August 05, 2002

Who's hot

Derek Jeter of the Yankees has 26 stolen bases and has been caught only once.

Who's not

Ryan Dempster of the Reds is 1-4 with an 11.74 ERA in five starts since being acquired from the Marlins July 11.

Line of the day

Russell Branyan, Reds LF

AB ....... R ...... H ..... RBI ..... HR

4 .......... 4 ....... 3 ........ 5 ........ 3

On deck

Randy Johnson of the Diamondbacks goes for his 16th victory today, facing the Mets.

He said it

"He had an uncharacteristic day for him. Babe Ruth had a bad day once in a while."

Don Cooper, White Sox pitching coach, on Mark Buehrle, who gave up five runs and a career-high 11 hits over 6 1/3 innings

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