Around the Majors: Sosa, Bagwell, Schmidt go on the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
BlueJays 3, Royals 1
Yankees 7, Mariners 4
Redsox 3, A’s 2
Twins 6, Orioles 4 (10)
Devil Rays 7, Whitesox 6
Rangers 5, Tigers 4
Angels 5, Indians 4

NL
Reds 5, Padres 1
Marlins 6, Astros 2
Cubs 7, Mets 0
Brewers 8, Phillies 5
Dodgers 9, Cardinals 8
Braves 9, Rockies 5
Pirates 5, Giants 2
Diamondbacks 3, Nationals 2

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          21   11  .656   -     12-9    9-2   16-06 04-03 01-02 LOST 1
Redsox           20   13  .606   1 1/2 10-5   10-8   11-10 03-01 06-02 WON  2
BlueJays         18   16  .529   4      7-9   11-7   12-10 02-03 04-03 WON  2
Yankees          15   19  .441   7     11-11   4-8   09-14 00-00 06-05 WON  4
Devil Rays       13   21  .382   9     12-11   1-10  08-16 02-03 03-02 WON  2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         24    9  .727   -     11-3   13-6   03-02 18-04 03-03 LOST 2
Twins            20   12  .625   3 1/2  9-5   11-7   04-01 12-09 04-02 WON  1
Tigers           15   17  .469   8 1/2  6-8    9-9   02-04 10-11 03-02 LOST 1
Indians          13   19  .406  10 1/2  3-8   10-11  00-00 09-13 04-06 LOST 1
Royals            8   25  .242  16      2-12   6-13  01-04 05-17 02-04 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           19   14  .576   -     10-8    9-6   02-01 06-07 11-06 WON  1
Rangers          18   16  .529   1 1/2  9-11   9-5   06-06 03-02 09-08 WON  1
A's              14   19  .424   5      7-8    7-11  05-09 02-01 07-09 LOST 4
Mariners         13   20  .394   6      4-10   9-10  01-04 06-06 06-10 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           21   12  .636   -     13-5    8-7   13-09 07-02 01-01 WON  1
Marlins          18   12  .600   1 1/2 11-8    7-4   12-09 03-02 03-01 WON  1
Nationals        18   15  .545   3      7-6   11-9   10-12 00-00 08-03 LOST 1
Mets             18   16  .529   3 1/2 11-5    7-11  12-11 06-05 00-00 LOST 1
Phillies         15   19  .441   6 1/2  6-7    9-12  09-15 05-03 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        20   12  .625   -     10-9   10-3   02-04 16-04 02-04 LOST 1
Brewers          16   16  .500   4     10-9    6-7   02-03 12-10 02-03 WON  1
Cubs             14   18  .438   6      8-8    6-10  02-03 10-11 02-04 WON  1
Pirates          14   18  .438   6      3-9   11-9   00-00 08-11 06-07 WON  1
Reds             12   20  .375   8      9-9    3-11  04-02 06-15 02-03 WON  1
Astros           12   20  .375   8     10-5    2-15  02-09 10-11 00-00 LOST 1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          20   12  .625   -      9-5   11-7   01-02 05-02 14-08 WON  1
Diamondbacks     19   15  .559   2     13-8    6-7   01-04 03-04 15-07 WON  1
Padres           18   16  .529   3     10-4    8-12  00-00 08-05 10-11 LOST 1
Giants           16   16  .500   4     10-9    6-7   01-02 05-03 10-11 LOST 1
Rockies           8   22  .267  11      6-7    2-15  03-05 00-00 05-17 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Royals (Denny Bautista, 4.86) at BlueJays (David Bush, 4.50), 12:37
Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 4.70) at Yankees (Carl Pavano, 4.17), 1:05
A’s (Barry Zito, 5.48) at Redsox (Matt Clement, 3.35), 1:05
Tigers (Wilfredo Ledezma, 6.59) at Rangers (Pedro Astacio, 6.34), 2:05
Whitesox (Orlando Hernandez, 2.92) at Devil Rays (Dewon Brazelton, 6.03), 2:15
Twins (Johan Santana, 2.88) at Orioles (Sidney Ponson, 5.50), 3:05
Indians (Cliff Lee, 4.46) at Angels (Kelvim Escobar, 3.10), 4:05

