Around the Majors: Phillies re-sign Rollins

1) Yesterday’s scores–

BlueJays 4, Cardinals 1
Devil Rays 5, Brewers 3
Redsox 10, Reds 3
Orioles 8, Astros 5
Diamondbacks 8, Whitesox 1
Rangers 7, Diamondbacks 3
Angels 11, Nationals 1
Marlins 9, Cubs 1

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          37   26  .587   -     18-14  19-12  18-08 11-10 04-02 WON  1
Redsox           34   29  .540   3     18-9   16-20  15-16 03-01 11-07 WON  2
BlueJays         32   32  .500   5 1/2 15-12  17-20  15-10 06-09 06-08 WON  1
Yankees          30   32  .484   6 1/2 16-13  14-19  10-16 04-05 12-06 LOST 1
Devil Rays       22   42  .344  15 1/2 17-14   5-28  08-16 04-09 08-09 WON  2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         42   21  .667   -     19-9   23-12  06-04 20-05 09-09 LOST 1
Twins            36   25  .590   5     18-11  18-14  10-05 16-12 05-04 LOST 1
Indians          31   30  .508  10     11-13  20-17  02-01 13-19 09-08 WON  3
Tigers           28   32  .467  12 1/2 13-16  15-16  08-10 10-11 07-05 LOST 1
Royals           21   41  .339  20 1/2 11-19  10-22  08-08 05-17 03-12 WON  2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           37   26  .587   -     16-11  21-15  03-03 16-14 11-06 WON  2
Rangers          34   28  .548   2 1/2 18-12  16-16  06-06 14-09 09-08 WON  2
Mariners         26   35  .426  10     13-16  13-19  10-14 06-06 06-10 LOST 3
A's              25   37  .403  11 1/2 15-13  10-24  13-18 02-04 07-09 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals        37   27  .578   -     24-9   13-18  16-13 06-07 08-04 LOST 1
Phillies         36   28  .563   1     22-11  14-17  12-18 12-07 07-02 WON  6
Marlins          32   29  .525   3 1/2 21-15  11-14  15-16 06-05 05-05 WON  1
Braves           32   31  .508   4 1/2 19-11  13-20  18-14 08-04 03-06 LOST 2
Mets             32   31  .508   4 1/2 22-15  10-16  15-15 11-10 04-02 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        40   23  .635   -     21-12  19-11  07-08 21-05 06-06 LOST 1
Cubs             33   29  .532   6 1/2 18-16  15-13  04-06 14-12 11-06 LOST 2
Pirates          30   31  .492   9     16-17  14-14  05-02 12-19 09-08 LOST 1
Brewers          28   35  .444  12     17-12  11-23  04-09 14-14 07-08 LOST 5
Astros           26   36  .419  13 1/2 19-12   7-24  04-11 16-17 03-04 LOST 1
Reds             26   37  .413  14     20-15   6-22  09-07 09-19 02-07 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           36   27  .571   -     21-12  15-15  06-00 12-09 15-12 LOST 1
Dodgers          33   29  .532   2 1/2 19-17  14-12  03-06 08-08 17-11 WON  1
Diamondbacks     34   31  .523   3     18-16  16-15  04-09 05-05 20-12 WON  1
Giants           25   36  .410  10     15-20  10-16  02-07 07-06 13-17 LOST 3
Rockies          21   40  .344  14     17-17   4-23  04-05 07-10 08-21 WON  1

