Around the Majors: Marlins are eliminated

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Twins 6, Indians 2
Orioles 5, Tigers 0
Mariners 9, Rangers 0
Whitesox 5, Royals 1
Redsox 11, Yankees 4
Angels 6, A’s 2
BlueJays at Devil Rays–PPD

NL
Braves 6, Marlins 3
Phillies 2, Expos 1
Mets 3, Cubs 2
Pirates 4, Reds 2
Astros 11, Brewers 7
Cardinals 9, Rockies 3
Padres 7, Diamondbacks 1
Dodgers 7, Giants 4

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
y--Yankees       97   59  .622   -     54-24  43-35  48-25 17-12 22-14 LOST 2
Redsox           93   62  .600   3 1/2 55-26  38-36  43-26 19-13 22-14 WON  2
e--Orioles       74   80  .481  22     34-39  40-41  33-35 21-15 15-17 WON  4
e--Devil Rays    66   87  .431  29 1/2 39-36  27-51  25-47 16-15 10-22 WON  2
e--BlueJays      64   90  .416  32     38-40  26-50  26-42 13-19 17-19 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
x--Twins         90   66  .577   -     47-31  43-35  19-14 44-29 16-16 WON  1
e--Whitesox      79   76  .510  10 1/2 46-35  33-41  16-16 36-33 19-17 WON  2
e--Indians       76   80  .487  14     44-37  32-43  17-15 32-38 17-19 LOST 1
e--Tigers        68   86  .442  21     35-40  33-46  10-17 34-39 15-21 LOST 5
e--Royals        57   98  .368  32 1/2 32-41  25-57  12-24 31-38 08-24 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              88   67  .568   -     49-25  39-42  23-20 27-16 28-23 LOST 2
Angels           87   68  .561   1     45-36  42-32  25-18 28-15 27-24 WON  2
Rangers          86   69  .555   2     50-27  36-42  25-18 23-20 28-23 LOST 1
e--Mariners      60   95  .387  28     37-42  23-53  13-30 19-24 19-32 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
x--Braves        92   64  .590   -     47-31  45-33  49-24 16-17 19-13 WON  3
d--Phillies      81   74  .523  10 1/2 37-37  44-37  36-36 16-17 20-12 WON  2
e--Marlins       79   76  .510  12 1/2 42-38  37-38  39-30 15-21 18-14 LOST 7
e--Mets          69   87  .442  23     37-41  32-46  27-43 15-21 17-15 WON  2
e--Expos         65   91  .417  27     35-42  30-49  26-44 17-19 15-17 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
x--Cardinals    103   52  .665   -     51-26  52-26  19-11 52-31 21-09 WON  5
d--Cubs          87   68  .561  16     43-32  44-36  15-12 49-37 15-15 LOST 2
d--Astros        86   70  .551  17 1/2 42-33  44-37  16-14 52-35 11-16 WON  1
e--Reds          72   83  .465  31     39-39  33-44  18-12 34-49 15-15 LOST 1
e--Pirates       69   86  .445  34     39-41  30-45  16-11 35-51 16-14 WON  1
e--Brewers       64   90  .416  38 1/2 36-45  28-45  11-19 33-52 12-15 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          89   66  .574   -     45-29  44-37  14-18 22-14 43-26 WON  1
Giants           87   69  .558   2 1/2 47-35  40-34  19-13 20-16 37-33 LOST 1
Padres           85   71  .545   4 1/2 41-37  44-34  18-14 19-17 40-30 WON  3
e--Rockies       67   88  .432  22     38-43  29-45  11-21 10-23 38-34 LOST 3
e--Diamondbacks  47  109  .301  42 1/2 25-50  22-59  09-23 13-20 19-54 LOST 6

x–clinched the division title
y–clinched a postseason berth
d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB   
Redsox           93   62  .600   -
Angels           87   68  .561   6
Rangers          86   69  .555   7

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB   
Cubs             87   68  .561   -
Giants           87   69  .558     1/2
Astros           86   70  .551   1 1/2
Padres           85   71  .545   2 1/2
Phillies         81   74  .523   6

4) The Redsox will clinch a postseason berth if they beat the Devil Rays.

5) The Marlins were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

6) The Phillies will be mathematically eliminated from the postseason if they lose to the Pirates.

7) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 4
AL Central–Twins, clinched
AL West–A’s, 7
AL wild card–Redsox, 2

NL East–Braves, clinched
NL Central–Cardinals, clinched
NL West–Dodgers, 5
NL wild card–Cubs, 7

8) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The AL champions will have the #1 seed. The Twins have a 1 1/2 game lead over the A’s for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals clinched the top seed. The Braves have a 2 1/2 game lead over the Dodgers for the #2 seed.

