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8C THE PALM BEACH POST MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1999 Baseball REPORT Lee looks up to Perez for help Notebook MARLINS TODAY'S GAME WHENWHERE: 12:35 p.m., Cinergy Held, Cincinnati. TV: None. RADIO: WQAM-560AM, WQBA-1140AM, WJNO-1040AM, WJNX-1330AM. SCOUTING REPORT: Meadows is Florida's winningest pitcher this season and with one more victory he will top last year's total, which was a staff best. This is his first REDS STARTING PITCHER RHP Steve Parris (8-2, 3.60 ERA) and RBI." . r-' As hitting coach with the Reds ' for six years, Perez said he drilled , batters on taking shorter swings- "And that's one of the problems ' Lee has. His swings are too long. 1 Lee said: "It's good for a similar-type hitter to give me the"0 knowledge he knows. He's one of-' ' the best run-producers ever. I'm';' positive he can help me out" "v ; Injury update: Left fielder-; Bruce Aven missed the past two-'; days with a sore left heel. No"-'-word on when he'll return. "On a",v scale of 1 to 10, (Saturday) was &" 1 and (Sunday) is about a 4'j,"-'': Aven said of his foot. "' Luis Castillo's sore shoulder is improving. "His motion is get-''-' ting better," Boles said, adding he ", thinks Castillo will play again be'' fore the season ends. "That's wishful thinking but I think he's'--going to return." By foe Capozzi Palm Beach Post Staff Writer CINCINNATI He hit 17 home runs, drove in 74 runs and led National League rookies with two grand slams last year. But 1999 has been a struggle for Derrek Lee. To help him turn things around, Lee will begin working one-on-one with Marlins special assistant Tony Perez, the retired power hitter from Cin cinnati's Big Red Machine championship teams of the 1970s. "He's going to be Tony's special project," manager John Boles f t - I " X I .. ..,, . ; t- ; I . . . . - ' Lee said Sunday. "Derrek Lee is 24 years old and he's got all this potential. But we've got to do this. . . . We're trying to unlock something." Lee was hitting .190 with three home runs and 14 RBI when he was sent to Class AAA Calgary on May 25. He hit .283 with 19 homers and 73 RBI in 89 games while with the Cannons. But since returning to the Marlins last week, he has just one hit in 10 at-bats. "I hope I can help him," said Perez, who worked one-on-one with catcher Benito Santiago in 1993, his first year with the Marlins after spending his previous 10 years with the Reds as a player, start against the Reds in 1999 and he is 0-1 with a 9.00 ERA in one career start. Parris received a no-decision against the Marlins on May 30 when the Reds won 6-4. In four career appearances against the Marlins, he is 2-1 with a 7.23 ERA. SUNDAY'S BOX Reds 11, Wilson hits 25th homer in loss Florida AB R H BIBB SO Avg. Cincinnati AB R H Bl BB SO Avg. Ramirez cf 5 1 1 0 0 2 .333 Reese 2b 1 0 0 0 0 0 .282 AGarcia2b 4 2 1 1 1 1 .167 Stynes2b 4 3 3 0 0 0 .229 Floyd If 4 0 2 1 1 1 .281 Larkin ss 1 4 1 0 3 0 .299 Millar "1b 3 0 1 1 0 2 .288 Dawkins ph-ss 1 0 0 0 0 1 .167 PWilsonrf 4 1 1 1 0 2 .286 Casey 1b 5 1 3 1 0 0 .339 Lowell 3b 4 0 1 0 0 1 .248 GVaughn if 2 2 1 2 1 0 .235 Clapinskiss 4 0 0 0 0 0 .231 Hammonds If 1 0 1 1 0 0 .266 Redmond c 3 110 1 1 .311 DYoung rf 3 0 0 1 0 2 .301 Burnettp 2 0 0 0 0 1 .111 Tuckerpr-rf 2 1 1 1 0 0 .252 Roskos ph 1 0 1 1 0 0 .500 ABoone3b 5 0 2 4 0 1 .297 Edmondsonp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .364 Cameron cf 4 0 1 1 0 2 .263 Medina p 0 0 0 0 0 0 LaRuec 3 0 0 0 2 1 .205 Looperp 0 0 0 0 0 0 Villonep 3 0 0 0 0 1 .081 DLeeph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .183 MaSweeneyph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .409 Totals 35 5 9 5 3 11 Sullivan p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 MLewis ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 DReyesp 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 ; Totals 37 1113 11 6 8 Florida 002 002 001 - 5 9 3 Cincinnati 102 043 10x - 11 13 0 f'i TOM UHLMANThe Associated