Around the Majors: 300 HR for Gonzalez

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Orioles 6, Tigers 2
Redsox 6, Angels 3
Rangers 8, Royals 1
Twins 9, Yankees 3
Indians 6, Whitesox 4 (12)
A’s 12, BlueJays 4
Mariners 6, Devil Rays 5

NL
Nationals 6, Marlins 3
Phillies 7, Diamondbacks 6
Pirates 5, Braves 2
Astros 6, Cardinals 4
Rockies 8, Reds 6
Giants 6, Mets 3 (1st)
Mets 12, Giants 1 (2nd)
Dodgers 10, Brewers 6
Cubs 4, Padres 0

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB     
Orioles          34   22  .607   -     
Redsox           31   25  .554   3     
BlueJays         29   28  .509   5 1/2 
Yankees          28   28  .500   6     
Devil Rays       20   37  .351  14 1/2 

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB     
Whitesox         37   19  .661   -     
Twins            33   22  .600   3 1/2 
Tigers           26   28  .481  10     
Indians          26   29  .473  10 1/2 
Royals           17   39  .304  20     

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB  
Rangers          32   23  .582   -    
Angels           32   24  .571     1/2
Mariners         24   31  .436   8 
A's              23   33  .411   9 1/2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB  
Nationals        31   26  .544   -  
Braves           30   26  .536     1/2
Mets             30   27  .526   1 
Phillies         30   27  .526   1 
Marlins          28   26  .519   1 1/2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB   
Cardinals        36   20  .643   -     
Cubs             30   25  .545   5 1/2 
Pirates          26   29  .473   9 1/2 
Brewers          26   30  .464  10     
Astros           21   34  .382  14 1/2 
Reds             21   35  .375  15   

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB     
Padres           34   23  .596   -     
Diamondbacks     30   27  .526   4     
Dodgers          29   27  .518   4 1/2 
Giants           24   31  .436   9 
Rockies          19   36  .345  14

3) Today’s schedule–

Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb, 3.20) at Phillies (Cory Lidle, 3.88), 1:05
Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.11) at Pirates (Josh Fogg, 4.12), 7:05
Angels (John Lackey, 4.01) at Braves (John Smoltz, 3.12), 7:35
BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin, 3.36) at Cubs (
Koronka, 5.40), 8:05
Yankees (Randy Johnson, 3.92) at Brewers (Doug Davis, 3.62), 8:05
Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 5.03) at Cardinals (Matt Morris, 3.81), 8:10
Whitesox (Freddy Garcia, 3.53) at Rockies (Joe Kennedy, 6.51), 9:05
Tigers (Jeremy Bonderman, 3.62) at Dodgers (Derek Lowe, 3.58), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Cliff Floyd–#13 & #14
Mark Teixeira–#14
Vernon Wells–#13
Morgan Ensberg–#12
Dmitri Young–#10
Pat Burrell–#10
David Dellucci–#9
David Wright–#9
Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–#8
Clint Barmes–#8
Eric Chavez–#7
Lance Niekro–#7
Coco Crisp–#6
Travis Hafner–#6
Geoff Jenkins–#6
Jason Lane–#6
Mike Lieberthal–#6
Ryan Langerhans–#6
Matt Lawton–#6
Rob Mackowiak–#6
Todd Greene–#6
Tadahito Iguchi–#5
Victor Diaz–#5
Bengie Molina–#4
Scott Hatteberg–#4
Ryan Church–#4
Robinson Cano–#3
Marco Scutaro–#3
Sean Casey–#3
David Bell–#2
Frank Thomas–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
T2) Miguel Tejada–15
T2) Alfonso Soriano–15
T4) Paul Konerko–14
T4) Mark Teixeira–14*
T6) Richie Sexson–13
T6) David Ortiz–13
T6) Vernon Wells–13*
9) Tino Martinez–12
T10) Manny Ramirez–11
T10) Brian Roberts–11
T10) Richard Hidalgo–11
T10) Melvin Mora–11

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17
T2) Albert Pujols–14
T2) Bobby Abreu–14
T2) Adam Dunn–14
T2) Carlos Lee–14
T2) Cliff Floyd–14**
7) Troy Glaus–13
T8) Andruw Jones–12
T8) Morgan Ensberg–12*
T10) Carlos Delgado–11
T10) Jason Bay–11
T10) Jeff Kent–11
T10) Reggie Sanders–11
T10) Aramis Ramirez–11

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) The Rangers passed the Angels into 1st place in the AL West.

7) The Nationals passed the Braves into 1st place in the NL East.

