Around the Majors: Ordonez is sick

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Tigers 7, Royals 3
Indians 11, Whitesox 5 (11)
A’s 5, Orioles 1
Angels 7, Rangers 6

NL
Reds 6, Mets 1
Nationals 5, Phillies 4 (10)
Braves 4, Marlins 2
Dodgers 6, Giants 0
Padres 1, Pirates 0 (12)

2) Standings–

AL EAST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   02-01 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
BlueJays         2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   02-01 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Orioles          1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-02 LOST 2
Devil Rays       1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   01-02 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Redsox           1    2  .333   1      0-0    1-2   01-02 00-00 00-00 WON  1

AL CENTRAL     WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   00-00 02-01 00-00 LOST 1
Tigers           2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   00-00 02-01 00-00 WON  1
Twins            2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   00-00 00-00 02-01 WON  2
Indians          1    2  .333   1      0-0    1-2   00-00 01-02 00-00 WON  1
Royals           1    2  .333   1      0-0    1-2   00-00 01-02 00-00 LOST 1

AL WEST        WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   00-00 00-00 02-01 WON  1
A's              2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   02-01 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Mariners         1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   00-00 01-02 00-00 LOST 2
Rangers          1    2  .333   1      0-0    1-2   00-00 00-00 01-02 LOST 1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves            2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   02-01 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Nationals         2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   02-01 00-00 00-00 WON  2
Marlins           1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   01-02 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Phillies          1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   01-02 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Mets              0    3  .000   2      0-0    0-3   00-00 00-03 00-00 LOST 3

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Reds              3    0 1.000   -      3-0    0-0   03-00 00-00 00-00 WON  3
Brewers           2    0 1.000     1/2  0-0    2-0   00-00 02-00 00-00 WON  2
Astros            1    1  .500   1 1/2  1-1    0-0   00-00 01-01 00-00 WON  1
Cardinals         1    1  .500   1 1/2  0-0    1-1   00-00 01-01 00-00 LOST 1
Cubs              1    2  .333   2      0-0    1-2   00-00 00-00 01-02 LOST 2
Pirates           0    3  .000   3      0-2    0-1   00-00 00-02 00-01 LOST 3

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks      2    1  .667   -      2-1    0-0   00-00 02-01 00-00 WON  2
Dodgers           2    1  .667   -      0-0    2-1   00-00 00-00 02-01 WON  2
Padres            2    1  .667   -      1-0    1-1   00-00 01-00 01-01 WON  2
Rockies           1    1  .500     1/2  1-1    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-01 LOST 1
Giants            1    2  .333   1      1-2    0-0   00-00 00-00 01-02 LOST 2

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Redsox (Bronson Arroyo) at BlueJays (David Bush), 7:05
Orioles (Sidney Ponson) at Yankees (Jaret Wright), 7:05
Indians (Scott Elarton) at Tigers (Nate Robertson), 7:05
A’s (Joe Blanton at Devil Rays (Rob Bell), 7:15
Whitesox (Orlando Hernandez) at Twins (Kyle Lohse), 8:10
Rangers (Chan Ho Park) at Mariners (Aaron Sele), 10:05
Royals (Denny Bautista) at Angels (Paul Byrd), 10:05

NL
Brewers (Chris Capuano) at Cubs (Kerry Wood), 2:20
Phillies (Cory Lidle) at Cardinals (Mark Mulder), 4:15
Mets (Victor Zambrano) at Braves (John Thomson), 7:35
Nationals (Tomo Ohka) at Marlins (Dontrelle Willis), 7:35
Reds (Ramon Ortiz) at Astros (Roger Clemens), 8:05
Dodgers (Elmer Dessens) at Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes), 9:40
Pirates (Josh Fogg) at Padres (Brian Lawrence)< 10:05
Rockies (Jeff Francis) at Giants (Noah Lowry), 10:15

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alfonso Soriano–#2
Casey Blake–#1
Coco Crisp–#1
Ronnie Belliard–#1
A.J. Pierzynski–#1
Emil Brown–#1
Rondell White–#1
Eric Byrnes–#1
Brian Roberts–#1
Bengie Molina–#1
Jose Vidro–#1
Wily Mo Pena–#1
Alex Gonzalez (Marlins)–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Dmitri Young–3
T2) Richie Sexson–2
T2) Hideki Matsui–2
T2) Nick Swisher–2
T2) Jorge Cantu–2
T2) Alfonso Soriano–2
T7) Alex Rodriguez, Luis Matos, Orlando Hudson, Vernon Wells, Eric Hinske, Calvin Pickering, Brandon Inge, Vladimir Guerrero, David Ortiz, Jason Varitek, Derek Jeter, Alex Gonzalez, Jacque Jones, Mark Teixeira, Tino Martinez, Paul Konerko, Jermaine Dye, Richard Hidalgo, Eric Chavez, Keith Ginter, Carl Crawford, Matt LeCroy, Bret Boone, Angel Berroa, Casey Blake, Coco Crisp, Ronnie Belliard, A.J. Pierzynski, Emil Brown, Rondell White, Eric Byrnes, Brian Roberts, Bengie Molina–1

