Around the Majors: Brewers-Nationals trade

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Cubs 14, Redsox 6
Rockies 2, Tigers 0
Pirates 7, Devil Rays 2
Orioles 4, Reds 3
Angels 12, Mets 2
Nationals 9, Mariners 3
A’s 6, Braves 4
Cardinals 8, Yankees 1
Astros 4, BlueJays 2
Whitesox 4, Padres 2
Indians 10, Giants 2
Marlins 12, Rangers 5
Dodgers 6, Twins 5
Diamondbacks 12, Royals 11 (10)
Phillies 5, Brewers 2

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          36   24  .600   -     17-14  19-10  18-08 11-10 04-02 WON  1
Redsox           32   28  .533   4     17-9   15-19  15-16 03-01 11-07 LOST 1
BlueJays         31   30  .508   5 1/2 14-12  17-18  15-10 06-09 06-08 LOST 2
Yankees          29   31  .483   7     16-13  13-18  10-16 04-05 12-06 LOST 1
Devil Rays       20   41  .328  16 1/2 16-14   4-27  08-16 04-09 08-09 LOST 6

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         41   19  .683   -     19-8   22-11  06-04 20-05 09-09 WON  4
Twins            35   24  .593   5 1/2 18-11  17-13  10-05 16-12 05-04 LOST 2
Indians          29   30  .492  11 1/2 11-13  18-17  02-01 13-19 09-08 WON  1
Tigers           27   31  .466  13     13-16  14-15  08-10 10-11 07-05 LOST 2
Royals           19   41  .317  22     11-19   8-22  08-08 05-17 03-12 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           35   25  .583   -     15-11  20-14  03-03 16-14 11-06 WON  2
Rangers          32   27  .542   2 1/2 17-12  15-15  06-06 14-09 09-08 LOST 4
Mariners         26   33  .441   8 1/2 13-16  13-17  10-14 06-06 06-10 LOST 1
A's              24   36  .400  11     15-13   9-23  13-18 02-04 07-09 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals        35   26  .574   -     22-9   13-17  16-13 06-07 08-04 WON  8
Phillies         34   28  .548   1 1/2 20-11  14-17  12-18 10-07 07-02 WON  4
Braves           31   29  .517   3 1/2 18-10  13-19  18-14 08-04 03-06 LOST 2
Marlins          30   28  .517   3 1/2 20-14  10-14  15-16 05-05 05-05 WON  1
Mets             31   30  .508   4     21-14  10-16  15-15 11-10 04-02 LOST 3

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        39   21  .650   -     20-11  19-10  07-08 21-05 06-06 WON  1
Cubs             32   27  .542   6 1/2 17-14  15-13  04-05 14-12 11-06 WON  2
Pirates          29   30  .492   9 1/2 15-16  14-14  05-02 12-19 09-08 WON  3
Brewers          28   32  .467  11     17-12  11-20  04-07 14-14 07-08 LOST 2
Astros           24   35  .407  14 1/2 17-12   7-23  04-11 16-17 03-04 WON  3
Reds             24   36  .400  15     18-15   6-21  09-07 09-19 02-07 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           35   26  .574   -     20-11  15-15  06-00 12-09 15-12 LOST 1
Dodgers          32   28  .533   2 1/2 18-16  14-12  03-06 08-08 17-11 WON  2
Diamondbacks     33   29  .532   2 1/2 18-14  15-15  04-09 05-05 20-12 WON  2
Giants           25   34  .424   9     15-18  10-16  02-07 07-06 13-17 LOST 1
Rockies          20   39  .339  14     16-16   4-23  04-05 07-10 08-21 WON  1

3) Today’s schedule–

A’s (Kirk Saarloos, 4.75) at Braves (John Smoltz, 3.24), 3:15
Redsox (Wade Miller, 4.73) at Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 2.94), 3:15
Yankees (Randy Johnson, 4.07) at Cardinals (Mark Mulder, 4.17), 3:15
Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 1.62) at Marlins (Al Leiter, 6.45), 6:05
Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir, 3.86) at Pirates (Oliver Perez, 6.41), 7:05
Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 5.21) at Nationals (John Patterson, 2.70), 7:05
BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin, 3.04) at Astros (Roger Clemens, 1.67), 7:05
Brewers (Doug Davis, 3.68) at Phillies (Randy Wolf, 4.38), 7:05
Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 5.10) at Reds (Brandon Claussen, 4.50), 7:10
Angels (Jarrod Washburn, 3.86) at Mets (Kris Benson, 3.74), 7:10
Tigers (Jeremy Bonderman, 3.90) at Rockies (Jason Jennings, 5.93), 8:05
Royals (D.J. Howell) at Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey, 3.48), 9:40
Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 3.15) at Padres (Tim Stauffer, 4.55), 10:05
Twins (Carlos Silva, 3.04) at Dodgers (Derek Lowe, 3.35), 10:10
Indians (Jason Davis, 5.93) at Giants (Jason Schmidt, 5.69), 10:15