9) Today’s schedule–

AL
BlueJays (Roy Halladay, 4.43) at Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.30), 7:05
Whitesox (Jason Grilli, 7.29) at Tigers (Gary Knotts, 5.65), 7:05
Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 4.15) at Devil Rays (Rob Bell, 4.86), 7:15
Angels (Bartolo Colon, 5.31) at Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 4.74), 8:05
Indians (Jake Westbrook, 3.35) at Royals (Zack Greinke, 4.13), 8:10
Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 4.97) at A’s (Barry Zito, 4.47), 10:05

NL
Pirates (Oliver Perez, 3.14) at Phillies (Eric Milton, 4.69), 7:05
Marlins (Josh Beckett, 4.00) at Expos (John Patterson, 4.81), 7:05
Mets (Steve Trachsel, 4.07) at Braves (Paul Byrd, 3.40), 7:35
Reds (Brandon Claussen, 5.91) at Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 2.64), 8:05
Cardinals (Woody Williams, 3.86) at Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.59), 8:05
Brewers (Ben Sheets, 2.85) at Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, 2.69), 9:35
Rockies (Shawn Estes, 5.70) at Dodgers (Edwin Jackson, 5.12), 10:10

10) Yesterday’s HR–

Albert Pujols–#46
Barry Bonds–#45
Miguel Tejada–#32
Todd Helton–#32
Lance Berkman–#30
Jose Valentin–#29
Jeff Kent–#24
Troy Glaus–#17
Raul Ibanez–#16
Keith Ginter–#16
Jayson Werth–#16
Lyle Overbay–#15
Bill Mueller–#12
Alex Cora–#10
B.J. Surhoff–#7
Calvin Pickering–#6
Ross Gload–#6
Joe Borchard–#6
David Eckstein–#2
Chris Magruder–#2
Andy Phillips–#1
Wilson Valdez–#1

11) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–42
T2) Paul Konerko–40
T2) David Ortiz–40
4) Mark Teixeira–37
5) Gary Sheffield–36
6) Alex Rodriguez–35
7) Vladimir Guerrero–33
T8) Hank Blalock–32
T8) Miguel Tejada–32*
10) Carlos Delgado–30

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–47
2) Albert Pujols–46*
3) Barry Bonds–45*
T4) Jim Thome–42
T4) Adam Dunn–42
T4) Jim Edmonds–42
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
T7) Moises Alou–37
T7) Jeromy Burnitz–37
9) Aramis Ramirez–35
10) Steve Finley–34

*–hit 1 yesterday

12) Barry Bonds watch–hit #703, is 11 behind Ruth, is 52 behind Aaron

OBA–.614, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.839, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.453, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–155, is 6th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–222, new major league record
BB above average–191, new major league record
career HR above average–has 461, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 622
career RCAA–1499, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

13) The Angels suspended LF Jose Guillen for the remainder of the season and, if they make it, the postseason.

Guillen had an outburst after being removed from the game on Saturday. After -20 RCAA/.653 OPS and 27 RCAA/.928 OPS seasons, Guillen hit .497 SLG, .352 OBA, .849 OPS, 15 RCAA in 148 games. He has a .764 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -44 RCAA in 898 games.

14) Marlins RF Juan Encarnacion has been out of the lineup for the past couple of games, due to a sore left shoulder. He’ll have surgery after the season and might be through for the year.

After -8 RCAA/.773 OPS and -13 RCAA/.759 OPS seasons, Encarnacion has a .406 SLG, .300 OBA, .706 OPS, -16 RCAA in 134 games (first 86 with the Dodgers). He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -64 RCAA in 886 games.

Encarnacion ranks 4th on the all time list for worst OBA vs. the league average among OF (min: 3500 PA)–

OBA                             DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Tony Armas                -.041     .287     .328   
2    Shano Collins             -.038     .303     .341   
3    Cory Snyder               -.037     .293     .330   
4    Juan Encarnacion          -.031     .312     .342   
5    Brian Hunter              -.029     .313     .342   
6    Doug Glanville            -.029     .315     .343   
7    Jim Busby                 -.028     .314     .343   
8    Moose Solters             -.028     .334     .362   
9    Mike Devereaux            -.027     .308     .335   
10   Willie Kirkland           -.027     .304     .331   

15) Brewers 1B Lyle Overbay set a team record with his 50th double.

In his first year as an everyday player, Overbay has a .480 SLG, .386 OBA, .866 OPS, 22 RCAA in 152 games. He has a .828 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 16 RCAA in 250 games.

The new top 10–

DOUBLES                       YEAR     2B     
1    Lyle Overbay             2004       50   
2    Robin Yount              1980       49   
T3   Robin Yount              1982       46   
T3   Jeff Cirillo             1997       46   
T3   Jeff Cirillo             1996       46   
6    Cecil Cooper             1979       44   
7    Geoff Jenkins            1999       43   
8    Robin Yount              1983       42   
9    Paul Molitor             1987       41   
10   Robin Yount              1992       40   

He’s tied for 2nd vs. the league average–

DOUBLES                       YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Robin Yount              1980       23       49       26   
T2   Paul Molitor             1987       22       41       19   
T2   Lyle Overbay             2004       22       50       28   
4    Geoff Jenkins            1999       21       43       22   
5    Robin Yount              1982       20       46       26   
6    Cecil Cooper             1981       19       35       16   
7    Cecil Cooper             1979       18       44       26   
T8   Jeff Cirillo             1996       17       46       29   
T8   Jeff Cirillo             1997       17       46       29   
10   Robin Yount              1983       16       42       26   

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