Hits And Misses

July 07, 1995|By Buster Olney

On the field: On Monday, Orioles left fielder Brady Anderson extended his streak of successful stolen base attempts to 36 before he was thrown out. But Chicago's Tim Raines, who held the record for a time, is in pursuit. For the 35th straight time last night, he stole a base without being caught.

In the dugout: In case you needed confirmation that Leo Gomez is buried on the Orioles' bench, it came in the sixth inning last night. With runners at second and third and two outs, White Sox manager Terry Bevington called for left-handed reliever Tim Fortugno to face the left-handed-hitting Jeff Huson -- a seemingly natural spot for manager Phil Regan to insert the right-handed-hitting Gomez. Nope. Regan stuck with Huson, who struck out.

In the clubhouse: "That's why he's a very, very good shortstop, because he knows how to position himself -- Orioles left-hander Jamie Moyer, on the diving catch by Cal Ripken that saved Moyer's fourth win of the season last night.

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