Around the Majors: Winning streak

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Tigers 7, Royals 3
Orioles 4, Twins 1
Whitesox 7, Rangers 4
Yankees 7, Devil Rays 4
Devil Rays at Yankees–PPD
Indians 5, Mariners 0
Redsox 8, A’s 3

NL
Braves 3, Phillies 1
Astros 11, Reds 5
Cubs 9, Expos 1
Brewers 9, Pirates 5
Padres 7, Cardinals 3

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Yankees          85   52  .620   -     47-21  38-31  38-19 15-11 22-14 WON  2
Redsox           82   54  .603   2 1/2 49-22  33-32  36-20 19-13 18-12 WON  2
Orioles          64   72  .471  20 1/2 30-35  34-37  28-30 16-12 15-17 WON  1
d--Devil Rays    59   76  .437  25     36-34  23-42  21-39 13-12 10-22 LOST 8
d--BlueJays      57   80  .416  28     35-37  22-43  21-36 13-19 15-15 WON  1

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Twins            77   60  .562   -     43-29  34-31  16-12 34-25 16-16 LOST 2
Whitesox         69   67  .507   7 1/2 39-32  30-35  16-16 29-27 16-14 WON  4
Indians          68   71  .489  10     40-31  28-40  17-15 26-31 15-17 WON  1
Tigers           63   72  .467  13     33-32  30-40  10-14 29-28 15-21 WON  2
e--Royals        48   88  .353  28 1/2 30-37  18-51  08-19 26-33 08-24 LOST 1

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
A's              81   56  .591   -     45-20  36-36  23-18 25-15 23-15 LOST 2
Angels           78   58  .574   2 1/2 38-28  40-30  24-16 26-14 21-17 WON  3
Rangers          74   62  .544   6 1/2 42-23  32-39  22-18 22-18 20-18 LOST 2
e--Mariners      51   86  .372  30     32-35  19-51  11-28 19-23 12-26 LOST 6

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Braves           81   55  .596   -     40-26  41-29  39-17 15-15 19-13 WON  1
Marlins          70   62  .530   9     35-29  35-33  33-19 12-18 18-14 WON  7
Phillies         68   69  .496  13 1/2 36-35  32-34  24-33 15-15 20-12 LOST 1
Mets             60   76  .441  21     32-35  28-41  21-35 12-18 17-15 LOST 9
Expos            57   80  .416  24 1/2 33-38  24-42  20-33 15-19 15-17 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        92   45  .672   -     48-23  44-22  19-11 48-28 14-05 LOST 1
Cubs             74   60  .552  16 1/2 38-28  36-32  11-05 40-36 15-15 WON  2
Astros           74   63  .540  18     37-33  37-30  16-14 41-30 10-14 WON  10
d--Reds          63   73  .463  28 1/2 34-33  29-40  14-10 29-41 15-15 LOST 1
d--Pirates       62   75  .453  30     32-33  30-42  14-10 30-41 16-14 LOST 5
d--Brewers       60   76  .441  31 1/2 34-37  26-39  11-19 29-41 12-12 WON  1

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          78   58  .574   -     39-25  39-33  14-18 20-13 34-19 LOST 3
Giants           76   63  .547   3 1/2 42-31  34-32  19-13 15-15 31-28 WON  3
Padres           73   64  .533   5 1/2 35-35  38-29  18-14 18-16 29-24 WON  1
Rockies          59   77  .434  19     31-35  28-42  11-21 10-20 30-26 WON  2
e--Diamondbacks  42   95  .307  36 1/2 21-47  21-48  09-23 12-18 15-42 LOST 4

d–eliminated from winning the division title
e–eliminated from winning the division title and the postseason

3) Wild card standings–

AL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB  
Redsox           82   54  .603   -
Angels           78   58  .574   4
Rangers          74   62  .544   8

NL              WON  LOST  PCT  GB  
Cubs             74   60  .552   -
Giants           76   63  .547     1/2
Astros           74   63  .540   1 1/2
Padres           73   64  .533   2 1/2
Marlins          70   62  .530   3
Phillies         68   69  .496   7 1/2

4) The Devil Rays were mathematically eliminated from winning the division title.

5) The BlueJays will be mathematically eliminated from the postseason if they lose to the Angels or the Redsox beat the A’s.

