Around the Majors: Tejada ties a record

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Tigers 6, Rangers 4
Orioles 9, Redsox 3
Angels 10, Whitesox 7
Royals 3, Yankees 1
Twins 6, Indians 2
A’s 11, Devil Rays 2
Mariners 3, BlueJays 0

NL
Mets 2, Diamondbacks 1
Pirates 9, Marlins 1
Braves 5, Nationals 4
Phillies 10, Giants 6
Astros 4, Reds 1
Cardinals 8, Rockies 6
Brewers 5, Padres 2
Cubs 9, Dodgers 5

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          32   20  .615   -     17-14  15-6   18-07 09-09 04-02 WON  1
Redsox           28   24  .538   4     14-8   14-16  14-16 03-01 09-06 LOST 1
BlueJays         28   25  .528   4 1/2 14-12  14-13  15-10 06-09 05-05 LOST 1
Yankees          27   25  .519   5     16-13  11-12  10-16 03-02 12-06 LOST 4
Devil Rays       19   35  .352  14     16-14   3-21  08-16 04-09 07-07 LOST 5

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         35   18  .660   -     17-7   18-11  06-04 18-04 09-09 LOST 1
Twins            30   21  .588   4     15-10  15-11  08-04 15-12 05-04 WON  1
Indians          25   26  .490   9     11-13  14-13  02-01 12-16 09-08 LOST 1
Tigers           24   26  .480   9 1/2 11-14  13-12  07-08 10-11 06-05 WON  1
Royals           15   37  .288  19 1/2  9-17   6-20  07-08 05-17 02-10 WON  2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Rangers          30   21  .588   -     17-12  13-9   06-06 12-07 09-08 LOST 1
Angels           31   22  .585   -     15-11  16-11  02-01 16-14 11-06 WON  1
Mariners         22   30  .423   8 1/2 11-15  11-15  08-13 06-06 06-10 WON  1
A's              20   32  .385  10 1/2 12-12   8-20  10-17 02-04 07-09 WON  3

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           29   23  .558   -     17-7   12-16  18-13 07-02 03-06 WON  1
Marlins          27   23  .540   1     18-12   9-11  15-13 04-05 05-05 LOST 3
Mets             27   26  .509   2 1/2 17-10  10-16  15-15 10-08 01-01 WON  1
Nationals        27   26  .509   2 1/2 14-9   13-17  12-13 06-07 08-04 LOST 1
Phillies         26   27  .491   3 1/2 12-10  14-17  12-18 09-07 03-01 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        34   18  .654   -     17-10  17-8   07-08 19-04 06-05 WON  1
Cubs             27   24  .529   6 1/2 15-12  12-12  04-05 14-12 08-05 WON  6
Brewers          25   27  .481   9     15-11  10-16  04-06 14-14 06-05 WON  1
Pirates          24   27  .471   9 1/2 10-13  14-14  03-00 12-19 09-08 WON  3
Reds             21   32  .396  13 1/2 15-14   6-18  09-07 09-19 02-04 LOST 2
Astros           20   32  .385  14     15-10   5-22  02-10 15-15 03-04 WON  2

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           33   20  .623   -     18-5   15-15  06-00 11-06 15-12 LOST 1
Diamondbacks     30   23  .566   3     16-12  14-11  03-05 05-05 20-12 LOST 1
Dodgers          26   26  .500   6 1/2 12-14  14-12  03-06 05-07 17-11 LOST 3
Giants           23   28  .451   9     14-15   9-13  01-04 07-06 13-17 LOST 6
Rockies          15   36  .294  17     11-13   4-23  04-05 03-10 08-21 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Rangers (Chris Young, 2.93) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 3.04), 1:05
Orioles (Hayden Penn, 1.93) at Redsox (Matt Clement, 3.06), 1:05
Indians (Scott Elarton, 5.77) at Twins (Johan Santana, 3.70), 1:10
Yankees (Carl Pavano, 4.18) at Royals (Ryan Jensen, 9.72), 8:10
BlueJays (Josh Towers, 4.14) at A’s (Kirk Saarloos, 4.74), 10:05

