Around the Majors: Bonds BB feats

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Tigers 4, Devil Rays 2
Orioles 3, Yankees 1
A’s 7, BlueJays 4
Angels 10, Indians 5
Redsox 2, Rangers 0
Twins 2, Royals 0
Whitesox 7, Mariners 5

NL
Braves 7, Expos 1
Phillies 8, Mets 1
Cardinals 3, Dodgers 0
Astros 8, Pirates 6
Brewers 11, Reds 4
Padres 7, Rockies 6
Giants 18, Diamondbacks 7
Cubs at Marlins–PPD

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          83   51  .619   -     45-20  38-31  36-18 15-11 22-14 LOST 1
Redsox           80   53  .602   2 1/2 48-21  32-32  36-20 19-13 16-11 WON  10
Orioles          62   71  .466  20 1/2 29-35  33-36  27-29 15-12 15-17 WON  5
Devil Rays       59   75  .440  24     36-34  23-41  21-38 13-12 10-22 LOST 7
d--BlueJays      56   79  .415  27 1/2 34-36  22-43  21-36 13-19 14-14 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            76   58  .567   -     42-28  34-30  16-11 33-24 16-16 WON  4
Whitesox         66   67  .496   9 1/2 37-32  29-35  16-16 29-27 13-14 WON  1
Indians          67   69  .493  10     40-29  27-40  17-15 26-31 14-15 LOST 3
Tigers           62   72  .463  14     32-32  30-40  10-14 28-28 15-21 WON  1
Royals           47   86  .353  28 1/2 30-37  17-49  08-19 25-31 08-24 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              80   54  .597   -     45-19  35-35  22-16 25-15 23-15 WON  2
Angels           76   58  .567   4     38-28  38-30  24-16 24-14 21-17 WON  1
Rangers          73   60  .549   6 1/2 42-22  31-38  21-17 22-17 20-18 LOST 5
e--Mariners      51   83  .381  29     32-34  19-49  11-28 19-20 12-26 LOST 3

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           79   54  .594   -     39-26  40-28  37-16 15-15 19-13 WON  4
Marlins          70   62  .530   8 1/2 35-29  35-33  33-19 12-18 18-14 WON  7
Phillies         66   68  .493  13 1/2 34-35  32-33  22-32 15-15 20-12 WON  1
Mets             60   74  .448  19 1/2 32-35  28-39  21-33 12-18 17-15 LOST 7
Expos            56   78  .418  23 1/2 32-37  24-41  19-32 15-18 15-17 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        90   44  .672   -     46-23  44-21  19-11 48-28 12-04 WON  7
Cubs             73   60  .549  16 1/2 37-28  36-32  10-05 40-36 15-15 WON  1
Astros           71   63  .530  19     34-33  37-30  16-14 38-30 10-14 WON  7
Reds             62   71  .466  27 1/2 34-33  28-38  14-10 28-39 15-15 LOST 4
Pirates          62   72  .463  28     32-32  30-40  14-10 30-38 16-14 LOST 2
d--Brewers       58   75  .436  31 1/2 33-36  25-39  11-19 27-40 12-12 WON  2

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          78   56  .582   -     39-25  39-31  14-18 20-11 34-19 LOST 1
Giants           74   63  .540   5 1/2 40-31  34-32  19-13 15-15 29-28 WON  1
Padres           72   62  .537   6     34-33  38-29  18-14 17-16 29-22 WON  1
Rockies          57   77  .425  21     31-35  26-42  11-21 10-20 28-26 LOST 1
e--Diamondbacks  42   93  .311  36 1/2 21-47  21-46  09-23 12-18 15-40 LOST 2

d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL                 W         L        PCT       GB
Redsox            80        53        .602       -
Angels            76        58        .567      4 1/2
Rangers           73        60        .549      7

NL                 W         L        PCT       GB
Cubs              73        60        .549       -
Giants            74        63        .540      1 
Padres            72        62        .537      1 1/2
Marlins           70        62        .530      2 1/2
Astros            71        63        .530      2 1/2
Phillies          66        68        .493      7 1/2

4) The BlueJays were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title.

5) The Mariners were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

6) The Royals will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title and from the postseason if they lose to the Twins.

7) The Pirates will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they lose to the Astros or the Cardinals beat the Dodgers.

