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FIRST EDITION Uht Arizona TJatlu Star BEST AVAILABLE COPY PagtS SU Section C Tucson, Sunday, April 21, 1996 stone hoping he's back on course to majors r John Bjf Bruce Pascoe TrJ Arizona Daily Star f In a clubhouse scene that sometimes strongly . emphasizes golf and card-playing skills, John Johnstone is a failure on at least one count. The last time thp Tnrns' ri'ehr.-hanrlpr wpnt. golfing, with fellow pitchers Donne Wall, Dean Hartgraves'"and Jim Dougherty, Johnstone s first drive went about six Inches. His second drive went " , a foot 4 Immediately, his teammates questioned the invitation they had extended Johnstone. . r "Never again," Wall said. , And when Johnstone did manage to avoid topping the ball, he still couldn't catch up with his competitive teammates. On most holes, he kept hitting .the ball off the course until spmebody just went ahead and wrote a "9" on his scorecard. "These guys were parring. everything," Johnstone said, "and I was out in the desert trying to find my ball with the rattlesnakes." ? , Oh well. At least Johnstone does have an excise. It just so happened it was the first game of golf Johnstone had played in the last year and a half. " ; ' "I snapped off a curveball and that was it. I had some nuts and bolts going up my fingers." s John Johnstone On 1995 injury Part of the reason was that Johnstone spent most of the 1993 and 1994 seasons with Edmonton, where he wisely took advantage of the local fishing opportunities in his off time. But the major reason Johnstone stayed off the golf course recently was the same one that kept him out of the major leagues most of last year: A damaged nerve in his throwing elbow. At least that's what it turned out to be. When Johnstone broke camp with the Florida Marlins last season - the first time ihe had ever left spring training with a big-league club - Johnstone had noticed some problems with his arm but didn't think much of it because the shortened spring training had also adversely affected some of his teammates. Then Johnstone was in Montreal, making his third appearance of the year, and he immediately knew something was wrong. , "I remember it like it was yesterday," Johnstone said. "I snapped off a curveball and that was it. I had some nuts and bolts going up my fingers. I finished the inning. Went out the next day, pitched again, and it was just unbearable." It was the last time Johnstone would pitch for the Marlins. Originally diagnosed as a strained flexor muscle, the injury became more problematic after the swelling went down and Johnstone noticed the nerve flopping over his elbow. A month after that game in Montreal, Johnstone underwent surgery, and by the time he was recovering this fall, Florida told him he would only be a non-ipster invitee to spring training. The Marlins, who signed Al Leiter to effectively take Johnstone's spot, didn't need to wait. So when a similar offer arrived from Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker, the