Around the Majors: Prior goes on the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Redsox 17, Yankees 1
Twins 4, BlueJays 3
Tigers 5, Orioles 3
Mariners 3, Devil Rays 2
Indians 6, A’s 3
Angels 14, Royals 1
Whitesox at Rangers–PPD

NL
Cubs 5, Rockies 1
Phillies 12, Braves 5
Padres 5, Giants 3
Mets 6, Marlins 1
Astros 9, Brewers 6
Pirates 9, Reds 2
Cardinals 3, Nationals 1
Diamondbacks 5, Dodgers 4

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          30   18  .625   -     17-13  13-5   16-06 09-08 04-02 LOST 2
Yankees          27   22  .551   3 1/2 16-12  11-10  10-15 03-00 12-06 LOST 1
Redsox           26   22  .542   4     13-6   13-16  12-14 03-01 09-06 WON  1
BlueJays         26   23  .531   4 1/2 13-12  13-11  15-10 05-09 04-03 LOST 2
Devil Rays       19   31  .380  12     16-13   3-18  08-16 04-09 07-03 LOST 1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         33   16  .673   -     15-6   18-10  06-04 18-04 07-07 LOST 2
Twins            29   19  .604   3 1/2 14-9   15-10  08-03 14-11 05-04 WON  3
Indians          23   25  .479   9 1/2 10-13  13-12  02-01 11-15 08-08 WON  2
Tigers           22   25  .468  10     10-13  12-12  06-08 10-11 05-04 WON  2
Royals           13   36  .265  20      7-17   6-19  05-08 05-17 02-09 LOST 5

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           29   20  .592   -     14-11  15-9   02-01 14-12 11-06 WON  3
Rangers          28   20  .583     1/2 16-12  12-8   06-06 10-06 09-08 WON  7
Mariners         19   29  .396   9 1/2  9-14  10-15  05-12 06-06 06-10 WON  1
A's              17   31  .354  11 1/2  9-12   8-19  07-17 02-03 07-09 LOST 7

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          26   20  .565   -     17-12   9-8   14-13 04-02 05-05 LOST 4
Braves           27   21  .563   -     16-7   11-14  16-11 07-02 03-06 LOST 2
Mets             26   24  .520   2     16-9   10-15  15-14 10-08 00-00 WON  3
Nationals        24   25  .490   3 1/2 12-8   12-17  10-12 05-07 08-04 LOST 5
Phillies         24   26  .480   4     10-10  14-16  12-17 09-07 01-01 WON  3

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        32   16  .667   -     17-9   15-7   07-07 19-04 04-04 WON  5
Brewers          24   24  .500   8     15-10   9-14  04-06 14-13 05-03 LOST 1
Cubs             23   24  .489   8 1/2 14-12   9-12  04-05 14-12 04-05 WON  2
Pirates          21   26  .447  10 1/2  7-13  14-13  00-00 12-18 09-08 WON  1
Reds             19   30  .388  13 1/2 14-14   5-16  09-07 07-17 02-04 LOST 1
Astros           17   31  .354  15     13-9    4-22  02-10 12-14 03-04 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           30   19  .612   -     16-4   14-15  06-00 09-05 14-12 WON  3
Diamondbacks     29   21  .580   1 1/2 16-11  13-10  02-04 05-05 20-11 WON  1
Dodgers          25   23  .521   4 1/2 12-11  13-12  03-06 05-04 16-11 LOST 1
Giants           23   25  .479   6 1/2 14-14   9-11  01-02 07-06 13-16 LOST 3
Rockies          14   33  .298  15     10-11   4-22  04-05 02-07 08-21 LOST 2

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
A’s (Seth Etherton, 5.84) at Indians (Jake Westbrook, 5.50), 1:05
Twins (Joe Mays, 3.88) at BlueJays (Roy Halladay, 2.84), 1:07
Tigers (Wilfredo Ledezma, 6.53) at Orioles (Bruce Chen, 3.51), 1:35
Whitesox (Jon Garland, 2.57) at Rangers (Ryan Drese, 5.93), 2:05
Mariners (Joel Pineiro, 5.93) at Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.83), 2:15
Royals (Runelvys Hernandez, 5.11) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 2.53), 4:05
Redsox (David Wells, 6.81) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 3.38), 8:05

