Around the Majors: Clemens, Zito trade rumors

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Tigers 5, Orioles 3
Redsox 7, Angels 4
Whitesox 6, Indians 4
Twins 6, Yankees 3
Royals 2, Rangers 1
BlueJays 6, A’s 2
Devil Rays 6, Mariners 1

NL
Pirates 3, Braves 1
Cardinals 2, Astros 0
Nationals 3, Marlins 2 (11)
Padres 6, Cubs 2
Rockies 12, Reds 4
Brewers 7, Dodgers 5
Giants at Mets–PPD
Diamondbacks at Phillies–PPD

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          32   22  .593   -     17-14  15-8   18-08 09-10 04-02 LOST 2
Redsox           30   24  .556   2     16-8   14-16  15-16 03-01 10-06 WON  2
BlueJays         29   26  .527   3 1/2 14-12  15-14  15-10 06-09 06-06 WON  1
Yankees          27   27  .500   5     16-13  11-14  10-16 03-04 12-06 LOST 6
Devil Rays       20   35  .364  12 1/2 16-14   4-21  08-16 04-09 08-07 WON  1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         36   18  .667   -     18-7   18-11  06-04 19-04 09-09 WON  1
Twins            32   21  .604   3 1/2 17-10  15-11  09-04 16-12 05-04 WON  3
Tigers           26   26  .500   9     13-14  13-12  08-08 10-11 07-05 WON  3
Indians          25   28  .472  10 1/2 11-13  14-15  02-01 12-18 09-08 LOST 3
Royals           17   37  .315  19     11-17   6-20  08-08 05-17 03-10 WON  4

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           31   23  .574   -     15-11  16-12  02-02 16-14 11-06 LOST 1
Rangers          30   23  .566     1/2 17-12  13-11  06-06 12-09 09-08 LOST 3
Mariners         22   31  .415   8 1/2 11-16  11-15  08-14 06-06 06-10 LOST 1
A's              21   33  .389  10     13-13   8-20  11-18 02-04 07-09 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          28   24  .538   -     18-12  10-12  15-14 05-05 05-05 LOST 1
Braves           29   25  .537   -     17-7   12-18  18-14 07-03 03-06 LOST 2
Nationals        29   26  .527     1/2 16-9   13-17  14-13 06-07 08-04 WON  2
Mets             28   26  .519   1     18-10  10-16  15-15 10-08 02-01 WON  2
Phillies         27   27  .500   2     13-10  14-17  12-18 09-07 04-01 WON  3

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        35   19  .648   -     17-10  18-9   07-08 20-04 06-06 WON  1
Cubs             28   25  .528   6 1/2 15-12  13-13  04-05 14-12 09-06 LOST 1
Brewers          26   28  .481   9     15-11  11-17  04-06 14-14 07-06 WON  1
Pirates          25   28  .472   9 1/2 11-14  14-14  04-01 12-19 09-08 WON  1
Reds             21   33  .389  14     15-14   6-19  09-07 09-19 02-05 LOST 3
Astros           20   33  .377  14 1/2 15-11   5-22  02-10 15-16 03-04 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           34   21  .618   -     19-6   15-15  06-00 12-07 15-12 WON  1
Diamondbacks     30   24  .556   3 1/2 16-12  14-12  03-06 05-05 20-12 LOST 2
Dodgers          27   27  .500   6 1/2 13-15  14-12  03-06 06-08 17-11 LOST 1
Giants           23   29  .442   9 1/2 14-15   9-14  01-05 07-06 13-17 LOST 7
Rockies          17   36  .321  16     13-13   4-23  04-05 05-10 08-21 WON  2

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Angels (Bartolo Colon, 2.75) at Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 3.98), 1:20
Rangers (Chan Ho Park, 4.60) at Royals (Jose Lima, 8.13), 2:10
Indians (Jason Davis, 5.56) at Whitesox (Jon Garland, 3.22), 4:05
Orioles (Rodrigo Lopez, 3.91) at Tigers (Wilfredo Ledezma, 6.75), 7:05
Yankees (Chien-Ming Wang, 4.06) at Twins (Joe Mays, 3.73), 7:10
BlueJays (Ted Lilly, 7.60) at A’s (Joe Blanton, 6.66), 9:05
Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir, 3.82) at Mariners (Joel Pineiro, 6.66), 10:05

