Around the Majors: Clemens sets the RSAA record

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Whitesox 5, Angels 4
Orioles 8, Redsox 1
Mariners 4, BlueJays 3
A’s 5, Devil Rays 4 (11)

NL
Reds 9, Astros 0
Reds 3, Marlins 2 (10)
Nationals 3, Braves 2
Cubs 5, Dodgers 3
Cardinals 5, Rockies 4
Padres 2, Brewers 1

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          31   19  .620   -     17-14  14-5   17-06 09-09 04-02 WON  1
Redsox           27   23  .540   4     13-7   14-16  13-15 03-01 09-06 LOST 1
Yankees          27   23  .540   4     16-13  11-10  10-16 03-00 12-06 LOST 2
BlueJays         27   24  .529   4 1/2 14-12  13-12  15-10 06-09 04-04 LOST 1
Devil Rays       19   33  .365  13     16-14   3-19  08-16 04-09 07-05 LOST 3

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         34   17  .667   -     16-6   18-11  06-04 18-04 08-08 WON  1
Twins            29   20  .592   4     14-9   15-11  08-04 14-11 05-04 LOST 1
Indians          24   25  .490   9     11-13  13-12  02-01 11-15 09-08 WON  3
Tigers           23   25  .479   9 1/2 10-13  13-12  07-08 10-11 05-04 WON  3
Royals           13   37  .260  20 1/2  7-17   6-20  05-08 05-17 02-10 LOST 6

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Rangers          29   20  .592   -     17-12  12-8   06-06 11-06 09-08 WON  8
Angels           30   21  .588   -     15-11  15-10  02-01 15-13 11-06 LOST 1
Mariners         21   29  .420   8 1/2 10-14  11-15  07-12 06-06 06-10 WON  3
A's              18   32  .360  11 1/2 10-12   8-20  08-17 02-04 07-09 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          27   21  .563   -     18-12   9-9   15-13 04-03 05-05 LOST 1
Braves           28   22  .560   -     17-7   11-15  17-12 07-02 03-06 LOST 1
Mets             26   25  .510   2 1/2 16-9   10-16  15-15 10-08 00-00 LOST 1
Nationals        26   25  .510   2 1/2 13-8   13-17  11-12 06-07 08-04 WON  2
Phillies         24   27  .471   4 1/2 10-10  14-17  12-18 09-07 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        33   17  .660   -     17-10  16-7   07-08 19-04 05-04 WON  1
Cubs             25   24  .510   7 1/2 15-12  10-12  04-05 14-12 06-05 WON  4
Brewers          24   26  .480   9     15-11   9-15  04-06 14-14 05-04 LOST 3
Pirates          22   27  .449  10 1/2  8-13  14-14  01-00 12-19 09-08 WON  1
Reds             21   30  .412  12 1/2 15-14   6-16  09-07 09-17 02-04 WON  2
Astros           18   32  .360  15     13-10   5-22  02-10 13-15 03-04 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           32   19  .627   -     17-4   15-15  06-00 10-05 15-12 WON  5
Diamondbacks     29   22  .569   3     16-12  13-10  02-04 05-05 20-12 LOST 1
Dodgers          26   24  .520   5 1/2 12-12  14-12  03-06 05-05 17-11 LOST 1
Giants           23   26  .469   8     14-15   9-11  01-02 07-06 13-17 LOST 4
Rockies          14   35  .286  17     10-12   4-23  04-05 02-09 08-21 LOST 4

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Rangers (Kenny ROgers, 1.69) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 4.53), 7:05
Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 5.30) at Redsox (Wade Miller, 6.16), 7:05
Angels (John Lackey, 3.88) at Whitesox (Freddy Garcia, 3.41), 8:05
Yankees (Kevin Brown, 5.14) at Royals (Zack Greinke, 4.13), 8:10
Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 3.59) at Twins (Carlos Silva, 2.85), 8:10
Devil Rays (Hideo Nomo, 6.00) at A’s (Dan Haren, 4.87), 10:05
BlueJays (Chad Gaudin) at Mariners (Ryan Franklin, 4.45), 10:05