NL
Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 4.01) at Rockies (Shawn Chacon, 3.28), 3:05
Braves (Horacio Ramirez, 5.65) at Nationals (Esteban Loaiza, 3.61), 7:05
Giants (Brad Hennessey, 4.91) at Phillies (Jon Lieber, 4.41), 7:05
Marlins (Dontrelle Willis, 1.67) at Pirates (David Williams, 3.50), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Shawn Estes, 3.79) at Mets (Pedro Martinez, 2.79), 7:10
Cubs (Glendon Rusch, 2.35) at Padres (Tim Stauffer, 4.01), 10:05
Brewers (Ben Sheets, 3.62) at Dodgers (Derek Thompson, 3.60), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Derrek Lee–#17
Miguel Tejada–#14
Carlos Lee–#13
Richard Hidalgo–#11
Kevin Mench–#10
Dmitri Young–#9
Chase Utley–#9
Torii Hunter–#7
Carl Everett–#7
Ben Broussard–#6
Joe Crede–#6
Emil Brown–#6
Neifi Perez–#6
Olmedo Saenz–#6
Sammy Sosa–#5
Dallas McPherson–#5
Rob Mackowiak–#5
Geoff Jenkins–#5
Aaron Rowand–#4
Bernie Williams–#3
Jason Phillips–#3
Lance Berkman–#2
Geronimo Gil–#2
Johnny Estrada–#2
Wilson Betemit–#2
Mark Ellis–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–17
T2) Miguel Tejada–14*
T2) Alfonso Soriano–14
T4) Paul Konerko–13
T4) Mark Teixeira–13
T4) Richie Sexson–13
T7) Tino Martinez–12
T7) David Ortiz–12
T9) Manny Ramirez–11
T9) Brian Roberts–11
T9) Vernon Wells–11
T9) Richard Hidalgo–11*

NL
1) Derrek Lee–17*
2) Adam Dunn–14
T3) Troy Glaus–13
T3) Carlos Lee–13*
T5) Albert Pujols–12
T5) Bobby Abreu–12
T5) Cliff Floyd–12
T5) Andruw Jones–12
9) Jason Bay–11
T10) Jim Edmonds–10
T10) Carlos Delgado–10
T10) Milton Bradley–10
T10) Reggie Sanders–10
T10) Jose Guillen–10
T10) Ryan Klesko–10
T10) Corey Patterson–10
T10) Morgan Ensberg–10
T10) Miguel Cabrera–10
T10) Daryle Ward–10

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Orioles SS Miguel Tejada tied the American League record with 4 extra base hits in a game–3 2B, 1 HR.

After 19 RCAA/.807 OPS and 23 RCAA/.894 OPS seasons, Tejada is hitting .620 SLG, .371 OBA, .991 OPS, 17 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 69 RCAA in 1150 games.

Tejada ranks 9th in AL history for extra base hits above the league average for a SS–

EXTRA BASE HITS                 DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Alex Rodriguez              218      652      434   
2    Joe Cronin                  175      770      595   
3    Nomar Garciaparra           171      507      336   
4    Cal Ripken                  155      883      728   
5    Vern Stephens               142      505      363   
6    Robin Yount                  92      524      432   
7    Lou Boudreau                 83      519      436   
8    Rico Petrocelli              82      281      199   
9    Miguel Tejada                64      466      402   
10   Jose Valentin                47      353      306

1) According to NY Newsday, Roger Clemens is interested in being traded to the Rangers. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Rangers officials say there are no talks going on.

2) The Indians will place RF Juan Gonzalez on the 15 day DL.

After 7 RCAA/.901 OPS and -1 RCAA/.767 OPS seasons, Gonzalez is 0 for 1 in 1 game. He has a .904 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 277 RCAA in 1689 games. Gonzalez hasn’t played in more than 82 games in a season since 2001.

3) The Tigers called up SS Tony Giarratano and designated SS Jason Smith for assignment.

Giarratano was 2 for 3, with 1 RCAA, in his major league debut.

Smith has -14 RCAA/.629 OPS in 111 career games, including a .267 SLG, .217 OBA, .484 OPS, -4 RCAA in 21 games in 2004.

4) Tigers SS Carlos Guillen was out of yesterday’s lineup and is expected to be out today, to rest his right knee. He may be ready to return tomorrow.

Guillen had surgery in September and the knee has been bothering him from time to time. After -1 RCAA/.753 OPS and 36 RCAA/.921 OPS seasons, Guillen is hitting .497 SLG, .414 OBA, .911 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .776 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 01 RCAA in 664 games.

5) The Giants extended manager Felipe Alou’s contract through the 2006 season.

6) The Astros designated C Raul Chavez for assignment and called up C Humberto Quintero.

Chavez has -39 RCAA/.555 OPS in 139 career games, including a .250 SLG, .215 OBA, .465 OPS, -9 RCAA in 22 games in 2005.

Quintero had -7 RCAA/.621 OPS in 35 games with the 2003-04 Padres.

