Around the Majors: White Sox go for the sweep

1) Yesterday’s scores–

Cardinals 6, Padres 2 (Cardinals lead the series, 2-0)
Braves 7, Astros 1 (Series tied, 1-1)

2) Today’s schedule–

White Sox (Freddy Garcia, 3.87, 15 RSAA) at Red Sox (Tim Wakefield, 4.15, 7 RSAA), 4:05 (White Sox lead series, 2-0)
Angels (Paul Byrd, 3.74, 10 RSAA) at Yankees (Randy Johnson, 3.79, 17 RSAA), 8:05 (Series tied, 1-1)

3) CARDINALS 6, PADRES 2

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
               - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Padres         0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0   2  10  1
Cardinals      0 0 2 2 0 0 2 0 X   6   6  0

* Padres 3B Joe Randa had 3 hits.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   33   -2  .348  .452  .800  .488   5.55  .291  16   72    1  131  Royals       
2004   34    1  .343  .408  .751  .508   5.02  .287   8   56    0  128  Royals       
2005   35    7  .335  .452  .787  .533   5.44  .276  17   68    0  150  Reds/Padres
CAR        -44  .340  .427  .768  .470   5.11  .285 119  711   42 1433 
LG AVG       0  .341  .433  .773  .500   5.19  .271 166  704   95 
POS AVG    -42  .333  .427  .760  .470   4.91  .264 171  713   53 

* Cardinals P Mark Mulder’s line–6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 2 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 25   23   3.13   26  26  186.2  128  6.17 10.70  15   9   0  15   9  A's          
2004 26    6   4.43   33  33  225.2  140  5.58 12.68  17   8   0  13  12  A's          
2005 27   15   3.64   32  32  205    111  4.87 12.78  16   8   0  14  10  Cardinals    
CAREER    81   3.87  182 182 1208    779  5.80 12.02  97  50   0  83  64 
LG AVG     0   4.53          1208    854  6.36 13.01  68  68 

4) BRAVES 7, ASTROS 1

               1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9   R   H  E
               - - - - - - - - -   -  --  -
Astros         1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0   1   8  1
Braves         0 3 2 0 0 0 2 0 X   7  11  0

* Astros CF Willy Taveras had 3 hits.

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 

* Braves CF Andruw Jones had 3 hits.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   26   13  .338  .513  .851  .567   5.79  .277  36  116    4  156  Braves       
2004   27    0  .345  .488  .833  .500   5.25  .261  29   91    6  154  Braves       
2005   28   22  .347  .575  .922  .597   6.56  .263  51  128    5  160  Braves       
CAR        103  .342  .503  .845  .553   5.89  .267 301  894  129 1451 
LG AVG       0  .343  .433  .776  .500   5.24  .270 172  711   99 
POS AVG     -2  .339  .433  .773  .495   5.24  .270 171  663  171 

* Astros P Roger Clemens took a pounding–5 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 3 BB, 2 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 40   10   3.91   33  33  211.2  190  8.08 11.14  17   9   0  14  12  Yankees      
2004 41   32   2.98   33  33  214.1  218  9.15 10.67  18   4   0  15   7  Astros       
2005 42   53   1.87   32  32  211.1  185  7.88  9.20  13   8   0  17   4  Astros       
CAREER   698   3.12  672 671 4704.1 4502  8.61 10.84 341 172   0 338 175 
LG AVG     0   4.38          4704.1 3134  6.00 12.94 263 264 

* Braves P John Smoltz’s line–7 IP, 7 H, 1 R/ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 36   22   1.12   62   0   64.1   73 10.21  7.83   0   2  45   2   0  Braves       
2004 37   14   2.76   73   0   81.2   85  9.37  9.70   0   1  44   1   0  Braves       
2005 38   35   3.06   33  33  229.2  169  6.62 10.35  14   7   0  14   7  Braves       
CAREER   274   3.26  635 394 2929.1 2567  7.89 10.63 177 128 154 183 122 
LG AVG     0   4.03          2929.1 2067  6.35 12.46 164 163 

5) Yesterday’s HR–

Brian McCann

6) The A’s and manager Ken Macha parted after the sides couldn’t agree on a new contract.

