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Redman says Bonds ‘just another guy’

October 3, 2003


— If Florida left-hander Mark Redman has his druthers, Barry Bonds will see some strikes today.

"He's just another guy up there with a bat," Redman said Thursday.

Redman will face Bonds for the first time when the Marlins play San Francisco in Game 3 of their playoff series, which is tied 1-all.

"This is not a time to be intimidated by anyone," Redman said. "I'm a guy that's given the ball and supposed to throw strikes. If I need to walk the guy because I'm told to walk the guy, then I'll walk the guy."

Marlins manager Jack McKeon has been reluctant to pitch to Bonds, who has only had about five pitches to hit in the first two games of the series. He's 1-for-3 with a double and five walks, three intentional.

Giants manager Felipe Alou smiled when told of Redman's comments.

"Hopefully Barry gets four or five at-bats Friday," Alou said. "I'm not talking walks, but at-bats. I'm looking forward to see how it works."

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