NL
Giants (Noah Lowry, 5.37) at Mets (Tom Glavine, 5.05), 1:20
Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.39) at Astros (Wandy Rodriguez, 6.17), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez, 3.65, and Russ Ortiz, 5.68) at Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 7.03, and Brett Myers, 2.06), DH, 5:05
Braves (Kyle Davies, 1.15) at Pirates (Mark Redman, 3.14), 7:05
Marlins (Al Leiter, 6.38) at Nationals (Tomo Ohka, 3.20), 7:05
Reds (Brandon Claussen, 3.89) at Rockies (Jamey Wright, 6.39), 8:05
Cubs (Greg Maddux, 4.08) at Padres (Darrell May, 4.96), 10:05
Brewers (Victor Santos, 2.73) at Dodgers (D.J. Houlton, 7.41), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Carlos Lee–#14
Albert Pujols–#13
Gary Sheffield–#10
Preston Wilson–#8 & #9
Matt Stairs–#7
Olmedo Saenz–#7
Austin Kearns–#6
Coco Crisp–#5
Bill Hall–#5
Ivan Rodriguez–#4
Aubrey Huff–#4
Rich Aurilia–#4
Lew Ford–#3
Chone Figgins–#3
Frank Catalanotto–#2
Brent Abernathy–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
T2) Miguel Tejada–14
T2) Alfonso Soriano–14
T4) Paul Konerko–13
T4) Mark Teixeira–13
T4) Richie Sexson–13
T4) David Ortiz–13
8) Tino Martinez–12
T9) Manny Ramirez–11
T9) Brian Roberts–11
T9) Vernon Wells–11
T9) Richard Hidalgo–11

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17
T2) Adam Dunn–14
T2) Carlos Lee–14*
T4) Albert Pujols–13*
T4) Troy Glaus–13
T6) Bobby Abreu–12
T6) Cliff Floyd–12
T6) Andruw Jones–12
T9) Carlos Delgado–11
T9) Jason Bay–11

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Gary Sheffield tied Jim Thome for 35th place on the all time HR list, with 425.

7) Dodgers 1B Olmedo Saenz hit his 50th career HR.

After 4 RCAA/.822 OPS and 3 RCAA/.856 OPS seasons (2002 & 2004), Saenz is hitting .670 SLG, .415 OBA, 1.085 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .824 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 25 RCAA in 473 games.

8) Rockies CF Preston Wilson hit 2 HR and had 4 hits (1 2B).

After 3 RCAA/.880 OPS and -16 RCAA/.706 OPS seasons, Wilson is off to a .520 SLG, .327 OBA, .847 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .815 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780, and -11 RCAA in 850 games.


1) Astros owner Drayton McLane has acknowledged that the team has had trade talks, regarding Roger Clemens, with both the Yankees and Redsox, but denies the rumors of a possible deal with the Rangers.

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 a modern major league record 671 RSAA in 651 games.

2) According to the A’s website, Barry Zito has mentioned in trade rumors with the Padres.

The rumors are being fueled by a radio station. After 3.30 ERA/24 RSAA and 4.48 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Zito is off to a 4.52 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.49 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 114 RSAA in 165 games.

3) According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Twins have had trade talks regarding Phillies 2B Placido Polanco, but aren’t interested in including Scott Baker, Francisco Liriano or Jesse Crain in a deal.

After 8 RCAA/.799 OPS and 0 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Polanco is off to a .363 SLG, .356 OBA, .719 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .747 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -32 RCAA in 829 games.

4) According to the Indians press notes, Juan Gonzalez’s hamstring injury could keep him out for 3 months.

Three months from now is the beginning of September. Until I see him in the lineup, I’m penciling him in for out for the year.

5) The A’s called up P Ryan Glynn and designated P Britt Reames for assignment.

