Around the Majors: Hampton goes back on the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Angels 13, Redsox 6
Rangers 14, Royals 9
Whitesox 6, Indians 5
Yankees 4, Twins 3 (10)
Orioles 14, Tigers 7
A’s 5, BlueJays 2
Mariners 6, Devil Rays 5

NL
Mets 5, Giants 1
Cardinals 11, Astros 9
Phillies 10, Diamondbacks 6 (1st)
Phillies 5, Diamondbacks 3 (2nd)
Braves 1, Pirates 0
Rockies 7, Reds 5
Nationals 7, Marlins 3
Dodgers 2, Brewers 1
Cubs 11, Padres 5

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          33   22  .600   -     17-14  16-8   18-08 10-10 04-02 WON  1
Redsox           30   25  .545   3     16-9   14-16  15-16 03-01 10-07 LOST 1
BlueJays         29   27  .518   4 1/2 14-12  15-15  15-10 06-09 06-07 LOST 1
Yankees          28   27  .509   5     16-13  12-14  10-16 04-04 12-06 WON  1
Devil Rays       20   36  .357  13 1/2 16-14   4-22  08-16 04-09 08-08 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         37   18  .673   -     19-7   18-11  06-04 20-04 09-09 WON  2
Twins            32   22  .593   4 1/2 17-11  15-11  09-05 16-12 05-04 LOST 1
Tigers           26   27  .491  10     13-15  13-12  08-09 10-11 07-05 LOST 1
Indians          25   29  .463  11 1/2 11-13  14-16  02-01 12-19 09-08 LOST 4
Royals           17   38  .309  20     11-18   6-20  08-08 05-17 03-11 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           32   23  .582   -     15-11  17-12  03-02 16-14 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          31   23  .574     1/2 17-12  14-11  06-06 13-09 09-08 WON  1
Mariners         23   31  .426   8 1/2 12-16  11-15  09-14 06-06 06-10 WON  1
A's              22   33  .400  10     14-13   8-20  12-18 02-04 07-09 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           30   25  .545   -     17-7   13-18  18-14 08-03 03-06 WON  1
Nationals        30   26  .536     1/2 17-9   13-17  15-13 06-07 08-04 WON  3
Marlins          28   25  .528   1     18-12  10-13  15-15 05-05 05-05 LOST 2
Mets             29   26  .527   1     19-10  10-16  15-15 10-08 03-01 WON  3
Phillies         29   27  .518   1 1/2 15-10  14-17  12-18 09-07 06-01 WON  5

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        36   19  .655   -     17-10  19-9   07-08 21-04 06-06 WON  2
Cubs             29   25  .537   6 1/2 15-12  14-13  04-05 14-12 10-06 WON  1
Brewers          26   29  .473  10     15-11  11-18  04-06 14-14 07-07 LOST 1
Pirates          25   29  .463  10 1/2 11-15  14-14  04-02 12-19 09-08 LOST 1
Reds             21   34  .382  15     15-14   6-20  09-07 09-19 02-06 LOST 4
Astros           20   34  .370  15 1/2 15-12   5-22  02-10 15-17 03-04 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           34   22  .607   -     19-7   15-15  06-00 12-08 15-12 LOST 1
Diamondbacks     30   26  .536   4     16-12  14-14  03-08 05-05 20-12 LOST 4
Dodgers          28   27  .509   5 1/2 14-15  14-12  03-06 07-08 17-11 WON  1
Giants           23   30  .434   9 1/2 14-15   9-15  01-06 07-06 13-17 LOST 8
Rockies          18   36  .333  15     14-13   4-23  04-05 06-10 08-21 WON  3

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 5.40) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 5.04), 1:05
Angels (Jarrod Washburn, 3.80) at Redsox (Wade Miller, 4.85), 2:05
Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 1.65) at Royals (Zack Greinke, 4.23), 2:10
Yankees (Kevin Brown, 5.14) at Twins (Carlos Silva, 3.09), 2:10
Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 3.58) at Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 3.07), 3:05
BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin, 3.60) at A’s (Dan Haren, 4.34), 4:05
Devil Rays (Hideo Nomo, 6.52) at Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 5.28), 4:05