7) The Tigers hired Jim Leyland as manager.

8) John Hart resigned as Rangers GM and was replaced by Jon Daniels.

9) The Devil Rays fired GM Chuck LeMar.

10) Phillies GM Ed Wade says re-signing P Billy Wagner is their top offseason priority. Wagner will be a free agent.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 31   26   1.78   78   0   86    105 10.99  8.16   1   4  44   4   1  Astros       
2004 32   10   2.42   45   0   48.1   59 10.99  7.26   4   0  21   3   1  Phillies     
2005 33   26   1.51   75   0   77.2   87 10.08  7.88   4   3  38   6   1  Phillies     
CAREER   135   2.40  584   0  630.1  840 11.99  9.27  34  32 284  46  20 
LG AVG     0   4.30           630.1  473  6.75 12.84  35  35 

11) The Twins released INF Brent Abernathy, 2B Luis Rivas and OF Michael Ryan.

ABERNATHY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2002   24  -26  .288  .311  .599  .294   3.04  .242   2   40   10  117  Devil Rays   
2003   25   -7  .086  .059  .145  .000   0.00  .059   0    0    1   12  Devil Rays/Royals
2005   27   -3  .316  .299  .614  .326   3.32  .239   1    6    2   24  Twins        
CAR        -40  .297  .325  .622  .331   3.40  .244   8   79   21  232 
LG AVG       0  .333  .427  .759  .500   4.96  .266  29  120   16 
POS AVG    -14  .324  .393  .717  .446   4.45  .265  18   97   23 

RIVAS
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   23  -23  .308  .381  .689  .337   3.53  .259   8   43   17  135  Twins        
2004   24  -11  .283  .432  .715  .391   4.15  .256  10   34   15  109  Twins        
2005   25   -5  .311  .316  .627  .363   3.63  .257   1   12    4   59  Twins        
CAR        -73  .307  .383  .690  .366   3.80  .262  30  177   78  565 
LG AVG       0  .335  .429  .764  .500   5.04  .268  63  263   34 
POS AVG    -30  .326  .399  .724  .447   4.53  .265  43  215   51 

RYAN
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   25   10  .441  .754 1.195  .810  11.30  .393   5   13    2   27  Twins        
2004   26   -6  .280  .296  .576  .187   2.37  .239   0    7    1   36  Twins        
2005   27  -10  .283  .325  .608  .208   2.38  .231   2   13    1   57  Twins        
CAR         -8  .313  .408  .721  .402   4.08  .265   7   33    4  127 
LG AVG       0  .334  .428  .762  .500   4.99  .269   9   37    4 
POS AVG      2  .338  .442  .780  .524   5.27  .273   9   39    4 

12) Rangers P Carlos Almanzar was suspended for 10 days for violating the steroids policy.

The suspension will either start at the beginning of the 2006 season or, just like 137% of suspended players, it will be another pretend suspension. Players suspended for the steroids policy have been able to be replaced on the roster. Almanzar is recovering from Tommy John surgery. So, if he’s not ready for opening day, he can just be placed on the roster, immediately be replaced, pretend to be suspended for 10 days and then go on the DL afterwards.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2002 28    3   2.31    8   1   11.2    7  5.40  8.49   0   1   0   1   0  Reds         
2004 30   11   3.72   67   0   72.2   44  5.45 11.02   7   3   0   6   4  Rangers      
2005 31   -5  14.40    6   0    5      3  5.40 32.40   0   0   0   0   0  Rangers      
CAREER    -5   4.82  210   1  239    170  6.40 13.07  13  13   0  15  11 
LG AVG     0   4.59           239    175  6.58 13.21  13  13 

