Hits and misses

September 04, 1997|By Roch Kubatko

On the field: Catcher Lenny Webster had a rough second inning. He permitted Craig Counsell's first career stolen base, then was struck on the left knee by a foul tip from Florida's Al Leiter. Webster lay face-down in the batter's box while trainer Richie Bancells attended to him. Webster stayed in the game, adding his knee to the list of ailments that includes his left shoulder and Achilles' tendon.

In the dugout: Manager Davey Johnson gave Chris Hoiles the night off to rest a sore right Achilles' tendon, saying he needs the catcher to be ready for the series in New York.

In the clubhouse: "It's imperative we get Robbie back. I don't think we can win it all without Robbie." -- Johnson on continuing absence of Roberto Alomar

Pub Date: 9/04/97

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