Around the Majors: Crosby goes on the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Royals 7, Tigers 2
Redsox 7, Yankees 3
Whitesox 4, Indians 3
Devil Rays 8, BlueJays 5
Twins 4, Mariners 1
A’s 9, Orioles 0
Rangers 3, Angels 2 (12)

NL
Brewers 10, Pirates 2
Cardinals 4, Cardinals 1
Nationals 7, Phillies 3
Reds 9, Mets 5
Braves 2, Marlins 1 (13)
Padres 14, Rockies 6
Diamondbacks 8, Cubs 3
Dodgers 10, Giants 4

2) Standings–

AL EAST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   02-01 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
BlueJays         2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   02-01 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Orioles          1    1  .500     1/2  1-1    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-01 LOST 1
Redsox           1    2  .333   1      0-0    1-2   01-02 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Devil Rays       1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   01-02 00-00 00-00 WON  1

AL CENTRAL     WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         2    0 1.000   -      2-0    0-0   00-00 02-00 00-00 WON  2
Twins            2    1  .667     1/2  0-0    2-1   00-00 00-00 02-01 WON  2
Tigers           1    1  .500   1      1-1    0-0   00-00 01-01 00-00 LOST 1
Royals           1    1  .500   1      0-0    1-1   00-00 01-01 00-00 WON  1
Indians          0    2  .000   2      0-0    0-2   00-00 00-02 00-00 LOST 2

AL WEST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           1    1  .500   -      1-1    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-01 LOST 1
A's              1    1  .500   -      0-0    1-1   01-01 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Rangers          1    1  .500   -      0-0    1-1   00-00 00-00 01-01 WON  1
Mariners         1    2  .333     1/2  1-2    0-0   00-00 01-02 00-00 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves            1    1  .500   -      0-0    1-1   01-01 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Marlins           1    1  .500   -      1-1    0-0   01-01 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Phillies          1    1  .500   -      1-1    0-0   01-01 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Nationals         1    1  .500   -      0-0    1-1   01-01 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Mets              0    2  .000   1      0-0    0-2   00-00 00-02 00-00 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Reds              2    0 1.000   -      2-0    0-0   02-00 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Brewers           2    0 1.000   -      0-0    2-0   00-00 02-00 00-00 WON  2
Astros            1    1  .500   1      1-1    0-0   00-00 01-01 00-00 WON  1
Cardinals         1    1  .500   1      0-0    1-1   00-00 01-01 00-00 LOST 1
Cubs              1    2  .333   1 1/2  0-0    1-2   00-00 00-00 01-02 LOST 2
Pirates           0    2  .000   2      0-2    0-0   00-00 00-02 00-00 LOST 2

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks      2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   00-00 02-01 00-00 WON  2
Rockies           1    1  .500     1/2  1-1    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-01 LOST 1
Dodgers           1    1  .500     1/2  0-0    1-1   00-00 00-00 01-01 WON  1
Padres            1    1  .500     1/2  0-0    1-1   00-00 00-00 01-01 WON  1
Giants            1    1  .500     1/2  1-1    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-01 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Royals (Zack Greinke) at Tigers (Jason Johnson), 1:05
Indians (Cliff Lee) at Whitesox (Jose Contreras), 2:05
A’s (Dan Haren) at Orioles (Erik Bedard), 7:05
Rangers (Chris Young) at Angels (John Lackey), 10:05

NL
Mets (Kazuhisa Ishii) at Reds (Aaron Harang), 12:35
Nationals (Esteban Loaiza) at Phillies (Randy Wolf), 1:05
Braves (Tim Hudson) at Marlins (A.J. Burnett), 7:05
Pirates (Mark Redman) at Padres (Jake Peavy), 10:05
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver) at Giants (Brett Tomko), 10:15

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Nick Swisher–#1 & #2
Brian Giles–#2
Jorge Cantu–#2
Reggie Sanders–#2
Clint Barnes–#2
Joe Randa–#2
Alex Rodriguez–#1
Chipper Jones–#1
Troy Glaus–#1
Tino Martinez–#1
Paul Konerko–#1
Jermaine Dye–#1
Richard Hidalgo–#1
Alfonso Soriano–#1
Eric Chavez–#1
Keith Ginter–#1
Carl Crawford–#1
Matt LeCroy–#1
Bret Boone–#1
Angel Berroa–#1
Jose Valentin–#1
Mike Matheny–#1
Michael Barrett–#1
Brad Wilkerson–#1
Jose Guillen–#1
Pat Burrell–#1
Junior Spivey–#1
Carlos Lee–#1
Tike Redman–#1
Doug Mientkiewicz–#1
David Wright–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Dmitri Young–3
T2) Richie Sexson–2
T2) Hideki Matsui–2
T2) Nick Swisher–2
T2) Jorge Cantu–2
T6) Alex Rodriguez, Luis Matos, Orlando Hudson, Vernon Wells, Eric Hinske, Calvin Pickering, Brandon Inge, Vladimir Guerrero, David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Derek Jeter, Alex Gonzalez, Jacque Jones, Mark Teixeira, Tino Martinez, Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Richard Hidalgo, Alfonso Soriano, Eric Chavez, Keith Ginter, Carl Crawford, Matt LeCroy, Bret Boone, Angel Berroa–1