Mets' minor-league director when Johnstone was a prospect in that organization, Johnstone bit. It could have been a bitter end to his days as a Marlin, but Johnstone says he has nothing but good memories. Johnstone joined the team toward the end of its inaugural year, 1993, flying in on a red-eye from Las Vegas and pitching an extra-in-' ning game at 11 p.m. the next night. From there, it only got better. "I made a lot of friends there," Johnstone said. "Bret Barberie put it perfectly - we were a bunch of castoffs when we came over there. ... It was unbelievable. Just the excitement. Although we didn't have the best team that year, there was 30,000 in the crowd in September." Johnstone has other reasons to keep his head up: Although he has a fair amount of talent to compete with in the Astros organization - Dougherty already pitched for the parent club last night -Johnstone says the injury has forced him into better mechanics. Meanwhile, at age 27, Johnstone figures he still has plenty of time to develop a decent curve and off-speed pitch. So does Toros pitching coach Charley Taylor. "There's no doubt he can," Taylor said. "He's got good velocity, and his fastball's gaining some movement on it. It's just a matter of him getting consistent work and getting an opportunity to go in there."' MAJOR LEAGUE STATISTICS Through Friday's gtwi American league TEAM BATTING AI II HMtMIPet 509 110 152 17 105 ,296 78 131 10 70 .278 507 71, 828 107 172 29 105 .273 78 Texas Baltimore Miimatott Detoe: CaWomlt Cleveland MihmukM Toasnto Seattle CMcajo 539 Oakland 550 Kama City 526 Boeton 580 i ". INDIVIDUAL BATTING 555 490 490 547 151 23 133 17 81 130 23 91 144 24 577 117 152 31 114 563 442 59 116 08 52 .262 73 141 21 92 143 19 55 128 04 60 133 12 76 J72 72 .271 77 570 67 .263 72 561 87 .260 52 .239 56 .237 r W N IWKHvg FTrfcmaa CtiW 61 V 24 6 15 .393 Setter Mil 51 10 20 5 17 .392 JGaraalez Tex 41 8 16 2 19 .390 Brosros Oak 49 12 18 4 13 .367 Moat Mm 55 10 20 1 11 .364 RAIocaar Bal 58 12 21 2 10 .362 StarMWr Mln 34 11 12 3 7 .353 Baa QM 54 14 19 6 14 .352 Greer Ten 57 10 20 1 12 .351 ByAndsrson Bal 57 13 20 9 10 .351 Duncan NVY 41 6 14 1 9 .341 O Neal NVY . 47 6 18 6 .340 PMunoi Oak 59 9 20 1 7 .339 EMertlnez Saa 62 17 21 3 13 .339 Cuttle Dal 71 15 24 2 10 .338 Lofloa da 57 14 19 2 8 .333 Bodrlauez Ta 54 11 16 1 10.333 WCIarl Tax 51 13 17 2 12 .333 Trammel! Dal 42 6 14 1 5 .313 Roberts KC 61 7 20 0 ) I .328 Surlwtt Bal 56 9 18 4 10 .321 DHoltna Mm 44 8 14 2 8 .318 GAndaraon Cat 60 10 19 1 2 .317 Edmonda Cal 60 12 19 i 16 .317 Hamilton Tax 63 17 20 0 3 .317 Giambi Oak 57 8 18 0 10 .316 Knobrauoti Mln 57 13 18 1 7 .318 Higgiaaon Dal 51 9 16 3 11 .314 Hammonds Bal 51 6 16 2 6 .314 JsWanKn Ma 51 10 16 2 9 .314 DJaaar NVY 39 9 12 1 6 .308 SAejmarCle 39 6 12 1 2 .308 Can MS '38 10 11 1 3 306 BaMsOak 46 10 14 1 8 .304 Msaraa Mln 43 8 13 2 9 .302 Ntawaa Dat 70 15 21 3 11 .300 laymt NYY 30 4 9 1 7 .300 Caner Tor 87 8 20 4 13 .299 Banes CnW 47 10 14 J 6 598 MLewrs Dal . 