Around the Majors: Wells will come off the DL

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Indians 13, Angels 5
Tigers 4, Devil Rays 3 (11)
Whitesox 5, Rangers 2
BlueJays 10, Twins 3
Orioles 12, Royals 8
Yankees 6, Mariners 0
Redsox 7, A’s 5

NL
Cubs 4, Pirates 3
Mets 2, Reds 1
Phillies 7, Cardinals 5
Astros 3, Diamondbacks 0
Brewers 8, Nationals 2
Rockies 9, Giants 4
Padres 3, Braves 2
Dodgers 14, Marlins 5

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          25   13  .658   -     13-9   12-4   16-06 08-05 01-02 WON  3
Redsox           23   16  .590   2 1/2 11-5   12-11  11-10 03-01 09-05 WON  1
BlueJays         21   18  .538   4 1/2  8-9   13-9   12-10 05-05 04-03 WON  2
Yankees          21   19  .525   5     12-11   9-8   09-14 00-00 12-05 WON  10
Devil Rays       14   26  .350  12     12-12   2-14  08-16 03-08 03-02 LOST 3

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         28   12  .700   -     14-6   14-6   06-04 18-04 04-04 WON  1
Twins            21   16  .568   5 1/2 10-8   11-8   04-03 12-09 05-04 LOST 1
Tigers           18   19  .486   8 1/2  8-10  10-9   03-04 10-11 05-04 WON  1
Indians          17   21  .447  10      6-10  11-11  02-01 09-13 06-07 WON  1
Royals           11   28  .282  16 1/2  5-14   6-14  04-07 05-17 02-04 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           22   17  .564   -     10-9   12-8   02-01 09-10 11-06 LOST 1
Rangers          21   19  .525   1 1/2  9-12  12-7   06-06 06-05 09-08 LOST 1
A's              15   24  .385   7      8-12   7-12  06-14 02-01 07-09 LOST 1
Mariners         15   24  .385   7      6-13   9-11  03-08 06-06 06-10 LOST 2

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           23   16  .590   -     13-5   10-11  13-09 07-02 03-05 LOST 2
Marlins          20   16  .556   1 1/2 12-8    8-8   12-09 04-02 04-05 LOST 1
Nationals        21   18  .538   2     10-8   11-10  10-12 03-02 08-04 LOST 1
Mets             21   19  .525   2 1/2 14-7    7-12  12-11 09-08 00-00 WON  2
Phillies         18   22  .450   5 1/2  9-9    9-13  09-15 08-06 01-01 WON  2

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        24   14  .632   -     12-9   12-5   04-06 16-04 04-04 LOST 1
Brewers          19   19  .500   5     11-9    8-10  04-04 13-12 02-03 WON  1
Cubs             17   20  .459   6 1/2  9-8    8-12  04-05 11-11 02-04 WON  1
Pirates          17   20  .459   6 1/2  5-11  12-9   00-00 10-13 07-07 LOST 1
Astros           15   23  .395   9     13-7    2-16  02-10 10-11 03-02 WON  3
Reds             14   25  .359  10 1/2  9-10   5-15  06-06 06-15 02-04 LOST 3

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Padres           24   16  .600   -     15-4    9-12  05-00 09-05 10-11 WON  6
Diamondbacks     23   17  .575   1     14-8    9-9   02-04 03-05 18-08 LOST 1
Dodgers          22   17  .564   1 1/2 11-8   11-9   03-05 05-04 14-08 WON  1
Giants           18   20  .474   5     10-10   8-10  01-02 07-06 10-12 LOST 3
Rockies          11   25  .306  11      9-10   2-15  04-05 00-00 07-20 WON  1

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Angels (Bartolo Colon, 2.91) at Indians (Jake Westbrook, 6.53), 12:05
Rangers (Ryan Drese, 6.14) at WHitesox (Mark Buehrle, 3.73), 2:05
Redsox (David Wells, 4.91) at A’s (Keiichi Yabu, 3.20), 3:35
Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.67) at Tigers (Wilfredo Ledezma, 5.57), 7:05
Orioles (Bruce Chen, 3.38) at Royals (D.J. Carrasco, 3.00), 8:10
BlueJays (David Bush, 5.02) at Twins (Kyle Lohse, 5.65), 8:10
Yankees (Mike Mussina, 3.46) at Mariners (Jamie Moyer, 5.53), 10:05

