Around the Majors: Guerrero injury

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Whitesox 5, Cubs 1
BlueJays 6, Nationals 1
Redsox 4, Braves 3
Reds 2, Indians 1
Diamondbacks 6, Tigers 2
Twins 7, Brewers 1
Marlins 7, Devil Rays 6
Yankees 5, Mets 2
Rangers 7, Astros 3
Phillies 9, Orioles 3
Cardinals 7, Royals 6
A’s 8, Giants 4
Padres 6, Mariners 1
Angels 9, Dodgers 0
Pirates 9, Rockies 4

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          26   15  .634   -     13-10  13-5   16-06 09-06 01-02 LOST 2
Redsox           24   17  .585   2     12-5   12-12  11-10 03-01 09-06 WON  1
Yankees          22   20  .524   4 1/2 12-11  10-9   09-14 00-00 12-06 WON  1
BlueJays         22   20  .524   4 1/2  9-9   13-11  12-10 05-07 04-03 WON  1
Devil Rays       15   28  .349  12     12-12   3-16  08-16 04-09 03-02 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         30   12  .714   -     15-6   15-6   06-04 18-04 05-04 WON  3
Twins            24   16  .600   5     13-8   11-8   06-03 12-09 05-04 WON  3
Tigers           19   21  .475  10      9-12  10-9   04-05 10-11 05-04 LOST 2
Indians          17   23  .425  12      6-11  11-12  02-01 09-13 06-08 LOST 2
Royals           12   30  .286  18      6-16   6-14  05-08 05-17 02-04 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           24   17  .585   -     10-9   14-8   02-01 10-10 11-06 WON  2
Rangers          22   20  .524   2 1/2 10-12  12-8   06-06 06-06 09-08 WON  1
A's              17   24  .415   7      9-12   8-12  07-14 02-01 07-09 WON  2
Mariners         16   25  .390   8      7-14   9-11  04-08 06-06 06-10 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          22   16  .579   -     13-8    9-8   12-09 04-02 05-05 WON  2
Braves           23   18  .561     1/2 13-5   10-13  13-09 07-02 03-06 LOST 4
Nationals        23   19  .548   1     12-8   11-11  10-12 05-02 08-04 LOST 1
Mets             22   20  .524   2     15-8    7-12  12-11 10-08 00-00 LOST 1
Phillies         20   23  .465   4 1/2 10-10  10-13  09-15 09-07 01-01 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        26   15  .634   -     12-9   14-6   05-07 16-04 04-04 WON  1
Brewers          19   22  .463   7     11-9    8-13  04-06 13-12 02-03 LOST 3
Cubs             18   21  .462   7      9-9    9-12  04-05 12-11 02-04 LOST 1
Pirates          18   21  .462   7      6-12  12-9   00-00 10-14 08-07 WON  1
Reds             15   26  .366  11     10-10   5-16  06-07 06-15 02-04 WON  1
Astros           15   26  .366  11     13-9    2-17  02-10 10-11 03-04 LOST 3

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           26   16  .619   -     16-4   10-12  06-00 09-05 10-11 WON  8
Diamondbacks     26   17  .605     1/2 14-8   12-9   02-04 05-05 18-08 WON  3
Dodgers          22   19  .537   3 1/2 11-10  11-9   03-06 05-04 14-08 LOST 2
Giants           19   22  .463   6 1/2 10-11   9-11  01-02 07-06 11-13 LOST 2
Rockies          12   27  .308  12 1/2 10-11   2-16  04-05 00-01 08-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

