Around the Majors: Reds designate Graves for assignment

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Indians 2, Twins 1
Angels 4, Whitesox 0

NL
Marlins 5, Phillies 2
Reds 5, Nationals 3
Cubs 4, Astros 1
Brewers 2, Rockies 1
Braves 8, Mets 6
Cardinals 4, Pirates 2

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          27   16  .628   -     14-11  13-5   16-06 09-06 01-02 LOST 1
Redsox           25   18  .581   2     13-6   12-12  11-10 03-01 09-06 WON  1
Yankees          23   21  .523   4 1/2 12-11  11-10  09-14 00-00 12-06 WON  1
BlueJays         23   21  .523   4 1/2 10-10  13-11  12-10 05-07 04-03 LOST 1
Devil Rays       15   30  .333  13     12-12   3-18  08-16 04-09 03-02 LOST 3

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         31   14  .689   -     15-6   16-8   06-04 18-04 05-05 LOST 2
Twins            25   18  .581   5     14-9   11-9   06-03 12-10 05-04 LOST 1
Tigers           20   22  .476   9 1/2 10-13  10-9   04-05 10-11 05-04 LOST 1
Indians          20   23  .465  10      7-11  13-12  02-01 10-13 06-08 WON  3
Royals           13   31  .295  17 1/2  7-17   6-14  05-08 05-17 02-04 WON  1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           26   18  .591   -     11-9   15-9   02-01 11-10 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          24   20  .545   2     12-12  12-8   06-06 06-06 09-08 WON  3
Mariners         18   25  .419   7 1/2  9-14   9-11  04-08 06-06 06-10 WON  2
A's              17   26  .395   8 1/2  9-12   8-14  07-14 02-01 07-09 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          25   16  .610   -     16-8    9-8   13-09 04-02 05-05 WON  5
Braves           25   19  .568   1 1/2 14-5   11-14  14-09 07-02 03-06 WON  1
Nationals        24   21  .533   3     12-8   12-13  10-12 05-03 08-04 LOST 1
Mets             23   22  .511   4     16-9    7-13  12-12 10-08 00-00 LOST 2
Phillies         21   25  .457   6 1/2 10-10  11-15  09-16 09-07 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        28   16  .636   -     13-9   15-7   05-07 17-04 04-04 WON  1
Brewers          21   23  .477   7     12-9    9-14  04-06 13-12 03-03 WON  1
Cubs             20   22  .476   7     11-10   9-12  04-05 13-11 02-04 WON  2
Pirates          19   23  .452   8      7-13  12-10  00-00 10-15 09-08 LOST 2
Reds             16   28  .364  12     11-12   5-16  07-07 06-15 02-04 WON  1
Astros           15   29  .341  13     13-9    2-20  02-10 10-12 03-04 LOST 6

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Diamondbacks     27   18  .600   -     14-8   13-10  02-04 05-05 18-08 WON  1
Padres           26   18  .591     1/2 16-4   10-14  06-00 09-05 10-11 LOST 2
Dodgers          23   20  .535   3     12-11  11-9   03-06 05-04 14-08 WON  1
Giants           21   22  .488   5     12-11   9-11  01-02 07-06 11-13 WON  2
Rockies          13   29  .310  12 1/2 10-11   3-18  04-05 01-03 08-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Tigers (Wilfredo Ledezma, 5.79) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 3.79), 7:05
Twins (Joe Mays, 4.05) at Indians (Jake Westbrook, 5.80), 7:05
Mariners (Joel Pineiro, 6.52) at Orioles (Bruce Chen, 3.63), 7:05
Redsox (David Wells, 6.75) at BlueJays (David Bush, 4.73), 7:07
A’s (Seth Etherton, 4.91) at Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.80), 7:15
Royals (Runelvys Hernandez, 5.17) at Rangers (Ryan Drese, 6.37), 8:05
Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 3.33) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 2.67), 10:05

NL
Phillies (Brett Myers, 1.88) at Marlins (Josh Beckett, 2.47), 7:05
Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 3.69) at Reds (Brandon Claussen, 4.71), 7:10
Mets (Tom Glavine, 5.44) at Braves (Tim Hudson, 3.47), 7:35
Astros (Roger Clemens, 1.29) at Cubs (Sergio Mitre), 8:05
Rockies (Jeff Francis, 4.27) at Brewers (Victor Santos, 3.20), 8:05
Pirates (Kip Wells, 4.06) at Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.57), 8:10
Padres (Adam Eaton, 3.35) at Diamondbacks (Russ Ortiz, 5.11), 9:40
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 5.59) at Giants (Jason Schmidt, 4.71), 10:15

