Around the Majors: Sosa ties McGwire

1) Yesterday’s scores–

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

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          40   27  .597   -     21-15  19-12  18-08 11-10 04-02 WON  1
Redsox           37   30  .552   3     21-10  16-20  15-16 03-01 11-07 LOST 1
Yankees          35   32  .522   5     21-13  14-19  10-16 04-05 12-06 WON  5
BlueJays         34   34  .500   6 1/2 17-14  17-20  15-10 06-09 06-08 LOST 1
Devil Rays       23   45  .338  17 1/2 18-17   5-28  08-16 04-09 08-09 LOST 2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         45   22  .672   -     22-10  23-12  06-04 20-05 09-09 WON  3
Twins            38   28  .576   6 1/2 20-14  18-14  10-05 16-12 05-04 LOST 1
Indians          36   30  .545   8 1/2 16-13  20-17  02-01 13-19 09-08 WON  8
Tigers           32   33  .492  12     17-17  15-16  08-10 10-11 07-05 WON  1
Royals           24   43  .358  21     14-21  10-22  08-08 05-17 03-12 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           39   28  .582   -     18-13  21-15  03-03 16-14 11-06 WON  2
Rangers          37   29  .561   1 1/2 21-13  16-16  06-06 14-09 09-08 WON  3
Mariners         30   36  .455   8 1/2 17-17  13-19  10-14 06-06 06-10 WON  2
A's              28   39  .418  11     18-15  10-24  13-18 02-04 07-09 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals        39   29  .574   -     24-9   15-20  16-13 06-07 08-04 LOST 2
Phillies         38   31  .551   1 1/2 22-11  16-20  12-18 12-07 07-02 LOST 1
Braves           36   32  .529   3     19-11  17-21  18-14 11-04 03-06 WON  3
Marlins          33   32  .508   4 1/2 21-15  12-17  15-16 07-06 05-05 LOST 2
Mets             33   35  .485   6     22-15  11-20  15-15 11-10 04-02 LOST 2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        43   24  .642   -     21-12  22-12  07-08 21-05 06-06 WON  2
Cubs             34   32  .515   8 1/2 19-17  15-15  05-07 14-12 11-06 LOST 3
Pirates          31   35  .470  11 1/2 16-17  15-18  05-02 12-19 09-08 WON  1
Brewers          30   37  .448  13     17-12  13-25  04-09 14-14 07-08 WON  1
Astros           28   38  .424  14 1/2 19-12   9-26  04-11 16-17 03-04 WON  2
Reds             26   42  .382  17 1/2 20-18   6-24  09-10 09-19 02-07 LOST 6

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           37   31  .544   -     21-12  16-19  06-00 12-09 15-12 WON  1
Diamondbacks     35   34  .507   2 1/2 18-16  17-18  04-09 05-05 20-12 LOST 3
Dodgers          33   34  .493   3 1/2 19-17  14-17  03-06 08-08 17-11 LOST 5
Giants           28   38  .424   8     15-20  13-18  02-07 07-06 13-17 LOST 1
Rockies          22   44  .333  14     17-17   5-27  04-05 07-10 08-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

Giants (Jesse Foppert, 3.18) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 4.23), 1:05
Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes, 4.08) at Indians (Jake Westbrook, 4.79), 1:05
Cubs (Sergio Mitre, 3.55) at Yankees (Mike Mussina, 3.89), 1:05
Brewers (Chris Capuano, 3.53) at BlueJays (Josh Towers, 4.42), 1:05
Braves (Kyle Davies, 3.45) at Reds (Luke Hudson, 6.55), 1:15
Rockies (Jeff Francis, 5.69) at Orioles (Hayden Penn, 4.71), 1:35
Nationals (Esteban Loaiza, 3.87) at Rangers (C.J. Wilson, 3.00), 2:05
Pirates (Kip Wells, 3.83) at Redsox (Matt Clement, 3.76), 2:05
Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.88) at Royals (Runelvys Hernandez, 4.89), 2:10
Padres (Darrell May, 5.20) at Twins (Johan Santana, 3.32), 2:10
Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 4.24) at Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.29), 2:15
Phillies (Jon Lieber, 4.50) at A’s (Joe Blanton, 5.50), 4:05
Mets (Tom Glavine, 4.55) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 4.38), 4:05
Marlins (Al Leiter, 6.75) at Angels (Ervin Santana, 3.26), 4:05
Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 5.15) at Whitesox (Jose Contreras, 3.81), 8:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Mark Teixeira–#18 & #19
Alfonso Soriano–#19
Miguel Tejada–#19
Andruw Jones–#19
Albert Pujols–#17
Carlos Lee–#17
Jeff Kent–#14
Ryan Klesko–#12
Vladimir Guerrero–#9 & #10
A.J. Pierzynski–#10
Sammy Sosa–#9
Travis Hafner–#9
Derek Jeter–#7 & #8
Ryan Church–#6 & #7
Geoff Jenkins–#7
Brandon Inge–#7
Rondell White–#7
Jason Dubois–#6
Jimmy Rollins–#6
Julio Franco–#4 & #5
Gregg Zaun–#5
Johnny Estrada–#3
Cristian Guzman–#3
Gary Matthews Jr.–#2
Eddy Garabito–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
T1) Alex Rodriguez–19
T1) Mark Teixeira–19**
T1) Miguel Tejada–19*
T1) Alfonso Soriano–19*
5) Paul Konerko–17
6) David Ortiz–16
T7) Manny Ramirez–14
T7) Richie Sexson–14
T7) Melvin Mora–14
T10) Vernon Wells–13
T10) Jermaine Dye–13

