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MONDAY, AUGUST 1, 1994 THE RECORD -3 METS SCOREBOOK Mats 6, Pirates 4 SUNDAY AFTERNOON METS AB A H Bt SB SO AVG Vizcaino ss 4 1 0 0 1 0 261 Stinnett c 4 0 1 1 0 0 .273 Franco 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 000 Burnilz rf 5 0 1 1 0 1 .230 Bonllla 3b 4 1111 0 294 Kent 2b S 0 2 0 0 0 .202 RvThompson cf 4 0 0 0 0 0 .235 Seoul It 3 2 2 0 1 0 .239 Brogna lb 4 0 3 0 0 1 .378 Vina or 0 1 0 0 0 0 .254 Bogar lb 0 0 0 0 0 0 .132 Castillo o 3 0 1 1 0 0 .200 Gunderson o 000000 Gozzo p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 Hundley ph 1 1 1 1 0 0 .243 Totals 37 6 12 5 3 3 Pittsburgh AB P. H Bl BB SO AV6 Garcia 2b 5 1 2 1 0 0 .267 JBell SS 3 0 0 1 1 0 .267 Merced lb 4 0 2 0 0 0 .285 OCIark rf 3 0 1 0 1 0 .291 Wagner p 0 0 0 0 0 0 .162 Oyer p 0 0 0 0 0 0 . 000 Dewey p 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 King 3b 4 1 2 0 0 0 .255 Cummings cf 3 1 2 2 1 0 .305 Pegues If 4 0 1 0 0 1 .309 Parrlsh c 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 ZSmilh p 2 0 0 0 0 0 .216 Varsho ph-rf 1 1 1 0 0 0 .263 McClendon ph 1 0 0 0 0 0 .222 Totals 34 4 11 4 3 1 METS 000 200 004-6 I 0 Pittsburgh 020 000 200 II E - Garcia (12). LOB - METS 0. Pittsburgh 7. 2B - Hundley (10), Merced (21). 3B - Garcia (2), Varsho (3). HR - Cummings (1) off Castillo. RBI -Stinnett (13), Burnltz (11), Bonllla (61), Castillo (1), Hundley (42), Garcia (26), JBell (42), Cummings 2 (10). SB - Merced (4). CS - OCIark (2). S - JBell. GIDP - RyThompson, Seoul, Merced, Pegues. Runners left In scoring position - METS 2 (Vizcaino, Castillo); Pittsburgh 4 (OCIark, King, Pegues, ZSmilh). Runners moved up - Parrlsh. OP - METS 2 (Castillo, Vizcaino and Brogna), (Kent, Vizcaino and Brogna); Pittsburgh 3 (JBell, Garcia and Merced), (JBell, Garcia and Merced), (Cummings and Parrlsh). METS IP H R Er Bb So Np. Era Castillo 6Vi 10 4 4 3 0 90 6.94 Gunderson 'i 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.00 Gozzo W, 3-4 1 0 0 0 0 1 12 4.76 Franco S, 27 1 1 0 0 0 0 11 2.76 Pittsburgh Ip H R Er Bb So Np Era ZSmilh 7 9 2 2 0 3 05 3.53 Wagner 1 0 0 0 0 0 19 4.66 Oyer L, 1-1 '4 3 4 4 3 0 24 4.85 Dewey V 0 0 0 0 0 2 3.92 Inherited runners-scored - Gunderson 1-0, Dewey 3-0. IBB - off Dyer (Vizcaino) 1. HBP - by Dyer (Stinnett). Umpires - Home, Davis; First, Davidson; Second, Quick; Third, Hohn. T - 2:42. A - 24J08. Haw the runs scared Pirates second: Clark singled past shortstop, caught stealing. King singled. Cummings homered to center on 0-0 count, King and Cummings scored. 1 runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 1 left on. Pirates 2, METS 0. METS fourth: Bonllla singled. Kent singled to right. Thompson grounded Into double play, Bonllla scored. Segul singled. Brogna singled. Castillo singled down the right field line, Segul scored. 2 runs, 5 bits, 0 errors, 2 left on. METS 2, Pirates 2. Pirates seventh: With one out, Varsho tripled. Garcia tripled to center, Varsho scored. Bell sacrificed to pitcher Castillo, Garcia scored. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 left en. Pirates 4, METS 2. METS ninth: With one out, Segul walked. Brogna singled. Vina ran for Brogna. Hundley doubled to right field line, Segul scored. Vizcaino walked. Stinnett hil bv pitch, Vina scored. Burnltz singled to right, Hundley scored. Bonllla walked, Vizcaino scored. 4 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 left en. METS 6, Pirates 4. YANKEES SCOREBOC Yankees 4, Indians 1 SUNDAY AFTERNOON Cleveland Lofton cf Vizquel ss Baerga 2b Thome 3b Belle If Murray lb Sorrento lb SAIomar ph Ramirez rf Maidonado dh Pena c Esplnoza 3b-2b Kirby ph Totals YANKEES Polonla If Boggs 3b O'Neill rf Tarlabull dh Mattlngly lb Stanley c BWIIHams cf Gallego ss Kelly 2b Totals Cleveland YANKEES E - Belle (5). LOB - Cleveland 4, YANKEES 7. 2B - O'Neill (21), Gallego (16). 