Around the Majors: Bonds passes Williams

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
BlueJays 13, A’s 5
Yankees 4, Orioles 3
Redsox 6, Rangers 5
Royals 12, Twins 3
Whitesox 6, Mariners 2
Angels 2, Indians 1
Tigers at Devil Rays–PPD

NL
Phillies 4, Mets 2
Astros 10, Pirates 5
Expos 4, Braves 3 (12)
Reds 9, Brewers 2
Cardinals 6, Dodgers 5 (11)
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 1
Rockies 5, Padres 2
Cubs at Marlins–PPD

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          84   52  .618   -     46-21  38-31  37-19 15-11 22-14 WON  1
Redsox           81   54  .600   2 1/2 49-22  32-32  36-20 19-13 17-12 WON  1
Orioles          63   72  .467  20 1/2 29-35  34-37  28-30 15-12 15-17 LOST 1
Devil Rays       59   75  .440  24     36-34  23-41  21-38 13-12 10-22 LOST 7
d--BlueJays      57   80  .416  27 1/2 35-37  22-43  21-36 13-19 15-15 WON  1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            77   59  .566   -     43-29  34-30  16-11 34-25 16-16 LOST 1
Whitesox         68   67  .504   8 1/2 39-32  29-35  16-16 29-27 15-14 WON  3
Indians          67   71  .486  11     40-31  27-40  17-15 26-31 14-17 LOST 5
Tigers           62   72  .463  14     32-32  30-40  10-14 28-28 15-21 WON  1
e--Royals        48   87  .356  28 1/2 30-37  18-50  08-19 26-32 08-24 WON  1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              81   55  .596   -     45-19  36-36  23-17 25-15 23-15 LOST 1
Angels           78   58  .574   3     38-28  40-30  24-16 26-14 21-17 WON  3
Rangers          74   61  .548   6 1/2 42-22  32-39  22-18 22-17 20-18 LOST 1
e--Mariners      51   85  .375  30     32-34  19-51  11-28 19-22 12-26 LOST 5

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           80   55  .593   -     39-26  41-29  38-17 15-15 19-13 LOST 1
Marlins          70   62  .530   8 1/2 35-29  35-33  33-19 12-18 18-14 WON  7
Phillies         68   68  .500  12 1/2 36-35  32-33  24-32 15-15 20-12 WON  3
Mets             60   76  .441  20 1/2 32-35  28-41  21-35 12-18 17-15 LOST 9
Expos            57   79  .419  23 1/2 33-38  24-41  20-33 15-18 15-17 WON  1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        92   44  .676   -     48-23  44-21  19-11 48-28 14-04 WON  9
Cubs             73   60  .549  17 1/2 37-28  36-32  10-05 40-36 15-15 WON  1
Astros           73   63  .537  19     36-33  37-30  16-14 40-30 10-14 WON  9
d--Reds          63   72  .467  28 1/2 34-33  29-39  14-10 29-40 15-15 WON  1
d--Pirates       62   74  .456  30     32-32  30-42  14-10 30-40 16-14 LOST 4
d--Brewers       59   76  .437  32 1/2 34-37  25-39  11-19 28-41 12-12 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          78   58  .574   -     39-25  39-33  14-18 20-13 34-19 LOST 3
Giants           76   63  .547   3 1/2 42-31  34-32  19-13 15-15 31-28 WON  3
Padres           72   64  .529   6     34-35  38-29  18-14 17-16 29-24 LOST 2
Rockies          59   77  .434  19     31-35  28-42  11-21 10-20 30-26 WON  2
e--Diamondbacks  42   95  .307  36 1/2 21-47  21-48  09-23 12-18 15-42 LOST 4

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           81   54  .600   -
Angels           78   58  .574   3 1/2
Rangers          74   61  .548   7

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB
Cubs             73   60  .549   -
Giants           76   63  .547   -
Astros           73   63  .537   1 1/2
Marlins          70   62  .530   2 1/2
Padres           72   64  .529   2 1/2
Phillies         68   68  .500   6 1/2

4) The Devil Rays will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they get swept in a doubleheader against the Yankees.

5) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 25
AL Central–Twins, 19
AL West–A’s, 24
AL wild card–Redsox, 24

NL East–Braves, 21
NL Central–Cardinals, 11
NL West–Dodgers, 22
NL wild card–Cubs/Giants, 27

6) 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 11 1/2 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves have a 2 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers for the #2 seed.

7) Today’s schedule–

AL
Twins (Terry Mulholland, 4.90) at Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 4.69), 1:35
Whitesox (Jason Grilli, 7.36) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park, 5.14), 2:05
Royals (Denny Bautista) at Tigers (Wilfredo Ledezma, 4.26), 2:05
Devil Rays (Mark Hendrickson, 4.89, and Dewon Brazelton, 3.90) at Yankees (Orlando Hernandez, 2.62, and Esteban Loaiza, 5.45), DH, 3:05
Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 4.24) at A’s (Barry Zito, 4.58), 10:05
Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 4.20) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 5.40), 10:05

NL
Phillies (Eric Milton, 4.64) at Braves (Mike Hampton, 4.70), 1:05
Reds (Aaron Harang, 4.25) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.74), 2:05
Expos (Tony Armas, 3.86) at Cubs (Matt Clement, 3.44), 2:20
Brewers (Victor Santos, 4.25) at Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong, 6.41), 4:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter, 3.51) at Padres (Adam Eaton, 4.71), 10:05

8) Yesterday’s HR–

Adrian Beltre–#44
Adam Dunn–#41
Paul Konerko–#35
David Ortiz–#35
Jeromy Burnitz–#33
J.D. Drew–#30
Vinny Castilla–#30
Brad Wilkerson–#27
Carlos Delgado–#26
Phil Nevin–#21
Michael Young–#17 & #18
Bobby Crosby–#18
Rafael Palmeiro–#16
Keith Ginter–#14
Mike Lieberthal–#14
Troy Glaus–#13
Matt Holliday–#13
Edgardo Alfonzo–#10
Mike Lamb–#10
David Wright–#10
Jimmy Rollins–#10
John Mabry–#9
Joe Randa–#7
Jason Phillips–#7
Jolbert Cabrera–#6
Joe Borchard–#4
David DeJesus–#4
Ryan Freel–#3
Gabe Gross–#2
Nick Swisher–#1
Russ Adams–#1

9) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–37
T2) Paul Konerko–35*
T2) David Ortiz–35*
T4) Gary Sheffield–33
T4) Alex Rodriguez–33
6) Mark Teixeira–30
7) Hank Blalock–29
8) Vladimir Guerrero–28
9) Eric Chavez–27
T10) Carlos Delgado–26*
T10) Jose Valentin–26
T10) Jose Guillen–26
T10) Miguel Tejada–26
T10) Carlos Lee–26

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–44*
2) Albert Pujols–43
3) Adam Dunn–41*
4) Jim Edmonds–40
T5) Barry Bonds–39
T5) Jim Thome–39
–) Carlos Beltran–37 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
T7) Moises Alou–33
T7) Jeromy Burnitz–33*
9) Scott Rolen–32
T10) J.D. Drew–30*
T10) Vinny Castilla–30*

*–hit 1 yesterday

10) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.610, 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–1.434, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–132, tied for 10th all time, on pace for 154, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–194, is 2nd all time, on pace for 226, Bonds holds the major league record with 198, 2002
BB above average–166, new major league record
career HR–has 697, is 3 away from 700, is 17 behind Ruth, is 58 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 456, is 3rd all time, is 1 behind Aaron’s NL record
career RCAA–1475, tied Ted Williams for 2nd place on the all time list

Bonds passed Ted Williams into 2nd place on the all time RCAA list.