NL
1) Andruw Jones–19*
2) Derrek Lee–18
T3) Albert Pujols–17*
T3) Adam Dunn–17
T3) Carlos Lee–17*
T6) Troy Glaus–16
T6) Bobby Abreu–16
T6) Morgan Ensberg–16
9) Cliff Floyd–15
T10) Carlos Delgado–14
T10) Pat Burrell–14
T10) Aramis Ramirez–14
T10) Jeff Kent–14*

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Sammy Sosa tied Mark McGwire for 6th place on the all time HR list, with 583.

7) Jeff Kent tied Ron Cey for 92nd place on the all time HR list, with 316.

8) Angels RF Vladimir Guerrero hit 2 HR and had 3 hits.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   27   28  .426  .586 1.012  .654   8.72  .330  25   79    9  112 
2004   28   56  .391  .598  .989  .721   8.61  .337  39  126   15  156 
2005   29   15  .384  .557  .941  .715   8.04  .324  10   32    5   49 
CAR        332  .390  .588  .978  .676   8.05  .325 283  860  143 1209 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .776  .500   5.24  .270 141  584   82 
POS AVG     86  .354  .470  .824  .552   5.94  .280 177  671  101 

Guerrero’s 2nd HR was a walkoff in the 10th inning. According to Elias, he’s only the 7th player to hit 2 HR in a 2-1 victory, with one of them being a walkoff extra inning HR–

Danny Taylor 1933
Joe Collins 1955
Richie Zisk 1980
Matt Williams 1990
Roberto Kelly 1991
Bobby Abreu 2000
Vladimir Guerrero 2005

9) Yankees SS Derek Jeter hit 2 HR.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   29   24  .393  .450  .844  .649   6.73  .324  10   52   11  119 
2004   30   14  .352  .471  .823  .565   5.72  .292  23   78   23  154 
2005   31   14  .390  .448  .838  .650   6.61  .301   8   31    8   65 
CAR        265  .385  .462  .847  .626   6.75  .314 158  724  209 1431 
LG AVG       0  .340  .434  .774  .500   5.19  .271 178  754   99 
POS AVG    -87  .327  .410  .736  .445   4.66  .271 132  655  122 

9) Braves 1B Julio Franco hit 2 HR.

Franco became the oldest player to hit 2 HR in a game (46 years, 299 days), breaking the mark held by Carlton Fisk (43 years, 281 days).

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   44    3  .372  .452  .824  .554   5.62  .294   5   31    0  103 
2004   45    6  .378  .441  .818  .555   5.92  .309   6   57    4  125 
2005   46   -1  .336  .444  .781  .470   4.82  .269   5   15    4   46 
CAR        139  .366  .419  .785  .548   5.35  .300 166 1125  273 2315 
LG AVG       0  .333  .409  .742  .500   4.73  .265 225 1026  154 
POS AVG    -25  .333  .397  .730  .483   4.63  .267 190  982  153 

10) Nationals LF Ryan Church hit 2 HR and had 3 hits.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2004   25   -7  .257  .238  .495  .094   1.45  .175   1    6    0   30 
2005   26   12  .378  .544  .922  .710   7.97  .322   7   26    0   53 
CAR          5  .342  .453  .795  .567   5.70  .278   8   32    0   83 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.19  .270   7   27    3 
POS AVG      4  .351  .462  .813  .555   5.82  .272   9   31    3 

11) Rangers 1B Mark Teixeira hit 2 HR and had 3 hits (1 2B, 1 BB).

