Around the Majors: Guerrero goes on the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Mets 7, Yankees 1
Whitesox 5, Cubs 3
BlueJays 7, Nationals 0
Angels 3, Dodgers 1
Rangers 18, Astros 3
Marlins 4, Devil Rays 3
Brewers 6, Twins 0
Cardinals 6, Royals 5
Indians 5, Reds 3
Orioles 7, Phillies 0
Tigers 3, Diamondbacks 2 (11)
Braves 7, Redsox 5
Giants 3, A’s 2
Mariners 5, Padres 3
Pirates 8, Rockies 3

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          27   15  .643   -     14-10  13-5   16-06 09-06 01-02 WON  1
Redsox           24   18  .571   3     12-6   12-12  11-10 03-01 09-06 LOST 1
BlueJays         23   20  .535   4 1/2 10-9   13-11  12-10 05-07 04-03 WON  2
Yankees          22   21  .512   5 1/2 12-11  10-10  09-14 00-00 12-06 LOST 1
Devil Rays       15   29  .341  13     12-12   3-17  08-16 04-09 03-02 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         31   12  .721   -     15-6   16-6   06-04 18-04 05-04 WON  4
Twins            24   17  .585   6     13-9   11-8   06-03 12-09 05-04 LOST 1
Tigers           20   21  .488  10     10-12  10-9   04-05 10-11 05-04 WON  1
Indians          18   23  .439  12      6-11  12-12  02-01 09-13 06-08 WON  1
Royals           12   31  .279  19      6-17   6-14  05-08 05-17 02-04 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           25   17  .595   -     10-9   15-8   02-01 10-10 11-06 WON  3
Rangers          23   20  .535   2 1/2 11-12  12-8   06-06 06-06 09-08 WON  2
A's              17   25  .405   8      9-12   8-13  07-14 02-01 07-09 LOST 1
Mariners         17   25  .405   8      8-14   9-11  04-08 06-06 06-10 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          23   16  .590   -     14-8    9-8   12-09 04-02 05-05 WON  3
Braves           24   18  .571     1/2 13-5   11-13  13-09 07-02 03-06 WON  1
Mets             23   20  .535   2     16-8    7-12  12-11 10-08 00-00 WON  1
Nationals        23   20  .535   2     12-8   11-12  10-12 05-02 08-04 LOST 2
Phillies         20   24  .455   5 1/2 10-10  10-14  09-15 09-07 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        27   15  .643   -     12-9   15-6   05-07 16-04 04-04 WON  2
Brewers          20   22  .476   7     11-9    9-13  04-06 13-12 02-03 WON  1
Pirates          19   21  .475   7      7-12  12-9   00-00 10-14 09-07 WON  2
Cubs             18   22  .450   8      9-10   9-12  04-05 12-11 02-04 LOST 2
Reds             15   27  .357  12     10-11   5-16  06-07 06-15 02-04 LOST 1
Astros           15   27  .357  12     13-9    2-18  02-10 10-11 03-04 LOST 4

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           26   17  .605   -     16-4   10-13  06-00 09-05 10-11 LOST 1
Diamondbacks     26   18  .591     1/2 14-8   12-10  02-04 05-05 18-08 LOST 1
Dodgers          22   20  .524   3 1/2 11-11  11-9   03-06 05-04 14-08 LOST 3
Giants           20   22  .476   5 1/2 11-11   9-11  01-02 07-06 11-13 WON  1
Rockies          12   28  .300  12 1/2 10-11   2-17  04-05 00-02 08-21 LOST 2