NL
Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 2.91) at Nationals (John Patterson, 2.85), 1:05
Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey, 2.98) at Phillies (Randy Wolf, 4.57), 1:35
Braves (Seth Greisinger) at Pirates (Oliver Perez, 6.92), 1:35
Cardinals (Mark Mulder, 3.62) at Astros (Roger Clemens, 1.30), 2:05
Reds (Brandon Claussen, 3.89) at Rockies (Jason Jennings, 5.83), 3:05
Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.14, and Jason Schmidt, 5.08) at Mets (Kazuhisa Ishii, 4.79, and Kris Benson, 4.21), DH, 4:05 and 8:05
Brewers (Wes Obermueller, 3.00) at Dodgers (Brad Penny, 3.18), 4:10
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 3.22) at Padres (Woody Williams, 4.84), 4:35

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Miguel Tejada–#15
Alfonso Soriano–#15
Bobby Abreu–#13 & #14
Albert Pujols–#14
Paul Konerko–#14
Vernon Wells–#12
Jeff Kent–#11
Melvin Mora–#11
Reggie Sanders–#11
Morgan Ensberg–#11
Aramis Ramirez–#11
Moises Alou–#10
J.D. Drew–#10
Rafael Palmeiro–#8
Juan Encarnacion–#8
Raul Ibanez–#7
Joe Crede–#7
Michael Young–#7
Emil Brown–#7
Garret Anderson–#7
Tony Clark–#7
Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–#7
Neifi Perez–#7
Eric Chavez–#6
Victor Martinez–#6
Jacque Jones–#6
Rondell White–#6
Joe Randa–#6
Mike Cameron–#6
Eric Byrnes–#5
Rich Aurilia–#5
Xavier Nady–#5
Kevin Millar–#3 & #4
Rod Barajas–#4
Laynce Nix–#4
Chone Figgins–#4
Placido Polanco–#2 & #3
Jim Thome–#3
Lance Berkman–#3
Alex Rios–#3
Craig Counsell–#3
Jason Marquis–#1
Alex Cintron–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
T2) Miguel Tejada–15*
T2) Alfonso Soriano–15*
4) Paul Konerko–14*
T5) Mark Teixeira–13
T5) Richie Sexson–13
T5) David Ortiz–13
T8) Tino Martinez–12
T8) Vernon Wells–12*
T10) Manny Ramirez–11
T10) Brian Roberts–11
T10) Richard Hidalgo–11
T10) Melvin Mora–11*

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17
T2) Albert Pujols–14*
T2) Bobby Abreu–14**
T2) Adam Dunn–14
T2) Carlos Lee–14
6) Troy Glaus–13
T7) Cliff Floyd–12
T7) Andruw Jones–12
T9) Carlos Delgado–11
T9) Jason Bay–11
T9) Jeff Kent–11*
T9) Reggie Sanders–11*
T9) Morgan Ensberg–11*
T9) Aramis Ramirez–11*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Jim Thome passed Gary Sheffield and tied Billy Williams for 34th place on the all time HR list, with 426.

7) Jeff Kent passed Jim Edmonds into 94nd place on the all time HR list, with 313. Kent had 3 hits.

After 13 RCAA/.860 OPS and 12 RCAA/.880 OPS seasons, Kent is hitting .500 SLG, .355 OBA, .855 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .855 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 243 RCAA in 1853 games.

Kent recently passed 2000 hits (he has 2004).

8) Redsox 1B Kevin Millar hit 2 HR and had 3 hits (1 2B).

After 6 RCAA/.820 OPS and 15 RCAA/.857 OPS seasons, Millar is off to a .368 SLG, .335 OBA, .705 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 51 games. He has a .847 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 83 RCAA in 849 games.

9) Phillies RF Bobby Abreu hit 2 HR in the 1st game of their doubleheader.

After 38 RCAA/.877 OPS and 69 RCAA/.971 OPS seasons, Abreu is hitting .600 SLG, .458 OBA, 1.058 OPS, 34 RCAA in his first 56 games. He has a .935 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 376 RCAA in 1223 games.