NL
Braves (Mike Hampton, 1.96) at Nationals (John Patterson, 2.98), 7:05
Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.05) at Phillies (Randy Wolf, 5.07), 7:05
Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 3.19) at Pirates (Oliver Perez, 7.04), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey, 3.34) at Mets (Kris Benson, 3.86), 7:10
Reds (Matt Belisle, 4.67) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.73), 8:05
Cardinals (Mark Mulder, 3.72) at Rockies (Jason Jennings, 6.37), 9:05
Brewers (Wes Obermueller, 2.43) at Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.00), 10:05
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 3.62) at Dodgers (Brad Penny, 3.56), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Richie Sexson–#13
Albert Pujols–#12
Andruw Jones–#12
Aramis Ramirez–#10
Steve Finley–#7
Damon Hollins–#6
Joe Randa–#5
Michael Barrett–#5
Olmedo Saenz–#5
Reed Johnson–#4
Orlando Hudson–#3
Bobby Kielty–#3
David Newhan–#3
Ryan Freel–#2
Jerry Hairston Jr.–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
2) Alfonso Soriano–14
T3) Paul Konerko–13
T3) Miguel Tejada–13
T3) Mark Teixeira–13
T3) Richie Sexson–13*
T7) Tino Martinez–12
T7) David Ortiz–12
T9) Manny Ramirez–11
T9) Brian Roberts–11

NL
1) Derrek Lee–16
2) Adam Dunn–14
3) Troy Glaus–13
T4) Albert Pujols–12*
T4) Bobby Abreu–12
T4) Cliff Floyd–12
T4) Carlos Lee–12
T4) Andruw Jones–12*
9) Jason Bay–11
T10) Jim Edmonds–10
T10) Milton Bradley–10
T10) Reggie Sanders–10
T10) Jose Guillen–10
T10) Ryan Klesko–10
T10) Corey Patterson–10
T10) Morgan Ensberg–10

*–hit 1 yesterday


1) Astros P Roger Clemens set the modern major league record for career RSAA. Clemens’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO.

After 3.91 ERA/10 RSAA and 2.98 ERA/32 RSAA seasons, Clemens is off to a 1.30 ERA/26 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 671 RSAA in 651 games. It was Clemens’s 650th career start.

The new top 10–

RSAA 
1    Roger Clemens               671   
2    Lefty Grove                 668   
3    Walter Johnson              643   
4    Greg Maddux                 556   
5    Grover C Alexander          524   
6    Randy Johnson               512   
7    Pedro Martinez              488   
8    Christy Mathewson           405   
9    Tom Seaver                  404   
10   Carl Hubbell                355

Clemens ranks 3rd, including the 19th century–

RSAA 
1    Cy Young                    813   
2    Kid Nichols                 678   
3    Roger Clemens               671   
4    Lefty Grove                 668   
5    Walter Johnson              643   
6    Greg Maddux                 556   
7    Grover C Alexander          524   
8    Randy Johnson               512   
9    John Clarkson               508   
10   Pedro Martinez              488

Clemens has led the league (or tied) 6 times and finished in the top 5 13 times–

RSAA                
1986  AL  T1ST    46
1987  AL  2ND     46
1988  AL  2ND     42
1989  AL  T3RD    28
1990  AL  1ST     55
1991  AL  1ST     50
1992  AL  1ST     49
1994  AL  T2ND    40
1996  AL  3RD     46
1997  AL  1ST     69
1998  AL  1ST     51
2000  AL  2ND     32
2001  AL  T6TH    24
2004  NL  4TH     32

Clemens’s 26 RSAA in 2005 is already a major league record for 42 year olds–

RSAA                          YEAR    RSAA    
1    Roger Clemens            2005       26   
2    Jack Quinn               1926       23   
T3   Hoyt Wilhelm             1965       21   
T3   Nolan Ryan               1989       21   
T3   Warren Spahn             1963       21   
6    Babe Adams               1924       15   
7    Sad Sam Jones            1935       14   
8    Doug Jones               1999       13   
T9   Connie Marrero           1953       11   
T9   Red Ruffing              1946       11   
T9   Grover C Alexander       1929       11   
T9   Dutch Leonard            1951       11

