Around the Majors: Yankees shakeup

1) Yesterday’s scores–

AL
Yankees 6, Devil Rays 2
Tigers 8, Redsox 3
BlueJays 6, Orioles 2 (12)
Rangers 3, A’s 2
Angels 5, Mariners 0

NL
Astros 11, Pirates 4
Cardinals 10, Reds 9
Mets 5, Phillies 1
Nationals 6, Dodgers 2
Padres 5, Rockies 4
Giants 9, Diamondbacks 8 (10)

2) Standings–

AL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Orioles          17    8  .680   -      8-6    9-2   15-05 01-01 01-02 LOST 1
BlueJays         15   12  .556   3      5-6   10-6   11-09 00-00 04-03 WON  2
Redsox           13   12  .520   4      6-4    7-8   11-10 00-01 02-01 LOST 1
Yankees          11   15  .423   6 1/2  7-10   4-5   09-11 00-00 02-04 WON  1
Devil Rays        8   18  .308   9 1/2  7-8    1-10  05-16 00-00 03-02 LOST 8

AL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Whitesox         18    7  .720   -      8-3   10-4   00-00 15-04 03-03 WON  2
Twins            15    9  .625   2 1/2  8-3    7-6   00-00 11-07 04-02 LOST 1
Tigers           12   12  .500   5 1/2  6-5    6-7   02-01 10-11 00-00 WON  1
Indians           9   15  .375   8 1/2  3-8    6-7   00-00 07-12 02-03 LOST 2
Royals            7   18  .280  11      2-12   5-6   00-00 05-14 02-04 WON  2

AL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Angels           15   11  .577   -      8-5    7-6   02-01 04-04 09-06 WON  2
A's              13   13  .500   2      7-6    6-7   04-05 02-01 07-07 LOST 1
Rangers          13   14  .481   2 1/2  6-9    7-5   06-06 00-00 07-08 WON  1
Mariners         12   14  .462   3      4-8    8-6   00-00 06-06 06-08 LOST 3

NL EAST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Marlins          14    9  .609   -      8-6    6-3   11-08 02-01 01-00 LOST 1
Braves           15   10  .600   -      8-4    7-6   12-08 03-02 00-00 WON  2
Nationals        14   12  .538   1 1/2  7-6    7-6   10-12 00-00 04-00 WON  1
Mets             13   13  .500   2 1/2  9-4    4-9   10-10 03-03 00-00 WON  2
Phillies         11   15  .423   4 1/2  6-7    5-8   08-13 02-01 01-01 LOST 1

NL CENTRAL      WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Cardinals        16    8  .667   -      8-5    8-3   02-04 14-04 00-00 WON  1
Cubs             12   12  .500   4      6-5    6-7   00-00 10-08 02-04 LOST 2
Astros           11   13  .458   5     10-3    1-10  01-04 10-09 00-00 WON  3
Brewers          11   13  .458   5      5-6    6-7   00-00 09-10 02-03 WON  4
Reds             10   15  .400   6 1/2  7-4    3-11  04-02 06-13 00-00 LOST 5
Pirates           8   16  .333   8      3-9    5-7   00-00 06-11 02-05 LOST 4

NL WEST         WON  LOST  PCT  GB      HOME   ROAD   EAST  CENT  WEST STREAK
Dodgers          16    9  .640   -      8-4    8-5   00-01 02-00 14-08 LOST 1
Diamondbacks     15   11  .577   1 1/2  9-4    6-7   00-03 02-01 13-07 LOST 1
Giants           14   11  .560   2      8-6    6-5   00-00 04-02 10-09 WON  6
Padres           12   14  .462   4 1/2  8-4    4-10  00-00 04-03 08-11 WON  1
Rockies           6   17  .261   9      5-6    1-11  01-02 00-00 05-15 LOST 6