8) The Whitesox passed the Indians into 2nd place in the AL Central.

9) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 27
AL Central–Twins, 20
AL West–A’s, 26
AL wild card–Redsox, 25

NL East–Braves, 22
NL Central–Cardinals, 13
NL West–Dodgers, 22
NL wild card–Cubs, 26

10) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 3 game lead over the A’s for the #1 seed. The A’s have a 4 game lead over the Twins for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 10 1/2 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves have a 1 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers for the #2 seed.

11) Today’s schedule–

AL
Royals (Mike Wood, 6.07) at Twins (Carlos Silva, 4.62), 12:10
Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.65) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 5.43), 1:05
Rangers (Chris Young, 5.40) at Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 4.38), 1:20
A’s (Mark Mulder, 3.79) at BlueJays (Miguel Batista, 4.46), 4:05
Mariners (Ryan Franklin, 5.05) at Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 4.13), 7:05
Angels (Jarrod Washburn, 4.83) at Indians (Jason Davis, 6.00), 7:05
Tigers at Devil Rays–already PPD

NL
Diamondbacks (Stephen Randolph, 4.72) at Giants (Noah Lowry, 4.17), 4:05
Reds (Josh Hancock, 4.98) at Brewers (Mark Hendrickson, 7.66), 7:05
Braves (Russ Ortiz, 3.86) at Expos (John Patterson, 4.64), 7:05
Pirates (Josh Fogg, 4.71) at Astros (Carlos Hernandez, 5.56), 7:05
Dodgers (Kazuhisa Ishii, 4.58) at Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.59), 7:15
Rockies (Shawn Estes, 6.05) at Padres (Dennis Tankersley, 4.11), 10:05
Cubs at Marlins–already PPD

12) Yesterday’s HR–

Barry Bonds–#39
Manny Ramirez–#37
Carlos Beltran–#37
Vinny Castilla–#28 & #29
Carlos Delgado–#25
Travis Hafner–#25
Jeff Bagwell–#22
Reggie Sanders–#21
Bret Boone–#20
Craig Biggio–#20
Phil Nevin–#20
Juan Uribe–#19
Torii Hunter–#19
Pat Burrell–#19
Derek Jeter–#18
Justin Morneau–#16
Placido Polanco–#13
Troy Glaus–#12
Dmitri Young–#12
Bill Mueller–#11
Garret Anderson–#11
Bengie Molina–#10
Eric Valent–#10
Eli Marrero–#9
Edgardo Alfonzo–#9
Jason Michaels–#6 & #7
Bobby Kielty–#7
Mike Matheny–#4
Austin Kearns–#4
Jose Vizcaino–#3
Wes Helms–#3
Gary Bennett–#3

13) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–37*
T2) Gary Sheffield–33
T2) Alex Rodriguez–33
T2) David Ortiz–33
5) Paul Konerko–32
6) Mark Teixeira–30
7) Hank Blalock–29
8) Vladimir Guerrero–28
9) Eric Chavez–27
T10) Jose Valentin–26
T10) Jose Guillen–26
T10) Miguel Tejada–26

NL
T1) Albert Pujols–43
T1) Adrian Beltre–43
3) Adam Dunn–40
T4) Barry Bonds–39*
T4) Jim Thome–39
T4) Jim Edmonds–39
–) Carlos Beltran–37* (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
7) Moises Alou–33
T8) Scott Rolen–32
T8) Jeromy Burnitz–32
T10) Sammy Sosa–29
T10) J.D. Drew–29
T10) Steve Finley–29
T10) Vinny Castilla–29**

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

14) Barry Bonds watch–hit #697, is 3 away from 3 700, is 17 behind Ruth, is 58 behind Aaron

OBA–.607, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.824, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.432, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–130, is 11th all time, on pace for 154, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–191, is 2nd all time, on pace for 226, Bonds holds the major league record with 198, 2002
BB above average–164, new major league record
career HR above average–has 456, is 3rd all time, is 1 behind Aaron’s NL record
career RCAA–1474, is 1 behind Ted Williams for 2nd place on the all time list

Bonds set the major league record for most BB in a season vs. the league average.