13) A’s P Rich Harden had surgery on his nonthrowing shoulder and is expected to be ready for spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 21   -2   4.46   15  13   74.2   67  8.08 13.62   5   4   0   4   5  A's          
2004 22   14   3.99   31  31  189.2  167  7.92 12.10  11   7   0  10   8  A's          
2005 23   28   2.53   22  19  128    121  8.51  9.70  10   5   0  11   4  A's          
CAREER    40   3.60   68  63  392.1  355  8.14 11.61  26  16   0  25  17 
LG AVG     0   4.53           392.1  274  6.29 12.92  22  22 

14) The Rockies claimed P Jaime Cerda off waivers from the Royals, exercised their option on OF Matt Holliday and declined their option on C Todd Greene and removed INF Eddy Garabito from the 40 man roster.

CERDA
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 

HOLLIDAY
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2004   24   -4  .349  .488  .837  .475   5.98  .290  14   57    3  121  Rockies      
2005   25   12  .361  .505  .866  .565   6.71  .307  19   87   14  125  Rockies      
CAR          8  .356  .497  .853  .525   6.38  .299  33  144   17  246 
LG AVG       0  .340  .432  .772  .500   5.16  .269  27  109   13 
POS AVG     17  .352  .460  .813  .558   5.83  .270  34  123   13 

GREENE
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   32  -12  .243  .434  .677  .303   3.52  .229  10   20    0   62  Rangers      
2004   33   -7  .325  .508  .833  .398   5.04  .282  10   35    0   75  Rockies      
2005   34   -6  .299  .452  .751  .345   4.09  .254   7   23    0   38  Rockies      
CAR        -66  .281  .446  .726  .347   3.97  .248  69  200    5  475 
LG AVG       0  .341  .434  .775  .500   5.21  .271  47  197   25 
POS AVG    -17  .333  .421  .754  .457   4.80  .263  47  199   10 

GARABITO
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   28   -1  .384  .398  .782  .479   5.56  .307   1    8    3   42  Rockies      
CAR         -1  .384  .398  .782  .479   5.56  .307   1    8    3   42 
LG AVG       0  .339  .428  .767  .500   5.07  .268   3   11    1 
POS AVG     -1  .339  .408  .747  .480   4.90  .272   2    9    2 

15) The Royals sent P Nate Field to the minors after he cleared waivers. HE is expected to reject the assignment and become a free agent.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 27    2   4.15   19   0   21.2   19  7.89 14.12   1   1   0   1   1  Royals       
2004 28    1   4.26   43   0   44.1   30  6.09 12.38   2   3   3   3   2  Royals       
2005 29   -4   9.45    7   0    6.2    4  5.40 24.30   0   0   0   0   0  Royals       
CAREER    -3   4.98   74   0   77.2   56  6.49 14.37   3   4   3   4   3 
LG AVG     0   4.57            77.2   55  6.32 13.00   4   4 

16) The Pirates will interview Jim Tracy and Ken Macha for their managerial position.

17) The Diamondbacks won’t renew 1B coach Brett Butler’s contract.

18) The Yankees gave the Marlins permission to interview Joe Girardi for their managerial position.

19) Nationals P Livan Hernandez had arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to be ready for spring training.

YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 28   50   3.20   33  33  233.1  178  6.87 11.26  15  10   0  18   7  Nationals    
2004 29   14   3.60   35  35  255    186  6.56 11.54  11  15   0  14  12  Nationals    
2005 30   -1   3.98   35  35  246.1  147  5.37 13.34  15  10   0  12  13  Nationals    
CAREER    14   4.11  284 283 1950.2 1328  6.13 12.84 110 104   0 108 106 
LG AVG     0   4.33          1950.2 1463  6.75 12.88 109 109 

20) The Blue Jays named Sal Butera as special assistant to the GM.

