By the numbers

September 01, 1996|By Buster Olney

The Yankees got Graeme Lloyd to fill a hole in their bullpen. Sure. In 1 1/3 innings for New York, he's allowed 10 runs, six hits and five walks, for an ERA of 80.82.

Mark Grace, Luis Gonzalez and Dave Magadan are hitting 3-4-5 for the Chicago Cubs. They've combined for 20 homers, or half the total of the injured Sammy Sosa.

Jeff Bagwell has joined the 20-20 club. Last week, he picked up his 20th steal, and he'd already hit more than 20 homers.

Texas catcher Ivan Rodriguez has picked off 10 runners at first this year.

It's hard to hold the fact that he plays in Coors Field against Ellis Burks. He's hitting .307 with 16 homers and 44 RBIs on the road.

No wonder Cleveland GM John Hart has been scrambling to make moves: The Indians are 23-1 against the Red Sox and Tigers this year, and 57-53 against the rest of the league.

With four more homers, Andres Galarraga will break the record for homers in a season by a Venezuelan native. Tony Armas hit 43 for Boston in 1984.

Dodgers knuckleballer Tom Candiotti is 3-2 with a 2.68 ERA in six day games, and 5-7 with a 4.97 ERA in night games.

Before getting Denny Neagle, the Braves had plugged holes in the rotation with Mike Bielecki and Terrell Wade, who combined for 11 starts. Atlanta won nine of those games.

From Aug. 20-27, the Phillies' leadoff hitters were 3-for-32, and two of those hits didn't leave the infield.

Pub Date: 9/01/96

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