Notable NATIONAL LEAGUE

April 15, 1996

Braves: Shortstop Jeff Blauser, who sprained his right knee in Saturday night's loss, will be evaluated in Atlanta today.

Cubs: Mark Grace went 0-for-4, making him hitless in his past eight at-bats. His average dropped from .462 to .383 in that two-game span. . . . The Cubs faced a left-handed starter for the first time this season.

Expos: David Segui returned to the lineup to go 0-for-4 after missing four games with a stomach virus.

Phillies: Mark Whiten was 0-for-10 in the series but walked three times and stole a career-high three bases. . . . The Phillies have 17 steals in their first 11 games after stealing 72 all last season.

Pirates: The game-time temperature of 46 degrees was 30 degrees lower than Saturday's 76. . . . Pirates starters are 5-3 with a 2.09 ERA. . . . The Pirates are 5-1 against right-handed starters and 1-4 against left-handers.

Rockies: Right-hander Bill Swift, recovering from off-season shoulder surgery, suffered a setback while pitching a simulated game. Scheduled to throw about 45 pitches, he shut down after 23 pitches, complaining of a dull ache in his right biceps.

Pub Date: 4/15/96

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