Around the Majors: Wakefield passes Young

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Indians 2, Twins 1
Tigers 6, Royals 1
Orioles 8, Yankees 4
Rangers 6, BlueJays 5
Redsox 3, Devil Rays 1
Mariners 5, Whitesox 4
A’s 7, Angels 6

NL
Marlins 5, Mets 2
Reds 6, Astros 5
Nationals 7, Diamondbacks 3
Cubs 4, Pirates 2
Cardinals 3, Brewers 2
Giants 8, Rockies 6
Dodgers 6, Padres 0
Phillies 2, Braves 1 (10)

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles           8    4  .667   -      4-2    4-2   07-02 00-00 01-02 WON  3
BlueJays          8    5  .615     1/2  2-1    6-4   04-02 00-00 04-03 LOST 1
Redsox            7    5  .583   1      5-1    2-4   07-05 00-00 00-00 WON  4
Yankees           4    8  .333   4      3-3    1-5   04-08 00-00 00-00 LOST 4
Devil Rays        4    8  .333   4      4-5    0-3   02-07 00-00 02-01 LOST 3

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox          8    4  .667   -      4-2    4-2   00-00 06-03 02-01 LOST 1
Twins             8    4  .667   -      4-2    4-2   00-00 06-03 02-01 LOST 1
Indians           5    7  .417   3      2-4    3-3   00-00 05-07 00-00 WON  1
Tigers            5    7  .417   3      3-3    2-4   00-00 05-07 00-00 WON  2
Royals            4    8  .333   4      1-5    3-3   00-00 02-04 02-04 LOST 2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels            6    6  .500   -      3-3    3-3   00-00 01-02 05-04 LOST 2
A's               6    6  .500   -      3-3    3-3   04-05 00-00 02-01 WON  2
Mariners          6    6  .500   -      2-4    4-2   00-00 05-04 01-02 WON  1
Rangers           6    7  .462     1/2  3-4    3-3   02-02 00-00 04-05 WON  1

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Nationals         8    4  .667   -      3-0    5-4   05-04 00-00 03-00 WON  5
Braves            6    6  .500   2      3-3    3-3   06-06 00-00 00-00 LOST 2
Marlins           6    6  .500   2      5-4    1-2   06-06 00-00 00-00 WON  1
Mets              6    6  .500   2      5-1    1-5   03-03 03-03 00-00 LOST 1
Phillies          6    6  .500   2      3-3    3-3   04-05 02-01 00-00 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals         6    4  .600   -      2-3    4-1   01-02 05-02 00-00 WON  3
Reds              6    5  .545     1/2  5-1    1-4   03-00 03-05 00-00 WON  2
Cubs              6    6  .500   1      3-3    3-3   00-00 04-02 02-04 WON  2
Astros            5    6  .455   1 1/2  4-1    1-5   00-03 05-03 00-00 LOST 2
Brewers           5    6  .455   1 1/2  2-4    3-2   00-00 05-06 00-00 LOST 3
Pirates           4    8  .333   3      1-4    3-4   00-00 02-06 02-02 LOST 2

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers           9    2  .818   -      5-0    4-2   00-00 00-00 09-02 WON  5
Giants            6    5  .545   3      4-2    2-3   00-00 00-00 06-05 WON  1
Diamondbacks      6    6  .500   3 1/2  6-3    0-3   00-03 02-01 04-02 LOST 3
Padres            5    7  .417   4 1/2  2-2    3-5   00-00 04-03 01-04 LOST 3
Rockies           2    9  .182   7      2-3    0-6   00-00 00-00 02-09 LOST 1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
BlueJays (David Bush) at Redsox (Curt Schilling), 11 AM
Tigers (Jason Johnson) at Orioles (Erik Bedard), 7:05
Devil Rays (Rob Bell) at Yankees (Jaret Wright), 7:05
Twins (Kyle Lohse) at Whitesox (Jose Contreras), 8:05
A’s (Dan Haren) at Rangers (Chan Ho Park), 8:05
Indians (Cliff Lee) at Royals (Zack Greinke), 8:10
Mariners (Aaron Sele) at Angels (Paul Byrd), 10:05

