June 6, 1990 |
This was different than a doctor's office or a hospital bed, or any place else where you go when your mind is agitated and your body can't do the things you need it to do. This was second base, with the crowd cheering and Padres smiling. Jack Clark stood there for one sweet moment after driving in two runs with a fifth-inning double during the Padres' 11-2 dissection of Houston in front of 16,941 in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. And then he was gone.
September 22, 1990
The season is over (and has been for some time). We should be looking toward the 1991 season. Now is the time to give the youngsters the chance to play so an evaluation can be made as to who can play at the major league level. Why is Mike Pagliarulo still starting? Why is Pagliarulo still in uniform? Why are Paul Faries and Joey Cora sitting? Why wasn't Eddie Williams called up? Why is Fred Lynn starting? Why are Gerald Clark, Darren Jackson and Shawn Abner sitting? Why wasn't Thomas Howard called up?
August 10, 1992 |
Ron Karkovice singled to break a 14th-inning tie as the Chicago White Sox rapped out a season-high 20 hits Sunday and beat the California Angels 12-8. Chicago won for the 10th time in 12 games despite a season-high five errors that led to six unearned runs. Lance Johnson extended his hitting streak to 23, the longest in the majors this season, and Frank Thomas extended his to 19 with a three-run homer.
June 21, 1990 |
Pinch-hitter Shawn Abner doubled home Mike Pagliarulo in the 11th inning, and the San Diego Padres beat the San Francisco Giants, 4-3, Wednesday. Pagliarulo led off the inning with a triple off Steve Bedrosian (3-4). Abner then doubled off the glove of right fielder Rick Parker to score Pagliarulo. Craig Lefferts (5-1) earned the victory with 2 1/3 scoreless innings. He pitched out of a 10th-inning jam by retiring Will Clark and Kevin Mitchell.
August 4, 1991 |
With Chuck Finley missing his scheduled start Saturday because of an inflamed big toe on his left foot, the Angels started Kirk McCaskill in his place and moved up Mark Langston to take McCaskill's scheduled turn today. Langston (14-5) will try to become the first Angel to reach 15 victories in today's 1 p.m. game, against Seattle's Erik Hanson (6-5).
August 17, 1991 |
Fernando Valenzuela, who had a 12.15 earned-run average in two starts with the Angels, is scheduled to start for triple-A Edmonton on Monday, the deadline under his contract for the Angels to promote him to the majors or give him his release if he requests it. Valenzuela has struggled in his second stint in the minor leagues. It isn't certain whether he will make the scheduled start, but Dan O'Brien, Angel senior vice president, said that the decision is Valenzuela's.
August 16, 1991 |
The Metrodome wasn't a pleasant place for shortstop Dick Schofield this week, and he got a day off Thursday in the final game of a series in which he made four errors--two Tuesday and two Wednesday. He also bobbled a double-play ball in Monday's loss to Minnesota, failing to get either out and allowing the tying run to score. Schofield's four errors in two games equaled his total in his previous 33 appearances. He has 12 errors this season, after finishing with 17 last season.
April 8, 1991 |
Thwack! Ground ball. "Get it, Bip!" Garry Templeton yelled. Thwack! Ground ball. "Forget it!" Templeton yelled. The sun was bright and the Padres were getting ready for their final exhibition game. A few minutes passed. Templeton's turn in the batting cage finished. "I'll take some grounders at third," he said to nobody in particular. He grabbed his glove and trotted away. Introducing Garry Templeton, utility man.
September 18, 1991 |
Scott Lewis fared a lot better the second time he saw the Texas Rangers. But Brian Bohanon looked just the same to the Angels. Lewis shut out Texas before tiring in the eighth inning Tuesday night and the Angels beat the Rangers, 7-2. Lewis (2-5) stopped the Rangers until the eighth, when Rob Maurer lined a two-run double for his first major league hit. Lewis gave up eight hits, struck out five and walked one in seven-plus innings.