Around the Majors: Bonds’s contract

1) Yesterday’s scores–

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

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

2) Standings–

AL EAST           WON  LOST   PCT    GB  
Yankees            95    56   .629    -  
Redsox             90    60   .600    4 1/2
e--Orioles         70    79   .470   24
e--Devil Rays      64    85   .430   30
e--BlueJays        63    88   .417   32

AL CENTRAL        WON  LOST   PCT    GB 
x--Twins           88    63   .583    -    
e--Whitesox        75    75   .500   12 1/2
e--Indians         73    78   .483   15
e--Tigers          68    82   .453   19 1/2
e--Royals          55    95   .367   32 1/2

AL WEST           WON  LOST   PCT    GB  
A's                87    63   .580    -    
Angels             85    66   .563    2 1/2
Rangers            83    67   .553    4
e--Mariners        57    94   .377   30 1/2

NL EAST           WON  LOST   PCT    GB   
Braves             89    62   .589    -     
Marlins            79    71   .527    9 1/2 
Phillies           77    73   .513   11 1/2 
e--Mets            65    86   .430   24
e--Expos           64    87   .424   25 

NL CENTRAL        WON  LOST   PCT    GB  
x--Cardinals       98    52   .653    -
Cubs               84    66   .560   14
Astros             83    68   .550   15 1/2 
e--Reds            68    82   .453   30
e--Pirates         68    82   .453   30
e--Brewers         63    86   .423   34 1/2

NL WEST           WON  LOST   PCT   GB  
Dodgers            86    64   .573     -  
Giants             85    66   .563    1 1/2
Padres             81    70   .536    5 1/2
e--Rockies         64    85   .430   21 1/2
e--Diamondbacks    47   103   .313   39

x–clinched the division title
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             90    60  .600    -
Angels             85    66  .563    5 1/2
Rangers            83    67  .553    7

NL                WON  LOST   PCT   GB  
Giants             85    66  .563    -
Cubs               84    66  .560      1/2
Astros             83    68  .550    2
Padres             81    70  .536    4
Marlins            79    71  .527    5 1/2
Phillies           77    73  .513    7 1/2

4) The Braves will clinch a tie for the division title if they beat the Reds and the Marlins lose to the Phillies.

5) The Yankees will clinch a postseason berth if they beat the BlueJays and the Angels lose to the Mariners.

6) The Phillies will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they lose to the Marlins or the Braves beat the Reds.

7) The Royals clinched last place in the AL Central.

8) The Pirates clinched a losing season for the 11th consecutive year.

9) The Reds clinched a losing season for the 4th consecutive year.

10) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 8
AL Central–Twins, clinched
AL West–A’s, 10
AL wild card–Redsox, 7

NL East–Braves, 3
NL Central–Cardinals, clinched
NL West–Dodgers, 11
NL wild card–Giants, 12

11) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 7 game lead over the Twins for the #1 seed. The Twins have a 1/2 game lead over the A’s for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 9 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.

12) Today’s schedule–

AL
Royals (Darrell May, 5.48) at Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.74), 12:15
Indians (Jake Westbrook, 3.33) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 4.86), 7:05
BlueJays (Ted Lilly, 3.91) at Yankees (Orlando Hernandez, 2.51), 7:05
Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.22) at Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 4.01), 7:05
A’s (Barry Zito, 4.35) at Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 4.72), 8:05
Twins (Terry Mulholland, 5.11) at Whitesox (Jason Grilli, 6.75), 8:05
Mariners (Gil Meche, 4.94) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 5.08), 10:05

NL
Mets (Steve Trachsel, 4.11) at Expos (John Patterson, 4.94), 7:05
Phillies (Eric Milton, 4.81) at Marlins (Logan Kensing, 11.57), 7:05
Reds (Josh Hancock, 5.40) at Braves (Paul Byrd, 3.26), 7:05
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 2.74) at Pirates (Oliver Perez, 3.22), 7:05
Cardinals (Woody Williams, 3.92) at Brewers (Ben Sheets, 2.80), 7:35
Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, 2.74) at Rockies (Shawn Estes, 5.82), 9:05
Dodgers (Brad Penny, 3.02) at Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.40), 10:05
Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.48) at Giants (Noah Lowry, 4.09), 10:05

13) Yesterday’s HR–

Adrian Beltre–#46 & #47
Paul Konerko–#40
Gary Sheffield–#36
Aramis Ramirez–#34
Tony Batista–#29 & #30
Lance Berkman–#28
Jeff Bagwell–#26
Bret Boone–#23
Jose Cruz Jr.–#21
Michael Young–#21
Mike Piazza–#20
Javier Lopez–#20
Juan Uribe–#20
Ramon Hernandez–#16
Mark Loretta–#16
Rocco Baldelli–#15
Ben Broussard–#15
Jason Giambi–#12
John Mabry–#12
Juan Rivera–#10
Marcus Thames–#8
Marlon Anderson–#8
David DeJesus–#5
Michael Restovich–#2
Jason Kubel–#1
Ramon Vazquez–#1

14) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–41
2) Paul Konerko–40*
3) David Ortiz–39
4) Mark Teixeira–37
5) Gary Sheffield–36*
6) Alex Rodriguez–35
7) Vladimir Guerrero–32
8) Hank Blalock–31
9) Carlos Delgado–30
T10) Eric Chavez–29
T10) Miguel Tejada–29

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–47**
2) Albert Pujols–44
3) Barry Bonds–43
T4) Adam Dunn–42
T4) Jim Edmonds–42
6) Jim Thome–41
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
7) Moises Alou–37
8) Jeromy Burnitz–36
T9) Steve Finley–34
T9) Aramis Ramirez–34*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

15) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.608, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.820, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.428, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–144, is tied for 6th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–209, new major league record
BB above average–179, new major league record
career HR–has 701, is 13 behind Ruth, is 54 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 459, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 622
career RCAA–1488, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

The Giants dropped their contractual right to void Bonds’s contract for the 2006 season if he (1) failed to have 500 PA next year or (2) failed to have both 1500 PA from 2003-05 at least 400 in 2005.

16) Gary Sheffield passed Darrell Evans into 36th place on the all time HR list, with 415.

17) Mike Piazza passed Norm Cash and tied Matt Williams for 54th place on the all time HR list, with 378.


1) Devil Rays manager Lou Piniella insists that he will stay with the team next season. There have been rumors that the Mets are interested in him as Art Howe’s successor.

2) The Dodgers will activate P Brad Penny from the DL.

After 4.66 ERA/-10 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Penny is off to a 3.02 ERA/16 RSAA in his first 23 starts (first 21 with the Marlins). He has a 4.01 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and 9 RSAA in 133 games.

3) Orioles 1B Rafael Palmeiro is day to day, due to a strained right hamstring.

After 41 RCAA/.962 OPS and 18 RCAA/.867 OPS seasons, Palmeiro is hitting .432 SLG, .369 OBA, .800 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 142 games. He has a .889 career OPS, compared to his league average of .755, and 563 RCAA in 2709 games.

4) The Redsox called up P Byung-Hyun Kim.

After 2.04 ERA/23 RSAA and 3.31 ERA/20 RSAA seasons, Kim has a 6.17 ERA/-2 RSAA in just 3 starts. He has a 3.33 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.40, and 61 RSAA in 295 games.

5) Angels 2B Adam Kennedy will miss the rest of the season, due to torn ligaments in his right knee.

6) The BlueJays sent P Aquilino Lopez outright to the minors. Lopez, who was already in the minors, had been removed from the 40 man roster when he was designated for assignment on Monday.


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