3) Today’s schedule–

Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez, 4.03) at Tigers (Jason Johnson, 3.93), 1:05
Devil Rays (Casey Fossum, 3.86) at Marlins (Brian Moehler, 2.17), 1:05
Nationals (Tomo Ohka, 4.04) at BlueJays (Josh Towers, 3.17)
Yankees (Carl Pavano, 4.00) at Mets (Pedro Martinez, 3.38), 1:10
Indians (Cliff Lee, 3.94) at Reds (Ramon Ortiz, 5.55), 1:15
Phillies (Cory Lidle, 4.07) at Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.94), 1:35
Rockies (Joe Kennedy, 7.51) at Pirates (Josh Fogg, 3.77), 1:35
Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.50) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park, 5.32), 2:05
Braves (John Smoltz, 2.83) at Redsox (Matt Clement, 3.56), 2:05
Brewers (Wes Obermueller, 2.63) at Twins (Johan Santana, 3.96), 2:10
Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 4.27) at Royals (Ryan Jensen), 2:10
Whitesox (Brandon McCarthy) at Cubs (Mark Prior, 2.93), 2:20
Padres (Tim Stauffer, 3.46) at Mariners (Aaron Sele, 5.62), 4:05
Angels (Paul Byrd, 4.15) at Dodgers (Derek Lowe, 3.07), 4:10
A’s (Barry Zito, 5.53) at Giants (Noah Lowry, 6.45), 8:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Richie Sexson–#12
Mark Teixeira–#9
Carlos Lee–#9
David Dellucci–#7 & #8
Morgan Ensberg–#8
Jermaine Dye–#8
Hank Blalock–#7
Kevin Mench–#7
Jay Gibbons–#7
Richard Hidalgo–#6
Juan Encarnacion–#6
Larry Walker–#5
Adrian Beltre–#5
Eric Hinske–#5
Toby Hall–#4
Damion Easley–#4
Adam Everett–#3
Rod Barajas–#3
Laynce Nix–#3
Jose Molina–#3
Matt Holliday–#2
Joe Dillon–#1
C.C. Sabathia–#1
Mark Teahen–#1
Miguel Cairo–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–14
T2) Tino Martinez–12
T2) Richie Sexson–12*
T4) Alfonso Soriano–11
T4) Brian Roberts–11
T6) Manny Ramirez–10
T6) Miguel Tejada–10
T6) David Ortiz–10
T6) Paul Konerko–10
T10) Mike Sweeney–9
T10) Melvin Mora–9
T10) Jason Varitek–9
T10) Mark Teixeira–9*

NL
T1) Bobby Abreu–12
T1) Troy Glaus–12
T1) Derrek Lee–12
T1) Adam Dunn–12
T5) Albert Pujols–11
T5) Cliff Floyd–11
T5) Andruw Jones–11
T8) Milton Bradley–10
T8) Reggie Sanders–10
T10) Ryan Klesko–9
T10) Carlos Lee–9*

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Rangers LF Kevin Mench hit his 50th career HR.

After 4 RCAA/.845 OPS and 10 RCAA/.874 OPS seasons, Mench is hitting .581 SLG, .360 OBA, .941 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .844 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 20 RCAA in 307 games.

7) Rangers DH David Dellucci hit 2 HR and had 3 H and a BB.

After -9 RCAA/.665 OPS and -3 RCAA/.783 OPS seasons, Dellucci is hitting .612 SLG, .482 OBA, 1.094 OPS, 19 RCAA in his first 36 games. He has a .779 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -1 RCAA in 684 games.

8) The Phillies activated 1B Jim Thome from the DL and sent 1B Ryan Howard to the minors.

Thome has a strained lower back. After 53 RCAA/.958 OPS and 43 RCAA/.977 OPS seasons, Thome is hitting .301 SLG, .343 OBA, .644 OPS, -5 RCAA in his first 25 games. He has a .974 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 566 RCAA in 1704 games.

Howard has -3 RCAA/.798 OPS in 31 career games, including a .393 SLG, .267 OBA, .660 OPS, -3 RCAA in 12 games in 2005.


1) The Angels placed RF Vladimir Guerrero on the 15 day DL and called up OF Curtis Pride.

Guerrero has a partially dislocated left shoulder and will have a MRI tomorrow or Tuesday.

Pride has -11 RCAA/.736 OPS in 388 career games, including a .325 SLG, .268 OBA, .593 OPS, -3 RCAA in 35 games in 2004.

2) The Braves placed P Mike Hampton on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 15, and called up P Kyle Davies.

Hampton has a sprained forearm.

