Around the Majors: Edmonds hits #300

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Twins 4, Royals 3
Orioles 7, Yankees 0
Rangers 8, Redsox 6
A’s 9, BlueJays 5
Whitesox 8, Mariners 7
Angels 6, Indians 1
Tigers at Devil Rays–PPD

NL
Giants 9, Diamondbacks 7
Phillies 7, Mets 0
Cardinals 5, Dodgers 1
Braves 9, Expos 0
Astros 6, Pirates 5
Brewers 7, Reds 3
Rockies 8, Padres 2

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          83   52  .615   -     45-21  38-31  36-19 15-11 22-14 LOST 2
Redsox           80   54  .597   2 1/2 48-22  32-32  36-20 19-13 16-12 LOST 1
Orioles          63   71  .470  19 1/2 29-35  34-36  28-29 15-12 15-17 WON  6
Devil Rays       59   75  .440  23 1/2 36-34  23-41  21-38 13-12 10-22 LOST 7
d--BlueJays      56   80  .412  27 1/2 34-37  22-43  21-36 13-19 14-15 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            77   58  .570   -     43-28  34-30  16-11 34-24 16-16 WON  5
Whitesox         67   67  .500   9 1/2 38-32  29-35  16-16 29-27 14-14 WON  2
Indians          67   70  .489  11     40-30  27-40  17-15 26-31 14-16 LOST 4
Tigers           62   72  .463  14 1/2 32-32  30-40  10-14 28-28 15-21 WON  1
e--Royals        47   87  .351  29 1/2 30-37  17-50  08-19 25-32 08-24 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              81   54  .600   -     45-19  36-35  23-16 25-15 23-15 WON  3
Angels           77   58  .570   4     38-28  39-30  24-16 25-14 21-17 WON  2
Rangers          74   60  .552   6 1/2 42-22  32-38  22-17 22-17 20-18 WON  1
e--Mariners      51   84  .378  30     32-34  19-50  11-28 19-21 12-26 LOST 4

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           80   54  .597   -     39-26  41-28  38-16 15-15 19-13 WON  5
Marlins          70   62  .530   9     35-29  35-33  33-19 12-18 18-14 WON  7
Phillies         67   68  .496  13 1/2 35-35  32-33  23-32 15-15 20-12 WON  2
Mets             60   75  .444  20 1/2 32-35  28-40  21-34 12-18 17-15 LOST 8
Expos            56   79  .415  24 1/2 32-38  24-41  19-33 15-18 15-17 LOST 3

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        91   44  .674   -     47-23  44-21  19-11 48-28 13-04 WON  8
Cubs             73   60  .549  17     37-28  36-32  10-05 40-36 15-15 WON  1
Astros           72   63  .533  19     35-33  37-30  16-14 39-30 10-14 WON  8
d--Reds          62   72  .463  28 1/2 34-33  28-39  14-10 28-40 15-15 LOST 5
d--Pirates       62   73  .459  29     32-32  30-41  14-10 30-39 16-14 LOST 3
d--Brewers       59   75  .440  31 1/2 34-36  25-39  11-19 28-40 12-12 WON  3

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          78   57  .578   -     39-25  39-32  14-18 20-12 34-19 LOST 2
Giants           75   63  .543   4 1/2 41-31  34-32  19-13 15-15 30-28 WON  2
Padres           72   63  .533   6     34-34  38-29  18-14 17-16 29-23 LOST 1
Rockies          58   77  .430  20     31-35  27-42  11-21 10-20 29-26 WON  1
e--Diamondbacks  42   94  .309  36 1/2 21-47  21-47  09-23 12-18 15-41 LOST 3

d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB
Redsox           80   54  .597   -
Angels           77   58  .570   3 1/2
Rangers          74   60  .552   6

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB
Cubs             73   60  .549   -
Giants           75   63  .543     1/2
Astros           72   63  .533   2
Padres           72   63  .533   2
Marlins          70   62  .530   2 1/2
Phillies         67   68  .496   7

4) The Royals were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title and from the postseason.

5) The Pirates were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title.

6) The Reds were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title.

7) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 27
AL Central–Twins, 19
AL West–A’s, 25
AL wild card–Redsox, 25

NL East–Braves, 21
NL Central–Cardinals, 12
NL West–Dodgers, 22
NL wild card–Cubs, 25

8) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 2 game lead over the A’s for the #1 seed. The A’s have a 4 game lead over the Twins for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 10 1/2 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves have a 2 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers for the #2 seed.

