Around the Majors: Rodriguez hits #400

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Cubs 2, BlueJays 0
Pirates 6, Orioles 1
Nationals 7, A’s 2
Marlins 5, Mariners 4
Reds 11, Devil Rays 9
Phillies 2, Rangers 0
Angels 8, Braves 4
Yankees 12, Brewers 3
Whitesox 15, Rockies 5
Twins 10, Diamondbacks 0
Indians 6, Padres 1
Redsox 4, Cardinals 0
Royals 4, Giants 1
Dodgers 3, Tigers 1
Astros 4, Mets 1

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          35   24  .593   -     17-14  18-10  18-08 11-10 04-02 LOST 2
Redsox           32   27  .542   3     17-9   15-18  15-16 03-01 11-07 WON  1
BlueJays         31   29  .517   4 1/2 14-12  17-17  15-10 06-09 06-08 LOST 1
Yankees          29   30  .492   6     16-13  13-17  10-16 04-05 12-06 WON  1
Devil Rays       20   39  .339  15     16-14   4-25  08-16 04-09 08-09 LOST 4

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         40   19  .678   -     19-8   21-11  06-04 20-05 09-09 WON  3
Twins            35   22  .614   4     18-11  17-11  10-05 16-12 05-04 WON  3
Indians          28   29  .491  11     11-13  17-16  02-01 13-19 09-08 WON  3
Tigers           27   30  .474  12     13-16  14-14  08-10 10-11 07-05 LOST 1
Royals           19   39  .328  20 1/2 11-19   8-20  08-08 05-17 03-12 WON  2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           34   25  .576   -     15-11  19-14  03-03 16-14 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          32   25  .561   1     17-12  15-13  06-06 14-09 09-08 LOST 2
Mariners         25   32  .439   8     13-16  12-16  10-14 06-06 06-10 LOST 1
A's              23   35  .397  10 1/2 15-13   8-22  13-18 02-04 07-09 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals        33   26  .559   -     20-9   13-17  16-13 06-07 08-04 WON  6
Phillies         32   28  .533   1 1/2 18-11  14-17  12-18 09-07 07-02 WON  2
Braves           31   28  .525   2     18-9   13-19  18-14 08-04 03-06 LOST 1
Mets             31   28  .525   2     21-12  10-16  15-15 11-09 04-02 LOST 1
Marlins          29   27  .518   2 1/2 19-13  10-14  15-16 05-05 05-05 WON  1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        38   21  .644   -     19-11  19-10  07-08 21-05 06-06 LOST 1
Cubs             31   27  .534   6 1/2 16-14  15-13  04-05 14-12 11-06 WON  1
Pirates          28   30  .483   9 1/2 14-16  14-14  05-02 12-19 09-08 WON  2
Brewers          28   31  .475  10     17-12  11-19  04-06 14-14 07-08 LOST 1
Reds             23   35  .397  14 1/2 17-14   6-21  09-07 09-19 02-07 WON  2
Astros           22   35  .386  15     16-12   6-23  03-11 16-17 03-04 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           34   25  .576   -     19-10  15-15  06-00 12-09 15-12 LOST 4
Dodgers          31   28  .525   3     17-16  14-12  03-06 08-08 17-11 WON  1
Diamondbacks     31   29  .517   3 1/2 16-14  15-15  04-09 05-05 20-12 LOST 2
Giants           24   33  .421   9     14-17  10-16  02-07 07-06 13-17 LOST 3
Rockies          19   39  .328  14 1/2 15-16   4-23  04-05 07-10 08-21 LOST 3

3) Today’s schedule–

Indians (Jake Westbrook, 5.30) at Padres (Adam Eaton, 3.48), 3:35
Royals (Jose Lima, 8.39) at Giants (Noah Lowry, 5.57), 3:35
Rangers (Pedro Astacio, 5.22) at Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 6.32), 7:05
A’s (Joe Blanton, 6.14) at Nationals (Livan Hernandez, 3.45), 7:05
Mariners (Aaron Sele, 4.43) at Marlins (Josh Beckett, 2.58), 7:05
Devil Rays (Casey Fossum, 3.54) at Reds (Luke Hudson), 7:10
Astros (Andy Pettitte, 3.47) at Mets (Tom Glavine, 4.63), 7:10
Twins (Kyle Lohse, 4.25) at Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez, 4.38), 9:40

