Around the Majors: Opening Day

NOTE–My stats provider is being a little late this morning. But, they do tend to be late very early in the season. I want to be able to be able to include the 2006 stats, when applicable, in this particular report. But, I’ve delaying sending this out for 1 1/2-2 hours and I’m ready to say it’s time to just mail it out.

1) Yesterday’s score–

AL
White Sox 10, Indians 4

2) Standings–

AL CENTRAL   WON  LOST   PCT    GB 
White Sox      1    0  1.000     -
Twins          0    0             .5
Tigers         0    0             .5
Royals         0    0             .5
Indians        0    1   .000     1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Red Sox (Curt Schilling) at Rangers (Kevin Millwood), 2:05
Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir) at Orioles (Rodrigo Lopez), 3:05
Tigers (Kenny Rogers) at Royals (Scott Elarton), 4:10
Angels (Bartolo Colon) at Mariners (Jamie Moyer), 5:05
Yankees (Randy Johnson) at A’s (Barry Zito), 10:05

NL
Nationals (Livan Hernandez) at Mets (Tom Glavine), 1:10
Pirates (Odalis Perez) at Brewers (Doug Davis), 2:05
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano) at Reds (Aaron Harang), 2:10
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter) at Phillies (Jon Lieber), 3:05
Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb) at Rockies (Jason Jennings), 4:05
Braves (Tim Hudson) at Dodgers (Derek Lowe), 4:10
Giants (Jason Schmidt) at Padres (Jake Peavy), 7:05
Marlins (Dontrelle Willis) at Astros (Roy Oswalt), 7:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Jim Thome–#1
Eduardo Perez–#1

5) HR leaders

AL
T1) Jim Thome–1
T1) Eduardo Perez–1

6) WHITE SOX 10, INDIANS 4

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
               - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Indians        0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0   4   7  2
White Sox      0 0 3 3 3 1 0 0 X  10   9  0

* White Sox RF Jermaine Dye had 3 hits and a BB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29  -20  .261  .253  .514  .162   1.91  .172   4   20    1   65  A's          
2004   30   -2  .329  .464  .793  .490   5.09  .265  23   80    4  137  A's          
2005   31   11  .333  .512  .846  .561   5.73  .274  31   86   11  145  White Sox    
CAR         16  .334  .469  .803  .506   5.39  .272 192  697   34 1184 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.14  .270 140  593   78 
POS AVG     54  .347  .457  .805  .534   5.60  .275 170  663   81 

* White Sox DH Jim Thome tied Cal Ripken for 35th place on the all time HR list, with 431.

THOME
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32   53  .385  .573  .958  .719   8.16  .266  47  131    0  159  Phillies     
2004   33   43  .396  .581  .977  .695   8.28  .274  42  105    0  143  Phillies     
2005   34   -6  .360  .352  .712  .401   4.39  .207   7   30    0   59  Phillies     
CAR        565  .408  .562  .970  .714   8.62  .281 430 1193   18 1738 
LG AVG       0  .342  .432  .773  .500   5.19  .271 184  784  104 
POS AVG    132  .359  .470  .829  .561   6.01  .277 251  941   39 

7) Indians P C.C. Sabathia had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained abdominal muscle, and will be evaulated today.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 22   13   3.60   30  30  197.2  141  6.42 11.93  13   9   0  13   9  Indians      
2004 23    9   4.12   30  30  188    139  6.65 12.21  11  10   0  11  10  Indians      
2005 24    1   4.03   31  31  196.2  161  7.37 11.62  15  10   0  13  12  Indians      
CAREER    30   4.10  157 157  972.2  761  7.04 12.11  69  45   0  60  54 
LG AVG     0   4.49           972.2  679  6.28 12.88  55  55 

8) The Brewers re-signed P Derrick Turnbow to a 3 year, $6.5 million contract, covering 2006-08, which replaces a 1 year, $488,000 contract he signed in February.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25    6   0.59   11   0   15.1   15  8.80  5.87   2   0   0   2   0  Angels       
2004 26    3   0.00    4   0    6.1    3  4.26 12.79   0   0   0   0   0  Angels       
2005 27   19   1.74   69   0   67.1   64  8.55  9.89   7   1  39   7   1  Brewers      
CAREER    29   2.41  108   1  127    107  7.58 11.83   9   1  39   9   1 
LG AVG     0   4.49           127     91  6.42 13.08   7   7 

9) The Tigers placed P Todd Jones on the 15 day DL and called up P Jordan Tata.