3) Today’s schedule–

AL
Redsox (John Halama, 5.19) at Tigers (Mike Maroth, 3.81), 7:05
BlueJays (Josh Towers, 4.61) at Orioles (Daniel Cabrera, 7.65), 7:05
Yankees (Kevin Brown, 6.63) at Devil Rays (Doug Waechter, 5.93), 7:15
Royals (Brian Anderson, 7.54) at Whitesox (Mark Buehrle, 3.89), 8:05
Indians (Jake Westbrook, 6.35) at Twins (Joe Mays, 4.05), 8:10
Rangers (Chris Young, 4.73) at A’s (Kirk Saarloos, 5.33), 10:05
Angels (John Lackey, 5.61) at Mariners (Gil Meche, 5.27), 10:05

NL
Phillies (Brett Myers, 1.35) at Mets (Tom Glavine, 5.67), 7:10
Cardinals (Jason Marquis, 3.27) at Reds (Aaron Harang, 4.30), 7:10
Marlins (Al Leiter, 5.66) at Mets (Mike Hampton, 1.67), 7:35
Cubs (Carlos Zambrano, 4.31) at Brewers (Chris Capuano, 4.76), 8:05
Pirates (Kip Wells, 4.99) at Astros (Ezequiel Astacio), 8:05
Giants (Kirk Rueter, 5.96) at Diamondbacks (Brad Halsey, 3.21), 9:40
Rockies (Jamey Wright, 6.85) at Padres (Tim Redding, 7.94), 10:05
Nationals (Zach Day, 5.09) at Dodgers (Jeff Weaver, 6.23), 10:10

4) Yesterday’s HR–

Troy Glaus–#8
Adam Dunn–#7
Jose Guillen–#7
Jim Edmonds–#6
Milton Bradley–#6
Steve Finley–#5
David Dellucci–#5
Carlos Beltran–#4
Luis Gonzalez (Diamondbacks)–#4
Carlos Pena–#2 & #3
Garret Anderson–#3
Jason Bay–#3
Craig Biggio–#3
Mike Matheny–#3
Ken Griffey Jr.–#2
Todd Helton–#2
Tike Redman–#2
So Taguchi–#2
Alex Sanchez–#1
John Mabry–#1
J.T. Snow–#1

5) HR leaders–

AL
T1) Alex Rodriguez–9
T1) Miguel Tejada–9
3) Brian Roberts–8
T4) Manny Ramirez–7
T4) Paul Konerko–7
T4) David Ortiz–7
T4) Mark Teixeira–7
T8) Vladimir Guerrero–6
T8) Jason Varitek–6
T8) Richie Sexson–6
T8) Melvin Mora–6

NL
T1) Derrek Lee–8
T1) Troy Glaus–8*
T3) Adam Dunn–7*
T3) Jose Guillen–7*
T5) Albert Pujols–6
T5) Jim Edmonds–6*
T5) Jeff Kent–6
T5) Cliff Floyd–6
T5) Phil Nevin–6
T5) Wily Mo Pena–6
T5) Milton Bradley–6*

*–hit 1 yesterday

6) Jim Edmonds passed Al Simmons and Greg Luzinski and tied Jeff Kent for 96th place on the all time HR list, with 308.

7) Mets CF Carlos Beltran hit his 150th career HR.

After 36 RCAA/.911 OPS and 46 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Beltran is hitting .481 SLG, .365 OBA, .846 OPS, 3 RCAA in his first 26 games. He has a .844 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 103 RCAA in 911 games.

8) Tigers 1B Carlos Pena hit 2 HR.

After 3 RCAA/.772 OPS and 7 RCAA/.810 OPS seasons, Pena is hitting .373 SLG, .341 OBA, .714 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 23 games. He has a .783 career OPS, compared to his league average of .763, and 12 RCAA in 433 games.

9) Twins P Juan Rincon was suspended for 10 days for violating MLB’s steroid policy. The Twins will call up P Scott Baker to take his spot on the roster.

After 3.68 ERA/9 RSAA and 2.63 ERA/19 RSAA seasons, Rincon is off to a 2.25 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 12 games. He has a 3.62 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.55, and 24 RSAA in 161 games.

