Hot corner

April 12, 1999

Quote: "I did not want to go on the disabled list. I felt like I could play in a week." -- Mets catcher Mike Piazza, expected to be out two to three weeks.

It's a fact: The Marlins haven't loaded the bases in their first six games.

Who's hot: The Brewers' Fernando Vina is batting .407 with 11 singles and two doubles.

Who's not: Fernando Tatis of the Cardinals was 0-for-4 and is 0-for-10 with six strikeouts since hitting his third homer on Thursday.

On deck: Tom Seaver will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and renowned violinist Itzhak Perlman will perform the national anthem at the Mets' home opener today.

Pub Date: 4/12/99

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