Around the Majors: Rodriguez ties Murphy

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Devil Rays 2, A’s 1
BlueJays 8, Redsox 1
Orioles 5, Mariners 2
Yankees 4, Tigers 3
Rangers 8, Royals 1
Twins 5, Indians 4 (11)
Angels 3, Whitesox 2

NL
Rockies 5, Cubs 2
Pirates 8, Reds 4
Mets 12, Marlins 4
Padres 10, Diamondbacks 0
Dodgers 6, Giants 4

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          30   16  .652   -     17-11  13-5   16-06 09-06 04-02 WON  3
Yankees          26   21  .553   4 1/2 15-11  11-10  09-14 03-00 12-06 WON  4
BlueJays         26   21  .553   4 1/2 13-10  13-11  15-10 05-07 04-03 WON  3
Redsox           25   21  .543   5     13-6   12-15  11-13 03-01 09-06 LOST 3
Devil Rays       18   30  .375  13     15-12   3-18  08-16 04-09 06-02 WON  3

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         33   15  .688   -     15-6   18-9   06-04 18-04 07-06 LOST 1
Twins            27   19  .587   5     14-9   13-10  06-03 14-11 05-04 WON  1
Indians          21   25  .457  11      8-13  13-12  02-01 11-15 06-08 LOST 1
Tigers           20   25  .444  11 1/2 10-13  10-12  04-08 10-11 05-04 LOST 4
Royals           13   34  .277  19 1/2  7-17   6-17  05-08 05-17 02-07 LOST 3

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           27   20  .574   -     12-11  15-9   02-01 12-12 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          27   20  .574   -     15-12  12-8   06-06 09-06 09-08 WON  6
Mariners         18   28  .391   8 1/2  9-14   9-14  04-11 06-06 06-10 LOST 3
A's              17   29  .370   9 1/2  9-12   8-17  07-17 02-01 07-09 LOST 5

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          26   18  .591   -     17-10   9-8   14-11 04-02 05-05 LOST 2
Braves           27   19  .587   -     16-5   11-14  16-09 07-02 03-06 WON  3
Nationals        24   23  .511   3 1/2 12-8   12-15  10-12 05-05 08-04 LOST 3
Mets             24   24  .500   4     16-9    8-15  13-14 10-08 00-00 WON  1
Phillies         22   26  .458   6     10-10  12-16  10-17 09-07 01-01 WON  1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        30   16  .652   -     15-9   15-7   05-07 19-04 04-04 WON  3
Brewers          23   23  .500   7     14-9    9-14  04-06 13-12 05-03 WON  3
Cubs             21   24  .467   8 1/2 12-12   9-12  04-05 14-12 02-05 LOST 2
Pirates          20   25  .444   9 1/2  7-13  13-12  00-00 11-17 09-08 WON  1
Reds             18   29  .383  12 1/2 13-13   5-16  09-07 06-16 02-04 LOST 1
Astros           16   30  .348  14     13-9    3-21  02-10 11-13 03-04 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           28   19  .596   -     16-4   12-15  06-00 09-05 12-12 WON  1
Diamondbacks     28   20  .583     1/2 15-10  13-10  02-04 05-05 19-10 LOST 1
Dodgers          24   22  .522   3 1/2 12-11  12-11  03-06 05-04 15-10 WON  1
Giants           23   23  .500   4 1/2 14-12   9-11  01-02 07-06 13-14 LOST 1
Rockies          14   31  .311  13     10-11   4-20  04-05 02-05 08-21 WON  1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Redsox (Tim Wakefield, 4.24) at Yankees (Randy Johnson, 3.94), 7:05
A’s (Barry Zito, 5.17) at Indians (Cliff Lee, 3.69), 7:05
Twins (Johan Santana, 3.82) at BlueJays (Josh Towers, 3.76), 7:07
Mariners (Gil Meche, 5.00) at Devil Rays (Mark Hendrickson, 4.47), 7:15
Tigers (Nate Robertson, 2.96) at Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.83), 7:35
Whitesox (Brendan McCarthy, 3.38) at Rangers (Chris Young, 3.22), 8:05
Royals (D.J. Carrasco, 5.40) at Angels (Paul Byrd, 4.19), 10:05

NL
Rockies (Joe Kennedy, 6.56) at Cubs (Mark Prior, 2.95), 2:20
Pirates (Josh Fogg, 3.94) at Reds (Ramon Ortiz, 5.40), 7:10
Mets (Pedro Martinez, 3.14) at Marlins (Brian Moehler, 2.13), 7:35
Phillies (Cory Lidle, 3.75) at Braves (John Smoltz, 2.61), 7:35
Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.38) at Brewers (Doug Davis, 4.31), 8:05
Nationals (Tony Armas, 5.49) at Cardinals (Matt Morris, 3.50), 8:10
Dodgers (Derek Lowe, 3.02) at Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes, 3.56), 9:40
Padres (Brian Lawrence, 5.47) at Giants (Brad Hennessey, 3.66), 10:15