75 8 22 1 8 .293 Cor Sea 56 13 17 3 6 .293 AGanzalez Tor 55 6 16 3 9 .291 CDakjado Tor 55 7 16 4 16 .291 Tuck KC 49 8 14 1 9 .296 Locklmrt KC 42 4 12 0 6 .298 DHoarard KC 42 7 12 1 3 .286 NbmiTor 67 14 19 1 4 564 ROerde Saa S3 9 15 2 9 .283 MRemirez Cle 46 8 13 2 9 .283 AHodhguaz Saa 57 11 16 3 14 .281 Fsbragae Cal 32 7 9 0 3 581 RKWly Mln 43 4 12 0 6 .279 Dvweon Saa 54 10 15 S 16 .278 JrVarentm Boa 65 8 18 0 4 577 rtaannng Boa 29 6 8 2 8 576 Damon KC 59 6 18 1 8 571 Durham COW 48 6 13 2 7 571 Buflner Saa 59 12 M 3 12 571 Velarde Cal 59 9 16 0 4 571 Pate Tex . 41 10 11 4 13 568 Mieeae MH 30 3 6 1 3 567 Borax Oak 45 7 12 1 11 567 Baerga Cle 60 7 16 1 9 .267 Ventura ChW 80 4 16 2 6 .267 SteMach Oak 45 6 12 3 6 .267 Bogge NVY 45 3 12 0 3 .267 CDevIs Cal 45 4 12 3 6 .267 MVaughn Boa 64 9 17 12 .266 DLewi ChW 34 3 9 0 3 565 GVaujhn MH 49 13 13 7 17 .265 Elstar Tex 49 4 13 2 10 .265 Tettleton Tex 49 15 13 3 10 .265 O'leary Boa 54 7 14 1 1 .259 Bonllla Bal 68 10 15 1 10 .259 RPalmelro Bal , 55 10 14 4 10 .255 Fielder Del 67 14 17 9 21 .254 Tarasco Bal 38 6 9 1 3 .250 Snow Cal 60 5 15 0 6 .250 Salmon Cal 64 7 16 3 7 .250 Fryman Del 72 12 18 , 4 17 .250 O'Brien Tor 26 A 7 2 10 550, Phillips ChW 65 11 18 3 8 .246 TBrltoTor 45 8 11 1 8.244 Matheny Mil 41 5 10 2 8 544 McLamoreTax 45 6 11 0 7 544 Young Oak 37 7 9 0 5 .243 Canseco Boa 62 6 15 , 3 9 542 Franco Cle 54 7 13 2 9 541 Vtzquel Cle 50 8 12 1 4 540 Greenwell Boa 67 6 16 1 7 .239 Kartovlce ChW 46 7 11 1 3 .239 CRIpken Bal 55 4 13 0 9 .238 Thome Cle 43 9 10 1 5 .233 Sorrento Saa 43 8 10 4 14 .233 Sierra NYY 43 4 10 2 4 .233 Jaha Mil 53 7 12 2 8 .226 Guillen ChW 49 3 11 0 4.224 Flaherty Del 45 7 10 2 4 .222 Glrardl NYY 41 8 9 0 1 .220 TGoodwmKC 60 fv 13 0 3 517 SpragueTor 61 10 13 3 11 513 Griffey Jr Sea 61 12 13 5 13 .213 Gates Oak 66 8 14 0 8 512 ADtaz Sea 33 6 7 0 1 512 Olerud Tor 52 13 11 4 9 .212 Arias CaJ 43 5 9 1 4 .209 Madanane KC 34 4 7 0 2 .206 VMello KC 39 3 8 0 7 .205 Hosey Boa 44 9 0 1 .205 GMyara Mm 44 3 9 0 2 .205 Uwlon Mm 50 5 10 0 7 .200 Uatach Mil 35 5 7 0 3 .200 Stanley Bos 40 8 8 2 3 .200' EWIIIIams Del 50 5 10 1 6 .200 BerroaOak 61 8 12 4 14 .197 Clrlllo Mil 48 4 9 1 3 .196 DISarclna Cal 51 4 10 0 7 .198 Amaral Saa 31 8 8 0 1 .194 DaMartlnet ChW 26 2 5 1 1 .192 BeWllllame NYY 47 5 9 2 9 .191 Hamelln KC 43 7 9 1 2 .188 Green Tor 49 7 9 0 3 .184 TMartlnez NYY 49 6 9 0 2 .184 Murray Cle 50 2 9 0 8 .180 Randa KC 28 '. 2 5 0 1 .179 Tartabull ChW 53 5 9 1 8 .170 Cordero Boa 61 6 10 0 7 .164 Holies Bal 45 - .3 6 1 3 .133 Planner Oak 40 7 5 3 4.125 Becker Mm 31 4 3 0 1 .097 RadkeMkt 26 25 5 24 3 1 2.77 Mussina lal 30 24 4 18 3 1 3.00 KHIIITex 29 23 12 22 3 1 3.07 HenlgenTor 29 22 15 16 3 1 3.10 Johns Oak 19 16 7 10 2 1 3.26 Mahomet Mln 11 11 5 7 1 1 3.27 Karl Mil 22 17 7 11 2 1 3.27' Nam Cle 19 17 4 9 2 0 3.32 Langston Cal 30 24 9 22 1 1 3.56 DeMartinez Cle 27 27 6 11 3 1 3.58 Clemens Bos 24 22 16 20 0 3 3.75 Appier KC 23 23 9 28 1 2 3.96 PIchardoKC 9 4 5 9 1 2 3.86 HaneyKC 25 29 10 12 0 3 3.91 Belcher KC 18 21 9 6 1 1 3.93 AFemandezChW 28 31 11 28 2 1 4.05 Bones Mil 26 29 9 8 1 2 4.15 Alvarez ChW 23 20 10 24 0 2 4.24 LThomaiChW 8 6 3 3 1 1 4.26 BWIttTex 16 16 11 8 2 0 4.32 MoyerBos 21 24 10 10 2 1 4.64 PavUkTex 22 20 If 22 3 0 4.78 Sparks Mil 20 13 7 4 1 2 4.79 KeagleDet 13 11 13 11 3 0 4.85 KeGross Tex 14 16 9 6 2 1 5.02 Bosk) Sea . 