Hits And Misses

April 24, 1997|By Roch Kubatko

On the field: When catcher Lenny Webster threw out Ray Durham trying to steal to end the second inning, it made him 2-for-4 in that department. He threw out Durham again in the fifth. Chris Hoiles, who has started all but three games, is 0-for-11.

In the dugout: For the first time this season, manager Davey Johnson sat down shortstop Mike Bordick, who is batting .143. Jeff Reboulet started in his place. Johnson also rested Hoiles, allowing Webster to add to his five at-bats.

In the clubhouse: "That's the mind-set around here. Cal [Ripken], I think, started it. And Brady [Anderson] and everybody else, they don't want to admit any injuries, which is great. But sometimes you've got to say you're hurt." -- Johnson, on B. J. Surhoff's insistence that he not be placed on the disabled list with a strained left groin muscle.

Pub Date: 4/24/97

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