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Miguel Cabrera–#9
Jason Bay–#9
Corey Patterson–#9
David Wright–#8
Carlos Delgado–#7
Nick Johnson–#7
Jeromy Burnitz–#7
Mike Cameron–#5
Bengie Molina–#3
Chris Woodward–#2
Marcus Giles–#2
Jason LaRue–#2
Brendan Harris–#1
Brad Ausmus–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–14
T2) Tino Martinez–12
T2) Richie Sexson–12
T4) Manny Ramirez–11
T4) Alfonso Soriano–11
T4) Brian Roberts–11
T4) Miguel Tejada–11
T4) Paul Konerko–11
T9) David Ortiz–10
T9) Mark Teixeira–10

NL
1) Adam Dunn–13
T2) Bobby Abreu–12
T2) Troy Glaus–12
T2) Derrek Lee–12
T2) Cliff Floyd–12
T6) Albert Pujols–11
T6) Andruw Jones–11
T8) Milton Bradley–10
T8) Reggie Sanders–10
T10) Ryan Klesko–9
T10) Carlos Lee–9
T10) Pat Burrell–9
T10) Miguel Cabrera–9*
T10) Jason Bay–9*
T10) Corey Patterson–9*

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Marlins 1B Carlos Delgado had 3 hits, including a HR. Delgado passed Ron Santo into 72nd place on the all time HR list, with 343.

After 69 RCAA/1.019 OPS and 19 RCAA/.907 OPS seasons, Delgado is hitting .561 SLG, .407 OBA, .968 OPS, 14 RCAA in his first 41 games. He has a .949 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 406 RCAA in 1464 games.

7) The Reds designated P Danny Graves for assignment and called up P Randy Keisler.

After 5.33 ERA/-20 RSAA and 3.95 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Graves is off to a 7.36 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 20 games. He has a 3.98 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 40 RSAA in 485 games.


1) The Angels placed P Francisco Rodriguez on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 15, called up P Joel Peralta and designated minor league OF Chris Prieto for assignment.

After 3.03 ERA/11 RSAA and 1.82 ERA/26 RSAA seasons, Rodriguez is off to a 2.25 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 14 games. He has a 2.35 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 44 RSAA in 147 games.

2) A MRI on Yankees RF Gary Sheffield showed he has tendinitis in his left hand and he’s day to day.

After 72 RCAA/1.023 OPS and 40 RCAA/.927 OPS seasons, Sheffield is hitting .500 SLG, .403 OBA, .903 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .758, and 620 RCAA in 2078 games.

3) Reds 3B Joe Randa was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore left foot.

After -2 RCAA/.800 OPS and 1 RCAA/.751 OPS seasons, Randa is hitting .437 SLG, .370 OBA, .807 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 42 games. He has a .767 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -46 RCAA in 1325 games.

4) Rockies P Shawn Chacon had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a sprained ankle.

After 4.60 ERA/3 RSAA and 7.11 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Chacon is off to a 3.28 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 5.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -5 RSAA in 145 games.

5) The Angels sent P Kevin Gregg to the minors and called up P Chris Bootcheck.

Gregg has a 4.62 ERA/-2 RSAA in 70 career games, including a 7.77 ERA/-9 RSAA in 10 games (2 starts) in 2005.

Bootcheck has a 6.46 ERA/-4 RSAA in 6 career games, including a 0.00 ERA/2 RSAA in 2 games in 2005.

6) Padres 2B Mark Loretta will have surgery on a torn ligament in his left thumb and is expected to miss at least 2 months.

After 19 RCAA/.814 OPS and 44 RCAA/.886 OPS seasons, Loretta is hitting .344 SLG, .388 OBA, .732 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .778 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 35 RCAA in 1165 games.

7) Marlins P A.J. Burnett will miss his start on Thursday, due to inflammation in his elbow.

After pitching in 24 games in 2003-04, Burnett is off to a 3.19 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.77 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 30 RSAA in 111 games.

8) Twins P Kyle Lohse’s line–7 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.61 ERA/0 RSAA and 5.34 ERA/-13 RSAA seasons, Lohse is off to a 4.71 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 7 starts (8 games). He has a 4.86 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -24 RSAA in 127 games.

9) Indians P Scott Elarton’s line–5 1/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 6.27 ERA/-8 RSAA and 5.90 ERA/-21 RSAA seasons, Elarton is off to a 6.17 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 5.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and -49 RSAA in 172 games.