4) Yesterday’s HR–

David Ortiz–#15 & #16
Albert Pujols–#15
Richie Sexson–#14
Troy Glaus–#14
Melvin Mora–#13
Morgan Ensberg–#13
Moises Alou–#11
Ken Griffey Jr.–#10
Jeromy Burnitz–#10
Brian Giles–#9
A.J. Pierzynski–#9
Felipe Lopez–#9
Jacque Jones–#9
Jeromy Burnitz–#9
Hee Seop Choi–#7 & #8
Eric Chavez–#8
Steve Finley–#8
Jason Lane–#7
Shawn Green–#5 & #6
Jim Thome–#5
Garrett Atkins–#5
Marcus Giles–#4
Orlando Cabrera–#4
Ruben Gotay–#4
Mike Lowell–#3
Darin Erstad–#3
Willy Taveras–#3
Mark Bellhorn–#3
Jeff Cirillo–#3
David Bell–#3
Bobby Crosby–#2
Todd Hollandsworth–#2
Zack Greinke–#1
Kelly Stinnett–#1
Greg Maddux–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–19
2) Miguel Tejada–17
T3) Mark Teixeira–16
T3) David Ortiz–16**
T5) Alfonso Soriano–15
T5) Paul Konerko–15
7) Richie Sexson–14*
T8) Vernon Wells–13
T8) Melvin Mora–13*
10) Tino Martinez–12

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17
T2) Albert Pujols–15*
T2) Bobby Abreu–15
T2) Adam Dunn–15
T2) Carlos Lee–15
T6) Troy Glaus–14*
T6) Cliff Floyd–14
8) Morgan Ensberg–13*
T9) Carlos Delgado–12
T9) Andruw Jones–12
T9) Jeff Kent–12
T9) Aramis Ramirez–12
T9) Reggie Sanders–12
T9) Pat Burrell–12

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Ken Griffey Jr. tied Mel Ott for 18th place on the all time HR list, with 511.

7) Braves 2B Marcus Giles hit his 50th career HR.

After 43 RCAA/.917 OPS and 13 RCAA/.821 OPS seasons, Giles is hitting .438 SLG, .344 OBA, .782 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .827 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 47 RCAA in 437 games.

8) Diamondbacks RF Shawn Green hit 2 HR and had 3 hits (1 2B).

After 15 RCAA/.814 OPS and 9 RCAA/.811 OPS seasons, Green is off to a .429 SLG, .327 OBA, .755 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 61 games. He has a .860 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 220 RCAA in 1575 games.

9) Redsox 1B David Ortiz hit 2 HR.

After 33 RCAA/.961 OPS and 46 RCAA/.983 OPS seasons, Ortiz is hitting .584 SLG, .383 OBA, .968 OPS, 19 RCAA in his first 60 games. He has a .884 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and 112 RCAA in 793 games.

10) Cubs RF Jeromy Burnitz hit 2 HR and had 3 hits.

After 0 RCAA/.786 OPS and 12 RCAA/.916 OPS seasons, Burnitz is off to a .474 SLG, .317 OBA, .791 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 59 games. He has a .839 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 96 RCAA in 1482 games.

11) Dodgers 1B Hee Seop Choi hit 2 HR.

After 0 RCAA/.771 OPS and 13 RCAA/.819 OPS seasons, Choi is hitting .453 SLG, .327 OBA, .780 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .744 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 9 RCAA in 297 games.


1) The Brewers traded 2B Junior Spivey to the Nationals for P Tomo Ohka.

After -10 RCAA/.759 OPS and -2 RCAA/.780 OPS seasons, Spivey is off to a .374 SLG, .312 OBA, .686 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 50 games. He has a .794 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 1 RCAA in 430 games.

