Around the Majors: Garciaparra has a torn groin

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Whitesox 4, Tigers 3
Twins 10, Royals 9 (10)
Redsox 1, Orioles 0
Devil Rays 3, Rangers 2
Yankees 4, BlueJays 3
A’s 3, Mariners 0
Angels 6, Indians 5 (10)

NL
Pirates 4, Reds 2
Braves 2, Nationals 1
Phillies 6, Rockies 3
Cardinals 4, Cubs 0
Mets 10, Marlins 1
Astros 8, Brewers 7
Padres 6, Dodgers 1
Giants 4, Diamondbacks 3 (13)

2) Standings–

AL EAST        WON  LOST   PCT.    GB    LAST10 STREAK     HOME      ROAD    vs EAST   vs CENT   vs WEST  
Redsox         10     6   .625     -     8- 2   WON   2     6-  2     4-  4    10-  6     0-  0     0-  0 
Orioles         9     7   .563    1.0    6- 4   LOST  2     5-  5     4-  2     7-  4     1-  1     1-  2 
BlueJays        9     8   .529    1.5    4- 6   LOST  2     2-  3     7-  5     5-  5     0-  0     4-  3 
Yankees         7     9   .438    3.0    4- 6   WON   2     4-  4     3-  5     7-  9     0-  0     0-  0 
Devil Rays      6    10   .375    4.0    3- 7   WON   1     5-  6     1-  4     3-  8     0-  0     3-  2 

AL CENTRAL     WON  LOST   PCT.    GB    LAST10 STREAK     HOME      ROAD    vs EAST   vs CENT   vs WEST
Whitesox       12     4   .750     -     8- 2   WON   4     6-  2     6-  2     0-  0    10-  3     2-  1
Twins          10     6   .625    2.0    7- 3   WON   2     6-  2     4-  4     0-  0     8-  5     2-  1
Indians         6    10   .375    6.0    3- 7   LOST  3     2-  4     4-  6     0-  0     6-  8     0-  2
Tigers          6    10   .375    6.0    3- 7   LOST  3     3-  5     3-  5     1-  1     5-  9     0-  0
Royals          5    11   .313    7.0    2- 8   LOST  2     2-  6     3-  5     0-  0     3-  7     2-  4

AL WEST        WON  LOST   PCT.    GB    LAST10 STREAK     HOME      ROAD    vs EAST   vs CENT   vs WEST  
Angels          9     7   .563     -     6- 4   WON   2     6-  4     3-  3     0-  0     3-  2     6-  5 
A's             8     8   .500    1.0    5- 5   WON   1     3-  3     5-  5     4-  5     0-  0     4-  3 
Mariners        8     8   .500    1.0    6- 4   LOST  1     3-  5     5-  3     0-  0     5-  4     3-  4 
Rangers         8     9   .471    1.5    5- 5   LOST  1     4-  5     4-  4     3-  3     0-  0     5-  6 

NL EAST        WON  LOST   PCT.    GB    LAST10 STREAK     HOME      ROAD    vs EAST   vs CENT   vs WEST  
Marlins         9     7   .563     -     6- 4   LOST  1     6-  5     3-  2     9-  7     0-  0     0-  0 
Nationals       9     7   .563     -     6- 4   LOST  1     4-  3     5-  4     6-  7     0-  0     3-  0 
Braves          8     8   .500    1.0    4- 6   WON   1     3-  3     5-  5     7-  7     1-  1     0-  0 
Mets            8     8   .500    1.0    7- 3   WON   1     5-  1     3-  7     5-  5     3-  3     0-  0 
Phillies        8     8   .500    1.0    5- 5   WON   1     5-  5     3-  3     5-  6     2-  1     1-  1 