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alex Rodriguez–#18 & #19
Miguel Tejada–#17
Adam Dunn–#15
Carlos Lee–#15
David Ortiz–#14
Carlos Delgado–#12
Ryan Klesko–#11
Shannon Stewart–#9
Wily Mo Pena–#7 & #8
Joe Randa–#8
Joe Crede–#8
Travis Hafner–#7
Jacque Jones–#7
Aaron Boone–#5 & #6
Derek Jeter–#6
Ryan Church–#5
Vinny Castilla–#5
Edgar Renteria–#5
Grady Sizemore–#5
Robinson Cano–#4
Eduardo Perez–#4
Jason LaRue–#4
Brian Schneider–#3
Frank Thomas–#2
J.D. Closser–#2
Ray Durham–#2
Jason Grabowski–#2
Bobby Crosby–#1
Jacob Cruz–#1
Jason Johnson–#1
Orlando Palmeiro–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–19**
2) Miguel Tejada–17*
T3) Alfonso Soriano–15
T3) Paul Konerko–15
T5) Mark Teixeira–14
T5) David Ortiz–14*
T7) Richie Sexson–13
T7) Vernon Wells–13
T9) Tino Martinez–12
T9) Melvin Mora–12

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17
T2) Bobby Abreu–15
T2) Adam Dunn–15*
T2) Carlos Lee–15*
T5) Albert Pujols–14
T5) Cliff Floyd–14
7) Troy Glaus–13
T8) Carlos Delgado–12*
T8) Andruw Jones–12
T8) Morgan Ensberg–12
T8) Jeff Kent–12
T8) Aramis Ramirez–12
T8) Reggie Sanders–12

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) The Angels passed the Rangers into sole possession of 1st place in the AL West.

7) Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez became the youngest player in baseball history to hit 400 HR. Rodriguez hit 2 HR and had 4 hits (1 BB). Rodriguez became the 3rd player to hit #399 & 400 in the same game, joining Hank Aaron and Jeff Bagwell. Rodriguez passed Al Kaline, Andres Galarraga and Dale Murphy into 40th place on the all time HR list.

After 53 RCAA/.995 OPS and 35 RCAA/.888 OPS seasons, Rodriguez is hitting .634 SLG, .434 OBA, 1.068 OPS, 34 RCAA in his first 59 games. He has a .959 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 469 RCAA in 1489 games.

Youngest players to reach 400 HR–

1  Alex Rodriguez  29 years, 316 days
2  Ken Griffey Jr. 30 years 141 days
3  Jimmie Foxx     30 years 248 days
4  Mickey Mantle   30 years 325 days
5  Eddie Mathews   31 years 185 days
6  Frank Robinson  32 years 9 days
7  Hank Aaron      32 years 74 days

8) Frank Thomas tied Andre Dawson for 30th place on the all time HR list, with 438.

9) Carlos Delgado tied George Foster for 71st place on the all time HR list, with 348.

10) Vinny Castilla passed Al Simmons and Greg Luzinski into 98th place on the all time HR list, with 308.

11) Indians 1B Travis Hafner hit his 50th career HR.

After 6 RCAA/.812 OPS and 51 RCAA/.993 OPS seasons, Hafner is hitting .455 SLG, .393 OBA, .848 OPS, 9 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a .900 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 64 RCAA in 305 games.

12) Reds RF Wily Mo Pena hit 2 HR and had 3 hits.

After -9 RCAA/.641 OPS and 6 RCAA/.843 OPS seasons, Pena is hitting .877 SLG, .367 OBA, 1.244 OPS, 11 RCAA in his first 21 games. Pena has a .817 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 6 RCAA in 224 games.

13) Indians 3B Aaron Boone hit 2 HR and had 3 hits and a SB.

After -12 RCAA/.753 OPS and 4 RCAA/.780 OPS seasons (2003-04), Boone is off to a .314 SLG, .229 OBA, .543 OPS, -16 RCAA start in his first 49 games. He has a .765 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -23 RCAA in 771 games.


