Around the Majors: Sosa hits #575

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Orioles 7, Devil Rays 6
Twins 5, Tigers 4
Angels 13, Rangers 8
BlueJays 5, A’s 2

NL
Padres at Cubs–PPD
Dodgers 9, Giants 8
Marlins 8, Phillies 2
Pirates 4, Brewers 2
Nationals 4, Braves 3
Cardinals 5, Reds 1
Diamondbacks 4, Rockies 2

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
BlueJays          6    2  .750   -      2-1    4-1   04-02 00-00 02-00 WON  4
Orioles           4    3  .571   1 1/2  1-2    3-1   03-01 00-00 01-02 WON  2
Yankees           3    4  .429   2 1/2  3-3    0-1   03-04 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Redsox            3    4  .429   2 1/2  1-0    2-4   03-04 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Devil Rays        3    4  .429   2 1/2  3-4    0-0   01-03 00-00 02-01 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox          5    2  .714   -      2-1    3-1   00-00 05-02 00-00 WON  1
Twins             4    3  .571   1      2-2    2-1   00-00 02-02 02-01 WON  2
Indians           3    4  .429   2      0-1    3-3   00-00 03-04 00-00 LOST 1
Tigers            3    4  .429   2      3-3    0-1   00-00 03-04 00-00 LOST 2
Royals            3    4  .429   2      0-1    3-3   00-00 01-02 02-02 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels            5    3  .625   -      3-3    2-0   00-00 01-02 04-01 WON  2
Mariners          3    4  .429   1 1/2  2-4    1-0   00-00 02-02 01-02 WON  1
A's               3    5  .375   2      0-2    3-3   03-05 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Rangers           3    5  .375   2      0-2    3-3   00-00 00-00 03-05 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves            5    3  .625   -      3-2    2-1   05-03 00-00 00-00 LOST 1
Marlins           4    4  .500   1      4-4    0-0   04-04 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Phillies          4    4  .500   1      1-2    3-2   02-03 02-01 00-00 LOST 1
Nationals         4    4  .500   1      0-0    4-4   04-04 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Mets              2    5  .286   2 1/2  1-0    1-5   01-02 01-03 00-00 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Astros            4    2  .667   -      4-1    0-1   00-01 04-01 00-00 LOST 1
Brewers           4    3  .571     1/2  1-1    3-2   00-00 04-03 00-00 LOST 1
Cardinals         3    3  .500   1      2-2    1-1   01-02 02-01 00-00 WON  1
Cubs              3    4  .429   1 1/2  2-2    1-2   00-00 02-01 01-03 LOST 1
Reds              3    4  .429   1 1/2  3-0    0-4   03-00 00-04 00-00 LOST 4
Pirates           3    5  .375   2      0-2    3-3   00-00 01-03 02-02 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers           5    2  .714   -      1-0    4-2   00-00 00-00 05-02 WON  1
Diamondbacks      5    3  .625     1/2  5-3    0-0   00-00 02-01 03-02 WON  3
Padres            4    3  .571   1      2-2    2-1   00-00 03-02 01-01 WON  1
Giants            4    3  .571   1      4-2    0-1   00-00 00-00 04-03 LOST 1
Rockies           1    6  .143   4      1-1    0-5   00-00 00-00 01-06 LOST 6

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Mariners (Aaron Sele) at Royals (Zack Greinke), 2:10
Whitesox (Jose Contreras) at Indians (Cliff Lee), 7:05
Yankees (Jaret Wright) at Redsox (Curt Schilling), 7:05
Orioles (Erik Bedard) at Devil Rays (Mark Hendrickson), 7:15
Angels (Paul Byrd) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park), 8:05
Tigers (Jason Johnson) at Twins (Kyle Lohse), 8:10
BlueJays (David Bush) at A’s (Joe Blanton), 10:05

