NOTABLE National League

June 04, 1993

* BRAVES: Rafael Belliard's pinch single in the seventh against the Padres was his first hit since April 27. . . . Damon Berryhill entered the game with four hits in eight at-bats, but was hitless in four trips. . . . Pete Smith has gone only 6 2/3 innings in his past two starts, giving up 11 hits and nine runs.

* CARDINALS: Erik Pappas has hit in 15 straight games (19-for-51, .373), the longest by a St. Louis catcher since Ted Simmons hit in 19 straight in 1975. . . . Reliever Paul Kilgus won in his first major-league appearance since 1991 when he was with the Orioles.

* CUBS: Pitcher Mike Morgan is looking for his first extra-base hit in the majors. He has 26 singles in 281 lifetime at-bats.

* DODGERS: Eric Davis' streak of 20 consecutive stolen bases ended Wednesday night when he was thrown out by Cardinals' rookie catcher Erik Pappas to end the game. Davis' streak was the third-longest in major-league history, behind Davey Lopes' 38 in a row in 1975 and Vince Coleman's 50 straight in 1988-1989.

* EXPOS: Pitcher Scott Aldred, who has been on the disabled list since May 15 with elbow tendinitis, will start an injury-rehab assignment at Triple-A Ottawa next week.

* GIANTS: Manager Dusty Baker was upset that his relief pitchersfailed to help Barry Bonds Wednesday night when the ** left fielder tumbled into the bullpen while catching a foul ball. Bonds hit a 3-foot-high wall as he caught the ball, then went tumbling head-over-heels into the Giants' bullpen. He was unhurt, but Baker felt his pitchers should have gotten up from the bullpen bench to ease Bonds' fall. "We'll fine everybody in the bullpen for not being there to help him when he flipped over," Baker said. . . . Darren Lewis stole his 23rd base of the season in the sixth inning, tying him with Florida's Chuck Carr and New York's Vince Coleman for the NL lead.

* PADRES: Fred McGriff's first-inning homer was his 77th with San Diego, moving him into a tie for fourth place with Cito Gaston on the team's all-time list. . . . Tony Gwynn has seven multi-hit games in the past 14.

* REDS: Reliever Bill Landrum, who hasn't pitched since May 27 because of inflammation in his right elbow, threw on the sideline yesterday and told manager Davey Johnson he was ready to pitch. But after giving up four runs in the ninth, he was put on the disabled list and the Reds called up Milton Hill from Indianapolis.

* ROCKIES: Colorado's David Nied had pain in his right elbow while pitching in an exhibition game and probably will miss his next start.

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