Davies’s line, in his major league debut–5 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

3) Yankees RF Gary Sheffield was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a hand injury, and is day to day. SS Derek Jeter had to leave yesterday’s game, a half inning after being hit in the elbow by a pitch. X-rays were negative and he says he expects to pay today.

After 72 RCAA/1.023 OPS and 40 RCAA/.927 OPS seasons, Sheffield is hitting .500 SLG, .403 OBA, .903 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 620 RCAA in 2078 games.

After 24 RCAA/.844 OPS and 14 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Jeter is hitting .422 SLG, .399 OBA, .821 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .847 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 260 RCAA in 1409 games.

4) Mets CF Carlos Beltran (strained right quadriceps) and 2B Kaz Matsui (strained upper back) had to leave yesterday’s game and are both day to day.

Beltran also fired manager Willie Randolph, in terms of the limited extent of deciding who plays CF. Beltran says he will be the one who decides when he is ready to return.

After 28 RCAA/.911 OPS and 46 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Beltran is hitting .467 SLG, .351 OBA, .819 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .843 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 103 RCAA in 928 games.

After starting his US career with -4 RCAA/.727 OPS, Matsui is off to a .345 SLG, .288 OBA, .633 OPS, -6 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .705 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -10 RCAA in 154 games. There is no word from him on whether Randolph is permitted to decide whether he misses any time.

5) The Whitesox will place P Orlando Hernandez on the 15 day DL and call up P Brandon McCarthy.

Hernandez has a sore shoulder. After 3.64 ERA/12 RSAA and 3.30 ERA/11 RSAA seasons (2002 & ’04), Hernandez is off to a 3.91 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.70, and 64 RSAA in 147 games.

McCarthy will make his major league debut by starting today.

6) Nationals P John Patterson will be scratched from today’s start, due to back spasms.

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

7) The Rangers set a team record with 4 HR in the 2nd inning (Mark Teixeria, Rod Barajas, Hank Blalock and Laynce Nix).

8) Rockies 2B Aaron Miles was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a strained oblique muscle, and could return today.

After having -32 RCAA/.697 OPS rookie season, Miles is off to a .422 SLG, .321 OBA, .742 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 36 games. He has a .710 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -35 RCAA in 178 games.

9) Astros P Andy Pettitte will either miss his start tomorrow, or just have it pushed back a day, to rest his tight elbow.

After 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Pettitte is off to a 4.11 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 135 RSAA in 307 games.

10) Tigers OF Bobby Higginson will have arthroscopic surgery next Thursday, to remove bone chips in his elbow, and is expected to be out for another 6-10 weeks.

Higginson has been on the DL, retroactive to May 6. After -13 RCAA/.689 OPS and -1 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Higginson is off to a .077 SLG, .111 OBA, .188 OPS, -4 RCAA start (2 for 26, with a BB) in his first 10 games. He has a .813 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 113 RCAA in 1362 games.

11) The Royals will call up P Ryan Jensen.

Jensen had a 4.83 ERA/-24 RSAA in 48 career games with the 2001-03 Giants and will start today.,

12) Mets P Kris Benson’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 S0.

After 4.97 ERA/-9 RSAA and 4.31 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Benson is off to a 3.70 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 13 RSAA in 141 games.

13) Giants 1B J.T. Snow had 3 hits.

After 8 RCAA/.806 OPS and 35 RCAA/.958 OPS seasons, Snow is hitting .378 SLG, .394 OBA, .772 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 30 games. He has a .791 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 61 RCAA in 1590 games.

14) Giants P Jeff Fassero’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 5.68 ERA/-13 RSAA and 5.46 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, Fassero is off to a 3.67 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 15 games (3 starts). He has a 4.08 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 76 RSAA in 677 games.

15) Padres P Brian Lawrence took a pounding–6 1/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/-7 RSAA and 4.12 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Lawrence is off to a 5.47 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.02 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -10 RSAA in 138 games.

16) Mariners P Gil Meche’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.59 ERA/-4 RSAA and 5.01 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Meche is off to a 5.00 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.62 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.65, and -11 RSAA in 95 games.