Yankees (Randy Johnson, 3.77) at Mets (Kris Benson, 4.91), 1:20
Whitesox (Jose Contreras, 3.52) at Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 4.09), 1:20
Astros (Ezequiel Astacio, 6.88) at Rangers (Chris Young, 3.18), 4:05
Nationals (Tony Armas, 3.55) at BlueJays (Roy Halladay, 3.13), 4:07
Angels (John Lackey, 4.40) at Dodgers (Brad Penny, 4.40), 4:10
Devil Rays (Mark Hendrickson, 4.46) at Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 3.05), 6:05
Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 7.52) at Orioles (Erik Bedard, 2.35), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes, 3.83) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 3.23), 7:05
Braves (Kyle Davies) at Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 3.61), 7:05
Rockies (Jason Jennings, 6.19) at Pirates (Oliver Perez, 8.03), 7:05
Brewers (Doug Davis, 5.01) at Twins (Brad Radke, 3.71), 7:10
Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 3.55) at Reds (Elizardo Ramirez, 3.38), 7:10
Cardinals (Matt Morris, 2.95) at Royals (Jose Lima, 7.77), 7:10
A’s (Dan Haren, 5.32) at Giants (Jeff Fassero, 3.86), 8:05
Padres (Brian Lawrence, 5.24) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 5.25), 10:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Adam Dunn–#12
Jason Varitek–#9
Vernon Wells–#7 & #8
Chase Utley–#8
Jermaine Dye–#7
Felipe Lopez–#5
Ramon Hernandez–#5
Joe Crede–#4
Garrett Atkins–#4
Matt Lawton–#4
Moises Alou–#4
John Mabry–#3
Damon Hollins–#3
Rob Mackowiak–#3
Keith Ginter–#3
Laynce Nix–#2
Miguel Olivo–#2
Damian Miller–#2
Juan Rivera–#2
Jeff Fiorentino–#1
Bill Mueller–#1
Cory Sullivan–#1
Juan Castro–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–14
2) Tino Martinez–12
T3) Alfonso Soriano–11
T3) Richie Sexson–11
T3) 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*

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
10) Ryan Klesko–9

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Angels RF Vladimir Guerrero had to leave yesterday’s game, due to an arm injury. A MRI confirmed he has a jam and his arm was placed in a sling. The team is concerned over the injury and he’ll have a full set of X-rays today.

After 28 RCAA/1.012 OPS and 56 RCAA/.989 OPS seasons, Guerrero is hitting .520 SLG, .361 OBA, .881 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .974 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 326 RCAA in 1204 games.

7) BlueJays CF Vernon Wells hit 2 HR.

After 32 RCAA/.909 OPS and -1 RCAA/.809 OPS seasons, Wells is off to a .410 SLG, .277 OBA, .687 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .810 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 14 RCAA in 552 games.


1) The Giants moved LF Barry Bonds from the 15 to the 60 day DL, placed CF Marquis Grissom on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Wednesday and called up INF Brian Dallimore.

Bonds is still optimistic that he can return this season.

Grissom has a bruised right knee. After 2 RCAA/.790 OPS and -12 RCAA/.773 OPS seasons, Grissom is off to a .284 SLG, .241 OBA, .526 OPS, -14 RCAA start in his first 32 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and -90 RCAA in 2153 games.

Dallimore had a .395 SLG, .347 OBA, .742 OPS in 20 games in 2004.

2) The Redsox placed C Doug Mirabelli on the 15 day DL, called up C Shawn Wooten and moved OF Adam Stern from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Mirabelli has a sprained his left wrist. After -2 RCAA/.755 OPS and 6 RCAA/.893 OPS seasons, Mirabelli is off to a .389 SLG, .275 OBA, .664 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 13 games. He has a .754 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -7 RCAA in 408 games.

After 1 RCAA/.773 OPS and -11 RCAA/.653 OPS seasons, Wooten had a .226 SLG, .228 OBA, .454 OPS, -7 RCAA in 33 games with the 2004 Phillies. He has a .713 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -14 RCAA in 266 games.

3) The Braves placed C Eddie Perez on the 15 day DL, called up C Brayan Pena and removed minor league INF Jason Bourgeois from the 40 man roster.

After -16 RCAA/.724 OPS and -11 RCAA/.639 OPS seasons, Perez is off to a .432 SLG, .237 OBA, .669 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 15 games. He has a .687 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -70 RCAA in 563 games.

4) A MRI on Braves P John Thomson showed he has a partial tear to the supporting structure around the tendon flexor or his right middle finger. He’s expected to miss 2-3 months.

Thomson was placed on the DL earlier in the week.

5) Braves P Mike Hampton’s scheduled start yesterday was pushed back, due to tightness in his forearm. Meanwhile, the team will call up P Kyle Davies to start today, to take Thomson’s spot in the rotation.

After 3.84 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Hampton is off to a 1.96 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 93 RSAA in 371 games.

6) The Cubs activated P Joe Borowski from the DL and sent INF Mike Fontenot to the minors.

After 2.73 ERA/14 RSAA and 2.63 ERA/12 RSAA seasons, Borowski had a 8.02 ERA/-8 RSAA in 22 games in 2004. He has a 3.78 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and 14 RSAA in 222 games and just made his 2005 debut.