Correction from yesterday–Joey Eischen pitches for the Nationals, not the Marlins.


1) The Yankees designated P Steve Karsay for assignment and will call up 2B Robinson Cano. Meanwhile, valuable Redsox asset Tony Womack moves from 2B to LF, Hideki Matsui will move from LF to CF and Bernie Williams will be a parttime DH.

After missing 2003 and pitching in 7 games in 2004, Karsay has a 6.00 ERA/-1 RSAA in 6 games. He has a 3.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and 47 RSAA in 334 games.

After -34 RCAA/.558 OPS and 3 RCAA/.735 OPS seasons, Womack is off to a .329 SLG, .330 OBA, .659 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 23 games. He has a .681 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and -127 RCAA in 1190 games.

Womack ranks 12th in the past half century in worst OPS vs. the league average (min: 5000 PA)–

OPS                             DIFF   PLAYER   LEAGUE   
1    Tim Foli                  -.126     .593     .719   
2    Ed Brinkman               -.125     .580     .704   
3    Mark Belanger             -.124     .580     .704   
4    Sandy Alomar Sr.          -.124     .578     .702   
5    Rey Sanchez               -.124     .643     .766   
6    Alfredo Griffin           -.122     .604     .726   
7    Ozzie Guillen             -.122     .626     .747   
8    Larry Bowa                -.099     .620     .719   
9    Bud Harrelson             -.098     .616     .714   
10   Jose Vizcaino             -.098     .666     .764   
11   Bucky Dent                -.097     .618     .715   
12   Tony Womack               -.095     .681     .776   
13   Brad Ausmus               -.095     .679     .774   
14   Otis Nixon                -.092     .658     .750   
15   Bobby Richardson          -.090     .635     .726

After 3 RCAA/.778 OPS and 4 RCAA/.795 OPS seasons, Williams is off to a .312 SLG, .324 OBA, .636 OPS, -2 RCAA start in his first 26 games. He has a .872 career OPS, compared to his league average of .767, and 359 RCAA in 1830 games.

After starting his US career with 5 RCAA/.788 OPS and 44 RCAA/.912 OPS seasons, Matsui is hitting .418 SLG, .339 OBA, .757 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 26 games. He has a .841 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 51 RCAA in 351 games.

2) Yankees P Randy Johnson will miss his start tomorrow, due to stiffness in his groin, and could be headed to the DL.

3) Yankees 1B Tino Martinez was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to flulike symptoms.

After 3 RCAA/.776 OPS and 13 RCAA/.823 OPS seasons, Martinez is off to a .358 SLG, .338 OBA, .696 OPS, 0 RCAA start in his first 22 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and 114 RCAA in 1914 games.

4) The A’s placed RF Nick Swisher on the 15 day DL, called up utilityman Jermaine Clark and moved P Chad Bradford from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Swisher crashed into the RF wall on Monday and drifted in and out of consciousness while he was in the emergency room. Swisher suffered a sprained shoulder and a CT scan showed no head trauma. He has -3 RCAA/.701 OPS in 42 career games, including a .372 SLG, .274 OBA, .646 OPS, -3 RCAA in 22 games in 2005.

Clark has -11 RCAA/.428 OPS in 42 career games.

5) The Diamondbacks activated P Jose Valverde from the DL and sent OF Scott Hairston to the minors.

After starting his career with 2.15 ERA/15 RSAA and 4.25 ERA/1 RSAA seasons, Valverde made his 2005 debut yesterday. He has a 2.89 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.30, and 16 RSAA in 84 games.

After starting his career with -11 RCAA/.735 OPS in 101 games in 2004, Hairston is 2 for 8, with a 2B, in his first 6 games.

6) The Devil Rays placed 1B Travis Lee on the 15 day DL, called up OF Damon Hollins and designated P John Webb for assignment.

Lee has a strained right groin.

Hollins has 0 RCAA/.650 OPS in 16 career games.

Webb has a 10.38 ERA/-9 RSAA in 5 career games, including a 18.00 ERA/-6 RSAA in 1 start in 2005.