Glynn has a 6.12 ERA/-28 RSAA in 48 career games. Glynn’s line yesterday, in his 2005 debut–7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

Reames has a 5.13 ERA/-15 RSAA in 95 career games, including a 9.53 ERA/-3 RSAA in 2 games in 2005.

6) The Giants traded P Matt Herges to the Diamondbacks for minor league OF Doug DeVore.

After 2.62 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.23 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Herges is off to a 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 21 games. He has a 3.66 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 26 RSAA in 371 games. Herges had recently been designated for assignment by the Giants.

DeVore had a .374 SLG, .272 OBA, .646 OPS, -6 RCAA in 50 games in 2004.

7) The Diamondbacks claimed P Claudio Vargas off waivers from the Nationals.

After starting his career with 4.34 ERA/10 RSAA and 5.25 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Vargas is off to a 9.24 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 5.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -12 RSAA in 72 games. Vargas was recently designated for assignment.

The Diamondbacks will make a couple of more roster moves to put Herges and Vargas on the 25 man roster.

8) The Dodgers placed CF Milton Bradley on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 30, and called up OF Jason Repko.

Bradley has a torn ligament in the ring finger of his right hand. After 34 RCAA/.923 OPS and 3 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Bradley is hitting .511 SLG, .345 OBA, .855 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .752 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 5 RCAA in 530 games.

Repko is off to a .415 SLG, .289 OBA, .704 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 35 career games.

9) The Indians sent P Brian Tallet to the minors and will call up P Jason Davis.

Tallet had a 3.48 ERA/3 RSAA in 7 games in 2002-03 and hasn’t made his 2005 debut yet.

After 4.68 ERA/-9 RSAA and 5.51 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Davis is off to a 5.56 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 8 games (1 start). He has a 4.91 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and -20 RSAA in 64 games.

10) The Indians sent OF Ryan Ludwick to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Ludwick had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment earlier in the week.

11) Nationals CF Brad Wilkerson was out of yesterday’s line, due to a sore right hand, and is day to day.

After 4 RCAA/.844 OPS and 30 RCAA/.872 OPS seasons, Wilkerson is hitting .453 SLG, .359 OBA, .813 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a .835 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 46 RCAA in 557 games.

12) Devil Rays P Casey Fossum had to leave yesterday’s game, due to an apparent groin injury.

After 5.47 ERA/-6 RSAA and 6.65 ERA/-35 RSAA seasons, Fossum is off to a 3.54 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 15 games (4 starts). He has a 5.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and -30 RSAA in 117 games.

13) Braves SS Rafael Furcal has been out of the lineup for the past 3 games, due to a right shoulder injury, and is expected to return today.

The shoulder only bothers the switch hitter when he’s hitting left handed and the Braves are facing lefties the next 2 games.

After 24 RCAA/.794 OPS and 1 RCAA/.758 OPS seasons, Furcal is off to a .333 SLG, .281 OBA, .614 OPS, -11 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .741 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -1 RCAA in 715 games.

14) Reds SS Rich Aurilia is denying rumors that, since he’s upset about losing the starting job to Felipe Lopez, he has demanded a trade.

After -12 RCAA/.735 OPS and -14 RCAA/.667 OPS seasons, Aurilia is off to a .361 SLG, .228 OBA, .589 OPS, -9 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .760 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -10 RCAA in 1145 games.

15) The Devil Rays sent P Seth McClung to the minors, called up P Lee Gardner and designated minor league P Jose Diaz for assignment.

McClung has a 7.22 ERA/-15 RSAA in 29 career games, including a 11.09 ERA/-15 RSAA in 17 games in 2005.

Gardner had a 4.05 ERA/1 RSAA in 12 games with the 2002 Devil Rays.

16) The Mariners sent SS Wilson Valdez to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Valdez had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment earlier in the week.

17) Rockies 1B Todd Helton was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to flulike symptoms.

After 80 RCAA/1.088 OPS and 78 RCAA/1.088 OPS seasons, Helton is off to a .415 SLG, .387 OBA, .803 OPS, -3 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a 1.037 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 392 RCAA in 1186 games.

18) Dodgers P Wilson Alvarez was scratched from today’s start, due to tendinitis in his shoulder.

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.


