Hot corner National League

August 13, 1998

Quote: "You go through stretches when you hit homers, and you go through stretches when you give them up. I don't ever remember a stretch this bad. I don't think they could hit more home runs if you told them what was coming. I don't think they could hit any more if it was batting practice."

-- Manager Dusty Baker, whose Giants have allowed 24 homers in their past seven games.

It's a fact: Last night's loss dropped the Reds back into last place in the NL Central, where they've spent 70 days this season.

Who's hot: Before last night, the Rockies' Dante Bichette was 16-for-27 (.593) in his past six games since an Aug. 6 day off.

Who's not: Giants starters have failed to pitch six innings in 11 of the past 15 games.

On deck: Division leaders Atlanta and San Diego wrap up their three-game series with 15-game winner Tom Glavine going against Mark Langston.

Pub Date: 8/13/98

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