NL
T1) Brian Giles–2
T1) Adam Dunn–2
T1) Xavier Nady–2
T1) Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–2
T1) Reggie Sanders–2
T1) Clint Barmes–2
T1) Joe Randa–2
T8) Chipper Jones, Troy Glaus, Derrek Lee, Aramis Ramirez, Jose Cruz Jr., Phil Nevin, Ramon Hernandez, Preston Wilson, Jeff Baker, Kaz Matsui, Carlos Beltran, Cliff Floyd, Joe Randa, Terrmel Sledge, Kenny Lofton, Jeff Cirillo, Jim Edmonds, Larry Walker, Juan Encarnacion, Cesar Izturis, Edgardo Alfonzo, Todd Hollandsworth, Jose Valentin, Mike Matheny, Michael Barrett, Brad Wilkerson, Jose Guillen, Pat Burrell, Junior Spivey, Carlos Lee, Tike Redman, Doug Mientkiewicz, David Wright, Jose Vidro, Wily Mo Pena, Alex Gonzalez (Marlins)–1

6) Tigers RF Magglio Ordonez had to leave Wednesday night’s game, missed yesterday’s game, is expected to be out of the lineup tonight and might miss their entire series with the Indians, due to a stomach virus.

After 46 RCAA/.978 OPS and 39 RCAA/.926 OPS seasons, Ordonez hit .485 SLG, .351 OBA, .836 OPS, 2 RCAA in 52 games. He had spent his whole career with the Whitesox and has a .888 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 142 RCAA in 1003 games.


1) The Pirates placed 2B Jose Castillo on the 15 day DL and called up OF Chris Duffy.

Castillo has a strained left rib cage. After starting his career with a .368 SLG, .298 OBA, .666 OPS, -18 RCAA in 129 games in 2004, he’s 0 for 4, with -1 RCAA, in 2 games.

2) The Nationals placed 1B Wil Cordero on the 15 day DL and called up INF Carlos Baerga.

Cordero has a knee injury. After 1 RCAA/.772 OPS and -7 RCAA/.803 OPS seasons, Cordero had a .288 SLG, .250 OBA, .538 OPS, -5 RCAA in 27 games with the Marlins. He has a .762 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -42 RCAA in 1221 games.

After -4 RCAA/.695 OPS and 6 RCAA/.859 OPS seasons, Baerga had a .329 SLG, .309 OBA, .638 OPS, -7 RCAA in 79 games with the Diamondbacks. He has a .757 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and -6 RCAA in 1537 games.

3) The Tigers released minor league 3B Dean Palmer. He is expected to retire if he doesn’t find a major league job.

4) Royals P Zack Greinke was hit in the forearm by a line drive. He was diagnosed with a bruise and he’s not expected to have to miss a start.

After starting his career with a 3.97 ERA/7 RSAA in 24 starts in 2004, Greinke pitched 2 1/3 shutout innings yesterday.

5) Royals RF Matt Stairs was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to hamstring tightness.

After 7 RCAA/.827 OPS and 24 RCAA/.950 OPS seasons, Stairs hit .451 SLG, .345 OBA, .796 OPS, 4 RCAA in 126 games. He has a .854 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 122 RCAA in 1174 games.

6) Rangers P Kenny Rogers had to leave yesterday’s start, due to a blister on his hand, and isn’t expected to have to miss a start.

After 3.84 ERA/28 RSAA and 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Rogers had a 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA in 35 starts. He has a 4.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 100 RSAA in 658 games.

7) The Giants re-signed P Al Levine to a minor league contract.

They had released him last week.

8) Bob Kennedy died yesterday at the age of 84.

Kennedy played 3B and OF for 5 teams from 1939-57 (except 1943-45). He had a .665 career OPS, compared to his league average of .747, and -172 RCAA in 1483 games and was also manager of the Cubs from 1963-65.

9) The Mets started 0-3 for the first time since 1964.

10) The Nationals claimed minor league P Travis Hughes off waivers from the Rangers.

11) Padres CF Eric Young separated his shoulder yesterday and is expected to go on the DL.

After -8 RCAA/.707 OPS and -10 RCAA/.727 OPS seasons, Young had a .381 SLG, .377 OBA, .758 OPS, -6 RCAA in 104 games with the Rangers. He has a .753 career OPS, compared to his league average of. 770, and -57 RCAA in 1617 games.

12) The Astros signed PH-P Brooks Kieschnick to a minor league contract.

Kieschnick was recently released by the Brewers.

13) Royals 1B Calvin Pickering missed yesterday’s game, to be with his wife, who is expecting a child.

Pickering has -4 RCAA/.796 OPS in 89 career games.

14) Marlins P Ismael Valdez will have to miss his start tomorrow, due to a bruised right leg.

After 4.18 ERA/14 RSAA and 6.10 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Valdez had a 5.19 ERA/-22 RSAA in 31 starts (34 games) with the Padres and Marlins. He has a 4.05 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 30 RSAA in 311 games.


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