Around the Majors: New Yankee Stadium

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Cardinals 7, BlueJays 0
Brewers 4, Devil Rays 0
Redsox 7, Reds 0
Indians 11, Rockies 2
Yankees 9, Pirates 0
Orioles 6, Astros 1
Braves 7, Rangers 2
Royals 3, Dodgers 2
Diamondbacks 10, Whitesox 4
Twins 4, Giants 3 (11)
Tigers 8, Padres 4
Mariners 3, Phillies 1
A’s 5, Mets 0
Nationals 6, Angels 3
Cubs 14, Marlins 0

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          38   26  .594   -     19-14  19-12  18-08 11-10 04-02 WON  2
Redsox           35   29  .547   3     19-9   16-20  15-16 03-01 11-07 WON  3
BlueJays         32   33  .492   6 1/2 15-13  17-20  15-10 06-09 06-08 LOST 1
Yankees          31   32  .492   6 1/2 17-13  14-19  10-16 04-05 12-06 WON  1
Devil Rays       22   43  .338  16 1/2 17-15   5-28  08-16 04-09 08-09 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         42   22  .656   -     19-10  23-12  06-04 20-05 09-09 LOST 2
Twins            37   25  .597   4     19-11  18-14  10-05 16-12 05-04 WON  1
Indians          32   30  .516   9     12-13  20-17  02-01 13-19 09-08 WON  4
Tigers           29   32  .475  11 1/2 14-16  15-16  08-10 10-11 07-05 WON  1
Royals           22   41  .349  19 1/2 12-19  10-22  08-08 05-17 03-12 WON  3

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           37   27  .578   -     16-12  21-15  03-03 16-14 11-06 LOST 1
Rangers          34   29  .540   2 1/2 18-13  16-16  06-06 14-09 09-08 LOST 1
Mariners         27   35  .435   9     14-16  13-19  10-14 06-06 06-10 WON  1
A's              26   37  .413  10 1/2 16-13  10-24  13-18 02-04 07-09 WON  2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals        38   27  .585   -     24-9   14-18  16-13 06-07 08-04 WON  1
Phillies         36   29  .554   2     22-11  14-18  12-18 12-07 07-02 LOST 1
Braves           33   31  .516   4 1/2 19-11  14-20  18-14 08-04 03-06 WON  1
Marlins          32   30  .516   4 1/2 21-15  11-15  15-16 06-06 05-05 LOST 1
Mets             32   32  .500   5 1/2 22-15  10-17  15-15 11-10 04-02 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        41   23  .641   -     21-12  20-11  07-08 21-05 06-06 WON  1
Cubs             34   29  .540   6 1/2 19-16  15-13  05-06 14-12 11-06 WON  1
Pirates          30   32  .484  10     16-17  14-15  05-02 12-19 09-08 LOST 2
Brewers          29   35  .453  12     17-12  12-23  04-09 14-14 07-08 WON  1
Astros           26   37  .413  14 1/2 19-12   7-25  04-11 16-17 03-04 LOST 2
Reds             26   38  .406  15     20-15   6-23  09-07 09-19 02-07 LOST 2

