Around the Majors: Hudson goes on the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Tigers 3, Padres 1
Mets 9, A’s 6
Yankees 6, Pirates 1
Braves 5, Reds 2
Indians 2, Rockies 1
Royals 9, Dodgers 6
Giants 14, Twins 7
Phillies 3, Mariners 2 (13)

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          39   26  .600   -     20-14  19-12  18-08 11-10 04-02 WON  3
Redsox           36   29  .554   3     20-9   16-20  15-16 03-01 11-07 WON  4
Yankees          33   32  .508   6     19-13  14-19  10-16 04-05 12-06 WON  3
BlueJays         33   33  .500   6 1/2 16-13  17-20  15-10 06-09 06-08 WON  1
Devil Rays       23   43  .348  16 1/2 18-15   5-28  08-16 04-09 08-09 WON  1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         43   22  .662   -     20-10  23-12  06-04 20-05 09-09 WON  1
Twins            37   27  .578   5 1/2 19-13  18-14  10-05 16-12 05-04 LOST 2
Indians          34   30  .531   8 1/2 14-13  20-17  02-01 13-19 09-08 WON  6
Tigers           31   32  .492  11     16-16  15-16  08-10 10-11 07-05 WON  3
Royals           24   41  .369  19     14-19  10-22  08-08 05-17 03-12 WON  5

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           37   28  .569   -     16-13  21-15  03-03 16-14 11-06 LOST 2
Rangers          35   29  .547   1 1/2 19-13  16-16  06-06 14-09 09-08 WON  1
Mariners         28   36  .438   8 1/2 15-17  13-19  10-14 06-06 06-10 LOST 1
A's              27   38  .415  10     17-14  10-24  13-18 02-04 07-09 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals        39   27  .591   -     24-9   15-18  16-13 06-07 08-04 WON  2
Phillies         37   30  .552   2 1/2 22-11  15-19  12-18 12-07 07-02 WON  1
Marlins          33   30  .524   4 1/2 21-15  12-15  15-16 07-06 05-05 WON  1
Braves           34   32  .515   5     19-11  15-21  18-14 09-04 03-06 WON  1
Mets             33   33  .500   6     22-15  11-18  15-15 11-10 04-02 WON  1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        41   24  .631   -     21-12  20-12  07-08 21-05 06-06 LOST 1
Cubs             34   30  .531   6 1/2 19-17  15-13  05-07 14-12 11-06 LOST 1
Pirates          30   34  .469  10 1/2 16-17  14-17  05-02 12-19 09-08 LOST 4
Brewers          29   36  .446  12     17-12  12-24  04-09 14-14 07-08 LOST 1
Astros           26   38  .406  14 1/2 19-12   7-26  04-11 16-17 03-04 LOST 3
Reds             26   40  .394  15 1/2 20-16   6-24  09-08 09-19 02-07 LOST 4

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           36   30  .545   -     21-12  15-18  06-00 12-09 15-12 LOST 4
Diamondbacks     35   32  .522   1 1/2 18-16  17-16  04-09 05-05 20-12 LOST 1
Dodgers          33   32  .508   2 1/2 19-17  14-15  03-06 08-08 17-11 LOST 3
Giants           27   37  .422   8     15-20  12-17  02-07 07-06 13-17 WON  2
Rockies          21   43  .328  14     17-17   4-26  04-05 07-10 08-21 LOST 3

