May 24, 2000
Quote: "If the 162-game schedule is an equalizer, then we've got a lot of one-run victories coming." -- Manager Larry Dierker, whose Astros are 0-12 in one-run decisions It's a fact: The Mets are 9-0 in games started by a left-hander. Who's hot: . Extra ushers were in the right-field bleachers near the Braves' bullpen as John Rocker made his first appearance of the year in Milwaukee. Who's not: The Rockies' Darren Bragg is in a 2-for-25 slump. On deck: The Diamondbacks' Todd Stottlemyre goes for his league-leading eighth victory tonight.
October 11, 1996
Some tips this week for fantasy football players:Players to keepQB Elvis Grbac, 49ers: San Francisco is 23-9-1 since 1981 in games started by backup quarterbacks.QB Jeff Blake, Bengals: Posted a 144.3 quarterback rating in past two games against Steelers.QB Mark Brunell, Jaguars: Has five touchdown passes in past three games, which could be a single-game total facing the hapless Jets.RB Thurman Thomas, Bills: Has six 100-yard rushing efforts against the Dolphins, second most by a Miami opponent.
September 11, 1998
Angels: Ken Hill, who had to leave Wednesday night's game shortly after he was nicked on the right hand by a line drive inthe second inning, will not miss a start. His fingers are bruised. Troy Percival, who had sat out two days because of a sore shoulder, overpowered the Twins Wednesday night, retiring them in order with two strikeouts, for his 39th save.Indians: Dwight Gooden has not lost since July 26, a span of eight starts.Rangers: Texas is 42-18 in games started by Aaron Sele and Rick Helling, and just 36-49 in the rest.
September 24, 1995
Some of baseball's younger fans aren't pleased with the postseason format. And it has nothing to do with the addition of wild cards.For the past several years, all postseason games have been at night. This year, no game will start before 7 p.m., and more than half will begin after 8 p.m.A majority of the 30 younger fans interviewed said the starting times hurt them the most."It's like they don't think of us," said Jason Burk, 11, of Lutherville. "Maybe if they played just one or two [games during the day]
May 21, 1995
* When Kevin Tapani threw four shutout innings at the outset of Wednesday's game against the Angels, it was the first time this year a Minnesota starter had gone that far without giving up a run.* In 27 games between the two clubs, Atlanta has outscored Colorado, 193-91.* In three games against Texas, Toronto starting pitching allowed 21 runs in 9 2/3 innings.* The Mets went into last night 4-0 in games started by Pete Harnisch, and he had a 1.73 ERA. But his record was 0-0.* The Cubs, who had a team ERA of 2.80 through Wednesday's game, have not won an NL team ERA title since 1945.
June 4, 1995
* The Tigers became the 41st team in major-league history to hit seven homers in one game last Sunday. They also became the first team to hit seven homers and lose.* From May 10 to June 1, Albert Belle hit .217, Carlos Baerga .269, Eddie Murray .229, and Kenny Lofton .215. And the Indians went 13-5, which speaks volumes about the other hitters in their lineup, like Manny Ramirez and Jim Thome.* More Tribe: In his first 12 appearances for Triple-A Buffalo, reclamation project Gregg Olson is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA and seven saves.