6) The Redsox clinched a winning season for the 7th consecutive year.

7) Magic numbers–

AL East–Yankees, 24
AL Central–Twins, 19
AL West–A’s, 24
AL wild card–Redsox, 23

NL East–Braves, 20
NL Central–Cardinals, 11
NL West–Dodgers, 22
NL wild card–Cubs, 26

8) Race for the postseason seeds–

AL–The Yankees have a 4 game lead over the A’s for the #1 seed. The A’s have a 4 game lead over the Twins for the #2 seed.

NL–The Cardinals have a 10 1/2 game lead over the Braves for the #1 seed. The Braves have a 3 game lead over the Dodgers for the #2 seed.

9) Today’s schedule–

AL
Royals (Brian Anderson, 6.10) at Tigers (Nate Robertson, 4.40), 7:05
Twins (Brad Radke, 3.59) at Orioles (Matt Riley, 8.39), 7:05
Devil Rays (Scott Kazmir, 6.23) at Yankees (Jon Lieber, 4.46), 7:05
Whitesox (Jose Contreras, 5.10) at Rangers (Kenny Rogers, 4.58), 8:05
Redsox (Derek Lowe, 5.15) at A’s (Mark Redman, 4.50), 10:05
BlueJays (David Bush, 3.66) at Angels (Bartolo Colon, 5.44), 10:05

NL
Brewers (Ben Sheets, 2.94) at Pirates (David Williams, 8.71), 7:05
Mets (Tom Glavine, 3.20) at Marlins (A.J. Burnett, 3.91), 7:05
Phillies (Vicente Padilla, 4.16) at Braves (Jaret Wright, 3.19), 7:35
Expos (Sun Woo Kim, 5.37) at Cubs (Matt Clement, 3.44), 8:05
Reds (Paul Wilson, 4.63) at Astros (Roy Oswalt, 3.54), 8:05
Giants (Jason Schmidt, 3.01) at Rockies (Jamey Wright, 4.03), 9:05
Cardinals (Jeff Suppan, 3.98) at Padres (Jake Peavy, 2.21), 10:05
Diamondbacks (Brandon Webb, 3.55) at Dodgers (Hideo Nomo, 7.77), 10:10

10) Yesterday’s HR–

Manny Ramirez–#38
David Ortiz–#36
Aramis Ramirez–#28 & #29
Derrek Lee–#29
Lance Berkman–#26
Travis Hafner–#26
Casey Blake–#25
Andruw Jones–#25
Jeff Bagwell–#23
Geoff Jenkins–#21
Jeff Kent–#21
Matt Lawton–#20
Michael Young–#19
Kevin Mench–#19
David Dellucci–#17
Rob Mackowiak–#16
Mark Kotsay–#13 & #14
Michael Barrett–#14
Craig Monroe–#13
Geoff Blum–#7
Omar Vizquel–#7
Carl Everett–#7
Angel Berroa–#6
Mark Grudzielanek–#5
Juan Castro–#4
Jose Leon–#2
Jorge Cantu–#1
Brandon Backe–#1

11) HR leaders–

AL
1) Manny Ramirez–38*
2) David Ortiz–36*
3) Paul Konerko–35
T4) Gary Sheffield–33
T4) Alex Rodriguez–33
6) Mark Teixeira–30
7) Hank Blalock–29
8) Vladimir Guerrero–28
9) Eric Chavez–27
T10) Carlos Delgado–26
T10) Jose Valentin–26
T10) Jose Guillen–26
T10) Miguel Tejada–26
T10) Carlos Lee–26
T10) Travis Hafner–26*

NL
1) Adrian Beltre–44
2) Albert Pujols–43
3) Adam Dunn–41
4) Jim Edmonds–40
T5) Barry Bonds–39
T5) Jim Thome–39
–) Carlos Beltran–37 (not officially in the top 10, since 15 in the AL)
T7) Moises Alou–33
T7) Jeromy Burnitz–33
9) Scott Rolen–32
T10) J.D. Drew–30
T10) Vinny Castilla–30

*–hit 1 yesterday

12) Barry Bonds watch–

OBA–.610, Bonds holds the major league record with .582, in 2002
SLG–.824, on pace for 4th all time, Bonds holds the major league record with .863, 2001
OPS–1.434, Bonds holds the major league record with 1.381, in 2002
RCAA–132, tied for 10th all time, on pace for 154, Bonds holds the major league record with 169, 2001
BB–194, is 2nd all time, on pace for 226, Bonds holds the major league record with 198, 2002
BB above average–166, new major league record
career HR–has 697, is 3 away from 700, is 17 behind Ruth, is 58 behind Aaron
career HR above average–has 456, is 3rd all time, is 1 behind Aaron’s NL record
career RCAA–1475, tied Ted Williams for 2nd place on the all time list

13) Manny Ramirez passed Harold Baines and tied Dwight Evans for 45th place on the all time HR list, with 385.


