Hot corner

June 18, 1999

Quote: "Can you eat that microphone? I'm going to put it upside your head right now. I don't know how to answer that. [Hideo] Nomo's with Milwaukee now. We can't acquire him."

-- Ed Lynch, Cubs general manager, to a Japanese reporter who asked if the Cubs, who released Nomo in April, wanted him back after he beat Chicago to improve to 4-1.

It's a fact: Reds catcher Eddie Taubensee ended a streak of 19 consecutive steals when he was catching by throwing out the Mets' Rickey Henderson attempting to steal second Wednesday.

Who's hot: The Diamondbacks' Matt Williams is batting .397 during his 18-game hitting streak.

Who's not: Cubs starters have allowed 29 earned runs over the last 31 innings, an 8.42 ERA.

On deck: The Phillies' Curt Schilling, who has a 6.97 ERA in his past three starts and just one win since May 17, tries to get back on track tonight against the Dodgers.

Pub Date: 6/18/99

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