NL
Padres (Tim Stauffer) at Reds (Paul Wilson, 7.25), 12:35
Phillies (Cory Lidle, 4.11) at Brewers (Doug Davis, 5.40), 1:05
Mets (Victor Zambrano, 5.63) at Cubs (Mark Prior, 3.09), 2:20
Braves (John Smoltz, 3.05) at Rockies (Byung Hyun Kim, 7.62), 3:05
Pirates (Josh Fogg, 4.30) at Giants (Noah Lowry, 5.56), 3:35
Nationals (Claudio Vargas) at Diamondbacks (Javier Vazquez, 4.70), 6:10
Astros (Roy Oswalt, 4.30) at Marlins (Dontrelle Willis, 1.07), 7:05
Dodgers (Brad Penny, 2.00) at Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 3.47), 8:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Troy Glaus–#10
Brian Roberts–#10
Reggie Sanders–#8 & #9
Mike Sweeney–#9
Corey Patterson–#7 & #8
Tino Martinez–#8
Jeff Kent–#8
Javier Lopez–#7
Lyle Overbay–#7
Bobby Abreu–#6
Hank Blalock–#6
Jason Bay–#6
Hee Seop Choi–#6
Jeromy Burnitz–#6
Jorge Cantu–#5
Lance Niekro–#5
Scott Rolen–#5
Carlos Delgado–#4
Jacque Jones–#4
Garret Anderson–#4
Jason Dubois–#4
Mike Lieberthal–#2 & #3
Shannon Stewart–#3
Jhonny Peralta–#3
Coco Crisp–#3
Shea Hillenbrand–#3
Rafael Palmeiro–#2
Kevin Millar–#2
Toby Hall–#2
Willy Taveras–#2
Paul Lo Duca–#2
Jose Castillo–#2
Humberto Cota–#2
Gary Matthews Jr.–#1
Josh Paul–#1
Damian Jackson–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–11
T2) Alfonso Soriano–10
T2) Miguel Tejada–10
T2) Brian Roberts–10*
T5) Paul Konerko–9
T5) David Ortiz–9
T5) Mike Sweeney–9*
T8) Mark Teixeira–8
T8) Richie Sexson–8
T8) Tino Martinez–8*

NL
1) Troy Glaus–10*
T2) Albert Pujols–9
T2) Derrek Lee–9
T2) Reggie Sanders–9**
T5) Adam Dunn–8
T5) Cliff Floyd–8
T5) Jose Guillen–8
T5) Ryan Klesko–8
T5) Jeff Kent–8*
T5) Corey Patterson–8**

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Carlos Delgado passed Don Baylor and tied Boog Powell and Dave Parker for 74th place on the all time HR list, with 339.

7) Tino Martinez passed Mo Vaughn into 82nd place on the all time HR list, with 329.

8) Jeff Kent tied Edgar Martinez for 95th place on the all time HR list, with 309.

9) Cubs CF Corey Patterson hit 2 HR.

After 8 RCAA/.839 OPS and -8 RCAA/.771 OPS seasons, Patterson is off to a .408 SLG, .290 OBA, .698 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 31 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and -34 RCAA in 494 games.

10) Phillies C Mike Lieberthal hit 2 HR and also walked.

After 18 RCAA/.825 OPS and -6 RCAA/.783 OPS seasons, Lieberthal is off to a .308 SLG, .290 OBA, .598 OPS, -8 RCAA start in his first 27 games. He has a .787 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -2 RCAA in 1016 games.

11) Cardinals LF Reggie Sanders hit 2 HR.

After 22 RCAA/.913 OPS and 4 RCAA/.797 OPS seasons, Sanders is hitting .562 SLG, .327 OBA, .888 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 27 games. He has a .833 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 136 RCAA in 1599 games.

12) Tony Pena resigned as manager of the Royals. Bench coach Bob Schaefer will take over as interim manager.


1) The Orioles placed RF Sammy Sosa on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 5, and called up OF Keith Reed.

After 25 RCAA/.911 OPS and 5 RCAA/.849 OPS seasons, Sosa is off to a .454 SLG, .325 OBA, .778 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 27 games. He has a .891 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and 352 RCAA in 2165 games.

2) The Astros placed 1B Jeff Bagwell on the 15 day DL, retroactive to May 4, and called up INF Todd Self.