8) Diamondbacks LF Luis Gonzalez hit his 300th career HR. Gonzalez had 3 hits (1 2B, 1 HR).

After 31 RCAA/.934 OPS and 11 RCAA/.866 OPS seasons, Gonzalez is hitting .486 SLG, .407 OBA, .893 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 56 games. He has a .860 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 293 RCAA in 2064 games.

9) Astros 3B Morgan Ensberg hit his 50th career HR.

After 20 RCAA/.907 OPS and -12 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Ensberg is hitting .551 SLG, .388 OBA, .938 OPS, 9 RCAA start in his first 53 games. He has a .830 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 13 RCAA in 364 games.

10) Mets LF Cliff Floyd hit 2 HR and reached base safely 4 times (3 H, 1 BB) in the 2nd game of their doubleheader.

After 20 RCAA/.894 OPS and 6 RCAA/.814 OPS seasons, Floyd is hitting .551 SLG, .348 OBA, .899 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 50 games. He has a .856 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 167 RCAA in 1226 games.


1) Reds COO John Allen flew to Denver to meet with manager Dave Miley and has hinted changes could be coming.

2) According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Braves are interested in Reds RF Austin Kearns.

After 6 RCAA/.819 OPS and -4 RCAA/.740 OPS seasons, Kearns is off to a .396 SLG, .307 OBA, .704 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 50 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 18 RCAA in 303 games.

3) The A’s activated P Kiko Calero from the DL and sent P Seth Etherton to the minors.

After starting his career with 2.82 ERA/6 RSAA and 2.78 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Calero is off to a 7.84 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 11 games. He has a 3.35 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 9 RSAA in 78 games.

Etherton has a 6.08 ERA/-18 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 6.62 ERA/-5 RSAA in 3 starts in 2005.

4) Mariners 3B Adrian Beltre reached 1000 career hits.

After -14 RCAA/.714 OPS and 64 RCAA/1.017 OPS seasons, Beltre is off to a .350 SLG, .271 OBA, .622 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 54 games. He has a .784 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 37 RCAA in 1020 games.

5) The Twins sent 3B-1B Terry Tiffee to the minors, called up 2B Glenn Williams and moved P Grant Balfour from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Tiffee has -8 RCAA/.653 OPS in 41 career games, including a .299 SLG, .236 OBA, .535 OPS, -8 RCAA in 24 games in 2005.

6) The Cubs activated P Mike Remlinger from the DL and sent P Roberto Novoa to the minors.

After 3.65 ERA/4 RSAA and 3.44 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Remlinger is off to a 4.97 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 16 games. He has a 3.79 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.29, and 47 RSAA in 576 games.

Novoa has a 5.28 ERA/-3 RSAA in 24 career games, including a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in 8 games in 2005.

7) The Padres sent P Brian Falkenborg to the minors when they activated P Woody Williams from the DL.

Falkenborg has a 7.66 ERA/-9 RSAA in 16 career games, including a 11.05 ERA/-6 RSAA in 8 games in 2005.

Williams’s line yesterday–5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO. After 3.87 ERA/6 RSAA and 4.18 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Williams is off to a 4.46 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.06 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 49 RSAA in 345 games.

8) The Indians released minor league OF Darnell McDonald.

McDonald had -4 RCAA/.393 OPS in 17 games with the 2004 Orioles.

9) Redsox CF Johnny Damon was out of yesterday’s lineup, after suffering a shoulder injury on Saturday.

After 2 RCAA/.750 OPS and 25 RCAA/.857 OPS seasons, Damon is hitting .455 SLG, .397 OBA, .852 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .784 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 86 RCAA in 1460 games.

10) The Diamondbacks designated P Kerry Ligtenberg for assignment and sent INF Matt Kata to the minors.

After 3.34 ERA/6 RSAA and 6.38 ERA/-9 RSAA seasons, Ligtenberg has a 13.97 ERA/-10 RSAA in his first 7 games. He has a 3.82 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 25 RSAA in 386 games.

After starting his career with -10 RCAA/.736 OPS and -6 RCAA/.665 OPS seasons, Kata is off to a .345 SLG, .324 OBA, .668 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .708 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -18 RCAA in 148 games.

11) The Whitesox released minor league P Robert Person.

Person, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2003, has a 4.64 ERA/-27 RSAA in 206 career games.

12) Twins LF Shannon Stewart was out of yesterday’s lineup, after fouling a pitch off his calf of Saturday.

