Around the Majors: Bad injury for Prior

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Twins 7, BlueJays 2
Tigers 4, Orioles 3
Yankees 6, Redsox 3
Indians 4, A’s 1
Devil Rays 5, Whitesox 4
Rangers 6, Whitesox 2
Angels 9, Royals 8 (10)

NL
Cubs 10, Rockies 3
Mets 1, Marlin 0
Reds 6, Pirates 5
Brewers 3, Astros 0
Phillies 5, Braves 1
Cardinals 6, Nationals 3
Dodgers 7, Diamondbacks 4
Padres 9, Giants 3

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          30   17  .638   -     17-12  13-5   16-06 09-07 04-02 LOST 1
Yankees          27   21  .563   3 1/2 16-11  11-10  10-14 03-00 12-06 WON  5
BlueJays         26   22  .542   4 1/2 13-11  13-11  15-10 05-08 04-03 LOST 1
Redsox           25   22  .532   5     13-6   12-16  11-14 03-01 09-06 LOST 4
Devil Rays       19   30  .388  12     16-12   3-18  08-16 04-09 07-02 WON  4

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         33   16  .673   -     15-6   18-10  06-04 18-04 07-07 LOST 2
Twins            28   19  .596   4     14-9   14-10  07-03 14-11 05-04 WON  2
Indians          22   25  .468  10      9-13  13-12  02-01 11-15 07-08 WON  1
Tigers           21   25  .457  10 1/2 10-13  11-12  05-08 10-11 05-04 WON  1
Royals           13   35  .271  19 1/2  7-17   6-18  05-08 05-17 02-08 LOST 4

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           28   20  .583   -     13-11  15-9   02-01 13-12 11-06 WON  2
Rangers          28   20  .583   -     16-12  12-8   06-06 10-06 09-08 WON  7
Mariners         18   29  .383   9 1/2  9-14   9-15  04-12 06-06 06-10 LOST 4
A's              17   30  .362  10 1/2  9-12   8-18  07-17 02-02 07-09 LOST 6

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          26   19  .578   -     17-11   9-8   14-12 04-02 05-05 LOST 3
Braves           27   20  .574   -     16-6   11-14  16-10 07-02 03-06 LOST 1
Mets             25   24  .510   3     16-9    9-15  14-14 10-08 00-00 WON  2
Nationals        24   24  .500   3 1/2 12-8   12-16  10-12 05-06 08-04 LOST 4
Phillies         23   26  .469   5     10-10  13-16  11-17 09-07 01-01 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        31   16  .660   -     16-9   15-7   06-07 19-04 04-04 WON  4
Brewers          24   23  .511   7     15-9    9-14  04-06 14-12 05-03 WON  4
Cubs             22   24  .478   8 1/2 13-12   9-12  04-05 14-12 03-05 WON  1
Pirates          20   26  .435  10 1/2  7-13  13-13  00-00 11-18 09-08 LOST 1
Reds             19   29  .396  12 1/2 14-13   5-16  09-07 07-16 02-04 WON  1
Astros           16   31  .340  15     13-9    3-22  02-10 11-14 03-04 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           29   19  .604   -     16-4   13-15  06-00 09-05 13-12 WON  2
Diamondbacks     28   21  .571   1 1/2 15-11  13-10  02-04 05-05 19-11 LOST 2
Dodgers          25   22  .532   3 1/2 12-11  13-11  03-06 05-04 16-10 WON  2
Giants           23   24  .489   5 1/2 14-13   9-11  01-02 07-06 13-15 LOST 2
Rockies          14   32  .304  14     10-11   4-21  04-05 02-06 08-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Redsox (Matt Clement, 3.34) at Yankees (Carl Pavano, 3.69), 1:20
Whitesox (Jon Garland, 2.57) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park, 4.61), 4:05
Twins (Kyle Lohse, 4.71) at BlueJays (David Bush, 4.99), 4:07
Tigers (Jason Johnson, 3.55) at Orioles (Hayden Penn), 4:35
Mariners (Aaron Sele, 4.62) at Devil Rays (Casey Fossum, 4.11), 6:15
A’s (Kirk Saarloos, 4.47) at Indians (Scott Elarton, 6.17), 7:05
Royals (Ryan Jensen, 3.60) at Angels (Kelvim Escobar, 3.91), 10:05