NL
Nationals (Tomo Ohka) at Braves (John Thomson), 1:05
Phillies (Cory Lidle) at Marlins (Dontrelle Willis), 1:05
Pirates (Josh Fogg) at Brewers (Chris Capuano), 1:05
Padres (Jake Peavy and Brian Lawrence) at Cubs (Mark Prior and Kerry Wood), DH, 1:05
Reds (Ramon Ortiz) at Cardinals (Mark Mulder), 1:10
Rockies (Jeff Francis) at Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes), 3:10
Astros (Roger Clemens) at Mets (Kazuhisa Ishii), 7:10
Giants (Brett Tomko) at Dodgers (Odalis Perez), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Brian Roberts–#4
Eric Hinske–#3
Miguel Cabrera–#3
Reggie Sanders–#3
Jim Edmonds–#2
David Dellucci–#2
Gregg Zaun–#2
Mike Lowell–#2
Jose Vidro–#2
Jason Repko–#2
Sammy Sosa–#1
Adrian Gonzalez–#1
Craig Monroe–#1
Jason Bartlett–#1
Michael Cuddyer–#1
Daryle Ward–#1
David Ross–#1
Paul Lo Duca–#1
Pedro Feliz–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Brian Roberts–4*
T2) Dmitri Young–3
T2) Hideki Matsui–3
T2) Jorge Cantu–3
T2) Paul Konerko–3
T2) Alfonso Soriano–3
T2) Eric Hinske–3*
T8) Vladimir Guerrero–2
T8) Richie Sexson–2
T8) Nick Swisher–2
T8) Jason Varitek–2
T8) Bengie Molina–2
T8) Keith Ginter–2
T8) David Ortiz–2
T8) Vernon Wells–2
T8) Richard Hidalgo–2
T8) Aaron Boone–2
T8) Emil Brown–2
T8) Torii Hunter–2
T8) Eric Byrnes–2
T8) Hank Blalock–2
T8) David Dellucci–2*
T8) Gregg Zaun–2*

NL
T1) Troy Glaus–4
T1) Pat Burrell–4
T3) Joe Randa–3
T3) Xavier Nady–3
T3) Jose Guillen–3
T3) Miguel Cabrera–3*
T3) Reggie Sanders–3*
T8) Jeff Bagwell–2
T8) Jim Edmonds–2*
T8) Chipper Jones–2
T8) Brian Giles–2
T8) Adam Dunn–2
T8) Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–2
T8) Clint Barmes–2
T8) Jose Valentin–2
T8) Jose Cruz Jr.–2
T8) Edgardo Alfonzo–2
T8) Phil Nevin–2
T8) Carlos Beltran–2
T8) Cliff Floyd–2
T8) David Wright–2
T8) Wily Mo Pena–2
T8) Shawn Green–2
T8) Junior Spivey–2
T8) Juan Encarnacion–2
T8) Russell Branyan–2
T8) Mike Lowell–2*
T8) Jose Vidro–2*
T8) Jason Repko–2*

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Sammy Sosa hit his 575th career HR.

After 58 RCAA/.993 OPS and 25 RCAA/.911 OPS seasons, Sosa hit .518 SLG, .332 OBA, .849 OPS, 5 RCAA in 126 games with the Cubs. He has a .892 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 353 RCAA in 2145 games.

Sosa ranks 7th on the career HR list–

HOMERUNS
1    Hank Aaron                  755   
2    Babe Ruth                   714   
3    Barry Bonds                 703   
4    Willie Mays                 660   
5    Frank Robinson              586   
6    Mark McGwire                583   
7    Sammy Sosa                  575   
8    Harmon Killebrew            573   
9    Reggie Jackson              563   
10   Rafael Palmeiro             551   

He’s tied for 13th vs. the league average–

HOMERUNS                        DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Babe Ruth                   622      714       92   
2    Barry Bonds                 461      703      242   
3    Hank Aaron                  457      755      298   
4    Mark McGwire                405      583      178   
5    Jimmie Foxx                 403      534      131   
6    Willie Mays                 390      660      270   
7    Lou Gehrig                  377      493      116   
8    Ted Williams                376      521      145   
9    Mel Ott                     374      511      137   
10   Mike Schmidt                367      548      181   
11   Harmon Killebrew            362      573      211   
12   Mickey Mantle               346      536      190   
T13  Frank Robinson              337      586      249   
T13  Sammy Sosa                  337      575      238   
15   Willie McCovey              334      521      187   
16   Reggie Jackson              327      563      236   
17   Willie Stargell             305      475      170   
18   Ken Griffey Jr.             289      501      212   
T19  Eddie Mathews               285      512      227   
T19  Dave Kingman                285      442      157   

7) Jim Edmonds passed Ruben Sierra and Jeff Kent and tied Vinny Castilla for 100th place on the all time HR list, with 304. Edmonds reached 1500 career hits.

After 54 RCAA/.981 OPS and 42 RCAA/1.002 OPS seasons, Edmonds hit .643 SLG, .418 OBA, 1.061 OPS, 73 RCAA in 153 games. He has a .928 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 354 RCAA in 1451 games.