7) The Cubs sent P Jon Leicester to the minors when they called up P John Koronka.

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.

8) Mets Ps Felix Heredia and Bartolome Fortunato will have season ending surgeries today.

Heredia has an aneurysm in his shoulder and has been on the DL since April 19. After 2.69 ERA/15 RSAA and 6.28 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, he had a 0.00 ERA/1 RSAA in 3 games. Heredia has a 4.42 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.41, and -8 RSAA in 511 games.

Fortunato has a herniated disc in his lower back and has been on the DL all season. He had a 3.81 ERA/2 RSAA in 18 games with the 2004 Devil Rays and Mets.

9) Orioles 2B Brian Roberts was scratched from yesterday’s line, due to a strained right shoulder.

After -4 RCAA/.704 OPS and -10 RCAA/.720 OPS seasons, Roberts is off to a .642 SLG, .449 OBA, 1.091 OPS, 36 RCAA start in his first 50 games. He has a .737 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 6 RCAA in 434 games.

10) The Angels sent P Chris Bootcheck to the minors when they activated P Francisco Rodriguez from the DL.

Bootcheck has a 5.12 ERA/-2 RSAA in 7 career games, including a 0.00 ERA/4 RSAA in 3 games in 2005.

11) Brewers 3B Russell Branyan broke the middle finger on his right hand while trying to bunt and is probably headed for the DL.

After -1 RCAA/.759 OPS and 3 RCAA/.849 OPS seasons, Branyan is hitting .485 SLG, .371 OBA, .855 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 37 games. He has a .802 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and 7 RCAA in 488 games.

12) Mets 2B Miguel Cairo had to leave yesterday’s game, due to tightness in his left hamstring.

After -10 RCAA/.665 OPS and 1 RCAA/.763 OPS seasons, Cairo is off to a .386 SLG, .333 OBA, .720 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 30 games. He has a .692 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -78 RCAA in 859 games.

13) Redsox DH David Ortiz reached base safely 4 times–2 H, 2 BB.

After 33 RCAA/.961 OPS and 46 RCAA/.983 OPS seasons, Ortiz is hitting .563 SLG, .390 OBA, .952 OPS, 17 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .882 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and 110 RCAA in 785 games.

14) Orioles P Sidney Ponson’s line–6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.75 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.30 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Ponson is off to a 5.11 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.69 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.64, and -25 RSAA in 221 games.

15) Redsox P Tim Wakefield took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.09 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.87 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wakefield is off to a 5.03 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.32 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 90 RSAA in 435 games.

16) Angels P Paul Byrd took a pounding–6 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 3.90 ERA/35 and 3.94 ERA/5 RSAA seasons (2002 & ’04), Byrd is off to a 4.44 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.34 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.43, and 38 RSAA in 226 games.

17) Rangers P Ryan Drese took a pounding–6 1/3 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After a 4.20 ERA/21 RSAA season, Drese is off to a 6.04 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 5.29 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.52, and -25 RSAA in 91 games.

18) Yankees P Randy Johnson’s line–8 IP, 9 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 7 SO. Johnson pitched in his 500th career game.

After 4.26 ERA/6 RSAA and 2.60 ERA/50 RSAA seasons, Johnson is off to a 3.92 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.09 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.35, and 513 RSAA in 500 games.

19) Royals P D.J. Carrasco’s line–6 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After starting his career with 4.82 ERA/3 RSAA and 4.84 ERA/-2 RSAA seasons, Carrasco has a 3.04 ERA/3 RSAA in 4 starts. He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.51, and 4 RSAA in 84 games.

20) A’s LF Eric Byrnes had 3 hits, including a 2B and a 3B.

After 12 RCAA/.792 OPS and 13 RCAA/.814 OPS seasons, Byrnes is hitting .423 SLG, .338 OBA, .761 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .793 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 24 RCAA in 423 games.


1) Twins CF Torii Hunter had 5 hits (2 2B, 1 HR) and DH Lew Ford had 3 hits (1 2B).

After -11 RCAA/.762 OPS and -5 RCAA/.805 OPS seasons, Hunter is hitting .441 SLG, .322 OBA, .763 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .777 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -45 RCAA in 877 games.

After having 19 RCAA/.827 OPS in his first year as a starter, Ford is hitting .398 SLG, .359 OBA, .756 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 46 games. He has a .826 career OPS, compared to his league average of .766, and 28 RCAA in 234 games.

2) Twins P Brad Radke’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 6 SO.

After 4.49 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.48 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Radke is off to a 3.73 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.21 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.68, and 147 RSAA in 331 games.