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   23   -4  .331  .480  .811  .476   5.27  .259  26   84    1  146 
2004   24   30  .370  .560  .929  .637   7.74  .281  38  112    4  145 
2005   25   16  .361  .577  .938  .653   7.64  .296  19   55    1   66 
CAR         42  .353  .532  .885  .584   6.72  .275  83  251    6  357 
LG AVG       0  .335  .430  .765  .500   5.05  .269  42  176   21 
POS AVG     11  .346  .445  .791  .526   5.37  .264  52  202    8 

1) The Yankees placed P Kevin Brown on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Thursday, and will call up P Sean Henn.

Brown has chronic back trouble, had to leave his last start due to back spasms and had to start the season the DL, due to a strained back.

After 2.39 ERA/38 RSAA and 4.09 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Brown is off to a 5.48 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 311 RSAA in 484 games.

Henn has a 19.29 ERA/-4 RSAA in 1 career start.

2) The Cardinals activated 3B Scott Rolen from the DL and sent OF Skip Schumaker to the minors.

ROLEN

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   28   34  .382  .528  .910  .661   7.13  .286  28  104   13  154 
2004   29   57  .409  .598 1.007  .752   9.32  .314  34  124    4  142 
2005   30    2  .344  .469  .813  .557   5.65  .257   5   20    0   31 
CAR        248  .377  .519  .896  .640   7.18  .285 231  851   91 1226 
LG AVG       0  .343  .432  .775  .500   5.23  .270 142  589   84 
POS AVG     -5  .341  .438  .779  .493   5.19  .270 153  636   50 

SCHUMAKER

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2005        -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    3 
CAR         -1  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    0    3 
LG AVG       0  .341  .431  .772  .500   5.17  .270   0    1    0 
POS AVG      0  .349  .460  .809  .554   5.78  .273   0    1    0 

3) According to ESPN’s Peter Gammons, the Yankees are interested in A’s CF Mark Kotsay.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   27    0  .343  .384  .726  .501   4.71  .266   7   38    6  128 
2004   28   21  .370  .459  .829  .600   6.49  .314  15   63    8  148 
2005   29   -1  .337  .396  .733  .492   4.85  .281   4   33    3   64 
CAR         16  .343  .423  .766  .510   5.11  .286  84  432   80 1080 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.23  .270 128  531   72 
POS AVG     34  .346  .449  .795  .522   5.54  .278 135  540  117 

4) According to Gammons, the Redsox have spoken to the Giants about P Jason Schmidt, but they don’t like what they’ve seen from him recently. Gammons says the Giants are telling teams they want to get younger, but they aren’t currently likely to accept a bunch of prospects for Schmidt.

After 2.34 ERA/44 RSAA and 3.20 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Schmidt is off to a 5.40 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.97 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 61 RSAA in 264 games.

5) According to Gammons, the Padres are interested in Redsox 3B Bill Mueller.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   32   38  .398  .540  .938  .683   8.00  .326  19   85    1  146 
2004   33    5  .365  .446  .811  .534   5.90  .283  12   57    2  110 
2005   34   -1  .394  .389  .783  .477   4.94  .280   3   26    0   59 
CAR         69  .375  .423  .797  .551   5.73  .291  75  442   19 1093 
LG AVG       0  .342  .432  .774  .500   5.21  .270 120  504   72 
POS AVG     -1  .341  .438  .779  .495   5.20  .269 130  537   45 

6) The Diamondbacks placed P Russ Ortiz on the 15 day DL, called up Ps Mike Koplove and Brandon Medders and designated P Matt Herges for assignment.

Ortiz has a strained right rib cage muscle. Prior to this, he hadn’t missed a start in his career. After 3.81 ERA/8 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Ortiz is off to a 5.88 ERA/-12 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 2 RSAA in 236 games.

After 2.15 ERA/11 RSAA and 4.05 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Koplove is off to a 5.06 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 30 games. He has a 3.67 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 22 RSAA in 201 games.

After 2.62 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.23 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Herges is off to a 4.71 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 28 games. He has a 3.83 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and 19 RSAA in 378 games.

7) The Astros placed C Humberto Quintero on the 15 day DL and called up C Raul Chavez.

Quintero has appendicitis and is expected to be out 3-4 weeks.