Fontenot was 0 for 2, with 2 BB, in his first 7 career games.

7) The Devil Rays activated 1B Travis Lee from the DL and designated OF Chris Singleton for assignment.

After playing in just 7 games in 2004, Lee is off to a .382 SLG, .382 OBA, .764 OPS, 2 RCAA start in his first 22 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -24 RCAA in 878 games.

After being out of the majors in 2004, Singleton is off to a .356 SLG, .348 OBA, .704 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .726 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -46 RCAA in 704 games.

8) The Marlins called up P Logan Kensing and sent P Travis Smith to the minors.

Kensing has a 9.19 ERA/-9 RSAA in 6 career games, including a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in 1 game in 2005.

Smith has a 6.66 ERA/-29 RSAA in 33 career games, including a 8.10 ERA/-1 RSAA in 4 games in 2005.

9) Marlins SS Alex Gonzalez was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to an eye problem.

After -4 RCAA/.756 OPS and -26 RCAA/.689 OPS seasons, Gonzalez is off to a .395 SLG, .297 OBA, .692 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 35 games. He has a .682 career OPS, compared to his league average of .782, and -122 RCAA in 801 games. It is a sign of a lousy player when he has a .297 OBA and that’s actually above his career figure (.287).

Gonzalez is approaching the NL’s top list for most career PA by a player whose OBA was at least 50 points below the league average–

PLATE APPEARANCES               PA       OBA   OBA VS LG
1    Tommy Thevenow             4484     .285    -.064   
2    Red Dooin                  4271     .272    -.053   
3    Doug Flynn                 3747     .269    -.062   
4    Hal Lanier                 3743     .255    -.068   
5    Tommy Corcoran             3679     .267    -.061   
6    John Bateman               3585     .271    -.053   
7    Johnnie LeMaster           3469     .279    -.052   
8    Bobby Wine                 3467     .264    -.062   
9    Eddie Miksis               3335     .288    -.052   
10   Rey Ordonez                3283     .288    -.054   
11   Bill Bergen                3228     .194    -.131   
12   Alex Gonzalez              3140     .287    -.057   
13   Otto Miller                3049     .275    -.057   
14   Rafael Belliard            2524     .270    -.060   
15   Bob Lillis                 2491     .270    -.056  

10) BlueJays 3B Corey Koskie will have surgery, to repair right thumb, and is expected to miss at least a month. On Thursday, Koskie was placed on the 15 day DL and INF Aaron Hill was called up.

After 24 RCAA/.845 OPS and 8 RCAA/.837 OPS seasons, Koskie is off to a .430 SLG, .313 OBA, .742 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 38 games. He has a .832 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 70 RCAA in 854 games.

11) The A’s placed P Octavio Dotel on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 17, and called up utilityman Jermaine Clark.

Dotel has a strained elbow. After 4.09 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.69 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, he is off to a 3.52 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 15 games. Dotel has a 3.63 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 61 RSAA in 381 games.

Clark has -11 RCAA/.437 OPS in 45 career games, including a BB in his only PA in 2005 (3 games).

12) The Mariners called up C Pat Borders, sent C Rene Rivera to the minors and moved P Bobby Madritsch from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Borders was purchased from the Brewers (where he was in the minors) earlier in the week. His 38 games in 2004 were Borders’s highest figure since 1998. He has a .669 career OPS, compared to his league average of .742, and -117 RCAA in 1060 games.

Rivera was 0 for 3 in 2 games with the 2004 Mariners and didn’t appear in a game during this brief callup.

13) The Yankees activated DH Ruben Sierra from the DL and sent 1B Andy Phillips to the minors.

After -4 RCAA/.748 OPS and -4 RCAA/.752 OPS seasons, Sierra is hitting .667 SLG, .286 OBA, .952 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 10 games. He has a .769 career OPS, compared to his league average of .746, and 34 RCAA in 2121 games.

Phillips has -4 RCAA/.600 OPS in 18 career games, including a .375 SLG, .156 OBA, .531 OPS, -4 RCAA in 13 games in 2005.

14) The Phillies activated CF Kenny Lofton from the DL and designated INF Jose Offerman for assignment.

After 12 RCAA/.801 OPS and 1 RCAA/.741 OPS seasons, Lofton is hitting .527 SLG, .459 OBA, .986 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 19 games. He has a .798 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 213 RCAA in 1747 games.

