By the numbers

June 16, 1996|By Buster Olney

Kansas City's Jon Nunnally homered in his first at-bat of the year last week; he homered in his first at-bat of 1995 as well.

Twice this year the Cardinals have been shut out by left-handers, and both times by former St. Louis pitchers -- Rheal Cormier, now of the Montreal Expos, and Allen Watson of the San Francisco Giants.

The Minnesota Twins have 25 homers from left-handed hitters this year, eight more than they had all of last year.

The Rockies recorded their first shutout at Coors Field Wednesday night, in the 103rd game they've played there.

Darren Oliver's shutout last weekend against Toronto was only the 30th by a lefty in Rangers history, in 941 left-handed starts. By comparison, Sandy Koufax had 40 shutouts in 314 career starts.

Barry Bonds' homer Thursday ended a streak of 102 at-bats without a homer, the longest such streak in his career.

Yankees first baseman Tino Martinez is set to surpass the 49 RBIs Don Mattingly had last year.

The Red Sox have used 40 players this year, and are closing fast on their club record of 53 set last year.

The Dodgers are 13-1 in games in which Delino DeShields drives in at least one run.

The Chicago Cubs have used 21 position players this year -- one fewer than they used in all of 1995.

The St. Louis Cardinals are 1-10 in road day games.

Pub Date: 6/16/96

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