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alex Rodriguez–#17
Miguel Tejada–#12
Alfonso Soriano–#12
Mark Teixeira–#11
Richard Hidalgo–#10
Melvin Mora–#10
Ryan Klesko–#10
Daryle Ward–#9
Carlos Delgado–#8
Felipe Lopez–#7
Rafael Palmeiro–#6
Brian Giles–#6
Eric Hinske–#6
Shannon Stewart–#6
Matt Lawton–#5
Preston Wilson–#5
Todd Greene–#4
Deivi Cruz–#3
Dallas McPherson–#2
Marco Scutaro–#2
Jeremy Reed–#1
Antonio Perez–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17*
T2) Tino Martinez–12
T2) Richie Sexson–12
T2) Paul Konerko–12
T2) Miguel Tejada–12*
T2) Alfonso Soriano–12*
T7) Manny Ramirez–11
T7) Brian Roberts–11
T7) Mark Teixeira–11*
T10) David Ortiz–10
T10) Richard Hidalgo–10*
T10) Melvin Mora–10*

NL
T1) Adam Dunn–13
T1) Troy Glaus–13*
T3) Bobby Abreu–12
T3) Derrek Lee–12
T3) Cliff Floyd–12
T6) Albert Pujols–11
T6) Andruw Jones–11
T6) Carlos Lee–11
T9) Milton Bradley–10
T9) Reggie Sanders–10
T9) Jason Bay–10
T9) Jose Guillen–10
T9) Ryan Klesko–10*

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Alex Rodriguez tied Dale Murphy for 42nd place on the all time HR list, with 398.


Missing ATM reports–There were no ATM reports yesterday. Yesterday was the day they turned off the power for a significant part of the day, to work on the electricity.

1) The Orioles placed P Erik Bedard on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Sunday, called up P Hayden Penn and moved OF Val Majewski from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Bedard has a strained ligament in his knee. Bedard has a 3.85 ERA/18 RSAA in 38 career games, including a 2.08 ERA/16 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

2) The Redsox called up 1B John Olerud and C Kelly Shoppach, designated C Shawn Wooten for assignment and sent P Jeremi Gonzalez to the minors.

After 41 RCAA/.893 OPS and 2 RCAA/.761 OPS seasons, Olerud hit .374 SLG, .359 OBA, .733 OPS, 0 RCAA in 127 games with the 2004 Mariners and Yankees. He has a .864 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 395 RCAA in 2147 games.

Wooten has -14 RCAA/.711 OPS in 267 career games, including 0 for 1 in 1 game in 2005.

Gonzalez has a 4.78 ERA/-18 RSAA in 84 career games, including a 6.65 ERA-5 RSAA in 3 starts (5 games) in 2004.

3) The Indians placed P Kevin Millwood on the 15 day DL and called up P Brian Tallet.

Millwood has a strained groin. After 4.01 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.85 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Millwood is off to a 3.20 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.86 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 65 RSAA in 238 games.

Tallet had a 3.48 ERA/3 RSAA in 7 games in 2002-03.

4) Tigers SS Carlos Guillen was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore right knee.

After -1 RCAA/.753 OPS and 36 RCAA/.921 OPS seasons, Guillen is hitting .507 SLG, .421 OBA, .927 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .777 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 31 RCAA in 663 games.

5) The Royals called up P Steve Stemle, sent P Jaime Cerda to the minors and designated minor league P Shawn Camp for assignment.

Stemle pitched 3 perfect innings in his major league debut.

After 5.85 ERA/-6 RSAA and 3.15 ERA/6 RSAA seasons, Cerda is off to a 6.63 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 20 games. He has a 4.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -1 RSAA in 132 games.

6) The Rockies placed 2B Aaron Miles on the 15 day DL and called up INF Eddy Garabito.

Miles has a strained ribcage. After having -32 RCAA/.697 OPS rookie season, Miles is off to a .399 SLG, .310 OBA, .082 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 39 games. He has a .703 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -38 RCAA in 181 games.

7) The Reds sent 2B D’Angelo Jimenez to the minors.

Jimenez had been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment last week.

8) The final 3 games of a 4 game series between the Twins and Indians went into extra innings. It was the first time the Indians played 3 consecutive extra inning games against the same team since 1967 and the Twins hadn’t had 3 consecutive extra inning games since 1977.