10 12 2 8 2 0 5.23 FRodrlguez Mln 22 21 10 8 2 1 5.24 OllvareaDel 21 19 5 14 1 1 5.40 Lira Del 21 25 9 17 1 2 5.48 HershlssrCle 17 20 5 10 1 2 5.71 GubiczaKC 24 27 7 9 1 3 6.00 FlnleyCal 25 24 8 25 3 1 6.12 WolcottSea 21 19 9 6 1 2 6.23 Hanson Tor 21 24 13 13 2 2 6 86 SknasChW 10 7 7 7 0 2 7.20 Key NYY 13 21 4 14 1 2 7.24 OuantrWTor 17 22 9 9 0 3 7.41 HurtadoSaa 18 26 13 17 1 2 7.50 Gordon Boa 21 28 15 12 1 2 7.71 JAbbottCal 18 25 5 9 0 3 7.71 SodOMkyDet 18 25 12 7 1 1 8.00 Reyes Oak 21 29 10 15 1 3 8.02 Wakefield Bos 10 18 7 7 0 2 8.44 MerckerBal 15 18 8 7 1 1 9.00 GohrDet ( 15 22 4 12 1 2 9.00 Robertson Mln 17 24 13 7 0 3 9.00 HaynesBal 8 16 :5 7 0 210.38 Gooden NYY 13 20 H 14 0 311.47 Ware Tor 8 14 7 0 0 216.87 NATIONAL LEAGUE TEAM PITCHING n IB II tOSMSA Milwaukee 3.79 115 S3 38 83 0 1 Texas 4.08 125 61 64 90 0 7 Cleveland 4.27 124 60 49 81 1 3 KaneaaCrty 4.40 145 69 59 87 0 3 Baltimore 4.53 132 69 48 88 0 5 Chicago 4.60 138 72 72 125 0 4 New York 4.70 119 59 49 98 0 3 Seattle 4.85 137 83 71 141 0 3 Minnesota 5.10 129 70 55 78 0 4 Boalon 5.33 167 86 94 90 0 2 Oakland 5.57 147 97 91 99 1 0 Toronto 5.59 145 87 74 86 1 3 Calfomla 6.67 156 90 49104 0 4 Detroit 6.94 198 124 89128 0 2 ; TEAM BATTING Al II N HR RBI Pet Houston 564 94 170 15 90 .301 San Diego 569 102 172 09 90 .292 Chicago 562 96 162 21 89 568 Colorado 514 B1 146 21 79 564 Montreal 578 87 162 18 85 .280 New York 509 82 142 15 75 .278 St. Lotus 594 72 159 14 68 ' .267 Cincinnati 535 88 140 17 85 261 Pittsburgh 571 76 149: 18 75 .260 Atlanta 569 81 148 25 79 551 SanFmcsco 551 82 135 22 80 545 Philadelphia 497 70 119 15 94 .239 Loa Angeles 559 62 128 11 58 528 Florida 547 42 119 14 40 517 INDIVIDUAL BATTING (Baaed ea SO ptata appearance INDIVIDUAL PITCHING (etoeMtal Ml S WMtstMM) ARhodeeBal DWeUaBal KarchnarChW JMcDowea Cle Guzman Tor Tavaraz Cle James Cal McDonald MN Cone NVY RJohnson Saa Hitchcock Saa PettltteNVY a DBS 9 5 3 24 18 4 11 5 10 22 20 11 26 16 6 10 5 4 10 8 7 25 20 6 26 19 11 29 14 12 29 23 10 21 21 6 SOW LIRA 10 2 0 0.96 0 1.50 0 1.59 1 1.64 1 1.73 1.74 1.74 1.80 2.42 2.48 2.51 2.57 16 13 3 20 1 24 2 7 1 9 3 19 3 23 2 41 3 21 3 13 3 TGwyrm SD Joyner SD NewAeld SD Taubensee Cm Bagwell Hou Borders StL Dunston SF Lansing Mon Morris On WiikinsHou ' DyketraPhl Klesko AH Burks Col Piazza LA MaWilliams SF Servala ChC Gonzalez ChC DBellHou Hundley NVM BLHunter Hou Brogna NYM Bichette Col 53 11 56 12 27 10 41 11 56 15 39 3 37 4 63 12 58 7 36 7 54 15 55 13 55 15 64 4 62 16 46 10 46 9 69 12 50 12 73 14 48 10 65 11 It N HR 25 0 l R9tAv( a .42 9 .446 10 .444 12 .439 17 .411 4 .410 4 .405 2 .397 9 .397 6 .395 8 .369 14 .382 9 .382 5 .375 13 .371 12 .370 8 .370 15 .362 15 .360 3 .356 10 .354 17 .354 Grace ChC 68 10 24 1 12 .353 Weiss Col ' 57 14 20 1 4 .351 Gllkey