Pres,f. sixth inning Sunday. Lowell came,", Chris Stynes at first. E AGarcia (1), Millar (4), Clapinski (3). LOB Roskos (2), Stynes (1), ABoone (21), Cameron (33). HR AGarcia (1) off DReyes; PWilson (25) off Villone. RBIs AGarcia (1 ), Floyd (35), Millar (61 ), PWilson (64), Roskos (1 ), Casey (88), GVaughn 2 (100), Hammonds (37), DYoung (48), Tucker (40), ABoone 4 (69), Cameron (59). SB Stynes (5), Larkin (28). SF Millar, GVaughn, Cameron. Runners left in scoring position Florida 3 (Ramirez, Lowell, Burnett); Cincinnati 5 (ABoone, Villone 2, MaSweeney 2). Runners moved up Casey. Florida IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Burnett L.2-2 5 7 7 6 4 6 98 4.84 Edmomdson 3 3 2 1 0 29 5.84 Medina 1 3 1 1 1 2 39 5.48 Looper 1 0 0 0 0 0 7 3.60 Cincinnati IP H R ER BB SO NP ERA Florida third baseman Mike Lowell dives for the ball in the up with the ball, but was unable to throw out Cincinnati's MARLINS From 1C In losing their third straight to the Reds, the Marlins certainly aren't trying to help Cincinnati catch the first-place Houston Astros. It's late in the season, and Florida's regulars are banged up and tired. Julio Ramirez, who arrived from the Dominican Republic on Friday, batted first and started in center field as part of an outfield shuffle to rest Bruce Aven (sore left foot). Amaury Garcia batted second and started at second base in place of injured Luis Castillo (separated shoulder). And Chris Clapinski started at shortstop to give Alex Gonzalez a rest after Saturday night's game. Garcia's first big-league hit was a home run off Dennis Reyes with two outs in the ninth inning. In the third inning he made his first big-league error when he fielded Barry Larkin's grounder behind second and threw wildly to first The Reds scored twice that inning and added four runs in the fifth, which featured rookie first baseman Kevin Millar's misplay of Dmitri Young's grounder. And in the sixth, Cincinnati scored three more times, aided by Clapinski's bobble of Greg Vaughn's grounder. The Reds sent nine batters to the plate in the fifth and sixth innings. Boca Raton High graduate Chris Stynes went 3-for-4 after entering the game in the second inning in place of second baseman Pokey Reese, who left with lower back spasms. Villone W.8-6 6 7 4 4 3 8 104 4.12 Sullivan 2 1 0 0 0 3 22 2.80 DReyes 1 1 1 1 0 0 10 3.50 Inherited runners-scored Medina 2-0. IBB off Burnett (LaRue) 1. PB LaRue. Umpires Home, Wendelstedt, Hu; First, Rippley; Second, Winters; Third, Meals. T 3:05. A 20,363 (52,953). first home run nearly disappeared for good. After bouncing off a wall and back onto the field, left" Hammonds thought he was., guy by tossing the ball into the; ; ; someone from the Marlins bench' Hammonds to get the ball back so' could be given to Garcia. The . , and tossed the ball back to Ham-; Marlins coach Fredi Gonzalez ; Hammonds a replacement ball for the " Garcia finally got his home run I game, and said he planned to send ;: his family in the Dominican Re-;; Florida led 2-1 going into the bottom of the third, after Cliff Floyd hit an RBI double to score Ramirez, who had singled, and Millar's sacrifice fly scored Garcia, who had walked. Other than that, Reds starter Ron Villone, who struck out a career-high eight, pitched well. In the sixth, Preston Wilson hit Villone's first pitch of the inning over the left-field wall for his 25th home run. Wilson's home run matches the fourth-highest total by a National League rookie in the past 25 years, after Mike Piazza's 35 in 1993, David Justice's 28 in 1990 and Darryl Strawberry's 26 in 1983 all of whom won Rookie of the Year honors. Todd Helton hit 25 last year when he finished second in the voting to Kerry Wood. coach and manager. Lee said he has worked with Perez before but is eager to work with him on a one-by-one basis. "With what he's done, whatever he says, he knows what he's talking about" In 23 years with Cincinnati, Montreal, Boston and Philadelphia, Perez drove in 1,652 RBI the most by a Latin American player. His 