9) The Astros signed P Scott Strickland to a minor league contract.

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.

10) The A’s activated Nick Swisher from the DL, called up P Britt Reames, sent OF Matt Watson to the minors and designated utilityman Jermaine Clark for assignment.

Swisher has -4 RCAA/.686 OPS in 44 career games, including a .345 SLG, .280 OBA, .625 OPS, -4 RCAA in 24 games in 2005.

The A’s called up P Britt Reames. Reames has a 5.11 ERA/-15 RSAA in 94 career games, including 5 R in 4 2/3 IP in 1 game in 2005.

Watson has -5 RCAA/.484 OPS in 23 career games, including a .238 SLG, .261 OBA, .499 OPS, -2 RCAA in 8 games in 2005.

Clark has -11 RCAA/.437 OPS in 46 career games, including a BB in his only PA in 2005 (4 games).

11) The Devil Rays released minor league P Brian Sweeney.

Sweeney has a 4.18 ERA/0 RSAA in 12 career games.

12) The Rangers released minor league SS Cody Ransom.

Ransom had -6 RCAA/.660 OPS in 114 games with the 2001-04 Giants.

13) According to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Marlins P Al Leiter is in danger of losing his spot in the rotation.

After 3.99 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.21 ERA/20 RSAA seasons, Leiter is off to a 6.91 ERA/-13 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.72 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 130 RSAA in 395 games.

14) A’s DH Erubiel Durazo was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore elbow, and could be headed to the DL.

After 18 RCAA/.804 and 38 RCAA/.919 OPS seasons, Durazo is off to a .368 SLG, .305 OBA, .674 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 41 games. He has a .868 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 101 RCAA in 624 games.

15) The Marlins activated P Guillermo Mota from the DL, called up P Frank Castillo and sent P Logan Kensing to the minors. They also called up P Yorman Bazardo before yesterday’s game and sent him down afterwards.

After 1.97 ERA/24 RSAA and 3.07 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Mota is off to a 1.86 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 10 games. He has a 3.38 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and 37 RSAA in 340 games.

Castillo took a pounding in a spot start yesterday–4 1/3 IP, 4 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 4 SO. After being out of the majors in 2003, he pitched in 2 games in 2004 and has a 4.56 ERA/-45 RSAA in 297 career games.

Kensing has a 10.24 ERA/-13 RSAA in 8 career games, including a 11.12 ERA/-4 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

16) The Dodgers activated LF Jayson Werth from the DL and sent OF Jason Repko to the minors.

After having 9 RCAA/.825 OPS in his first year with more than 26 game, Werth is 2 for 6, with a BB, in his first 3 games. He has a .789 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 5 RCAA in 132 games.

Repko is off to a .436 SLG, .302 OBA, .738 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 34 career games.

17) The Nationals activated P T.J. Tucker from the DL, called up OF Tyrell Godwin and P Sun Woo Kim, signed P C.J. Nitkowski, placed Ps Jon Rauch and John Patterson (retroactive to May 16) on the 15 day DL, moved OF Terrmel Sledge from the 15 to the 60 day DL, designated P Claudio Vargas for assignment and sent P Zach Day to the minors.

After 4.73 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.72 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Tucker is off to a 0.00 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 6 games. He has a 4.35 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 3 RSAA in 164 games.

Kim has a 5.05 ERA/-21 RSAA in 86 career games, including a 4.58 ERA/-7 RSAA in 43 games (17 starts) in 2004.

Nitkowski was released earlier in the day from the Pirates AAA team and was added to the major league roster. He has a 5.35 ERA/-36 RSAA in 329 career games, including a 5.73 ERA/-5 RSAA in 41 games with the 2004 Braves and Yankees.

Rauch has a torn labrum and is expected to miss at least 8-12 weeks. Rauch has a 4.46 ERA/0 RSAA in 27 career games, including a 4.00 ERA/0 RSAA in 8 games in 2005.

Patterson has back spasms. Patterson has a 4.65 ERA/-9 RSAA in 49 career games, including a 2.98 ERA/5 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

After starting his career with 4.34 ERA/10 RSAA and 5.25 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Vargas is off to a 9.24 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 5.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -12 RSAA in 72 games.

After 4.18 ERA/14 RSAA and 3.93 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Day is off to a 6.75 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 12 games (5 starts). He has a 4.31 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and 7 RSAA in 73 games.

18) Jose Offerman became a free agent when he refused the Phillies assignment to the minors. He’ll see if anyone else in interested in him and, if not, he could go overseas or retire.

Offerman was removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment last week.