After -14 RCAA/.655 OPS and 0 RCAA/.759 OPS seasons (2002 & ’04), Offerman is off to a .364 SLG, .289 OBA, .653 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .734 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -24 RCAA in 1598 games.

15) The Indians called up P Matt Miller and sent P Jason Davis to the minors.

Miller has a 2.86 ERA/12 RSAA in 65 career games, including a 0.00 ERA/2 RSAA in 4 games in 2005.

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.

16) The Reds designated 2B D’Angelo Jimenez for assignment and called up INF Luis Lopez.

After 3 RCAA/.764 OPS and 3 RCAA/.758 OPS seasons, Jimenez is off to a .295 SLG, .319 OBA, .615 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 35 games. He has a .732 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -7 RCAA in 540 games.

After -10 RCAA/.529 OPS and -10 RCAA/.483 OPS seasons, Lopez hasn’t made his 2005 debut yet. He has a .637 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -87 RCAA in 704 games.

17) Rockies P Chin-hui Tsao will have season ending shoulder surgery on Wednesday.

Tsao was placed on the DL last week.

18) The Orioles called up P James Baldwin, sent OF Keith Reed to the minors and moved P Kurt Ainsworth from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Baldwin’s pitched in just 12 games over the past 2 years. He has a 5.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.70, and -68 RSAA in 238 games.

Reed was 1 for 5, with a BB, in his first 6 career games.

19) A MRI on Indians LF Coco Crisp showed he partially tore a ligament in his right thumb, instead of the initial diagnosed of a sprain. He could miss 3 months.

Crisp was placed on the DL earlier in the week.

20) The Rockies signed P Dan Miceli to a minor league contract.

After 3.20 ERA/10 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Miceli started 2005 in Japan, before being released. He has a 4.47 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -9 RSAA in 579 games.

21) On Thursday, Phillies 3B David Bell reached 1000 career hits.

After -19 RCAA/.579 OPS and 10 RCAA/.821 OPS seasons, Bell is off to a .329 SLG, .313 OBA, .641 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .717 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -79 RCAA in 1149 games.

22) The Twins sent SS Jason Bartlett to the minors and called up SS Luis Rodriguez.

Barlett has -5 RCAA/.632 OPS in 34 career games, including a .374 SLG, .310 OBA, .684 OPS, -3 RCAA in 26 games in 2005.

23) Jason Bere retired.

Bere had a 5.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -90 RSAA in 211 games.

Bere came close to the major league record for consecutive years with a negative RSAA–

T1   Harry McIntire           1905-13    9   
T1   Jim Hannan               1963-71    9   
T1   David Weathers           1991-99    9   
T1   Mark Gardner             1991-99    9   
T5   Mel Harder               1940-47    8   
T5   Jack Hamilton            1962-69    8   
T5   Pete Broberg             1971-78    8   
T5   Jesse Jefferson          1973-80    8   
T5   Randy Lerch              1977-84    8   
T5   Jason Bere               1995-02    8 

1) Redsox C Jason Varitek’s HR yesterday made it the 5th consecutive year that he homered on May 20. He had a 3 HR game on that date in 2001.

After 11 RCAA/.863 OPS and 19 RCAA/.872 OPS seasons, Varitek is hitting .624 SLG, .390 OBA, 1.014 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 33 games. He has a .807 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 14 RCAA in 865 games.

2) Phillies DH Kenny Lofton reached base safely 4 times (3 H, 1 BB) and SS Jimmy Rollins had 3 hits.

After -12 RCAA/.707 OPS and 14 RCAA/.803 OPS seasons, Rollins is off to a .354 SLG, .293 OBA, .647 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 43 games. He has a .730 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -20 RCAA in 679 games.

3) Orioles SS Miguel Tejada had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 19 RCAA/.807 OPS and 23 RCAA/.894 OPS seasons, Tejada is hitting .592 SLG, .374 OBA, .965 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .813 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 65 RCAA in 1139 games.

4) Phillies P Randy Wolf’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

After 4.23 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wolf is off to a 4.75 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.16 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 14 RSAA in 178 games.

5) Orioles P Daniel Cabrera took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

Cabrera has a 5.21 ERA/-10 RSAA in 35 career games, including a 5.91 ERA/-7 RSAA in 8 starts in 2005.

6) Braves C Johnny Estrada had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After a 9 RCAA/.828 OPS season, Estrada is off to a .393 SLG, .313 OBA, .707 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 34 games. He has a .736 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -20 RCAA in 283 games.

