Quote: "I couldn't throw a fastball for a strike to save my life. I was a little dried out from the wind and I had poor mechanics. I had nothing." -- Brewers' Scott Karl, who allowed 10 hits and seven runs in five innings against the Giants.
It's a fact: The Marlins have lost four of five since the seven-player deal that brought Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile from Los Angeles.
Who's hot: The Astros are 17-6 against the NL East and have won nine of their past 13.
Who's not: Since starting the season 15-6, the Brewers have lost 16 of 24.
On deck: The Cubs' Kerry Wood, who had to come out of his last start because of a cut on his finger, is scheduled to start tomorrow in Atlanta.
Pub Date: 5/22/98