Sunday, March 7, 2004

Inside Reds camp

The Cincinnati Enquirer

Infielder Jermaine Clark.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
MEET THE REDS: Jermaine Clark

Age: 27

Height/weight: 5 feet 10/170

Bats/throws: Right/right

Born/resides: Berkeley, Calif./Vacaville, Calif.

How acquired: Signed to a minor-league contract Dec. 23, 2003

Favorite movie: Casino

Favorite book: Magic Johnson: My Life

Favorite TV show: "I'm a big fan of reality shows. Right now The Apprentice is really nice. Survivor. Forever Eden. Real World. I watch them all."

What you might not know about Jermaine: "I played clarinet in my junior high school band. The only reason I stopped is because sports in high school and the band were at the same time."

Injury report

Third baseman Brandon Larson did not make the trip to Clearwater but was cleared to field groundballs and hit at the Reds' spring training complex.

Larson is recovering from a left eye infection and is expected to play today.

McKay Christensen slams into the outfield wall in a vain attempt to get to a double by Henry Rodriguez.
(Michael E. Keating photo)
GAME REPORT: Phillies 4, Reds 3 (10 innings)

The bats: Second baseman Aaron Holbert hit a solo home run in the top of the 10th to break a 2-2 tie. ... McKay Christensen finished 1-for-2 with two RBI.

The arms: Juan Cerros pitched the final 1 1/3 innings and got the loss after losing the lead twice. He allowed three runs on four hits. ... Danny Graves, Seth Etherton, Mike Matthews and John Riedling each pitched one scoreless inning of relief. ... Brian Mallette allowed a solo home run to Ricky Ledee in the fifth before retiring three straight.

The rest: Former Phillies player John Kruk threw the first pitch. ... Temperature at game time was 84 degrees. ... Attendance was 7,734, a sellout. ... Phillies first baseman Jim Thome broke his right middle finger while fielding groundballs before the game. He is expected to miss three weeks.

Jimenez 2b3010Byrd cf3010
JClark pr-2b0000Budzinski cf2011
Cerros p0000Bell 3b2000
Freel cf4010Floyd p0000
Casey 1b3000Cormier p0000
Sardinha c2000MSmith ph-rf1100
Dunn lf3000Abreu rf3000
Etherton p0000Bucktrot p0000
Matthews p0000Hitchcox 2b1000
Smitherman ph1010Wooten 1b3000
Riedling p0000Howard 1b1011
Holbert 2b1111Polanco 2b3000
JCruz rf2020Squires p0000
Pena rf3000Geary p0000
Valentin c-1b5010Utley ph1000
Castro 3b3010Hancock p0000
Encarnacion pr-3b2210Ledee lf2111
Olmedo ss3010Michaels ph-lf2110
Sanchez p1000Machado ss4110
Graves p0000Hinch c2010
Taylor ph1010Salazar c1000
Mallette p0000Rushford ph1001
Christensen lf2012Myers p0000
RHernandez p0000
Lieberthal ph1010
Collier pr-3b2000


One out when winning run scored.

DP-Philadelphia 1. LOB-Cincinnati 10, Philadelphia 5. 2B-JCruz, Encarnacion, Olmedo, Howard. HRs-Holbert (1), Ledee (1). SB-Freel (2). CS-Pena. S-Olmedo.

Cerros L, 0-11 1-343310
Bucktrot1 1-331100
Squires0 2-300000
Hancock W, 1-0111102

HBP-by Cerros (Collier), by Bucktrot (Clark, Freel). WP-Cerros.

T-2:48. A-7,734.


The Reds play host to the Twins at 1:05 p.m. at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota.

Jose Acevedo is scheduled to start for the Reds. Johan Santana will start for the Twins.

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