August 6, 1998
HittingDmitri Young, Reds: 3-for-5, HR, 4 RBIs, 3 runs.Andy Fox, Diamondbacks: 3-for-5, HR, 3 RBIs, 2 runs.PitchingKevin Brown, Padres: 5-hit shutout, career-high 11 strikeouts, one walkRuss Ortiz, Giants: 8 innings, 6 hits, 8 strikeouts, first major-league victory.Kent Mercker, Cardinals: 7 innings, 1 run, 2 walks, third straight win.Pub Date: 8/06/98
August 26, 1991
BASEBALL (AL) * Orioles -- Placed Jose Mesa (pitcher) on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to August 21. Recalled Anthony Telford (pitcher) from Rochester of the International League. Traded Chris Myers (pitcher) to the Montreal Expos for Richie Lewis (pitcher) and sent Lewis to Rochester of the International League.BASEBALL (NL) * Atlanta Braves -- Activated Kent Mercker (pitcher) from the 15-day disabled list. Designated Mark Ross, pitcher, for assignment.BASKETBALL (NBA) * Golden State Warriors -- Signed Victor Alexander (forward-center)
August 28, 1998
Quote: "There were some doubts I would ever get here. I go frustrated a lot. I had high hopes coming out of college [Stanford, as a teammate of Mike Mussina] and I just kept getting hurt. It was a rough road." -- Padres' Stan Spencer, who won yesterday in his major-league debut at 29 after missing parts of three seasons with three different injuries.It's a fact: The Astros lead the league in scoring, yet are the only team in the majors without a grand slam this season.Who's hot: The Pirates have won a season-high nine straight games and 13 of their last 15.Who's not: By falling to the Padres yesterday, the Phillies ran their loss streak to six.On deck: In St. Louis today, the Braves' Greg Maddux (17-6)
May 17, 1996
At Oriole Park at Camden YardsDay ................ Time ..... TV ................... StartersTonight ............ 7:35 ..... 13, 50 ............... Bob Wolcott (2-5, 5.44) vs. Jimmy Haynes (1-4, 7.76)Tomorrow night ..... 7:35 ..... 13, 50 ............... Undecided vs. Kent Mercker (2-2, 7.63)Sunday ............. 1:35 ..... 54, 50 ............... Sterling Hitchcock (3-2, 4.64) vs. Mike Mussina (6-2, 3.64)Radio: All games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)Mariners updateThe Mariners' two best players are ailing.
December 19, 1995
The starters* No. 1: RH Mike Mussina (19-9, 3.29 ERA)* No. 2: To be named, possibly RH David Cone (18-8, 3.57), LH Kenny Rogers (17-7, 3.38) or RH Kevin Brown (10-9, 3.60)* No. 3: RH Scott Erickson (13-10, 4.81)* No. 4: LH Kent Mercker (7-8, 4.15)* No. 5: RH Jimmy Haynes (2-1, 2.25)/LH Rick Krivda (2-7, 4.54)Note: The Orioles have Ben McDonald (3-6, 4.16) on their roster, but will want him to accept a major reduction in his $4.5 million salary. If he doesn't, they'll strongly consider not tendering him a contract by tomorrow.
April 24, 1996
At Kauffman Stadium, Kansas CityTonight 8: 05 HTS - Kent Mercker (1-1, 9.00)vs. Chris Haney (0-3, 3.91)Tomorrow 8: 05 13, 50 - Arthur Rhodes (2-0, 0.90)vs. undecidedRadio: Both games on WBAL (1090 AM) and WTOP (1500 AM)Royals updateKansas City may be the most ill-conceived team in the game, as the early results show. The Royals have good speed and almost no power (incredibly, they have hit only five homers, three fewer than Brady Anderson), the kind of team that must win with pitching and defense.