Around the Majors: Bonds breaks his BB record

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
A’s 5, Indians 4
Yankees 5, Orioles 2
Twins 3, Tigers 2
Devil Rays 8, Royals 6
Rangers 10, BlueJays 7
Redsox 9, Mariners 0
Whitesox 13, Angels 6

NL
Pirates 5, Astros 2
Cubs 5, Marlins 2
Rockies 13, Padres 2
Phillies 11, Mets 9 (13)
Reds 9, Brewers 0
Braves 8, Expos 1
Giants 5, Diamondbacks 3
Dodgers 6, Cardinals 5

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          89   53  .627   -     50-21  39-32  42-20 15-11 22-14 WON  1
Redsox           86   55  .610   2 1/2 49-22  37-33  36-20 19-13 22-13 WON  2
d--Orioles       65   75  .464  23     31-38  34-37  29-31 16-14 15-17 LOST 1
e--Devil Rays    60   80  .429  28     36-34  24-46  21-42 14-13 10-22 WON  1
e--BlueJays      59   83  .415  30     35-37  24-46  21-36 13-19 17-18 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            81   60  .574   -     43-29  38-31  18-12 36-25 16-16 WON  4
Whitesox         72   69  .511   9     39-32  33-37  16-16 29-27 19-16 WON  1
Indians          70   72  .493  11 1/2 40-31  30-41  17-15 26-31 17-18 LOST 1
Tigers           64   76  .457  16 1/2 34-36  30-40  10-14 30-32 15-21 LOST 3
e--Royals        51   90  .362  30     31-38  20-52  09-20 28-34 08-24 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              82   59  .582   -     46-23  36-36  23-20 26-16 23-15 WON  1
Angels           80   61  .567   2     40-31  40-30  25-18 27-15 21-17 LOST 1
Rangers          77   64  .546   5     45-25  32-39  24-18 23-20 20-18 WON  2
e--Mariners      52   89  .369  30     33-38  19-51  12-30 19-24 12-26 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           83   58  .589   -     42-29  41-29  41-20 15-15 19-13 WON  2
Marlins          73   65  .529   8 1/2 37-30  36-35  35-20 13-20 18-14 LOST 1
Phillies         73   69  .514  10 1/2 36-35  37-34  29-33 15-15 20-12 WON  5
d--Mets          61   80  .433  22     32-37  29-43  22-39 12-18 17-15 LOST 2
e--Expos         59   82  .418  24     33-38  26-44  20-35 17-19 15-17 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        93   48  .660   -     48-23  45-25  19-11 48-28 15-08 LOST 3
Cubs             76   63  .547  16     40-31  36-32  13-08 40-36 15-15 WON  1
Astros           77   66  .538  17     39-33  38-33  16-14 44-33 10-14 LOST 3
d--Pirates       66   76  .465  27 1/2 36-34  30-42  14-10 34-42 16-14 WON  3
d--Reds          65   76  .461  28     36-34  29-42  14-10 31-44 15-15 WON  2
d--Brewers       61   79  .436  31 1/2 34-37  27-42  11-19 30-44 12-12 LOST 2

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          83   58  .589   -     44-25  39-33  14-18 22-13 37-19 WON  5
Giants           78   65  .545   6     42-31  36-34  19-13 15-15 33-30 WON  1
Padres           75   67  .528   8 1/2 36-36  39-31  18-14 19-17 30-26 LOST 1
d--Rockies       62   79  .440  21     34-37  28-42  11-21 10-20 33-28 WON  1
e--Diamondbacks  43   99  .303  40 1/2 22-48  21-51  09-23 12-18 16-46 LOST 1

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

3) Wild card standings–

AL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB 
Redsox           86   55  .610   -
Angels           80   61  .567   6
Rangers          77   64  .546   9

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB  
Cubs             76   63  .547   -
Giants           78   65  .545   -
Astros           77   66  .538   1
Marlins          73   65  .529   2 1/2
Padres           75   67  .528   2 1/2
Phillies         73   69  .514   4 1/2

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

5) The Orioles will be mathematically eliminated from the postseason if they lose to the Yankees and the Redsox beat the Mariners.