QUINTERO

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   23   -2  .250  .217  .467  .110   1.50  .217   0    2    0   12 
2004   24   -5  .295  .375  .670  .244   2.61  .250   2   10    0   23 
2005   25   -3  .063  .063  .125  .000   0.00  .063   0    1    0    5 
CAR        -10  .254  .297  .552  .162   1.99  .216   2   13    0   40 
LG AVG       0  .341  .435  .776  .500   5.22  .269   4   16    2 
POS AVG     -4  .319  .387  .707  .388   4.07  .254   3   15    0 

CHAVEZ

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   30   -3  .289  .432  .722  .223   2.70  .270   1    4    0   19 
2004   31  -19  .256  .259  .515  .113   1.71  .210   0   23    0   64 
2005   32   -9  .215  .250  .465  .043   0.98  .203   0    3    0   22 
CAR        -39  .262  .292  .555  .122   1.84  .225   2   37    2  139 
LG AVG       0  .342  .435  .778  .500   5.26  .270  12   51    6 
POS AVG    -11  .323  .393  .715  .399   4.22  .255  10   47    2 

8) Reds C Jason LaRue had to leave yesterday’s game, after twisting his right knee while running the bases. LaRue reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   29   -8  .321  .422  .743  .435   4.46  .230  16   50    3  118 
2004   30    1  .334  .431  .765  .507   4.94  .251  14   55    0  114 
2005   31    0  .345  .390  .734  .498   4.76  .247   5   23    0   47 
CAR        -47  .321  .412  .734  .417   4.33  .240  67  245   11  580 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.22  .269  62  252   32 
POS AVG    -54  .322  .395  .717  .402   4.21  .254  50  233    9 

9) The Orioles activated OF Luis Matos from the DL and sent utilityman David Newhan to the minors.

MATOS

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   24   10  .353  .458  .811  .572   5.58  .303  13   45   15  109 
2004   25  -24  .275  .333  .609  .254   2.98  .224   6   28   12   89 
2005   26    2  .377  .392  .769  .556   5.76  .289   1   12    7   32 
CAR        -31  .313  .382  .695  .411   4.14  .256  25  115   55  350 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.13  .270  40  167   20 
POS AVG     -2  .336  .425  .761  .494   5.08  .274  34  155   39 

NEWHAN

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2004   30   10  .361  .453  .814  .580   6.40  .311   8   54   11   95 
2005   31   -8  .241  .315  .556  .235   2.67  .194   3   12    4   40 
CAR         -6  .321  .404  .725  .466   4.94  .266  14   75   17  198 
LG AVG       0  .339  .433  .773  .500   5.18  .271  18   78   10 
POS AVG      6  .346  .450  .796  .529   5.58  .273  21   86    8 

10) Royals CF David DeJesus had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained left elbow.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   23    1  .444  .571 1.016  .698   9.00  .286   0    0    0   12 
2004   24   -1  .360  .402  .763  .492   4.85  .287   7   39    8   96 
2005   25    5  .362  .418  .780  .562   5.37  .291   3   27    2   62 
CAR          5  .362  .410  .773  .524   5.10  .288  10   66   10  170 
LG AVG       0  .336  .429  .765  .500   5.06  .269  19   82   10 
POS AVG      1  .338  .427  .765  .504   5.12  .278  16   76   18 

11) The Nationals placed P T.J. Tucker on the 15 day DL and called up P Travis Hughes.

Tucker has a hyperextended elbow. After 4.73 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.72 ERA/3 RSAA seasons, Tucker is off to a 6.39 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 13 games. He has a 4.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -2 RSAA in 171 games.

Hughes had a 13.50 ERA/-1 RSAA in 2 games with the 2004 Rangers.

12) According to Elias, when the Yankees beat the Pirates on Wednesday, it was only the 2nd time they won a home game by scoring in the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th innings. The other time was 1938, with Joe DiMaggio homering in both the 7th and 10th.

13) Redsox LF Manny Ramirez had to leave yesterday’s game, a couple of innings after bruising his left leg when he was hit by a pitch.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   31   59  .427  .587 1.014  .732   9.11  .325  37  104    3  154 
2004   32   49  .397  .613 1.009  .695   8.59  .308  43  130    2  152 
2005   33    5  .352  .502  .854  .564   5.98  .260  14   51    1   64 
CAR        578  .409  .595 1.004  .722   8.92  .314 404 1321   34 1599 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.19  .271 178  759  101 
POS AVG     82  .349  .463  .812  .539   5.73  .276 221  864   87 

14) According to the Denver Post, the Rockies are interested in BlueJays 3B Alex Gonzalez.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   30  -23  .295  .409  .704  .359   3.69  .228  20   59    3  152 
2004   31  -19  .263  .368  .632  .266   3.00  .225   7   27    2   83 
2005   32   -5  .309  .373  .682  .358   3.41  .246   4   16    1   45 
CAR       -204  .302  .392  .694  .354   3.80  .242 132  513   96 1312 
LG AVG       0  .342  .433  .775  .500   5.22  .271 162  684   92 
POS AVG   -112  .324  .399  .723  .423   4.46  .267 108  569  111 

15) The Rangers sent OF Andres Torres to the minors after he cleared waivers.