NL
Phillies (Brett Myers, 1.69) at Braves (Tim Hudson, 3.05), 1:05
Mets (Tom Glavine, 5.43) at Marlins (Josh Beckett, 2.63), 1:05
Pirates (Kip Wells, 3.60) at Reds (Brandon Claussen, 4.33), 1:15
Astros (Andy Pettitte, 4.11) at Brewers (Chris Capuano, 3.09), 2:05
Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 3.70) at Cardinals (Chris Carpenter, 3.78), 2:15
Rockies (Jeff Francis, 4.88) at Cubs (Sergio Mitre, 2.57), 2:20
Padres (Adam Eaton, 3.49) at Giants (Jason Schmidt, 4.79), 4:05
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 5.97) at Diamondbacks (Russ Ortiz, 5.20), 4:40

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Derrek Lee–#15 & #16
Miguel Tejada–#13
Carlos Lee–#12
Jason Bay–#11
Morgan Ensberg–#10
Jim Edmonds–#9
Shannon Stewart–#8
Felipe Lopez–#8
Phil Nevin–#8
Moises Alou–#8
Aramis Ramirez–#8
Rafael Palmeiro–#7
Trot Nixon–#7
J.D. Drew–#7
Craig Monroe–#6
Ramon Hernandez–#6
Garret Anderson–#5
Ty Wigginton–#5
Dallas McPherson–#4
Adam Everett–#4
Junior Spivey–#4
Bill Hall–#4
Edgar Renteria–#3
Jay Payton–#3
Aubrey Huff–#3
Omar Infante–#3
Juan Castro–#3
Humberto Cota–#3
Jason Michaels–#2
Yadier Molina–#2
Pat Borders–#1
Javier Vazquez–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
2) Alfonso Soriano–14
T3) Paul Konerko–13
T3) Miguel Tejada–13*
T5) Tino Martinez–12
T5) Richie Sexson–12
T5) Mark Teixeira–12
T8) Manny Ramirez–11
T8) Brian Roberts–11
T10) David Ortiz–10
T10) Richard Hidalgo–10
T10) Melvin Mora–10
T10) Jason Varitek–10

NL
1) Derrek Lee–16**
2) Adam Dunn–14
3) Troy Glaus–13
T4) Bobby Abreu–12
T4) Cliff Floyd–12
T4) Carlos Lee–12*
T7) Albert Pujols–11
T7) Andruw Jones–11
T7) Jason Bay–11*
T10) Milton Bradley–10
T10) Reggie Sanders–10
T10) Jose Guillen–10
T10) Ryan Klesko–10
T10) Corey Patterson–10
T10) Morgan Ensberg–10*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Jim Edmonds passed Jay Buhner and tied Jeff Kent for 94th place on the all time HR list, with 311.

7) Tigers RF Craig Monroe hit his 50th career HR.

After -8 RCAA/.736 OPS and 10 RCAA/.824 OPS in his first couple of years as a starter, Monroe is off to a .447 SLG, .352 OBA, .800 OPS, 2 RCAA start in his first 45 games. He has a .770 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -2 RCAA in 341 games.


1) The Cubs placed P Mark Prior on the 15 day DL and called up P Roberto Novoa.

The MRI on Prior showed a compression fracture near his elbow and the trainer, Prior and manager Dusty Baker all declined to speculate on how long he’ll be out.

Novoa has a 5.68 ERA/-4 RSAA in 21 career games, including a 6.23 ERA/-1 RSAA in 5 games in 2005.

2) The Cubs traded P LaTroy Hawkins to the Giants for minor league Ps Jerome Williams and David Aardsma.

After 1.86 ERA/24 RSAA and 2.63 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Hawkins is off to a 3.32 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 21 games. He has a 4.80 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.65, and 2 RSAA in 464 games.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/14 RSAA and 4.24 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Williams is off to a 6.48 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 3 starts (4 games). He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 13 RSAA in 47 games.

Aardsma had a 6.75 ERA/-3 RSAA in 11 games in 2004.

3) The Orioles placed LF Larry Bigbie on the 15 day DL, called up 3B-OF Napoleon Calzado and designated minor league OF Tim Raines Jr. for assignment.

Bigbie has a strained left hamstring. After 14 RCAA/.821 OPS and -2 RCAA/.768 OPS seasons, Bigbie is off to a .313 SLG, .271 OBA, .584 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .735 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -3 RCAA in 318 games.

Raines had -13 RCAA/.544 OPS in 75 games with the 2001 and 2003-04 Orioles.

4) The Diamondbacks sent C Koyie Hill to the minors, called up C Kelly Stinnett and moved P Oscar Villarreal from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Hill has -5 RCAA/.601 OPS in 39 career games, including a .231 SLG, .311 OBA, .542 OPS, -4 RCAA in 23 games in 2005.

