You've got to give him (Randall) credit," said Wells. "He had a pretty good at-bat for a guy who'd never had a plate appearance in the major leagues. I threw him a pretty good sinker in, and he fought it off."

"Getting my first hit, that was pretty cool, I guess," said Randall, who hit .263 (5-for-19) with the Reds' Triple-A farm team in Louisville. "But the scoreless game was my main concern."

It was 0-0 until the sixth inning when Pittsburgh took a 4-0 lead. Randall threw a wild pitch with the bases loaded, intentionally walked Craig Wilson, forced in a run with a walk to pinch-hitter Rob Mackowiak, then allowed a two-run single to pinch-hitter Matt Stairs.

Cincinnati loaded the bases with one out in the seventh, but Wily Mo Pena popped out and Dernell Stenson hit into a fielder's choice.

Kendall hit an RBI single in the seventh. The Pirates added two runs in the eighth on Jeff Reboulet's infield single and a throwing error by reliever Chris Reitsma.

The game was moved from 7:05 p.m. to 12:35 p.m. in anticipation of bad weather related to Hurricane Isabel. While the announced attendance was 10,390, it appeared only a few thousand were on hand.

The Reds lost three of four in the series.

Notes: Reds 1B Sean Casey got the day off. ... The Pirates were 11-5 against the Reds this season. They hadn't defeated the Reds 11 times in a season since 1961. ... The Pirates didn't get a hit until Tike Redman singled to lead off the fourth. Redman extended his hitting streak to 10 games. ... Bale was scheduled to fly to Cincinnati, instead of accompanying his team to Philadelphia, so that he could get his hamstring checked Friday.

Olmedo ss401001.258
JCastro 3b400002.260
DJimenez 2b301010.305
Branyan 1b300012.228
WPena cf400001.206
Stenson rf300000.234
Smitherman lf300000.143
CMiller c301000.308
Bale p100000.118
Randall p1010001.000
Riedling p000000.235
PNorton p000000.000
d-Valent ph100001.225
Reitsma p000000.125

Reboulet 2b412110.245
TRedman cf513000.311
Kendall c512101.325
CWilson 1b-rf110020.266
Bay lf100011.291
a-Mackowiak ph-lf100111.257
JDavis rf200001.261
b-Stairs ph-1b212200.300
JHernandez 3b411002.225
JWilson ss401002.253
Wells p200000.185
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a-walked for Bay in the 6th. b-singled for Davis in the 6th. c-singled for Wells in the 7th. d-struck out for Norton in the 8th.

E-Reitsma (2). LOB-Cincinnati 5, Pittsburgh 8. 2B-Stairs (20). 3B-Olmedo (1). RBIs-Reboulet (24), Kendall (53), Mackowiak (16), Stairs 2 (55). S-Meadows. GIDP-Kendall, JHernandez.

Runners left in scoring position-Cincinnati 2 (Stenson 2); Pittsburgh 4 (Kendall, Mackowiak 2, JHernandez).

DP-Cincinnati 2 (Olmedo, DJimenez and Branyan), (JCastro, DJimenez and Branyan).

Randall L, 2-33 1/354434786.75
Riedling1 1/331111305.12

Wells W, 9-8720024953.38

Inherited runners-scored-Riedling 2-0, PNorton 3-0.

IBB-off Randall (CWilson) 1. HBP-by Randall (CWilson). WP-Bale, Randall.

Umpires-Home, Mike DiMuro; First, Derryl Cousins; Second, Andy Fletcher; Third, Joe Brinkman.

T-2:39. A-10,390 (37,898).

How the runs scored:

Pirates sixth. Wells grounded out, shortstop Olmedo to first baseman Branyan. Reboulet walked on a full count. Redman infield single to first, Reboulet to second. Kendall singled to center, Reboulet to third, Redman to second. On Randall's wild pitch, Reboulet scored, Redman to third, Kendall to second. C.Wilson was intentionally walked. Mackowiak pinch-hitting for Bay. Mackowiak walked on four pitches, Redman scored, Kendall to third, C.Wilson to second. Stairs pinch-hitting for Davis. Stairs singled to center, Kendall scored, C.Wilson scored, Mackowiak to third. Riedling pitching. Hernandez grounded into a double play, third baseman Castro to second baseman Jimenez to first baseman Branyan, Stairs out.

4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Pirates 4, Reds 0.

Pirates seventh. J.Wilson struck out. Rivera pinch-hitting for Wells. Rivera singled to center. Reboulet singled to right, Rivera to second. Redman flied out to right fielder Stenson. Kendall singled to center, Rivera scored, Reboulet to third. Kendall to second. C.Wilson walked on a full count. Norton pitching. Mackowiak struck out.

1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 3 left on. Pirates 5, Reds 0.

Pirates eighth. Reitsma pitching. Stairs doubled to right. Hernandez singled to right, Stairs to third. J.Wilson popped out to shortstop Olmedo. Meadows sacrificed, pitcher Reitsma to first baseman Branyan, Hernandez to second. Reboulet infield single to second, Stairs scored, Hernandez to third. On Reitsma's error, Hernandez scored. Redman singled to center, Reboulet to second. Kendall struck out.

2 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 left on. Pirates 7, Reds 0.

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