Bagwell had a setback in a battle with a degenerative shoulder condition. After 21 RCAA/.897 OPS and 17 RCAA/.842 OPS seasons, he is hitting .398 SLG, .361 OBA, .759 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 24 games. Bagwell has a .949 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 680 RCAA in 2135 games.

3) The Giants placed P Jason Schmidt on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Sunday, and called up P Scott Munter.

Schmidt has a strained shoulder. After 2.34 ERA/44 RSAA and 3.20 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, he is off to a 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. Schmidt has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 67 RSAA in 259 games. He was the only pitcher in the NL to have 30+ RSAA in each of the past couple of years.

Munter is only expected to be up until Schmidt’s turn in the rotation comes up again. Brad Hennessey appears to be the leading candidate to then be called up.

4) The Yankees placed P Felix Rodriguez on the 15 day DL and called up utilityman Russ Johnson.

Rodriguez tore cartilage in his left knee coming out of the shower either Monday night or Tuesday. The team is recommending that he have surgery, which would keep him out for 4-6 weeks.

I don’t understand that not knowing when it happened part. It seems to be that, if you come out of the shower on Monday, you’d know whether or not you tore cartilage in there. Since most people do not all of a sudden go into the pain in the shower, it seems to me that you would know if something happened. So, Rodriguez, were you in pain on Monday or did it happen yesterday? Or, could this be a case where it passed midnight when he was in the shower and he’s just not sure whether it happened before or afterwards?

After 3.10 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.29 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rodriguez is off to a 5.40 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 11 games. He has a 3.46 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 40 RSAA in 509 games.

Johnson, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2002, has -13 RCAA/.724 OPS in 342 career games.

5) Royals DH Ken Harvey was scratched from yesterday’s lineup, due to back tightness.

After -23 RCAA/.721 OPS and -1 RCAA/.759 OPS seasons, Harvey is off to a .350 SLG, .279 OBA, .629 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 10 games. He has a .733 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and -27 RCAA in 269 games.

6) The A’s placed P Kiko Calero on the 15 day DL, called up P Tim Harikkala and designated minor league 3B Adam Morrissey for assignment.

After starting his career with 2.82 ERA/6 RSAA and 2.78 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Calero is off to a 8.68 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 10 games. He has a 3.39 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 8 RSAA in 77 games.

Harikkala has a 5.83 ERA/-7 RSAA in 64 career games, including a 4.74 ERA/3 RSAA in 55 games with the 2004 Rockies.

7) The Devil Rays activated P Jesus Colome from the DL and sent OF Jonny Gomes to the minors.

After 4.50 ERA/0 RSAA and 3.27 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Colome is off to a 4.76 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 6 games. He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -6 RSAA in 155 games.

Gomes has -1 RCAA/.622 OPS in 21 career games, including 2 RCAA/1.016 OPS in 8 games in 2005.

8) Rangers P Ryan Bukvich will have Tommy John surgery on Friday.

Bukvich has a 6.94 ERA/-9 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 11.25 ERA/-3 RSAA in 4 games in 2005.

9) Pirates P Oliver Perez will miss his next start, due to stiffness in his shoulder.

After 5.47 ERA/-21 RSAA and 2.98 ERA/25 RSAA seasons, Perez is off to a 8.03 ERA/-16 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.20 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -9 RSAA in 77 games.

10) Reds utilityman Ryan Freel pled guilty to DWI charges from an arrest on Opening Day. His license was suspended for 90 days (although, in a good percentage of the cases, license suspensions are more of a mockery than baseball suspensions) and was assessed fines.

After 8 RCAA/.743 OPS in his first year as a starter, Freel is hitting .431 SLG, .430 OBA, .861 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 24 games. He has a .758 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 13 RCAA in 219 games.

11) The Cubs called up P Sergio Mitre and sent P Jon Leicester to the minors.

Mitre has a 6.86 ERA/-16 RSAA in 15 career games.

Leicester has a 4.80 ERA/-1 RSAA in 38 career games, including a 9.00 ERA/-4 RSAA in 6 games (1 start) in 2005.

12) Redsox P Bronson Arroyo will drop his appeal of a 6 game suspension after he starts on May 16. The team will have a couple of off days, so they don’t need a 5th starter during his absence. Arroyo’s line yesterday–6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After a 4.03 ERA/18 RSAA season, Arroyo is off to a 2.91 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.44 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 10 RSAA in 98 games.