After -8 RCAA/.657 OPS and 3 RCAA/.836 OPS (just 20 G) seasons, Stinnett had a BB in his only PA in his 2005 debut yesterday. He has a .709 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -53 RCAA in 609 games.

5) The Reds retired Sparky Anderson’s number (10).

6) Mariners P Jeff Nelson pitched in his 400th game with the team.

After 3.74 ERA/4 RSAA and 5.32 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Nelson is off to a 2.81 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 17 games. He has a 3.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 97 RSAA in 760 games.

Nelson is the Mariners record holder for games and ranks 4th on their RSAA list–

GAMES  
1    Jeff Nelson                 400   
2    Mike Jackson                335   
3    Bobby Ayala                 292   
4    Bill Swift                  282   
5    Jamie Moyer                 277   
6    Arthur Rhodes               276   
7    Randy Johnson               274   
8    Ed VandeBerg                272   
9    Norm Charlton               249   
10   Mike Schooler               243   

RSAA    
1    Randy Johnson               196   
2    Jamie Moyer                  99   
3    Freddy Garcia                64   
4    Jeff Nelson                  56   
T5   Mike Jackson                 42   
T5   Mark Langston                42   
T5   Erik Hanson                  42   
T5   Floyd Bannister              42   
9    Arthur Rhodes                35   
10   Joel Pineiro                 33

7) Braves CF Andruw Jones reached 1300 career hits.

After 13 RCAA/.851 OPS and 0 RCAA/.833 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .526 SLG, .327 OBA, .852 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .836 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 84 RCAA in 1338 games.

Jones ranks 4th for most career hits, through the age of 28, for a player who was below average in hits. He is on his way to setting the record and also holds the record for ages 24, 25, 26 and 27.

HITS                             H        H     
1    Dick Bartell               1395       -1   
2    Bill Mazeroski             1362       -4   
3    Charlie Grimm              1318      -15   
4    Andruw Jones               1300      -12   
5    Granny Hamner              1255      -11   
6    Harlond Clift              1227      -21   
7    Lloyd Moseby               1208       -8   
8    Eddie Yost                 1207      -59   
9    Woody English              1203       -2   
10   Marty McManus              1192       -3

Jones ranks 3rd in Braves history for most hits by a player who is below average in the category, without any regard to age–

HITS                             H        H     
1    Rabbit Maranville          1696     -226   
2    Johnny Logan               1329       -7   
3    Andruw Jones               1300      -12   
4    Del Crandall               1176      -96   
5    Glenn Hubbard               983     -103   
6    Rafael Ramirez              929      -13   
7    Ray Powell                  890      -56   
8    Jerry Royster               848     -110   
9    Billy Urbanski              791     -114   
10   Mark Lemke                  778      -97

8) The Padres signed P Brian Sweeney to a minor league contract.

Sweeney has a 4.18 ERA/0 RSAA in 12 career games. He was released by the Devil Rays earlier in the week. Sweeney had a clause in his contract permitting him to become a free agent if he wasn’t in the majors by the end of the month. Since that wasn’t going to happen, they agreed to let him go earlier.

9) Astros 2B Craig Biggio was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore left hip, and is day to day.

After 1 RCAA/.763 OPS and 8 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Biggio is hitting .537 SLG, .353 OBA, .890 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .809 career OPS, compared to his league average of .756, and 353 RCAA in 2455 games.

10) Brewers 3B Jeff Cirillo had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained back.

After -19 RCAA/.555 OPS and -5 RCAA/.553 OPS seasons, Cirillo is off to a .406 SLG, .376 OBA, .782 OPS, 2 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .801 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 11 RCAA in 1392 games.

11) Cardinals RF Larry Walker had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a slightly sprained ankle, and is day to day.

After 24 RCAA/.898 OPS and 28 RCAA/1.013 OPS seasons, Walker is hitting .450 SLG, .362 OBA, .812 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 40 games. Walker has a .966 career OPS, compared to his league average of .757, and 523 RCAA in 1928 games.

12) The Braves designated P Matt Childers for assignment.

Childers has a 9.69 ERA/-8 RSAA in 11 career games, including a 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

13) Padres 3B Sean Burroughs was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a quadriceps injury.

After 5 RCAA/.755 OPS and -1 RCAA/.713 OPS seasons, Burroughs is off to a .294 SLG, .346 OBA, .639 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .711 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -7 RCAA in 380 games.

14) Tigers P Jason Johnson’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 S0.

After 4.18 ERA/3 RSAA and 5.13 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Johnson is off to a 3.53 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -53 RSAA in 192 games.

