Around the Majors: 300 starts for Pettitte

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Angels 2, Indians 1
Whitesox 7, Rangers 0
A’s 13, Redsox 6
Tigers 6, Devil Rays 4
Twins 3, BlueJays 2
Orioles 7, Royals 4
Mariners 7, Yankees 6

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

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          26   13  .667   -     13-9   13-4   16-06 09-05 01-02 WON  4
Redsox           23   17  .575   3 1/2 11-5   12-12  11-10 03-01 09-06 LOST 1
BlueJays         21   19  .525   5 1/2  8-9   13-10  12-10 05-06 04-03 LOST 1
Yankees          21   20  .512   6     12-11   9-9   09-14 00-00 12-06 LOST 1
Devil Rays       14   27  .341  13     12-12   2-15  08-16 03-09 03-02 LOST 4

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         29   12  .707   -     15-6   14-6   06-04 18-04 05-04 WON  2
Twins            22   16  .579   5 1/2 11-8   11-8   05-03 12-09 05-04 WON  1
Tigers           19   19  .500   8 1/2  9-10  10-9   04-04 10-11 05-04 WON  2
Indians          17   22  .436  11      6-11  11-11  02-01 09-13 06-08 LOST 1
Royals           11   29  .275  17 1/2  5-15   6-14  04-08 05-17 02-04 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           23   17  .575   -     10-9   13-8   02-01 10-10 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          21   20  .512   2 1/2  9-12  12-8   06-06 06-06 09-08 LOST 2
A's              16   24  .400   7      9-12   7-12  07-14 02-01 07-09 WON  1
Mariners         16   24  .400   7      7-13   9-11  04-08 06-06 06-10 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           23   17  .575   -     13-5   10-12  13-09 07-02 03-06 LOST 3
Marlins          21   16  .568     1/2 12-8    9-8   12-09 04-02 05-05 WON  1
Nationals        22   18  .550   1     11-8   11-10  10-12 04-02 08-04 WON  1
Mets             22   19  .537   1 1/2 15-7    7-12  12-11 10-08 00-00 WON  3
Phillies         18   23  .439   5 1/2  9-10   9-13  09-15 08-07 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        25   14  .641   -     12-9   13-5   05-06 16-04 04-04 WON  1
Brewers          19   20  .487   6     11-9    8-11  04-05 13-12 02-03 LOST 1
Cubs             18   20  .474   6 1/2  9-8    9-12  04-05 12-11 02-04 WON  2
Pirates          17   21  .447   7 1/2  5-12  12-9   00-00 10-14 07-07 LOST 2
Astros           15   24  .385  10     13-8    2-16  02-10 10-11 03-03 LOST 1
Reds             14   26  .350  11 1/2  9-10   5-16  06-07 06-15 02-04 LOST 4

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           25   16  .610   -     16-4    9-12  06-00 09-05 10-11 WON  7
Diamondbacks     24   17  .585   1     14-8   10-9   02-04 04-05 18-08 WON  1
Dodgers          22   18  .550   2 1/2 11-9   11-9   03-06 05-04 14-08 LOST 1
Giants           19   20  .487   5     10-10   9-10  01-02 07-06 11-12 WON  1
Rockies          11   26  .297  12      9-11   2-15  04-05 00-00 07-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir, 4.60) at Tigers (Jeremy Bonderman, 3.42), 1:05
BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin, 3.35) at Twins (Joe Mays, 5.02), 1:10
Orioles (Rodrigo Lopez, 4.47) at Royals (Runelvys Hernandez, 4.82), 2:10