NL
Rockies (Byung Hyun Kim, 6.75) at Cubs (Glendon Rusch, 2.54), 1:05
Phillies (Jon Lieber, 4.20) at Braves (Horacio Ramirez, 4.75), 1:20
Padres (Tim Stauffer, 4.34) at Giants (Noah Lowry, 5.75), 4:05
Mets (Kazuhisa Ishii, 5.59) at Marlins (Dontrelle Willis, 1.55), 6:05
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez, 6.35) at Brewers (Ben Sheets, 3.95), 7:05
Pirates (David Williams, 3.83) at Reds (Eric Milton, 6.32), 7:10
Nationals (Esteban Loaiza, 3.53) at Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 4.38), 7:15
Dodgers (Derek Thompson) at Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez, 3.49), 9:40

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alfonso Soriano–#13 & #14
Derrek Lee–#13 & #14
Adam Dunn–#14
Paul Konerko–#13
Mark Teixeira–#12
Jason Varitek–#10
Corey Patterson–#10
Jeff Kent–#9
Gary Sheffield–#8
Jim Edmonds–#8
Brian Giles–#7
Shannon Stewart–#7
Dmitri Young–#7
Ron Belliard–#7
Michael Young–#6
Preston Wilson–#6
Josh Phelps–#5
Craig Monroe–#5
Jose Cruz Jr.–#5
Tony Clark–#5
Neifi Perez–#5
John Buck–#4
Rob Mackowiak–#4
Olmedo Saenz–#4
Dallas McPherson–#3
Jim Thome–#2
Juan Castro–#2
Robinson Cano–#2
Javier Valentin–#1
Ray Durham–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
2) Alfonso Soriano–14**
3) Paul Konerko–13*
T4) Tino Martinez–12
T4) Richie Sexson–12
T4) Miguel Tejada–12
T4) Mark Teixeira–12*
T8) Manny Ramirez–11
T8) Brian Roberts–11
T10) David Ortiz–10
T10) Richard Hidalgo–10
T10) Melvin Mora–10
T10) Jason Varitek–10*

NL
T1) Adam Dunn–14*
T1) Derrek Lee–14**
3) Troy Glaus–13
T4) Bobby Abreu–12
T4) Cliff Floyd–12
T6) Albert Pujols–11
T6) Andruw Jones–11
T6) Carlos Lee–11
T9) Milton Bradley–10
T9) Reggie Sanders–10
T9) Jason Bay–10
T9) Jose Guillen–10
T9) Ryan Klesko–10
T9) Corey Patterson–10*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Jeff Kent passed Edgar Martinez, stayed ahead of Jim Edmonds and tied Jay Buhner for 94th place on the all time HR list, with 310.

7) Jim Edmonds tied Edgar Martinez for 96th place on the all time HR list, with 309. Edmonds reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H (2 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB.

After 42 RCAA/1.002 OPS and 73 RCAA/1.061 OPS seasons, Edmonds is hitting .545 SLG, .409 OBA, .955 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 44 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 366 RCAA in 1489 games.

8) Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano hit 2 HR and had 3 hits.

After 32 RCAA/.863 OPS and 0 RCAA/.807 OPS seasons, Soriano is hitting .561 SLG, .303 OBA, .863 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .823 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 57 RCAA in 693 games.

9) Cubs 1B Derrek Lee hit 2 HR and reached base safely all 5 times up (3 H, 2 BB).

After 35 RCAA/.888 OPS and 13 RCAA/.860 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .685 SLG, .448 OBA, 1.133 OPS, 31 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 107 RCAA in 1073 games.


1) Cubs P Mark Prior had to leave yesterday’s game, after being hit in the elbow by a line drive. X-rays were negative, but, according to ESPN, a MRI showed a fracture.

According to the Chicago Tribune, an unnamed source says the preliminary diagnosis is it will take 3-4 weeks for the break to heal, then another month of rehab, with there being a chance he could be out for the rest of the season.

After 2.43 ERA/42 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Prior is off to a 2.93 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and 68 RSAA in 79 games.

