Around the Majors: Astros win the series

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Astros 7, Braves 6 (18) (Astros win the series, 3-1)
Yankees 3, Angels 2 (series tied, 2-2)

2) Today’s schedule–

Yankees (Mike Mussina, 4.41, 1 RSAA) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 3.48, 17 RSAA), 8:05

3) ASTROS 7, BRAVES 6

                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18  R   H  E
                - - - - - - - - - -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --  -  --  -
Braves          0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  6  13  0
Astros          0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  0  1  7  10  1

* Braves LF Ryan Langerhans reached base safely 5 times (2 H (1 2B), 2 BB, 1 HBP), 3B Chipper Jones reached base safely 4 times (1 H (2B), 3 BB) and SS Rafael Furcal was 0 for 6 (2 BB).

LANGERHANS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   22    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    1  Braves       
2003   23   -1  .267  .267  .533  .188   2.25  .267   0    0    0   16  Braves       
2005   25    1  .348  .426  .774  .513   5.44  .267   8   42    0  128  Braves       
CAR          0  .344  .418  .762  .499   5.28  .266   8   42    0  145 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268  10   43    5 
POS AVG      6  .349  .455  .804  .554   5.71  .269  14   50    6 

JONES
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   31   43  .402  .517  .920  .698   7.89  .305  27  106    2  153  Braves       
2004   32   11  .362  .485  .847  .563   6.03  .248  30   96    2  137  Braves       
2005   33   33  .412  .556  .968  .713   8.69  .296  21   72    5  109  Braves       
CAR        462  .401  .538  .939  .685   8.03  .303 331 1111  123 1651 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .773  .500   5.21  .270 183  767  115 
POS AVG     41  .347  .447  .795  .517   5.47  .272 211  857   68 

FURCAL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   24  .352  .443  .794  .609   6.36  .292  15   61   25  156  Braves       
2004   25    1  .344  .414  .758  .507   5.32  .279  14   59   29  143  Braves       
2005   26    5  .348  .429  .777  .526   5.61  .284  12   58   46  154  Braves       
CAR         15  .348  .409  .756  .512   5.38  .284  57  292  189  817 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .774  .500   5.20  .269 105  426   54 
POS AVG    -93  .318  .384  .702  .401   4.21  .262  57  322   75 

* Astros 2B Craig Biggio was 0 for 7 (1 BB, 1 SB) and 3B Morgan Ensberg was 0 for 6 (1 BB).

BIGGIO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   37    1  .350  .412  .763  .504   5.40  .264  15   62    8  153  Astros       
2004   38    8  .337  .469  .806  .536   5.72  .281  24   63    7  156  Astros       
2005   39    8  .325  .468  .792  .543   5.44  .264  26   69   11  155  Astros       
CAR        354  .370  .437  .807  .601   6.17  .285 260 1063  407 2564 
LG AVG       0  .338  .419  .757  .500   4.98  .268 279 1229  207 
POS AVG   -104  .333  .392  .726  .459   4.62  .265 202 1037  232 

ENSBERG
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   20  .377  .530  .907  .635   7.24  .291  25   60    7  127  Astros       
2004   28  -12  .330  .411  .742  .404   4.28  .275  10   66    6  131  Astros       
2005   29   39  .388  .557  .945  .687   7.61  .283  36  101    6  150  Astros       
CAR         43  .365  .493  .858  .583   6.22  .279  74  246   21  461 
LG AVG       0  .340  .431  .771  .500   5.14  .269  47  191   23 
POS AVG     -8  .334  .429  .763  .483   4.96  .266  48  202   15 

* Braves P Tim Hudson’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27   41   2.70   34  34  240    162  6.08 10.05  16   7   0  16   7  A's          
2004 28   24   3.53   27  27  188.2  103  4.91 11.93  12   6   0  11   7  A's          
2005 29   19   3.52   29  29  192    115  5.39 12.56  14   9   0  14   9  Braves       
CAREER   188   3.33  212 212 1432.2 1014  6.37 11.50 106  48   0  98  56 
LG AVG     0   4.57          1432.2 1008  6.33 13.10  80  81 

* Astros P Brandon Backe took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   -5   5.44   28   0   44.2   36  7.25 13.50   1   1   0   1   1  Devil Rays   
2004 26    0   4.30   33   9   67     54  7.25 13.84   5   3   0   4   4  Astros       
2005 27  -11   4.76   26  25  149.1   97  5.85 13.38  10   8   0   8  10  Astros       
CAREER   -20   4.86   96  34  274    193  6.34 13.66  16  12   0  13  15 
LG AVG     0   4.31           274    199  6.52 12.80  15  15 