NL
Cubs (Glendon Rusch, 2.88) at Pirates (Kip Wells, 4.53), 12:35
Reds (Eric Milton, 7.21) at Mets (Tom Glavine, 5.77), 1:10
Marlins (Josh Beckett, 2.40) at Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 5.15), 3:10
Braves (Horacio Ramirez, 3.47) at Padres (Adam Eaton, 3.42), 3:35
Cardinals (Chris Carpenter, 4.02) at Phillies (Jon Lieber, 3.31), 7:05
Giants (Brad Hennessey, 4.15) at Rockies (Shawn Chacon, 3.28), 7:05
Brewers (Chris Capuano, 3.93) at Nationals (Esteban Loaiza, 3.54), 7:05
Diamondbacks (Russ Ortiz, 4.91) at Astros (Andy Pettitte, 3.29), 8:05

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Alex Rodriguez–#13
Derrek Lee–#11 & #12
Bobby Abreu–#11
Brian Roberts–#11
Andruw Jones–#10
Carlos Lee–#8
Jason Bay–#8
Pat Burrell–#8
Justin Morneau–#7
Vernon Wells–#6
A.J. Pierzynski–#6
Jay Gibbons–#6
Jhonny Peralta–#6
Nick Johnson–#6
Carlos Delgado–#5
Torii Hunter–#5
Marcus Thames–#5
Travis Hafner–#5
Brady Clark–#5
Rafael Palmeiro–#4
Jason Giambi–#4
Eric Chavez–#3
Ben Broussard–#3
Dustan Mohr–#3
Todd Greene–#3
Olmedo Saenz–#3
Kaz Matsui–#3
Orlando Hudson–#2
Josh Phelps–#2
Omar Infante–#2
Sal Fasano–#2
Rob Mackowiak–#2
Matt Holliday–#1
David Eckstein–#1
Ryan Howard–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
1) Alex Rodriguez–13*
2) Tino Martinez–12
T3) Alfonso Soriano–11
T3) Richie Sexson–11
T3) Brian Roberts–11*
T6) Manny Ramirez–10
T6) Miguel Tejada–10
T6) David Ortiz–10
T9) Paul Konerko–9
T9) Mike Sweeney–9

NL
1) Derrek Lee–12**
T2) Troy Glaus–11
T2) Adam Dunn–11
T2) Cliff Floyd–11
T2) Bobby Abreu–11*
T6) Milton Bradley–10
T6) Reggie Sanders–10
T6) Andruw Jones–10*
T9) Albert Pujols–9
T9) Ryan Klesko–9

**–hit 2 yesterday
*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Carlos Delgado passed Jack Clark into 73rd place on the all time HR list, with 341.

7) Cubs 1B Derrek Lee hit 2 HR and had 4 hits, including a 2B.

After 35 RCAA/.888 OPS and 13 RCAA/.860 OPS seasons, Lee is hitting .730 SLG, .457 OBA, 1.187 OPS, 31 RCAA in his first 37 games. He has a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 107 RCAA in 1064 games.


1) The Redsox sent P Cla Meredith to the minors and will P David Wells from the DL today.

After 4.14 ERA/5 RSAA and 3.73 ERA/5 RSAA seasons, Wells is off to a 4.91 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.04 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.49, and 132 RSAA in 593 games.

Meredith has a 27.00 ERA/-6 RSAA in his first 3 career games.

2) Tigers SS Carlos Guillen had to leave yesterday’s game, due to soreness in his right knee, and is day to day.

After -1 RCAA/.753 OPS and 36 RCAA/.921 OPS seasons, Guillen is hitting .523 SLG, .428 OBA, .950 OPS, 13 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .777 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 31 RCAA in 658 games.

3) Mariners 3B Adrian Beltre had to leave yesterday’s game, due to tightness in his left hamstring.

After -14 RCAA/.714 OPS and 64 RCAA/1.017 OPS seasons, Beltre is off to a .359 SLG, .264 OBA, .623 OPS, -6 RCAA start in his first 39 games. He has a .787 career OPS, compared to his league average of .777, and 38 RCAA in 1005 games.

