There's no question Daryle Ward, the son of former major leaguer Gary Ward, deserves a spot in the lineup. "He's poised and just a really good, strong hitter," says third baseman Ken Caminiti. "Daddy obviously taught him all the secrets." The 24-year-old Ward showed he was listening. After hitting .353 at Triple A New Orleans last season, he was called up to the big league club, where he hit eight home runs and drove in 30 runs in only 150 at bats. Though Ward will not start, manager Larry Dierker will squeeze the lefthanded slugger into games on days when surgically repaired outfielders Moises Alou and Richard Hidalgo need to rest their bones. "I would be thrilled to get him 300 at bats, especially since a lot of righthanded pitchers give our lineup trouble," Dierker says. "Our veterans say they really like to watch him hit."