17) Rangers 3B Hank Blalock had 4 hits, including a HR and a 2B.

After 12 RCAA/.872 OPS and 10 RCAA/.855 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Blalock is hitting .483 SLG, .359 OBA, .842 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .838 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 18 RCAA in 393 games.

18) Astros P Ezequiel Astacio took a pounding–1 2/3 IP, 9 H, 9 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

Astacio has a 10.61 ERA/-13 RSAA in his first 4 career starts (5 games).

19) BlueJays 2B Orlando Hudson had 3 hits, including a 2B and a 3B.

After -13 RCAA/.723 OPS and -5 RCAA/.779 OPS seasons, Hudson is off to a .400 SLG, .337 OBA, .737 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -21 RCAA in 373 games.

20) Nationals P Tony Armas took a pounding–7 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

After pitching in just 21 games in 2003-04, Armas has a 5.49 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 3 starts. He has a 4.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 14 RSAA in 105 games.

21) BlueJays P Roy Halladay (7 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO) combined with Scott Schoeneweis and Justin Speier for a shutout against the Nationals.

After 3.25 ERA/45 RSAA and 4.20 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Halladay is off to a 2.84 ERA/15 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.81 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 110 RSAA in 175 games.

22) Rockies P Jason Jennings took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 9 H, 8 R/ER, 4 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.11 ERA/-6 RSAA and 5.51 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Jennings is off to a 7.05 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 5.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and -11 RSAA in 113 games.

23) Mets SS Jose Reyes had 3 hits, including a 3B.

After starting his career with 4 RCAA/.769 OPS and -9 RCAA/.644 OPS seasons, Reyes is off to a .421 SLG, .293 OBA, .705 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .711 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -11 RCAA in 164 games.


1) Diamondbacks SS Royce Clayton reached 300 career doubles.

After -36 RCAA/.634 OPS and -31 RCAA/.735 OPS seasons, Clayton is off to a .310 SLG, .271 OBA, .581 OPS, -15 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .681 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -278 RCAA in 1791 games.

Clayton is continuing his quest to reach the top 10 all time worst career RCAA list–

RCAA                           RCAA    
1    Ski Melillo                -355   
2    Tommy Thevenow             -351   
3    Bill Bergen                -312   
4    Tim Foli                   -309   
5    Larry Bowa                 -307   
6    Alfredo Griffin            -306   
T7   Neifi Perez                -305   
T7   Ozzie Guillen              -305   
T7   Don Kessinger              -305   
10   Ed Brinkman                -300   
T11  Leo Durocher               -296   
T11  Wally Gerber               -296   
T11  Roy McMillan               -296   
T11  Everett Scott              -296   
15   Pete Suder                 -287   
16   Luke Sewell                -285   
17   Rabbit Maranville          -280   
18   Royce Clayton              -278   
T19  Rabbit Warstler            -267   
T19  George McBride             -267

Clayton is 47 2B below the league average, which puts him in the top 10 for worst figure among players who longevitied their way to 300+ 2B–

DOUBLES                         DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE
1    Rabbit Maranville           -94      380      474
2    Darrell Evans               -67      329      396
3    Sammy Sosa                  -66      346      412
4    Omar Vizquel                -62      359      421
5    Doc Cramer                  -58      396      454
6    Graig Nettles               -50      328      378
7    Royce Clayton               -47      300      347
8    Willie Randolph             -43      316      359
9    Ozzie Smith                 -39      402      441
10   Bert Campaneris             -38      313      351

2) I have just extended my own major league record for most words invented in ATM reports.

Off the top of my head, I can think of at least 4–

Bichetted, v., to inflate stats in Coors Field
Coorsed, v., to inflate stats in Coors Field
longevitied, v., to accumulate a total in a category merely by longevity, without being any good at it
career unworst season, adj., when a player has the best year of his career, but he’s so bad that his best year still isn’t good

I’m sure there has to be more over the years.

However, since I am also my own league average, my WIAA (words invented above average) is just 0.

