BY THE NUMBERS

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Saturday, July 23, 2005

BY THE NUMBERS

0.34

Road ERA for Roger Clemens going into last night's game at RFK, more than one run better than any other pitcher in the National League.

QUOTABLE

"It gets in your head when you hit it and it doesn't go. It's like, 'Man, that 's all I got. What's going on?' "

-- Third baseman Vinny Castilla on trying to hit home runs at RFK Stadium.

TALE OF THE TAPE

Four hours before last night's game, Jose Guillen walked out of the dugout with a 300-foot yellow tape measure and spent 15 minutes dragging the tape from home plate to the wall in center field. Unsatisfied with even the modified RFK Stadium measurements, Guillen said he wanted to find out the distance for himself. He counted 412 feet to center field. "It felt even longer," he said.


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