The new top 10–

WALKS                         YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Barry Bonds              2004      164      191       27   
2    Barry Bonds              2002      163      198       35   
3    Barry Bonds              2001      134      177       43   
4    Babe Ruth                1923      125      170       45   
5    Mark McGwire             1998      114      162       48   
T6   Barry Bonds              2003      113      148       35   
T6   Babe Ruth                1920      113      150       37   
8    Ted Williams             1947      108      162       54   
9    Ted Williams             1946      107      156       49   
10   Ted Williams             1941      104      147       43   

Bonds reached 100 IBB.

The new top 10–

INTENTIONAL WALKS             YEAR     IBB    
1    Barry Bonds              2004      100   
2    Barry Bonds              2002       68   
3    Barry Bonds              2003       61   
4    Willie McCovey           1969       45   
5    Barry Bonds              1993       43   
6    Willie McCovey           1970       40   
7    Sammy Sosa               2001       37   
8    Barry Bonds              2001       35   
9    Barry Bonds              1997       34   
T10  Ted Williams             1957       33   
T10  John Olerud              1993       33   

15) Manny Ramirez tied Harold Baines for 46th place on the all time HR list, with 384.

16) Carlos Delgado passed Mo Vaughn into 81st place on the all time HR list, with 329.

17) Cardinals C Mike Matheny hit his 50th career HR.

After -12 RCAA/.630 OPS and -16 RCAA/.676 OPS seasons, Matheny is off to a .341 SLG, .285 OBA, .626 OPS, -20 RCAA start in his first 98 games. He has a .628 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -203 RCAA in 1100 games.


1) Yankees P Kevin Brown broke his left hand by punching a wall in the clubhouse yesterday. It’s not known yet how long he’ll be out.

After 4.81 ERA/-8 RSAA and 2.39 ERA/38 RSAA seasons, Brown is off to a 3.99 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 20 starts. He has a 3.20 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 323 RSAA in 471 games.

2) The Phillies activated LF Pat Burrell and Ps Ryan Madson and Brian Powell from the DL and called up P Gavin Floyd.

After 44 RCAA/.920 OPS and -15 RCAA/.713 OPS seasons, Burrell is hitting .468 SLG, .377 OBA, .845 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 101 games. He has a .825 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 51 RCAA in 670 games.

Madson has a 2.00 ERA/16 RSAA in 40 career games, including a 2.07 ERA/15 RSAA in 39 games (1 start) in 2004.

Powell has a 5.95 ERA/-35 RSAA in 58 career games, including a 5.06 ERA/-3 RSAA in 16 games (2 starts) in 2004.

3) The Royals activated OF Dee Brown from the DL.

After -10 RCAA/.605 OPS in 2003 in 50 games in 2003, just his 2nd season with at least that many G, Brown is off to a .314 SLG, .262 OBA, .576 OPS, -9 RCAA start in his first 43 games. He has a .601 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and -58 RCAA in 247 games.

4) Rockies CF Preston Wilson and P Aaron Cook were scheduled for season ending surgeries on September 10.

Wilson will have knee surgery. After -7 RCAA/.759 OPS and 3 RCAA/.880 OPS seasons, he hit .391 SLG, .315 OBA, .706 OPS, -16 RCAA in 58 games. Wilson has a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .781, and -10 RCAA in 809 games.

Cook will have a rib removed. He has a 5.16 ERA/-5 RSAA in 68 career games, including a 4.28 ERA/10 RSAA in 16 starts in 2004.

5) The Reds activated Ps Danny Graves and Mike Matthews from the DL and claimed minor league P Juan Padilla off waivers from the Yankees.

After 3.19 ERA/14 RSAA and 5.33 ERA/-20 RSAA seasons, Graves is off to a 4.23 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 62 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 46 RSAA in 459 games.

After 3.94 ERA/0 RSAA and 4.45 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, Matthews is off to a 8.84 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 22 games. He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -10 RSAA in 211 games.

Padilla was called up.

6) The Redsox winning streak reached 10 games.

7) The Redsox called up OF Adam Hyzdu, claimed minor league INF Tim Hummel off waivers from the Reds and designated C Andy Dominique and P Brandon Puffer for assignment.

Hyzdu has -4 RCAA/.764 OPS in 174 career games.

Hummel has -12 RCAA/.599 OPS in 82 career games, including a .282 SLG, .281 OBA, .563 OPS, -8 RCAA in 56 games in 2004.

Puffer had just been called up.

Dominique was 2 for 11, with -2 RCA, in his first 7 career games.