Clemens ranks #1 on the Redsox career list, 7th for the Astros and tied for 23rd with the Yankees–

REDSOX
1    Roger Clemens               431   
2    Pedro Martinez              348   
3    Cy Young                    277   
4    Lefty Grove                 258   
5    Mel Parnell                 187   
6    Ellis Kinder                160   
7    Joe Wood                    159   
8    Frank Sullivan              138   
9    Tex Hughson                 133   
10   Bob Stanley                 132   

ASTROS
1    Roy Oswalt                  115   
2    Billy Wagner                 99   
3    Mike Hampton                 76   
4    Dave Smith                   75   
5    Octavio Dotel                67   
6    Nolan Ryan                   60   
7    Roger Clemens                58   
8    Wade Miller                  56   
9    Don Wilson                   55   
10   Joe Sambito                  53

2) Whitesox DH Frank Thomas had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a hip flexor injury.

3) The A’s activated SS Bobby Crosby from the DL and sent INF Keith Ginter to the minors.

After a -15 RCAA/.744 OPS season, Crosby is off to a 2 for 7, with a 2B, start in his first 2 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -17 RCAA in 164 games.

4) The Whitesox picked up manager Ozzie Guillen’s option for 2006, gave him a contract extension for 2007-08 and an option for 2009.

5) The Royals fired hitting coach Jeff Pentland.

6) The Dodgers sent C Dioner Navarro to the minors, called up C Mike Rose and designated minor league P Buddy Carlyle for assignment.

Navarro still hasn’t made his major league debut.

Rose was 0 for 2 in 2 games with the 2004 A’s.

Carlyle has a 7.41 ERA/-20 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 8.36 ERA/-7 RSAA in 10 games in 2005, which is his first time in the majors since 2000.

7) The Rockies called up P Matt Anderson and placed P Jose Acevedo on the 15 day DL.

After pitching in just 35 games in 2003-03, Anderson missed 2004 and made his 2005 debut yesterday. He has a 4.95 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.71, and -9 RSAA in 246. His only positive RSAA came as a rookie with the 1998 Tigers.

Acevedo has a strained right groin. After a 5.94 ERA/-34 RSAA in his first full season, Acevedo is off to a 4.50 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 15 games. He has a 5.53 ERA/-47 RSAA in 83 career games.

8) The Nationals activated 1B Wil Cordero and P John Patterson from the DL and sent INF Brendan Harris and OF Tyrell Godwin to the minors.

After -7 RCAA/.803 OPS and -5 RCAA/.538 OPS seasons, Cordero is 0 for 4, with -1 RCAA, in his first 3 games. He has a .762 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -42 RCAA in 1221 games.

Patterson has a 4.65 ERA/-9 RSAA in 49 career games, including a 2.98 ERA/5 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

Harris has -5 RCAA/.585 OPS in 27 career games, including 3 for 9, with a 2B and a HR, in 4 games in 2005.

Godwin was 0 for 3, with -1 RCAA, in his first 3 career games.

9) The Mariners sent C Miguel Olivo to the minors and called up C Rene Rivera.

After -14 RCAA/.646 OPS and -10 RCAA/.725 OPS seasons, Olivo is off to a .236 SLG, .174 OBA, .410 OPS, -12 RCAA start in his first 37 games. He has a .645 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -37 RCAA in 253 games.

Rivera was 0 for 3 in 2 games with the 2004 Mariners.

10) The Braves will activate P Mike Hampton from the DL today.

After 3.84 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Hampton is off to a 1.96 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 93 RSAA in 371 games.

11) Brewers C Damian Miller had to leave yesterday’s game, after being hit in the hand by a foul ball.

After -18 RCAA/.680 OPS and -11 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Miller is off to a .403 SLG, .343 OBA, .746 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 37 games. He has a .749 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -60 RCAA in 753 games.

12) Orioles SS Miguel Tejada had 3 hits, including a 3B.

