Quote: "It's not something I'm thinking about. Sixteen is a number." -- Cubs' Steve Trachsel (6-16), who has won two straight decisions
It's a fact: The Rockies, in Montreal, are playing their last series of the season on artificial turf.
Who's hot: Since joining the Reds, former Oriole Juan Guzman has five wins in six starts.
Who's not: The Phillies have lost 11 of their past 12.
On deck: Two of baseball's best pitchers face each other when Houston's Mike Hampton (18-3) opposes strikeout artist Curt Schilling (15-5) and the Phillies.
Pub Date: 9/08/99