1) The Phillies traded 2B Placido Polanco to the Tigers for P Ugueth Urbina and INF Ramon Martinez.

After 8 RCAA/.799 OPS and 0 RCAA/.786 OPS seasons, Polanco is hitting .418 SLG, .376 OBA, .793 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 43 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -27 RCAA in 833 games.

After 2.81 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Urbina is off to a 2.63 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 25 games. He has a 3.39 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 73 RSAA in 527 games.

After -8 RCAA/.709 OPS and -15 RCAA/.659 OPS seasons, Martinez is off to a .286 SLG, .300 OBA, .586 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 19 games. He has a .712 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -34 RCAA in 597 games.

2) The Royals traded LF Eli Marrero to the Orioles for minor league INF Pete Maestrales. The Orioles designated minor league P Jacobo Sequea for assignment, to make room for Marrero on the 40 man roster.

After -6 RCAA/.622 OPS and 14 RCAA/.894 OPS seasons, Marrero is off to a .341 SLG, .222 OBA, .563 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 32 games. He has a .709 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -47 RCAA in 647 games. Marrero had already been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment on May 31.

3) The Rangers designated P Ryan Drese for assignment, placed P Ron Mahay on the 15 day DL, activated OF Gary Matthews Jr. from the DL and called up P Nick Regilio.

After a 4.20 ERA/21 RSAA season, Drese is off to a 6.46 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 5.36 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -28 RSAA in 92 games.

Matthews has a strained left hamstring. After -11 RCAA/.675 OPS and 4 RCAA/.811 OPS seasons, Matthews is off to a .336 SLG, .265 OBA, .601 OPS, -9 RCAA start in his first 33 games. He has a .708 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -35 RCAA in 630 games.

Mahay has a groin injury. After 3.18 ERA/9 RSAA and 2.55 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Mahay is off to a 8.38 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 19 games. He has a 4.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 21 RSAA in 228 games.

Regilio has a 5.35 ERA/-2 RSAA in 24 career games, including a 4.58 ERA/0 RSAA in 18 games in 2005.

4) The Braves placed C Eddie Perez on the 15 day DL and called up C Brain McCann.

Perez had been activated from the DL on Tuesday, but went right back on, since his shoulder tendinitis is still bothering him.

5) The Reds will activate P Luke Hudson from the DL today.

Hudson has a 2.65 ERA/8 RSAA in 12 career games and will make his 2005 debut by starting today.

6) The Mets signed INF Jose Offerman to a minor league contract.

After -14 RCAA/.655 OPS and 0 RCAA/.759 OPS seasons (2002 & ’04), Offerman had a .364 SLG, .289 OBA, .653 OPS, -2 RCAA start in 33 games with the Phillies. He has a .734 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -24 RCAA in 1598 games.

7) The Nationals sent P C.J. Nitkowski to the minors and will call up INF Rick Short.

Nitkowski was removed from the 40 man roster. After a 5.73 ERA/-5 RSAA season, he is off to a 8.10 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 7 games. Nitkowski has a 5.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.66, and -37 RSAA in 336 games.

8) The Diamondbacks placed OF Luis Terrero on the 15 day DL and called up OF Scott Hairston.

Terrero has a strained left groin. After a -9 RCAA/.677 OPS rookie season, Terrero is off to a .438 SLG, .310 OBA, .747 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 34 games. He has a .692 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -13 RCAA in 101 games.

After starting his career with -11 RCAA/.735 OPS in 101 games in 2004, Hairston is 2 for 9, with a 2B, in his first 7 games.

9) Mets C Mike Piazza had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a bruised left wrist. X-rays were negative and he’s day to day.

After 7 RCAA/.860 OPS and 4 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Piazza is off to a .422 SLG, .320 OBA, .742 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .941 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 435 RCAA in 1642 games.

10) Nationals CF Brad Wilkerson says the nerve problem in his arm is probably going to bother him all year.

After 4 RCAA/.844 OPS and 30 RCAA/.872 OPS seasons, Wilkerson is hitting .448 SLG, .360 OBA, .807 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 54 games. He has a .834 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 46 RCAA in 560 games.