1) The Astros’s winning streak reached 10 games.

2) The Yankees have asked the commissioner’s office to award them a forfeit win, as a result of the Devil Rays inability, or according to the Devil Rays’s own words “choice”, to not be able to get to New York in able to play both games of their scheduled doubleheader.

It will never, ever happen.

3) Cubs RF Sammy Sosa was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to bursitis in his right hip, and is day to day.

After 58 RCAA/.993 OPS and 25 RCAA/.911 OPS seasons, Sosa is hitting .531 SLG, .339 OBA, .869 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 102 games. He has a .894 career OPS, compared to his league average of .762, and 358 RCAA in 2114 games.

4) Cardinals RF Larry Walker’s sprained right knee is expected to keep him out of their entire 3 game series with the Padres.

5) The Marlins will call up Ps Aaron Small and Logan Kensing and activate 1B Wil Cordero from the DL.

After 1 RCAA/.772 OPS and -7 RCAA/.803 OPS seasons, Cordero is off to a .311 SLG, .269 OBA, .580 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 22 games. He has a .764 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and -41 RCAA in 1213 games.

Small has a 5.26 ERA/-16 RSAA in 143 career games, including a 5.23 ERA/-1 RSAA in 4 games in 2004.

6) The Mariners called up INFs Greg Dobbs and Mickey Lopez, OF Jeremy Reed and P Aaron Taylor and moved Ps Eddie Guardado and Joel Pineiro from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Taylor has a 8.66 ERA/-9 RSAA in 15 career games.

7) The Orioles called up OF Darnell McDonald and P Aaron Rakers and moved 2B Jerry Hairston Jr. from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

McDonald is off to a .231 SLG, .250 OBA, .481 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 12 career games.

8) The Redsox will activate RF Trot Nixon from the DL.

After 13 RCAA/.808 OPS and 44 RCAA/.975 OPS seasons, Nixon is hitting .424 SLG, .345 OBA, .769 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 29 games. He has .858 career OPS, compared to his league average of .772, and 98 RCAA in 725 games.

9) The Reds designated 3B Brandon Larson for assignment.

Larson has -21 RCAA/.570 OPS in 109 career games, including a .339 SLG, .304 OBA, .643 OPS, -5 RCAA in 40 games in 2004.

10) The Brewers called up P Ben Ford.

Ford has a 8.14 ERA/-17 RSAA in 29 career games, including a 6.86 ERA/-6 RSAA in 17 games in 2004.

11) The Padres called up OF Xavier Nady and P Justin Germano and sent OF Freddy Guzman and P Dennis Tankersley to the minors.

Nady has -11 RCAA/.701 OPS in 131 career games, including a .350 SLG, .220 OBA, .570 OPS, -4 RCAA in 20 games in 2004.

Germano has a 6.59 ERA/-4 RSAA in his first 3 career starts.

Guzman has a .231 SLG, .232 OBA, .463 OPS, -6 RCAA in his first 15 career games.

Tankersley has a 7.61 ERA/-37 RSAA in 27 career games, including a 5.14 ERA/-5 RSAA in 6 starts (9 games) in 2004.

12) The Cubs called up OFs Calvin Murray and Jason Dubois and Ps Michael Wuertz and Sergio Mitre and moved P Joe Borkowski from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Murray has -22 RCAA/.649 OPS in 278 career games.

Dubois has a .167 SLG, .154 OBA, .321 OPS, -2 RCAA in his first 11 career games (13 PA).

Wuertz has a 6.75 ERA/-4 RSAA in his first 20 career games.

Mitre has a 6.79 ERA/-15 RSAA in 12 career games, including a 6.51 ERA/-11 RSAA in 9 starts in 2004.