Torres had already been removed from the 25 and 40 man rosters when he was designated for assignment last Sunday.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   25  -14  .263  .298  .560  .195   2.19  .220   1    9    5   59 
2004   26    0                                        0    0    1    3 
2005   27   -2  .190  .211  .401  .097   1.59  .158   0    1    1    8 
CAR        -22  .258  .276  .534  .173   2.02  .210   1   13    9   89 
LG AVG       0  .333  .427  .760  .500   4.98  .267   9   39    5 
POS AVG     -1  .330  .416  .747  .494   4.90  .270   7   36   10 

16) The Brewers released minor leaguers 3B Kevin Orie and P Chad Paronto.

The both had clauses in their contracts that allowed them to become free agents if they weren’t in the majors after June 15.

Orie, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2002, has -30 RCAA/.709 OPS in 316 career games.

Paronto, who hasn’t played in the majors since 2003, has a 4.93 ERA/-4 RSAA in 59 career games.

17) Yankees 1B Jason Giambi was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to tightness in both hamstrings.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   32   51  .412  .527  .939  .722   8.11  .250  41  107    2  156 
2004   33   -4  .342  .379  .720  .451   4.46  .208  12   40    0   80 
2005   34    3  .389  .373  .762  .566   5.45  .242   5   20    0   51 
CAR        444  .410  .535  .945  .711   8.31  .295 286  964   13 1395 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.20  .271 154  653   86 
POS AVG    123  .361  .474  .835  .569   6.13  .279 210  792   36 

18) The Rangers signed P Tim Crabtree to a minor league contract.

Crabtree, who hasn’t pitched in the majors since 2001, has a 4.20 ERA/32 RSAA in 342 career games.


1) Yankees RF Gary Sheffield and CF Bernie Williams had 3 hits.

Sheffield was playing in his 2100th career game.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   34   72  .419  .604 1.023  .772   9.72  .330  39  132   18  155 
2004   35   40  .393  .534  .927  .676   7.41  .290  36  121    5  154 
2005   36   23  .413  .506  .920  .741   8.37  .306  10   42    6   64 
CAR        628  .401  .527  .928  .702   7.86  .298 425 1395  211 2100 
LG AVG       0  .338  .420  .758  .500   4.99  .268 215  950  149 
POS AVG     87  .345  .443  .788  .531   5.41  .273 256 1041  151 

WILLIAMS

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   34    3  .367  .411  .778  .524   5.08  .263  15   64    5  119 
2004   35    4  .360  .435  .795  .522   5.20  .262  22   70    1  148 
2005   36   -4  .342  .347  .689  .427   4.01  .249   3   20    1   57 
CAR        357  .387  .484  .870  .633   6.76  .300 266 1152  145 1861 
LG AVG       0  .340  .428  .767  .500   5.10  .270 216  942  128 
POS AVG     -7  .339  .419  .757  .492   5.08  .273 181  838  276 

2) Rockies P Byung-Hyun Kim took a pounding–3 1/3 IP, 9 H, 6 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.31 ERA/20 RSAA and 6.23 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Kim is off to a 6.65 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 22 games (5 starts). He has a 3.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.40, and 53 RSAA in 321 games.

3) Orioles P Sidney Ponson’s line–7 IP, 9 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.75 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.30 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Ponson is off to a 5.13 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.70 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.63, and -27 RSAA in 224 games.

4) Pirates C Humberto Cota had 3 hits, including a 2B.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   24   -1  .294  .313  .607  .182   2.25  .250   0    1    0   10 
2004   25   -1  .271  .500  .771  .467   4.67  .227   5    8    0   36 
2005   26    0  .316  .439  .755  .495   4.88  .260   4   18    0   37 
CAR         -3  .300  .433  .732  .443   4.42  .251   9   28    0   97 
LG AVG       0  .341  .432  .773  .500   5.18  .270   7   30    4 
POS AVG     -8  .314  .382  .696  .378   3.94  .250   5   28    1 

5) Pirates P David Williams (6 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 4 BB, 4 SO) combined with Rick White and Jose Mesa for a shutout against the Redsox.