4) YANKEES 3, ANGELS 2

                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
                - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Angels          0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0   2   4  0
Yankees         0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 X   3   4  1

* Yankees P Shawn Chacon’s line–6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    3   4.60   23  23  137     93  6.11 12.74  11   8   0  10   9  Rockies      
2004 26  -14   7.11   66   0   63.1   52  7.39 18.19   1   9  35   4   6  Rockies      
2005 27   20   3.44   27  24  151.2   79  4.69 12.76   8  10   0  12   6  Rockies/Yankees
CAREER     5   4.90  164  95  631.1  425  6.06 13.97  31  48  35  41  38 
LG AVG     0   4.28           631.1  470  6.70 12.73  35  35 

5) Yesterday’s HR–

Adam LaRoche
Brian McCann
Lance Berkman
Brad Ausmus
Chris Burke

6) Angels P Jarrod Washburn was scratched from yesterday’s start, due to a high fever and throat infection.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28   -5   4.43   32  32  207.1  118  5.12 11.72  10  15   0  12  13  Angels       
2004 29   -1   4.64   25  25  149.1   86  5.18 12.23  11   8   0   9  10  Angels       
2005 30   19   3.20   29  29  177.1   94  4.77 12.33   8   8   0  10   6  Angels       
CAREER    71   3.93  193 183 1153.1  699  5.45 11.77  75  57   0  73  59 
LG AVG     0   4.55          1153.1  805  6.28 13.00  65  65 

7) Scott Spiezio was arrested on assault charges.

The Mariners had released him in August.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30    6  .326  .453  .779  .537   5.04  .265  16   83    6  158  Angels       
2004   31  -15  .288  .346  .634  .350   3.38  .215  10   41    4  112  Mariners     
2005   32   -7  .137  .149  .286  .022   0.60  .064   1    1    0   29  Mariners     
CAR        -41  .324  .414  .739  .457   4.60  .253 102  466   32 1073 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.13  .270 112  475   63 
POS AVG     47  .353  .444  .797  .536   5.61  .274 121  493   56 

8) The A’s will interview coaches Bob Geren (bullpen) and Ron Washington (3B) for their managerial job.

9) Today’s birthdays–

WALLY BERGER, 1905-88
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1931   25   38  .380  .512  .892  .670   7.33  .323  19   84   13  156  Braves       
1933   27   56  .365  .566  .932  .779   8.22  .313  27  106    2  137  Braves       
1934   28   46  .352  .546  .899  .710   7.19  .298  34  121    2  150  Braves       
CAR        297  .359  .522  .881  .661   7.00  .300 242  898   36 1350 
LG AVG       0  .344  .407  .751  .500   5.16  .286  78  636   52 
POS AVG     52  .348  .428  .777  .531   5.55  .292  95  649   65 

PAT BURRELL, 1976, AGE: 29
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26  -15  .309  .404  .713  .403   3.94  .209  21   64    0  146  Phillies     
2004   27    9  .365  .455  .821  .556   5.96  .257  24   84    2  127  Phillies     
2005   28   28  .389  .504  .892  .626   7.25  .281  32  117    0  154  Phillies     
CAR         77  .358  .476  .834  .569   6.02  .258 159  549    5  850 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .775  .500   5.21  .269 100  408   52 
POS AVG     90  .363  .475  .838  .580   6.25  .275 135  479   47 

SHORTY FULLER, 1867-1904
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1889   21  -39  .303  .284  .587  .306   4.49  .226   0   51   38  140  Cardinals    
1891   23  -49  .301  .276  .578  .287   4.36  .217   2   63   42  137  Cardinals    
1895   27  -37  .323  .262  .585  .286   3.88  .225   0   32   15  126  Giants       
CAR       -217  .323  .290  .613  .349   4.88  .236   6  310  260  964 
LG AVG       0  .349  .372  .721  .500   6.59  .275  31  477  239 
POS AVG    -85  .334  .346  .680  .445   5.83  .261  23  432  234 

MIKE HOLTZ, 1972, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
CAREER     1   4.68  350   0  238.1  221  8.35 14.46  16  19   3  19  16 
LG AVG     0   4.66           238.1  169  6.38 13.33  13  13 

