• Hurdle shared a wonderful anecdote from the time when he worked as batting coach for the Rockies. Vinny Castilla, a renowned fastball hitter, crushed a home run against Billy Wagner on a pitch measured at 100 mph. Hurdle was quite impressed, Castilla was a bit blasé, as in 100, what's the big deal? "It's not a problem," Castilla said, "until four digits."
• A note on the message board in the visiting clubhouse at Citi Field after the game Saturday read:
"Bags in lobby -- 9 a.m.
"Bus to park -- 9:30 a.m.
"And don't forget to call your mother."
Marty Noble is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.