Hits And Misses

September 12, 1995|By Brad Snyder

On the field: Tim Naehring led off the second inning by hitting a grounder off Mike Mussina's leg. Naehring got a base hit. Mussina, who almost made the play, waved off the trainer and stayed in the game.

In the dugout: Red Sox pitching coach Al Nipper, during the 41-pitch third inning, came out to talk with Roger Clemens with two on and a 2-0 count against Rafael Palmeiro. It didn't help. Clemens walked Palmeiro to load the bases, struck out Bobby Bonilla, then walked Cal Ripken to force in a run. Harold Baines struck out to end the inning.

In the clubhouse: Manager Phil Regan, at this point, wants to see prospects play and win games: "I still want to finish as high as we can," he said. "I'd like to see Curtis Goodwin play in as many ballgames as he can, Mark Smith, Jimmy Haynes, [Joe] Borowski, to see how he would do in a closer-type role. . . . I still want to win as many ballgames as we can, that's still the main idea."

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