BILL KILLEFER, 1887-1960
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1910   22  -21  .184  .155  .339  .062   0.88  .124   0    7    0   74  Browns
1912   24  -24  .241  .280  .521  .188   2.22  .224   1   21    6   85  Phillies     
1913   25  -26  .255  .300  .555  .238   2.58  .244   0   24    2  120  Phillies     
CAR       -146  .273  .283  .555  .312   2.72  .238   4  240   39 1035 
LG AVG       0  .325  .351  .676  .500   4.16  .264  20  328  113 
POS AVG    -70  .301  .314  .615  .416   3.43  .245  12  299   57 

NOAH LOWRY, 1980, AGE: 25
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 22    3   0.00    4   0    6.1    5  7.11  5.68   0   0   0   0   0  Giants       
2004 23    6   3.82   16  14   92     72  7.04 11.64   6   0   0   3   3  Giants       
2005 24    9   3.78   33  33  204.2  172  7.56 12.14  13  13   0  14  12  Giants       
CAREER    18   3.71   53  47  303    249  7.40 11.85  19  13   0  17  15 
LG AVG     0   4.26           303    223  6.62 12.78  17  17 

RAMON MARTINEZ, 1972, AGE: 33
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   30   -8  .333  .375  .709  .411   4.17  .283   3   34    0  108  Cubs         
2004   31  -15  .313  .346  .659  .321   3.69  .246   3   30    1  102  Cubs         
2005   32   -5  .309  .330  .639  .339   3.56  .277   1   14    0   52  Tigers/Phillies
CAR        -36  .329  .383  .712  .425   4.30  .269  27  184    8  630 
LG AVG       0  .342  .436  .778  .500   5.26  .270  55  220   29 
POS AVG    -23  .333  .411  .744  .453   4.78  .269  40  191   30 

ROGER METZGER, 1947, age: 58
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1972   24  -37  .288  .259  .547  .267   2.66  .222   2   38   23  153  Astros       
1974   26  -22  .297  .320  .617  .341   3.04  .253   0   30    9  143  Astros       
1975   27  -21  .289  .296  .584  .308   2.79  .227   2   26    4  127  Astros       
CAR       -169  .291  .293  .584  .328   2.87  .231   5  254   83 1219 
LG AVG       0  .331  .385  .715  .500   4.42  .262  96  505   85 
POS AVG   -160  .301  .312  .613  .348   3.19  .244  23  323  106 

PLACIDO POLANCO, 1975, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    8  .352  .447  .799  .552   5.47  .289  14   63   14  122  Phillies     
2004   28    0  .345  .441  .786  .501   5.29  .298  17   55    7  126  Phillies     
2005   29   20  .383  .447  .830  .614   6.45  .331   9   56    4  129  Phillies/Tigers
CAR        -11  .346  .415  .761  .485   4.98  .300  59  330   49  919 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.21  .269 105  428   56 
POS AVG    -25  .338  .417  .755  .472   4.94  .272  84  386   58 

JOHN STONE, 1905-55
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1931   25   15  .388  .464  .852  .571   6.71  .327  10   76   13  147  Tigers       
1932   26   15  .361  .486  .847  .569   6.67  .297  17  108    2  145  Tigers       
1936   30   39  .421  .545  .965  .696   9.56  .341  15   90    8  123  Senators     
1937   31   30  .403  .480  .883  .640   7.70  .330   6   88    6  139  Senators
CAR        118  .376  .468  .843  .571   6.68  .310  77  707   45 1199 
LG AVG       0  .360  .421  .780  .500   5.68  .289  73  618   60 
POS AVG     61  .365  .449  .814  .538   6.18  .300  91  687   66 

GENE TENACE, 1946, AGE: 59
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1973   26   37  .387  .443  .830  .714   6.09  .259  24   84    2  160  A's          
1975   28   42  .395  .464  .859  .732   6.78  .255  29   87    7  158  A's          
1977   30   29  .415  .410  .824  .680   6.58  .233  15   61    5  147  Padres       
1979   32   29  .403  .445  .848  .668   6.66  .263  20   67    2  151  Padres       
CAR        259  .388  .429  .817  .670   6.05  .241 201  674   36 1555 
LG AVG       0  .328  .383  .711  .500   4.33  .261  97  512   97 
POS AVG     15  .334  .389  .723  .506   4.45  .256 118  574   38 
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