Williams has a 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA in 53 career games, including a 3.71 ERA/4 RSAA in 12 starts in 2005.

6) Redsox P Tim Wakefield’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.09 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.87 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wakefield is off to a 4.41 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.30 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 95 RSAA in 438 games.

7) Dodgers P Elmer Dessens’s line–6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 5.07 ERA/-6 RSAA and 4.46 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Dessens is off to a 2.40 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 4.43 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 12 RSAA in 252 games.

8) Whitesox P Freddy Garcia’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 6 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.51 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.81 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Garcia is off to a 3.75 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.93 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 79 RSAA in 200 games.

9) Diamondbacks P Brandon Webb’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 3 R/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 3.25 ERA/12 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 73 RSAA in 78 games.

10) Indians P Scott Elarton’s line–6 1/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 6.27 ERA/-8 RSAA and 5.90 ERA/-21 RSAA seasons, Elarton is off to a 4.79 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 5.19 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -45 RSAA in 176 games.

11) Giants 1B J.T. Snow had 3 hits, including a 2B.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   35    8  .387  .418  .806  .572   6.00  .273   8   51    1  103 
2004   36   35  .429  .529  .958  .728   9.30  .327  12   60    4  107 
2005   37   -2  .354  .354  .708  .452   4.79  .264   2   13    1   45 
CAR         58  .358  .431  .789  .528   5.45  .267 187  846   20 1605 
LG AVG       0  .344  .432  .776  .500   5.26  .271 173  736  105 
POS AVG    158  .367  .477  .844  .575   6.28  .280 244  924   48 

12) Tigers 3B Brandon Inge (1 2B, 1 HR, 1 BB), C Ivan Rodriguez (2 2B) and SS Omar Infante (2 2B) had 3 hits and 1B Dmitri Young was 0 for 5 (1 SO).

INGE

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   26  -22  .265  .339  .605  .260   2.68  .203   8   30    4  104 
2004   27    6  .340  .453  .793  .548   5.52  .287  13   64    5  131 
2005   28   17  .389  .484  .873  .688   7.27  .306   7   33    3   65 
CAR        -38  .301  .381  .682  .412   3.95  .240  35  166   14  474 
LG AVG       0  .334  .428  .763  .500   5.02  .268  50  210   26 
POS AVG    -27  .320  .408  .728  .440   4.42  .259  46  199   13 

RODRIGUEZ

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   31   17  .369  .474  .843  .597   5.97  .297  16   85   10  144 
2004   32   29  .383  .510  .893  .657   7.07  .334  19   86    7  135 
2005   33   -2  .306  .462  .767  .466   4.37  .295   5   25    3   58 
CAR        110  .346  .489  .835  .542   5.74  .306 255 1025  100 1816 
LG AVG       0  .340  .427  .767  .500   5.10  .270 207  905  124 
POS AVG   -171  .319  .396  .715  .409   4.23  .256 181  842   35 

INFANTE

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   21  -15  .278  .258  .536  .241   2.54  .222   0    8    6   69 
2004   22    0  .317  .449  .766  .498   4.95  .264  16   55   13  142 
2005   23  -10  .263  .359  .622  .307   3.02  .221   3   20    3   52 
CAR        -22  .301  .387  .688  .422   4.08  .252  20   89   22  281 
LG AVG       0  .336  .430  .766  .500   5.06  .269  32  135   16 
POS AVG    -10  .329  .411  .740  .467   4.74  .267  25  117   21 

YOUNG

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   29   35  .372  .537  .909  .671   7.01  .297  29   85    2  155 
2004   30    7  .336  .481  .816  .552   5.56  .272  18   60    0  104 
2005   31    1  .323  .475  .798  .510   4.82  .258  11   31    1   62 
CAR         53  .349  .479  .829  .538   5.66  .291 137  535   24 1066 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.21  .270 119  498   69 
POS AVG     73  .353  .468  .821  .554   5.92  .273 157  573   57 

13) Giants P Kirk Rueter took a pounding–4 IP, 11 H, 6 R/ER, 1 BB, 0 SO.

After 4.53 ERA/-4 RSAA and 4.73 ERA/-6 RSAA seasons, Rueter is off to a 5.31 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.22 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and -16 RSAA in 334 games.