4) Braves 3B Chipper Jones was scratched from yesterday’s line, due to a strained muscle in his left side, and is day to day.

After 43 RCAA/.920 OPS and 11 RCAA/.847 OPS seasons, Jones is hitting .631 SLG, .464 OBA, 1.094 OPS, 19 RCAA in his first 35 games. He has a .940 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 448 RCAA in 1577 games.

5) The Braves placed P John Thomson on the 15 day DL and called up P Matt Childers.

Thomson was initially diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon, but the team fears it’s torn. He’ll have a MRI. After 4.85 ERA/4 RSAA and 3.72 ERA/13 RSAA seasons, Thomson is off to a 3.42 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.65 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31 and 38 RSAA in 187 games.

Childers had a 12.00 ERA/-8 RSAA in 8 games with the 2002 Brewers.

6) The Orioles released minor league INF Enrique Wilson. The Cubs signed Wilson, put him on the major league roster, sent INF Ronny Cedeno to the minors and moved P Chad Fox from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

After -10 RCAA/.534 OPS and -7 RCAA/.639 OPS seasons, Wilson had a .325 SLG, .254 OBA, .579 OPS, -18 RCAA in 93 games with the 2004 Yankees. He has a .640 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -86 RCAA in 540 games.

Cedeno hit .500 SLG, .313 OBA, .813 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 10 career games.

7) The Cubs traded minor league INF Mike Moriarty to the Orioles for future considerations.

Moriarty had -3 RCAA/.438 OPS in 8 games with the 2002 Orioles.

8) The Mets designated minor league P Bobby Keppel for assignment.

9) Padres 2B Mark Loretta had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a sprained left thumb, and will reevaluated today.

After 19 RCAA/.814 OPS and 44 RCAA/.886 OPS seasons, Loretta is hitting .344 SLG, .388 OBA, .732 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 40 games. He has a .778 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 35 RCAA in 1165 games.

10) Phillies C Mike Lieberthal reached 1000 career hits.

After 18 RCAA/.825 OPS and -6 RCAA/.783 OPS seasons, Lieberthal is off to a .384 SLG, .330 OBA, .714 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 30 games. He has a .789 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 3 RCAA in 1019 games.

11) Indians LF Coco Crisp had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a sprained right thumb.

After -12 RCAA/.655 OPS and 2 RCAA/.790 OPS seasons, Crisp is off to a .428 SLG, .347 OBA, .775 OPS, 5 RCAA start in his first 38 games. He has a .731 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -6 RCAA in 308 games.

12) Royals CF David DeJesus was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a left foot injury.

DeJesus originally injured his heel in the last week of April, this injury is related to it, and he had a MRI yesterday. After a -1 RCAA/.763 OPS rookie season, he is off to a .369 SLG, .318 OBA, .687 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 36 games. DeJesus has a .746 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and -5 RCAA in 144 games.

13) Rangers P Pedro Astacio took a pounding–6 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After pitching in just 12 games in 2003-04, Astacio is off to a 6.04 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.64 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 0 RSAA in 359 games.

14) Whitesox P Jon Garland’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After 4.51 ERA/-1 RSAA and 4.89 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Garland is off to a 2.41 ERA/15 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 17 RSAA in 157 games.

15) Indians DH Travis Hafner (3 H (1 HR), 1 BB) and 2B Ronnie Belliard (3 H, 1 BB) reached base safely 4 times.

After 6 RCAA/.812 OPS and 51 RCAA/.993 OPS seasons, Hafner is hitting .484 SLG, .393 OBA, .877 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 34 games. He has a .906 career OPS, compared to his league average of .764, and 65 RCAA in 288 games.

After -6 RCAA/.760 OPS and 0 RCAA/.774 OPS seasons, Belliard is off to a .443 SLG, .305 OBA, .748 OPS, -1 RCAA start in his first 34 games. He has a .749 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and -39 RCAA in 791 games.

16) Reds P Ramon Ortiz’s line–7 IP, 6 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 5.20 ERA/-20 RSAA and 4.43 ERA/2 RSAA seasons, Ortiz is off to a 5.55 ERA/-4 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.63 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and -9 RSAA in 162 games.

