Around the Majors: Split personality doubleheader

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Royals 26, Tigers 5 (1st)
Tigers 8, Royals 0 (2nd)
Yankees 9, Devil Rays 1 (1st)
Yankees 10, Devil Rays 5 (2nd)
Whitesox 7, Rangers 3
BlueJays 5, Angels 4
Mariners 7, Redsox 1

NL
Mets 4, Marlins 0
Pirates 3, Astros 1 (1st)
Astros 9, Pirates 2 (2nd)
Brewers 7, Reds 2
Phillies 9, Braves 4
Rockies 9, Padres 7
Dodgers 5, Diamondbacks 3

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          88   52  .629   -     50-21  38-31  41-19 15-11 22-14 WON  5
Redsox           84   55  .604   3 1/2 49-22  35-33  36-20 19-13 20-13 LOST 1
d--Orioles       64   74  .464  23     30-37  34-37  28-30 16-14 15-17 LOST 2
e--Devil Rays    59   79  .428  28     36-34  23-45  21-42 13-12 10-22 LOST 11
e--BlueJays      59   81  .421  29     35-37  24-44  21-36 13-19 17-16 WON  2

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            79   60  .568   -     43-29  36-31  18-12 34-25 16-16 WON  2
Whitesox         71   68  .511   8     39-32  32-36  16-16 29-27 18-15 WON  2
Indians          69   71  .493  10 1/2 40-31  29-40  17-15 26-31 16-17 WON  2
Tigers           64   74  .464  14 1/2 34-34  30-40  10-14 30-30 15-21 LOST 1
e--Royals        50   89  .360  29     30-37  20-52  08-19 28-34 08-24 WON  1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              81   58  .583   -     45-22  36-36  23-20 25-15 23-15 LOST 4
Angels           79   60  .568   2     39-30  40-30  25-18 26-14 21-17 LOST 2
Rangers          75   64  .540   6     43-25  32-39  22-18 23-20 20-18 LOST 2
e--Mariners      52   87  .374  29     33-36  19-51  12-28 19-24 12-26 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           81   58  .583   -     40-29  41-29  39-20 15-15 19-13 LOST 3
Marlins          72   63  .533   7     37-30  35-33  35-20 12-18 18-14 LOST 1
Phillies         71   69  .507  10 1/2 36-35  35-34  27-33 15-15 20-12 WON  3
Mets             61   78  .439  20     32-35  29-43  22-37 12-18 17-15 WON  1
Expos            59   80  .424  22     33-38  26-42  20-33 17-19 15-17 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        93   46  .669   -     48-23  45-23  19-11 48-28 15-06 LOST 1
Astros           77   64  .546  17     39-33  38-31  16-14 44-31 10-14 LOST 1
Cubs             74   62  .544  17 1/2 38-30  36-32  11-07 40-36 15-15 LOST 2
d--Pirates       64   76  .457  29 1/2 34-34  30-42  14-10 32-42 16-14 WON  1
d--Reds          63   76  .453  30     34-34  29-42  14-10 29-44 15-15 LOST 4
d--Brewers       61   77  .442  31 1/2 34-37  27-40  11-19 30-42 12-12 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          81   58  .583   -     42-25  39-33  14-18 20-13 37-19 WON  3
Giants           77   64  .546   5     42-31  35-33  19-13 15-15 32-29 WON  1
Padres           74   66  .529   7 1/2 36-36  38-30  18-14 19-17 29-25 LOST 1
Rockies          61   78  .439  20     33-36  28-42  11-21 10-20 32-27 WON  1
e--Diamondbacks  42   98  .300  39 1/2 21-47  21-51  09-23 12-18 15-45 LOST 7

d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB 
Redsox           84   55  .604   -
Angels           79   60  .568   5
Rangers          75   64  .540   9

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB 
Astros           77   64  .546   -
Giants           77   64  .546   -
Cubs             74   62  .544     1/2
Marlins          72   63  .533   2
Padres           74   66  .529   2 1/2
Phillies         71   69  .507   5 1/2

4) The Devil Rays were mathematically eliminated from the postseason.

5) The Orioles were mathematically eliminated winning the division title.

6) The Expos will be mathematically eliminated from winning the division title if they lose to the Braves.

7) The Pirates passed the Reds into sole possession of 4th place in the NL Central.

8) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 20
AL Central–Twins, 16
AL West–A’s, 22
AL wild card–Redsox, 19

NL East–Braves, 19
NL Central–Cardinals, 6 (over 2nd place Astros, but 8 over 3rd place Cubs)
NL West–Dodgers, 18
NL wild card–Astros/Giants, 22

9) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 6 1/2 game lead over the A’s for the #1 seed. The A’s have a 2 game lead over the Twins for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 12 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves and Dodgers are tied for the #2 seed.

