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Quote: "Seems like I've had more press conferences in the past three days than in my whole career. I feel like the president." -- Mike Piazza, after his trade from the Marlins to the Mets.

It's a fact: Jeff Blauser made his first appearance as a visitor in Atlanta, having spent 11 years with the Braves before signing with the Cubs as a free agent. He received a loud ovation when he batted in the second.

Who's hot: The Rockies' Larry Walker extended his hitting streak to a career-high 17 games with two singles.

Who's not: The Expos' Mike Mordecai went 0-for-5 and is now 4-for-49 (.082) this season.

On deck: Joe Fontenot is scheduled to make his major-league debut today for the Marlins after going 3-1 with a 3.08 ERA in seven starts for Double-A Portland.

Pub Date: 5/23/98

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