10) Phillies 3B Placido Polanco hit 2 HR and had 3 hits in the 2nd game of their doubleheader.

After 8 RCAA/.799 OPS and 0 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Polanco is off to a .413 SLG, .366 OBA, .779 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .750 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -29 RCAA in 830 games.


1) The Braves placed P Mike Hampton on the 15 day DL and will call up P Seth Greisinger.

Hampton made only made 1 start after coming off the DL and has tightness in his forearm. After 3.84 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Hampton is off to a 1.83 ERA/16 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 95 RSAA in 372 games.

Greisinger has a 5.56 ERA/-24 RSAA in 41 career games.

2) The Royals activated P Jeremy Affeldt from the DL and designated P Ryan Jensen for assignment.

After 3.93 ERA/17 RSAA and 4.95 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, Affeldt has a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in his first 6 games. He has a 4.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 18 RSAA in 114 games.

Jensen has a 4.97 ERA/-29 RSAA in 51 career games, including a 7.43 ERA/-5 RSAA in 3 starts in 2005.

3) The Rockies placed P Shawn Chacon on the 15 day DL and activated P Bobby Seay from the DL.

Chacon has a strained hamstring. After 4.60 ERA/3 RSAA and 7.11 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Chacon is off to a 3.83 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 5.22 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -7 RSAA in 146 games.

Seay has a 3.66 ERA/4 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

4) The Indians fired hitting coach Eddie Murray. Hitting coordinator Derek Shelton was named his replacement, on an interim basis, for the rest of the season.

5) Padres P Jake Peavy was scratched from today’s start, due to an upper respiratory infection, and LF Ryan Klesko was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a high fever.

Peavy is now scheduled to start on Wednesday. After 4.11 ERA/-5 RSAA and 2.27 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Peavy is off to a 2.27 ERA/13 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 31 RSAA in 87 games.

After 8 RCAA/.810 OPS and 21 RCAA/.847 OPS seasons, Klesko is hitting .483 SLG, .377 OBA, .860 OPS, 8 RCAA in his first 50 games. He has a .887 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 271 RCAA in 1527 games.

6) The Pirates sent 3B Ty Wigginton to the minors and called up C-OF Ryan Doumit.

After -14 RCAA/.714 OPS and -6 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Wigginton is off to a .398 SLG, .261 OBA, .659 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 35 games. He has a .741 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -20 RCAA in 381 games.

7) The Indians hired Robby Thompson as interim bench coach.

Thompson replaces Buddy Bell, who was hired as Royals manager.

8) Dodgers GM Paul DePodesta says acquiring a starting pitcher is his top trade priority, with nothing imminent.

9) Yankees SS Derek Jeter was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to flulike symptoms, and is day to day.

After 24 RCAA/.844 OPS and 14 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Jeter is hitting .412 SLG, .380 OBA, .792 OPS, 8 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .846 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 259 RCAA in 1420 games.

10) The Astros released minor league P Dave Burba.

Burba has a 4.49 ERA/-4 RSAA in 511 career games.

11) Orioles C Geronimo Gil had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a left thumb injury.

Gil has -42 RCAA/.625 OPS in 242 career games, including a .297 SLG, .209 OBA, .506 OPS, -7 RCAA in 34 games in 2005.

12) The Tigers sent INF Jason Smith to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Smith had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment earlier in the week.

13) The Diamondbacks designated minor league P Justin Wechsler for assignment and moved INF Jerry Gil from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

These moves up spots on the 40 man roster for Matt Herges and Claudio Vargas. They still have to make moves to put them on the 25 man roster.

14) The Tigers will activate P Troy Percival from the DL today and sent P Wilfredo Ledezma to the minors.

After 3.47 ERA/4 RSAA and 2.90 ERA/9 RSAA seasons, he is off to a 3.65 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 12 games. Percival has a 3.01 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.69, and 111 RSAA in 591 games.

Ledezma took a pounding yesterday–4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO. Ledezma has a 5.73 ERA/-30 RSAA in 59 career games, including a 7.07 ERA/-16 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

15) The Padres will activate P Woody Williams from the DL today.

After 3.87 ERA/6 RSAA and 4.18 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Williams is off to a 4.84 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 48 RSAA in 344 games.

