By John Fay
Enquirer staff writer
SAN FRANCISCO - The Reds haven't gotten a date when John Riedling will return.
Riedling is in Florida for the funeral of his father, Jack, who died on Monday.
Miley talked to the reliever but the subject of his return did not come up.
"He's been pretty busy," Miley said. "I would think it will be at least a couple more days."
SIGN OF THE TIMES: Someone wanted to know if Miley was behind Ryan Freel trying to bunt with two strikes and Noah Lowry working on a no-hitter Tuesday night.
"We don't have a sign for that," Miley said. "I didn't have a problem with him bunting on the first pitch. But I don't know about doing it three times in a row."
Freel did bunt on the first three pitches. All went foul. The last one, of course, meant a strikeout.
KEARNS UPDATE: Austin Kearns went 1-for-4 with a walk in the first game of his rehab assignment at Triple-A Louisville. Kearns is trying to come back from thumb surgery.
FARM REPORT: Right-hander Thomas Pauly, the second-round pick in last year's draft, allowed only one hit over six shutout innings in Single-A Potomac's 8-1 win over Lynchburg Tuesday. He walked one and struck out seven.
At Double-A Chattanooga Tuesday, Edwin Encarnacion lifted the Lookouts to a 5-4, 11-inning victory over Tennessee with his 11th home run of the year.
UP NEXT: The Reds wrap up the three-game series with the Giants with a 3:35 p.m. game today.
Right-hander Aaron Harang (6-3, 4.53 ERA) takes on left-hander Kirk Rueter (6-8, 5.01).
The Reds go from San Francisco to Colorado for a three-game series with the Rockies beginning Friday.
BONDS ROCKS: Barry Bonds homered twice and Noah Lowry carried a no-hit bid into the seventh inning in the Giants' 11-0 win over the Reds early Wednesday in San Francisco.
Lowry pitched a three-hitter, struck out nine, walked two and also had two singles at the plate.
Bonds matched a season high with five RBI, raising his home run total to 29 this season and 687 in his career. J.T. Snow matched a career high with four hits. He had a homer, single and two doubles for the Giants.
Bonds hit a three-run homer in the third inning, sending the first pitch he saw from Cory Lidle (6-10) into the right-field arcade. Bonds connected again in the seventh in a span of three consecutive homers by San Francisco. Snow homered leading off the inning, then Bonds splashed a 2-2 pitch into the waters of McCovey Cove. Pedro Feliz followed with his 15th homer, chasing Lidle.
Lidle became the 406th pitcher to give up a homer to Bonds, who's third on baseball's home run list behind Hank Aaron (755) and Babe Ruth (714).
Bonds, who was intentionally walked in the fifth, has 66 multihomer games, including two this season. It was the first time the Giants hit three straight homers since Snow, Reggie Sanders and David Bell did it on Aug. 4, 2002, at Pittsburgh.
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