September 27, 1993 |
Ramon Martinez is 3-7 with four no-decisions and a 3.09 ERA since the All-Star break. Before the break, he was 7-4 with a 3.21 ERA. The Dodgers have scored three runs or fewer in nine of Martinez' last 14 outings. Martinez was relieved in the sixth inning Sunday by Omar Daal with the Astros leading, 3-1, and runners on first and second base. Daal walked in the Astros' fourth run. In the eighth inning, the Dodgers' Kip Gross gave up his first run in 12 innings of relief.
February 14, 1990 |
Baseball arbitrator Richard Casher ruled in favor of the Cincinnati Reds today, awarding pitcher Randy Myers $875,000 for the 1990 baseball season, the Reds said. Myers, who was paid $300,000 last season, had sought $1.1 million. Casher heard both sides submit their figures and arguments Tuesday in New York. Myers' case was based on his performance last season with the New York Mets, which included a 7-4 record, 2.35 earned run average and 24 saves.
February 18, 1992 |
Right-hander Tim Belcher and the Cincinnati Reds agreed Monday to a one-year contract worth $2.1 million, more than double his $900,000 salary last year with the Dodgers. Belcher, 30, had been scheduled for a salary arbitration hearing today in Rosemont, Ill. He had asked for $2.35 million, and the Reds had offered $1.75 million. Belcher was 10-9 with the Dodgers last year with a 2.62 earned-run average in 33 starts.
March 29, 1992 |
Kip Gross lowered his spring earned-run average to 2.08 Saturday, but it may not help his chances of making the team because, on the same field, Jay Howell was raising expectations. Shortly before Gross worked out of a bases-loaded, none-out jam to set up the Dodgers' 7-4 victory over the Atlanta Braves, Howell threw well enough to make the Dodgers say he could be ready in the first few days of this season.
February 25, 1992 |
Fred Claire, the Dodgers' vice president, was not amused by the players' first-day prank of burning equipment bags from the Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants. The bags belonged to Kip Gross and Dave Anderson, who joined the Dodgers this winter. "I don't mind competitive fires, but if I was to rewind the tape of our first days in camp, I would delete that portion," Claire said in Vero Beach, Fla. "I was a little disappointed that it took place. It was all meant in a fun spirit, but. . . .
August 13, 1992 |
Todd Benzinger is one Dodger who came to Cincinnati this week expecting to face the same kind of contender he saw in Atlanta. What he found, he said, is a team that could be wilting under the heat administered by Manager Lou Piniella. "The Reds look flat, like they are in the same position we are in," Benzinger said. "During times like these, having Lou there doesn't help much, either."