6) The A’s clinched a winning season for the 6th consecutive year.

7) The Expos clinched a losing season for the first time since 2001.

8) On Friday, the Mariners clinched last place for the first time since 1992.

9) The Cubs passed the Astros into sole possession of 2nd place in the NL Central.

10) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 19
AL Central–Twins, 13
AL West–A’s, 20
AL wild card–Redsox, 16

NL East–Braves, 15
NL Central–Cardinals, 7
NL West–Dodgers, 15
NL wild card–Cubs/Giants, 22

11) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 6 1/2 game lead over the A’s for the #1 seed. The A’s have a 1 game lead over the Twins for the #2 seed.

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

12) Today’s schedule–

AL
Twins (Terry Mulholland, 5.02) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 4.51), 1:05
Yankees (Jon Lieber, 4.38) at Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 4.50), 1:35
BlueJays (David Bush, 3.88) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park, 5.32), 2:05
Devil Rays (Jorge Sosa, 5.59) at Royals (Denny Bautista, 13.50), 2:10
Redsox (Derek Lowe, 5.01) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 5.38), 4:05
Whitesox (Jose Contreras, 5.55) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 5.33), 4:05
Indians (Jake Westbrook, 3.37) at A’s (Barry Zito, 4.62), 8:05

NL
Expos (Tony Armas, 4.61) at Braves (Jose Capellan), 1:05
Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 4.09) at Mets (Tom Glavine, 3.31), 1:10
Brewers (Ben Sheets, 2.93) at Reds (Aaron Harang, 4.59), 1:15
Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 3.93) at Cubs (Glendon Rusch, 3.63), 2:20
Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.33) at Rockies (Jamey Wright, 4.35), 3:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter, 3.37) at Dodgers (Hideo Nomo, 7.41), 4:10
Giants (Jason Schmidt, 3.19) at Diamondbacks (Brandon Web, 3.66), 4:35
Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.59) at Pirates (David Williams, 5.40), 7:05

13) Yesterday’s HR–

Adam Dunn–#42
Manny Ramirez–#41
Jim Edmonds–#41
Steve Finley–#33
Mark Teixeira–#32
Brad Wilkerson–#28
Travis Hafner–#27
Andruw Jones–#26
Melvin Mora–#25
Jason Bay–#23
Craig Biggio–#22
Pat Burrell–#21
Bobby Crosby–#19
Rafael Palmeiro–#17
Vernon Wells–#17
Mark Bellhorn–#16
David Bell–#14 & #15
Khalil Greene–#14 & #15
Eric Hinske–#15
Troy Glaus–#14
Rafael Furcal–#13
Orlando Hudson–#12
Rocco Baldelli–#12
Shannon Stewart–#11
John Buck–#8
Cristian Guzman–#7
Chad Tracy–#6
Austin Kearns–#6
Felipe Lopez–#6
Ross Gload–#4
Chris Gomez–#3
Nick Swisher–#2
Todd Pratt–#1
Ryan Howard–#1
Garrett Atkins–#1

14) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–41*
2) David Ortiz–37
3) Paul Konerko–36
T4) Gary Sheffield–33
T4) Alex Rodriguez–33
6) Mark Teixeira–32*
7) Vladimir Guerrero–30
8) Hank Blalock–29
T9) Eric Chavez–28
T9) Carlos Delgado–28

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–45
2) Albert Pujols–43
3) Adam Dunn–42*
4) Jim Edmonds–41*
T5) Barry Bonds–40
T5) Jim Thome–40
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
T7) Moises Alou–34
T7) Jeromy Burnitz–34
T9) Scott Rolen–33
T9) Steve Finley–33*

*–hit 1 yesterday

15) Barry Bonds watch–

Bonds broke his own major league record for walks in a season and passed 200 BB.