10) Today’s schedule–

AL
Twins (Carlos Silva, 4.56) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 4.40), 7:05
Yankees (Javier Vazquez, 4.59) at Orioles (Rodrigo Lopez, 3.69), 7:35
BlueJays (Miguel Batista, 4.39) at Rangers (Ryan Drese, 3.84), 8:05
Devil Rays (Mark Hendrickson, 4.89) at Royals (Jimmy Gobble, 5.40), 8:10
Whitesox (Jon Garland, 5.01) at Angels (John Lackey, 4.89), 10:05
Redsox (Curt Schilling, 3.38) at Mariners (Ryan Franklin, 5.31), 10:05
Indians (Scott Elarton, 6.52) at A’s (Mark Mulder, 3.90), 10:05

NL
Marlins (Carl Pavano, 3.09, and Logan Kensing) at Cubs (Mark Prior, 4.87, and Kerry Wood, 3.30), DH, 2:20
Astros (Peter Munro, 5.16) at Pirates (John Van Benschoten, 6.64), 7:05
Brewers (Ben Hendrickson, 6.75) at Reds (Josh Hancock, 6.03), 7:10
Phillies (Brett Myers, 5.28) at Mets (Al Leiter, 3.05), 7:10
Expos (John Patterson, 5.16) at Braves (John Thomson, 4.17), 7:35
Padres (Brian Lawrence, 3.82) at Rockies (Shawn Estes, 5.91), 9:05
Giants (Brett Tomko, 4.60) at Diamondbacks (Randy Johnson, 2.80), 10:05
Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.44) at Dodgers (Kazuhisa Ishii, 4.59), 10:10

11) Yesterday’s HR–

Paul Konerko–#36
Steve Finley–#30 & #31
Vladimir Guerrero–#29
Carlos Delgado–#27
Chipper Jones–#27
Kevin Mench–#21
Pat Burrell–#20
Rondell White–#19
Derek Jeter–#19
Joe Crede–#17
Craig Monroe–#15 & #16
Mike Lieberthal–#15
Daryle Ward–#15
Placido Polanco–#14
Jimmy Rollins–#11
Eric Valent–#11
Adam Kennedy–#10
Orlando Cabrera–#8
Angel Berroa–#7
John Flaherty–#5
Chris Snyder–#5
Jose Lopez–#4
Brian Jordan–#4
Charles Thomas–#4
B.J. Upton–#3

12) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–38
T2) David Ortiz–36
T2) Paul Konerko–36*
T4) Gary Sheffield–33
T4) Alex Rodriguez–33
6) Mark Teixeira–30
T7) Hank Blalock–29
T7) Vladimir Guerrero–28
T9) Eric Chavez–27
T9) Carlos Delgado–27*

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–44
2) Albert Pujols–43
3) Adam Dunn–41
T4) Barry Bonds–40
T4) Jim Edmonds–40
T4) Jim Thome–40
-) Carlos Beltran–38 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
7) Jeromy Burnitz–34
8) Moises Alou–33
9) Scott Rolen–32
10) Steve Finley–31**

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

13) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.611, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.830, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.442, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–137, is 9th all time, on pace for 157, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–197, is 2nd all time, on pace for 226, Bonds holds the major league record with 198, 2002
BB above average–169, new major league record
career HR–has 698, is 2 away from 700, is 16 behind Ruth, is 57 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 457, tied Aaron for 2nd all time
career RCAA–1481, 2nd all time, Ruth holds the record with 1795

14) Carlos Delgado tied Hank Greenberg for 80th place on the all time HR list, with 331.

15) Chipper Jones passed Fred Lynn and tied Al Simmons and Greg Luzinski for 95th place on the all time HR list, with 307.


1) In the first game of their doubleheader, the Royals set a team record with 26 runs in a game, breaking the mark of 23 set in 1974. The Royals tied the AL record by getting 13 consecutive batters on base in the 3rd inning, tying the mark set by the 1956 Athletics. The Royals were then shutout in the nightcap. They still set the team record for runs in a doubleheader.

The Tigers set a team record for runs allowed in a game, breaking the mark of 24, set in 1912 and 1996.

2) Royals 3B Joe Randa tied the AL record with 6 hits in a 9 inning game. Obviously, that was in the first game of the doubleheader.

After -10 RCAA/.768 OPS and -2 RCAA/.800 OPS seasons, Randa is hitting .420 SLG, .356 OBA, .776 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 107 games. He has a .768 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -47 RCAA in 1262 games.

3) Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki broke his own AL record for singles in a season.

The new top 10–

SINGLES                       YEAR     1B     
1    Ichiro Suzuki            2004      194   
2    Ichiro Suzuki            2001      192   
3    Wade Boggs               1985      187   
4    Willie Wilson            1980      184   
5    Sam Rice                 1925      182   
6    Rod Carew                1974      180   
7    Jack Tobin               1921      179   
8    George Sisler            1922      178   
9    George Sisler            1925      176   
10   Al Simmons               1925      174   

4) The Redsox activated P Scott Williamson from the DL and designated minor league 3B Earl Snyder for assignment.

After 2.92 ERA/13 RSAA and 4.16 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Williamson is off to a 1.25 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 21 games. He has a 3.01 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46, and 67 RSAA in 262 games.

Snyder has -5 RCAA/.565 OPS in 19 career games, including 1 for 4, with -1 RCAA, in 1 game in 2004.

5) The Astros activated P Dan Miceli from the DL.

After 8.64 ERA/-3 RSAA (just 9 G) and 3.20 ERA/10 RSAA seasons, Miceli is off to a 3.97 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 62 games. He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and -12 RSAA in 567 games.

6) Due to Hurricane Ivan, the Marlins and Expos might play at least part of their 5 game series next week in Chicago.


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