After 19 RCAA/.807 OPS and 23 RCAA/.894 OPS seasons, Tejada is hitting .595 SLG, .364 OBA, .959 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 50 games. He has a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 65 RCAA in 1148 games.

13) Orioles P Rodrigo Lopez’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 5.82 ERA/-25 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/23 RSAA seasons, Lopez is off to a 3.91 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.36 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.51, and 8 RSAA in 113 games.

14) Redsox P Bronson Arroyo took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.03 ERA/18 RSAA season, Arroyo is off to a 4.06 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.55 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 5 RSAA in 101 games.

15) Angels CF Steve Finley had 3 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After 13 RCAA/.863 OPS and 3 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Finley is off to a .426 SLG, .283 OBA, .709 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 48 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .757, and 114 RCAA in 2340 games.

16) Devil Rays SS Julio Lugo reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

After -2 RCAA/.743 OPS and 0 RCAA/.734 OPS seasons, Lugo is off to a .365 SLG, .321 OBA, .686 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .729 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -45 RCAA in 692 games.

17) Devil Rays P Scott Kazmir’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

Kazmir has a 4.45 ERA/-3 RSAA in 19 career games, including a 3.82 ERA/2 RSAA in 11 starts in 2005.

18) Mariners P Jamie Moyer’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.27 ERA/27 RSAA and 5.21 ERA/-22 RSAA seasons, Moyer is off to a 5.28 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.17 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.45, and 81 RSAA in 517 games.

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

After 101 RCAA/1.106 OPS and 75 RCAA/1.072 OPS seasons, Pujols is hitting .586 SLG, .404 OBA, .990 OPS, 22 RCAA in his first 50 games. He has a 1.033 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 303 RCAA in 679 games.

20) Rockies P Jamey Wright’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After pitching in 18 games in 2003-04, Wright is off to a 6.39 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 5.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and -27 RSAA in 202 games.

21) Reds 3B Joe Randa had 3 hits, including a HR.

After -2 RCAA/.800 OPS and 1 RCAA/.751 OPS seasons, Randa is hitting .461 SLG, .369 OBA, .830 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -45 RCAA in 1330 games.

22) Reds P Aaron Harang (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 SO) combined with David Weathers and Todd Coffey for a shutout against the Astros.

Harang has a 4.61 ERA/-18 RSAA in 70 career games, including a 2.97 ERA/7 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

23) Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez had 3 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After -4 RCAA/.788 OPS and 24 RCAA/.951 OPS seasons, Ramirez is hitting .500 SLG, .325 OBA, .825 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .793 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -16 RCAA in 813 games.

24) Cubs P Greg Maddux’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.96 ERA/5 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/13 RSAA seasons, Maddux is off to a 4.08 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 2.97 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.07, and 556 RSAA in 619 games.

25) Dodgers P Wilson Alvarez took a pounding–5 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.37 ERA/17 RSAA and 4.03 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Alvarez is off to a 5.79 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 10 games (2 starts). He has a 3.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 88 RSAA in 344 games.

26) Marlins P Al Leiter’s line–5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 5 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.99 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.21 ERA/20 RSAA seasons, Leiter is off to a 6.38 ERA/-12 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 131 RSAA in 396 games.

27) Pirates P Mark Redman’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.59 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Redman is off to a 3.14 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 19 RSAA in 150 games.

28) Brewers P Victor Santos’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.97 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Santos is off to a 2.73 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 10 starts (11 games). He has a 4.75 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and -9 RSAA in 107 games.

29) Padres P Darrell May’s line–5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.77 ERA/32 RSAA and 5.61 ERA/-25 RSAA seasons, May is off to a 4.96 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 15 games (4 starts). He has a 4.98 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -10 RSAA in 152 games.

30) Nationals 1B Nick Johnson had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After 24 RCAA/.894 OPS and 1 RCAA/.758 OPS seasons, Johnson is hitting .511 SLG, .428 OBA, .939 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 50 games. He has a .812 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 32 RCAA in 371 games.

31) Nationals P Tomo Ohka’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 0 SO.

After 4.16 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.40 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Ohka is off to a 3.20 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 8 starts (9 games). He has a 3.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 54 RSAA in 133 games.


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