Edmonds ranks 10th in career RCAA by a CF–

RCAA    
1    Ty Cobb                    1107   
2    Tris Speaker               1054   
3    Mickey Mantle              1009   
4    Willie Mays                1008   
5    Joe DiMaggio                672   
6    Ken Griffey Jr.             547   
7    Duke Snider                 406   
8    Earl Averill                394   
9    Larry Doby                  369   
10   Jim Edmonds                 364  

1) The Redsox will activate P Curt Schilling from the DL today.

After 3.23 ERA/36 RSAA and 2.95 ERA/34 RSAA seasons, Schilling had a 3.26 ERA/42 RSAA in 32 starts. He has a 3.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.22, and 327 RSAA in 482 games.

Schilling ranks 8th in career RSAA for ages 30+–

RSAA 
1    Lefty Grove                 497   
2    Randy Johnson               480   
3    Roger Clemens               318   
4    Grover C Alexander          309   
5    Cy Young                    301   
6    Greg Maddux                 297   
7    Kevin Brown                 285   
8    Curt Schilling              278   
9    Phil Niekro                 277   
10   Gaylord Perry               269  

2) Angels RF Vladimir Guerrero had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a bruised right knee, and is day to day.

After 61 RCAA/1.010 OPS and 28 RCAA/1.012 OPS seasons, Guerrero hit .598 SLG, .391 OBA, .989 OPS, 56 RCAA in 156 games. He has a .977 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 320 RCAA in 1171 games.

3) The Twins placed 1B Justin Morneau on the 15 day DL and will call up 3B Terry Tiffee.

Morneau was hit in the head by a pitch last week.

Tiffee hit .500 SLG, .333 OBA, .833 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 17 games, all in 2004.

4) The Rockies activated INF Desi Relaford and P Chin-hui Tsao from the DL, designated INF Alfredo Amezaga for assignment and sent P Javier Lopez to the minors.

After 0 RCAA/.713 OPS and -23 RCAA/.691 OPS seasons, Relaford had a .305 SLG, .296 OBA, .601 OPS, -24 RCAA in 114 games with the Royals. He has a .673 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -109 RCAA in 853 games.

Tsao has a 5.64 ERA/-5 RSAA in 19 career games.

Amezaga has -17 RCAA/.583 OPS in 124 career games.

Lopez has a 5.61 ERA/-8 RSAA in 142 career games and was reportedly also placed on waivers.

5) The Royals are expected to place 3B Mark Teahen on the 15 day DL today.

Teahen was 3 for 15, with a 3B, a BB and -1 RCAA, in his first 5 career games.

6) According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, the Cardinals are close to re-signing P Chris Carpenter to a 3 year contract.

7) Nationals 3B Vinny Castilla was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to soreness in his shoulder, is expected to be out tonight and says he’ll be ready tomorrow. He was able to be used a pinch hitter yesterday.

After -38 RCAA/.616 OPS and -9 RCAA/.771 OPS seasons, Castilla had a .535 SLG, .332 OBA, .867 OPS, -9 RCAA in 148 games with the Rockies. He has Coorsed his way to a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -159 RCAA in 1633 games.

8) The Cubs sent P Todd Wellemeyer to the minors when they activated P Mark Prior from the DL.

Wellemeyer has a 6.29 ERA/-12 RSAA in 38 career games.

9) The Devil Rays activated C Charles Johnson from the restricted list and designated C Tim Laker for assignment.

10) The Cardinals placed P Bill Pulsipher on the 15 day DL and called up P Carmen Cali.

Pulsipher has a moderately strained hamstring. He hadn’t pitched in the majors since 2001 and has a 5.13 ERA/-31 RSAA in 104 career games.

Cali has a 7.56 ERA/-4 RSAA in 11 career games.

11) Cardinals P Cal Eldred was admitted to the hospital, due to a relapse of upper respiratory symptoms.

After having a 3.74 ERA/3 RSAA, Eldred had a 3.76 ERA/3 RSAA in 52 games. He has a 4.48 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 9 RSAA in 312 games.

12) BlueJays 3B Corey Koskie had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a stiff neck, is day to day.

After 0 RCAA/.815 OPS and 24 RCAA/.845 OPS seasons, Koskie hit .495 SLG, .342 OBA, .837 OPS, 8 RCAA in 118 games. He had spent his whole career with the Twins and has a .835 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 73 RCAA in 824 games.


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