17) Mets P Kazuhisa Ishii’s line–6 1/3 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.86 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.71 ERA/-11 RSAA seasons, Ishii is off to a 3.96 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.28 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -17 RSAA in 90 games.

18) Cardinals P Jeff Suppan’s line–3 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.19 ERA/4 RSAA and 4.16 ERA/0 RSAA seasons, Suppan is off to a 4.27 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.79 career ERA, compared to his league of 4.56, and -7 RSAA in 261 games.

19) Cubs P Mark Prior’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 3 R/ER, 1 BB, 6 SO.

After 2.43 ERA/42 RSAA and 4.02 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Prior is off to a 2.93 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 3.07 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.25, and 66 RSAA in 77 games.

20) Pirates P Josh Fogg’s line–6 2/3 IP, 10 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.26 ERA/-16 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Fogg is off to a 3.77 ERA/2 RSAA start in his first 7 starts. He has a 4.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -20 RSAA in 109 games.

21) Braves P John Smoltz’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 1.12 ERA/22 RSAA and 2.76 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Smoltz is off to a 2.83 ERA/9 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.26 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.02, and 248 RSAA in 611 games.

22) Padres P Darrell May’s line–5 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.77 ERA/32 RSAA and 5.61 ERA/-25 RSAA seasons, May is off to a 4.43 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 12 games (2 starts). He has a 4.96 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and -7 RSAA in 149 games.

23) Brewers CF Brady Clark had 4 hits, including a HR.

After -7 RCAA/.733 OPS and 1 RCAA/.782 OPS seasons, Clark is hitting .500 SLG, .419 OBA, .919 OPS, 8 RCAA in his first 38 games. He has a .769 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and -4 RCAA in 465 games.

24) Brewers P Wes Obermueller’s line–8 IP, 2 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 4 SO.

Obermueller has a 5.39 ERA/-24 RSAA in 48 career games, including a 2.63 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 9 games (3 starts).

25) Nationals P Claudio Vargas took a pounding–1 1/3 IP, 7 H, 6 R/ER, 2 BB, 1 SO.

After starting his career with 4.34 ERA/10 RSAA and 5.25 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Vargas is off to a 7.36 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 2 starts. He has a 4.88 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and -8 RSAA in 70 games.


1) Rockies 1B Todd Helton set the team record for career games.

After 80 RCAA/1.088 OPS and 78 RCAA/1.088 OPS seasons, Helton is hitting .534 SLG, .444 OBA, .978 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 36 games. He has a 1.046 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 405 RCAA in 1171 games.

The new top 10–

GAMES  
1    Todd Helton                1171   
2    Larry Walker               1170   
3    Vinny Castilla             1083   
4    Dante Bichette             1018   
5    Andres Galarraga            679   
6    Neifi Perez                 668   
7    Eric Young                  613   
8    Walt Weiss                  523   
9    Ellis Burks                 520   
10   John Vander Wal             465   

2) Angels P Ervin Santana took a pounding–4 IP, 8 H, 6 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

Santana was making his major league debut.

3) Devil Rays RF Alex Sanchez reached base safely all 4 times up–3 H, 1 BB.

After -15 RCAA/.681 OPS and -7 RCAA/.721 OPS seasons, Sanchez is hitting .484 SLG, .381 OBA, .865 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 26 games. He has a .702 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and -25 RCAA in 391 games.

4) Tigers 3B Brandon Inge reached base safely all 5 times up–2 H (1 2B), 3 BB.

After -22 RCAA/.605 OPS and 6 RCAA/.793 OPS seasons, Inge is hitting .522 SLG, .429 OBA, .951 OPS, 15 RCAA in his first 37 games. He has a .674 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and -40 RCAA in 446 games.

5) Devil Rays P Casey Fossum’s line–5 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After 5.47 ERA/-6 RSAA and 6.65 ERA/-35 RSAA seasons, Fossum is off to a 3.86 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 12 games (1 start). He has a 5.18 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.42, and -31 RSAA in 114 games.

6) Tigers P Jason Johnson’s line–8 IP, 7 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 4.18 ERA/3 RSAA and 5.13 ERA/-15 RSAA seasons, Johnson is off to a 3.93 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.91 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and -56 RSAA in 190 games.