After 14 RCAA/.823 OPS and 12 RCAA/.827 OPS seasons, Stewart is hitting .417 SLG, .344 OBA, .761 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .815 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 108 RCAA in 1066 games.

13) Astros CF Willy Taveras had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained left hamstring, and doesn’t expect to miss any time.

Taveras had 4 hits yesterday. After starting his career 0 for 1 in 10 games in 2004, Taveras is off to a .352 SLG, .319 OBA, .671 OPS, -6 RCAA start in 55 games.

14) A’s CF Mark Kotsay isn’t with the team at the start of their road trip, since cross country travel isn’t good for his back.

After 0 RCAA/.726 OPS and 21 RCAA/.829 OPS seasons, Kotsay is hitting .392 SLG, .349 OBA, .740 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .766 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 19 RCAA in 1069 games.

15) Indians 3B Aaron Boone had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -12 RCAA/.753 OPS and 4 RCAA/.780 OPS seasons (2003-04), Boone is off to a .275 SLG, .222 OBA, .498 OPS, -17 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .763 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -24 RCAA in 769 games.

16) Whitesox 2B Tadahito Iguchi had 3 hits, including a HR.

Iguchi is hitting .454 SLG, .350 OBA, .804 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 48 career games.

17) Indians P C.C. Sabathia’s line–6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.60 ERA/13 RSAA and 4.12 ERA/9 RSAA seasons, Sabathia is off to a 3.49 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.51, and 35 RSAA in 136 games.

18) Tigers DH Dmitri Young had 3 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After 35 RCAA/.909 OPS and 7 RCAA/.816 OPS seasons, Young is hitting .508 SLG, .327 OBA, .835 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a .831 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 57 RCAA in 1055 games.

19) Orioles P Daniel Cabrera’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

Cabrera has a 5.03 ERA/-7 RSAA in 39 career games, including a 5.10 ERA/-4 RSAA in 11 starts in 2005.

20) Royals 3B Joe McEwing had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -16 RCAA/.601 OPS and -7 RCAA/.609 OPS seasons, McEwing is off to a .333 SLG, .302 OBA, .635 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .669 career OPS, compared to his league average of .781, and -64 RCAA in 692 games.

21) Pirates RF Matt Lawton reached base safely 4 times (3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB) and CF Rob Mackowiak had 3 hits (1 HR).

After 6 RCAA/.762 OPS and 5 RCAA/.787 OPS seasons, Lawton is hitting .432 SLG, .361 OBA, .793 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .791 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 49 RCAA in 1235 games.

After 4 RCAA/.784 OPS and -2 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Mackowiak is hitting .514 SLG, .414 OBA, .928 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 6 RCAA in 499 games.

22) Pirates P Oliver Perez’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.

After 5.47 ERA/-21 RSAA and 2.98 ERA/25 RSAA seasons, Perez is off to a 6.41 ERA/-15 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -8 RSAA in 81 games.

23) Cubs RF Jeromy Burnitz reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB) and SS Neifi Perez and 1B Derrek Lee (2 2B) had 3 hits.

After 0 RCAA/.786 OPS and 12 RCAA/.916 OPS seasons, Burnitz is off to a .458 SLG, .319 OBA, .777 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 55 games. He has a .839 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 95 RCAA in 1478 games.

After -20 RCAA/.632 OPS and -23 RCAA/.632 OPS seasons, Perez is having a career unworst season, with a .485 SLG, .348 OBA, .833 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 53 games. He has a .687 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -302 RCAA in 1151 games.

After 35 RCAA/.888 OPS and 13 RCAA/.860 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .717 SLG, .469 OBA, 1.186 OPS, 46 RCAA in his first 55 games. He has a .847 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 122 RCAA in 1082 games.

24) Padres CF Dave Roberts reached base safely all 4 times up–2 H, 2 BB.

After -9 RCAA/.638 OPS and 1 RCAA/.716 OPS seasons, Roberts is hitting .442 SLG, .367 OBA, .809 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .693 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -7 RCAA in 463 games.

25) Carlos P Carlos Zambrano (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 7 SO) combined with Will Ohman and Ryan Dempster for a shutout against the Padres.

After 3.11 ERA/26 RSAA and 2.75 ERA/42 RSAA seasons, Zambrano is off to a 2.94 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 77 RSAA in 113 games.

26) Marlins C Paul Lo Duca and 3B Mike Lowell (1 2B) had 3 hits.

After -12 RCAA/.712 OPS and -9 RCAA/.758 OPS seasons, Lo Duca is off to a .377 SLG, .349 OBA, .726 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .762 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -5 RCAA in 687 games.