3) Today’s schedule–

Giants (Jason Schmidt, 6.12) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 3.99), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey, 3.91) at Indians (Cliff Lee, 3.09), 7:05
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 3.19) at Yankees (Carl Pavano, 4.17), 7:05
Pirates (Josh Fogg, 4.33) at Redsox (Wade Miller, 5.03), 7:05
Brewers (Doug Davis, 3.86) at BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin, 3.04), 7:05
Braves (Horacio Ramirez, 5.20) at Reds (Ramon Ortiz, 6.10), 7:10
Cardinals (Mark Mulder, 4.30) at Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir, 4.70), 7:15
Rockies (Jason Jennings, 5.94) at Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 5.88), 7:35
Dodgers (D.J. Houlton, 5.72) at Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 2.91), 8:05
Nationals (John Patterson, 2.54) at Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 2.02), 8:05
Padres (Tim Stauffer, 3.93) at Twins (Carlos Silva, 3.15), 8:10
Astros (Roger Clemens, 1.64) at Royals (J.P. Howell, 1.80), 8:10
Phillies (Robinson Tejeda, 3.00) at A’s (Barry Zito, 4.47), 10:05
Mets (Kazuhisa Ishii, 5.48) at Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 4.90), 10:05
Marlins (Brian Moehler, 2.90) at Angels (Jarrod Washburn, 3.67), 10:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Adam Dunn–#17
Joe Randa–#9
Raul Ibanez–#9
Carlos Beltran–#8
Mike Piazza–#7
Hideki Matsui–#6
Joe Mauer–#6
Rafael Furcal–#5
Marcus Giles–#5
Mark Kotsay–#4
Nick Swisher–#4
Jason Grabowski–#4
Lew Ford–#4
Michael Restovich–#3
Dave Roberts–#3
Ryan Shealy–#1
Chris Shelton–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–19
T2) Miguel Tejada–18
T2) Alfonso Soriano–18
T4) Mark Teixeira–17
T4) Paul Konerko–17
6) David Ortiz–16
T7) Manny Ramirez–14
T7) Richie Sexson–14
T7) Melvin Mora–14
10) Vernon Wells–13

NL
1) Derrek Lee–18
2) Adam Dunn–17*
T3) Albert Pujols–16
T3) Troy Glaus–16
T3) Bobby Abreu–16
T3) Carlos Lee–16
T3) Andruw Jones–16
T8) Cliff Floyd–15
T8) Morgan Ensberg–15
T10) Carlos Delgado–14*
T10) Pat Burrell–14
T10) Aramis Ramirez–14

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Mike Piazza passed Harold Baines and tied Dwight Evans for 47th place on the all time HR list, with 385.

7) Braves SS Rafael Furcal hit his 50th career HR.

After 24 RCAA/.794 OPS and 1 RCAA/.758 OPS seasons, Furcal is off to a .341 SLG, .276 OBA, .618 OPS, -14 RCAA start in his first 62 games. He has a .740 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -4 RCAA in 725 games.


1) The Braves placed P Tim Hudson on the 15 day DL and added P Jim Brower to the roster.

Hudson has a strained muscle in his left side. After 2.70 ERA/41 RSAA and 3.53 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Hudson is off to a 3.78 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.33 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and 175 RSAA in 197 games.

2) Yankees P Randy Johnson’s line–9 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 11 SO.

After 4.26 ERA/6 RSAA and 2.60 ERA/50 RSAA seasons, Johnson is off to a 3.51 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.08 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 518 RSAA in 503 games. It was Johnson’s 32nd game with 10+ SO and 0 BB.

3) Braves P John Smoltz’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 SO.

After 1.12 ERA/22 RSAA and 2.76 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Smoltz is off to a 3.14 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 15 starts. He has a 3.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.02, and 253 RSAA in 617 games.

Smoltz is the 9th active pitcher to reach 250 career RSAA.

The top 10–

RSAA 
1    Roger Clemens               673   
2    Greg Maddux                 552   
3    Randy Johnson               518   
4    Pedro Martinez              496   
5    Curt Schilling              320   
6    Kevin Brown                 311   
7    Mike Mussina                293   
8    Tom Glavine                 292   
9    John Smoltz                 253   
10   Mariano Rivera              183

4) The Mets signed C Benito Santiago to a minor league contract.

After -6 RCAA/.753 OPS and -6 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Santiago had a .391 SLG, .261 OBA, .652 OPS, -1 RCAA in his 6 games with the Pirates. He has a .722 career OPS, compared to his league average of .748, and -159 RCAA in 1978 games.

5) The Twins placed 2B Brent Abernathy on the 15 day DL and activated 2B Luis Rivas from the DL.

Abernathy has a shoulder injury. Abernathy has -374 RCAA/.627 OPS in 215 career games, including a .444 SLG, .364 OBA, .808 OPS, 0 RCAA in 7 games in 2005.

Rivas has a strained back. After -23 RCAA/.689 OPS and -11 RCAA/.715 OPS seasons, Rivas is off to a .203 SLG, .253 OBA, .456 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 32 games. He has a .686 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -75 RCAA in 538 games.