3) Orioles 2B Brian Roberts had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After -4 RCAA/.704 OPS and -10 RCAA/.720 OPS seasons, Roberts is off to a .667 SLG, .457 OBA, 1.124 OPS, 35 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .734 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 5 RCAA in 426 games.

4) Orioles P Erik Bedard (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO) combined with Jorge Julio and Steve Kline for a shutout against the Phillies.

Bedard has a 3.85 ERA/18 RSAA in 38 career games, including a 2.08 ERA/16 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

5) Braves 2B Marcus Giles had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After 43 RCAA/.917 OPS and 13 RCAA/.821 OPS seasons, Giles is hitting .418 SLG, .340 OBA, .758 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 36 games. He has a .827 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 45 RCAA in 419 games.

6) Redsox CF Johnny Damon reached base safely 4 times–3 H, 1 BB.

After 2 RCAA/.750 OPS and 25 RCAA/.750 OPS seasons, Damon is hitting .480 SLG, .419 OBA, .899 OPS, 16 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 88 RCAA in 1447 games.

7) Redsox P Tim Wakefield took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.09 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.87 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wakefield is off to a 4.24 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 96 RSAA in 433 games.

8) Whitesox P Jose Contreras’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/8 RSAA and 5.50 ERA/-16 RSAA seasons, Contreras is off to a 3.23 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.56 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and 0 RSAA in 58 games.

9) Cubs P Carlos Zambrano’s line–7 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 8 SO.

After 3.11 ERA/26 RSAA and 2.75 ERA/42 RSAA seasons, Zambrano is off to a 3.59 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 69 RSAA in 110 games.

10) Reds 1B Sean Casey had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -2 RCAA/.915 OPS and 40 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Casey is hitting .414 SLG, .347 OBA, .760 OPS, -3 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .835 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 86 RCAA in 985 games.

11) Reds P Elizardo Ramirez took a pounding–7 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

Ramirez has a 4.80 ERA/-2 RSAA in 10 career games, including a 4.80 ERA/-1 RSAA in 3 games (2 starts) in 2005.

12) Tigers C Ivan Rodriguez had 3 hits, including a 2B and a 3B.

After 17 RCAA/.843 OPS and 29 RCAA/.893 OPS seasons, Rodriguez is off to a .429 SLG, .294 OBA, .722 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 37 games. He has a .834 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 108 RCAA in 1795 games.

13) Diamondbacks P Shawn Estes’s line–6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.73 ERA/-26 RSAA and 5.84 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Estes is off to a 3.56 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.67 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -71 RSAA in 261 games.

14) Tigers P Nate Robertson’s line–6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

Robertson has a 4.88 ERA/-17 RSAA in 56 career games, including a 2.96 ERA/6 RSAA in 8 starts in 2005.

15) Devil Rays C Toby Hall reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H (1 HR), 1 BB.

After -19 RCAA/.675 OPS and -21 RCAA/.666 OPS seasons, Hall is hitting .478 SLG, .369 OBA, .847 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .696 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -53 RCAA in 421 games.

16) Cardinals P Matt Morris took a pounding–7 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.76 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.72 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Morris is off to a 3.50 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 85 RSAA in 213 games.

17) Angels P John Lackey’s line–6 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 SO.

After 4.63 ERA/-10 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Lackey is off to a 4.05 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.40 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -3 RSAA in 93 games.

18) Dodgers P Brad Penny’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.13 ERA/-3 RSAA and 3.15 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Penny is off to a 3.79 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.02 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and 9 RSAA in 140 games.

19) Brewers LF Carlos Lee had 3 hits–1 HR, 2 2B.

After 11 RCAA/.830 OPS and 26 RCAA/.891 OPS seasons, Lee is off to a .494 SLG, .312 OBA, .806 OPS, 1 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .827 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 47 RCAA in 922 games.

20) Brewers P Doug Davis (9 IP, 7 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO) pitched a shutout against the Twins.

After 4.03 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.39 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Davis is off to a 4.31 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.35 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and 22 RSAA in 137 games.


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