September 25, 1998
Quote: "I just like the idea of me going out and doing a good job without a whole lot of hoopla." -- Mets' John Olerud, whose .351 batting average is second in NL only to Larry Walker's .360.It's a fact: The Brewers closed their home season having drawn 1,811,548 fans, their highest total since 1992.Who's hot: The Braves have won 11 of their last 13 games, including six of seven on the road.Who's not: The Marlins' Kirt Ojala has lost three straight starts and seven of his last eight decisions.
September 10, 1998
Quote: "This is like Christmas. We knew Mark McGwire was going to be generous, but we didn't know it would be so spontaneous, in the heat of the celebration." -- Hall of Fame president Don Marr after receiving the 62nd home run ball, the bat that hit it, McGwire's uniform, cleats, etc.It's a fact: At 23, third baseman Scott Rolen has become the youngest Phillie this century to reach 100 RBIs.Who's hot: Mets third baseman Edgardo Alfonzo has hit 11 of his 17 homers this season in his last 35 games, including four in his last seven.
June 1, 1998
HittingBret Boone, Reds: 2 HRs, 4 RBIs.Moises Alou, Astros: 2 HRs, 4 RBIs.Brian Johnson, Giants: 2 HRs.Edgardo Alfonzo, Mets: 4-for-5, 4 RBIs.Raul Mondesi, Dodgers: grand slam.PitchingKirk Rueter, Giants: 7 innings, 1 run, 6 hits.Kevin Tapani, Cubs: 7 1/3 innings, 1 run, 6 hits.Chuck McElroy, Rockies: 2 perfect innings for win.Pub Date: 6/01/98