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           36   28  .563   -     21-12  15-16  06-00 12-09 15-12 LOST 2
Diamondbacks     35   31  .530   2     18-16  17-15  04-09 05-05 20-12 WON  2
Dodgers          33   30  .524   2 1/2 19-17  14-13  03-06 08-08 17-11 LOST 1
Giants           25   37  .403  10     15-20  10-17  02-07 07-06 13-17 LOST 4
Rockies          21   41  .339  14     17-17   4-24  04-05 07-10 08-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 3.09) at Cubs (Greg Maddux, 4.11), 2:20
Padres (Adam Eaton, 3.18) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 4.54), 7:05
Rockies (Joe Kennedy, 7.07) at Indians (C.C. Sabathia, 3.36), 7:05
Pirates (Mark Redman, 2.80) at Yankees (Kevin Brown, 5.43), 7:05
Reds (Aaron Harang, 3.52) at Redsox (Bronson Arroyo, 4.54), 7:05
Astros (Wandy Rodriguez, 8.41) at Orioles (Rodrigo Lopez, 4.52), 7:05
Braves (Kyle Davies, 1.86) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park, 5.40), 7:05
Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.27) at BlueJays (Ted Lilly, 7.26), 7:07
Brewers (Victor Santos, 2.74) at Devil Rays (Hideo Nomo, 6.69), 7:15
Diamondbacks (Russ Ortiz, 5.45) at Whitesox (Jon Garland, 3.23), 8:05
Giants (Noah Lowry, 5.53) at Twins (Kyle Lohse, 4.43), 8:10
Dodgers (Brad Penny, 4.04) at Royals (Jose Lima, 8.16), 8:10
Mets (Victor Zambrano, 4.26) at A’s (Dan Haren, 4.28), 10:05
Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 6.43) at Mariners (Aaron Sele, 3.99), 10:05
Nationals (Ryan Drese, 6.46) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 3.09), 10:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Miguel Tejada–#18
Derrek Lee–#18
Mark Teixeira–#17
Albert Pujols–#16
Troy Glaus–#16
Paul Konerko–#16
Aramis Ramirez–#13 & #14
Manny Ramirez–#14
Hee Seop Choi–#13
Reggie Sanders–#13
J.D. Drew–#12
Jose Guillen–#11
Jermaine Dye–#11
Shawn Green–#9
Carl Everett–#9
Michael Barrett–#8
Travis Hafner–#8
Larry Walker–#6 & #7
Eric Byrnes–#6
Brandon Inge–#6
Hideki Matsui–#5
Michael Cuddyer–#4
Mark Sweeney–#3
Julio Franco–#3
Ray Durham–#3
David DeJesus–#3
Dave Hansen–#1
Kelly Johnson–#1
Shane Costa–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–19
2) Miguel Tejada–18*
T3) Alfonso Soriano–17
T3) Mark Teixeira–17*
T5) David Ortiz–16
T5) Paul Konerko–16*
T7) Manny Ramirez–14*
T7) Richie Sexson–14
T9) Vernon Wells–13
T9) Melvin Mora–13

NL
1) Derrek Lee–18*
T2) Albert Pujols–16*
T2) Troy Glaus–16*
T2) Bobby Abreu–16
T2) Adam Dunn–16
T2) Carlos Lee–16
T2) Andruw Jones–16
T8) Cliff Floyd–15
T8) Morgan Ensberg–15
T10) Pat Burrell–14
T10) Aramis Ramirez–14**

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Cardinals DH Larry Walker hit 2 HR and had 3 hits and 1 BB. Walker passed Rocky Colavito into 58th place on the all time HR list, with 375.

After 24 RCAA/.898 OPS and 28 RCAA/1.013 OPS seasons, Walker is hitting .452 SLG, .361 OBA, .813 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 53 games. Walker has a .965 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 523 RCAA in 1941 games.

Corrections from yesterday–Kip Wells, not David, pitched for the Pirates yesterday. On Monday, the Rangers beat the Braves, not the Diamondbacks.


1) The Yankees will announce plans today for a new stadium, to be built adjacent to Yankee Stadium, and could be ready by 2009.

2) The Tigers placed SS Carlos Guillen on the 15 day DL, retroactive to June 8, sent OF Marcus Thames to the minors, called up INF Jason Smith and OF Alexis Gomez and moved P Gary Knotts from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Guillen has a pulled hamstring. After -1 RCAA/.753 OPS and 36 RCAA/.921 OPS seasons, Guillen is hitting .485 SLG, .409 OBA, .894 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 45 games. He has a .776 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 30 RCAA in 669 games.

Thames has -7 RCAA/.733 OPS in 129 career games, including a .412 SLG, .255 OBA, .667 OPS, -3 RCAA in 31 games in 2005.

Smith has -14 RCAA/.629 OPS in 111 career games, including a .267 SLG, .217 OBA, .484 OPS, -4 RCAA in 21 games in 2004.

Gomez has -3 RCAA/.575 OPS in 19 career games, including 1 game, with no PA, in 2005.

3) The Yankees placed INF Rey Sanchez on the 15 day DL, retroactive to June 10, and called up 1B Andy Phillips.

Sanchez has bulging discs in his back. After -24 RCAA/.570 OPS and -16 RCAA/.617 OPS seasons, Sanchez is off to a .302 SLG, .326 OBA, .628 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 23 games. He has a .642 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -246 RCAA in 1490 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.

4) The A’s called up INF Keith Ginter and sent OF Matt Watson to the minors.

After 1 RCAA/.779 OPS and 2 RCAA/.812 OPS seasons, Ginter is off to a .310 SLG, .257 OBA, .568 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 27 games. He has a .772 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -3 RCAA in 301 games.