10) Angels 1B Darin Erstad and SS Orlando Cabrera both had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -8 RCAA/.642 OPS and 2 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Erstad is off to a .392 SLG, .325 OBA, .717 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 43 games. He has a .764 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 29 RCAA in 1173 games.

After -7 RCAA/.807 OPS and -21 RCAA/.689 OPS seasons, Cabrera is off to a .354 SLG, .301 OBA, .655 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 44 games. He has a .721 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -119 RCAA in 1009 games.

11) Whitesox P Jon Garland’s line–7 IP, 11 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.51 ERA/-1 RSAA and 4.89 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Garland is off to a 2.57 ERA/15 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and 17 RSAA in 158 games.

12) Angels P Ervin Santana (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO) pitched a shutout against the Whitesox.

Santana has a 4.15 ERA/0 RSAA in his first 2 career starts.

13) Mets CF Mike Cameron (3 H (1 HR), 1 BB) and 3B David Wright (3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB, also 1 SB) both reached base safely 4 times.

After 3 RCAA/.782 OPS and 2 RCAA/.798 OPS seasons, Cameron is hitting .700 SLG, .472 OBA, 1.172 OPS, 12 RCAA start in his first 16 games. He has a .786 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 55 RCAA in 1208 games.

Wright has 19 RCAA/.897 OPS in 112 career games, including a .559 SLG, .406 OBA, .965 OPS, 12 RCAA in 43 games in 2005.

14) Mets P Kazuhisa Ishii took a pounding–4 IP, 7 H, 7 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 SO.

After 3.86 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Ishii is off to a 5.59 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -22 RSAA in 91 games.

15) Reds C Jason LaRue had 3 hits, including a HR.

After -8 RCAA/.743 OPS and 1 RCAA/.765 OPS seasons, LaRue is off to a .311 SLG, .320 OBA, .631 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 34 games. He has a .728 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -51 RCAA in 567 games.


Administrative note–The ATM reports are day to day for the next couple of days. Due to rain, they never did turn off the electricity last Friday. But, I didn’t work on the reports since I assumed as soon as I was working on them, the power would go off. Now, they’ve rescheduled the work for tomorrow, with a rain date set for Thursday. It’s supposed to rain every day this week, so who knows what’s going to happen.

1) According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, there are rumors that the Padres may be interested in a Phil Nevin for Mike Cameron trade.

After 5 RCAA/.825 OPS and 23 RCAA/.859 OPS seasons, Nevin is off to a .399 SLG, .276 OBA, .675 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 43 games. He has a .829 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 96 RCAA in 1029 games.

2) According to the Contra Costa Times, trade rumors on A’s OF Eric Byrnes are heating up again.

After 12 RCAA/.792 OPS and 13 RCAA/.814 OPS seasons, Byrnes is hitting .430 SLG, .333 OBA, .763 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .794 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 25 RCAA in 417 games.

3) Cubs CF Corey Patterson had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 8 RCAA/.839 OPS and -8 RCAA/.771 OPS seasons, Patterson is off to a .450 SLG, .309 OBA, .759 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .736 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -32 RCAA in 505 games.

4) Cubs P Glendon Rusch’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

After 6.42 ERA/-28 RSAA and 3.47 ERA/16 RSAA seasons, Rusch is off to a 2.54 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 15 games (4 starts). He has a 4.85 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and -59 RSAA in 240 games.

5) Nationals P Esteban Loaiza took a pounding–5 IP, 11 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

6) Reds P Eric Milton’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 6.32 ERA/-15 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -17 RSAA in 210 games.

7) Marlins P Dontrelle Willis’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/12 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Willis is off to a 1.55 ERA/18 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 32 RSAA in 68 games.

8) Brewers P Chris Capuano’s line–8 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

Capuano has a 4.25 ERA/5 RSAA in 36 career games, including a 3.09 ERA/10 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

9) Pirates CF Tike Redman had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After 12 RCAA/.857 OPS and -13 RCAA/.684 OPS seasons, Redman is off to a .368 SLG, .292 OBA, .659 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .708 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -15 RCAA in 290 games.

10) Cardinals P Chris Carpenter’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

After 5.28 ERA/-7 RSAA and 3.46 ERA/14 RSAA seasons (2002 & 2004), Carpenter is off to a 3.78 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.54 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 10 RSAA in 190 games.

11) Mets P Scott Strickland exercised a clause in his contract that allowed him to become a free agent since the team hasn’t called him up yet.

Strickland, who has been out of the majors since having Tommy John surgery in 2003, has a 3.28 ERA/29 RSAA in 231 career games.


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