NL
Brewers (Victor Santos, 3.18) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 3.90), 1:05
Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.17) at Phillies (Brett Myers, 1.63), 1:05
Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.36) at Rockies (Jeff Francis, 4.69), 3:05
Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey, 3.88) at Astros (Roger Clemens, 1.11), 8:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alex Rodriguez–#14
Bobby Abreu–#12
Troy Glaus–#12
Andruw Jones–#11
Albert Pujols–#10
Paul Konerko–#10
Melvin Mora–#8 & #9
Jason Varitek–#8
Craig Biggio–#8
Miguel Cabrera–#8
A.J. Pierzynski–#7
David Wright–#7
Ken Griffey Jr.–#6
Carlos Delgado–#6
Dmitri Young–#6
Pedro Feliz–#6
Jacque Jones–#5
Eric Chavez–#4
Mike Cameron–#4
Mike Matheny–#4
Toby Hall–#3
Damion Easley–#3
Khalil Greene–#1 & #2
Michael Cuddyer–#2
Mark Bellhorn–#2
Julio Lugo–#2
David Newhan–#2
Sean Casey–#2
Yadier Molina–#1
Todd Self–#1
Chris Woodward–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–14*
2) Tino Martinez–12
T3) Alfonso Soriano–11
T3) Richie Sexson–11
T3) Brian Roberts–11
T6) Manny Ramirez–10
T6) Miguel Tejada–10
T6) David Ortiz–10
T6) Paul Konerko–10*
T10) Mike Sweeney–9
T10) Melvin Mora–9**

NL
T1) Bobby Abreu–12*
T1) Troy Glaus–12*
T1) Derrek Lee–12
T4) Adam Dunn–11
T4) Cliff Floyd–11
T4) Andruw Jones–11*
T7) Albert Pujols–10*
T7) Milton Bradley–10
T7) Reggie Sanders–10
10) Ryan Klesko–9

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Carlos Delgado tied Ron Santo for 72nd place on the all time HR list, with 342.

7) Orioles 3B Melvin Mora hit 2 HR.

After 33 RCAA/.921 OPS and 54 RCAA/.981 OPS seasons, Mora is hitting .528 SLG, .337 OBA, .865 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 76 RCAA in 750 games.

8) Padres SS Khalil Greene hit 2 HR.

After a 9 RCAA/.795 OPS rookie season, Greene is off to a .422 SLG, .324 OBA, .746 OPS, 1 RCAA start in his first 19 games. He has a .777 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 6 RCAA in 178 games.

9) The Yankees 10 game winning streak ended.


1) The Diamondbacks placed P Brandon Lyon on the 15 day DL and called up INF Matt Kata.

Lyon has mild tendinitis in his elbow. After missing the 2004 season, he has a 1.96 ERA/5 RSAA in his first 18 games. Lyon has a 4.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and -1 RSAA in 93 games.

After starting his career with -10 RCAA/.736 OPS and -6 RCAA/.665 OPS seasons, Kata is off to a .320 SLG, .333 OBA, .653 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 21 games. He has a .707 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -18 RCAA in 141 games.

2) The Dodgers activated INF Antonio Perez from the DL and placed OF Jason Grabowski on the 15 day DL.

Perez has -2 RCAA/.651 OPS in 74 career games, including 2 for 6 in 3 games in 2005.

Grabowski has been bothered by a shoulder problem all season. After having -7 RCAA/.678 OPS in his first year with more than 8 games, he is off to a .242 SLG, .256 OBA, .499 OPS, -4 RCAA in his first 28 games. Grabowski has a .655 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -9 RCAA in 162 games.

3) Marlins 3B Mike Lowell had to leave yesterday’s game, after being hit in the nose by a popup.

After 22 RCAA/.881 OPS and 26 RCAA/.870 OPS seasons, Lowell is off to a .303 SLG, .231 OBA, .535 OPS, -12 RCAA start in his first 34 games. He has a .812 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 59 RCAA in 873 games.

4) The Padres activated INF Geoff Blum from the DL and sent P Brian Falkenborg to the minors.

After -23 RCAA/.674 OPS and -20 RCAA/.614 OPS seasons, Blum is hitting .429 SLG, .309 OBA, .737 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 22 games. He has a .715 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -69 RCAA in 704 games.

Falkenborg has a 6.41 ERA/-4 RSAA in 11 career games, including a 7.71 ERA/-1 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

5) The Indians placed LF Coco Crisp on the 15 day DL and called up OF Jody Gerut.