Watson has -7 RCAA/.445 OPS in 27 career games, including a .212 SLG, .200 OBA, .412 OPS, -4 RCAA in 12 games in 2005.

5) Mariners 3B Adrian Beltre was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a strained left hamstring. Manager Mike Hargrove says they can’t rule out the DL, but for now, he’s day to day.

After -14 RCAA/.714 OPS and 64 RCAA/1.017 OPS seasons, Beltre is off to a .361 SLG, .279 OBA, .640 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 60 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 36 RCAA in 1026 games.

6) Devil Rays CF Rocco Baldelli may need Tommy John surgery, which will keep him out for the rest of the season and part of 2006. Baldelli will meet with Dr. James Andrews today.

He has been on the DL all season, while recovering from knee surgery. Baldelli has -3 RCAA/.751 OPS in 292 career games.

7) Dodgers P Eric Gagne reaggravated his elbow injury and is probably headed back to the DL.

After 1.20 ERA/26 RSAA and 2.19 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Gagne is off to a 2.70 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 14 games. He has a 3.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 46 RSAA in 296 games.

8) A MRI on Phillies P Randy Wolf showed ligament damage in his elbow and he may need Tommy John surgery. Wolf will seek a second opinion from Dr. James Andrews and Lewis Yocum later in the week.

9) Reds 1B Sean Casey will be out of today’s lineup, due to a death in his family.

After -2 RCAA/.915 OPS and 40 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Casey is hitting .429 SLG, .377 OBA, .806 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 60 games. He has a .837 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 91 RCAA in 1004 games.

10) Astros 2B Craig Biggio reached 2700 career hits.

After 1 RCAA/.763 OPS and 8 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Biggio is hitting .465 SLG, .328 OBA, .793 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 61 games. He has a .807 career OPS, compared to his league average of .756, and 347 RCAA in 2470 games.

11) Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki reached 1000 career hits.

After 22 RCAA/.788 OPS and 56 RCAA/.869 OPS seasons, Suzuki is hitting .403 SLG, .341 OBA, .744 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 62 games. He has a .820 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 160 RCAA in 696 games.

12) The Angels sent 1B Casey Kotchman to the minors and called up P Ervin Santana.

After starting his career with -8 RCAA/.565 OPS in 2004, Kotchman is 0 for 10 , with 2 BB and -2 RCAA, in 7 games.

Santana’s line yesterday–6 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 7 SO. Santana has a 3.26 ERA/2 RSAA in his first 3 career starts.

13) According to the Arizona Republic, the Diamondbacks may be interested in Pirates P Jose Mesa.

After 6.52 ERA/-16 RSAA and 3.25 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Mesa is off to a 3.70 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 23 games. He has a 4.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and 3 RSAA in 855 games.

14) Mets 2B Miguel Cairo had to leave yesterday’s game, due to soreness in his hamstring.

After -10 RCAA/.665 OPS and 1 RCAA/.763 OPS seasons, Cairo is off to a .367 SLG, .321 OBA, .688 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 36 games. He has a .691 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -80 RCAA in 865 games.

15) Orioles LF Larry Bigbie had 3 hits.

After 14 RCAA/.821 OPS and -2 RCAA/.768 OPS seasons, Bigbie is off to a .370 SLG, .310 OBA, .679 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 35 games. He has a .745 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 1 RCAA in 320 games.

16) Astros P Andy Pettitte took a pounding–7 2/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

After 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Pettitte is off to a 3.76 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 141 RSAA in 311 games.

17) Diamondbacks 3B Troy Glaus had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 8 RCAA/.807 OPS and 9 RCAA/.930 OPS seasons, Glaus is hitting .538 SLG, .358 OBA, .895 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 61 games. He has a .857 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 102 RCAA in 888 games.

18) Diamondbacks P Javier Vazquez’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 SO.

After 3.24 ERA/48 RSAA and 4.91 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Vazquez is off to a 4.30 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 44 RSAA in 238 games.

19) Whitesox P Orlando Hernandez took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

Hernandez has a sore shoulder. After 3.64 ERA/12 RSAA and 3.30 ERA/11 RSAA seasons (2002 & ’04), Hernandez is off to a 4.88 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.69, and 58 RSAA in 150 games.

20) Indians CF Grady Sizemore and 1B Jose Hernandez both had 3 hits, including a 2B.

Sizemore has 6 RCAA/.788 OPS in 103 career games, including a .474 SLG, .344 OBA, .818 OPS, 5 RCAA in 60 games in 2005.