NYM 60 13 21 5 14 .350 Seoul Mon 46 10 16 1 8 .348 Grdzlelnk Mon 76 13 26 3 9 .342 Benard SF ' 30 7 10 0 s 0 .333 KAbboll Fla 45 4 15 1 ' 3 .333 CGarcia Pit 46 10 16 2 8 .333 Andrews Mon 37 5 12 3 8 .324' McRaeChC 71 11 23 1 12 .324 Alou Mon 86 10 21 3 15 .319 Caminrii SD 66 13 21 2 15 .318 Berry Hou 61 8 19 0 12 .311 Sabo Cln 29 5 9 0 6 .310 Branson Cm 39 8 12 2 8 .308. JoReed SD 62 10 19 0 10 .306 Eisenreich Phi 36 2 11 0 5 .306 MartJrr Pit 68 16 20 4 9 .303 Clayton StL 68 6 20 '1 12 .303 Lankrord StL 66 10 20 4 10 .303 Kendall Pit 47 1 14 0 6 .296 Justice All 61 9 18 2 8 .295 Millar Hou .,11 I 2 10 .292 Ordonez NYM 45 4 13 0 3 .289 JeReedCol 38 4 11 2 5 .289 Kent NYM 52 8 15 2 10 588 , Camilla Col 59 7 17 4 13 .288 Merced Pit 56 11 16 3 10 .286 Bates Col 46 4 13 1 2 563 JBell Pit 60 10 17 3 12 583 McGee StL 50 7 14 1 8 560 HRdrguezMon 43 8 12 3 11.279 Larkin Cln 54 12 15 3 8 .278 Uohnson NYM 65 11 18 0 4 577 Bonds SF 58 13 16 S 18 .276 CpJorws All 51 5 14 2 10 .275 JLopaz All 62 3 17 3 10 .274 Zeikt Phi 59 9 16 2 10 .271 Sosa ChC 70 13 19 5 12 .271 McGrrB All 67 7 18 2 14 .269 Butler LA 67 10 18 0 4 .269 LWalker Col 56 11 15 5 14 .268 Biggio Hou 60 13 16 1 8 .267 Ganl StL 53 13 14 4 14 .264 RSandersCm 38 11 10 1 4.263 DFIelcher Mon 38 5 10 1 5 .263 Lemke Atl 54 9 14 3 8 .259 Mabry StL 51 5 13 1 4 .255 Carreon SF 51 9 13 4 12 .256 Mondesi LA 63 10 16 3 9 .254 King Pit 59 9 15 4 11 .254 JHrndez ChC 36 4 9 0 3 .250 Morandlni Phi 60 9 15 1 6 550 Sheafler SIL 32 3 8 0 4 .250 RWhite Mon 69 6 17 2 14 .246 ,, Veras Fla 49 2 12 1 2 .245 9 Bell StL 29 2 7 1 1 .241 CJohnson Fla 58 2 14 1 3 .241 Vizcaino NYM 46 5 11 0 5 .239 Conine Fla 63 3 15 1 7 .238 t ' Colbrann Fla 55 13 2 6 .236 -s Sanchez ChC 55 9 13 1 3 .236 Griaeom AH 72 13 17 2 8 536 Gaetti StL 47 3 11 2 4 .234 DeShields LA 69 10 16 1 5 .232 Sheffield Fla 56 11 13 6 7 .232 Santiago Phi 52 9 12 4 12 .231 Gagne LA 52 7 12 3 7 .231 Scaraone SF 46 2 11 0 2 .229 AlicaaSIL , 66 8 15 0 1 .227 ACedenoSD 49 3 11 0 6.224 Galarraga Col 58 7 13 3 10 .224 Karros LA 68 S 15 1 8 .221 GHIII SF 60 8 13 4 13 .217 Finley SD 67 13 14 0 3 .209 DvWhlte Fla 43 6 9 1 4 .209 AuamueSD 53 5 11 1 8 .208 Alfonzo NYM 29 5 6 0 3 .207 Blausar AH 44 10 9 1 1 .205 WQreeneCm 30 6 6 2 8 200 May Hou 30 4 6 0 4 .200 Whiten Phi 50 10 10 2 6 .200 Pendleton Fla 65 5 13 1 ' 3 .200 Sandburg ChC 65 10 13 4 11 500 MKelryCm 41 5 8 1 7 .195 SchallPhl 26 0 5 0 3.192 Moulon Hou 26 3 5 0 3 .192 Hayes Pit 58 4 11 0 3 .190 EDavia Cm 37 11 7 2 7 .189 Stocker Phi 38 5 7 0 3 .184 Hlldswrth LA 33 4 6 0 . 5 .182 Huakey NYM 50 5 9 0 3 .180 Sllvesbi Mon 29 3 5 0 3 .172 Decker SF 29 4 5 1 1 2 .172 KlngeryPIt 31 2 5 0 3 .161 Brumfleld PH 32 3 5 0 0 .158 RHenderson SD 39 7 6 0 4 .154 Blowers LA 54 3 8 0 6 .148 Obando Mon 41 5 6 2 7 .146 Coleman Cln 48 4 6 1 3 .126 . TEAM PITCHING Loa Angelas Atlanta Pittsburgh Florida St. Louis San Diego Chicago Montreal Philadelphia San Francraco 3 Houston Cincinnati New York Colorado itu in i 2.75 141 45 2.98 123 62 3.42 145 54 3.52 132 59 3.60 141 64 4.03 136 66 4.20 136 66 4.21 140 67 4.34 137 64 4.34,. 