11) Angels RF Jeff DaVanon had to leave yesterday’s game, after he crashed into the OF wall and apparently broke his nose.

After 12 RCAA/.805 OPS and 10 RCAA/.790 OPS in his first couple of years as a starter, DaVanon is off to a .259 SLG, .315 OBA, .574 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 46 games. He has a .745 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 5 RCAA in 343 games.

12) The Indians claimed minor league P Jose Diaz off waivers from the Devil Rays.

13) Yankees P Kevin Brown will miss his start tomorrow, due to a bruised shoulder (nonthrowing one).

After 2.39 ERA/38 RSAA and 4.09 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Brown is off to a 5.43 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 312 RSAA in 483 games.

14) The Rangers removed minor league P Nick Masset from the 40 man roster, after he cleared waivers.

15) Angels SS Chone Figgins (3 H, 1 BB, 2 SB) and 1B Darin Erstad (1 H, 3 BB, 1 SB) both reached base safely 4 times and 3B Dallas McPherson had 3 hits (1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SB).

After a 5 RCAA/.770 OPS season in his first year as a starter, Figgins is hitting .415 SLG, .332 OBA, .747 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 57 games. He has a .742 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 6 RCAA in 294 games.

After -8 RCAA/.642 OPS and 2 RCAA/.746 OPS seasons, Erstad is off to a .380 SLG, .337 OBA, .718 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 58 games. He has a .764 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 29 RCAA in 1188 games.

McPherson has -2 RCAA/.739 OPS in 58 career games, including a .454 SLG, .309 OBA, .763 OPS, -2 RCAA in 42 games in 2005.

16) BlueJays P Roy Halladay’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.25 ERA/45 RSAA and 4.20 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Halladay is off to a 2.45 ERA/23 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 3.76 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 118 RSAA in 178 games.

17) Cubs P Sergio Mitre (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO) combined with Michael Wuertz and Ryan Dempster for a shutout against the BlueJays.

Mitre has a 6.30 ERA/-17 RSAA in 19 career games, including a 4.88 ERA/-1 RSAA in 4 starts in 2005.

18) Devil Rays SS Julio Lugo had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -2 RCAA/.743 OPS and 0 RCAA/.734 OPS seasons, Lugo is off to a .374 SLG, .328 OBA, .702 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 59 games. He has a .730 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -44 RCAA in 699 games.

19) Reds P Eric Milton took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 7.46 ERA/-27 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.91 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and -29 RSAA in 213 games.

20) Whitesox 3B Pablo Ozuna, CF Aaron Rowand (1 2B), LF Carl Everett and RF Jermaine Dye (1 2B) all had 3 hits.

Ozuna has -9 RCA/.655 OPS in 87 career games, including a .333 SLG, .377 OBA, .711 OPS, -2 RCAA in 22 games in 2005.

After 3 RCAA/.780 OPS and 25 RCAA/.905 OPS seasons, Rowand is hitting .429 SLG, .353 OBA, .782 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 57 games. He has a .799 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 23 RCAA in 486 games.

After 24 RCAA/.876 OPS and -9 RCAA/.721 OPS seasons, Everett is off to a .430 SLG, .317 OBA, .747 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 78 RCAA in 1237 games.

After -20 RCAA/.514 OPS and -2 RCAA/.793 OPS seasons, Dye is off to a .480 SLG, .312 OBA, .792 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 55 games. He has a .794 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 3 RCAA in 1101 games.


1) Twins P Johan Santana (9 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 9 SO) pitched a shutout against the Diamondbacks.

After 3.07 ERA/27 RSAA and 2.61 ERA/54 RSAA seasons, Santana is off to a 3.31 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 3.45 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 97 RSAA in 164 games. It was his 2nd career SHO.

2) Twins LF Shannon Stewart had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 14 RCAA/.823 OPS and 12 RCAA/.827 OPS seasons, Stewart is hitting .433 SLG, .347 OBA, .780 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 56 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 109 RCAA in 1068 games.

3) Diamondbacks P Claudio Vargas took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After starting his career with 4.34 ERA/10 RSAA and 5.25 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Vargas is off to a 9.68 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 5 starts (first 4 with the Nationals). He has a 5.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -16 RSAA in 73 games.

