Around the Majors: Quantrill records

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
BlueJays 9, Devil Rays 7
Yankees 11, Redsox 1
Indians 8, Royals 3
Twins 5, Orioles 1
Whitesox 6, Tigers 1
Rangers 1, Angels 0
A’s 2, Mariners 1

NL
Cubs 5, Reds 1
Marlins 3, Braves 0
Pirates 1, Mets 0 (1st)
Pirates 6, Mets 1 (2nd)
Phillies 7, Expos 2
Diamondbacks 3, Cardinals 2
Dodgers 7, Rockies 6
Giants 4, Padres 2
Astros 1, Brewers 0

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          94   55  .631   -     52-22  42-33  45-21 17-12 22-14 WON  2
Redsox           89   59  .601   4 1/2 51-23  38-36  39-23 19-13 22-14 LOST 2
e--Orioles       69   78  .469  24     31-39  38-39  31-33 18-15 15-17 LOST 1
e--Devil Rays    63   84  .429  30     36-34  27-50  23-46 15-13 10-22 LOST 2
e--BlueJays      62   87  .416  32     38-40  24-47  24-39 13-19 17-19 WON  2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            87   62  .584   -     47-31  40-31  19-14 41-25 16-16 WON  1
Whitesox         74   74  .500  12 1/2 41-33  33-41  16-16 31-31 19-17 WON  2
e--Indians       72   77  .483  15     42-35  30-42  17-15 28-35 17-19 WON  1
e--Tigers        67   81  .453  19 1/2 34-38  33-43  10-14 33-37 15-21 LOST 2
e--Royals        54   94  .365  32 1/2 32-41  22-53  10-23 30-35 08-24 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              87   62  .584   -     49-25  38-37  23-20 27-16 27-18 WON  2
Angels           84   65  .564   3     42-33  42-32  25-18 28-15 24-21 LOST 2
Rangers          82   67  .550   5     46-25  36-42  25-18 23-20 24-21 WON  2
e--Mariners      56   93  .376  31     37-42  19-51  13-30 19-24 15-30 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           88   62  .587   -     43-29  45-33  46-24 15-15 19-13 LOST 1
Marlins          78   69  .531   8 1/2 41-34  37-35  39-24 14-20 18-14 WON  1
Phillies         76   73  .510  11 1/2 37-37  39-36  31-35 16-17 20-12 WON  1
e--Mets          65   85  .433  23     35-40  30-45  25-42 13-20 17-15 LOST 2
e--Expos         63   87  .420  25     33-38  30-49  24-40 17-19 15-17 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
x--Cardinals     97   51  .655   -     51-26  46-25  19-11 49-30 18-09 LOST 1
d--Cubs          82   65  .558  14 1/2 43-32  39-33  13-09 46-37 15-15 WON  1
d--Astros        83   67  .553  15     42-33  41-34  16-14 50-34 10-14 WON  4
e--Reds          68   81  .456  29 1/2 39-39  29-42  16-11 32-48 15-15 LOST 1
e--Pirates       68   81  .456  29 1/2 38-36  30-45  16-11 34-46 16-14 WON  2
e--Brewers       62   85  .422  34 1/2 34-40  28-45  11-19 31-47 12-15 LOST 6

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          86   63  .577   -     45-29  41-34  14-18 22-14 40-23 WON  1
Giants           84   66  .560   2 1/2 44-32  40-34  19-13 18-15 36-31 WON  1
Padres           80   70  .533   6 1/2 36-36  44-34  18-14 19-17 35-29 LOST 1
e--Rockies       64   85  .430  22     35-40  29-45  11-21 10-20 35-34 LOST 1
e--Diamondbacks  47  103  .313  39 1/2 25-50  22-53  09-23 13-20 19-48 WON  1

x–clinched the division title
d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB 
Redsox           89   59  .601   -
Angels           84   65  .564   5 1/2
Rangers          82   67  .550   7 1/2

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB 
Giants           84   66  .560   -
Cubs             82   65  .558     1/2
Astros           83   67  .553   1 
Padres           80   70  .533   4 
Marlins          78   69  .531   4 1/2
Phillies         76   73  .510   7 1/2

4) The Twins will clinch the division title if they beat the Whitesox.

5) The Rangers clinched a winning season for the first time since 1999.

6) The Cubs clinched a winning season for the 2nd consecutive year. It’s the first the Cubs have had consecutive winning seasons since 1967-72.

7) On Saturday, the Astros clinched a winning season for the 4th consecutive year.

8) The Pirates tied the Reds for 4th place in the NL Central.

9) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 10
AL Central–Twins, 2
AL West–A’s, 11
AL wild card–Redsox, 9

NL East–Braves, 6
NL Central–Cardinals, clinched
NL West–Dodgers, 11
NL wild card–Giants, 14

10) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 7 game lead over the Twins and A’s for the #1 seed. The Twins and A’s are tied for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 10 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves lead the Dodgers by 1 1/2 game for the #2 seed.