3B - Polonla (5). HR -Boggs (10) off DeMartlnez. RBI - Belle (90), Boggs (40), Tarlabull (62). CS - Vizquel (4), BWIIHams (7). SF - Bene. GIDP - Ramirez, Pena, Esplnoza, Mattlngly, BWIIHams. DP - Cleveland 2 (DeMartlnez, Vizquel, and Murray), (Baerga, Vizquel, and Murray); YANKEES 4 (Stanley and Kelly), (Boggs, Kelly, and Mattlngly), (Gallego, Kelly, and Mattlnglv), (Gallego, Kelly, and Mattlngly). AB R H Bl BB SO AVG 4 1 0 0 0 0 .356 4 0 2 0 0 0 .271 3 0 0 0 0 1 322 0 0 0 0 1 0 256 2 0 1110 359 3 0 2 0 0 1 .264 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 3 0 0 0 0 1 .264 3 0 1 0 0 0 .209 3 0 1 0 0 0 317 2 0 0 0 0 0 .239 0 0 0 0 1 0 .274 21 1 7 I 3 3 AB R H Bl BB SO AVO 4 0 1 0 0 0 .297 4 2 2 1 0 0 345 4 1 3 0 0 1 360 3 11110 .259 3 0 1 0 1 0 .301 2 0 0 0 2 1 290 3 0 0 0 1 1 .204 4 0 1 0 0 1 .243 3 0 0 0 0 0 .276 30 4 9 2 5 4 000 0D0 Oil I 7 1 300 000 OlX 4 9 0 Cleveland Mrlnz L, 10-6 Mesa YANKEES Key W, 16-3 Wlckman Howe S, 15 R Er Bb 4 3 3 0 0 2 R Er Bb 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 No 118 20 Np 103 24 2 Era 3.70 410 Era 3.27 3.05 1.00 Inherited runners-scored - Mesa 1-0, Howe 2-0. IBB - oft Mesa (Mattlngly) I. WP - Key. Umpires -Home, McKean; First, Craft; Second, Joyce; Third, Hickox. T - Ml. A - 43,223. Haw the runs scared YANKEES first: With one out, Boggs singled. O'Neill singled. Tarlabull singled to center, Boggs scored. Mattlngly singled lo left, on left fielder Belle's throwing error, O'Neill and Tarlabull scored. 3 runs, 4 tilts, 1 error, 1 left. YANKS 3, Indians 0. YANKEES eighth: Boggs homered to right on 1-1 count. I run, 2 Mrs, 0 errors, 3 left. YANKS 4, Indians 0. Indians ninth: Kirby walked. Lofton grounded Into fielder's choice. On defensive indifference, Lofton to second, vizquel singled. Thome walked. Belle hit sacrifice fly to right fielder O'Neill, Lofton scored. I run, I hit, 0 errors, 2 left. YANKS 4, Indians 1. Yankees schedule Aug. 1 at Milwaukee 8:05 p.m. Aug. 2 at Milwaukee 8:05 p.m. Aug. 3 at Milwaukee 2:05 p.m. For '94 Mets, it's a new ballgame By STEVE ADAMEK Staff Writer PITTSBURGH It has become a clubhouse refrain this season, bordering on cliche, when the Mets win games such as Sunday's, a 6-4 victory over the Pirates in which they trailed, 4-2, after eight: We wouldn't have won this game last year. Actually, last year's 59-103 team probably would've lost the way this year's team won Sunday: a hit batsman with the bases loaded to force home the tying run, a ground ball through the infield to plate the winning run, and a walk the third of the inning to force home an insurance run. Kelly Stinnett let a 2-0 Mike Dyer pitch tickle his uniform with the bases juiced to make it a 4-4 game. Jeromy Burnitz's sharp grounder rolled through a drawn-in infield to make it 5-4. Bobby Bonilla, after practically screwing Four-run rally in ninth caps 5-1 trip himself into the ground with one grand-slam swing, took a 3-2 walk to score the insurance run. Todd Hundley also delivered a pinch double to knock in the first run of the inning as the Mets scored their 18th come-from-be-hind victory of the season, their fourth in which they trailed after eight innings. It also polished off a 5-1 trip through St. Louis and Pittsburgh, their best trip since they went 7-0 through Montreal and St. Louis July 1-7, 1992. And it drew them to within three games of their .500 goal at 50-53. If they are to attain that level by the Aug. 12 strike date, they need to win seven of the 10 games that remain until then. "I'm a little greedy," manager Dallas Green said. "I would've liked to be 6-0." True, Saturday night's game got away from the Mets as Sunday's escaped the Pirates, so call it a wash. Just call Sunday's another example of life where there was none a year ago. "A lot of those games we would have not been able to react and attack," Green said of 1993. "We didn't have the heart and character to do that. In close baseball games, you need that to win." OK, so that's textbook manager-speak, especially since Green also said, "That's the thing I've been preaching all year." But consider the facts. After Ryan Thompson made the first out of the ninth, David Segui drew a four-pitch walk and Rico Brogna singled him to second. Enter Hundley, who missed his first start in a week, but came to the plate with a simple game plan. "I was just looking for a pitch to hit hard," he said. "Dyer threw a splitter or a change-up down and in, and I just dropped the barrel of the bat on it." Hundley ripped the ball down the right field line to make it 4-3, and leave runners on second and third. All