379 home runs are tied with Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda for most among Latin players. Perez, the subject of recent campaigns for induction into the Hall of Fame, even sees some similarities between Lee and himself. "He has some power. He has potential to drive in runs. He can be the same type of hitter I was, not the same type but with power After making stopwatches crackle in winning by almost 4 lengths at three-fourths mile Sept. 4, his first race since the Flamingo, Forty One Carats needs only two stiff practice runs at Calder to set him up for the Indiana trip. "And I'll be dreading every minute until we get back to the barn after both workouts," trainer David Fawkes said. Forty One Carats does have a way of running into detours. Jack Hammer of Atlanta and Miami Beach and Buddy New of Texas and Kentucky, who bought the Florida-bred colt for $65,000, are convinced that Forty One Carats is a Derby horse. "I'm convinced, too," Fawkes said. "He deserves a chance." Forty One Carats might have run in the March 13 Florida Derby, three weeks after he won for the first time. Too much, too soon, it was decided. Then there was talk about about the Tampa Bay Derby, but it was easier to go to the Flamingo Stakes at Hialeah. The second-place finish there to First Ameri L3 FULL LIQUOR OPEN DAILY 11AM-5AS3 BUCKET OF BEERS 5 Hot lies for $15 Every Wednesday MiniMKIHT MADNESS 12 Price Drinks Midnight to 5AM Every Sunday, Monday & Tuesday Presents This Week Shooting rr mm The owners and nurmgi'nieni of Ts lounge imvcjUM icmmiicu uuni 1 1 it- r.AunLiniKt'i Showcase mul lixpo held :il Caeser's PiiJaCtj:;;:: in Vegas, Neveda. After seeing thrm perform last week we have contracted llc top feature entertainers of (he world to appear at : Ts Lounge over the next year. Once again, -striving to bring vu the best ifiniHirt M A Mm t iA t Hgtri nr i-iH " Garcia's over the wall secondary fielder Jeffrey being a good seats. Then yelled for the keepsake fan obliged monds as tossed fan. A grateful after the the ball to public. w forty One Carats still wants a derby MARLINS STARTING PITCHER RHP Brian Meadows (11-14, 5.71) Marlins 5 Florida 7, Cincinnati 10. 2B Floyd (12), Wilson homered to right on the first pitch. Lowell grounded out, shortstop B.Larkin to first baseman Casey. Clapinski flied out to right fielder Tucker. Redmond singled to center. Roskos pinch-hitting for Burnett. Roskos doubled to left, Redmond scored. Ramirez flied out to center fielder Cameron. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Reds 7, Marlins 4. REDS SIXTH: Edmondson pitching. Stynes infield single to third. Stynes stole second. B.Larkin walked on a full count. Casey flied out to left fielder Floyd. Vaughn safe on fielder's choice and Clapinski's error, Stynes to third, B.Larkin to second. Tucker infield single to first, Stynes scored, B.Larkin to third, Vaughn to second. Boone singled to center, B.Larkin scored, Vaughn scored, Tucker to second. Medina pitching. Cameron struck out. LaRue walked on a full count. Tucker to third, Boone to second. Sweeney pinch-hitting for Villone. Sweeney grounded out, second baseman Garcia to first baseman Millar. 3 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 3 left on. Reds 10, Marlins 4. REDS SEVENTH: Stynes doubled to center. Dawkins pinch-hitting for B.Larkin. Dawkins struck out. Casey singled to center, Stynes to third. Hammonds singled to right, Stynes scored, Casey to second. Tucker popped out to shortstop Clapinski. Boone grounded out, third baseman Lowell to first baseman Millar. 1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left on. Reds 11, Marlins 4. MARLINS NINTH: Reyes pitching. Lee pinch-hitting for Looper. Lee grounded out, shortstop Dawkins to first baseman Casey. Ramirez flied out to right fielder Tucker. Garcia homered to left on the first pitch. Floyd grounded out, first baseman Casey unassisted. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 left on. Reds 11, Marlins 5. games at Pro Player Stadium. All times EST ...:U ,,nrltac, nhntn wiui suumig ujjuqlco, pi iuv.u BREANNE'S All Female Staff Private Sessions ;96mmo; 9AM-5AM Days 6673-B Lake Worth Rd I A miles E of Tnpk INTIMACIES . O 2424 N. Congress O v 684-9343 v nnnu HTfmse O 727 Northlake, NPB fj !?v 863-7337 v iipjiiiftiimpiii How they scored REDS- FIRST: Reese grounded out, shortstop Clapinski to first baseman Millar. B.Larkin walked. Casey singled to right, B Larkin to third. Vaughn hit a sacrifice fly to right fielder Wilson, B Larkin scored. Young struck out. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 left on. Reds 1, Marlins 0. MARLINS THIRD: Ramirez singled to center On LaRue's passed ball, Ramirez to second. Garcia walked on a full count. Floyd doubled to right, Ramirez scored, Garcia to third. Millar hit a sacrifice fly to center fielder Cameron, Garcia scored, Floyd" lo third. Wilson struck out. Lowell struck out. 2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Marlins 2, Reds 1. REDS-THIRD: Stynes singled to center. B Larkin infield single to second, Stynes to second. On Garcia's error, Stynes to third, B Larkin to second. Casey grounded out, first baseman Millar unassisted, Stynes scored, B.Larkin to third Vaughn singled to center, B.Larkin scored. Young struck out. Boone popped out to third baseman Lowell. 2 runs, 3 hits, 1 error, 1 left on. Reds 3, Marlins 2. REPS FIFTH: Stynes flied out to center fieldee Ramirez. B.Larkin walked on four pitfches. B.Larkin stole second. Casey singled ,Jo left, B.Larkin to third. Vaughn walked on a full count, Casey to second. Youhg safe on Millar's error, B.Larkin scored, Casey to third, Vaughn to second. Boone doubled to left, Casey scored, Vaughn scored. Young to third. Tucker pinch-running for Young. Cameron hit a sacrifice fly to center fielder Ramirez, Tucker scored. LaRue was intentionally walked. Villone grounded out, second baseman Garcia to first baseman Millar. 4 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 2 left on. Reds 7, Marlins 2. MARLINS SIXTH: Tucker in as right fielder. SCHEDULE September - any derb) can set Forty One Carats up" nicely for the Kentucky Derby, K month away. ! ,1 Fawkes and the colt went to! Churchill Downs, where they;; stayed for four weeks. ; ;; "That got to be unnerving,"; '. said Fawkes, who hurried back tq ; : Florida on weekends to see his family and care for the horses irr ; his Calder stable. ; It was all for nothing. Lung;; infections kept Forty One Carats;--' out of The Big Derby May 1. The'- same setback knocked out the II-'" linois Derby May 8. Following recuperation and rest at an Ocala farm, it took the rest of the summer to get Forty!" One Carats ready to go again. " September's song is that the.. remaining days are few. And if the Indiana Derby doe's not work, there is always thfe; Calder Derby on Oct. 30, a-: $200,000 event that starts less;-than a mile from the home stall of. Forty One Carats. The Calder Derby seldom draws headline horses from outside Florida. But " it's a Derby. That makes it spe cial. Star., "; Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat ' " 1 13 12:35 1 14 10:05 Il5 10:05 Il6 4:05 1 17 8:35 1 18 3:05 CIN SF SF SF ARZ ARZ ' ; sc sc sc 19 -3:05 20 21 7:05 22 7:05 23 1-OS 24 7!bT 25 7:05 ARZ MON MON MON COL COL WHOT-- SC SC WHDT Derby Fever reaches its peak during the weeks before the first Saturday in May as thoroughbred owners and trainers maneuver to try to get their horses to the Kentucky Derby. But when America's biggest race is over, Derby Fever does not end. Races with the name Derby in the title are for 3-year-olds. These horses will not become 4 until Jan. 1. A trophy with the name Derby on it has a special glow. The hunt for a Derby winner will not end until the last page falls from the year's racing calendar. Still in the chase is Calder-based Forty One Carats, second in the Flamingo Stakes on April 3 and searching for a chance to run for a Derby championship since. 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