NL
Marlins (Dontrelle Willis), at Nationals (Tomo Ohka), 7:05
Mets (Kazuhisa Ishii) at Phillies (Randy Wolf), 7:05
Cardinals (Mark Mulder) at Pirates (David Williams), 7:05
Cubs (Kerry Wood) at Reds (Matt Belisle), 7:10
Dodgers (Odalis Perez) at Brewers (Chris Capuano), 7:35
Braves (Tim Hudson) at Astros (Roger Clemens), 8:05
Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb) at Rockies (Shawn Chacon), 8:35
Giants (Brett Tomko) at Padres (Jake Peavy), 10:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Jeff Kent–#4
Jason Lane–#4
Joe Randa–#4
Vladimir Guerrero–#3
Miguel Tejada–#3
Hank Blalock–#3
Michael Tucker–#3
Wily Mo Pena–#3
Alex Rodriguez–#2
Ruben Sierra–#2
Melvin Mora–#2
Ron Belliard–#2
Edgar Renteria–#2
Michael Young–#2
Raul Ibanez–#2
Carl Everett–#2
Scott Rolen–#2
Brady Clark–#2
Milton Bradley–#2
Todd Helton–#1
Ichiro Suzuki–#1
Ivan Rodriguez–#1
Eli Marrero–#1
Garret Anderson–#1
Marco Scutaro–#1
J.D. Drew–#1
Victor Diaz–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Paul Konerko–6
2) Brian Roberts–5
T3) Vladimir Guerrero–3*
T3) Dmitri Young–3
T3) Hideki Matsui–3
T3) Jorge Cantu–3
T3) Alfonso Soriano–3
T3) Eric Hinske–3
T3) Nick Swisher–3
T3) Jason Varitek–3
T3) Richie Sexson–3
T3) David Ortiz–3
T3) Torii Hunter–3
T3) Miguel Tejada–3*
T3) Hank Blalock–3*

NL
1) Jose Guillen–5
T2) Jeff Kent–4*
T2) Troy Glaus–4
T2) Pat Burrell–4
T2) Reggie Sanders–4
T2) Clint Barmes–4
T2) Jason Lane–4*
T2) Joe Randa–4*
T9) Albert Pujols–3
T9) Jim Edmonds–3
T9) Xavier Nady–3
T9) Miguel Cabrera–3
T9) Chipper Jones–3
T9) Brian Giles–3
T9) David Ross–3
T9) Rafael Furcal–3
T9) Pedro Feliz–3
T9) Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–3
T9) Vinny Castilla–3
T9) Michael Tucker–3*
T9) Wily Mo Pena–3*

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Alex Rodriguez passed Jim Rice and Frank Howard into 48th place on the all time HR list, with 383.

7) Jeff Kent passed Jim Edmonds and David Justice and tied Fred Lynn and Vinny Castilla for 98th place on the all time HR list, with 306.

8) On Saturday, Giants LF Pedro Feliz hit his 50th career HR.

After -11 RCAA/.790 OPS in his first year with more than 100 games, Feliz is off to a .556 SLG, .380 OBA, .936 OPS, 3 RCAA start in his first 11 games. He has a .744 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -31 RCAA in 419 games.

9) Redsox P Tim Wakefield passed Cy Young into 3rd place on the team’s career SO list.

After 4.09 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.87 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Wakefield is off to a 1.37 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 3 starts. He has a 4.27 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 101 RSAA in 427 games.

The new top 10–

STRIKEOUTS           
1    Roger Clemens              2590   
2    Pedro Martinez             1683   
3    Tim Wakefield              1343   
4    Cy Young                   1341   
5    Luis Tiant                 1075   
6    Bruce Hurst                1043   
7    Joe Wood                    986   
8    Bill Monbouquette           969   
9    Frank Sullivan              821   
10   Ray Culp                    794   

Wakefield is only 44th vs. the league average–

STRIKEOUTS                      DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Roger Clemens               825     2590     1765   
2    Pedro Martinez              714     1683      969   
3    Joe Wood                    335      986      651   
4    Dick Radatz                 268      627      359   
5    Cy Young                    266     1341     1075   
6    Dutch Leonard               210      771      561   
7    Mark Clear                  185      403      218   
8    Bruce Hurst                 176     1043      867   
9    Mickey McDermott            166      499      333   
10   Lefty Grove                 141      743      602   
...
T42  Curt Schilling               42      208      166   
44   Tim Wakefield                39     1343     1304

10) The Rangers placed P Ryan Bukvich on the 15 day DL and called up P Nick Regilio.

Bukvich has a sore elbow. He has a 6.94 ERA/-9 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 11.25 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 4 games.

11) The Reds placed P Ramon Ortiz on the 15 day DL, retroactive to April 9.

Ortiz has a strained right groin. After 5.20 ERA/-20 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, he allowed 1 run in 5 IP in his only 2005 start. Ortiz has a 4.59 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and -4 RSAA in 158 games.

12) Angels C Bengie Molina had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained right quadriceps, and could be headed for the DL.

After -6 RCAA/.746 OPS and -14 RCAA/.717 OPS seasons, Molina is off to a .581 SLG, .389 OBA, .970 OPS, 3 RCAA start in his first 11 games. He has a .694 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -84 RCAA in 611 games.

Molina ranks 5th on the Angels list for worst career RCAA–

RCAA   
1    Gary DiSarcina             -223   
2    Bob Boone                  -129   
3    Bob Rodgers                -117   
4    Dick Schofield              -99   
5    Bengie Molina               -84   
6    Sandy Alomar Sr.            -78   
7    Jorge Fabregas              -68   
8    Damion Easley               -56   
9    Dave Chalk                  -49   
T10  Rob Wilfong                 -48   
T10  Matt Walbeck                -48   

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