that was required to tie the game was a fly ball, and after Jose Vizcaino received an intentional walk to load the bases, that was Stinnett's task. Except at 2-0, Dyer came just a little bit inside with a fastball. "It was pretty easy for me to take," the backup catcher said. "It was just a normal reaction. I haven't played much this year, but I've been hit four or five times now five, so I took it." Took it just below his armpit. Tie game. Which brought up Burnitz, hit" less in his previous 10 at-bats, but ' facing another situation demand- ina nnUr a littrfnt flv hflll. Fixcefit. " "I'm not thinking about a. fly-, ball," he said. "I'm thinking I'm going to hit it hard, get a hit." ' With a 1-1 pitch, he put the ball- . m . i i - Ull Mie glUUUU, uut Liicic wao picii ty of green plastic between second baseman Carlos Garcia and first baseman Orlando Merced, riye-four, Mets, bases still loaded. Not until after Bonilla walked did Jeff Kent produce the sought-after fly ball, and had someone fas1" ter than Stinnett been trying to score from third on it, the Mets would have had more insurance. Castillo's minor improvement PITTSBURGH - Juan Castillo reached the seventh inning this time. Five days ago, in his major league debut, he lasted five. So there was progress Sunday as he continued his big league education in the Mets' 6-4 victory over the Pirates. But will he get another big league start? "It's a possibility," manager Dallas Green said. Or will he return to Class AA Binghamton, where his 11-2 performance prompted his promotion last week? Or perhaps go to Class YANKS From Page S-1 Ah, if he'd hit it . . . Go back a day. Eighth inning, two on, two out, O'Neill scalded a ball to left-center that seemed a sure double, only to have the very same Mr. Lofton come flying from out of nowhere to make a spectacular diving catch. Thinking this to be a big deal, O'Neill scored a 9.9 in the helmet-smashing event. Now, he was even. One for Lofton, one for O'Neill. "I don't want to play that game with him. He's too good an outfielder," said O'Neill. O'Neill says he didn't even see the irony in the fact that he had robbed Lofton, just as Lofton had robbed him. "That didn't cross my mind . . . until I was throwing the ball in. Then I thought it was kind of funny," he said. Boosted by that catch, Key settled in to win his major league-high 16th game against just three losses, engaging him with Kansas City's David Cone in a Cy Young stretch run that may last only until the strike date of Aug. 12. The bottom of the first inning really set the tone for the game. Cleveland, having been robbed of a run, now gave up three, as the Yankees benefitted from a couple of lucky breaks. With one out, Wade Boggs and O'Neill singled. With Danny Tar-tabull hitting, second baseman Carlos Baerga broke toward second base. Tartabull hit a ground ball back through the middle that would have been easy for Baerga to turn into a double play, except that it took a crazy hop and went PENNINGTON From Page S-1 Cooperstown. The St. Louis Cardinals, Carlton's first team, were playing in the Hall of Fame Game exhibition in 1966. Carlton was called up from the minors and struck out 10 Minnesota Twins in seven innings of the exhibition. He did not pitch again in the minor leagues. Recognizing that his silence during his career had become almost as famous as his pitching, and recognizing that veteran members of the Baseball Writers Association of America voted him into the Hall, Carlton made a joke of the circumstance. "This is sort of like Rush Lim-baugh being voted in by the Clintons," he said, smiling. Carlton went on to thank his longtime catcher, Tim McCarver, now a Mets broadcaster. "Behind every successful pitcher there is a very smart catcher," Carlton said. "And Tim was that man for me." In closing, Carlton, who hesitated and paused frequently throughout his speech, said: "Memory is baseball's fourth dimension and the memory of this day will be with me and my family forever." The ceremonies for Durocher were different as well, and more emotional. Accepting on behalf of Durocher, who died in 1991, were Laraine Day, the former actress, and their son, Chris. Acknowledging Durocher's reputation as a