1) Redsox P David Wells reached 2000 career SO.

After 4.14 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.73 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 5.85 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 125 RSAA in 597 games.

Wells became the 12th pitcher with 2000+ SO, but who was below the league average in SO–

STRIKEOUTS                      SO       SO     
1    Greg Maddux                2957      -54   
2    Warren Spahn               2583     -142   
3    Jim Kaat                   2461     -285   
4    Robin Roberts              2357     -120   
5    Tom Glavine                2276     -435   
6    Tommy John                 2245     -556   
7    Jim Palmer                 2212      -25   
8    Dennis Martinez            2149     -269   
9    Rick Reuschel              2015     -110   
10   Orel Hershiser             2014      -86   
11   Catfish Hunter             2012      -34   
12   David Wells                2002      -89  

2) Padres P Adam Eaton’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.08 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.61 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Eaton is off to a 3.48 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and -24 RSAA in 121 games.

Eaton also tied the coveted single season Padres record for 3B in a season by a pitcher, with 1.

3) Angels 2B Adam Kennedy had 4 hits and Chone Figgins had 3 hits (1 2B, 1 HR).

After 4 RCAA/.743 and -1 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Kennedy is off to a .326 SLG, .315 OBA, .651 SLG, -2 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .7721 and -36 RCAA in 785 games.

After a 5 RCAA/.770 OPS season in his first year as a starter, Figgins is hitting .410 SLG, .333 OBA, .743 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .741 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 6 RCAA in 289 games.

4) Redsox 3B Bill Mueller reached base safely all 4 times up–2 H, 2 BB.

After 38 RCAA/.938 OPS and 5 RCAA/.811 OPS seasons, Mueller is off to a .360 SLG, .402 OBA, .762 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 46 games. He has a .797 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 69 RCAA in 1080 games.

5) Angels P Kelvim Escobar’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO.

After 4.29 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.93 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Escobar is off to a 2.97 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.40 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and 41 RSAA in 340 games.

6) Whitesox RF Jermaine Dye had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -20 RCAA/.514 OPS and -2 RCAA/.793 OPS seasons, Dye is off to a .475 SLG, .288 OBA, .763 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 50 games. He has a .793 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 1 RCAA in 1096 games.

7) Indians P Jake Westbrook took a pounding–7 IP, 11 H, 6 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.33 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.38 ERA/28 RSAA seasons, Westbrook is off to a 5.30 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.49 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -4 RSAA in 116 games.

8) Tigers P Jason Johnson’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

After 4.18 ERA/3 RSAA and 5.13 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Johnson is off to a 3.27 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.84 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -50 RSAA in 193 games.

9) Rangers P Pedro Astacio’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After pitching in just 12 games in 2003-04, Astacio is off to a 5.22 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.63 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 3 RSAA in 361 games.

10) Royals P Runelvys Hernandez’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

Hernandez has a 4.75 ERA/4 RSAA in 40 career games, including a 5.33 ERA/-10 RSAA in 12 starts in 2005.

11) Yankees CF Hideki Matsui had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After starting his US career with 5 RCAA/.788 OPS and 44 RCAA/.912 OPS seasons, Matsui is hitting .414 SLG, .326 OBA, .741 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .832 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 50 RCAA in 379 games.

12) Twins 2B Brent Abernathy reached base safely all 4 times up–2 H (1 HR), 2 BB.

Abernathy has -34 RCAA/.631 OPS in 211 career games, including 3 for 6, with 1 HR, 2 BB and 3 RCAA, in 3 games in 2005.

13) Yankees P Mike Mussina took a pounding–6 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.40 ERA/23 RSAA and 4.59 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Mussina is off to a 4.32 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.61 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 289 RSAA in 425 games.

14) BlueJays LF Frank Catalanotto had 4 hits, including a HR.

After 10 RCAA/.823 OPS and -5 RCAA/.734 OPS seasons, Catalanotto is hitting .440 SLG, .379 OBA, .819 OPS, 4 RCAA start in his first 38 games. He has a .815 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 43 RCAA in 752 games.

15) BlueJays P Roy Halladay’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.25 ERA/45 RSAA and 4.20 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Halladay is off to a 2.45 ERA/21 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.76 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 116 RSAA in 177 games.