Rueter reached 600 career SO below the league average. He ranks 2nd in history in that category–

STRIKEOUTS                      DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Lew Burdette               -656     1074     1730   
2    Kirk Rueter                -600      809     1409   
3    Claude Osteen              -572     1612     2184   
4    Tommy John                 -556     2245     2801   
5    Bob Forsch                 -534     1133     1667   
6    Pud Galvin                 -509     1799     2308   
7    Bob Purkey                 -463      793     1256   
8    Terry Mulholland           -462     1314     1776   
9    Mike Morgan                -445     1403     1848   
10   Jim Barr                   -444      741     1185   

Rueter already holds the major league record with 5 consecutive years with at least 50 SO below average and, with his -41 so far in 2005, he’s on his way to a 6th.

14) Tigers P Jason Johnson’s line–8 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.18 ERA/3 RSAA and 5.13 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Johnson is off to a 3.07 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.80 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and -47 RSAA in 196 games.

15) Astros CF Willy Taveras reached base safely 4 times–3 H, 1 BB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2004   22    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    1   10 
2005   45   -3  .328  .375  .703  .455   4.81  .289   3   11   17   63 
CAR         -3  .327  .373  .700  .450   4.76  .288   3   11   18   73 
LG AVG       0  .341  .431  .771  .500   5.16  .270   7   30    4 
POS AVG      0  .338  .432  .770  .497   5.15  .273   7   26    6 

16) Astros P Roy Oswalt’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.97 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.49 ERA/22 RSAA seasons, Oswalt is off to a 2.72 ERA/21 RSAA start in his first 15 starts. He has a 3.06 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 126 RSAA in 135 games.

17) Royals P D.J. Carrasco’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 5 BB, 2 SO.

After starting his career with 4.82 ERA/3 RSAA and 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Carrasco has a 2.56 ERA/8 RSAA in 7 starts. He has a 4.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and 9 RSAA in 87 games.

18) Marlins 2B Luis Castillo reached base safely 4 times–3 H, 1 BB, 1 SB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   27   11  .381  .397  .778  .558   5.46  .314   6   39   21  152 
2004   28   -1  .373  .348  .720  .493   4.92  .291   2   47   21  150 
2005   29   11  .435  .423  .858  .685   7.49  .337   2   13    6   45 
CAR          6  .370  .357  .727  .502   5.07  .294  18  254  277 1051 
LG AVG       0  .343  .434  .777  .500   5.26  .270 132  542   75 
POS AVG    -43  .340  .405  .745  .463   4.90  .274  86  432   99 

19) Marlins P Dontrelle Willis’s line–7 IP, 10 H, 0 R/ER, 1 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 1.92 ERA/25 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.31 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.32, and 39 RSAA in 73 games.

20) Angels P John Lackey’s line–6 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.

After 4.63 ERA/-10 RSAA and 4.67 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Lackey is off to a 3.78 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.35 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 0 RSAA in 98 games.


1) Padres LF Ryan Klesko had 4 hits (1 2B, 1 HR), C Robert Fick had 3 hits (1 3B) and RF Brian Giles reached base safely 4 times (2 H (1 2B), 2 BB).

KLESKO

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   32    8  .354  .456  .810  .561   5.37  .252  21   67    2  121 
2004   33   21  .399  .448  .847  .649   6.77  .291   9   66    3  127 
2005   34   15  .387  .500  .887  .684   7.26  .282  12   32    1   61 
CAR        278  .373  .514  .888  .645   6.94  .283 266  915   84 1538 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .773  .500   5.21  .270 156  658   99 
POS AVG     81  .354  .459  .812  .543   5.78  .271 201  764   80 

FICK

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   29    0  .335  .418  .753  .498   4.97  .269  11   80    1  126 
2004   30  -13  .277  .319  .595  .295   3.06  .199   6   26    0   89 
2005   31    6  .426  .628 1.053  .813  10.61  .372   2    9    0   24 
CAR          0  .331  .429  .760  .499   4.90  .262  64  278    5  599 
LG AVG       0  .337  .431  .768  .500   5.10  .268  60  252   32 
POS AVG      7  .341  .444  .785  .510   5.28  .267  71  280   17 

GILES

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   32   45  .427  .514  .941  .719   8.38  .299  20   88    4  134 
2004   33   30  .374  .475  .849  .636   6.57  .284  23   94   10  159 
2005   34   12  .396  .487  .883  .641   6.53  .269   9   36    4   66 
CAR        387  .410  .546  .957  .704   8.42  .297 240  811   84 1268 
LG AVG       0  .343  .436  .779  .500   5.28  .271 139  571   77 
POS AVG     76  .356  .461  .818  .548   5.93  .273 169  620   93 

2) Padres P Brian Lawrence’s line–7 1/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/-7 RSAA and 4.12 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Lawrence is off to a 4.57 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 3.98 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and -6 RSAA in 143 games.

