Hot corner

June 04, 1998

Quote: "You always have to fight hard and you always have to dedicate yourself if you want to be successful in this game. Now, at 43 years old, I have to work harder than the youngest guy. But they keep me young."

-- Braves' Dennis Martinez, after tying Juan Marichal as the winningest Latin American pitcher in baseball history with 243 victories.

It's a fact: The Rockies are 3-14 against left-handed starters this season.

Who's hot: The Padres' Greg Vaughn hit his 18th homer Tuesday, matching his total for last year.

Who's not: The Reds' Brett Tomko is 0-3 with an 8.01 ERA in four starts since beating Florida, 5-1, May 13.

On deck: The Giants have promoted Bobby Bonds Jr., the brother of Barry, to Triple-A.

Pub Date: 6/04/98

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