After -37 RCAA/.634 OPS and 13 RCAA/.910 OPS seasons, Hernandez is off to a .293 SLG, .250 OBA, .543 OPS, -9 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -119 RCAA in 1452 games.


1) Yankees P Mike Mussina (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO) pitched a shutout against the Pirates.

After 3.40 ERA/23 RSAA and 4.59 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Mussina is off to a 3.89 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.60 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 294 RSAA in 427 games. It was Mussina’s 23rd career SHO and 2nd of the season.

In the past half century, Mussina is tied for 7th in the AL for SHO above the league average–

SHUTOUTS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Roger Clemens                32       46       14   
2    Bert Blyleven                26       54       28   
3    Nolan Ryan                   25       46       21   
4    Jim Palmer                   24       53       29   
5    Luis Tiant                   21       49       28   
6    Mel Stottlemyre              17       40       23   
T7   Dave Stieb                   15       30       15   
T7   Mike Mussina                 15       23        8   
T7   Dean Chance                  15       33       18   
10   Ron Guidry                   13       26       13   

2) Cardinals P Chris Carpenter (9 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 10 SO) pitched a shutout against the BlueJays.

After 5.28 ERA/-7 RSAA and 3.46 ERA/14 RSAA seasons (2002 & 2004), Carpenter is off to a 3.17 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.47 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 18 RSAA in 194 games. It was Carpenter’s 7th career SHO and 2nd of the season.

3) Redsox P David Wells (7 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO) combined with Mike Timlin and Keith Foulke for a 1 hit shutout against the Reds.

After 4.14 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.73 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 4.54 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.05 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 133 RSAA in 599 games.

4) Brewers P Tomo Ohka (9 IP, 9 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO) pitched a shutout against the Devil Rays.

After 4.16 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.40 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Ohka is off to a 2.86 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 10 starts (11 games). He has a 3.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and 58 RSAA in 135 games. It was Ohka’s 1st career SHO.

5) Cubs P Sergio Mitre (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO) pitched a shutout against the Marlins.

Mitre has a 5.69 ERA/-12 RSAA in 20 career games, including a 3.55 ERA/4 RSAA in 5 starts in 2005. It was his 1st career SHO.

6) A’s P Joe Blanton (7 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO) combined with Kiko Calero and Huston Street for a shutout against the Mets.

Blanton has a 5.52 ERA/-10 RSAA in 16 career games, including a 5.50 ERA/-9 RSAA in 13 starts in 2005.

7) Orioles P Bruce Chen’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

After pitching in just 24 games in 2003-04, Chen is off to a 3.31 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 11 RSAA in 176 games.

8) Rockies P Jeff Francis took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

Francis has a 5.51 ERA/-4 RSAA in 20 career games, including a 5.69 ERA/-4 RSAA in 13 starts in 2005.

9) Indians P Jake Westbrook’s line–7 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.33 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.38 ERA/28 RSAA seasons, Westbrook is off to a 4.79 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.43 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 0 RSAA in 118 games.

10) Padres SS Khalil Greene had 3 hits.

After a 9 RCAA/.795 OPS rookie season, Greene is off to a .421 SLG, .315 OBA, .736 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .772 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 5 RCAA in 200 games.

11) Tigers 2B Placido Polanco had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 8 RCAA/.799 OPS and 0 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Polanco is hitting .431 SLG, .382 OBA, .813 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .752 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -25 RCAA in 837 games.

12) Royals LF Shane Costa had 3 hits, including a HR.

Costa is hitting .632 SLG, .500 OBA, 1.132 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 8 career games.

13) Dodgers P Jeff Weaver’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

After 5.99 ERA/-29 RSAA and 4.01 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Weaver is off to a 5.15 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -13 RSAA in 210 games.

14) Royals P Runelvys Hernandez’s line–6 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

Hernandez has a 4.63 ERA/7 RSAA in 42 career games, including a 4.89 ERA/-7 RSAA in 14 starts in 2005.

15) Angels 1B Darin Erstad had 3 hits.

After -8 RCAA/.642 OPS and 2 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Erstad is hitting .403 SLG, .344 OBA, .747 OPS, 4 RCAA start in his first 63 games. He has a .765 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 33 RCAA in 1193 games.

16) Giants 2B Ray Durham had 3 hits, including a 2B and a HR.