13) The Reds renewed manager Dave Miley’s contract for 2005.

14) The Royals activated 1B Ken Harvey from the DL.

After starting his career with -23 RCAA/.721 OPS in 2003 (he also played in 4 games in 2001), Harvey is hitting .437 SLG, .343 OBA, .780 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 111 games. He has a .746 career OPS, compared to his league average of .769, and -24 RCAA in 250 games.

15) The Whitesox will call up SS Wilson Valdez.

16) The Astros called up Ps Tim Redding and Brandon Duckworth, activated P Darren Oliver from the DL and designated minor league P Jared Fernandez for assignment.

After 5.40 ERA/-9 RSAA and 3.68 ERA/15 RSAA seasons, Redding is off to a 5.73 ERA/-14 RSAA start in his first 23 games (16 starts). He has a 4.73 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.28, and -14 RSAA in 87 games.

After 5.41 ERA/-30 RSAA and 4.94 ERA/-9 RSAA seasons, Duckworth is off to a 6.75 ERA/-9 RSAA start in his first 15 games (6 starts). He has a 5.05 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.23, and -42 RSAA in 80 games.

After 4.66 ERA/-2 RSAA and 5.04 ERA/-5 RSAA seasons, Oliver is off to a 5.43 ERA/-10 RSAA start in his first 23 games (10 starts–first 18 G/8 GS with the Marlins). He has a 5.04 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and -44 RSAA in 302 games.

17) The Devil Rays activated P Doug Waechter from the DL.

Waechter has a 4.60 ERA/-1 RSAA in 16 career games, including a 5.43 ERA/-6 RSAA in 10 starts in 2004.

18) The Tigers called up Ps Steve Colyer and Franklyn German.

Colyer won’t report until Thursday, since his wife is about to give birth. He has a 5.16 ERA/-4 RSAA in 44 career games, including a 7.01 ERA/-7 RSAA in 31 games in 2004.

German has a 5.66 ERA/-9 RSAA in 58 career games, including a 10.38 ERA/-3 RSAA in 6 games in 2004.

19) According to the NY Daily News, the Mets plan on hiring Larry Bowa as bench coach if (or should we say, when) he’s fired by the Phillies.

20) Braves P Mike Hampton was scratched from yesterday’s start, due to a stiff neck.

After 6.15 ERA/-22 RSAA and 3.84 ERA/7 RSAA seasons, Hampton is off to a 4.70 ERA/-6 RSAA start in his first 26 starts. He has a 4.02 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.33, and 73 RSAA in 360 games.

21) The Angels called up 3B Dallas McPherson and P Matt Hensley.

Hensley has a 5.63 ERA/-3 RSAA in his first 13 career games.

22) The Twins called up SS Jason Bartlett, OF Mike Restovich and Ps J.D. Durbin and Joe Beimel.

Bartlett was 0 for 5 in his first 2 career games.

Restovich has 0 RCAA/.807 OPS in 48 career games, including a .368 SLG, .333 OBA, .702 OPS, -1 RCAA in 16 games (21 PA) in 2004.

Beimel had a 5.00 ERA/-20 RSAA in 164 games with the 2001-03 Pirates.

23) I’ve been asked by a few people about a Suzuki H watch.

Here’s why I’m not doing it–Despite all of those hits, he still isn’t leading the league in OBA. Despite all of those hits, he’s still only 5th in the league in total bases. Despite all of those hits, he’s still far behind Bonds for the major league lead in times on base and his figure in that area is tied for 2nd in the majors, he is in a too close to call battle with 3 others for that spot. Despite all of those hits, he’s on pace to just barely make it into the top 100 on the all time list for times on base. There is no way in the world, that he’s going to make it into the top 100 on the all time list for times on base vs. the league average. His status for the top 10 in the majors in RCAA in day to day, with multiple other players competing to knock him out of it.

Suzuki’s having a very good year, but far from a top of the line season just among 2004 players and certainly not such greatness when the pool is expanded to history as a whole. He’s on pace to just barely make it into the top 500 all time RCAA list, but that’s only if he keeps his current pace and does finish with 60 RCAA. If he “falls” all the way down to finishing with just 59, forgot the top 500. And, at this point in time, he still hasn’t cracked the top 800.


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