RCAA 
1    Babe Ruth                  1795   
2    Barry Bonds                1476   
3    Ted Williams               1475   
4    Ty Cobb                    1369   
5    Lou Gehrig                 1247   
6    Stan Musial                1204   
7    Mickey Mantle              1099   
8    Rogers Hornsby             1084   
9    Tris Speaker               1053   
10   Hank Aaron                 1032   

He moved into the top 10 single season list–

RCAA                          YEAR    RCAA    
1    Barry Bonds              2001      169   
2    Babe Ruth                1921      166   
3    Barry Bonds              2002      161   
4    Babe Ruth                1923      157   
5    Babe Ruth                1920      156   
6    Ted Williams             1941      144   
T7   Babe Ruth                1927      138   
T7   Babe Ruth                1924      138   
9    Lou Gehrig               1927      136   
T10  Babe Ruth                1926      132   
T10  Barry Bonds              2004      132   

11) Rafael Palmeiro watch–hit #544, is 4 behind Mike Schmidt for 10th place on the all time HR list.


1) Cardinals RF Larry Walker had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a sprained right knee. An MRI showed a small bone bruise and he’s day to day.

After 46 RCAA/1.023 OPS and 24 RCAA/.898 OPS seasons, Walker is hitting .600 SLG, .448 OBA, 1.048 OPS in 62 games (first 38 with the Rockies). He has a .970 career OPS, compared to his league average of .757, and 517 RCAA in 1868 games.

2) Yankees P Kevin Brown had surgery on his broken left hand. He’s expected to miss either 3 weeks or the rest of the season.

3) The Redsox called up P Pedro Astacio and moved P Lenny DiNardo from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Astacio has a 4.58 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 11 RSAA in 346 games. He hasn’t made his 2004 debut yet.

4) The Padres called up P Andy Ashby.

Ashby’s coming off Tommy John surgery and hasn’t made his 2004 debut yet, including the minors. He has a 4.13 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -9 RSAA in 307 games and hasn’t had a positive RSAA since 1999.

5) The Royals called up C Paul Phillips and Ps Mike MacDougal, Denny Bautista and Chris George.

MacDougal has a 4.52 ERA/6 RSAA in 82 career games, including a 10.80 ERA/-2 RSAA in 5 games in 2004.

Bautista had a 36.00 ERA/-7 RSAA in his first 2 career games, with the Orioles.

George has a 6.50 ERA/-37 RSAA in 43 career games, including a 7.63 ERA/-11 RSAA in 6 starts in 2004.

6) Pirates P Kip Wells had to leave yesterday’s game, in the 1st inning, due to tightness in his elbow.

He had just come off the DL.

7) Padres 2B Mark Loretta is expected to miss 2-3 days, due to a bruised knuckle on his right ring finger.

After 8 RCAA/.791 OPS and 19 RCAA/.814 OPS seasons, Loretta’s having a career year, hitting .515 SLG, .397 OBA, .912 OPS, 44 RCAA in his first 132 games. He has a .781 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 33 RCAA in 1103 games.

8) Dodgers SS Cesar Izturis had to leave yesterday’s game, due to an irritated stomach.

After -33 RCAA/.556 OPS and -31 RCAA/.597 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Izturis is off to a .374 SLG, .332 OBA, .706 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 134 games. He has a .628 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -77 RCAA in 473 games.

9) The Astros called up OF Willy Taveras.

10) The Diamondbacks activated P Scott Service from the DL.

After a 4.72 ERA/0 RSAA in 2003, Service is off to a 6.75 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 14 games. He has a 4.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -19 RSAA in 331 games.

11) The Orioles will call up Ps Matt Riley and Rick Bauer.

Riley has a 6.99 ERA/-13 RSAA in 14 career games, including a 8.39 ERA/-13 RSAA in 8 starts (9 games) in 2004.

After 3.98 ERA/4 RSAA and 4.55 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Bauer is off to a 6.11 ERA/-5 RSAA in first 18 games. He has a 4.60 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.51, and -5 RSAA in 114 games.

12) The Yankees will call up P Brad Halsey.

Halsey has a 7.23 ERA/-6 RSAA in his first 4 career starts.


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