Crisp has a sprained right thumb. After -12 RCAA/.655 OPS and 2 RCAA/.790 OPS seasons, Crisp is off to a .428 SLG, .347 OBA, .775 OPS, 5 RCAA start in his first 38 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -6 RCAA in 308 games.

After starting his career with 12 RCAA/.830 OPS and -5 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Gerut made his 2005 debut yesterday. He has a .786 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 8 RCAA in 262 games.

6) Angels CF Garret Anderson was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a tight right hamstring, and is day to day.

After 33 RCAA/.885 OPS and 8 RCAA/.789 OPS seasons, Anderson is hitting .434 SLG, .325 OBA, .759 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .805 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 32 RCAA in 1516 games.

7) Whitesox 1B Paul Konerko had 3 hits, including a HR, and RF Jermaine Dye had 3 2B.

After -22 RCAA/.704 OPS and 14 RCAA/.894 OPS seasons, Konerko is hitting .451 SLG, .339 OBA, .790 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .822 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 25 RCAA in 1013 games.

After -20 RCAA/.514 OPS and -2 RCAA/.793 OPS seasons, Dye is off to a .418 SLG, .261 OBA, .678 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 37 games. He has a .790 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -3 RCAA in 1083 games.

8) Rangers P Ryan Drese took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.20 ERA/21 RSAA season, Drese is off to a 6.37 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 5.31 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -24 RSAA in 89 games.

9) Whitesox P Mark Buehrle (7 1/3 IP, 9 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO) combined with Cliff Politte and Nate Cotts for a shutout against the Rangers.

After 4.14 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.89 ERA/29 RSAA season, Buehrle is off to a 3.33 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 112 RSAA in 173 games.

10) Angels P Bartolo Colon’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.87 ERA/16 RSAA and 5.01 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Colon is off to a 2.67 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 119 RSAA in 256 games.

11) Indians P Jake Westbrook’s line–8 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 SO.

After 4.33 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.38 ERA/28 RSAA seasons, Westbrook is off to a 5.80 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.51 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and -3 RSAA in 113 games.

12) Royals P D.J. Carrasco took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 10 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After starting his career with 4.82 ERA/3 RSAA and 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Carrasco has a 5.40 ERA/-2 RSAA in 2 starts. He has a 4.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and -1 RSAA in 82 games.

13) Twins 3B Michael Cuddyer had 3 hits, including a HR.

After -3 RCAA/.779 OPS in his first year as a starter, Cuddyer is off to a .383 SLG, .328 OBA, .712 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 35 games. He has a .754 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -13 RCAA in 234 games.

14) BlueJays P David Bush’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO. CG

Bush has a 4.02 ERA/14 RSAA in 24 career games, including a 4.73 ERA/0 RSAA in 8 starts in 2005.

15) Twins P Kyle Lohse’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.61 ERA/0 RSAA and 5.34 ERA/-13 RSAA seasons, Lohse is off to a 5.19 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 6 starts (7 games). He has a 4.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -25 RSAA in 126 games.

16) Braves P Horacio Ramirez took a pounding–4 IP, 8 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.

Ramirez has a 3.75 ERA/14 RSAA in 46 career games, including a 4.69 ERA/-2 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

17) Padres P Adam Eaton’s line–6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.08 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.61 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Eaton is off to a 3.35 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -24 RSAA in 118 games.

18) Brewers P Chris Capuano’s line–8 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

Capuano has a 4.45 ERA/1 RSAA in 35 career games, including a 3.53 ERA/6 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

19) Nationals P Esteban Loaiza (8 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO) combined with Gary Majewski for a shutout against the Brewers.

After 2.90 ERA/39 RSAA and 5.70 ERA/-18 RSAA seasons, Loaiza is off to a 3.08 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.65 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and -4 RSAA in 309 games.


1) Astros P Andy Pettitte took a pounding–5 IP, 11 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Pettitte is off to a 4.11 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 135 RSAA in 307 games. Pettitte was making his 300th career start.

2) Redsox P David Wells took a pounding–1 1/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.

After 4.14 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.73 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 6.75 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.06 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 126 RSAA in 594 games.

3) A’s RF Eric Byrnes had 4 hits, including a 2B.