153 6i 462 169 76 5.58 184 90 6.68 154 77 6.59 158 96 BOStrOSA 62133 2 3 53130 1 37124 2 53104 2 66127 I 56116 1 67 127 0 57130 0 42 99 0 I 61 92 0 71119 0 4 71 121 0 7 59 79 0 3 64 85 0 4 INDIVIDUAL PITCHING (Baaed an 2 dactslens) IP Hit SOW LIRA Wagner Pit 23 15 7 22 3 0 0.77 Hoffman SD 7 4 3 14 1 1 1.17 Darwin Pit 18 15 2 8 1 2 1.50 ParrettStL 9 6 8 8 1 1 1.86 Shaw Cln 9 12 4 8 2 1 1.86 OsunaLA 9 4 4 8 1 2 1.93 .Fossae StL 9 10 3 6 0 2 2.00 NomoLA 22 13 13 25 2 1 2.05 Park LA 13 8 13 19 2 0 2.08 ALerler Fla 19 14 9 20 2 1 2.29 NeaglePIt 27 27 4 28 1 1 2.30 Smoltz All 30 16 8 35 3 1 2.35 Bailey StL 11 8 9 12 2 0 2.38 GMaddux AD 29 25 5 22 2 1 2.43 KBrownFIa 28 29 3 13 0 3 2.51 ZSmith Pit 17 19 6 11 2 0 2.55 BPatteraon ChC 7 7 6 9 1 1 2.57 SprtngerPhi 13 13 5 18 0 2 2.77 FasseroMon 24 23 5 21 1 2 3.00 Hampton Hou 21 19 6 17 2 1 3.00 Hunter Phi 17 20 6 14 1 1 3.06 RappFIa 20 18 9 7 0 2 3.10 ToJonesHou 11 10 4 11 2 0 3.18 MLeiterSF 22 23 9 17 1 2 3.22 CandloNLA 16 19 8 11 1 1 3.37 RoiasMon 10 7 5 17 3 1 3.48 BurkettFIa 28 22 7 21 1 2 3.49 AlBenes StL 18 18 8 23 2 0 3.50 Fernandez SF 20 26 8 19 2 0 3.54 Schmidt AH 12 13 8 14 2 0 3.55 AnBenesSH. 26 23 6 17 1 1 3.71 AshbySD 26 19 5 13 2 0 3.71 Watson SF 26 26 7 18 1 2 3.71 Mulholland PN 21 25 3 8 2 1 3.66 Mlicki NYM 16 18 3 13 0 2 3.94 SchourekCm 24 29 7 21 3 1 4.01 larghauan NYM 17 19 10 10 1 1 4.08 AstadoLA 15 20 5 12 1 2 4.20 Navarro ChC 27 23 11 22 0 2 4.28 Blair SD 14 11 9 13 0 2 4.30 RueterMon 14 15 4 4 1 1 4.30 SFernandez Phi 16 12 6 15 1 2 4.32 Stottlemyre StL 25 22 9 18 1 1 4.32 TewksburySD 18 23 5 9 2 0 4.34 Avery All 18 18 10 17 1 1 4.50 Hammond Fla 19 16 6 11 1 2 4.58 Grace Phi 19 20 3 7 2 0 4.74 MClarkNYM 13 16 4 8 0 2 4.85 Reynolds Hou 25 27 11 18 2 1 4.97 GlavinaAH 23 26 6 IB 1 3 5.01 Moore Cln 7 7 7 7 1 I 5.14 HamrschNYM 12 14 1 7 1 1 5.25 Paniagua Mon 12 17 5 5 1 1 5.25 Hamilton SD 23 25 10 20 3 1 5.32 JudenSF 8 9 2 7 2 0 5.40 Dewey SF 6 8 4 3 1 1 568 Freeman Col 15 16 9 6 1 2 6 32 ReynoaoCdl 17 23 3 6 1 1 6 35 DJoneaChC 7 11 2 5 1 1 643 Portugal Cm 15 23 7 10 0 2 660 RitzCol 22 29 16 13 2 2 6 86 Foster ChC ' 21 23 8 13 3 0 6.96 Bergman SD 14 19 5 11 1 1 8 91 ErtcksPIt 12 20 4 13 0 2 7.11 VnLdghmSF 22 25 13 8 0 3 7.15 Kile Hou 16 28 10 13 1 2 7.63 Christiansen P 7 11 3 12 1 110.29 wmsm 0HM $15.99 PAG(S WHBi YOU EUY 2 OR $2.05 PACKS $2.29 PHHS GOOD THKJUGH 43096 Illtut TRf SttfMf S9fl4t Ul KT(II m ouem wot s hoa n km au TRANSMISSION AUTO REPAIR CENTER 792-1313 2770 II. 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Fee Inspect hoses & belts Leak check Performance test Add freon If required (freon extra) MOST CARS Haven Championship Golf Course Open to the public Located in beautiful Green Valley only 25 minutes from Tucson Tournaments Welcome O I aft MM iw r . . A. e .aftr 18 Holes With Cart V $27.50 based on 2 per cart 9 Hole Special Golf and cart Efer 2:30 p.m. rrcrer Gc:r Attire Tkase Reservations up to 7 days in civancs CS a a3 ' 4 JsL Exit 65 ICHaw Espcniua