Jones pulled a hamstring.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 35  -18   7.08   59   1   68.2   59  7.73 16.38   3   5   0   2   6  Rockies/Red Sox
2004 36   -1   4.15   78   0   82.1   59  6.45 13.45  11   5   2   8   8  Reds/Phillies
2005 37   15   2.10   68   0   73     62  7.64  9.62   1   5  40   5   1  Marlins      
CAREER    46   3.91  812   1  904.2  793  7.89 13.03  51  52 226  57  46 
LG AVG     0   4.40           904.2  652  6.49 12.96  51  51 

10) The Rockies placed P Byung-Hyun Kim on the 15 day DL, designated Ps Jaime Cerda and Mike Esposito for assignment and added INF Jason Smith and P Tom Martin to the 40 man roster.

Kim has a strained right hamstring.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   20   3.31   56  12  122.1  102  7.50 10.96   9  10  16  13   6  Diamondbacks/Red Sox
2004 25   -3   6.23    7   3   17.1    6  3.12 13.50   2   1   0   1   2  Red Sox      
2005 26    0   4.86   40  22  148    115  6.99 14.66   5  12   0   8   9  Rockies      
CAREER    60   3.76  339  38  567.2  570  9.04 12.27  36  40  86  46  30 
LG AVG     0   4.36           567.2  419  6.64 12.87  32  32 

11) The Twins sent OF Ruben Sierra to the minors.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   37   -4  .327  .420  .748  .459   4.69  .270   9   43    2  106  Rangers/Yankees
2004   38   -4  .296  .456  .752  .461   4.56  .244  17   65    1  107  Yankees      
2005   39   -9  .265  .371  .636  .306   3.20  .229   4   29    0   61  Yankees      
CAR         23  .316  .450  .766  .504   4.82  .268 306 1318  142 2172 
LG AVG       0  .334  .412  .746  .500   4.80  .265 228 1034  155 
POS AVG     86  .338  .442  .780  .528   5.19  .266 301 1192  135 

12) The Brewers added P Jared Fernandez to the 40 man roster and sent Cs Mark Johnson and Vinny Rottino to the minors.

FERNANDEZ
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 30    0   4.44   14   8   50.2   36  6.39 15.28   1   3   0   2   2  Reds         
2003 31    2   3.99   12   6   38.1   19  4.46 11.97   3   3   0   3   3  Astros       
2004 32   -6  54.00    2   1    1      0  0.00 99.00   0   0   0   0   0  Astros       
CAREER    -4   4.75   33  17  102.1   60  5.28 14.86   4   7   0   5   6 
LG AVG     0   4.21           102.1   77  6.75 12.72   6   6 

JOHNSON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   26  -17  .297  .293  .590  .275   2.97  .209   4   18    0   86  White Sox    
2003   27   -4  .219  .148  .367  .059   1.04  .111   0    3    0   13  A's          
2004   28   -1  .267  .091  .358  .191   2.45  .091   0    2    0    7  Brewers      
CAR        -52  .313  .318  .632  .315   3.50  .217  16   81    8  322 
LG AVG       0  .340  .434  .774  .500   5.20  .270  33  138   18 
POS AVG    -29  .317  .397  .714  .396   4.19  .257  26  123    6 

13) The Phillies released INF Tomas Perez and sent INF Chris Coste, OF Peter Bergeron, C Dusty Wathan and Ps Clay Condrey, Jeremy Cummings, Travis Minix and Brian Sanches to the minors.

PEREZ
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   29   -8  .316  .383  .698  .403   3.94  .265   5   33    0  125  Phillies     
2004   30  -10  .257  .415  .671  .306   3.38  .216   6   21    0   86  Phillies     
2005   31  -15  .289  .277  .566  .188   2.45  .233   0   22    1   94  Phillies     
CAR        -89  .300  .351  .651  .311   3.38  .244  22  164    5  682 
LG AVG       0  .343  .434  .778  .500   5.26  .271  56  233   30 
POS AVG    -22  .334  .413  .747  .456   4.81  .269  44  209   31 

BERGERON
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2001   23  -37  .275  .285  .560  .179   2.48  .211   3   16   10  102  Expos        
2002   24   -8  .310  .244  .554  .284   3.06  .187   0    7   10   31  Expos        
2004   26   -4  .250  .214  .464  .105   1.54  .214   0    1    0   11  Expos        
CAR        -79  .303  .308  .612  .264   3.18  .226   8   56   31  308 
LG AVG       0  .345  .441  .786  .500   5.40  .271  41  164   22 
POS AVG     -6  .338  .432  .770  .479   5.22  .266  41  152   39 

WATHAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   28    3  .667  .800 1.467  .972  40.50  .600   0    1    0    3  Royals       
CAR          3  .667  .800 1.467  .972  40.50  .600   0    1    0    3 
LG AVG       0  .332  .425  .757  .500   4.91  .264   0    0    0 
POS AVG      0  .305  .374  .679  .367   3.68  .250   0    0    0 

CONDREY
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 26    6   1.69    9   3   26.2   16  5.40 10.13   1   2   0   2   1  Padres       
2003 27  -17   8.47    9   6   34     25  6.62 17.74   1   2   0   1   2  Padres       
CAREER   -11   5.49   18   9   60.2   41  6.08 14.39   2   4   0   3   3 
LG AVG     0   4.21            60.2   45  6.70 12.75   3   3 

14) The Pirates placed Ps Kip Wells and John Van Benschoten on the 15 day DL.