19) The Reds placed P Paul Wilson on the 15 day DL, called up utilityman Jason Romano and moved P Josh Hancock from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Wilson has shoulder tendinitis. After 4.83 ERA/-8 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Wilson is off to a 7.77 ERA/-20 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.86 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and -65 RSAA in 170 games.

Romano has -14 RCAA/.496 OPS in 112 career games, including 2 for 5 in 2 games in 2005.

20) The Cubs are denying a trade rumor, from the NY media, that talks have been held with the Mets regarding P LaTroy Hawkins.

21) The Cubs placed P Mike Remlinger on the 15 day DL and activated 2B Todd Walker from the DL.

Remlinger has a finger injury. After 3.65 ERA/4 RSAA and 3.44 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Remlinger is off to a 4.97 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 16 games. He has a 3.79 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.29, and 47 RSAA in 576 games.

After -7 RCAA/.760 OPS and 5 RCAA/.820 OPS seasons, Walker is hitting .407 SLG, .400 OBA, .807 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 8 games. He has a .784 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -25 RCAA in 1030 games.

22) The Rangers activated P R.A. Dickey from the DL and sent him to the minors.

After 5.09 ERA/-1 RSAA and 5.61 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Dickey is off to a 8.10 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 5 games. He has a 5.48 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and -13 RSAA in 72 games.

23) Orioles C Sal Fasano became a free agent when he refused the team’s assignment to the minors and they then re-signed him, to replace C Javier Lopez, who had just gone on the DL.

24) Phillies P Vicente Padilla will miss his start today, due to a strained back.

After 3.62 ERA/10 RSAA and 4.53 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Padilla is off to a 7.03 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and 11 RSAA in 174 games.

25) Chico Carrasquel died yesterday, at the age of 77.

Carrasquel was a SS for 4 teams from 1950-59. He spent the majority of his career with the Whitesox and had a .674 career OPS, compared to his league average of .742, and -113 RCAA in 1325 games.


1) Padres P Jake Peavy (9 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO) pitched a shutout against the Diamondbacks.

After 4.11 ERA/-5 RSAA and 2.27 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Peavy is off to a 2.00 ERA/16 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 34 RSAA in 86 games. It was his 1st career CG and SHO.

2) Orioles 3B Melvin Mora had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 33 RCAA/.921 OPS and 54 RCAA/.981 OPS seasons, Mora is hitting .529 SLG, .355 OBA, .884 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .818 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 79 RCAA in 757 games.

3) Mariners P Ryan Franklin’s line–7 IP, 8 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.57 ERA/20 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Franklin is off to a 4.45 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 9 starts (11 games). He has a 4.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 8 RSAA in 160 games.

4) Orioles P Daniel Cabrera’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 8 SO.

Cabrera has a 5.08 ERA/-8 RSAA in 37 career games, including a 5.30 ERA/-5 RSAA in 9 starts in 2005.

5) Twins C Mike Redmond reached base safely 4 times–2 H, 2 BB.

After -6 RCAA/.614 OPS and -12 RCAA/.656 OPS seasons, Redmond is hitting .361 SLG, .405 OBA, .766 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 11 games. He has a .711 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -28 RCAA in 496 games.

6) Indians RF Casey Blake (1 2B, 1 3B) and LF Jody Gerut both had 3 hits.

After -8 RCAA/.723 OPS and 9 RCAA/.839 OPS seasons in his first couple of years as a starter, Blake is off to a .395 SLG, .313 OBA, .708 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 43 games. He has a .763 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and -8 RCAA in 396 games.

After starting his career with 12 RCAA/.830 OPS and -5 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Gerut is hitting .556 SLG, .452 OBA, 1.007 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 8 games. He has a .791 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 10 RCAA in 269 games.

7) Whitesox P Jose Contreras’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 9 SO.

After starting his career with 3.30 ERA/8 RSAA and 5.50 ERA/-16 RSAA seasons, Contreras is off to a 3.30 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.54 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 0 RSAA in 59 games.

8) Angels P John Lackey’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.63 ERA/-10 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Lackey is off to a 3.88 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.38 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -2 RSAA in 94 games.

9) Yankee P Kevin Brown’s line–7 IP, 10 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.39 ERA/38 RSAA and 4.09 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Brown is off to a 5.14 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.23 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 315 RSAA in 481 games.

10) A’s P Dan Haren’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

Haren has a 4.86 ERA/-14 RSAA in 38 career games, including a 4.87 ERA/-4 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

11) Devil Rays P Hideo Nomo’s line–7 1/3 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After 3.09 ERA/22 RSAA and 8.25 ERA/-38 RSAA seasons, Nomo is off to a 6.00 ERA/-12 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -3 RSAA in 311 games.

