July 1, 2000
Quote: "I've just got to go introduce myself to the bike." - Mets pitcher Rick Reed, who will be out for two to three weeks with a broken wrist It's a fact: The Pirates' Brian Giles has reached base in 76 of 78 games. Who's hot: The Expos' Jose Vidro has a 13-game hitting streak. Who's not: The Expos drew 8,047 last night. On deck: Today, when the Braves visit the Mets, Greg Maddux (9-2) and Al Leiter (9-1) go for their 10th wins.
July 29, 1998
Quote: "All these games are going to be like playoff games. For the remainder of the season, if we stay in contention or stay close, it's going to be like that." -- Brian McRae, after the Mets beat the NL West-leading Padres.It's a fact: The average age of the Phillies' every-day lineup is 26.2 years, the youngest in the majors among teams with winning records.Who's hot: The Padres have homered in 13 straight games, tying club record set earlier this season.Who's not: The Phillies' Tyler Green has allowed 20 homers in his past 14 games.
July 29, 2004
Who's hot Ichiro Suzuki of the Mariners has 43 hits this month and is on a 20-game hitting streak. Who's not Jose Acevedo of the Reds, after St. Louis scored seven runs off him in 4 1/3 innings, is 0-6 against the Cardinals with a 9.85 ERA. Line of the day Scott Rolen, Cardinals 3B AB R H RBI HR 6 3 4 3 2 On deck Al Leiter, trying to regain the majors' ERA lead, pitches for the Mets against the Expos in Montreal. He said it "I really didn't make any good pitches. It's something you really can't explain."