Around the Majors: White Sox can sweep tonight

1) Yesterday’s score–

White Sox 7, Astros 5 (14) (White Sox lead the series, 3-0)

2) Today’s game–

White Sox (Freddy Garcia, 3.87, 15 RSAA) at Astros (Brandon Backe, 4.76, -11 RSAA), 8:05

3) WHITE SOX 7, ASTROS 5

                1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14  R   H  E
                - - - - - - - - - -- -- -- -- --  -  --  -
White Sox       0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0  0  0  0  0  2  7  14  3
Astros          1 0 2 1 0 0 0 1 0  0  0  0  0  0  5   8  1

* White Sox 1B Paul Konerko (1 H, 2 BB, 1 HBP) and 3B Joe Crede (2 H (1 HR), 1 BB, 1 HBP) reached base safely 4 times.

KONERKO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27  -22  .305  .399  .704  .328   3.34  .234  18   65    0  137  White Sox    
2004   28   14  .359  .535  .894  .567   6.39  .277  41  117    1  155  White Sox    
2005   29   38  .375  .534  .909  .673   7.45  .283  40  100    0  158  White Sox    
CAR         63  .349  .488  .837  .543   5.79  .279 210  692    4 1123 
LG AVG       0  .338  .432  .770  .500   5.12  .270 128  540   68 
POS AVG    101  .360  .471  .831  .570   6.05  .275 178  665   23 

CREDE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   -7  .308  .433  .741  .457   4.50  .261  19   75    1  151  White Sox    
2004   26  -23  .299  .418  .717  .350   3.93  .239  21   69    1  144  White Sox    
2005   27   -5  .303  .454  .756  .465   4.65  .252  22   62    1  132  White Sox    
CAR        -36  .303  .439  .743  .433   4.45  .255  74  251    4  504 
LG AVG       0  .334  .429  .764  .500   5.02  .268  56  234   28 
POS AVG     -7  .329  .427  .756  .487   4.88  .262  59  235   25 

* Astros LF Lance Berkman reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB) and CF Willy Taveras (1 HBP) and C Brad Ausmus were 0 for 6.

BERKMAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   40  .412  .515  .927  .678   8.03  .288  25   93    5  153  Astros       
2004   28   69  .450  .566 1.016  .762   9.98  .316  30  106    9  160  Astros       
2005   29   35  .411  .524  .934  .690   7.67  .293  24   82    4  132  Astros       
CAR        289  .416  .557  .973  .708   8.74  .302 180  617   44  907 
LG AVG       0  .342  .434  .775  .500   5.22  .269  99  400   51 
POS AVG     73  .358  .472  .830  .567   6.09  .276 126  454   57 

TAVERAS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   22    0  .000  .000  .000  .000   0.00  .000   0    0    1   10  Astros       
2005   23  -13  .325  .341  .666  .423   4.18  .291   3   29   34  152  Astros       
CAR        -13  .324  .341  .665  .421   4.16  .290   3   29   35  162 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268  18   74    9 
POS AVG     -2  .338  .422  .760  .491   5.01  .270  17   65   16 

AUSMUS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   34  -32  .303  .291  .594  .260   3.02  .229   4   47    5  143  Astros       
2004   35  -26  .306  .325  .631  .277   3.13  .248   5   31    2  129  Astros       
2005   36  -14  .351  .331  .682  .378   3.77  .258   3   47    5  134  Astros       
CAR       -207  .328  .353  .680  .361   3.82  .255  71  508   92 1577 
LG AVG       0  .342  .431  .774  .500   5.20  .271 169  714  101 
POS AVG   -127  .324  .402  .726  .417   4.38  .257 151  677   30 

* Astros P Roy Oswalt took a pounding–6 IP, 8 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 3 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   21   2.97   21  21  127.1  108  7.63 10.60  10   5   0  10   5  Astros       
2004 26   22   3.49   36  35  237    206  7.82 11.62  20  10   0  18  12  Astros       
2005 27   32   2.94   35  35  241.2  184  6.85 11.14  20  12   0  21  11  Astros       
CAREER   137   3.07  155 145  980.2  850  7.80 10.95  83  39   0  79  43 
LG AVG     0   4.25           980.2  733  6.73 12.75  55  55 

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Joe Crede
Geoff Blum
Jason Lane

5) Today’s birthdays–

ARMANDO ALMANZA, 1972, AGE: 33
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 30  -12   6.08   51   0   50.1   49  8.76 15.38   4   5   0   3   6  Marlins      
2004 31   -2   6.17   13   0   11.2   13 10.03 13.11   1   1   0   1   1  Braves       
2005 32    1   2.25    6   0    4      2  4.50 18.00   0   0   0   0   0  Diamondbacks 
CAREER   -15   4.82  254   0  214.2  232  9.73 13.88  14  13   2  12  15 
LG AVG     0   4.36           214.2  161  6.77 12.92  12  12 

JAIME CERDA, 1978, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24   -6   5.85   27   0   32.1   19  5.29 14.47   1   1   0   1   1  Mets         
2004 25    6   3.15   53   0   45.2   33  6.50 14.58   1   4   2   3   2  Royals       
2005 26   -5   6.63   20   0   19     18  8.53 15.16   1   4   0   2   3  Royals       
CAREER    -1   4.26  132   0  122.2   91  6.68 14.31   3   9   2   6   6 
LG AVG     0   4.39           122.2   89  6.52 12.88   7   7 

KID GLEASON, 1866-1933
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1898   31  -35  .278  .253  .531  .279   2.84  .221   0   62   21  150  Giants       
1899   32  -36  .293  .302  .595  .306   3.67  .264   0   59   29  146  Giants       
1905   38  -33  .302  .303  .604  .324   3.22  .247   1   50   16  155  Phillies     
CAR       -311  .311  .317  .628  .375   4.16  .261  15  823  328 1966 
LG AVG       0  .342  .367  .709  .500   5.60  .278  48  966  361 
POS AVG   -202  .323  .335  .658  .426   4.68  .260  34  875  288 