After 22 RCAA/.881 OPS and 26 RCAA/.870 OPS seasons, Lowell is off to a .341 SLG, .262 OBA, .602 OPS, -13 RCAA start in his first 50 games. He has a .811 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 58 RCAA in 889 games.

27) Nationals P John Patterson’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

Patterson has a 4.51 ERA/-6 RSAA in 51 career games, including a 2.70 ERA/8 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.


1) Braves 3B Chipper Jones had to leave yesterday’s game, after reinjuring his left foot. He’s expected to miss a minimum of 1 game.

After 43 RCAA/.920 OPS and 11 RCAA/.847 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .513 SLG, .411 OBA, .923 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .937 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 442 RCAA in 1590 games.

2) Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a hamstring injury, and is expected to be out for a few days.

After 32 RCAA/.863 OPS and 0 RCAA/.807 OPS seasons, Soriano is hitting .553 SLG, .315 OBA, .868 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .824 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 59 RCAA in 700 games.

3) Rangers P Kenny Rogers’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rogers is off to a 1.62 ERA/29 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 127 RSAA in 669 games.

4) Royals P Zack Greinke took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

Greinke has a 4.27 ERA/1 RSAA in 36 career games, including a 4.91 ERA/-6 RSAA in 12 starts in 2005.

5) Twins RF Jacque Jones (3 H, 1 BB) reached base safely 4 times and DH Michael Ryan had 3 hits.

After 8 RCAA/.797 OPS and -15 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .453 SLG, .380 OBA, .832 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a .789 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -12 RCAA in 885 games.

Ryan has 4 RCAA/.830 OPS in 72 career games, including 3 for 5, with 1 BB and 2 RCAA, in 2 games in 2005.

6) Yankees P Kevin Brown took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.39 ERA/38 RSAA and 4.09 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Brown is off to a 5.43 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 312 RSAA in 483 games.

7) Twins P Carlos Silva’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After a 4.21 ERA/12 RSAA in his first year as a starter, Silva is off to a 3.04 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 24 RSAA in 173 games.

8) A’s 2B Marcos Scutaro reached base safely 4 times (3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB) and DH Scott Hatteberg had 3 hits (1 HR).

After having -17 RCAA/.690 OPS in his first year as a starter, Scutaro is off to a .390 SLG, .332 OBA, .722 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 53 games. He has a .692 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -24 RCAA in 265 games.

After -2 RCAA/.725 OPS and 8 RCAA/.787 OPS seasons, Hatteberg is off to a .376 SLG, .347 OBA, .724 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 53 games. He has a .768 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 11 RCAA in 942 games.

9) BlueJays P Chad Gaudin took a pounding–1 IP, 7 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

Gaudin has a 4.87 ERA/-4 RSAA in 43 career games, including a 13.50 ERA/-6 RSAA in 2 starts in 2005.

10) A’s P Dan Haren’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

Haren has a 4.59 ERA/-9 RSAA in 40 career games, including a 4.17 ERA/1 RSAA in 12 starts in 2005.

11) Devil Rays RF Aubrey Huff had 3 hits.

After 36 RCAA/.922 OPS and 28 RCAA/.853 OPS seasons, Huff is off to a .375 SLG, .329 OBA, .704 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 54 games. He has a .828 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 55 RCAA in 636 games.

12) Mariners LF Randy Winn had 4 hits, including a 2B.

After 10 RCAA/.771 OPS and 7 RCAA/.772 OPS seasons, Winn is hitting .371 SLG, .365 OBA, .736 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 55 games. He has a .753 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 1 RCAA in 888 games.

13) Devil Rays P Hideo Nomo took a pounding–6 IP, 11 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.09 ERA/22 RSAA and 8.25 ERA/-38 RSAA seasons, Nomo is off to a 6.61 ERA/-18 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.13 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and -9 RSAA in 313 games.

14) Reds SS Felipe Lopez and 3B Joe Randa had 3 hits.

After -11 RCAA/.612 OPS and -2 RCAA/.719 OPS seasons, Lopez is hitting .544 SLG, .362 OBA, .905 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .716 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -20 RCAA in 315 games.

After -2 RCAA/.800 OPS and 1 RCAA/.751 OPS seasons, Randa is hitting .460 SLG, .364 OBA, .824 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -45 RCAA in 1335 games.

15) Rockies 1B Todd Helton and C Todd Greene (1 HR) had 3 hits.