6) The Diamondbacks released minor league P Shane Nance.

Nance has a 5.02 ERA/-3 RSAA in 49 career games.

7) Rockies P Jamey Wright’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After pitching in 18 games in 2003-04, Wright is off to a 5.40 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 5.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -20 RSAA in 205 games.

8) Indians P Kevin Millwood’s line–5 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.01 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.85 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Millwood is off to a 2.95 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.85 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 68 RSAA in 239 games.

9) Padres P Woody Williams’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.87 ERA/6 RSAA and 4.18 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Williams is off to a 4.47 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 48 RSAA in 347 games.

10) Tigers P Jeremy Bonderman’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 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 3.84 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.91 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -29 RSAA in 80 games.

11) Dodgers P Derek Lowe took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.47 ERA/6 RSAA and 5.42 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Lowe is off to a 3.69 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 15 starts. He has a 3.81 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 106 RSAA in 418 games.

12) Giants SS Omar Vizquel had 5 hits (1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SB), DH Moises Alou reached base safely 5 times (3 H, 2 BB) and 3B Pedro Feliz (1 2B) and C Yorvit Torrealba had 3 hits.

After -10 RCAA/.657 OPS and -3 RCAA/.741 OPS seasons, Vizquel is off to a .405 SLG, .363 OBA, .768 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 61 games. He has a .701 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and -149 RCAA in 2199 games.

After 12 RCAA/.819 OPS and 30 RCAA/.919 OPS seasons, Alou is hitting .552 SLG, .425 OBA, .977 OPS, 16 RCAA in his first 49 games. He has a .882 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 270 RCAA in 1668 games.

After -6 RCAA/.793 OPS and -11 RCAA/.790 OPS seasons, Feliz is off to a .431 SLG, .308 OBA, .739 OPS, -10 RCAA in his first 62 games. He has a .737 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -44 RCAA in 470 games.

After -5 RCAA/.702 OPS and -9 RCAA/.709 OPS seasons, Torrealba is off to a .407 SLG, .323 OBA, .730 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 21 games. He has a .725 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -17 RCAA in 207 games.

13) Twins 1B Justin Morneau had 3 hits.

After starting his career with -6 RCAA/.664 OPS and 10 RCAA/.875 OPS seasons, Morneau is hitting .515 SLG, .330 OBA, .845 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 49 games. He has a .826 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 9 RCAA in 163 games.

14) Giants P Brett Tomko took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

After 5.28 ERA/-26 RSAA and 4.04 ERA/9 RSAA seasons, Tomko is off to a 4.55 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.53 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -37 RSAA in 243 games.

15) Twins P Joe Mays took a pounding–4 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.

After 5.38 ERA-11 RSAA and 6.30 ERA/-24 RSAA seasons (2002-03), Mays is off to a 3.86 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 12 starts (13 games). He has a 4.62 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.63, and 17 RSAA in 175 games.

16) Pirates P Oliver Perez took a pounding–5 IP, 7 H, 6 R/ER, 5 BB, 5 SO.

After 5.47 ERA/-21 RSAA and 2.98 ERA/25 RSAA seasons, Perez is off to a 6.22 ERA/-16 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and -9 RSAA in 83 games.

17) Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins had 5 hits, including a 2B and a 3B.

After -12 RCAA/.707 OPS and 14 RCAA/.803 OPS seasons, Rollins is off to a .400 SLG, .314 OBA, .714 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 65 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -17 RCAA in 701 games.

18) Mariners SS Mike Morse had 3 hits, including a 2B.

Morse is hitting .558 SLG, .480 OBA, 1.038 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 14 career games.

19) Phillies P Brett Myers’s line–6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.43 ERA/-8 RSAA and 5.52 ERA/-23 RSAA seasons, Myers is off to a 2.19 ERA/23 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.29, and -12 RSAA in 90 games.

20) Mariners P Joel Pineiro’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.78 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Pineiro is off to a 5.69 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.86 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 30 RSAA in 126 games.

21) Braves 2B Marcus Giles reached base safely 4 times–2 H (1 HR), 2 BB.

After 43 RCAA/.917 OPS and 13 RCAA/.821 OPS seasons, Giles is hitting .437 SLG, .355 OBA, .792 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 60 games. He has a .828 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 48 RCAA in 443 games.


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