15) Indians 2B Ron Belliard had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -6 RCAA/.760 OPS and 0 RCAA/.774 OPS seasons, Belliard is off to a .477 SLG, .342 OBA, .818 OPS, 5 RCAA start in his first 44 games. He has a .752 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -33 RCAA in 801 games.

16) Indians P Scott Elarton’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 6.27 ERA/-8 RSAA and 5.90 ERA/-21 RSAA seasons, Elarton is off to a 5.77 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 5.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -49 RSAA in 173 games.

17) Angels RF Chone Figgins (3 H, 1 BB, also 2 SB) and 3B Dallas McPherson (2 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 2 BB) reached base safely 4 times.

After a 5 RCAA/.770 OPS season in his first year as a starter, Figgins is hitting .407 SLG, .327 OBA, .733 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a .739 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 6 RCAA in 284 games.

McPherson has -3 RCAA/.739 OPS in 49 career games, including a .433 SLG, .301 OBA, .734 OPS, -3 RCAA in his first 33 games.

18) Royals P Ryan Jensen took a pounding–3 1/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

Jensen has a 5.00 ERA/-29 RSAA in 50 career games, including a 9.72 ERA/-5 RSAA in 2 starts in 2005.

19) Angels P Kelvim Escobar’s line–5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After 4.29 ERA/9 RSAA and 3.93 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Escobar is off to a 3.56 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.43 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and 38 RSAA in 339 games.

20) Mariners P Aaron Sele’s line–6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.77 ERA/-21 RSAA and 5.05 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Sele is off to a 4.24 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and 31 RSAA in 331 games.


1) Redsox CF Johnny Damon (1 2B) and LF Manny Ramirez had 4 hits, SS Edgar Renteria (1 HR), RF Trot Nixon (1 HR) and 1B John Olerud had 3 hits and DH David Ortiz reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB).

After 2 RCAA/.750 OPS and 25 RCAA/.857 OPS seasons, Damon is hitting .450 SLG, .398 OBA, .848 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .784 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 85 RCAA in 1453 games.

After 59 RCAA/1.014 OPS and 49 RCAA/1.009 OPS seasons, Ramirez is hitting .503 SLG, .348 OBA, .851 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 47 games. He has a 1.005 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 578 RCAA in 1582 games.

After 33 RCAA/.874 OPS and -12 RCAA/.728 OPS seasons, Renteria is off to a .399 SLG, .330 OBA, .729 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 44 games. He has a .746 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -52 RCAA in 1340 games.

After 44 RCAA/.975 OPS and 7 RCAA/.887 OPS seasons, Nixon is hitting .526 SLG, .410 OBA, .953 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .867 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 117 RCAA in 785 games.

After 2 RCAA/.761 OPS and 0 RCAA/.733 OPS seasons, Olerud was 3 for 6, with 1 RCAA, in his 2005 debut. He has a .865 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 396 RCAA in 2148 games.

After 33 RCAA/.961 OPS and 46 RCAA/.983 OPS seasons, Ortiz is hitting .530 SLG, .366 OBA, .896 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .878 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and 103 RCAA in 781 games.

2) Redsox P Matt Clement’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 7 SO.

After 4.11 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.68 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Clement is off to a 3.06 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 1 RSAA in 205 games.

3) Yankees P Carl Pavano took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 11 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.30 ERA/-7 RSAA and 3.00 ERA/27 RSAA seasons, Pavano is off to a 4.18 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and -5 RSAA in 178 games.

4) Devil Rays P Casey Fossum’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 5.47 ERA/-6 RSAA and 6.65 ERA/-35 RSAA seasons, Fossum is off to a 3.82 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 14 games (3 starts). He has a 5.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and -31 RSAA in 116 games.

5) BlueJays 3B Aaron Hill had 3 hits, including a 2B.

Hill is hitting .679 SLG, .484 OBA, 1.162 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 8 career games.

6) Twins P Kyle Lohse’s line–7 IP 6 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.61 ERA/0 RSAA and 5.34 ERA/-13 RSAA seasons, Lohse is off to a 4.22 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 8 starts (9 games). He has a 4.82 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -21 RSAA in 128 games.

7) Dodgers RF J.D. Drew (1 HR) and 3B Antonio Perez (1 2B) had 3 hits.

After 16 RCAA/.886 OPS and 66 RCAA/1.006 OPS seasons, Drew is hitting .451 SLG, .389 OBA, .840 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 45 games. He has a .869 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780, and 171 RCAA in 810 games.