Blvd. ! N A Kellner making most of his playing chances By Bruce Pascoe The Arizona Daily Star By now, Frank Kellner is well aware that opportunity doesn't strike often. Kellner, the Tucson native who was cut and then re-signed by the Astros after spring training, had just six at-bats this season entering last night's game with Calgary. So when he had the chance to lead off the bottom of the ninth with the score tied 3-3 on Friday, he jumped on it. Kellner singled to left field, went to second when he saw left fielder Trey Beamon misplay the ball, and kept watching Beamon when Jay, Davis flew out later in the inning. Kellner advanced to third on the play, but only after noticing that Beamon had to back up to catch the ball, and thus would have a difficult throw. "That ended up being the difference," said Kellner, who safely slid under a high throw. "But that's one of those where you look great if you make it, but if you get called out, you look bad." Kellner's advance allowed Ken Ramos to move to second and prompted Calgary to walk Bob Abreu. Kellner was thrown out on a fielder's choice, but Ramos moved to third and scored the winning run on Mike Brumley's single. "(Kellner) just did everything to put us in position," Toros manager Tim Tolman said. "It's a credit to how hard he works and how he stays prepared." TOROS NOTES Brumley's hit broke a 1 -for-16 slump after he began the season hitting well over .400. But, the veteran infielder said, it wasn't a typical slump. ' " "I've been struggling, but I ! was hitting the ball hard (Friday)," Brumley said. "It was tough sometimes when you hit it well, but what are you going to J do?" Tolman said the Toros will probably keep open for now the roster spot created by pitcher , Jim Dougherty's promotion to . Houston, and will wait until Houston general manager Gerry Hunsicker makes an appearance early this week before a decision is made. The Toros will likely activate infielder Ray Holbert (hamstring) in the next several days. . . . Tolman didn't even get to sleep yesterday, his 40th birthday. "I had a T-ball game (for son Andrew) at 8 in the morning," Tolman said. "That kind of dictates how the rest of the day will go." . . . Outfielder Ray Montgomery missed last night's game with a sore leg. . . . Lefthander Billy Wagner had another start last night - but with his right arm, against the Santa Rita Little League Phillies in an exhibition before last night's game. . . . The Toros will host a rare day game Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. against Phoenix. Mets are failing to live up to promise shown in '95 By Tracy Ringolsby Scripps Howard News Service Wonder who the New York . Mets are going to blame for their early season fall this time? When the Mets finished 1995 in a flourisli jr going 34-18 in the final two months - the front office made a big deal about the fact that the young kids had responded once the veteran influence of Bobby Bonilla'and Bret Saberhagen were removed from the clubhouse in trades. Well, Bonilla is