After 80 RCAA/1.088 OPS and 78 RCAA/1.088 OPS seasons, Helton is off to a .417 SLG, .390 OBA, .806 OPS, -5 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a 1.037 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 391 RCAA in 1188 games.

After -12 RCAA/.677 OPS and -7 RCAA/.833 OPS seasons, Greene is off to a .490 SLG, .330 OBA, .820 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 26 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -62 RCAA in 463 games.

16) Cardinals CF Jim Edmonds had 3 hits.

After 42 RCAA/1.002 OPS and 73 RCAA/1.061 OPS seasons, Edmonds is hitting .534 SLG, .399 OBA, .934 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 368 RCAA in 1498 games.

17) Cardinals P Mark Mulder took a pounding–3 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.

After 3.13 ERA/23 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Mulder is off to a 4.17 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 66 RSAA in 162 games.

18) Brewers LF Carlos Lee had 5 hits, including a 2B.

After 11 RCAA/.830 OPS and 26 RCAA/.891 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .450 SLG, .340 OBA, .880 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 56 games. He has a .831 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 55 RCAA in 936 games.

19) Dodgers 1B Jeff Kent reached base safely 5 times (4 H (2 2B), 1 BB) and LF Jayson Werth had 4 hits (1 2B, 1 3B).

After 13 RCAA/.860 OPS and 12 RCAA/.880 OPS seasons, Kent is hitting .520 SLG, .369 OBA, .888 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .856 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 246 RCAA in 1854 games.

After having 9 RCAA/.825 OPS in his first year with more than 26 game, Werth is off to a .409 SLG, .365 OBA, .774 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 12 games. He has a .788 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 4 RCAA in 142 games.

20) Brewers P Wes Obermueller took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

Obermueller has a 5.48 ERA/-27 RSAA in 51 career games, including a 3.96 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 12 games (6 starts).

21) Dodgers P Brad Penny took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 11 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.13 ERA/-3 RSAA and 3.15 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Penny is off to a 3.67 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.00 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 11 RSAA in 143 games.

22) Giants 1B Lance Niekro reached base safely 4 times (3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB) and SS Deivi Cruz had 3 hits in the 1st game of their doubleheader.

Niekro has 1 RCAA/.903 OPS in 44 career games, including a .587 SLG, .330 OBA, .917 OPS, 2 RCAA in 39 games in 2005.

After -26 RCAA/.647 OPS and -11 RCAA/.752 OPS seasons, Cruz is hitting .500 SLG, .368 OBA, .858 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .686 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -173 RCAA in 1168 games. Cruz is 8 for 8 in having double digit negative RCAA seasons.

23) Giants P Brett Tomko’s line–7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 5.28 ERA/-26 RSAA and 4.04 ERA/9 RSAA seasons, Tomko is off to a 3.86 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.49 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -32 RSAA in 241 games.

24) Mets P Kazuhisa Ishii took a pounding–6 1/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.86 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Ishii is off to a 5.14 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25 and -22 RSAA in 93 games.

25) Mets SS Jose Reyes (2 2B, 1 SB) and 3B David Wright (1 HR) had 3 hits.

After starting his career with 4 RCAA/.769 OPS and -9 RCAA/.644 OPS seasons, Reyes is off to a .427 SLG, .304 OBA, .731 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 56 games. He has a .719 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -11 RCAA in 178 games.

Wright has 19 RCAA/.888 OPS in 124 career games, including a .529 SLG, .399 OBA, .928 OPS, 12 RCAA in 55 games in 2005.

26) Giants P Jason Schmidt took a pounding–4 IP, 4 H, 6 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

After 2.34 ERA/44 RSAA and 3.20 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Schmidt is off to a 5.69 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 60 RSAA in 262 games.

27) Mets P Kris Benson’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.

After 4.97 ERA/-9 RSAA and 4.31 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Benson is off to a 3.74 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 14 RSAA in 144 games.

28) Diamondbacks 1B Tony Clark (2 2B) had 3 hits.

After -4 RCAA/.772 OPS and -5 RCAA/.755 OPS seasons, Clark is hitting .720 SLG, .420 OBA, 1.140 OPS, 16 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .829 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 55 RCAA in 1136 games.

29) Diamondbacks P Brad Halsey took a pounding–6 IP, 9 H, 6 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

Halsey has a 4.40 ERA/1 RSAA in 20 career games, including a 3.48 ERA/8 RSAA in 11 starts (12 games) in 2005.

30) Phillies P Randy Wolf’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.23 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wolf is off to a 4.38 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 17 RSAA in 181 games.


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