QUOTABLE

"Stealing second is one thing. Stealing third is a whole other thing. We fell asleep."

Reds Manager Dave Miley on Braves 1B Julio Franco, 46, who had his first two-steal game since 1994

PERSONNEL DEPT.

Braves: Put RHP Tim Hudson on the 15-day DL, forcing Atlanta to scramble its pitching plans before the start of a four-game series against the Reds.

Mets: Signed C Benito Santiago to a minor league contract. Agreed to terms with RHP Kyle Risinger and assigned him to Class A Brooklyn.

Padres: RHP Adam Eaton has a strained flexor in his right index finger; he will be evaluated to determine whether he can make his scheduled start Monday.

Dodgers: 3B coach Glenn Hoffman returned after getting hit in the head during batting practice Wednesday. Manager Jim Tracy said Hoffman would stay in the dugout and not coach third.

BY THE NUMBERS

99

At-bats since the last home run by Mets' Mike Piazza, who went deep yesterday for the first time since May 9

0-6

The Padres' record in Detroit after getting swept by the Tigers yesterday and including three losses at Tiger Stadium during the 1984 World Series

TODAY IN BASEBALL

1962: Lou Brock of the Cubs hit a home run into the right-center field bleachers at the Polo Grounds, 460 feet from home plate. He was the second player to reach those seats; Joe Adcock was first.

-- Compiled by Jim Hage