Hits and misses

July 04, 1996|By Buster Olney

On the field: Brady Anderson, the major-league leader in homers, had his hands full against a pitcher who usually gives him trouble. After going 0-for-3 with a strikeout against Toronto's Juan Guzman last night, Anderson is 1-for-20 in his career against him with six strikeouts.

In the dugout: Bobby Bonilla fouled a ball off his right foot in the eighth inning, and after striking out, he returned to the dugout and took off his shoe, in obvious pain. Trainer Richie Bancells tended to him, and Bonilla's status will be evaluated further today.

In the clubhouse: Kent Mercker's velocity has improved, but pitching coach Pat Dobson would like to keep him in the bullpen for now. "We'd like to see if he makes more progress before we put him back in [the rotation]," Dobson said.

Pub Date: 7/04/96

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