NL CENTRAL     WON  LOST   PCT.    GB    LAST10 STREAK     HOME      ROAD    vs EAST   vs CENT   vs WEST  
Cardinals       9     5   .643     -     7- 3   WON   1     3-  4     6-  1     1-  2     8-  3     0-  0 
Reds            8     7   .533    1.5    5- 5   LOST  1     7-  3     1-  4     3-  0     5-  7     0-  0 
Astros          8     7   .533    1.5    4- 6   WON   3     7-  2     1-  5     1-  4     7-  3     0-  0 
Cubs            8     8   .500    2.0    5- 5   LOST  1     3-  3     5-  5     0-  0     6-  4     2-  4 
Brewers         5    10   .333    4.5    2- 8   LOST  7     2-  6     3-  4     0-  0     5-  8     0-  2 
Pirates         5    11   .313    5.0    3- 7   WON   1     1-  6     4-  5     0-  0     3-  9     2-  2 

NL WEST        WON  LOST   PCT.    GB    LAST10 STREAK     HOME      ROAD    vs EAST   vs CENT   vs WEST  
Dodgers        12     3   .800     -     8- 2   LOST  1     5-  0     7-  3     0-  0     2-  0    10-  3 
Diamondbacks    8     8   .500    4.5    5- 5   LOST  1     6-  3     2-  5     0-  3     2-  1     6-  4 
Padres          8     8   .500    4.5    5- 5   WON   1     5-  3     3-  5     0-  0     4-  3     4-  5 
Giants          7     8   .467    5.0    4- 6   WON   1     5-  3     2-  5     0-  0     0-  0     7-  8 
Rockies         4    11   .267    8.0    3- 7   LOST  1     3-  4     1-  7     1-  1     0-  0     3- 10

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Twins (Carlos Silva) at Tigers (Mike Maroth), 7:05
Rangers (Chris Young) at Yankees (Kevin Brown), 7:05
Orioles (Daniel Cabrera) at BlueJays (Josh Towers), 7:07
Redsox (Tim Wakefield) at Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir), 7:15
Whitesox (Freddy Garcia) at Royals (Runelvys Hernandez), 8:10
Indians (C.C. Sabathia) at Mariners (Gil Meche), 10:05
A’s (Kirk Saarloos) at Angels (John Lackey), 10:05

NL
Pirates (Mark Redman) at Cubs (Greg Maddux), 3:20
Nationals (Esteban Loaiza) at Mets (Tom Glavine), 7:10
Phillies (Brett Myers) at Braves (Mike Hampton), 7:35
Reds (Aaron Harang) at Marlins (A.J. Burnett), 7:35
Astros (Brandon Duckworth) at Cardinals (Jason Marquis), 8:10
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver) at Rockies (Jason Jennings), 8:35
Padres (Tim Redding) at Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey), 9:40
Brewers (Victor Santos) at Giants (Kirk Rueter), 10:15

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Torii Hunter–#4
Rondell White–#3
Emil Brown–#3
Ronnie Belliard–#3
Mark Teixeira–#3
Brady Clark–#3
Chad Tracy–#3
Doug Mientkiewicz–#3
Carlos Beltran–#3
Scott Rolen–#3
Larry Walker–#2
Matt LeCroy–#2
Orlando Cabrera–#2
Mark Kotsay–#2
Geoff Jenkins–#2
Lance Niekro–#2
Jim Thome–#1
John Buck–#1
Kevin Mench–#1
Jason Bay–#1
Desi Relaford–#1
Todd Pratt–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Paul Konerko–7
2) Brian Roberts–6
T3) Manny Ramirez–5
T3) Vladimir Guerrero–5
T5) Alex Rodriguez–4
T5) Carl Everett–4
T5) Dmitri Young–4
T5) Richie Sexson–4
T5) Miguel Tejada–4
T5) David Ortiz–4
T5) Jason Varitek–4
T5) Torii Hunter–4*

NL
T1) Jim Edmonds–5
T1) Jose Guillen–5
T1) Troy Glaus–5
T1) Pat Burrell–5
T1) Milton Bradley–5
T1) Wily Mo Pena–5
T7) Albert Pujols–4
T7) Chipper Jones–4
T7) Adam Dunn–4
T7) Jeff Kent–4
T7) Reggie Sanders–4
T7) Clint Barmes–4
T7) Jason Lane–4
T7) Joe Randa–4
T7) Derrek Lee–4
T7) Jose Vidro–4

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Larry Walker passed Ralph Kiner and tied Gil Hodges for 59th place on the all time HR list, with 370.