3) Yankees P Chien Ming Wang’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

Wang has a 3.97 ERA/1 RSAA in his first 8 career starts (9 games).

4) Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins had 3 hits, including a HR, and 2 SB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   24  -12  .320  .387  .707  .435   4.23  .263   8   62   20  156 
2004   25   14  .348  .455  .803  .561   6.03  .289  14   73   30  154 
2005   26   -2  .318  .413  .731  .475   4.90  .281   6   21   16   67 
CAR        -15  .324  .410  .735  .481   4.82  .270  53  275  146  703 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .773  .500   5.18  .268  95  385   48 
POS AVG    -84  .316  .384  .701  .401   4.18  .263  52  292   64 

5) Phillies P Cory Lidle’s line–7 2/3 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.75 ERA/-21 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-19 RSAA seasons, Lidle is off to a 4.02 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 14 starts. He has a 4.48 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and 0 RSAA in 229 games.

6) A’s P Kirk Saarloos’s line–6 1/3 IP, 9 H, 1 R/ER, 4 BB, 0 SO.

Saarloos has a 5.11 ERA/-18 RSAA in 73 career games, including a 4.34 ERA/0 RSAA in 12 starts (14 games) in 2005.

7) Mariners P Ryan Franklin’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.57 ERA/20 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Franklin is off to a 4.46 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 13 starts (15 games). He has a 4.15 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and 7 RSAA in 164 games.

8) Cardinals P Matt Morris’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.76 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.72 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Morris is off to a 3.16 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.50 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and 91 RSAA in 218 games.

9) Devil Rays P Mark Hendrickson took a pounding–8 IP, 10 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

After 5.51 ERA/-13 RSAA and 4.81 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Hendrickson is off to a 5.83 ERA/-14 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 5.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -27 RSAA in 90 games.

10) Nationals P Tony Armas took a pounding–5 IP, 7 H, 7 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

After pitching in just 21 games in 2003-04, Armas is off to a 5.21 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 11 RSAA in 110 games.

11) Rangers P Ricardo Rodriguez’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 3 R/ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

Rodriguez has a 4.95 ERA/-9 RSAA in 29 career games, including a 3.75 ERA/1 RSAA in 2 starts in 2005.

12) Brewers CF Brady Clark had 3 hits, including 2 2B, and a SB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   30   -7  .330  .403  .733  .427   4.50  .273   6   40   13  128 
2004   31    1  .385  .397  .782  .510   5.50  .280   7   46   15  138 
2005   32    7  .388  .458  .846  .572   6.19  .325   7   26    7   66 
CAR         -7  .361  .406  .767  .481   5.10  .281  26  142   40  493 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .774  .500   5.19  .269  38  157   19 
POS AVG     22  .354  .462  .815  .552   5.85  .274  47  171   24 

13) BlueJays C Gregg Zaun reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H (1 HR), 1 BB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   32   -9  .309  .349  .658  .312   3.55  .229   4   21    1   74 
2004   33   -3  .367  .393  .761  .470   5.15  .269   6   36    0  107 
2005   34    0  .349  .414  .763  .508   5.31  .253   5   28    1   52 
CAR        -42  .340  .378  .718  .427   4.56  .251  44  250   20  738 
LG AVG       0  .341  .431  .772  .500   5.18  .270  65  276   37 
POS AVG    -45  .323  .404  .728  .423   4.42  .258  59  262   12 

14) Brewers P Ben Sheets’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.45 ERA/-1 RSAA and 2.70 ERA/45 RSAA seasons, Sheets is off to a 3.19 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.87 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 42 RSAA in 136 games.

15) Reds 1B Sean Casey reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B), 1 BB.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G
2003   28   -2  .350  .408  .758  .486   4.98  .291  14   80    4  147 
2004   29   40  .381  .534  .915  .690   7.54  .324  24   99    2  146 
2005   30    3  .378  .429  .807  .535   5.16  .321   3   31    1   62 
CAR         92  .371  .466  .837  .567   6.19  .305 112  578   14 1006 
LG AVG       0  .343  .436  .779  .500   5.28  .270 118  481   64 
POS AVG     86  .363  .474  .836  .564   6.12  .276 158  594   29 

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