NL
T1) Brian Giles–2
T1) Adam Dunn–2
T1) Xavier Nady–2
T1) Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–2
T1) Reggie Sanders–2
T1) Clint Barnes–2
T1) Joe Randa–2
T4) Chipper Jones, Troy Glaus, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Jose Cruz Jr., Phil Nevin, Ramon Hernandez, Preston Wilson, Jeff Baker, Kaz Matsui, Carlos Beltran, Cliff Floyd, Joe Randa, Terrmel Sledge, Kenny Lofton, Jeff Cirillo, Jim Edmonds, Larry Walker, Juan Encarnacion, Cesar Izturis, Edgardo Alfonzo, Todd Hollandsworth, Jose Valentin, Mike Matheny, Michael Barrett, Brad Wilkerson, Jose Guillen, Pat Burrell, Junior Spivey, Carlos Lee, Tike Redman, Doug Mientkiewicz, David Wright–1

6) Alex Rodriguez passed Albert Belle and tied Frank Howard and Jim Rice for 48th place on the all time HR list, with 382.

7) Chipper Jones passed Jay Buhner into 93rd place on the all time HR list, with 311.

8) Redsox manager Terry Francona was hospitalized after complaining of tightness in his chest yesterday morning. A heart attack has been ruled out and he was transferred to Boston for more tests.


1) The A’s placed SS Bobby Crosby on the 15 day DL and called up P Kirk Saarloos.

Crosby has broken ribs and there is no timetable yet for his return. He has -17 RCAA/.732 OPS in 163 career games, including a .426 SLG, .319 OBA, .744 OPS, -15 RCAA in 151 games in 2004.

Saarloos has a 5.24 ERA/-16 RSAA in 60 career games and pitched 6 shutout innings yesterday.

2) Nationals CF Brad Wilkerson hit for the cycle for the 2nd time in his career.

After 16 RCAA/.840 OPS and 4 RCAA/.844 OPS seasons, Wilkerson hit .498 SLG, .374 OBA, .872 OPS, 30 RCAA in 160 games. He has a .843 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 46 RCAA in 508 games.

3) Yankees SS Derek Jeter had to leave yesterday’s game, a half inning after being hit in the head by a pitch. A CT scan was negative.

After 23 RCAA/.794 OPS and 24 RCAA/.844 OPS seasons, Jeter hit .471 SLG, .362 OBA, .823 OPS, 14 RCAA in 154 games. He has a .849 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 254 RCAA in 1369 games.

Among SS, Jeter ranks 6th in HBP vs. the league average–

HIT BY PITCHES                  DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Art Fletcher                 98      141       43   
2    Frankie Crosetti             81      105       24   
3    Kid Elberfeld                75      109       34   
4    David Eckstein               51       76       25   
5    Jeff Blauser                 50       81       31   
T6   Dick Bartell                 41       72       31   
T6   Derek Jeter                  41       94       53   
8    Charlie Babb                 32       45       13   
9    Solly Hemus                  31       41       10   
10   Pat Meares                   27       55       28   

4) The Cardinals re-signed Rick Ankiel to a minor league contract.

After spending time in extended spring training, he’ll play RF in AA.

5) Braves 2B Marcus Giles was diagnosed with a deep bone bruise in his knee. The team was revealed there is no apparent ligament or cartilage damage. The best case scenario is he can return in 3-4 days.

6) The Marlins claimed minor league OF Reggie Abercrombie off waivers from the Diamondbacks.

7) The Rockies claimed OF Michael Restovich off waivers from the Devil Rays.

8) Mariners P Bobby Madritsch had to leave yesterday’s start, due to a shoulder injury. It was initially diagnosed as a strain and he will probably miss a minimum of 1 start.

Madritsch has a 3.41 ERA/9 RSAA in 16 career games.

9) Devil Rays C Charles Johnson was given permission to leave the team for personal reasons.

10) The Rockies placed OF Dustan Mohr on the 15 day DL and called up OF Jorge Piedra.

Mohr has a strained left calf. After 1 RCAA/.759 OPS and -11 RCAA/.714 OPS seasons, he hit .437 SLG, .394 OBA, .831 OPS, 6 RCAA in 117 games with the Giants. Mohr has a .753 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and -10 RCAA in 379 games.

Piedra has -1 RCAA/.836 OPS in 39 career games.


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