11) Today’s schedule–

AL
Indians (Scott Elarton, 6.30) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 4.37), 7:05
Orioles (Matt Riley, 6.33) at Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 4.72), 7:05
BlueJays (Gustavo Chacin) at Yankees (Javier Vazquez, 4.75), 7:05
Royals (Brian Anderson, 5.94) at Devil Rays (Dewon Brazelton, 4.59), 7:15
Twins (Carlos Silva, 4.33) at Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 3.98), 8:05
Mariners (Ryan Franklin, 5.03) at Angels (John Lackey, 4.67), 10:05

NL
Cubs (Mark Prior, 4.87, and Matt Clement, 3.48) at Marlins (Carl Pavano, 2.98, and David Weathers, 4.61), DH, 1:05
Cardinals (Matt Morris, 4.62) at Brewers (Jorge De La Rosa, 12.15), 7:35

12) Yesterday’s HR–

Paul Konerko–#39
Jeromy Burnitz–#36
Gary Sheffield–#35
Alex Rodriguez–#35
Carlos Lee–#27
Aubrey Huff–#27
Shawn Green–#27
Jason Bay–#24
Derek Jeter–#22
Tino Martinez–#22
Jorge Posada–#20
Vernon Wells–#20
Milton Bradley–#18
Matt Stairs–#16
Mike Lieberthal–#16
Larry Walker–#15
Ben Broussard–#14
Jeff Conine–#13
Luis Rivas–#9
Henry Blanco–#9
Humberto Cota–#5
Terrence Long–#3
Michael Restovich–#1

13) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–41
2) Paul Konerko–39*
3) David Ortiz–38
4) Mark Teixeira–37
T5) Gary Sheffield–35*
T5) Alex Rodriguez–35*
7) Vladimir Guerrero–32
8) Hank Blalock–31
9) Carlos Delgado–30
T10) Eric Chavez–29
T10) Miguel Tejada–29

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–45
2) Albert Pujols–44
3) Barry Bonds–43
T4) Adam Dunn–42
T4) Jim Edmonds–42
6) Jim Thome–41
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
7) Moises Alou–37
8) Jeromy Burnitz–36*
9) Steve Finley–34
T10) Sammy Sosa–33
T10) Scott Rolen–33
T10) Aramis Ramirez–33
T10) Vinny Castilla–33

*–hit 1 yesterday

14) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.609, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.827, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.436, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–144, is tied for 6th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–207, new major league record
BB above average–177, new major league record
career HR above average–has 459, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 622
career RCAA–1488, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

15) Gary Sheffield tied Darrell Evans for 36th place on the all time HR list, with 414.

16) Alex Rodriguez passed Orlando Cepeda and Tony Perez into 51st place on the all time HR list, with 380.

17) Tino Martinez tied Ron Gant for 86th place on the all time HR list, with 321.


1) Yankees P Paul Quantrill set the team record with his 80th game of the season.

After 2.70 ERA/9 RSAA and 1.75 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Quantrill has a 4.28 ERA/2 RSAA in his first 80 games. He has a 3.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 116 RSAA in 785 games.

The new top 10–

GAMES                         YEAR      G     
1    Paul Quantrill           2004       80   
2    Mike Stanton             2002       79   
3    Steve Karsay             2002       78   
4    Jeff Nelson              1997       77   
5    Mike Stanton             2001       76   
T6   Dave Righetti            1985       74   
T6   Dave Righetti            1986       74   
T8   Tom Gordon               2004       73   
T8   Jeff Nelson              1996       73   
T8   Jeff Nelson              2000       73   
T8   Mike Stanton             1999       73   

Quantrill set a major league record with his 4th consecutive year with 80+ games–

1    Paul Quantrill           2001-04    4   
2    Steve Kline              1999-01    3   
T3   Mike Marshall            1973-74    2   
T3   Kent Tekulve             1978-79    2   
T3   Mitch Williams           1986-87    2   
T3   Mike Myers               1996-97    2   

2) The Rangers called up OF Chad Allen and P Kameron Loe, placed P Juan Dominguez on the 60 day DL and designated minor league P Sam Narron for assignment.

Allen has -28 RCAA/.722 OPS in 239 career games, including a .412 SLG, .314 OBA, .726 OPS, -2 RCAA in 13 games in 2004.

Dominguez has a 5.26 ERA/-1 RSAA in 10 career games, including a 3.91 ERA/3 RSAA in 4 starts in 2004.

3) The Pirates called up P Ian Snell.

4) The BlueJays called up Ps Gustavo Chacin and Brandon League, designated minor league P Aquilino Lopez for assignment and moved LF Frank Catalanotto from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Lopez has a 3.99 ERA/9 RSAA in 90 career games, including a 6.00 ERA/-2 RSAA in 18 games in 2004.

5) Braves RF J.D. Drew was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to an illness.

After 10 RCAA/.778 OPS and 16 RCAA/.886 OPS seasons, Drew is hitting .586 SLG, .440 OBA, 1.025 OPS, 67 RCAA in his first 136 games. He has a .907 career OPS, compared to his league average of .782, and 165 RCAA in 733 games.

6) Rockies P Joe Kennedy started serving a 5 game suspension for an August 15 incident.

After 4.53 ERA/-1 RSAA and 6.13 ERA/-24 RSAA seasons, Kennedy has a 3.46 ERA/30 RSAA in 25 starts in his first year with the Rockies. He has a 4.60 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.45, and 6 RSAA in 107 games.

7) The Astros called up C Chris Tremie and sent P Kirk Bullinger to the minors.

Tremie has -5 RCAA/.393 OPS, in 1 for 14, with 2 BB and -3 RCAA, in 9 games in 2004.

Bullinger has a 6.53 ERA/-12 RSAA in 49 career games, including a 6.16 ERA/-6 RSAA in 27 games in 2004.

8) Astros C Brad Ausmus was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a mild concussion.

After -29 RCAA/.675 OPS and -32 RCAA/.594 OPS seasons, Ausmus is off to a .334 SLG, .310 OBA, .644 OPS, -24 RCAA start in his first 121 games. He has a .681 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -191 RCAA in 1435 games.

9) Marlins P Billy Koch, who had left the team to attend to personal matters on September 1, isn’t expected to return.

After 3.27 ERA/15 RSAA and 5.77 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Koch has a 4.41 ERA/1 RSAA in 47 games (first 24 with the Whitesox). He has a 3.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.63, and 40 RSAA in 379 games.


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