3) Today’s schedule–

Pirates (David Wells, 3.39) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 4.33), 7:05
Reds (Luke Hudson, 7.50) at Redsox (David Wells, 5.07), 7:05
Astros (Andy Pettitte, 3.43) at Orioles (Bruce Chen, 3.61), 7:05
Rockies (Jeff Francis, 5.24) at Indians (Jake Westbrook, 5.00), 7:05
Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.67) at Tigers (Jason Johnson, 3.33), 7:05
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter, 3.49) at BlueJays (Chad Gaudin, 13.50), 7:07
Brewers (Tomo Ohka, 3.33) at Devil Rays (Casey Fossum, 4.23), 7:15
Braves (Jorge Sosa, 2.63) at Rangers (Pedro Astacio, 5.60), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez, 4.39) at Whitesox (Orlando Hernandez, 4.34), 8:05
Marlins (Josh Beckett, 3.13) at Cubs (Sergio Mitre, 4.88), 8:05
Giants (Jesse Foppert) at Twins (Johan Santana, 3.31), 8:10
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 5.27) at Royals (Runelvys Hernandez, 5.03), 8:10
Mets (Tom Glavine, 4.56) at A’s (Joe Blanton, 6.13), 10:05
Phillies (Jon Lieber, 4.61) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 4.76), 10:05
Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 3.35) at Angels (Ervin Santana, 4.15), 10:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alfonso Soriano–#16 & #17
Andruw Jones–#16
Troy Glaus–#15
Morgan Ensberg–#15
Manny Ramirez–#13
Hank Blalock–#11
Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–#10
Jay Gibbons–#10
Jason Lane–#9
Vladimir Guerrero–#8
Shawn Green–#8
Lyle Overbay–#8
Shea Hillenbrand–#7
Dallas McPherson–#6
John Mabry–#4
Juan Rivera–#4
Frank Thomas–#3
Jonny Gomes–#3
Chris Snyder–#3
Javier Valentin–#2
Chad Moeller–#2
Larry Bigbie–#1
Travis Lee–#1
Luis Castillo–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–19
T2) Miguel Tejada–17
T2) Alfonso Soriano–17**
T4) Mark Teixeira–16
T4) David Ortiz–16
6) Paul Konerko–15
7) Richie Sexson–14
T8) Manny Ramirez–13*
T8) Vernon Wells–13
T8) Melvin Mora–13

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17
T2) Bobby Abreu–16
T2) Adam Dunn–16
T2) Carlos Lee–16
T2) Andruw Jones–16*
T6) Albert Pujols–15
T6) Troy Glaus–15*
T6) Cliff Floyd–15
T6) Morgan Ensberg–15*
10) Pat Burrell–14

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Rangers 2B Alfonso Soriano hit 2 HR.

After 32 RCAA/.863 OPS and 0 RCAA/.807 OPS seasons, Soriano is hitting .575 SLG, .328 OBA, .903 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 58 games. He has a .827 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 63 RCAA in 704 games.


1) The Phillies re-signed SS Jimmy Rollins to a 5 year, $40 million contract extension, with an option for 2001 that could increase the value to $46.5 million.

Rollins would have been eligible for free agency after the 2006 season. After -12 RCAA/.707 OPS and 14 RCAA/.803 OPS seasons, Rollins is off to a .383 SLG, .305 OBA, .688 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 62 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -20 RCAA in 698 games.

Rollins has led the NL in outs twice, finished 2nd another year, has a perfect record of being in the top 6 in the league in each of the 4 years he’s been a starter and is 2nd in 2005. He has the 9th worst OBA in the majors since he became a starter in 2001 (min: 2500 PA)–

OBA                
1    Tony Batista               .283   
2    Jack Wilson                .302   
3    Cristian Guzman            .304   
4    Vinny Castilla             .308   
5    Juan Encarnacion           .313   
6    Adrian Beltre              .320   
7    Orlando Cabrera            .322   
8    Torii Hunter               .323   
9    Jimmy Rollins              .323   
10   Alfonso Soriano            .326

2) The Devil Rays designated OF Alex Sanchez for assignment, released C Charles Johnson, placed P Trever Miller on the 15 day DL and called up OF Jonny Gomes, C Kevin Cash and P Tim Corcoran.

After -15 RCAA/.681 OPS and -7 RCAA/.721 OPS seasons, Sanchez is hitting .466 SLG, .373 OBA, .839 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .704 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -25 RCAA in 408 games.

After -12 RCAA/.775 OPS and -10 RCAA/.780 OPS seasons, Johnson is off to a .283 SLG, .327 OBA, .610 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 19 games. He has a .762 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -50 RCAA in 1188 games.

Miller has a hamstring injury. After 4.61 ERA/1 RSAA and 3.12 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Miller is off to a 4.24 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 29 games. He has a 4.74 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -8 RSAA in 273 games.

Gomes has 1 RCAA/.667 OPS in 22 career games, including a .667 SLG, .387 OBA, 1.054 OPS, 4 RCAA in 9 games in 2005.

Cash has -36 RCAA/.485 OPS in 101 career games, including a .309 SLG, .249 OBA, .558 OPS, -17 RCAA in 60 games with the 2004 BlueJays.

3) The Brewers called up 1B Prince Fielder and sent C Julio Mosquera to the minors.

Fielder is Cecil’s son. He’s expected to be the DH for the next 6 interleague games and then be sent back to the minors.

Mosquera was removed from the 40 man roster. Mosquera has -2 RCAA/.573 OPS in 12 career games, including 0 for 1 in 1 game in 2005.