2) The A’s placed DH Erubiel Durazo on the 15 day DL and called up 1B Dan Johnson.

After 18 RCAA/.804 and 38 RCAA/.919 OPS seasons, Durazo is off to a .368 SLG, .305 OBA, .674 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .868 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 101 RCAA in 624 games.

3) The Dodgers placed C Paul Bako on the 15 day DL, sent P Buddy Carlyle to the minors, called up C Dioner Navarro and will call up P Derek Thompson.

After -8 RCAA/.641 OPS and -13 RCAA/.571 OPS seasons, Bako is hitting .300 SLG, .362 OBA, .662 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .643 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -72 RCAA in 530 games.

Carlyle has a 7.41 ERA/-20 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 8.36 ERA/-7 RSAA in 10 games in 2005, which is his first time in the majors since 2000.

Bako has a mild sprain of his left anterior cruciate ligament.

Thompson will make his major league debut by starting today.

4) Rockies P Shawn Chacon will miss his start today, due to a sprained ankle.

After 4.60 ERA/3 RSAA and 7.11 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Chacon is off to a 3.28 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 5.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -5 RSAA in 145 games.

5) The Angels sent P Ervin Santana to the minors and will activate P Kelvim Escobar from the DL.

Santana has a 4.15 ERA/0 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

After 4.29 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.93 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Escobar is off to a 3.91 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.44 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 37 RSAA in 338 games.

6) The Mets designated OF Eric Valent for assignment and will call up OF Victor Diaz.

After a 0 RCAA/.818 OPS rookie season, Valent is off to a .256 SLG, .300 OBA, .556 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .696 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -16 RCAA in 205 games.

Diaz has 4 RCAA/.925 OPS in 43 career games, including a .541 SLG, .423 OBA, .964 OPS, 5 RCAA in 28 games in 2005.

7) The Brewers activated P Ben Sheets from the DL and sent P Mike Adams to the minors.

After 4.45 ERA/-1 RSAA and 2.70 ERA/45 RSAA seasons, Sheets is off to a 3.95 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 35 RSAA in 131 games.

After starting his career with a 3.40 ERA/6 RSAA in 2004, Adams is off to a 2.70 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 13 games. He has a 3.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 9 RSAA in 59 games.

8) Twins C Joe Mauer has been out of the lineup for the past 3 games, due to a tight right groin.

Mauer has 17 RCAA/.882 OPS in 72 career games, including a .439 SLG, .396 OBA, .835 OPS, 8 RCAA in 37 games in 2005.

9) Devil Rays OF Chris Singleton became a free agent when he refused an assignment to the minors.

Singleton had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment last week.

10) The Whitesox sent P Brandon McCarthy to the minors.

Whitesox P Brandon McCarthy took a pounding yesterday–5 IP, 6 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO. He has a 6.97 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

11) Astros P Roy Oswalt had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a back injury. Oswalt’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After 2.97 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.49 ERA/22 RSAA seasons, Oswalt is off to a 3.23 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 115 RSAA in 131 games.

12) According to the Toronto Sun, the Nationals and Rangers have had trade talks regarding BlueJays CF Vernon Wells.

After 32 RCAA/.909 OPS and -1 RCAA/.809 OPS seasons, Wells is off to a .392 SLG, .276 OBA, .669 OPS, -10 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .807 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 12 RCAA in 558 games.

13) Indians P Bob Wickman had to leave yesterday’s game, due to back spasms, and is expected to be unavailable today.

After 4.46 ERA/0 RSAA and 4.25 ERA/1 RSAA seasons (2002 & ’04), Wickman is off to a 3.50 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 19 games. He has a 3.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 79 RSAA in 676 games.

14) Pirates C David Ross eventually had to leave yesterday’s game, after colliding with Reds 1B Adam Dunn, and will X-rays on his knee.

Ross has -11 RCAA/.697 OPS in 145 career games, including a .411 SLG, .250 OBA, .661 OPS, -5 RCAA in 27 games in 2005. He has a .695 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -12 RCAA in 145 games.

15) Orioles 1B Rafael Palmeiro had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 18 RCAA/.867 OPS and 2 RCAA/.796 OPS seasons, Palmeiro is off to a .444 SLG, .364 OBA, .808 OPS, 3 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .888 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and 567 RCAA in 2768 games.