16) The Giants activated CF Marquis Grissom on from the DL and sent INF Brian Dallimore to the minors.

Grissom has a bruised right knee. After 2 RCAA/.790 OPS and -12 RCAA/.773 OPS seasons, Grissom is off to a .283 SLG, .242 OBA, .525 OPS, -14 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and -90 RCAA in 2154 games.

Dallimore has -2 RCAA/.715 OPS in 26 career games, including 1 for 6, with 1 2B and -1 RCAA, in 6 games in 2005.

17) Pirates RF Matt Lawton reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H, 1 BB.

After 6 RCAA/.762 OPS and 5 RCAA/.787 OPS seasons, Lawton is off to a .406 SLG, .352 OBA, .758 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .789 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 46 RCAA in 1234 games.

18) Braves P Kyle Davies (7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO) combined with John Foster and Chris Reitsma for a shutout against the Pirates.

Davies has a 0.77 ERA/9 RSAA in his first 4 career starts.

19) Pirates P Mark Redman’s line–8 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.59 ERA/9 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Redman is off to a 2.82 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.23 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 22 RSAA in 151 games.

20) Cubs 3B Aramis Ramirez had 3 hits (1 HR) and 2B Jerry Hairston Jr. (3 H, 1 BB) and LF Jason Dubois (2 H, 2 BB) reached base safely 4 times.

After -4 RCAA/.788 OPS and 24 RCAA/.951 OPS seasons, Ramirez is hitting .510 SLG, .336 OBA, .847 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 50 games. He has a .795 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -14 RCAA in 817 games.

After -2 RCAA/.725 OPS and 2 RCAA/.775 OPS seasons, Hairston is off to a .367 SLG, .374 OBA, .742 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 45 games. He has a .707 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -38 RCAA in 575 games.

Dubois has 0 RCAA/.792 OPS in 57 career games, including a .500 SLG, .318 OBA, .818 OPS, 1 RCAA in 37 games in 2005.


1) Cardinals LF Reggie Sanders had 4 hits (3 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB) and P Jason Marquis had 3 hits (1 HR).

After 22 RCAA/.913 OPS and 4 RCAA/.797 OPS seasons, Sanders is hitting .535 SLG, .333 OBA, .868 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .833 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 139 RCAA in 1620 games.

Marquis took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 5.53 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.71 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Marquis is off to a 3.50 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.29, and 10 RSAA in 140 games.

2) Angels LF Garret Anderson had 4 hits (1 3B, 1 HR), 1B Darin Erstad had 3 hits (1 SB) and 2B Adam Kennedy reached base safely 4 times (2 H (2 2B), 2 BB, 1 SB).

After 33 RCAA/.885 OPS and 8 RCAA/.789 OPS seasons, Anderson is hitting .476 SLG, .330 OBA, .806 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .806 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 35 RCAA in 1529 games.

After -8 RCAA/.642 OPS and 2 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Erstad is off to a .385 SLG, .331 OBA, .716 OPS, 1 RCAA start in his first 54 games. He has a .764 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 30 RCAA in 1184 games.

After 4 RCAA/.743 and -1 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Kennedy is off to a .359 SLG, .340 OBA, .699 SLG, 0 RCAA start in his first 29 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -34 RCAA in 786 games.

3) Angels P Bartolo Colon took a pounding–6 IP, 10 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 11 SO.

After 3.87 ERA/16 RSAA and 5.01 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Colon is off to a 3.10 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 119 RSAA in 259 games.

4) Redsox P Bronson Arroyo’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After a 4.03 ERA/18 RSAA season, Arroyo is off to a 3.89 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 11 starts (12 games). He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 7 RSAA in 103 games.

5) Indians CF Grady Sizemore had 4 hits–1 2B, 1 3B.

Sizemore has 0 RCAA/.734 OPS in 95 career games, including a .422 SLG, .307 OBA, .729 OPS, -1 RCAA start in 52 games in 2005.

6) Orioles 2B Chris Gomez reached base safely 4 times–3 H, 1 BB.