After 4.16 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.40 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Ohka is off to a 3.33 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 9 starts (10 games). He has a 3.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and 54 RSAA in 134 games.

2) The Nationals claimed P Ryan Drese off waivers from the Rangers and minor league P Jacobo Sequea off waivers from the Orioles.

After a 4.20 ERA/21 RSAA season, Drese is off to a 6.46 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 5.36 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -28 RSAA in 92 games. Drese, who had already been removed from the Rangers 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment earlier in the week, will move into the Nationals’s rotation.

3) Marlins P A.J. Burnett set the team’s career SO record.

Burnett’s line–7 1/3 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 10 SO. After pitching in 24 games in 2003-04, Burnett is off to a 3.09 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.74 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 33 RSAA in 114 games.

The new top 10–

STRIKEOUTS                      SO     
1    A.J. Burnett                635   
2    Ryan Dempster               628   
3    Brad Penny                  570   
4    Josh Beckett                519   
5    Pat Rapp                    384   
6    Jesus Sanchez               368   
7    Kevin Brown                 364   
8    Al Leiter                   362   
9    Dontrelle Willis            347   
10   Livan Hernandez             333   

Burnett ranks 3rd vs. the league average–

STRIKEOUTS                      DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Josh Beckett                137      519      382   
2    Robb Nen                     98      328      230   
3    A.J. Burnett                 89      635      546   
4    Armando Almanza              67      217      150   
5    Matt Mantei                  61      153       92   
6    Ryan Dempster                53      628      575   
7    Al Leiter                    46      362      316   
8    Yorkis Perez                 36      135       99   
9    Bryan Harvey                 30       83       53   
10   Chuck Smith                  29      189      160 

4) Nationals OF Jeffrey Hammonds retired.

Hammonds had just been sent to the minors.

5) The Whitesox removed minor league P Kris Honel from the 40 man roster.

6) The Rangers placed P Nick Regilio on the 15 day DL, sent P Michael Tejera to the minors and called up Ps Juan Dominguez and C.J. Wilson.

Regilio has a 5.35 ERA/-2 RSAA in 24 career games, including a 4.58 ERA/0 RSAA in 18 games in 2005.

Tejera has a 5.14 ERA/-29 RSAA in 111 career games, including a 13.50 ERA/-2 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

Dominguez has a 5.09 ERA/0 RSAA in 11 career games, including 1 1/3 shutout innings in his 2005 debut.

Wilson made his major league debut yesterday, giving up 1 hit in 1/3 IP.

7) The Astros called up P Mike Burns and sent OF Todd Self to the minors.

Burns has a 10.13 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 4 career games.

Self is off to a .311 SLG, .250 OBA, .561 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 21 career games.

8) The Orioles sent OF Napoleon Calzado to the minors, to make room on the roster for Eli Marrero.

Calzado was 1 for 5, with -1 RCAA, in his first 4 career games.

9) The Rockies placed LF Matt Holliday and called up OF Jorge Piedra.

Holliday has a broken right pinky. Holliday has -6 RCAA/.819 OPS in 175 career games, including a .439 SLG, .343 OBA, .781 OPS, -2 RCAA in 54 games in 2005.

Piedra has -1 RCAA/.836 OPS in 39 career games, including 1 for 1 in 1 game in 2005.

10) Nationals CF Brad Wilkerson reached 500 career hits.

Wilkerson reached base safely 4 times–1 H (1 3B), 3 BB. After 4 RCAA/.844 OPS and 30 RCAA/.872 OPS seasons, Wilkerson is hitting .498 SLG, .363 OBA, .812 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 56 games. He has a .835 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 47 RCAA in 562 games.

11) The Brewers sent OF Dave Krynzel to the minors.

Krynzel has -3 RCAA/.486 OPS in 21 career games, including 0 for 7, with -1 RCAA, in 5 games in 2005.

12) The Rangers sent OF Chad Allen to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Allen had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on Tuesday.

13) The Mariners released OF Greg Jacobs.

14) The Royals will call up P J.P. Howell.

Howell will make his major league debut by starting today.

15) The Indians traded minor league OF John Rodriguez to the Cardinals for minor league C Javier Cardona.

Cardona had -15 RCAA/.525 OPS in 87 games with the 2000-01 Tigers and 2002 Padres.

16) The Braves released RF Raul Mondesi after he cleared waivers.

Mondesi had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on May 31.