16) Tigers P Nate Robertson’s line–7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

Robertson has a 4.84 ERA/-17 RSAA in 57 career games, including a 3.04 ERA/6 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

17) A’s P Barry Zito’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 7 SO.

After 3.30 ERA/24 RSAA and 4.48 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Zito is off to a 4.85 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.51 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 111 RSAA in 164 games.

18) Indians P Cliff Lee’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

After a 5.43 ERA/-18 RSAA in his first full season, Lee has a 3.32 ERA/5 RSAA in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -7 RSAA in 54 games.

19) Royals CF David DeJesus had 3 hits, including a 3B.

After a -1 RCAA/.763 OPS rookie season, DeJesus is off to a .394 SLG, .335 OBA, .729 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 43 games. DeJesus has a .756 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -1 RCAA in 151 games.

20) Royals P D.J. Carrasco’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

After starting his career with 4.82 ERA/3 RSAA and 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Carrasco has a 4.08 ERA/0 RSAA in 3 starts. He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 1 RSAA in 83 games.


1) Cubs P Mark Prior had to leave yesterday’s game, after being hit in the elbow by a line drive. X-rays were negative, but, according to ESPN, a MRI showed a fracture.

According to the Chicago Tribune, an unnamed source says the preliminary diagnosis is it will take 3-4 weeks for the break to heal, then another month of rehab, with there being a chance he could be out for the rest of the season.

After 2.43 ERA/42 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Prior is off to a 2.93 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and 68 RSAA in 79 games.

2) The A’s placed DH Erubiel Durazo on the 15 day DL and called up 1B Dan Johnson.

After 18 RCAA/.804 and 38 RCAA/.919 OPS seasons, Durazo is off to a .368 SLG, .305 OBA, .674 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .868 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 101 RCAA in 624 games.

3) The Dodgers placed C Paul Bako on the 15 day DL, sent P Buddy Carlyle to the minors, called up C Dioner Navarro and will call up P Derek Thompson.

After -8 RCAA/.641 OPS and -13 RCAA/.571 OPS seasons, Bako is hitting .300 SLG, .362 OBA, .662 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 13 games. He has a .643 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -72 RCAA in 530 games.

Carlyle has a 7.41 ERA/-20 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 8.36 ERA/-7 RSAA in 10 games in 2005, which is his first time in the majors since 2000.

Bako has a mild sprain of his left anterior cruciate ligament.

Thompson will make his major league debut by starting today.

4) Rockies P Shawn Chacon will miss his start today, due to a sprained ankle.

After 4.60 ERA/3 RSAA and 7.11 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Chacon is off to a 3.28 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 5.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -5 RSAA in 145 games.

5) The Angels sent P Ervin Santana to the minors and will activate P Kelvim Escobar from the DL.

Santana has a 4.15 ERA/0 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

After 4.29 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.93 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Escobar is off to a 3.91 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.44 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 37 RSAA in 338 games.

6) The Mets designated OF Eric Valent for assignment and will call up OF Victor Diaz.

After a 0 RCAA/.818 OPS rookie season, Valent is off to a .256 SLG, .300 OBA, .556 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .696 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -16 RCAA in 205 games.

Diaz has 4 RCAA/.925 OPS in 43 career games, including a .541 SLG, .423 OBA, .964 OPS, 5 RCAA in 28 games in 2005.

7) The Brewers activated P Ben Sheets from the DL and sent P Mike Adams to the minors.

After 4.45 ERA/-1 RSAA and 2.70 ERA/45 RSAA seasons, Sheets is off to a 3.95 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 35 RSAA in 131 games.

After starting his career with a 3.40 ERA/6 RSAA in 2004, Adams is off to a 2.70 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 13 games. He has a 3.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 9 RSAA in 59 games.

8) Twins C Joe Mauer has been out of the lineup for the past 3 games, due to a tight right groin.

Mauer has 17 RCAA/.882 OPS in 72 career games, including a .439 SLG, .396 OBA, .835 OPS, 8 RCAA in 37 games in 2005.

9) Devil Rays OF Chris Singleton became a free agent when he refused an assignment to the minors.