After -13 RCAA/.633 OPS and -11 RCAA/.683 OPS seasons, Gomez is hitting .519 SLG, .516 OBA, 1.035 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 21 games. He has a .685 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -131 RCAA in 1210 games.

7) Tigers DH Carlos Guillen reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

After -1 RCAA/.753 OPS and 36 RCAA/.921 OPS seasons, Guillen is hitting .509 SLG, .423 OBA, .932 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .778 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 33 RCAA in 666 games.

8) Orioles P Rodrigo Lopez took a pounding–3 IP, 6 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 5.82 ERA/-25 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/23 RSAA seasons, Lopez is off to a 4.60 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.45 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 3 RSAA in 114 games.

9) Rangers SS Michael Young had 4 hits (1 2B, 1 HR), 1B Mark Teixeira reached base safely 5 times (3 H (2 2B), 2 BB) and C Rod Barajas reached base safely 4 times (3 H (1 HR), 1 BB).

After 0 RCAA/.785 OPS and 13 RCAA/.836 OPS seasons, Young is hitting .466 SLG, .358 OBA, .825 OPS, 3 RCAA start in his first 53 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -29 RCAA in 637 games.

After starting his career with -4 RCAA/.811 OPS and 30 RCAA/.929 OPS seasons, Teixeira is hitting .547 SLG, .363 OBA, .910 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .878 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 39 RCAA in 345 games.

After -21 RCAA/.592 OPS and -16 RCAA/.728 OPS seasons, Barajas is off to a .374 SLG, .283 OBA, .657 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .649 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -66 RCAA in 361 games.

10) Royals CF David DeJesus, RF Emil Brown (1 HR) and LF Terrence Long (1 SB) had 3 hits.

After a -1 RCAA/.763 OPS rookie season, DeJesus is off to a .400 SLG, .351 OBA, .751 OPS, 1 RCAA start in his first 50 games. DeJesus has a .762 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 1 RCAA in 158 games.

Brown has -28 RCAA/.634 OPS in 251 career games, including a .474 SLG, .339 OBA, .813 OPS, 4 RCAA in 46 games in 2005. This is his first time in the majors since 2001.

After -12 RCAA/.678 OPS and -3 RCAA/.756 OPS seasons, Long is off to a .336 SLG, .276 OBA, .612 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 46 games. He has a .724 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -50 RCAA in 787 games.

11) Rangers P Chan Ho Park took a pounding–5 IP, 11 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After pitching in 23 games in 2003-04, Park is off to a 5.09 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.22 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and 7 RSAA in 280 games.

12) Royals P Jose Lima took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.91 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.07 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Lima is off to a 8.39 ERA/-28 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 5.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and -104 RSAA in 324 games.

Lima gave up his 250th career HR. He’s tied for 6th on the all time list for worst career HR vs. the league average–

HOMERUNS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Ferguson Jenkins           -111      484      373   
T2   Pedro Ramos                 -83      315      232   
T2   Catfish Hunter              -83      374      291   
4    Scott Sanderson             -77      297      220   
5    Denny McLain                -75      242      167   
T6   Jose Lima                   -74      250      176   
T6   Brian Anderson              -74      264      190   
8    Tom Browning                -73      236      163   
9    George Blaeholder           -62      173      111   
10   Rick Helling                -61      239      178

13) Yankees 2B Robinson Cano had 3 hits, including a 2B.

Cano is off to a .402 SLG, .275 OBA, .677 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 27 career games.

14) Yankees P Chien-Ming Wang’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

Wang has a 4.03 ERA/1 RSAA in his first 6 career starts (7 games).

15) Twins P Joe Mays’s line–7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.38 ERA-11 RSAA and 6.30 ERA/-24 RSAA seasons (2002-03), Mays is off to a 3.59 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 10 starts (11 games). He has a 4.60 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.63, and 18 RSAA in 173 games.

16) A’s 1B Dan Johnson had 3 hits, including a 2B.

Johnson is hitting .333 SLG, .405 OBA, .739 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 9 career games.

17) A’s P Joe Blanton’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

Blanton has a 6.08 ERA/-12 RSAA in 14 career games, including a 6.14 ERA/-11 RSAA in 11 starts in 2005.