8) Redsox OFs Gabe Kapler and Trot Nixon’s 3 game suspensions, from a July 24 fight with the Yankees, were overturned.

After -15 RCAA/.688 OPS and -7 RCAA/.727 OPS seasons, Kapler is hitting .397 SLG, .307 OBA, .704 OPS, -10 RCAA in his first 111 games. He has a .758 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -34 RCAA in 717 games.

After 13 RCAA/.808 OPS and 44 RCAA/.975 OPS seasons, Nixon is hitting .424 SLG, .345 OBA, .769 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 29 games. He has a .858 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 98 RCAA in 725 games.

9) Redsox CF Johnny Damon was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a dislocated pinkie, and says he doesn’t expect to miss much time.

After 24 RCAA/.799 OPS and 2 RCAA/.750 OPS seasons, Damon is hitting .471 SLG, .390 OBA, .862 OPS, 24 RCAA in his first 127 games. He has a .781 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 71 RCAA in 1384 games.

10) The Cardinals activated P Kiko Calero from the DL and called up P Carmen Cali.

Calero has a 3.04 ERA/9 RSAA in 55 career games, including a 3.31 ERA/3 RSAA in 29 games in 2004.

11) The Cubs traded minor league P Andy Pratt to the Brewers as the player to be named later in the Ben Grieve trade.

Pratt has a 15.00 ERA/-3 RSAA in 5 career games, including a 21.60 ERA/-3 RSAA in 4 games in 2004.

12) Padres P Sterling Hitchcock announced his retirement.

Hitchcock finishes with a 4.80 career ER, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -68 RSAA in 281 career games. He had a 6.33 ERA/-6 RSAA in 4 starts in 2004.

13) Today and tomorrow’s Devil Rays-Tigers games have already been postponed, due to Hurricane Frances.

14) Mets P Matt Ginter had to leave yesterday’s start, after just 1 inning, due to a sprained right ankle.

15) The Whitesox called up P Jeff Bajenaru.

16) The A’s called up OF Nick Swisher.

17) BlueJays P Kerry Ligtenberg has inflammation in his left hip and might be shut down for the rest of the season.

After 2.97 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.34 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Ligtenberg has a 6.58 ERA/-10 RSAA in 54 games. He has a 3.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 34 RSAA in 376 games.

18) A’s 1B Erubiel Durazo was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore back.

After 18 RCAA/.944 OPS and 18 RCAA/.804 OPS seasons, Durazo is hitting .535 SLG, .389 OBA, .924 OPS, 31 RCAA in his first 118 games. He has a .883 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 99 RCAA in 559 games.

19) Orioles C Javier Lopez was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to a stiff neck.

After -18 RCAA/.670 OPS and 55 RCAA/1.065 OPS seasons, Lopez is hitting .502 SLG, .371 OBA, .873 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 123 games. He has a .842 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 64 RCAA in 1279 games.

20) Phillies P Tim Worrell slicked the index finger on his right hand and is day to day.

After 2.25 ERA/12 RSAA and 2.87 ERA/12 RSAA seasons, Worrell is off to a 3.97 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 63 games. He has a 3.90 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 26 RSAA in 590 games.

21) The Brewers activated PH-P Brooks Kieschnick from the DL and called up P Jorge De La Rosa.

Offensively, he has -5 RCAA/.779 OPS in 243 career games, including a .420 SLG, .364 OBA, .784 OPS, -1 RCAA in 61 games (55 PA) in 2004. As a pitcher, he has a 4.73 ERA/-3 RSAA in 66 career games, including a 3.82 ERA/2 RSAA in 24 games in 2004.

22) A’s RF Jermaine Dye missed 3 games, due to a fractured thumb, returned to the lineup yesterday, but had to leave the game early and may be out for a while.

After 0 RCAA/.792 OPS and -20 RCAA/.514 OPS seasons, Dye is off to a .447 SLG, .321 OBA, .768 OPS, -9 RCAA start in his first 122 games. He has a .793 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -2 RCAA in 1024 games.

23) The Dodgers called up P Mike Venafro.

Venafro has a 4.15 ERA/18 RSAA in 286 career games, including a 7.71 ERA/-1 RSAA in 3 games in 2004.

24) The A’s moved 2B Mark Ellis from the 15 to the 60 day DL.


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