1) The Cubs placed SS Nomar Garciaparra on the 15 day DL and called up INF Ronny Cedeno.

Garciaparra has a torn left groin. A decision will be made in the next 10 days whether he needs surgery and he is expected to miss at least about half the season.

2) Redsox hitting coach Ron Jackson was suspended for yesterday’s game, due to an argument with an umpire last week.

3) The Twins activated 1B Justin Morneau and P Carlos Silva from the DL and sent INF Terry Tiffee and P Dave Gassner to the minors.

Morneau has 5 RCAA/.815 OPS in 117 career games, including a .536 SLG, .340 OBA, .875 OPS, 10 RCAA in 74 games in 2004.

After starting his career with 3.21 ERA/5 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, Silva had a 4.21 ERA/12 RSAA in 33 starts in his first year as a starter. He has a 3.99 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 16 RSAA in 164 games.

Tiffee has -1 RCAA/.845 OPS in 25 career games, including a .520 SLG, .345 OBA, .865 OPS, -1 RCAA in 8 games in 2005.

Gassner has a 5.87 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

4) The Yankees placed DH Ruben Sierra on the 15 day DL.

Sierra may have a slight tear in his biceps.

5) The Devil Rays called up OF Jonny Gomes and sent P John Webb to the minors.

Gomes has -2 RCAA/.356 OPS in 14 career games.

Webb had just been called up and made 1 start.

6) Marlins P Antonio Alfonseca had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a sore elbow. He’ll have a MRI today and doesn’t think it’s serious.

After 5.83 ERA/-12 RSAA and 2.57 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Alfonseca is off to a 1.59 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 6 games. He has a 3.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 21 RSAA in 485 games.

7) Astros SS Adam Everett had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a mild strain of his left hamstring, and is day to day.

After -13 RCAA/.700 OPS and -11 RCAA/.703 OPS seasons, Everett is off to a .327 SLG, .297 OBA, .624 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 15 games. He has a .677 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -35 RCAA in 296 games.

8) Angels P Jarrod Washburn reached 1000 career IP.

After 4.43 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Washburn is off to a 4.07 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.51, and 53 RSAA in 168 games.

Washburn became the 12th pitcher with 1000+ IP with the team–

INNINGS PITCHED                 IP     
1    Chuck Finley             2675     
2    Nolan Ryan               2181.1   
3    Mike Witt                1965.1   
4    Frank Tanana             1615.1   
5    Mark Langston            1445.1   
6    Clyde Wright             1403.2   
7    Dean Chance              1237     
8    Kirk McCaskill           1221     
9    Rudy May                 1138.2   
10   Jim Abbott               1073.2   
11   George Brunet            1046.2   
12   Jarrod Washburn          1000.1

9) Brewers P Ben Sheets was taken to the hospital yesterday, due to nausea and dizziness. He may have an inner ear infection and he might not be making their trip to San Francisco.

10) Angels SS Orlando Cabrera had 3 extra base hits–2 2B, 1 HR.

After -7 RCAA/.807 OPS and -21 RCAA/.689 OPS seasons, Cabrera is hitting .492 SLG, .348 OBA, .840 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 16 games. He has a .725 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -112 RCAA in 981 games.

11) Mets P Pedro Martinez’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 SO.

After 2.22 ERA/53 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Martinez is off to a 2.17 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 2.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.44, and 483 RSAA in 392 games.

12) Astros P Andy Pettitte’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Pettitte is off to a 3.55 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.64, and 136 RSAA in 302 games.

13) Phillies P Jon Lieber’s line–8 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After a 4.33 ERA/2 RSAA season, Lieber is off to a 2.73 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.17 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 30 RSAA in 303 games.

14) Diamondbacks P Russ Ortiz’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.81 ERA/4 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Ortiz is off to a 3.75 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.99 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 15 RSAA in 226 games.