feisty, contentious rabble-rouser, Day asked for baseball to instead remember "Leo the Lip" in a picture she recalled for Sunday's Cooperstown audience. "It's a picture of two people walking toward the clubhouse in their Giants uniforms, both with the No. 2 on their backs, obviously looking distressed over a Giants loss," Day said. "And now, here's the little No. 2." And Day brought her son, Chris, now 48, to the microphone. "After he left baseball" Chris Durocher said, "my father spent his time waiting for the call that would tell him he was inducted to the Hall of Fame. "At first, I thought it was a shame that he could not receive his plaque himself but, as I stand here with my mother, I know he must be here." AAA Norfolk, a level at which he's never pitched before? "To be determined," special assistant Ed Lynch said. "I would like to stay," Castillo said after a two-run seventh inning undid a solid first six. "But even if it's just two major league starts, I'll go down, work hard, see what happens." What happened in the seventh Sunday was this: back-to-back triples by pinch-hitter Gary Varsho and Carlos Garcia, plus a suicide squeeze by Jay Bell that turned a 2-2 game into a 4-2 Pirate lead. When Orlando Merced followed with a double, Castillo's day was over, and when the inning was over, his pitching line read 6 innings, four runs, 10 hits, three walks, and no strikeouts. "He just has to keep learning," Green said, comparing Castillo's second start to his first. "He has to have a little better command of his fastball and pitch to spots better." "I tried to throw perfect pitches," Castillo said of the seventh, "and I wound up throwing the ball right down the middle." He also racked up his first big ASSOCIATED PRESS Indians' Alvaro Espinoza leaping in vain for Albert Belle's overthrow, which allowed Paul O'Neill (sliding) and Danny Tartabull to score. as an RBI single. Moments later Mattingly hit a line drive to left that left fielder Albert Belle could not catch. O'Neill, at second, played it too safe and seemed surely to be out at third until Belle made his throw into the Cleveland dugout, allowing two more runs to score to make it 3-0. Yankees at Brewers three-game series Tonight 8 p.m., Channel 11, Melido Perez (8-3, 3.70) vs. Bill Wegman (8-3, 3.98) Tuesday 8:05 p.m., Channel 11, Scott Kamtenteckl (7-8, 3.82) vs. Bob Scanlan (2-5, 4.40) Wednesday 2:05 p.m., MSG, Sterling Hitchcock (3-1, 4.58) vs. Angel Miranda (1-4, 6.19) All games on WABC-AM 770 frmf I w mt&ffi mm ' ' m ' jwfl A. ASSOCIATED PRESS Mets announcer Bob Murphy, left, accepting the Ford C. Frick Award from Ralph Kiner, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1975. Durocher broke down and had and added: trouble finishing his speech, "I guess my Dad got time off though he did offer thanks to all, today for good behavior." league RBI with his first big league hit, a two-out bloop single to right in the fourth that tied the game at two. Based on four days' rest for regular starters Bret Saberhagen, Bobby Jones, and Jason Jacome, Green doesn't need to fill a hole in his rotation until next Sunday. Pete Smith, who was scratched from his Tuesday start when his shoulder still bothered him during a Saturday throwing session, is an option for that spot. Smith's replacement Tuesday, Mike Rem-linger, is another. Braves at Mats three-game series Tonight 7:40, SportsChannel, Jason " Jacome (4-1, 2.38 ERA) vs. Greg Maddux (13-6, 1.69) Tuesday 7:40 p.m., Channel 9, Mike Remllnger (0-4, 4.78) vs. Kent Mercker, 9-3, 3.57) Wednesday 7:40 p.m., SportsChannel, Bobby Jones (11-7, 3.30) vs. Steve Avery (7-3, 4.44) . .. All games on WFAN-AM 860 Sunday's victory polished off 16-10 month for the Mets, the first complete month in which they've produced a winning record since they went 13-11 in July 1992. - STEVE ADAMEK Streak over Indians reaches 1 1 straight By BOB HERTZEL Staff Writer NEW YORK This wasn't one of those West Division pansies the Yankees were beating up on. These were the Cleveland Indians, who led the American League Central when they came to town Friday and were riding high. And with Albert Belle given a reprieve his suspension for using a corked bat was reduced from 10 days to six