18) Reds SS Felipe Lopez and 2B Rich Aurilia (1 HR) had 3 hits.

After -11 RCAA/.612 OPS and -2 RCAA/.719 OPS seasons, Lopez is hitting .542 SLG, .355 OBA, .897 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .714 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -20 RCAA in 314 games.

After -12 RCAA/.735 OPS and -14 RCAA/.667 OPS seasons, Aurilia is off to a .402 SLG, .246 OBA, .648 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 29 games. He has a .761 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -9 RCAA in 1146 games.

19) Reds P Aaron Harang took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

Harang has a 4.69 ERA/-21 RSAA in 71 career games, including a 3.48 ERA/4 RSAA in 11 starts in 2005.

20) Astros 3B Morgan Ensberg had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 20 RCAA/.907 OPS and -12 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Ensberg is hitting .529 SLG, .385 OBA, .914 OPS, 7 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .825 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 11 RCAA in 363 games.

21) Astros P Wandy Rodriguez took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 9 H, 9 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

Rodriguez has a 10.67 ERA/-10 RSAA in his first 3 career starts.

22) Brewers P Victor Santos’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

After a 4.97 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Santos is off to a 2.71 ERA/13 RSAA start in his first 11 starts (12 games). He has a 4.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and -7 RSAA in 108 games.

23) Dodgers P D.J. Houlton’s line–5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

Houlton has a 6.04 ERA/-5 RSAA in his first 14 career games (1 start).

24) Giants LF Moises Alou had 4 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After 12 RCAA/.819 OPS and 30 RCAA/.919 OPS seasons, Alou is hitting .571 SLG, .416 OBA, .988 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 38 games. He has a .882 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 266 RCAA in 1657 games.

25) Mets C Mike Piazza had 3 hits.

After 7 RCAA/.860 OPS and 4 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Piazza is hitting .429 SLG, .320 OBA, .749 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 49 games. He has a .941 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 435 RCAA in 1639 games.

26) Mets P Tom Glavine’s line–7 2/3 IP, 9 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.52 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.60 ERA/16 RSAA seasons, Glavine is off to a 4.63 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.46 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.09, and 291 RSAA in 582 games.

27) Diamondbacks 1B Tony Clark had 3 hits, including a HR, in the first game of their doubleheader.

After -4 RCAA/.772 OPS and -5 RCAA/.755 OPS seasons, Clark is hitting .705 SLG, .411 OBA, 1.115 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .828 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 53 RCAA in 1135 games.

28) Phillies CF Kenny Lofton (1 3B) and 2B Chase Utley (1 2B, 1 3B) had 3 hits in the first game of their doubleheader.

After 12 RCAA/.801 OPS and 1 RCAA/.741 OPS seasons, Lofton is hitting .506 SLG, .460 OBA, .966 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 30 games. He has a .799 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 216 RCAA in 1758 games.

After starting his career with -2 RCAA/.696 OPS and -3 RCAA/.776 OPS seasons, Utley is hitting .568 SLG, .378 OBA, .947 OPS, 8 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .800 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 3 RCAA in 160 games.

29) Diamondbacks P Javier Vazquez took a pounding–4 IP, 10 H, 8 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.24 ERA/48 RSAA and 4.91 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Vazquez is off to a 4.38 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 42 RSAA in 236 games.

30) Phillies P Vicente Padilla’s line–5 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.62 ERA/10 RSAA and 4.53 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Padilla is off to a 6.32 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.91 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and 13 RSAA in 175 games.

31) Diamondbacks LF Luis Gonzalez reached base safely 4 times (3 H (1 HR), 1 BB) in the 2nd game of their doubleheader.

After 31 RCAA/.934 OPS and 11 RCAA/.866 OPS seasons, Gonzalez is hitting .461 SLG, .399 OBA, .860 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 55 games. He has a .859 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 289 RCAA in 2063 games.

32) Nationals CF Ryan Church had 3 hits, including a 3B.

Church has -2 RCAA/.711 OPS in 72 career games, including a .474 SLG, .355 OBA, .829 OPS, 5 RCAA in 42 games in 2005.


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