TOMMY GRIFFITH, 1889-1967
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1915   25   18  .355  .436  .790  .619   4.78  .307   4   85    6  160  Reds         
1921   31   11  .364  .464  .828  .569   6.09  .312  12   71    3  129  Dodgers      
1922   32   10  .361  .453  .814  .588   6.12  .316   4   49    7   99  Dodgers      
CAR         10  .328  .382  .711  .508   4.46  .280  52  619   70 1401 
LG AVG       0  .332  .373  .705  .500   4.42  .275  42  534  133 
POS AVG     55  .344  .391  .735  .538   4.81  .281  51  552  142 

MIKE HARGROVE, 1949, AGE: 56
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1974   24   27  .395  .424  .819  .701   6.28  .323   4   66    0  131  Rangers      
1976   26   28  .397  .384  .781  .665   5.95  .287   7   58    2  151  Rangers      
1977   27   39  .420  .476  .897  .688   7.41  .305  18   69    2  153  Rangers      
CAR        201  .396  .391  .787  .609   5.71  .290  80  686   24 1666 
LG AVG       0  .327  .391  .718  .500   4.39  .263 126  644  105 
POS AVG     85  .341  .420  .760  .547   4.94  .273 161  755   68 

TOBY HARRAH, 1948, AGE: 57
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1975   26   42  .403  .458  .861  .714   7.11  .293  20   93   23  151  Rangers      
1977   28   36  .393  .479  .872  .664   6.99  .263  27   87   27  159  Rangers      
1982   33   48  .398  .490  .888  .706   7.46  .304  25   78   17  162  Indians      
CAR        199  .365  .395  .760  .579   5.28  .264 195  918  238 2155 
LG AVG       0  .327  .388  .715  .500   4.35  .261 174  876  139 
POS AVG    -87  .318  .365  .683  .449   3.95  .255 135  781  135 

DOC HOBLITZELL, 1888-1962
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1909   20   29  .364  .418  .782  .686   5.78  .308   4   67   17  142  Reds         
1911   22   16  .342  .415  .757  .594   5.21  .289  11   91   32  158  Reds         
1912   23   11  .352  .405  .757  .575   5.26  .294   2   85   23  148  Reds         
CAR         59  .341  .374  .715  .551   4.60  .278  27  593  173 1317 
LG AVG       0  .334  .349  .683  .500   4.31  .262  26  497  189 
POS AVG     44  .336  .376  .713  .539   4.64  .274  40  591  172 

FRANCISCO LIRIANO, 1983, AGE: 22
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 21   -3   5.70    6   4   23.2   33 12.55  9.89   1   2   0   1   2  Twins        
CAREER    -3   5.70    6   4   23.2   33 12.55  9.89   1   2   0   1   2 
LG AVG     0   4.36            23.2   16  6.16 12.63   1   1 

STEVE ROGERS, 1949, AGE: 56
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1973 23   34   1.54   17  17  134     64  4.30  9.60  10   5   0  13   2  Expos        
1977 27   25   3.10   40  40  301.2  206  6.15 10.68  17  16   0  20  13  Expos        
1982 32   43   2.40   35  35  277    179  5.82 10.27  19   8   0  19   8  Expos        
CAREER   157   3.17  399 393 2837.2 1621  5.14 11.22 158 152   2 176 134 
LG AVG     0   3.64          2837.2 1646  5.22 12.17 158 158 

SNUFFY STIRNWEISS, 1918-58
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1944   25   48  .389  .460  .849  .699   7.56  .319   8   43   55  154  Yankees      
1945   26   40  .385  .476  .862  .677   6.97  .309  10   64   33  152  Yankees      
CAR         35  .362  .371  .733  .530   5.09  .268  29  281  134 1028 
LG AVG       0  .344  .378  .722  .500   4.71  .266  58  445   41 
POS AVG    -49  .333  .361  .695  .454   4.28  .261  45  384   55 

MARK SWEENEY, 1969, AGE: 36
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -4  .321  .412  .733  .370   4.32  .258   2   14    0   67  Rockies      
2004   34    4  .377  .508  .885  .556   7.15  .266   9   40    1  122  Rockies      
2005   35   15  .395  .466  .861  .681   6.91  .294   8   40    4  135  Padres       
CAR          5  .356  .404  .760  .508   5.22  .262  35  195   14  900 
LG AVG       0  .341  .429  .770  .500   5.16  .270  43  182   27 
POS AVG     26  .354  .459  .813  .552   5.81  .273  54  205   25 

LEE TANNEHILL, 1880-1938
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1903   22  -25  .263  .276  .539  .300   2.61  .225   2   50   10  138  White Sox    
1906   25  -21  .254  .220  .473  .257   2.01  .183   0   33    7  116  White Sox    
1911   30  -26  .300  .310  .610  .330   3.27  .254   0   49    0  141  White Sox    
CAR       -155  .269  .273  .542  .331   2.61  .220   3  346   63 1090 
LG AVG       0  .314  .334  .648  .500   4.17  .256  15  387  152 
POS AVG    -81  .296  .310  .606  .426   3.50  .243   9  364  132 

ED VANDEBERG, 1958, AGE: 47
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1982 23   18   2.37   78   0   76     60  7.11 10.42   9   4   5  10   3  Mariners     
CAREER    14   3.92  413  17  519    314  5.45 13.47  25  28  22  30  23 
LG AVG     0   4.07           519    308  5.34 12.49  29  29 
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