Perez has 8 RCAA/.753 OPS in 82 career games, including a .710 SLG, .545 OBA, 1.255 OPS, 10 RCAA in 11 games in 2005.

8) Phillies 2B Placido Polanco had 4 hits.

After 8 RCAA/.799 OPS and 0 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Polanco is off to a .357 SLG, .351 OBA, .708 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 37 games. He has a .746 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -33 RCAA in 827 games.

9) Braves 3B Chipper Jones had 3 hits.

After 43 RCAA/.920 OPS and 11 RCAA/.847 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .605 SLG, .459 OBA, 1.064 OPS, 21 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .940 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 450 RCAA in 1582 games.

While Andruw Jones is below average in hits, Chipper ranks 2nd in Braves history for most H above the league average–

HITS                            DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Hank Aaron                  730     3600     2870   
2    Chipper Jones               268     1748     1480   
3    Tommy Holmes                246     1503     1257   
4    Ralph Garr                  238     1022      784   
5    Rico Carty                  200      871      671   
6    Felipe Alou                 175      989      814   
7    Joe Torre                   158     1087      929   
8    Eddie Mathews               126     2201     2075   
9    Wally Berger                116     1263     1147   
10   Fred Tenney                 101     1247     1146

10) Braves P Horacio Ramirez took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

Ramirez has a 3.95 ERA/8 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 5.65 ERA/-8 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

11) Rockies P Byung-Hyun Kim took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.31 ERA/20 RSAA and 6.23 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Kim is off to a 7.16 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 17 games (2 starts). He has a 3.60 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.40, and 54 RSAA in 316 games.

12) Cubs P Glendon Rusch’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 6.42 ERA/-28 RSAA and 3.47 ERA/16 RSAA seasons, Rusch is off to a 2.35 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 16 games (5 starts). He has a 4.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and -57 RSAA in 241 games.

13) Pirates P David Williams’s line–7 IP, 1 H, 1 R/ER, 5 BB, 5 SO.

Williams has a 4.00 ERA/8 RSAA in 50 career games, including a 3.50 ERA/4 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

14) Reds P Eric Milton took a pounding–3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 7.05 ERA/-20 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -22 RSAA in 211 games.

Milton has allowed 20 HR so far this year and is already tied for 6th on the team’s single season list for worst HR vs. the league average–

HOMERUNS                      YEAR     DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Tom Browning             1988      -18       36       18   
2    Bill Gullickson          1987      -16       33       17   
T3   Sammy Ellis              1966      -14       35       21   
T3   Rob Bell                 2000      -14       32       18   
T3   Jack Armstrong           1991      -14       25       11   
T6   Eric Milton              2005      -13       20        7   
T6   Tom Browning             1991      -13       32       19   
T6   Gary Nolan               1976      -13       28       15   
T9   Tom Seaver               1980      -12       24       12   
T9   Jim Merritt              1969      -12       33       21

Milton also recently broke Brian Anderson’s major league record for worst career HR vs. the league average, for a LHP through the age of 29, and his -55 figure ranks 3rd on the all time list through that age.

15) Mets C Mike Piazza (2 2B) and 2B Miguel Cairo (2 SB) had 3 hits.

After 7 RCAA/.860 OPS and 4 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Piazza is hitting .432 SLG, .311 OBA, .743 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 45 games. He has a .942 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 436 RCAA in 1635 games.

After -10 RCAA/.665 OPS and 1 RCAA/.763 OPS seasons, Cairo is off to a .390 SLG, .333 OBA, .724 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 28 games. He has a .692 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -78 RCAA in 857 games.

16) Mets P Kazuhisa Ishii’s line–6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.86 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Ishii is off to a 4.79 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.33 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -20 RSAA in 92 games.

17) Marlins P Dontrelle Willis’s line–6 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/12 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Willis is off to a 1.67 ERA/19 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 33 RSAA in 69 games.

18) Padres C Ramon Hernandez had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 6 RCAA/.789 OPS and 5 RCAA/.818 OPS seasons, Hernandez is hitting .485 SLG, .343 OBA, .828 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 45 games. He has a .744 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -32 RCAA in 751 games.

19) Padres P Tim Stauffer’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

Stauffer has a 4.01 ERA/0 RSAA in his first 4 career starts.

20) Giants P Noah Lowry’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

Lowry has a 4.24 ERA/3 RSAA in 30 career games, including a 5.37 ERA/-6 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

21) Cardinals P Jeff Suppan’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/4 RSAA and 4.16 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Suppan is off to a 4.01 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.77 career ERA, compared to his league of 4.56, and -5 RSAA in 263 games.


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