September 21, 1989 |
Jerald Clark and Bip Roberts singled in runs in a four-run ninth inning today as San Diego beat Cincinnati 11-7 and pulled to within 4 1/2 games of San Francisco in the National League West. San Diego, which blew a 6-0 first-inning lead, won for the 24th time in 30 games. The Giants, who scored five runs in the ninth inning Wednesday night to beat Los Angeles 7-6, host the Dodgers again tonight. Cincinnati lost its 10th straight, its second 10-game losing streak this season.
April 13, 1991 |
Alfredo Griffin said he didn't even hear the boos directed at him in the ninth inning Friday. And he said he is not thinking about shortstop-of-the-future Jose Offerman, who began his season in Albuquerque Friday night and can be recalled after 10 days. "I should have Offerman on my mind for what?" Griffin asked softly. "I don't think about him. He is not here. Why should I think about somebody who is not here. "I am playing. I am the shortstop. I am not thinking about him."
July 10, 1992 |
The Boston Red Sox traded pitcher Tom Bolton for Cincinnati Reds' outfielder Billy Hatcher on Thursday in a trade Boston General Manager Lou Gorman said he hopes will "jump-start the ball club." Hatcher, a right-handed batter, has a .265 career average, including 41 home runs and 288 runs batted in, plus 192 stolen bases in nine seasons. Hatcher came to the Reds in a trade with Pittsburgh before the 1990 season. He hit .
September 17, 1985 |
Willie McGee singled home Vince Coleman with the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to help the first-place St. Louis Cardinals score a 3-1 victory and a doubleheader sweep of the Pittsburgh Pirates Monday. In the first game, John Tudor won for the 18th time in his last 19 decisions as the Cardinals took advantage of seven Pittsburgh errors for an 8-4 victory. The sweep put the Cardinals, winners of five straight games, 1 1/2 games ahead of the New York Mets in the National League East.
July 2, 1989 |
There are days when baseball managers have a sense of knowing whether their team will win or lose. It's difficult to explain, really. There's just a feeling a manager has on occasion, where he can actually forecast the outcome before the opening pitch. There obviously are times a manager's intuition proves wrong, as depositions in the Pete Rose case suggest, but you'd be surprised just how often they're right. "There are just games where the vibes are not there," Padre Manager Jack McKeon said.
June 3, 1991 |
As of Tuesday, pitcher Ed Whitson will become the 10th Padre to be placed on the disabled list this season. The veteran righthander has been bothered by a sore pitching elbow for almost a month, and was forced to miss his turn Saturday night. His consignment to the DL will be retroactive to last Monday, the last time he pitched. General Manager Joe McIlvaine announced the decision after Sunday's victory over the Houston Astros.
June 24, 1986
Tom Herr, who went 5 for 5, singled home the winning run with the bases loaded in the 11th inning Monday night at St. Louis as the Cardinals rapped out 15 hits in a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Herr, who had a double and four singles, drove in both of the Cardinals' runs as St. Louis won its fourth straight game, matching its season high. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the fourth, and the Cardinals tied it in the fifth.
December 14, 1986 |
In recent years the New York Yankee pinstripes have resembled prison stripes to many players who have worn them. Ed Whitson and Butch Wynegar are prime examples of players who have found it extremely difficult wearing the Yankee uniform and handling the intense pressure of New York. It got so bad for Whitson that he felt physically threatened by the Yankee fans and dreaded pitching at Yankee Stadium.
November 21, 1991 |
The Padres paid $20,000 to obtain left-handed pitcher Mike Linskey off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday and finalized their 40-man roster by making five personnel moves. The Padres released reliever John Costello and lost pitcher Derek Lilliquist to the Cleveland Indians when he was claimed on waivers. The Padres also sent relievers Pat Clements and Tim Scott and outfielder Kevin Ward to triple-A Las Vegas.
January 12, 1989
Charger linebacker Chip Banks was arrested in Atlanta Wednesday night on suspicion of holding a woman against her will and sexually assaulting her. It was the third time Banks has been arrested since October. Banks, 29, was charged with false imprisonment, aggravated sodomy, possession of cocaine and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a city detention center spokeswoman said.