Hairston takes Phillies yard

Hairston takes Phillies yard

at Clearwater, Fla.
Wednesday, March 12

Phillies at the plate: Greg Dobbs plated the lone Phillies run with a third-inning single, the third straight two-out base hit for Philadelphia. Dobbs had two hits, and Carlos Ruiz, Jimmy Rollins and Jayson Werth each had singles.

Reds at the plate: Playing in his second Spring Training game since signing a Minor League deal, Jerry Hairston Jr. stroked his first homer of the spring. Corey Patterson, who signed on the same day, collected two hits. Scott Hatteberg and Craig Tatum both clubbed a two-run homer.

Phillies on the mound: Though he's a valuable part of the team's bullpen, Ryan Madson started and worked three solid innings. He allowed one run -- on a homer by Hairston -- Fabio Castro's inconsistent spring continued. He tossed two innings and surrendered two runs. Rule 5 Draft pick Travis Blackley surrendered a two-run home run.

Reds on the mound: Bronson Arroyo, the team's projected No. 2 starter, tossed four innings. He allowed one run on three hits.

Grapefruit League Records: Phillies 4-10-1, Reds 9-7.

Up next for the Reds: Rotation candidate Jeremy Affeldt will make his fourth start when the Reds face the Phillies again on Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET. Jamie Moyer will start for Philadelphia.

Up next for the Phils: Southpaw Jamie Moyer is scheduled to lead the Phillies against the Reds at 7:05 ET in a Thursday night contest at Ed Smith Stadium. Tom Gordon is also scheduled to pitch.

Ken Mandel is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.