Baseball

September 08, 2004

He said it

"I think it's just their way of not letting me get out there to show what I can do this last month of the season. That'll make it easier for them this offseason."

Barry Larkin, Reds shortstop, after the team benched him

On deck

Gavin Floyd of Mount St. Joseph will make his second major league start when the Phillies visit Atlanta tonight.

Who's hot

Armando Benitez, the former Orioles closer, hasn't allowed a hit to the past 33 batters he's faced for the Marlins.

Who's not

Ben Sheets of the Brewers is 1-6 in 11 starts since the All-Star break, when he was 9-5 with a 2.26 ERA.

Line of the day

Mike Lamb, Astros 3B

AB R H HR RBI

4 2 2 1 3

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