Around the Majors: Losing streak

1) The Orioles losing streak reached 10 games.

2) The Rangers placed P Mickey Callaway on the 60 day DL when they activated P Chan Ho Park from the DL and moved DH Brad Fullmer and P Juan Dominguez from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Callaway has a shoulder injury. He has a 6.27 ERA/-27 RSAA in 40 career games, including a 7.94 ERA/-4 RSAA in 3 starts (4 games) in 2004.

3) The Expos placed 2B Jose Vidro and P Francis Beltran on the 15 day DL and called up Ps Scott Downs and Gary Majewski.

Beltran has shoulder tendinitis. He has a 6.00 ERA/-11 RSAA in 49 career games, including a 5.57 ERA/-6 RSAA in 38 games in 2004 (first 34 with the Cubs).

Downs has a 6.06 ERA/-23 RSAA in 25 career games, including a 8.41 ERA/-9 RSAA in 5 starts in 2004.

Majewski pitched 1 1/3 shutout innings in his major league debut yesterday.

4) Mariners P Freddy Garcia was scratched from today’s start, due to tightness in his forearm.

After 4.39 ERA/-6 RSAA and 4.51 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Garcia is off to a 3.84 ERA/14 RSAA start in his first 26 starts (first 15 with the Mariners). He has a 3.95 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.62, and 65 RSAA in 181 games.

5) The Astros placed P Dan Miceli on the 15 day DL, retroactive to August 22, and called up P Russ Springer.

Miceli has pink eye. After a 3.20 ERA/10 RSAA in 2003, he is off to a 4.03 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 61 games. Miceli has a 4.53 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -12 RSAA in 566 games.

Springer has a 5.18 ERA/-49 RSAA in 368 career games and hasn’t made his 2004 debut yet.

6) On Wednesday, Yankees CF Kenny Lofton reached 2000 career hits.

After 9 RCAA/.763 OPS and 12 RCAA/.801 OPS seasons, Lofton is hitting .411 SLG, .341 OBA, .752 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 64 games. He has a .797 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 204 RCAA in 1709 games.

7) BlueJays CF Vernon Wells has been out of the lineup for the past 3 games, due to tightness in his right calf, and he’s day to day.

After -4 RCAA/.762 OPS and 32 RCAA/.909 OPS seasons, Wells is hitting .463 SLG, .340 OBA, .803 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 101 games. He has a .819 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 23 RCAA in 478 games.

8) Whitesox LF Carlos Lee has been out of the lineup for the past 2 games, due to a sore groin.

After 17 RCAA/.843 OPS and 11 RCAA/.830 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .525 SLG, .363 OBA, .889 OPS, 19 RCAA in his first 122 games. He has a .825 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 39 RCAA in 849 games.

9) The Whitesox will call up P Jason Grilli today and are expected to send down P Josh Stewart.

Grilli had a 5.94 ERA/-7 RSAA in 7 games with the 2000-01 Marlins and will start today.

Stewart has a 8.10 ERA/-13 RSAA in 8 career games, including a 15.26 ERA/-9 RSAA in 2 starts (3 games) in 2004.

10) Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano had to leave yesterday’s game, after being hit in the head by a pitch.

After 34 RCAA/.880 OPS and 32 RCAA/.863 OPS seasons, Soriano is hitting .482 SLG, .326 OBA, .808 OPS, -4 RCAA in his first 125 games. He has a .821 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 48 RCAA in 626 games. Soriano is challenging Derek Jeter for the AL lead in outs and is on pace to set a major league record for outmaking, for the age of 24-26.

11) Mariners P Jamie Moyer tied the team record by allowing 35 HR in a season.

12) The Royals sent OF Ruben Mateo to the minors. Mateo had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on Monday.

13) Tigers LF Rondell White had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained hip flexor, and says he’s miss 2-3 games.

After -18 RCAA/.666 OPS and 11 RCAA/.829 OPS seasons, White is hitting .470 SLG, .352 OBA, .822 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 112 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 61 RCAA in 1231 games.

14) The Whitesox moved into a virtual tie, with the Indians, for 2nd place in the AL Central. The Indians lead in PCT.

15) Sammy Sosa watch–hit #568, is 5 behind Harmon Killebrew for 7th place on the all time HR list.

16) Carlos Delgado passed Gary Carter and Lance Parrish and tied Willie Horton for 82nd place on the all time HR list, with 325.


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