After 12 RCAA/.792 OPS and 13 RCAA/.814 OPS seasons, Byrnes is hitting .452 SLG, .333 OBA, .785 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 31 games. He has a .796 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 25 RCAA in 414 games.

4) Mariners P Jamie Moyer took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.27 ERA/27 RSAA and 5.21 ERA/-22 RSAA seasons, Moyer is off to a 6.11 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.45, and 79 RSAA in 515 games.

5) Giants 3B Pedro Feliz had 3 hits, including a HR.

After -6 RCAA/.793 OPS and -11 RCAA/.790 OPS seasons, Feliz is hitting .507 SLG, .357 OBA, .864 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 38 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -32 RCAA in 446 games.

6) Giants P Brad Hennessey’s line–6 2/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

Hennessey has a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in 10 career games, including a 3.66 ERA/2 RSAA in 3 starts in 2005.

7) Rockies P Shawn Chacon’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.60 ERA/3 RSAA and 7.11 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Chacon is off to a 3.16 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 5.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and -5 RSAA in 144 games.

8) Diamondbacks 3B Troy Glaus had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 8 RCAA/.807 OPS and 9 RCAA/.930 OPS seasons, Glaus is hitting .639 SLG, .381 OBA, 1.020 OPS, 16 RCAA in his first 38 games. He has a .862 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 105 RCAA in 865 games.

9) Astros 2B Craig Biggio had 3 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After 1 RCAA/.763 OPS and 8 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Biggio is hitting .579 SLG, .375 OBA, .954 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 38 games. He has a .810 career OPS, compared to his league average of .756, and 357 RCAA in 2447 games.

10) Marlins P Josh Beckett’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 5 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.04 ERA/15 RSAA and 3.79 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Beckett is off to a 2.47 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.38 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 36 RSAA in 86 games.

11) Dodgers P Jeff Weaver took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.

After 5.99 ERA/-29 RSAA and 4.01 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Weaver is off to a 5.59 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -12 RSAA in 205 games.

12) Reds 1B Sean Casey had 5 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After -2 RCAA/.915 OPS and 40 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Casey is hitting .406 SLG, .339 OBA, .746 OPS, -4 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .835 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 85 RCAA in 983 games.

13) Mets C Mike Piazza had 4 hits, including a 2B.

After 7 RCAA/.860 OPS and 4 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Piazza is hitting .455 SLG, .301 OBA, .755 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 36 games. He has a .943 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 435 RCAA in 1626 games.

14) Reds P Eric Milton took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 7.16 ERA/-17 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.85 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and -19 RSAA in 209 games.

15) Mets P Tom Glavine’s line–6 IP, 9 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.52 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.60 ERA/16 RSAA seasons, Glavine is off to a 5.44 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.46 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.09, and 288 RSAA in 579 games.

16) Cardinals 2B Mark Grudzielanek reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

After 6 RCAA/.782 OPS and -2 RCAA/.779 OPS seasons, Grudzielanek is hitting .545 SLG, .401 OBA, .946 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .725 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -65 RCAA in 1334 games.

17) Phillies P Jon Lieber took a pounding–4 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.70 ERA/5 RSAA and 4.33 ERA/2 RSAA seasons (2002 & 2004), Lieber is off to a 4.01 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 27 RSAA in 308 games.

18) Pirates SS Jack Wilson reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 3B), 1 BB.

After -27 RCAA/.656 OPS and 6 RCAA/.794 OPS seasons, Wilson is off to a .281 SLG, .236 OBA, .518 OPS, -13 RCAA start in his first 35 games. He has a .665 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -97 RCAA in 597 games.

19) Cubs P Glendon Rusch’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 6 BB, 7 SO.

After 6.42 ERA/-28 RSAA and 3.47 ERA/16 RSAA seasons, Rusch is off to a 2.90 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 14 games (3 starts). He has a 4.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and -62 RSAA in 239 games.

20) Pirates P Kip Wells’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.28 ERA/21 RSAA and 4.55 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 4.06 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 22 RSAA in 164 games.


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