7) Orioles 1B Rafael Palmeiro had 4 hits, including a HR.

After 18 RCAA/.867 OPS and 2 RCAA/.796 OPS seasons, Palmeiro is off to a .393 SLG, .321 OBA, .715 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 38 games. He has a .887 career OPS, compared to his league average of .754, and 561 RCAA in 2759 games.

8) Orioles P Sidney Ponson took a pounding–1 1/3 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO.

After 3.75 ERA/13 RSAA and 5.30 ERA/-12 RSAA seasons, Ponson is off to a 5.94 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 4.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.64, and -27 RSAA in 218 games.

9) Royals P Jose Lima took a pounding–3 IP, 8 H, 7 R/ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

After 4.91 ERA/2 RSAA and 4.07 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Lima is off to a 7.77 ERA/-19 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 5.09 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.48, and -95 RSAA in 321 games.

10) BlueJays P Josh Towers’s line–5 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 S0.

Towers has a 4.74 ERA/-8 RSAA in 72 career games, including a 3.17 ERA/8 RSAA in 8 starts in 2005.

11) Twins P Johan Santana took a pounding–5 1/3 IP, 9 H, 7 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.07 ERA/27 RSAA and 2.61 ERA/54 RSAA seasons, Santana is off to a 3.96 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 8 starts. He has a 3.52 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 89 RSAA in 160 games.

12) Redsox P Matt Clement took a pounding–5 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 2 SO.

After 4.11 ERA/3 RSAA and 3.68 ERA/18 RSAA seasons, Clement is off to a 3.56 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.30 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.38, and -3 RSAA in 203 games.

13) Yankees DH Jason Giambi had 3 hits, including a HR.

After 51 RCAA/.939 OPS and -4 RCAA/.720 OPS seasons, Giambi is hitting .371 SLG, .390 OBA, .761 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 32 games. He has a .978 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and 444 RCAA in 1376 games.

14) Yankees P Carl Pavano (9 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 0 BB, 7 SO) pitched a shutout against the Mariners.

After 4.30 ERA/-7 RSAA and 3.00 ERA/27 RSAA seasons, Pavano is off to a 4.00 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.20 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and -3 RSAA in 176 games. It was his 4th career SHO.

15) Mariners P Julio Mateo took a pounding–5 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 1 BB, 1 SO.

After 3.15 ERA/12 RSAA and 4.68 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Mateo is off to a 2.00 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 12 games (1 start). He has a 3.57 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 15 RSAA in 119 games. Mateo was making his 1st career start.

16) Giants P Noah Lowry took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 10 H, 7 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

Lowry has a 4.47 ERA/-1 RSAA in 28 career games, including a 6.45 ERA/-10 RSAA in 8 starts in 2005.

17) Diamondbacks P Javier Vazquez’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 SO.

After 3.24 ERA/48 RSAA and 4.91 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Vazquez is off to a 4.03 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 4.25 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.39, and 45 RSAA in 233 games.

18) Astros P Roy Oswalt (8 IP, 5 H, 0 R/ER, 1 BB, 8 SO) combined with Brad Ridge for a shutout against the Diamondbacks.

After 2.97 ERA/21 RSAA and 3.49 ERA/22 RSAA seasons, Oswalt is off to a 3.50 ERA/6 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.26, and 111 RSAA in 129 games.

19) Dodgers SS Cesar Izturis had 5 hits (2 2B) and 1B Olmedo Seanz reached base safely 4 times (3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB).

After -31 RCAA/.597 OPS and -8 RCAA/.710 OPS seasons, Izturis is hitting .423 SLG, .387 OBA, .809 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 39 games. He has a .633 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -73 RCAA in 560 games.

After 4 RCAA/.822 OPS and 3 RCAA/.856 OPS seasons (2002 & ’04), Saenz is hitting .597 SLG, .414 OBA, 1.011 OPS, 7 RCAA in his first 23 games. He has a .814 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 20 RCAA in 461 games.

20) Dodgers P Derek Lowe’s line–6 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.47 ERA/6 RSAA and 5.42 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Lowe is off to a 3.07 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 9 starts. He has a 3.79 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.60, and 108 RSAA in 412 games.


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