13) Reds SS Rich Aurilia had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained left hamstring.

After -12 RCAA/.735 OPS and -14 RCAA/.667 OPS seasons, Aurilia is off to a .362 SLG, .232 OBA, .594 OPS, -7 RCAA start in his first 24 games. He has a .760 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -8 RCAA in 1141 games.

14) Reds P Brandon Claussen had to leave yesterday’s game, after spraining his ankle when being hit in the back by a line drive. Claussen sprained his ankle after falling down when he was hit.

Claussen has a 5.50 ERA/-16 RSAA in 20 career games, including a 4.71 ERA/-2 RSAA in 5 starts in 2005.

15) Cardinals 3B Scott Rolen had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a sprained left shoulder. The initial X-rays were negative.

After 34 RCAA/.910 OPS and 57 RCAA/1.007 OPS seasons, Rolen is hitting .453 SLG, .347 OBA, .800 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 29 games. He has a .896 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 248 RCAA in 1224 games.

16) The Nationals sent CF Endy Chavez to the minors and will activate P Claudio Vargas from the DL today.

After -37 RCAA/.648 OPS and -9 RCAA/.688 OPS seasons, Chavez was 2 for 8, with a 2B and 2 BB, in 6 games in 2005.

After starting his career with 4.34 ERA/10 RSAA and 5.25 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Vargas will make his 2005 debut by starting today. He has a 4.80 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -5 RSAA in 68 games.

17) The Diamondbacks signed C Kelly Stinnett to a minor league contract.

Stinnett has -53 RCAA/.709 OPS in 608 career games.

18) Mets 3B David Wright was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a bruised left foot, and hopes to return today.

Wright has 10 RCAA/.863 OPS in 101 career games, including a .491 SLG, .383 OBA, .873 OPS, 3 RCAA in 32 games in 2005.

19) The assault charges, in Aruba, against Orioles P Sidney Ponson were dropped.

After 3.75 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.30 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Ponson is off to a 5.50 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.64, and -25 RSAA in 216 games.

20) Orioles OF Luis Matos broke his right index finger trying to bunt and is expected to be out for 6 weeks.

After 10 RCAA/.811 OPS and -24 RCAA/.609 OPS seasons, Matos is hitting .383 SLG, .369 OBA, .752 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 31 games. He has a .694 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -31 RCAA in 349 games.


1) Cubs P Greg Maddux (6 2/3 IP, 3 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 10 SO) combined with Michael Wuertz and Mike Remlinger for a shutout against the Mets.

After 3.96 ERA/5 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/13 RSAA seasons, Maddux is off to a 3.80 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 2.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.07, and 557 RSAA in 615 games.

2) Orioles P Erik Bedard’s line–7 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

Bedard has a 4.05 ERA/13 RSAA in 36 career games, including a 2.31 ERA/11 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

3) A’s P Kirk Saarloos’s line–5 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

Saarloos has a 5.37 ERA/-21 RSAA in 66 career games, including a 5.09 ERA/-3 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

4) Indians LF Coco Crisp had 3 hits, including a HR, and also had a SB.

After -12 RCAA/.655 OPS and 2 RCAA/.790 OPS seasons, Crisp is off to a .352 SLG, .304 OBA, .656 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 31 games. He has a .717 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -14 RCAA in 301 games.

5) Mariners P Aaron Sele took a pounding–2 2/3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.

After 5.77 ERA/-21 RSAA and 5.05 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Sele is off to a 6.31 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.56 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 23 RSAA in 328 games.

6) Yankees P Chien-Ming Wang’s line–7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

Wang has a 4.43 ERA/-1 RSAA in his first 3 career starts.

7) Devil Rays 3B Jorge Cantu had 3 hits, including a HR.

Cantu has -2 RCAA/.759 OPS in 77 career games, including a .414 SLG, .274 OBA, .689 OPS, -5 RCAA in 27 games in 2005.

8) Devil Rays P Mark Hendrickson took a pounding–6 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.51 ERA/-13 RSAA and 4.81 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Hendrickson is off to a 4.31 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and -14 RSAA in 83 games.