15) Giants P Jason Schmidt’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

After 2.34 ERA/44 RSAA and 3.20 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Schmidt is off to a 3.24 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 71 RSAA in 256 games.


1) Redsox P Matt Clement (8 IP, 8 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO) combined with Keith Foulke for a shutout against the Orioles.

After 4.11 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.68 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Clement is off to a 2.13 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and -3 RSAA in 198 games.

2) Orioles P Rodrigo Lopez’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

After 5.82 ERA/-25 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/23 RSAA seasons, Lopez is off to a 1.91 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.30 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 13 RSAA in 106 games.

3) Royals C John Buck had 4 hits (1 HR).

Buck has -12 RCAA/.681 OPS in 83 career games, including a .286 SLG, .267 OBA, .552 OPS, -3 RCAA in 12 games in 2005.

4) Twins LF Lew Ford had 4 hits, CF Torii Hunter reached base safely 4 times (2 H (1 HR), 2 BB) and 1B Matt LeCroy had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 19 RCAA/.827 OPS in his first year as a starter, Ford is hitting .444 SLG, .356 OBA, .800 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 15 games. He has a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and 28 RCAA in 203 games.

After -11 RCAA/.762 OPS and -5 RCAA/.805 OPS seasons, Hunter is hitting .532 SLG, .338 OBA, .870 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 16 games. He has a .780 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -42 RCAA in 845 games.

After 7 RCAA/.832 OPS and -6 RCAA/.745 OPS seasons, LeCroy is hitting .500 SLG, .440 OBA, .940 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 12 games. He has a .774 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -9 RCAA in 341 games.

5) A’s P Rich Harden (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 SO) combined with 3 relievers for a shutout against the Mariners.

After starting his career with 4.46 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.99 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Harden is off to a 0.44 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 3.86 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 21 RSAA in 49 games.

6) Mariners P Ryan Franklin’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.57 ERA/20 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Franklin is off to a 2.51 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 3 starts (5 games). He has a 4.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 17 RSAA in 154 games.

7) Rangers LF Kevin Mench had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 4 RCAA/.845 OPS and 10 RCAA/.874 OPS seasons, Mench is hitting .391 SLG, .365 OBA, .757 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 12 games. He has a .827 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 10 RCAA in 285 games.

8) Rangers P Kenny Rogers’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rogers is off to a 3.33 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 102 RSAA in 661 games.

9) Devil Rays P Dewon Brazelton’s line–6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 6.89 ERA/-13 RSAA and 4.77 ERA/-5 RSAA seasons, Brazelton is off to a 5.64 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. he has a 5.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -22 RSAA in 38 games.

10) Pirates LF Jason Bay reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB.

After a 18 RCAA/.907 OPS rookie season, Bay is hitting .385 SLG, .347 OBA, .732 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 16 games. He has a .894 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 28 RCAA in 166 games.

11) Cardinals P Chris Carpenter pitched a complete game shutout against the Cubs–9 IP, 7 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

After a 3.46 ERA/14 RSAA season, Carpenter is off to a 4.15 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.58 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 7 RSAA in 184 games. It was his first SHO since 2001.

12) Cubs P Ryan Dempster’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 6.54 ERA/-29 RSAA and 3.92 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Dempster is off to a 4.57 ERA/0 RSAA in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.98 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and -79 RSAA in 188 games.

13) Braves P John Smoltz’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 SO.

After 1.12 ERA/22 RSAA and 2.76 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Smoltz is off to a 4.30 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 3.99, and 239 RSAA in 606 games.

14) Nationals P John Patterson’s line–7 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

Patterson has a 4.61 ERA/-7 RSAA in 45 career games, including a 0.86 ERA/7 RSAA in 3 starts in 2005.

15) Mets C Mike Piazza was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, after feeling “banged up.”

After 7 RCAA/.860 OPS and 4 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Piazza is off to a .447 SLG, .308 OBA, .755 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 13 games. He has a .946 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 436 RCAA in 1603 games.


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