hitting cleanup for AL East-leading Baltimore and Saberhagen is battling a shoulder problem that threatens his career in Colorado this year. And the Mets are struggling, even without Bonilla and Saberhagen around. Starting the day, the Mets were 5-10, four games behind first-place Montreal. And most of all, it's been a struggle for the young guns, Paul Wilson, Bill Pulsipher and Jason Isringhausen. The guys whom the Mets have been comparing to the trifectas of Tom') Seaver, Jerry Koosman and Gary Genty in 1969's world championship season, and Dwight Gooden, Sid Fernandez and Ron Darling in 1986's championship season, have been silenced. Pulsipher won't throw a pitch this year and who knows about next year? He underwent reconstructive surgery on his left elbow Wednesday. There's concern that the lefty's mechanics are so violent that he will always have elbow problems, but Pulsipher said he isn't going to make any adjustments. Isringhausen, 9-2 with a 2.81 ERA in 14 starts last year, is 1-1 with a 4.03 ERA, and had his last start delayed two days because of elbow tightness. And Wilson, the No. 1 pick in the amateur draft in 1994, and proclaimed the best of the bunch, is 0-1 with an 11.25 ERA. "We "all know he's got the ability to get people out," manager Dallas Green said. "Obviously, the problem is in his head. BASEBALL NOTES It's just something he's got to work through." Wilson has walked 12 batters, struck out only seven and pitched only 12 innings in three starts. This is after striking out 224 and walking 65 in 236 minor-league innings. What's more, Bobby Jones, the first of the farm products to arrive in 1993, has been so inconsistent that he's been skipped in the rotation and is getting work in with minor-league affiliates. In theory, it sounds good. "We've tried Plan A," Boston manager Kevin Kennedy said. "It hasn't worked. Now we're going to Plan B. . . . Our team is based on power. We haven't seen that. So we have to make adjustments." The Red Sox may have won the AL East last year, but they had the worst defense in baseball. Instead of fine-tuning it during the off-season, they downgraded with such moves as getting rid of second baseman Luis Alicea and center fielder Lee Tinsley, and replacing them with Wil Cordero and Dwayne Hosey. Then after re-signing Jose Canseco they added Kevin Mitchell, which meant one of the two lumbering home run hitters had to play right field. And, that has meant nothing but trouble for the Red Sox, who went into the weekend in last place in the AL East, off to their worst start in franchise history. The Red Sox led the majors with 21 errors in 16- games, and the opposition was running wild, going 20 for 27 in stolen bases, including three innings where they havj stolen at least four bases. Other than their three victories, they have held a lead for a full inning in just one game - a 7-3 loss at Kansas City on April 6, when" Boston allowed the Royals to score five runs in the eighth to win. I

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