4) The Giants will place 3B Edgardo Alfonzo and CF Marquis Grissom on the 15 day DL and call up OFs Todd Linden and Adam Shabala.

Alfonzo has a quadriceps injury. After -9 RCAA/.726 OPS and -7 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Alfonzo is hitting .403 SLG, .370 OBA, .772 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 58 games. He has a .796 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 112 RCAA in 1425 games.

Grissom has a strained right hamstring.
After 2 RCAA/.790 OPS and -12 RCAA/.773 OPS seasons, Grissom is off to a .293 SLG, .246 OBA, .539 OPS, -15 RCAA start in his first 39 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and -91 RCAA in 2160 games.

Linden has -8 RCAA/.517 OPS in 34 career games.

5) Diamondbacks SS Alex Cintron has been out of the lineup for the past couple of games, due to a sore left wrist.

After 8 RCAA/.848 OPS and -29 RCAA/.665 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Cintron is off to a .431 SLG, .336 OBA, .767 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .741 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -29 RCAA in 365 games.

6) Mets RF Mike Cameron disclosed his left ring finger on Sunday and isn’t sure if he can play today.

After 3 RCAA/.782 OPS and 2 RCAA/.798 OPS seasons, Cameron is hitting .584 SLG, .426 OBA, 1.010 OPS, 15 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .787 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 58 RCAA in 1225 games.

7) Cardinals RF Larry Walker says he might retire at the end of the season, due to age and injuries.

After 24 RCAA/.898 OPS and 28 RCAA/1.013 OPS seasons, Walker is hitting .410 SLG, .350 OBA, .760 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 52 games. Walker has a .964 career OPS, compared to his league average of .757, and 519 RCAA in 1940 games.

8) The Orioles activated LF Larry Bigbie from the DL, called up P Chris Ray, designated minor league OF Napoleon Calzado for assignment and sent OF Ramon Nivar and P John Parrish to the minors.

Bigbie had 3 hits (1 HR, 1 BB, 1 SB) yesterday. After 14 RCAA/.821 OPS and -2 RCAA/.768 OPS seasons, Bigbie is off to a .353 SLG, .293 OBA, .646 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 34 games. He has a .741 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -1 RCAA in 319 games.

Calzado was 1 for 5, with -1 RCAA, in his first 4 career games.

Nivar has -14 RCAA/.522 OPS in 42 career games, including a .308 SLG, .357 OBA, .665 OPS, -1 RCAA in 7 games in 2005.

After a 3.46 ERA/12 RSAA season, Parrish is off to a 3.12 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 14 games. He has a 4.31 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.63, and 6 RSAA in 108 games.

9) Cardinals CF Jim Edmonds was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to bruised right ribs.

After 42 RCAA/1.002 OPS and 73 RCAA/1.061 OPS seasons, Edmonds is hitting .544 SLG, .397 OBA, .941 OPS, 17 RCAA in his first 59 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 370 RCAA in 1504 games.

10) The Phillies placed P Randy Wolf on the 15 day DL and called up P Amaury Telemaco.

Wolf complained of soreness after his last start and says it’s the same kind of pain that ended his 2004 season 2 months early. After 4.23 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.28 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wolf is off to a 4.39 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 17 RSAA in 182 games.

After a 4.31 ERA/0 RSAA season, Telemaco is off to a 2.45 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 games. He has a 4.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and -37 RSAA in 216 games.


1) Reds P Eric Milton took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 11 H, 9 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 7.97 ERA/-33 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.95 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -35 RSAA in 214 games.

Milton has moved into a tie for 5th on the Reds single season list for worst RSAA (since 1900)–

RSAA                          YEAR    RSAA    
1    Bill Phillips            1901      -42   
2    Benny Frey               1935      -40   
3    Si Johnson               1935      -36   
4    Jose Acevedo             2004      -34   
T5   Eric Milton              2005      -33   
T5   Herm Wehmeier            1950      -33   
7    Jim O'Toole              1965      -31   
T8   Herm Wehmeier            1952      -30   
T8   Tony Cloninger           1969      -30   
T10  Frank Pastore            1984      -29   
T10  Ryan Dempster            2003      -29

2) Astros 1B Mike Lamb had 3 hits.

After -6 RCAA/.322 OPS and 11 RCAA/.867 OPS seasons, Lamb is off to a .379 SLG, .265 OBA, .643 OPS, -10 RCAA start in his first 50 games. He has a .740 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -28 RCAA in 519 games.