The new top 10–

WALKS                         YEAR     BB     
1    Barry Bonds              2004      201   
2    Barry Bonds              2002      198   
3    Barry Bonds              2001      177   
4    Babe Ruth                1923      170   
T5   Mark McGwire             1998      162   
T5   Ted Williams             1949      162   
T5   Ted Williams             1947      162   
8    Ted Williams             1946      156   
T9   Barry Bonds              1996      151   
T9   Eddie Yost               1956      151   

Bonds’s BB above the league average figure is higher than any other player ever had in terms of a raw BB total. That top 10–

WALKS                         YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Barry Bonds              2004      173      201       28   
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   

OBA–.614, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.826, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.440, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–138, is tied for 7th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–201, new major league record
BB above average–173, new major league record
career HR–has 698, is 2 away from 700, is 16 behind Ruth, is 57 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 457, tied Aaron for 2nd all time
career RCAA–1482, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

16) Rafael Palmeiro watch–hit #545, is 3 away from Mike Schmidt for 10th place on the all time HR list.

17) Phillies 3B David Bell hit his 100th career HR.

After 0 RCAA/.762 OPS and -19 RCAA/.579 OPS seasons, Bell is hitting .461 SLG, .368 OBA, .829 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 125 games. He’s never had a positive RCAA and has a .719 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -71 RCAA in 1090 games.


1) Cubs SS Nomar Garciaparra will be out of today’s lineup, and says he’s day to day, due to an injured groin.

After 30 RCAA/.880 OPS and 26 RCAA/.867 OPS seasons, Garciaparra is hitting .484 SLG, .357 OBA, .840 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 69 games (first 38 with the Redsox). He has a .919 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 246 RCAA in 997 games.

2) Tigers C Ivan Rodriguez and SS Carlos Guillen both had to leave yesterday’s game, due to knee injuries.

Rodriguez has a bruised knee and is day to day. After 10 RCAA/.895 OPS and 17 RCAA/.843 OPS seasons, he is hitting .514 SLG, .389 OBA, .903 OPS, 30 RCAA in his first 120 games. Rodriguez has a .837 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 113 RCAA in 1743 games.

Guillen has a sprained knee and will have a MRI. After -2 RCAA/.719 OPS and -1 RCAA/.753 OPS seasons, Guillen is having a career year, hitting .542 SLG, .379 OBA, .921 OPS, 36 RCAA in his first 136 games. He’s never had a positive RCAA (excluding a 10 game season as a September callup in 1998) and has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and 18 RCAA in 624 games.

3) Braves P Mike Hampton had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained left knee. He had been out of action since August 31, due to a stiff neck.

4) The Mets placed P Matt Ginter on the 60 day DL.

Ginter will have surgery on Monday to remove bone chips from his right ankle.

5) The Mariners called up P Randy Williams.

Williams gave up 2 runs in 2/3 of an inning in his major league debut.

6) Reds P Jung Bong had arthroscopic surgery around his labrum and is expected to be ready for spring training.

Bong has a 5.17 ERA/-9 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 4.70 ERA/-1 RSAA in 3 starts in 2004.

7) Devil Rays P Jesus Colome has inflammation in his shoulder and will probably be shut down for the rest of the season.

After 8.27 ERA/-17 RSAA and 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Colome has a 3.27 ERA/5 RSAA in 33 games. He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -6 RSAA in 149 games.

8) Tigers LF Rondell White has a hip injury. The team doesn’t say he’s out for the rest of the season, but he might not play much.

After -18 RCAA/.666 OPS and 11 RCAA/.829 OPS seasons, White is hitting .464 SLG, .344 OBA, .808 OPS, 5 RCAA in 117 games. He has a .815 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 57 RCAA in 1236 games.


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