9) Today’s schedule–

AL
A’s (Rich Harden, 3.69) at BlueJays (Ryan Glynn), 1:05
Orioles (Bruce Chen, 2.19) at Yankees (Javier Vazquez, 4.62), 1:05
Rangers (Ryan Drese, 3.77) at Redsox (Curt Schilling, 3.39), 2:05
Royals (Jimmy Gobble, 5.58) at Twins (Kyle Lohse, 5.48), 2:10
Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 4.86) at Whitesox (Felix Diaz, 9.09), 3:05
Angels (John Lackey, 5.12) at Indians (Jake Westbrook, 3.42), 8:05
Tigers at Devil Rays–already PPD

NL
Braves (John Thomson, 4.21) at Expos (Livan Hernandez, 3.65), 1:05
Mets (Steve Trachsel, 4.09) at Phillies (Brett Myers, 5.41), 1:35
Pirates (Kip Wells, 4.50) at Astros (Peter Munro, 4.92), 2:05
Reds (Luke Hudson, 3.80) at Brewers (Jorge De La Rosa, 7.20), 2:05
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 3.60) at Cardinals (Woody Williams, 4.06), 2:15
Rockies (Jeff Francis, 13.50) at Padres (Brian Lawrence, 3.82), 4:05
Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, 2.71) at Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.76), 4:05
Cubs at Marlins–already PPD

10) Yesterday’s HR–

Jim Edmonds–#40
Paul Konerko–#33 & #34
David Ortiz–#34
Todd Helton–#29
Carlos Lee–#26
Andruw Jones–#24
Jason Bay–#21
Marquis Grissom–#19
Justin Morneau–#17
Michael Young–#16
Rafael Palmeiro–#15
Rod Barajas–#15
Mark Bellhorn–#15
Keith Ginter–#13
Jack Wilson–#11
Jay Gibbons–#9
Jimmy Rollins–#9
Adam LaRoche–#9
Russell Branyan–#7
Timo Perez–#5
Austin Kearns–#5
Kevin Cash–#4
Brian Roberts–#3
Luis Terrero–#3
Willie Harris–#1
Terry Tiffee–#1
J.D. Closser–#1

11) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–37
T2) Paul Konerko–34**
T2) David Ortiz–34*
T4) Gary Sheffield–33
T4) Alex Rodriguez–33
6) Mark Teixeira–30
7) Hank Blalock–29
8) Vladimir Guerrero–28
9) Eric Chavez–27
T10) Jose Valentin–26
T10) Jose Guillen–26
T10) Miguel Tejada–26
T10) Carlos Lee–26*

NL
T1) Albert Pujols–43
T1) Adrian Beltre–43
T3) Jim Edmonds–40*
T3) Adam Dunn–40
T5) Barry Bonds–39
T5) Jim Thome–39
–) Carlos Beltran–37 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
7) Moises Alou–33
T8) Scott Rolen–32
T8) Jeromy Burnitz–32
T10) Sammy Sosa–29
T10) J.D. Drew–29
T10) Steve Finley–29
T10) Vinny Castilla–29
T10) Todd Helton–29*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

12) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.609, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.826, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.434, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–131, is 11th all time, on pace for 154, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–192, is 2nd all time, on pace for 225, Bonds holds the major league record with 198, 2002
BB above average–165, new major league record
career HR–has 697, is 3 away from 700, is 17 behind Ruth, is 58 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 456, is 3rd all time, is 1 behind Aaron’s NL record
career RCAA–1475, tied Ted Williams for 2nd place on the all time list

13) Rafael Palmeiro watch–hit #543, is 5 behind Mike Schmidt for 10th place on the all time HR list.

14) Cardinals CF Jim Edmonds hit his 300th career HR.

After 54 RCAA/.981 OPS and 42 RCAA/1.002 OPS seasons, Edmonds is hitting .678 SLG, .424 OBA, 1.102 OPS, 69 RCAA in his first 129 games. He has a .929 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 349 RCAA in 1421 games.