Singleton had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment last week.

10) The Whitesox sent P Brandon McCarthy to the minors.

Whitesox P Brandon McCarthy took a pounding yesterday–5 IP, 6 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO. He has a 6.97 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

11) Astros P Roy Oswalt had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a back injury. Oswalt’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After 2.97 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.49 ERA/22 RSAA seasons, Oswalt is off to a 3.23 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 115 RSAA in 131 games.

12) According to the Toronto Sun, the Nationals and Rangers have had trade talks regarding BlueJays CF Vernon Wells.

After 32 RCAA/.909 OPS and -1 RCAA/.809 OPS seasons, Wells is off to a .392 SLG, .276 OBA, .669 OPS, -10 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .807 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 12 RCAA in 558 games.

13) Indians P Bob Wickman had to leave yesterday’s game, due to back spasms, and is expected to be unavailable today.

After 4.46 ERA/0 RSAA and 4.25 ERA/1 RSAA seasons (2002 & ’04), Wickman is off to a 3.50 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 19 games. He has a 3.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 79 RSAA in 676 games.

14) Pirates C David Ross eventually had to leave yesterday’s game, after colliding with Reds 1B Adam Dunn, and will X-rays on his knee.

Ross has -11 RCAA/.697 OPS in 145 career games, including a .411 SLG, .250 OBA, .661 OPS, -5 RCAA in 27 games in 2005. He has a .695 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -12 RCAA in 145 games.

15) Orioles 1B Rafael Palmeiro had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 18 RCAA/.867 OPS and 2 RCAA/.796 OPS seasons, Palmeiro is off to a .444 SLG, .364 OBA, .808 OPS, 3 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .888 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and 567 RCAA in 2768 games.

16) Tigers P Nate Robertson’s line–7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

Robertson has a 4.84 ERA/-17 RSAA in 57 career games, including a 3.04 ERA/6 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

17) A’s P Barry Zito’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 7 SO.

After 3.30 ERA/24 RSAA and 4.48 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Zito is off to a 4.85 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.51 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 111 RSAA in 164 games.

18) Indians P Cliff Lee’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

After a 5.43 ERA/-18 RSAA in his first full season, Lee has a 3.32 ERA/5 RSAA in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -7 RSAA in 54 games.

19) Royals CF David DeJesus had 3 hits, including a 3B.

After a -1 RCAA/.763 OPS rookie season, DeJesus is off to a .394 SLG, .335 OBA, .729 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 43 games. DeJesus has a .756 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -1 RCAA in 151 games.

20) Royals P D.J. Carrasco’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

After starting his career with 4.82 ERA/3 RSAA and 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Carrasco has a 4.08 ERA/0 RSAA in 3 starts. He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 1 RSAA in 83 games.


1) Mets P Pedro Martinez (8 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 10 SO) combined with Braden Looper for a shutout against the Marlins.

After 2.22 ERA/53 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Martinez is off to a 2.79 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 2.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and 488 RSAA in 398 games.

2) Redsox SS Edgar Renteria reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

After 33 RCAA/.874 OPS and -12 RCAA/.728 OPS seasons, Renteria is off to a .371 SLG, .319 OBA, .691 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 43 games. He has a .744 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -55 RCAA in 1339 games.

3) Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez reached base safely 4 times–3 BB, 1 HBP.

After 53 RCAA/.995 OPS and 35 RCAA/.888 OPS seasons, Rodriguez is hitting .659 SLG, .432 OBA, 1.091 OPS, 28 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .959 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 463 RCAA in 1478 games.

4) Devil Rays 1B Travis Lee reached base safely 4 times–1 H (3B), 3 BB.

After playing in just 7 games in 2004, Lee is off to a .382 SLG, .366 OBA, .748 OPS, 2 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -24 RCAA in 884 games.

5) Rangers P Chris Young’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

Young has a 3.61 ERA/13 RSAA in 17 career games, including a 2.93 ERA/11 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

6) Twins LF Shannon Stewart had 4 hits (1 HR) and 2B Nick Punto had 3 hits (1 3B).