9) Royals P Zack Greinke’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

Greinke has a 3.84 ERA/10 RSAA in 31 career games, including a 3.38 ERA/3 RSAA in 7 starts in 2005.

10) BlueJays P Roy Halladay’s line–9 IP, 8 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.25 ERA/45 RSAA and 4.20 ERA/11 RSAA seasons, Halladay is off to a 3.38 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.86 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 103 RSAA in 173 games.

11) Diamondbacks P Shawn Estes’s line–6 IP, 8 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 8 SO.

After 5.73 ERA/-26 RSAA and 5.84 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Estes is off to a 3.74 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.68 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.34, and -74 RSAA in 259 games.

12) Mets P Kris Benson took a pounding–6 IP, 10 H, 6 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.97 ERA/-9 RSAA and 4.31 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Benson is off to a 6.75 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 2 starts. He has a 4.31 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and 8 RSAA in 139 games.

13) Braves 2B Marcus Giles had 4 hits (2 2B) and CF Andruw Jones and C Johnny Estrada (3 H (1 2B), 1 BB each) both reached base safely 4 times.

After 43 RCAA/.917 OPS and 13 RCAA/.821 OPS seasons, Giles is hitting .448 SLG, .380 OBA, .828 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 26 games. He has a .833 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 47 RCAA in 409 games.

After 13 RCAA/.851 OPS and 0 RCAA/.833 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .482 SLG, .341 OBA, .824 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 31 games. He has a .835 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 82 RCAA in 1322 games.

After a 9 RCAA/.828 OPS season, Estrada is off to a .348 SLG,. 283 OBA, .631 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 25 games. He has a .730 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -22 RCAA in 274 games.

14) Braves P John Thomson took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 0 SO.

After 4.85 ERA/4 RSAA and 3.72 ERA/13 RSAA seasons, Thomson is off to a 3.55 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.66 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 37 RSAA in 186 games.

15) Rockies P Jason Jennings took a pounding–4 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.11 ERA/-6 RSAA and 5.51 ERA/-7 RSAA seasons, Jennings is off to a 6.26 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 5.11 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and -5 RSAA in 111 games.

16) Astros P Brandon Backe’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.44 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.30 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Backe is off to a 6.05 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 5.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and -17 RSAA in 77 games.

17) Marlins P Brian Moehler’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

Moehler has a 4.49 ERA/19 RSAA in 152 career games, including a 2.05 ERA/7 RSAA in 8 games (4 starts) in 2005.

18) Phillies RF Bobby Abreu reached base safely 4 times–2 H (1 HR), 2 BB.

After 38 RCAA/.877 OPS and 69 RCAA/.971 OPS seasons, Abreu is hitting .466 SLG, .410 OBA, .876 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 33 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 352 RCAA in 1200 games.

Abreu has passed 350 career RCAA and ranks 3rd in Phillies history (since 1900)–

RCAA
1 Mike Schmidt 623
2 Sherry Magee 374
3 Bobby Abreu 353
4 Chuck Klein 346
5 Dick Allen 307
6 Gavvy Cravath 278
7 Richie Ashburn 252
8 Greg Luzinski 224
9 Roy Thomas 193
10 Cy Williams 188

19) Pirates P David Williams’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

Williams has a 4.08 ERA/5 RSAA in 47 career games, including a 3.79 ERA/1 RSAA in 6 starts in 2005.

20) Giants P Jeff Fassero’s line–5 IP, 1 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.68 ERA/-13 RSAA and 5.46 ERA/-4 RSAA seasons, Fassero is off to a 2.00 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 13 games (1 start). He has a 4.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 79 RSAA in 675 games.

21) Cardinals SS David Eckstein reached base safely 4 times–3 H, 1 BB.

After -12 RCAA/.651 OPS and -17 RCAA/.671 OPS seasons, Eckstein is off to a .345 SLG, .362 OBA, .707 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 30 games. He has a .700 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and -34 RCAA in 597 games.

22) Dodgers P Scott Erickson took a pounding–4 2/3 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.

After missing 2003 and pitching in 6 games in 2004, Erickson is off to a 7.26 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -22 RSAA in 367 games.

23) Cardinals P Matt Morris took a pounding–5 IP, 7 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.76 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.72 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Morris is off to a 3.10 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 3.51 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 85 RSAA in 211 games.


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