Wells is recovering from shoulder surgery and isn’t expected back until July, at the earliest.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 26   21   3.28   31  31  197.1  147  6.70 11.58  10   9   0  12   7  Pirates      
2004 27   -7   4.55   24  24  138.1  116  7.55 14.12   5   7   0   5   7  Pirates      
2005 28  -16   5.09   33  33  182    132  6.53 14.69   8  18   0  11  15  Pirates      
CAREER     6   4.36  188 168  983.2  728  6.66 13.71  55  69   0  62  62 
LG AVG     0   4.36           983.2  720  6.59 12.92  55  55 

VAN BENSCHOTEN
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2004 24   -9   6.91    6   5   28.2   18  5.65 16.95   1   3   0   1   3  Pirates      
CAREER    -9   6.91    6   5   28.2   18  5.65 16.95   1   3   0   1   3 
LG AVG     0   4.31            28.2   21  6.74 12.84   2   2 

15) The A’s sent 2B Keith Ginter, 3B Scott McClain, C John Baker and P Randy Keisler to the minors.

GINTER
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27    1  .352  .427  .779  .505   5.34  .257  14   44    1  127  Brewers      
2004   28    2  .333  .479  .812  .512   5.52  .262  19   60    8  113  Brewers      
2005   29  -15  .234  .263  .497  .124   1.73  .161   3   25    0   51  A's          
CAR        -10  .329  .422  .751  .465   4.87  .243  38  140    9  325 
LG AVG       0  .339  .432  .771  .500   5.14  .269  33  133   16 
POS AVG    -10  .335  .410  .746  .469   4.81  .273  24  113   18 

MCCLAIN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1998   26   -3  .217  .100  .317  .086   1.50  .100   0    0    0    9  Devil Rays   
2005   33   -1  .250  .214  .464  .161   2.08  .143   0    1    0   13  Cubs         
CAR         -4  .231  .147  .378  .115   1.74  .118   0    1    0   22 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .770  .500   5.14  .270   1    5    1 
POS AVG      1  .360  .483  .843  .584   6.20  .283   2    7    0 

KEISLER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2001 25  -10   6.22   10  10   50.2   36  6.39 15.28   1   2   0   1   2  Yankees      
2003 27   -5  12.00    2   2    6      5  7.50 22.50   0   1   0   0   1  Padres       
2005 29  -11   6.27   24   4   56     43  6.91 14.95   2   1   0   1   2  Reds         
CAREER   -34   7.01   40  17  123.1   90  6.57 15.91   4   4   0   2   6 
LG AVG     0   4.40           123.1   89  6.50 12.91   7   7 

16) The Mets added P Darren Oliver to the 40 man roster and sent P Pedro Feliciano to the minors.

OLIVER
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 31   -2   4.66   14   9   58     32  4.97 15.98   4   5   0   4   5  Red Sox      
2003 32   -5   5.04   33  32  180.1   88  4.39 13.48  13  11   0  11  13  Rockies      
2004 33  -14   5.94   27  10   72.2   46  5.70 13.50   3   3   0   3   3  Marlins/Astros
CAREER   -48   5.07  306 228 1407    834  5.33 14.37  87  79   2  80  86 
LG AVG     0   4.59          1407   1009  6.46 13.24  79  79 

FELICIANO
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 25   -2   7.50    6   0    6      4  6.00 15.00   0   0   0   0   0  Mets         
2003 26    5   3.35   23   0   48.1   43  8.01 14.15   0   0   0   0   0  Mets         
2004 27   -2   5.40   22   0   18.1   14  6.87 13.25   1   1   0   1   1  Mets         
CAREER     1   4.21   51   0   72.2   61  7.56 14.00   1   1   0   1   1 
LG AVG     0   4.28            72.2   54  6.68 12.80   4   4 

17) The Mariners added P Jeff Harris to the 40 man roster.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 30    1   4.19   11   8   53.2   25  4.19 11.91   2   5   0   4   3  Mariners     
CAREER     1   4.19   11   8   53.2   25  4.19 11.91   2   5   0   4   3 
LG AVG     0   4.36            53.2   37  6.16 12.63   3   3 