7) Redsox CF Johnny Damon reached base safely all 4 times up–2 H (1 3B), 2 BB.

After 2 RCAA/.750 OPS and 25 RCAA/.857 OPS seasons, Damon is hitting .473 SLG, .409 OBA, .882 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 86 RCAA in 1446 games.

8) Redsox P Wade Miller’s line–6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.13 ERA/7 RSAA and 3.35 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Miller is off to a 3.18 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 3.85 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 59 RSAA in 130 games.

9) Whitesox C A.J. Pierzynski had 3 hits.

After 11 RCAA/.824 OPS and -23 RCAA/.729 OPS seasons, Pierzynski is hitting .496 SLG, .341 OBA, .837 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 32 games. He has a .773 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -13 RCAA in 600 games.

10) Whitesox P Freddy Garcia’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.51 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.81 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Garcia is off to a 3.56 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and 77 RSAA in 195 games.

11) Reds 3B Joe Randa had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -2 RCAA/.800 OPS and 1 RCAA/.751 OPS seasons, Randa is hitting .455 SLG, .382 OBA, .836 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -45 RCAA in 1323 games.

12) Indians P Kevin Millwood’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.01 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.85 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Millwood is off to a 3.31 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 65 RSAA in 237 games.

13) Reds P Aaron Harang’s line–7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 9 SO.

Harang has a 4.70 ERA/-21 RSAA in 69 career games, including a 3.32 ERA/4 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

14) Diamondbacks 2B Craig Counsell had 4 hits (3 2B) and 1B Chad Tracy had 3 hits (1 2B).

After -19 RCAA/.631 OPS and -21 RCAA/.645 OPS seasons, Counsell is hitting .441 SLG, .431 OBA, .872 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 38 games. He has a .699 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -70 RCAA in 836 games.

After starting his career with -7 RCAA/.750 OPS, Tracy is off to a .482 SLG, .293 OBA, .775 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 39 games. He has a .756 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -11 RCAA in 182 games.

15) Diamondbacks P Brandon Webb’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 SO.

After starting his career with 2.84 ERA/39 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/20 RSAA seasons, Webb is off to a 3.32 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 67 RSAA in 73 games.

16) Tigers P Jeremy Bonderman’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

After starting his career with 5.56 ERA/-23 RSAA and 4.89 ERA/-9 RSAA seasons, Bonderman is off to a 3.38 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and -27 RSAA in 75 games.

17) Devil Rays RF Aubrey Huff had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After 36 RCAA/.922 OPS and 28 RCAA/.853 OPS seasons, Huff is hitting .364 SLG, .343 OBA, .706 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .830 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 56 RCAA in 625 games.

18) Devil Rays P Hideo Nomo took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.09 ERA/22 RSAA and 8.25 ERA/-38 RSAA seasons, Nomo is off to a 6.75 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and -4 RSAA in 310 games.

19) Cardinals 1B Albert Pujols (1 2B) and RF John Mabry (1 2B, 1 HR) each had 3 hits.

After 101 RCAA/1.106 OPS and 75 RCAA/1.072 OPS seasons, Pujols is hitting .614 SLG, .413 OBA, 1.027 OPS, 20 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a 1.036 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 301 RCAA in 670 games.

After -3 RCAA/.684 OPS and 7 RCAA/.867 OPS seasons, Mabry is hitting .608 SLG, .441 OBA, 1.049 OPS, 8 RCAA in his first 23 games. He has a .746 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -42 RCAA in 1097 games.

20) Royals P Zack Greinke took a pounding–5 IP, 9 H, 6 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

Greinke has a 3.94 ERA/9 RSAA in 33 career games, including a 3.83 ERA/2 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

21) Angels P Jarrod Washburn (7 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO) combined with Brendan Donnelly and Esteban Yan for a shutout against the Dodgers.

Washburn had to leave the game, due to tightness in his left forearm. After 4.43 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Washburn is off to a 3.54 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.04 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 57 RSAA in 172 games.

22) Dodgers P Scott Erickson took a pounding–1 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

After missing 2003 and pitching in 6 games in 2004, Erickson is off to a 7.22 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.58 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -24 RSAA in 369 games.

23) Twins 2B Nick Punto reached base safely all 5 times up (4 H (1 2B), 1 BB) and LF Shannon Stewart had 3 hits (1 2B).