After 8 RCAA/.807 OPS and 15 RCAA/.848 OPS seasons, Durham is off to a .403 SLG, .349 OBA, .752 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 51 games. He has a .788 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 60 RCAA in 1481 games.

17) Twins 3B Michael Cuddyer had 3 hits, including a HR.

After -3 RCAA/.779 OPS in his first year as a starter, Cuddyer is off to a .394 SLG, .335 OBA, .729 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 58 games. He has a .754 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -17 RCAA in 257 games.

18) Twins P Johan Santana’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After 3.07 ERA/27 RSAA and 2.61 ERA/54 RSAA seasons, Santana is off to a 3.32 ERA/12 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.45 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 98 RSAA in 165 games.

19) Yankees RF Gary Sheffield reached base safely 4 times–1 H, 3 BB.

After 72 RCAA/1.023 OPS and 40 RCAA/.927 OPS seasons, Sheffield is hitting .505 SLG, .409 OBA, .914 OPS, 20 RCAA in his first 60 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 625 RCAA in 2096 games.

20) Pirates P Kip Wells took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 4 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.28 ERA/21 RSAA and 4.55 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 3.83 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.16 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 25 RSAA in 169 games.

21) Mariners CF Jeremy Reed had 3 hits.

Reed has 7 RCAA/.768 OPS in 74 career games, including a .376 SLG, .342 OBA, .718 OPS, 1 RCAA in 56 games in 2005.

22) Phillies P Jon Lieber’s line–8 IP, 10 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.70 ERA/5 RSAA and 4.33 ERA/2 RSAA seasons (2002 & 2004), Lieber is off to a 4.50 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 24 RSAA in 313 games.

23) Mariners P Gil Meche’s line–8 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.59 ERA/-4 RSAA and 5.01 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Meche is off to a 4.38 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.55 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.64, and -9 RSAA in 99 games.

24) Brewers 1B Lyle Overbay had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -4 RCAA/.767 OPS and 24 RCAA/.863 OPS seasons, Overbay is hitting .487 SLG, .416 OBA, .903 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 61 games. He has a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 27 RCAA in 318 games.

25) Devil Rays 3B Jorge Cantu had 3 hits, including a 2B.

Cantu has 6 RCAA/.806 OPS in 106 career games, including a .481 SLG, .327 OBA, .809 OPS, 3 RCAA in 56 games in 2005.

26) Braves LF Kelly Johnson (1 2B, 1 HR) and DH Julio Franco (1 HR) had 3 hits.

Johnson is off to a .237 SLG, .267 OBA, .504 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 13 career games.

After 3 RCAA/.824 OPS and 6 RCAA/.818 OPS seasons, Franco is off to a .384 SLG, .327 OBA, .711 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 44 games. He has a .784 career OPS, compared to his league average of .742, and 137 RCAA in 2313 games.

27) Rangers SS Michael Young had 3 hits.

After 0 RCAA/.785 OPS and 13 RCAA/.836 OPS seasons, Young is hitting .473 SLG, .369 OBA, .842 OPS, 6 RCAA start in his first 62 games. He has a .770 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -26 RCAA in 646 games.

28) Rangers P Pedro Astacio took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After pitching in just 12 games in 2003-04, Astacio is off to a 6.04 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.66 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -4 RSAA in 363 games.

29) Cardinals 3B Abraham Nunez and 1B Albert Pujols had 3 hits.

After -14 RCAA/.667 OPS and -15 RCAA/.593 OPS seasons, Nunez is hitting .405 SLG, .350 OBA, .755 OPS, 1 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .632 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -88 RCAA in 677 games.

After 101 RCAA/1.106 OPS and 75 RCAA/1.072 OPS seasons, Pujols is hitting .590 SLG, .413 OBA, 1.033 OPS, 30 RCAA in his first 64 games. He has a 1.033 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 311 RCAA in 693 games.

30) Cubs 1B Derrek Lee had 4 hits (2 2B, 1 HR) and RF Jeromy Burnitz had 3 hits (1 2B).

After 35 RCAA/.888 OPS and 13 RCAA/.860 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .716 SLG, .468 OBA, 1.184 OPS, 52 RCAA in his first 63 games. He has a .850 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 128 RCAA in 1090 games.

After 0 RCAA/.786 OPS and 12 RCAA/.916 OPS seasons, Burnitz is off to a .473 SLG, .322 OBA, .795 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 63 games. He has a .840 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 96 RCAA in 1486 games.


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