days, beginning today they thought they had a chance to win the series. Some chance. Sunday's 4-1 Yankees victory made it three and out . . . nine in a row for the year, 11 in a row dating to last season. "We don't analyze it," said Yankees manager Buck Showalter. "Maybe our players have such respect for Cleveland that they feel they have to be at the top of their game." "Whatever voodoo we're holding over them, hopefully it will be there when we play them again," said starting pitcher Jimmy Key, who improved to 16-3. Using all left-handed starters against a team that is 12-18 against left-handed starters, the Yankees trailed only once, 1-0, in the second inning of the second game of the series. Steve Howe saved all three games. The Yankees' bullpen has become dominant with Joe Ausanio, Bob Wickman, and Howe making the 27th out a sure thing. Key worked eight innings but said he tired by the ninth. With an eye on Belle, the fifth hitter in the inning, Showalter brought in Wickman, a righthander. Wickman walked two batters and gave up an infield hit. That loaded the bases with one but and Belle, representing the tying run, coming up. Z - Belle has been torrid lately: nine homers in 12 games. He refused to bite for pitches just off the plate. The count went full before Wickman retired him on a sacrifice fly to right. The tying run still was at the plate. It would have been Eddie Murray, a dangerous switch hitter had he not been ejected for arguing with the plate umpire in the . seventh inning. His ejection meant left-hander Paul Sorrento had to bat. " Howe got him for his 15th save Wade Boggs hit his first home run since June 16, a total of 144 at-; bats. . . . The Yankees were 17-11 in July Bernie Williams had 37 hits in the month, Mike Stanley had seven homers, Paul O'Neill 24 had RBI. . . . Murray argued he had tipped a third strike before he was ejected. . . . Reliever Xavier. Hernandez (bruised elbow) is ready to pitch. . . . Kevin Elster will begin a rehabilitation assignment at Class AA Albany-Colonie. To make room, former No. 1 pick Derek Jeter, coming along faster than anticipated, was promoted to Columbus. Jeter was hitting .376 ' in 33 games at Albany. Reinsdorf sees strike as losing proposition The Associated Press CHICAGO Chicago White Sox chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, claiming he is a dove who would become a hawk if the players strike, said Sunday he is willing to keep the current collective bargaining agreement. "The longer it goes, the more money we lose, the more I feel I have to get out of the deal as a return on my investment," Reins-dord said. "Right now I don't need anything. Right now I'd be willing to sign for the same system." Reinsdorf said he doesn't want a strike although reports have labeled him a hard-liner. "I don't want to go out, I really don't," he said. "There is no gain for us. Even if we get everything we are looking for, whatever we would save in the cap we lose in revenue sharing. The best deal for us is to keep playing." Management's proposal for a salary cap is tied to increased revenue sharing between large- and small-market clubs. Ravitch said small-market teams can't live with the current system, where the average salary is $1.2 million. He claimed 19 teams will lose money from operations this season. V; If the strike starts Aug. 12, Reinsdorf said the White Sox would lose $2.5 million in ticket sales from a scheduled homestand the following week. "Once there's a strike and I start to lose money, I become a hawiV he said. "Right now I'm a dove." He said a strike probably would have to end by Sept. 23 for there to be a postseason because players would need time to get back in shape. "Something positive can happen if Don Fehr wants it to, maybe it's Marvin Miller," Reinsdorf said. "I'm not sure who makes the decisions over there." One solution, Reinsdorf said, is to negotiate total salaries every year after deciding on the length of the contract. "Why don't we just say we're going to have a four-year deal or a five-year deal and negotiate total salaries for every year?" he asked. "That's what every other union does, almost every other union."

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