Around the Majors: Cardinals sweep the Padres

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Angels at Yankees–PPD (Angels lead the series, 2-1)
Astros 7, Braves 3 (Astros lead the series, 2-1)
Cardinals 7, Padres 4 (Cardinals win the series, 3-0)

2) Today’s schedule–

Braves (Tim Hudson, 3.52, 19 RSAA) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.76, -11 RSAA), 1:05
Angels (Jarrod Washburn, 3.20, 20 RSAA) at Yankees (Shawn Chacon, 3.44, 20 RSAA), 7:35

3) ASTROS 7, BRAVES 3

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
               - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Braves         0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0   3   8  0
Astros         2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 X   7  12  1

* Braves CF Andruw Jones had 3 hits (2 2B) and SS Rafael Furcal was 0 for 5.

JONES
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   13  .338  .513  .851  .567   5.79  .277  36  116    4  156  Braves       
2004   27    0  .345  .488  .833  .500   5.25  .261  29   91    6  154  Braves       
2005   28   22  .347  .575  .922  .597   6.56  .263  51  128    5  160  Braves       
CAR        103  .342  .503  .845  .553   5.89  .267 301  894  129 1451 
LG AVG       0  .343  .433  .776  .500   5.24  .270 172  711   99 
POS AVG     -2  .339  .433  .773  .495   5.24  .270 171  663  171 

FURCAL
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   24   24  .352  .443  .794  .609   6.36  .292  15   61   25  156  Braves       
2004   25    1  .344  .414  .758  .507   5.32  .279  14   59   29  143  Braves       
2005   26    5  .348  .429  .777  .526   5.61  .284  12   58   46  154  Braves       
CAR         15  .348  .409  .756  .512   5.38  .284  57  292  189  817 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .774  .500   5.20  .269 105  426   54 
POS AVG    -93  .318  .384  .702  .401   4.21  .262  57  322   75 

* Astros 2B Craig Biggio had 3 hits (3 2B).

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   37    1  .350  .412  .763  .504   5.40  .264  15   62    8  153  Astros       
2004   38    8  .337  .469  .806  .536   5.72  .281  24   63    7  156  Astros       
2005   39    8  .325  .468  .792  .543   5.44  .264  26   69   11  155  Astros       
CAR        354  .370  .437  .807  .601   6.17  .285 260 1063  407 2564 
LG AVG       0  .338  .419  .757  .500   4.98  .268 279 1229  207 
POS AVG   -104  .333  .392  .726  .459   4.62  .265 202 1037  232 

* Astros P Roy Oswalt’s line–7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   21   2.97   21  21  127.1  108  7.63 10.60  10   5   0  10   5  Astros       
2004 26   22   3.49   36  35  237    206  7.82 11.62  20  10   0  18  12  Astros       
2005 27   32   2.94   35  35  241.2  184  6.85 11.14  20  12   0  21  11  Astros       
CAREER   137   3.07  155 145  980.2  850  7.80 10.95  83  39   0  79  43 
LG AVG     0   4.25           980.2  733  6.73 12.75  55  55 

4) CARDINALS 7, PADRES 4

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
               - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Cardinals      1 4 0 0 2 0 0 0 0   7  13  1
Padres         0 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0   4   9  0

* Cardinals SS David Eckstein had 3 hits (1 HR, 1 BB) and 1B Albert Pujols reached base safely 4 times (2 H (2 2B), 2 BB).

ECKSTEIN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   28  -12  .325  .325  .651  .405   3.76  .252   3   31   16  120  Angels       
2004   29  -17  .339  .332  .671  .399   4.09  .276   2   35   16  142  Angels       
2005   30    0  .363  .395  .758  .499   5.14  .294   8   61   11  158  Cardinals    
CAR        -32  .351  .362  .713  .462   4.64  .282  25  231   93  725 
LG AVG       0  .335  .429  .764  .500   5.04  .268  91  380   49 
POS AVG    -37  .325  .408  .733  .457   4.63  .269  68  330   66 

PUJOLS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  101  .439  .667 1.106  .830  11.80  .359  43  124    5  157  Cardinals    
2004   24   75  .415  .657 1.072  .768   9.77  .331  46  123    5  154  Cardinals    
2005   25   75  .430  .609 1.039  .770   9.96  .330  41  117   16  161  Cardinals    
CAR        356  .416  .621 1.037  .764   9.58  .332 201  621   29  790 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.15  .268  88  358   45 
POS AVG     68  .360  .470  .830  .570   6.04  .277 115  426   29 

* Padres C Ramon Hernandez reached base safely all 4 times up–2 H (1 HR), 2 BB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    6  .331  .458  .789  .542   5.14  .273  21   78    0  140  A's          
2004   28    5  .341  .477  .818  .539   5.27  .276  18   63    1  111  Padres       
2005   29    2  .322  .450  .772  .516   4.73  .290  12   58    1   99  Padres       
CAR        -33  .325  .418  .742  .457   4.48  .262  90  384    5  805 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.15  .269  88  367   46 
POS AVG    -82  .315  .394  .710  .395   4.11  .255  71  332   12 

* Cardinals P Matt Morris’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28    7   3.76   27  27  172.1  120  6.27 10.81  11   8   0  10   9  Cardinals    
2004 29  -12   4.72   32  32  202    131  5.84 11.90  15  10   0  11  14  Cardinals    
2005 30    4   4.11   31  31  192.2  117  5.47 11.87  14  10   0  12  12  Cardinals    
CAREER    86   3.61  237 206 1377.1  986  6.44 11.73 101  62   4  92  71 
LG AVG     0   4.27          1377.1 1037  6.78 12.78  77  77 

* Padres P Woody Williams took a pounding–1 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 36    6   3.87   34  33  220.2  153  6.24 11.66  18   9   0  14  13  Cardinals    
2004 37    0   4.18   31  31  189.2  131  6.22 12.34  11   8   0   9  10  Cardinals    
2005 38  -19   4.85   28  28  159.2  106  5.97 12.85   9  12   0   8  13  Padres       
CAREER    32   4.12  366 275 1883   1307  6.25 12.07 112  96   0 107 101 
LG AVG     0   4.47          1883   1380  6.60 13.07 105 106 

5) Yesterday’s HR–

Mike Lamb
David Eckstein
Dave Roberts
Ramon Hernandez

6) The Marlins will interview A’s 3B coach Ron Washington for their managerial position.

7) The Pirates will interview Ken Macha today and Jim Tracy tomorrow for their managerial position.

8) The Yankees gave the Devil Rays permission to interview bench coach Joe Girardi for their managerial job.

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