21) Today’s birthdays–

FRANKIE BAUMHOLTZ, 1918-97
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1949   30  -12  .279  .331  .609  .323   3.27  .229   2   23    2   85  Reds/Cubs
CAR        -15  .342  .389  .730  .484   4.89  .290  25  272   30 1019 
LG AVG       0  .343  .409  .752  .500   5.08  .270  86  432   33 
POS AVG     52  .353  .433  .786  .545   5.63  .282  94  450   42 

JOSE CARDENAL, 1943, AGE: 62
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1973   29   13  .375  .437  .812  .572   5.81  .303  11   68   19  145  Cubs         
1974   30   13  .359  .441  .800  .570   5.40  .293  13   72   23  143  Cubs         
1975   31   27  .397  .423  .821  .627   6.53  .317   9   68   34  154  Cubs         
CAR         26  .333  .395  .728  .504   4.60  .275 138  775  329 2017 
LG AVG       0  .327  .382  .709  .500   4.32  .257 161  782  119 
POS AVG     80  .335  .404  .739  .533   4.73  .267 179  826  168 

RICH DELUCIA, 1964, AGE: 41
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1991 26  -20   5.09   32  31  182     98  4.85 12.76  12  13   0  10  15  Mariners     
1996 31  -11   5.84   56   0   61.2   55  8.03 14.01   3   6   0   3   6  Giants       
CAREER   -27   4.62  320  49  624    502  7.24 13.07  38  51   7  41  48 
LG AVG     0   4.22           624    419  6.05 12.76  35  35 

GRADY HATTON, 1922, AGE: 83
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1948   25  -11  .343  .345  .688  .424   4.54  .240   9   44    7  133  Reds         
1952   29  -13  .319  .312  .631  .389   3.65  .212   9   57    5  128  Reds         
CAR         -7  .354  .374  .728  .494   5.04  .254  91  533   42 1312 
LG AVG       0  .343  .399  .742  .500   4.97  .268  98  528   42 
POS AVG    -13  .344  .391  .735  .489   4.86  .263  95  515   40 

BRICKYARD KENNEDY, 1867-1915
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1893 25   17   3.72   46  44  382.2  107  2.52 12.79  25  20   1  25  20  Dodgers      
1897 29   22   3.91   44  40  343.1   81  2.12 13.81  18  20   1  21  17  Dodgers      
1899 31   36   2.79   40  33  277.1   55  1.78 12.56  22   9   2  20  11  Dodgers      
CAREER    33   3.96  405 353 3021.2  797  2.37 13.43 187 159   9 177 169 
LG AVG     0   4.18          3021.2  829  2.47 13.72 170 170 

CHUCK KLEIN, 1904-58
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1929   24   54  .407  .657 1.065  .678  10.44  .356  43  145    5  149  Phillies     
1930   25   78  .436  .687 1.123  .723  12.08  .386  40  170    4  156  Phillies     
1931   26   52  .398  .584  .982  .707   8.99  .337  31  121    7  148  Phillies     
1932   27   72  .404  .646 1.050  .737  10.30  .348  38  137   20  154  Phillies     
1933   28   82  .422  .602 1.025  .782  11.28  .368  28  120   15  152  Phillies     
CAR        409  .379  .543  .922  .653   8.10  .320 300 1201   79 1753 
LG AVG       0  .346  .409  .755  .500   5.22  .286  97  785   69 
POS AVG    224  .370  .464  .834  .600   6.56  .305 154  950   88 

PHIL ORTEGA, 1939, AGE: 66
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1962 22  -19   6.83   24   3   54     30  5.00 17.00   0   2   1   0   2  Dodgers      
1965 25  -31   5.10   35  29  180     88  4.40 13.90  12  15   0   9  18  Senators
1968 28  -28   4.97   31  16  116     57  4.42 14.12   5  12   0   4  13  Senators
CAREER  -119   4.42  204 141  952    549  5.19 12.21  46  62   2  41  67 
LG AVG     0   3.39           952    626  5.92 11.45  53  53 

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