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Claussen sound in defeat
Rockies 3, Reds 0
Lefty Brandon Claussen earned the loss, giving up three runs. (Al Behrman/AP)
Despite a solid performance by starter Brandon Claussen, including five strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings, the Reds were unable to find their groove against the Rockies, dropping the first game of a two-game road set.
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Series at a glance:
TODAY'S WRAPS: May 03, 2006
CIN
Cincinnati (19-9)
Lost 1
Colorado 3, Cincinnati 0   COL
Colorado (16-12)
Won 1
May 3, 2006
   1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8   9   R   H   E 
Cincinnati
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   0 4 1
Colorado
0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 X   3 8 0
Standings thru 5/3/06  |  Gameday  |  Reds Stats  |  Rockies Stats
CincinnatiABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Freel, CF4000000.258
Lopez, SS4010000.252
Aurilia, 1B3010001.295
Hatteberg, 1B1000000.290
Dunn, LF2000201.258
Encarnacion, 3B4000003.300
Kearns, RF3010000.308
Phillips, B, 2B3010011.329
LaRue, C3000022.214
Claussen, P2000021.000
Belisle, P0000000.000
a-McCracken, PH1000000.176
Hammond, P0000000.000
Totals30040259 

a-Grounded out for Belisle in the 8th.

BATTING
2B: Aurilia (5, Francis).
TB: Lopez; Aurilia 2; Kearns; Phillips, B.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Encarnacion; Claussen; Dunn.
GIDP: Encarnacion.
Team LOB: 5.

BASERUNNING
SB: Phillips, B 2 (5, 2nd base off Francis/Ardoin, 3rd base off Francis/Ardoin), Lopez (10, 3rd base off Francis/Ardoin).

FIELDING
E: Aurilia (1, throw).

 
ColoradoABRHRBIBBSOLOBAVG
Carroll, SS4110000.304
Spilborghs, R, RF3010102.400
Holliday, LF4032011.281
Atkins, 3B3000103.337
Marrero, 1B3000024.278
Smith, 2B1000000.298
Gonzalez, 2B-1B4010012.227
Freeman, CF4110001.241
Ardoin, C3011010.175
Francis, P3100011.083
Mesa, P0000000.000
Fuentes, P0000000.000
Totals323832614 

BATTING
2B: Holliday (8, Claussen).
TB: Carroll; Spilborghs, R; Holliday 4; Gonzalez; Freeman; Ardoin.
RBI: Ardoin (1), Holliday 2 (28).
2-out RBI: Holliday 2.
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Gonzalez 2; Marrero.
Team LOB: 7.

BASERUNNING
SB: Freeman (1, 2nd base off Claussen/LaRue), Holliday (2, 2nd base off Claussen/LaRue).

FIELDING
DP: (Carroll-Smith-Gonzalez).

 
CincinnatiIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Claussen (L, 2-3)6.27332505.62
Belisle 0.10000104.50
Hammond 1.010000013.50
 
ColoradoIPHRERBBSOHRERA
Francis (W, 1-2)7.04001503.60
Mesa (H, 8)1.00000000.55
Fuentes (S, 6)1.00001001.50

IBB: Atkins (by Claussen).
Pitches-strikes: Claussen 92-62, Belisle 7-5, Hammond 13-9, Francis 93-57, Mesa 14-9, Fuentes 12-5.
Ground outs-fly outs: Claussen 7-8, Belisle 0-0, Hammond 1-2, Francis 7-9, Mesa 3-0, Fuentes 3-0.
Batters faced: Claussen 29, Belisle 1, Hammond 4, Francis 26, Mesa 3, Fuentes 3.
Inherited runners-scored: Belisle 1-0.
Umpires: HP: Andy Fletcher. 1B: Mike Reilly. 2B: Jeff Kellogg. 3B: Jerry Meals.
Weather: 55 degrees, overcast.
Wind: 12 mph, L to R.
T: 2:14.
Att: 18,214.

Box score official statistics approved by Major League Baseball Office of the Commissioner
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