3) Cubs 1B Derrek Lee had 5 hits (1 HR) and SS Neifi Perez had 4 hits (1 2B, 1 HR).

After 35 RCAA/.888 OPS and 13 RCAA/.860 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .727 SLG, .467 OBA, 1.194 OPS, 43 RCAA in his first 51 games. He has a .846 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 119 RCAA in 1078 games.

After -20 RCAA/.632 OPS and -23 RCAA/.632 OPS seasons, Perez is off to a .475 SLG, .342 OBA, .817 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 49 games. He has a .686 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -303 RCAA in 1157 games.

4) Devil Rays P Mark Hendrickson took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 13 H, 10 R, 9 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.51 ERA/-13 RSAA and 4.81 ERA/-8 RSAA seasons, Hendrickson is off to a 5.37 ERA/-8 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.94 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -21 RSAA in 87 games.

5) A’s P Barry Zito’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 3.30 ERA/24 RSAA and 4.48 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Zito is off to a 4.52 ERA/-2 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.49 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 114 RSAA in 165 games.

6) BlueJays P Gustavo Chacin’s line–7 2/3 IP, 10 H, 3 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

Chacin has a 3.22 ERA/13 RSAA in 13 career games, including a 3.36 ERA/9 RSAA in 11 starts in 2005.

7) Mariners P Gil Meche (6 2/3 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO) combined with Ron Villone, Jeff Nelson, Matt Thornton and Eddie Guardado for a shutout against the BlueJays.

After 4.59 ERA/-4 RSAA and 5.01 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Meche is off to a 4.57 ERA/-5 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.58 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.64, and -10 RSAA in 97 games.

8) Cardinals 2B Mark Grudzielanek had 4 hits (1 2B), 3B Scott Seabol had 3 hits (1 2B) and C Yadier Molina reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB).

After 6 RCAA/.782 OPS and -2 RCAA/.779 OPS seasons, Grudzielanek is hitting .494 SLG, .387 OBA, .881 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 48 games. He has a .725 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -67 RCAA in 1347 games.

Seabol has -1 RCAA/.591 OPS in 13 career games, including a .333 SLG, .286 OBA, .619 OPS, -1 RCAA in 12 games in 2005.

Molina has -13 RCAA/.652 OPS in 95 career games, including a .329 SLG, .294 OBA, .623 OPS, -8 RCAA in 44 games in 2005.

9) Rockies SS Clint Barmes (3 2B) and 2B Desi Relaford (1 2B) had 3 hits.

Barmes has -1 RCAA/.839 OPS in 82 career games, including a .510 SLG, .368 OBA, .878 OPS, 3 RCAA in 50 games in 2005.

After -23 RCAA/.691 OPS and -24 RCAA/.601 OPS seasons, Relaford is hitting .449 SLG, .396 OBA, .845 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .678 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -107 RCAA in 886 games.

10) Cardinals P Matt Morris took a pounding–6 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.76 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.72 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Morris is off to a 3.81 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.54 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.27, and 84 RSAA in 215 games.

11) Astros P Roy Oswalt’s line–7 IP, 4 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 3.06 ERA/12 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.10 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 117 RSAA in 132 games.

12) Dodgers 1B Olmedo Saenz reached base safely 4 times–1 H, 3 BB.

After 4 RCAA/.822 OPS and 3 RCAA/.856 OPS seasons (2002 & 2004), Saenz is hitting .655 SLG, .420 OBA, 1.075 OPS, 12 RCAA in his first 33 games. He has a .823 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 25 RCAA in 471 games.

13) Dodgers P Derek Lowe took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 13 H, 6 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.47 ERA/6 RSAA and 5.42 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Lowe is off to a 3.58 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 3.81 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 105 RSAA in 415 games.

14) Mets SS Jose Reyes had 3 hits and 3 SB.

After starting his career with 4 RCAA/.769 OPS and -9 RCAA/.644 OPS seasons, Reyes is off to a .426 SLG, .306 OBA, .732 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 52 games. He has a .719 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -10 RCAA in 174 games.

15) Diamondbacks P Brandon Webb’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 2 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 3.20 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 3.23 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 69 RSAA in 75 games.

16) Mets P Victor Zambrano’s line–8 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.21 ERA/7 RSAA and 4.37 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Zambrano is off to a 4.24 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.43 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and 3 RSAA in 148 games.

17) Giants 3B Edgardo Alfonzo had 3 hits, including a 2B and a 3B.

