Quote: "I've been facing teams in the pennant race and they've been taking care of me. When they're in a pennant race, you've got to understand they're not going to give me too much to hit."
Sammy Sosa of the Cubs, who has gone 19 at-bats without a home run. It's a fact: Cubs third baseman Gary Gaetti needs to see action in six more games to become the 40th player in history to appear in 2,500 contests.
Who's hot: Mets starters are 44-17 in their past 61 decisions.
Who's not: The Phillies have lost 11 straight.
On deck: The Dodgers' Raul Mondesi needs one home run and three stolen bases to become the first 30-30 player in the major leagues this season.
Pub Date: 9/15/99