12) Royals P Jose Lima took a pounding–4 IP, 7 H, 8 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.91 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.07 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Lima is off to a 8.13 ERA/-25 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 5.12 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and -101 RSAA in 323 games.

13) Rangers P Kenny Rogers’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rogers is off to a 1.69 ERA/23 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.20 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 121 RSAA in 667 games.

14) Redsox SS Edgar Renteria and 1B Kevin Millar (1 2B) both had 3 hits.

After 33 RCAA/.874 OPS and -12 RCAA/.728 OPS seasons, Renteria is off to a .357 SLG, .306 OBA, .663 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .743 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -56 RCAA in 1338 games.

After 6 RCAA/.820 OPS and 15 RCAA/.857 OPS seasons, Millar is off to a .331 SLG, .342 OBA, .673 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 45 games. He has a .847 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 82 RCAA in 843 games.

15) Redsox P Wade Miller took a pounding–2 IP, 6 H, 7 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.13 ERA/7 RSAA and 3.35 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Miller is off to a 6.16 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 52 RSAA in 131 games.

16) BlueJays P Gustavo Chacin’s line–6 IP, 7 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

Chacin has a 3.19 ERA/12 RSAA in 12 career games, including a 3.34 ERA/8 RSAA in 10 starts in 2005.

17) Padres CF Dave Roberts had 4 hits, including 2 2B.

After -9 RCAA/.638 OPS and 1 RCAA/.716 OPS seasons, Roberts is off to a .488 SLG, .365 OBA, .853 OPS, 4 RCAA start in his first 31 games. He has a .694 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -6 RCAA in 453 games.

18) Diamondbacks P Brandon Webb took a pounding–6 2/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 6 SO.

After starting his career with 2.84 ERA/39 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/20 RSAA seasons, Webb is off to a 3.39 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 67 RSAA in 74 games.

19) Rockies P Jason Jennings’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.11 ERA/-6 RSAA and 5.51 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Jennings is off to a 6.37 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 5.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and -8 RSAA in 114 games.

20) Cubs P Carlos Zambrano’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.11 ERA/26 RSAA and 2.75 ERA/42 RSAA seasons, Zambrano is off to a 3.62 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 3.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 70 RSAA in 111 games.

21) Pirates RF Matt Lawton (1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB) and 3B Rob Mackowiak (1 2B) both had 3 hits.

After 6 RCAA/.762 OPS and 5 RCAA/.787 OPS seasons, Lawton is hitting .434 SLG, .355 OBA, .789 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 44 games. He has a .790 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 49 RCAA in 1226 games.

After 4 RCAA/.784 OPS and -2 RCAA/.739 OPS seasons, Mackowiak is hitting .492 SLG, .425 OBA, .917 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .763 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 5 RCAA in 490 games.

22) Reds P Elizardo Ramirez took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

Ramirez has a 6.06 ERA/-7 RSAA in 11 career games, including a 7.13 ERA/-6 RSAA in 3 starts (4 games) in 2005.

23) Mets CF Mike Cameron reached base safely 4 times–3 H (2 2B), 1 BB.

After 3 RCAA/.782 OPS and 2 RCAA/.798 OPS seasons, Cameron is hitting .714 SLG, .488 OBA, 1.203 OPS, 16 RCAA start in his first 19 games. He has a .787 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 59 RCAA in 1211 games.

24) Marlins RF Juan Encarnacion had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -5 RCAA/.759 OPS and -17 RCAA/.704 OPS seasons, Encarnacion is hitting .481 SLG, .364 OBA, .844 OPS, 6 RCAA in his first 44 games. He has a .755 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -59 RCAA in 931 games. Encarnacion has never had a positive RCAA since becoming a starter in 1999.

25) Dodgers 3B Antonio Perez had 4 hits, including a HR.

Perez has 5 RCAA/.725 OPS in 80 career games, including a .696 SLG, .520 OBA, 1.216 OPS, 7 RCAA in 9 games in 2005.

26) Giants SS Omar Vizquel had 3 hits, including a 2B.

After -10 RCAA/.657 OPS and -3 RCAA/.741 OPS seasons, Vizquel is off to a .379 SLG, .358 OBA, .737 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 45 games. He has a .700 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and -149 RCAA in 2183 games.

27) Dodgers P Brad Penny’s line–7 1/3 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.13 ERA/-3 RSAA and 3.15 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Penny is off to a 3.56 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.00 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 11 RSAA in 141 games.

28) Giants P Kirk Rueter’s line–7 1/3 IP, 5 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.53 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.73 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Rueter is off to a 4.18 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and -7 RSAA in 330 games.


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