Punto has -10 RCAA/.643 OPS in 143 career games, including a .384 SLG, .358 OBA, .742 OPS, 0 RCAA in 28 games in 2005.

After 14 RCAA./823 OPS and 12 RCAA/.827 OPS seasons, Stewart is off to a .388 SLG, .341 OBA, .729 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 40 games. He has a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 105 RCAA in 1052 games.

24) Brewers P Gary Glover took a pounding–1 1/3 IP, 7 H, 4 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.

After pitching in just 4 games in 2004, Glover is off to a 6.46 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 8 starts (9 games). He has a 5.08 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46, and -21 RSAA in 143 games.

25) Twins P Carlos Silva’s line–9 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.21 ERA/12 RSAA in his first year as a starter, Silva is off to a 3.29 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.95 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.43, and 20 RSAA in 170 games. It was his 2nd career CG.


1) Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez reached base safely 4 times (1 H, 3 BB).

After 53 RCAA/.995 OPS and 35 RCAA/.888 OPS seasons, Rodriguez is hitting .604 SLG, .388 OBA, .992 OPS, 16 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .956 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 451 RCAA in 1472 games.

Rodriguez has passed 450 career RCAA and already ranks 4th on the Yankees list for 3B–

RCAA    
1    Graig Nettles               109   
2    Wade Boggs                   74   
3    Red Rolfe                    64   
4    Alex Rodriguez               51   
5    Gil McDougald                49   
6    Home Run Baker               45   
7    Oscar Grimes                 26   
T8   Fritz Maisel                 20   
T8   Ben Chapman                  20   
10   Wid Conroy                   17

2) Yankees P Kevin Brown’s line–5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

After 2.39 ERA/38 RSAA and 4.09 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Brown is off to a 5.36 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.23 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 315 RSAA in 480 games.

3) A’s RF Bobby Kielty reached base safely all 5 times up–4 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

After -1 RCAA/.758 OPS and -8 RCAA/.691 OPS seasons, Kielty is hitting .451 SLG, .423 OBA, .874 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 26 games. He has a .779 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 15 RCAA in 395 games.

4) Giants 3B Edgardo Alfonzo reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H, 1 BB.

After -9 RCAA/.726 OPS and -7 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Alfonzo is hitting .423 SLG, .385 OBA, .808 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .798 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 113 RCAA in 1406 games.

5) Padres P Jake Peavy’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 SO.

After 4.11 ERA/-5 RSAA and 2.27 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Peavy is off to a 2.29 ERA/12 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.38 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 30 RSAA in 85 games.

6) Mariners P Ryan Franklin took a pounding–6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.57 ERA/20 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Franklin is off to a 4.53 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 8 starts (10 games). He has a 4.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 9 RSAA in 159 games.

7) Rangers SS Michael Young reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H, 1 BB.

After 0 RCAA/.785 OPS and 13 RCAA/.836 OPS seasons, Young is off to a .418 SLG, .321 OBA, .738 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .760 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -37 RCAA in 625 games.

8) Astros P Brandon Backe took a pounding–7 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 S0.

After 5.44 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.30 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Backe is off to a 5.15 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 5.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and -14 RSAA in 79 games.

9) Rangers P Kenny Rogers’s line–8 IP, 10 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

Rogers extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to 31, before it was snapped. After 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rogers is off to a 1.73 ERA/21 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 119 RSAA in 666 games.

10) Nationals P Claudio Vargas took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.

After starting his career with 4.34 ERA/10 RSAA and 5.25 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Vargas is off to a 9.00 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 4.99 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -11 RSAA in 71 games.

11) BlueJays P Ted Lilly’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 SO.

After 4.34 ERA/-2 RSAA and 4.06 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Lilly is off to a 8.82 ERA/-16 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -10 RSAA in 136 games.

12) Twins CF Tike Redman had 4 hits and SS Jack Wilson had 3 hits (1 2B, 1 3B).

After -13 RCAA/.684 OPS in his first year as a starter, Redman is off to a .325 SLG, .262 OBA, .587 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 30 games. He has a .703 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -17 RCAA in 287 games.

After -27 RCAA/.656 OPS and 6 RCAA/.794 OPS seasons, Wilson is off to a .314 SLG, .248 OBA, .563 OPS, -12 RCAA start in his first 36 games. He has a .667 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -96 RCAA in 598 games.

13) Pirates P Mark Redman’s line–6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.59 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Redman is off to a 2.48 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 22 RSAA in 148 games.


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