After 14 RCAA/.823 OPS and 12 RCAA/.827 OPS seasons, Stewart is hitting .423 SLG, .353 OBA, .776 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 109 RCAA in 1059 games.

Punto has -9 RCAA/.661 OPS in 148 career games, including a .417 SLG, .356 OBA, .773 OPS, 1 RCAA in 33 games in 2005.

7) Twins P Johan Santana’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 SO.

After 3.07 ERA/27 RSAA and 2.61 ERA/54 RSAA seasons, Santana is off to a 3.70 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.50 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 91 RSAA in 162 games.

8) BlueJays P Josh Towers took a pounding–6 IP, 14 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

Towers has a 4.84 ERA/-14 RSAA in 74 career games, including a 4.14 ERA/2 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

9) Phillies RF Bobby Abreu reached base safely 4 times–2 H, 2 BB, also a SB.

After 38 RCAA/.877 OPS and 69 RCAA/.971 OPS seasons, Abreu is hitting .598 SLG, .463 OBA, 1.061 OPS, 33 RCAA in his first 49 games. He has a .934 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 375 RCAA in 1216 games.

10) Braves SS Rafael Furcal had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 24 RCAA/.794 OPS and 1 RCAA/.758 OPS seasons, Furcal is off to a .340 SLG, .276 OBA, .616 OPS, -10 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .742 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 0 RCAA in 710 games.

11) Phillies P Cory Lidle’s line–6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After 5.75 ERA/-21 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-19 RSAA seasons, Lidle is off to a 3.50 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.46 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46, and 2 RSAA in 225 games.

12) Rockies P Joe Kennedy took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 5 BB, 3 SO.

After 6.13 ERA/-24 RSAA and 3.66 ERA/27 RSAA seasons, Kennedy is off to a 6.45 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.77 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.43, and -4 RSAA in 118 games.

13) Pirates LF Jason Bay and SS Freddy Sanchez both had 3 hits, with a 2B apiece.

After a 18 RCAA/.907 OPS rookie season, Bay is hitting .560 SLG, .360 OBA, .920 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .917 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 39 RCAA in 196 games.

Sanchez has -4 RCAA/.626 OPS in 75 career games, including a .435 SLG, .355 OBA, .790 OPS, 2 RCAA in 34 games in 2005.

14) Pirates P Josh Fogg took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.26 ERA/-16 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Fogg is off to a 4.42 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.62 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -24 RSAA in 111 games. Fogg was making his 100th career start.

15) Marlins P Brian Moehler’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

Moehler has a 4.43 ERA/24 RSAA in 155 career games, including a 1.97 ERA/12 RSAA in 11 games (7 starts) in 2005.

16) Brewers P Doug Davis (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 5 BB, 7 SO) combined with Jorge De La Rosa and Derrek Turnbow for a shutout against the Astros.

After 4.03 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.39 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Davis is off to a 3.89 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.31 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46, and 25 RSAA in 138 games.

17) Padres RF Brian Giles (2 2B, 1 HR), 1B Phil Nevin (1 2B) and SS Khalil Greene (1 2B) all had 3 hits.

After 45 RCAA/.941 OPS and 30 RCAA/.849 OPS seasons, Giles is hitting .541 SLG, .410 OBA, .951 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .960 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 390 RCAA in 1249 games.

After 5 RCAA/.825 OPS and 23 RCAA/.859 OPS seasons, Nevin is off to a .422 SLG, .294 OBA, .716 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .831 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 99 RCAA in 1033 games.

After a 9 RCAA/.795 OPS rookie season, Greene is off to a .440 SLG, .330 OBA, .770 OPS, 1 RCAA start in his first 25 games. He has a .779 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 6 RCAA in 184 games.

18) Padres P Brian Lawrence’s line–9 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/-7 RSAA and 4.12 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Lawrence is off to a 5.11 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.01 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -9 RSAA in 139 games.

19) Nationals P Tony Armas took a pounding–5 IP, 5 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 2 SO.

After pitching in just 21 games in 2003-04, Armas has a 6.20 ERA/-6 RSAA in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 11 RSAA in 106 games.

20) Cardinals P Matt Morris’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 0 BB, 8 SO.

After 3.76 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.72 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Morris is off to a 3.38 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 86 RSAA in 214 games.


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