After -9 RCAA/.726 OPS and -7 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Alfonzo is hitting .441 SLG, .397 OBA, .838 OPS, 8 RCAA in his first 49 games. He has a .799 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 118 RCAA in 1416 games.

18) Phillies SS Jimmy Rollins had 4 hits (1 3B), RF Bobby Abreu (1 2B) and C Mike Lieberthal (1 2B) had 3 hits and LF Pat Burrell reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB).

After -12 RCAA/.707 OPS and 14 RCAA/.803 OPS seasons, Rollins is off to a .382 SLG, .320 OBA, .702 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 53 games. He has a .732 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -17 RCAA in 689 games.

After 38 RCAA/.877 OPS and 69 RCAA/.971 OPS seasons, Abreu is hitting .582 SLG, .464 OBA, 1.046 OPS, 34 RCAA in his first 53 games. He has a .934 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 376 RCAA in 1220 games.

After 18 RCAA/.825 OPS and -6 RCAA/.783 OPS seasons, Lieberthal is off to a .424 SLG, .344 OBA, .769 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 39 games. He has a .791 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 5 RCAA in 1028 games.

After -15 RCAA/.713 OPS and 9 RCAA/.821 OPS seasons, Burrell is off to a .515 SLG, .414 OBA, .929 OPS, 12 RCAA start in his first 47 games. He has a .828 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 61 RCAA in 743 games.

19) Phillies P Cory Lidle took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 9 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After 5.75 ERA/-21 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-19 RSAA seasons, Lidle is off to a 3.88 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.48 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46, and -1 RSAA in 226 games.

20) Pirates SS Jack Wilson had 4 hits (1 2B, 1 3B) and 1B Daryle Ward reached base safely 4 times (2 H (1 2B), 2 BB).

After -27 RCAA/.656 OPS and 6 RCAA/.794 OPS seasons, Wilson is off to a .351 SLG, .273 OBA, .624 OPS, -11 RCAA start in his first 48 games. He has a .670 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and -95 RCAA in 610 games.

After -13 RCAA/.403 OPS and -3 RCAA/.780 OPS seasons, Ward is hitting .542 SLG, .343 OBA, .886 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 45 games. He has a .766 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -27 RCAA in 594 games.

21) Marlins P Brian Moehler took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 10 H, 5 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

Moehler has a 4.45 ERA/21 RSAA in 156 career games, including a 2.59 ERA/9 RSAA in 12 games (8 starts) in 2005.

22) Pirates P Josh Fogg’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.26 ERA/-16 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Fogg is off to a 4.12 ERA/0 RSAA start in his first 10 starts. He has a 4.58 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -22 RSAA in 112 games.

23) Brewers CF Brady Clark and C Damian Miller had 3 hits.

After -7 RCAA/.733 OPS and 1 RCAA/.782 OPS seasons, Clark is hitting .482 SLG, .404 OBA, .886 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 52 games. He has a .771 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -4 RCAA in 479 games.

After -18 RCAA/.680 OPS and -11 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Miller is off to a .420 SLG, .355 OBA, .776 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 39 games. He has a .751 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -59 RCAA in 755 games.

24) Padres 3B Geoff Blum had 3 hits.

After -23 RCAA/.674 OPS and -20 RCAA/.614 OPS seasons, Blum is hitting .461 SLG, .354 OBA, .815 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .720 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and -64 RCAA in 716 games.

25) Brewers P Doug Davis’s line–8 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.

After 4.03 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.39 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, Davis is off to a 3.62 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 12 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.46, and 28 RSAA in 139 games.

26) Padres P Brian Lawrence took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 12 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/-7 RSAA and 4.12 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Lawrence is off to a 5.35 ERA/-11 RSAA start in his first 11 starts. He has a 4.03 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and -12 RSAA in 140 games.

27) Braves SS Wilson Betemit reached base safely 4 times–2 H (1 HR), 2 BB.

Betemit has -2 RCAA/.704 OPS in 65 career games, including a .595 SLG, .453 OBA, 1.048 OPS, 5 RCAA in 35 games in 2005.

28) Nationals C Brian Schneider reached base safely all 4 times up–1 H (1 2B), 3 BB.

After -25 RCAA/.703 OPS and -7 RCAA/.724 OPS seasons, Schneider is off to a .360 SLG, .303 OBA, .663 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 42 games. He has a .714 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -47 RCAA in 430 games.

29) Nationals P Tony Armas’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 4 BB, 2 SO.

After pitching in just 21 games in 2003-04, Armas has a 5.58 ERA/-5 RSAA in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 12 RSAA in 107 games.


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