Hot corner

April 17, 2000

Quote: "I get more concentration when there's a runner in scoring position." -- Phillies' Bobby Abreu, who is 4-for-7 (.571) in that situation

It's a fact: Only three left-handed hitters have faced Randy Johnson this year (Barry Bonds, Rico Brogna and Brian Giles), going a combined 0-for-11.

Who's hot: The Phillies have committed a NL-low two errors in 11 games.

Who's not: The Pirates' Kris Benson has allowed six homers -- five with runners on base -- in three starts compared to 16 homers in 31 starts last season.

On deck: Scott Elarton is scheduled to make his first start of the season the Astros tomorrow. Elarton began the season on the DL recovering from off-season rotator cuff surgery.

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