17) The Braves sent P Seth Greisinger to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Greisinger had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on Tuesday. He might be back soon, to start on Tuesday.

18) Twins LF Shannon Stewart had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a bruised left wrist.

After 14 RCAA/.823 OPS and 12 RCAA/.827 OPS seasons, Stewart is hitting .437 SLG, .346 OBA, .782 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 58 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 110 RCAA in 1070 games.

19) Diamondbacks SS Alex Cintron had 4 hits (1 3B) and 3B Troy Glaus (1 HR) had 3 hits.

After 8 RCAA/.848 OPS and -29 RCAA/.665 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Cintron is hitting .440 SLG, .341 OBA, .781 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .742 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -27 RCAA in 364 games.

After 8 RCAA/.807 OPS and 9 RCAA/.930 OPS seasons, Glaus is hitting .521 SLG, .352 OBA, .872 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 57 games. He has a .856 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 98 RCAA in 884 games.

20) Royals P Zack Greinke took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 15 H, 11 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

Greinke has a 4.64 ERA/-8 RSAA in 37 career games, including a 6.01 ERA/-15 RSAA in 13 starts in 2005.

21) Mariners SS Mike Morse had 3 hits.

Morse is hitting .462 SLG, .448 OBA, .910 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 9 career games.

22) Mariners P Joel Pineiro’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.78 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Pineiro is off to a 6.20 ERA/-15 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 28 RSAA in 125 games.

23) Brewers P Victor Santos’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After a 4.97 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Santos is off to a 2.74 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 12 starts (13 games). He has a 4.68 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and -6 RSAA in 109 games.

24) Phillies P Vicente Padilla’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.62 ERA/10 RSAA and 4.53 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Padilla is off to a 6.43 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and 11 RSAA in 176 games.


1) The Angels activated RF Vladimir Guerrero from the DL and placed P Kelvim Escobar on the 15 day DL.

Guerrero had 3 hits yesterday. After 28 RCAA/1.012 OPS and 56 RCAA/.989 OPS seasons, Guerrero is hitting .522 SLG, .368 OBA, .891 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .974 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 327 RCAA in 1205 games.

Escobar has a bone spur in his elbow. After 4.29 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.93 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Escobar is off to a 3.54 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.42 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and 39 RSAA in 341 games.

2) Diamondbacks P Russ Ortiz’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.81 ERA/8 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Ortiz is off to a 5.45 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 6 RSAA in 235 games.

3) Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez and C Michael Barrett (2 2B) had 3 hits.

After -4 RCAA/.788 OPS and 24 RCAA/.951 OPS seasons, Ramirez is hitting .521 SLG, .345 OBA, .866 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 55 games. He has a .796 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -12 RCAA in 822 games.

After -19 RCAA/.678 OPS and -2 RCAA/.826 OPS seasons, Barrett is hitting .515 SLG, .343 OBA, .858 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 49 games. Barrett has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780, and -89 RCAA in 725 games.

4) Redsox P Bronson Arroyo took a pounding–4 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

After a 4.03 ERA/18 RSAA season, Arroyo is off to a 4.54 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 12 starts (13 games). He has a 4.62 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 3 RSAA in 104 games.

5) Reds P Aaron Harang’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 10 SO.

Harang has a 4.67 ERA/-21 RSAA in 72 career games, including a 3.52 ERA/4 RSAA in 12 starts in 2005.

6) Rockies 3B Garrett Atkins had 3 hits, including a HR.

Atkins has -11 RCAA/.712 OPS in 77 career games, including a .467 SLG, .362 OBA, .830 OPS, -4 RCAA in 37 games in 2005.

7) Tigers P Mike Maroth’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.73 ERA/-31 RSAA and 4.31 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Maroth is off to a 4.54 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.82 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -36 RSAA in 100 games. Maroth was making his 100th career start.

8) Rockies P Jamey Wright (7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO) combined with Jay Witasick and Brian Fuentes to all forget they were pitching in Coors Field while pitching a shutout against the Tigers.

After pitching in 18 games in 2003-04, Wright is off to a 5.68 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 5.11 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -23 RSAA in 204 games.

9) Rangers SS Michael Young had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 0 RCAA/.785 OPS and 13 RCAA/.836 OPS seasons, Young is hitting .471 SLG, .361 OBA, .833 OPS, 4 RCAA start in his first 58 games. He has a .768 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -28 RCAA in 642 games.