Edmonds has moved into the top 10 for career RCAA for CF (since 1900)–

RCAA       
1    Ty Cobb                    1107   
2    Tris Speaker               1054   
3    Mickey Mantle              1009   
4    Willie Mays                1008   
5    Joe DiMaggio                672   
6    Ken Griffey Jr.             546   
7    Duke Snider                 406   
8    Earl Averill                394   
9    Larry Doby                  369   
10   Jim Edmonds                 359   
11   Bernie Williams             353   

15) Rangers 2B Michael Young hit his 50th career HR.

After -31 RCAA/.690 OPS and 0 RCAA/.785 OPS seasons, Young is hitting .462 SLG, .350 OBA, .812 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 132 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and -42 RCAA in 556 games.

16) On Friday, Angels C Bengie Molina hit his 50th career HR.

After -27 RCAA/.596 OPS and -6 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Molina has a .442 SLG, .315 OBA, .757 OPS, -8 RCAA in his first 76 games. He has a .695 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -81 RCAA in 576 games.


1) The Phillies activated P Billy Wagner from the DL.

After 2.52 ERA/15 RSAA and 1.78 ERA/26 RSAA seasons, Wagner is off to a 3.12 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 31 games. He has a 2.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 104 RSAA in 495 games.

2) The Angels activated P Jarrod Washburn from the DL.

After 3.15 ERA/27 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/-5 RSAA seasons, Washburn is off to a 4.70 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 20 starts. He has a 4.06 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 50 RSAA in 159 games.

3) The Indians called up P Jason Davis.

Davis has a 4.95 ERA/-21 RSAA in 49 career games, including a 5.80 ERA/-16 RSAA in 19 starts in 2004.

4) The Giants called up P Kevin Correia.

Correia has a 5.18 ERA/-5 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 8.50 ERA/-8 RSAA in 11 career games (1 start).

5) The Diamondbacks called up OF Doug DeVore.

DeVore is off to a .259 SLG, .213 OBA, .472 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 30 career games.

6) The Reds called up C Corky Miller.

Miller has a .688 OPS/-11 RCAA in 77 career games, including 0 for 16, with 6 BB and -3 RCAA, in 7 games in 2004.

7) The Brewers called up P Gary Glover.

Glover has a 5.00 ERA/-14 RSAA in 130 career games and hasn’t made his 2004 debut yet.

8) The Mets called up P Vic Darensbourg.

Darensbourg has a 5.09 ERA/-26 RSAA in 283 career games, including a 3.86 ERA/0 RSAA in 3 games in 2004 (first 2 with the Whitesox).

9) Dodgers P Odalis Perez was examined by a specialist yesterday, after having to leave Thursday’s game, due to biceps tightness. The exam showed no serious problems and manager Jim Tracy says he could return next Saturday.

After 3.00 ERA/18 RSAA and 4.52 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Perez is off to a 3.16 ERA/18 RSAA start in his first 26 starts. He has a 4.01 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.29, and 2 RSAA in 140 games.

10) The Pirates will activate P Kip Wells from the DL.

After 3.58 ERA/17 RSAA and 3.28 ERA/21 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 4.50 ERA/-5 RSAA in his first 23 starts. He has a 4.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 24 RSAA in 154 games.

11) Reds C Jason LaRue (hyperextended right knee) at P Danny Graves (bruised left foot) are both day to day.

After -14 RCAA/.743 OPS and -8 RCAA/.743 OPS seasons, LaRue is hitting .432 SLG, .332 OBA, .763 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 98 games. He has a .732 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -50 RCAA in 517 games.

Graves just came off the DL, for a completely independent injury.

12) Angels 3B Troy Glaus had to leave yesterday’s game, after aggravating his right shoulder.

He landed on his surgically repaired shoulder, but while he might miss a little time, it’s not considered serious. After 15 RCAA/.805 OPS and 8 RCAA/.807 OPS seasons, Glaus is hitting .662 SLG, .383 OBA, 1.044 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .857 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 94 RCAA in 804 games.

13) The Yankees called up P Bret Prinz.

Prinz has a 4.94 ERA/-3 RSAA in 91 career games, including a 5.47 ERA/-3 RSAA in 22 games in 2004.

14) The Braves activated P Tim Drew from the DL.

Drew has a 7.17 ERA/-23 RSAA in 31 career games, including a 4.63 ERA/0 RSAA in 7 games in 2004.


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