16) Devil Rays LF Carl Crawford (1 SB) and RF Aubrey Huff (1 HR) had 3 hits.

After -11 RCAA/.671 OPS and 14 RCAA/.781 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Crawford is hitting .405 SLG, .308 OBA, .713 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 55 games. He has a .715 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -4 RCAA in 421 games.

After 36 RCAA/.922 OPS and 28 RCAA/.853 OPS seasons, Huff is off to a .372 SLG, .324 OBA, .696 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .828 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 55 RCAA in 634 games.

17) Mariners DH Raul Ibanez reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H, 1 BB.

After 0 RCAA/.799 OPS and 16 RCAA/.825 OPS seasons, Ibanez is hitting .477 SLG, .381 OBA, .857 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .808 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 23 RCAA in 805 games.

18) Reds RF Austin Kearns had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 6 RCAA/.819 OPS and -4 RCAA/.740 OPS seasons, Kearns is hitting .419 SLG, .319 OBA, .737 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .822 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 22 RCAA in 301 games.

19) Rockies SS Clint Barmes (1 2B, 1 BB) and 1B Luis Gonzalez had 3 hits.

Barmes has 1 RCAA/.846 OPS in 84 career games, including a .512 SLG, .374 OBA, .886 OPS, 5 RCAA in 52 games in 2005.

After starting his career with -11 RCAA/.799 OPS in 2004, Gonzalez is off to a .446 SLG, .351 OBA, .797 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 37 games. He has a .799 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -14 RCAA in 139 games.

20) Rockies P Jeff Francis’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

Francis has a 5.07 ERA/1 RSAA in 18 career games, including a 5.03 ERA/1 RSAA in 11 starts in 2005.

21) Astros SS Adam Everett had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -13 RCAA/.700 OPS and -11 RCAA/.703 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Everett is off to a .409 SLG, .298 OBA, .707 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 49 games. He has a .685 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -39 RCAA in 330 games.

22) Cardinals P Chris Carpenter (8 IP, 8 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO) combined with Ray King and Julian Tavarez for a shutout against the Astros.

After 5.28 ERA/-7 RSAA and 3.46 ERA/14 RSAA seasons (2002 & 2004), Carpenter is off to a 3.42 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.51 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 13 RSAA in 192 games.

23) Astros P Andy Pettitte’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Pettitte is off to a 3.47 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 141 RSAA in 309 games.

24) Brewers P Chris Capuano’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 SO.

Capuano has a 4.14 ERA/7 RSAA in 38 career games, including a 3.01 ERA/12 RSAA in 12 starts in 2005.

25) Braves P Tim Hudson’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.70 ERA/41 RSAA and 3.53 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Hudson is off to a 3.08 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and 179 RSAA in 195 games.

26) Pirates P Kip Wells’s line–7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After 3.28 ERA/21 RSAA and 4.55 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 3.58 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 26 RSAA in 167 games.

27) Cubs LF Todd Hollandsworth had 3 hits and a SB.

After -2 RCAA/.739 OPS and 10 RCAA/.939 OPS seasons, Hollandsworth is off to a .324 SLG, .309 OBA, .633 OPS, -6 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .778 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 5 RCAA in 943 games.

28) Cubs P Sergio Mitre took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 SO.

Mitre has a 6.87 ERA/-20 RSAA in 18 career games, including a 6.88 ERA/-4 RSAA in 3 starts in 2005.

29) Marlins CF Juan Encarnacion had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -5 RCAA/.759 OPS and -17 RCAA/.704 OPS seasons, Encarnacion is hitting .476 SLG, .352 OBA, .828 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .755 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -60 RCAA in 939 games.

30) Marlins P Josh Beckett’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.04 ERA/15 RSAA and 3.79 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Beckett is off to a 2.58 ERA/13 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.36 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 39 RSAA in 89 games.

31) Nationals P Livan Hernandez’s line–9 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 5 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.20 ERA/50 RSAA and 3.60 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Hernandez is off to a 3.45 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.09 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 21 RSAA in 262 games.


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