4) Rockies 1B Todd Helton reached base safely 4 times–1 H, 3 BB.

After 80 RCAA/1.088 OPS and 78 RCAA/1.088 OPS seasons, Helton is off to a .405 SLG, .393 OBA, .798 OPS, -4 RCAA in his first 56 games. He has a 1.036 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 391 RCAA in 1191 games.

5) Mariners 3B Adrian Beltre had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After -14 RCAA/.714 OPS and 64 RCAA/1.017 OPS seasons, Beltre is off to a .359 SLG, .277 OBA, .635 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 56 games. He has a .785 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 37 RCAA in 1022 games.

6) Dodgers P Jeff Weaver’s line–7 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 SO.

After 5.99 ERA/-29 RSAA and 4.01 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Weaver is off to a 5.27 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.41 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -13 RSAA in 209 games.

7) Yankees LF Ruben Sierra had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -4 RCAA/.748 OPS and -4 RCAA/.752 OPS seasons, Sierra is hitting .500 SLG, .265 OBA, .765 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 21 games. He has a .769 career OPS, compared to his league average of .746, and 32 RCAA in 2132 games.

8) Brewers LF Carlos Lee had 3 hits, including 2 2B.

After 11 RCAA/.830 OPS and 26 RCAA/.891 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .564 SLG, .351 OBA, .915 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 59 games. He has a .834 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 59 RCAA in 939 games.

9) Brewers P Chris Capuano took a pounding–4 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

Capuano has a 4.28 ERA/4 RSAA in 39 career games, including a 3.40 ERA/9 RSAA in 13 starts in 2005.

10) Phillies P Robinson Tejeda (5 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO) combined with Aaron Fultz, Ryan Madson and Billy Wagner for a shutout against the Rangers.

Tejeda has a 3.00 ERA/2 RSAA in his first 9 career games (1 start).

11) Pirates CF Tike Redman (1 2B) and 3B Rob Mackowiak (1 2B, 1 3B) had 3 hits.

After 12 RCAA/.857 OPS and -13 RCAA/.684 OPS seasons, Redman is off to a .388 SLG, .311 OBA, .699 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 46 games. He has a .711 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -16 RCAA in 303 games.

After 4 RCAA/.784 OPS and -2 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Mackowiak is hitting .536 SLG, .425 OBA, .961 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a .771 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 10 RCAA in 502 games.

12) Pirates P Kip Wells’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.28 ERA/21 RSAA and 4.55 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 3.39 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 29 RSAA in 168 games.

13) Indians CF Grady Sizemore had 3 hit, including a 3B and a HR.

Sizemore has 4 RCAA/.769 OPS in 98 career games, including a .461 SLG, .327 OBA, .788 OPS, 3 RCAA start in 55 games in 2005.

14) Indians P Scott Elarton’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 6.27 ERA/-8 RSAA and 5.90 ERA/-21 RSAA seasons, Elarton is off to a 5.14 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 5.22 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -46 RSAA in 175 games.

15) Royals P Runelvys Hernandez’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

Hernandez has a 4.67 ERA/6 RSAA in 41 career games, including a 5.03 ERA/-8 RSAA in 13 starts in 2005.

16) Redsox P David Wells (8 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO) combined with Keith Foulke for a shutout against the Cardinals.

After 4.14 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.73 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 5.07 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.06 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 130 RSAA in 598 games.

17) Nationals LF Ryan Church had 4 hits, including a 3B and a HR.

Church has 4 RCAA/.775 OPS in 75 career games, including a .544 SLG, .373 OBA, .917 OPS, 11 RCAA in 45 games in 2005.

18) Nationals P Esteban Loaiza’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.90 ERA/39 RSAA and 5.70 ERA/-18 RSAA seasons, Loaiza is off to a 3.48 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 13 starts. He has a 4.64 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and -5 RSAA in 313 games.

19) Astros P Brandon Backe’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 6 BB, 7 SO.

After 5.44 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.30 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Backe is off to a 4.31 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 12 starts (13 games). He has a 4.72 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -8 RSAA in 83 games.


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