18) Today’s birthdays–

CHRIS BOSIO, AGE: 43
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1989 26   20   2.95   33  33  234.2  173  6.63 10.70  15  10   0  15  10  Brewers      
1991 28   23   3.25   32  32  204.2  117  5.14 11.13  14  10   0  15   9  Brewers      
1993 30   16   3.45   29  24  164.1  119  6.52 11.12   9   9   1  11   7  Mariners     
CAREER    47   3.96  309 246 1710   1059  5.57 11.92  94  93   9 100  87 
LG AVG     0   4.23          1710   1088  5.73 12.80  96  96 

RYAN DOUMIT, AGE: 25
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   24   -5  .324  .398  .722  .424   4.35  .255   6   35    2   75  Pirates      
CAR         -5  .324  .398  .722  .424   4.35  .255   6   35    2   75 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   7   30    4 
POS AVG     -8  .314  .385  .699  .385   3.94  .248   6   29    1 

ALEX GRAMMAS, AGE: 80
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1954   28  -16  .335  .342  .676  .366   3.92  .264   2   29    6  142  Cardinals    
1955   29  -18  .308  .328  .636  .325   3.40  .240   3   25    4  128  Cardinals    
1958   32  -16  .329  .255  .584  .252   2.93  .218   0   12    2  105  Reds         
1961   35  -17  .293  .282  .576  .190   2.59  .212   0   21    0   89  Cardinals    
CAR       -116  .318  .317  .635  .305   3.35  .247  12  163   17  913 
LG AVG       0  .337  .418  .755  .500   4.90  .269  63  274   23 
POS AVG    -40  .328  .383  .711  .433   4.29  .262  44  228   22 

GUY HECKER, 1856-1938
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1884 28   73   1.80   75  73  670.2  385  5.17  8.02  52  20   0  50  22  Colonels     
1885 29   61   2.18   53  53  480    209  3.92  9.86  30  23   0  36  17  Colonels     
1886 30   45   2.87   49  48  420.2  133  2.85 11.08  26  23   0  31  18  Colonels     
CAREER   126   2.92  334 320 2906   1099  3.40 10.68 173 146   1 186 133 
LG AVG     0   3.39          2906   1227  3.80 11.45 162 162 

BOBBY HILL, AGE: 28
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25    0  .444  .286  .730  .452   4.50  .286   0    0    0    6  Cubs/Pirates
2004   26  -10  .353  .339  .692  .351   3.59  .266   2   27    0  126  Pirates      
2005   27   -3  .343  .333  .676  .400   4.13  .269   0   11    0   58  Pirates      
CAR        -15  .343  .350  .693  .405   4.05  .262   6   58    6  249 
LG AVG       0  .340  .430  .771  .500   5.14  .268  17   70    9 
POS AVG     -5  .337  .409  .746  .473   4.84  .272  13   61   10 

MIKE LANSING, AGE: 38
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1994   26  -16  .328  .368  .696  .363   3.99  .266   5   35   12  106  Expos        
1998   30  -37  .325  .411  .736  .316   4.40  .276  12   66   10  153  Rockies      
2000   32  -53  .292  .365  .657  .211   3.42  .240  11   60    8  139  Rockies/Red Sox
CAR       -148  .324  .401  .725  .383   4.39  .271  84  440  119 1110 
LG AVG       0  .341  .427  .768  .500   5.14  .271 127  559   93 
POS AVG    -49  .337  .397  .734  .457   4.76  .270  85  466  121 

WALLY MOON, AGE: 76
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1956   26   28  .390  .469  .858  .644   6.58  .298  16   68   12  149  Cardinals    
1959   29   35  .394  .495  .890  .664   7.35  .302  19   74   15  145  Dodgers      
1961   31   43  .434  .505  .940  .720   8.51  .328  17   88    7  134  Dodgers      
CAR        136  .371  .445  .817  .578   5.85  .289 142  661   89 1457 
LG AVG       0  .334  .413  .747  .500   4.79  .267 136  589   52 
POS AVG     74  .343  .444  .788  .543   5.35  .278 162  661   58 

GARY PETTIS, AGE: 48
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1984   26  -10  .332  .300  .632  .406   3.72  .227   2   29   48  140  Angels       
1987   29  -25  .302  .259  .561  .260   2.82  .208   1   17   24  133  Angels       
1988   30  -14  .285  .277  .562  .364   3.05  .210   3   36   44  129  Tigers       
CAR        -63  .332  .310  .642  .431   3.86  .236  21  259  354 1183 
LG AVG       0  .328  .399  .726  .500   4.51  .261 101  471   75 
POS AVG     21  .330  .404  .734  .513   4.70  .267  93  439  166 

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