* HOW DO YOU REALLY FEEL? "The bottom line is we stink," pitcher Wally Whitehurst said after Mets' seventh loss in row. "The pitching stinks, the hitting stinks and the fielding stinks."
* HE OWNS THEM: Ex-Oriole Steve Finley is 20-for-45 against the Dodgers.
* NOTHING BUT AIR: Giants' Matt Williams struck out nine times in 11 at-bats.
* WHERE'S JOHN TUDOR? Rheal Cormier became St. Louis' first lefthanded starter to record a victory in 121 games.