10) Marlins RF Juan Encarnacion (1 2B) and SS Alex Gonzalez had 3 hits and 1B Carlos Delgado reached base safely 4 times (1 H, 3 BB).

After -5 RCAA/.759 OPS and -17 RCAA/.704 OPS seasons, Encarnacion is hitting .483 SLG, .364 OBA, .848 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 58 games. He has a .757 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -58 RCAA in 945 games.

After -4 RCAA/.756 OPS and -26 RCAA/.689 OPS seasons, Gonzalez is off to a .396 SLG, .345 OBA, .740 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 55 games. He has a .686 career OPS, compared to his league average of .781, and -120 RCAA in 821 games.

After 69 RCAA/1.019 OPS and 19 RCAA/.907 OPS seasons, Delgado is hitting .589 SLG, .423 OBA, 1.012 OPS, 25 RCAA in his first 58 games. He has a .951 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 417 RCAA in 1481 games.

11) Rangers P Chan Ho Park took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

After pitching in 23 games in 2003-04, Park is off to a 5.40 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and 4 RSAA in 281 games.

12) Astros P Wandy Rodriguez’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 6 BB, 3 SO.

Rodriguez has a 8.41 ERA/-9 RSAA in his first 4 career starts.

13) Dodgers P Brad Penny took a pounding–6 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.13 ERA/-3 RSAA and 3.15 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Penny is off to a 4.04 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 9 RSAA in 144 games.

14) Angels CF Steve Finley had 3 hits (1 HR) and LF Garret Anderson reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB).

After 13 RCAA/.863 OPS and 3 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Finley is off to a .437 SLG, .300 OBA, .737 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 57 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 116 RCAA in 2349 games.

After 33 RCAA/.885 OPS and 8 RCAA/.789 OPS seasons, Anderson is hitting .469 SLG, .338 OBA, .807 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 57 games. He has a .806 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 37 RCAA in 1534 games.

15) Angels P Bartolo Colon’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 S0.

After 3.87 ERA/16 RSAA and 5.01 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Colon is off to a 3.09 ERA/12 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 3.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 120 RSAA in 260 games.

16) Mets P Kazuhisa Ishii took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 9 SO.

After 3.86 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Ishii is off to a 5.48 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and -24 RSAA in 94 games.

17) Devil Rays P Hideo Nomo took a pounding–6 IP, 4 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.09 ERA/22 RSAA and 8.25 ERA/-38 RSAA seasons, Nomo is off to a 6.69 ERA/-20 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and -11 RSAA in 314 games.

18) Pirates P Mark Redman’s line–7 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.59 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Redman is off to a 2.80 ERA/13 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.22 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 24 RSAA in 152 games.

19) Whitesox P Jon Garland’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.51 ERA/-1 RSAA and 4.89 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Garland is off to a 3.23 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.54 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and 16 RSAA in 161 games.

20) Indians CF Grady Sizemore (1 2B) and RF Jody Gerut (1 2B, 1 3B) had 3 hits.

Sizemore has 4 RCAA/.767 OPS in 100 career games, including a .458 SLG, .326 OBA, .784 OPS, 3 RCAA in 57 games in 2005.

After starting his career with 12 RCAA/.830 OPS and -5 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Gerut is hitting .418 SLG, .373 OBA, .791 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 21 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 8 RCAA in 282 games.

21) Indians P C.C. Sabathia’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.60 ERA/13 RSAA and 4.12 ERA/9 RSAA seasons, Sabathia is off to a 3.36 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.05 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.51, and 36 RSAA in 137 games.

22) Giants P Brett Tomko’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.28 ERA/-26 RSAA and 4.04 ERA/9 RSAA seasons, Tomko is off to a 4.07 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.50 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -33 RSAA in 242 games.

23) Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB.

After 101 RCAA/1.106 OPS and 75 RCAA/1.072 OPS seasons, Pujols is hitting .603 SLG, .420 OBA, 1.023 OPS, 30 RCAA in his first 60 games. He has a 1.035 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 311 RCAA in 689 games.

24) Yankees P Chien-Ming Wang took a pounding–4 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 2 SO.

Wang has a 4.44 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 7 career starts (8 games).

25) Cardinals P Jason Marquis’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.53 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.71 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Marquis is off to a 3.27 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 13 RSAA in 141 games.


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