3) Orioles 3B Melvin Mora reached base safely 4 times–1 H (1 2B), 3 BB.

After 33 RCAA/.921 OPS and 54 RCAA/.981 OPS seasons, Mora is hitting .522 SLG, .364 OBA, .886 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 63 games. He has a .820 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 81 RCAA in 774 games.

4) Astros P Brandon Backe took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.44 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.30 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Backe is off to a 4.88 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 13 starts (14 games). He has a 4.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and -13 RSAA in 84 games.

5) Orioles P Hayden Penn took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

Penn is off to a 4.71 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 4 career starts.

6) Redsox CF Johnny Damon had 3 hits.

After 2 RCAA/.750 OPS and 25 RCAA/.857 OPS seasons, Damon is hitting .474 SLG, .400 OBA, .874 OPS, 18 RCAA in his first 59 games. He has a .786 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 90 RCAA in 1466 games.

7) Redsox P Matt Clement’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 9 SO.

After 4.11 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.68 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Clement is off to a 3.76 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -2 RSAA in 208 games.

8) Diamondbacks 1B Chad Tracy had 3 hits.

After starting his career with a -7 RCAA/.750 OPS season, Tracy is off to a .461 SLG, .317 OBA, .778 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 58 games. He has a .758 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -10 RCAA in 201 games.

9) Diamondbacks P Shawn Estes’s line–9 IP, 8 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 5.73 ERA/-26 RSAA and 5.84 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Estes is off to a 4.67 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.67 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -73 RSAA in 265 games. It was Estes’s 13th career CG.

10) Whitesox P Jose Contreras took a pounding–6 IP, 9 H, 8 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/8 RSAA and 5.50 ERA/-16 RSAA seasons, Contreras is off to a 3.81 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.59 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -1 RSAA in 62 games.

11) Angels RF Vladimir Guerrero had 4 hits (1 HR) and 1B Darin Erstad had 3 hits (2 2B).

Guerrero had 3 hits yesterday. After 28 RCAA/1.012 OPS and 56 RCAA/.989 OPS seasons, Guerrero is hitting .542 SLG, .386 OBA, .928 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 45 games. He has a .975 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 331 RCAA in 1208 games.

After -8 RCAA/.642 OPS and 2 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Erstad is off to a .399 SLG, .339 OBA, .739 OPS, 3 RCAA start in his first 62 games. He has a .765 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 32 RCAA in 1192 games.

12) Nationals P Esteban Loaiza took a pounding–3 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 2.90 ERA/39 RSAA and 5.70 ERA/-18 RSAA seasons, Loaiza is off to a 3.87 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.66 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and -9 RSAA in 314 games.

13) Angels P Paul Byrd’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.90 ERA/35 and 3.94 ERA/5 RSAA seasons (2002 & ’04), Byrd is off to a 4.18 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.43, and 41 RSAA in 228 games.

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

Cantu has 4 RCAA/.797 OPS in 105 career games, including a .472 SLG, .320 OBA, .791 OPS, 1 RCAA in 55 games in 2005.

15) Devil Rays P Doug Waechter’s line–8 IP, 8 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

Waechter has a 5.18 ERA/-15 RSAA in 33 career games, including a 5.29 ERA/-8 RSAA in 10 starts (13 games) in 2005.

16) Braves P Tim Hudson took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 5 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 3 SO.

After 2.70 ERA/41 RSAA and 3.53 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Hudson is off to a 3.78 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.33 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and 174 RSAA in 197 games.

17) Rangers P Chris Young’s line–7 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO.

Young has a 3.39 ERA/19 RSAA in 20 career games, including a 2.78 ERA/12 RSAA in 13 starts in 2005.

18) Cardinals P Jeff Suppan’s line–7 IP, 8 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/4 RSAA and 4.16 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Suppan is off to a 4.24 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.78 career ERA, compared to his league of 4.56, and -6 RSAA in 266 games.

19) BlueJays P Roy Halladay’s line–9 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.25 ERA/45 RSAA and 4.20 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Halladay is off to a 2.33 ERA/28 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 123 RSAA in 179 games. It was Halladay’s 5th CG of the season.

20) Marlins P Dontrelle Willis’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/12 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Willis is off to a 2.06 ERA/21 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 3.36 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 35 RSAA in 72 games.

21) Cubs P John Koronka took a pounding–4 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

Koronka is off to a 7.63 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 3 career starts.


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