7) The Padres placed INF Geoff Blum on the 15 day DL, retroactive to Saturday, called up 1B-OF Robert Fick and moved OF Freddy Guzman from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Blum has a bruised chest. After -23 RCAA/.674 OPS and -20 RCAA/.614 OPS seasons, Blum is hitting .458 SLG, .328 OBA, .786 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 21 games. He has a .717 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and -67 RCAA in 703 games.

After 3 RCAA/.764 OPS and 0 RCAA/.753 OPS seasons, Fick had a .319 SLG, .277 OBA, .595 OPS, -13 RCAA in 89 games with the Devil Rays and Padres. He has a .753 career OPS, compared to his league average of .768, and -6 RCAA in 575 games.

8) The Giants called up P Jeremy Accardo, sent P Brad Hennessey to the minors and moved P Armando Benitez from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

9) Nationals LF Terrmel Sledge had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a pulled hamstring, and could be headed to the DL.

After starting his career with 7 RCAA/.799 OPS in 133 games, Sledge is hitting .378 SLG, .348 OBA, .726 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 20 games. He has a .793 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 6 RCAA in 153 games.

10) Rockies CF Preston Wilson had to leave yesterday’s game, due to a strained groin.

After 3 RCAA/.880 OPS and -16 RCAA/.706 OPS seasons, Wilson is off to a .471 SLG, .284 OBA, .754 OPS, -4 RCAA start in his first 18 games. He has a .813 career OPS, compared to his league average of .780, and -14 RCAA in 827 games.

11) The Astros sent OF Luke Scott to the minors and called up P Ezequiel Astacio.

Scott has a .205 SLG, .250 OBA, .455 OPS, -5 RCAA in his first 16 career games.

Astacio will make his major league debut by starting today.

12) Cardinals 3B Scott Rolen was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to a sore upper back.

After 34 RCAA/.910 OPS and 57 RCAA/1.007 OPS seasons, Rolen is hitting .453 SLG, .357 OBA, .811 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 23 game.s He has a .896 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 248 RCAA in 1218 games.

13) Brewers 2B Junior Spivey was out of yesterday’s lineup, due to the flu.

After -10 RCAA/.759 OPS and -2 RCAA/.780 OPS seasons, Spivey is off to a .398 SLG, .284 OBA, .682 OPS, -5 RCAA start in his first 22 games. He has a .801 career OPS, compared to his league average of .770, and 4 RCAA in 402 games.

14) The Cardinals set a team record by coming back from a 6 run 9th inning deficit. The trailed the Reds, 9-3, and won, 10-9.

15) Orioles RF Sammy Sosa reached base safely 4 times–1 H (2B), 3 BB.

After 25 RCAA/.911 OPS and 5 RCAA/.849 OPS seasons, Sosa is hitting .461 SLG, .327 OBA, .788 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 25 games. He has a .891 career OPS, compared to his league average of .761, and 353 RCAA in 2163 games.

16) Nationals 3B Vinny Castilla reached base safely 4 times–2 H, 2 BB.

After -9 RCAA/.771 OPS and -9 RCAA/.867 OPS seasons, Castilla is hitting .600 SLG, .416 OBA, 1.016 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 24 games. He has a .816 career OPS, compared to his league average of .771, and -149 RCAA in 1649 games.

17) Nationals P Esteban Loaiza’s line–6 IP, 3 H, 1 R/ER, 3 BB, 7 SO.

After 2.90 ERA/39 RSAA and 5.70 ERA/-18 RSAA seasons, Loaiza is off to a 3.72 ERA/1 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.68 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.50, and -10 RSAA in 306 games.

18) Dodgers P Scott Erickson’s line–6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 3 BB, 1 SO.

After missing 2003 and pitching in just 6 games in 2004, Erickson is off to a 6.15 ERA/-6 RSAA in his first 5 starts. He has a 4.55 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and -17 RSAA in 366 games.

19) Mets SS Jose Reyes had 4 hits.

After starting his career with 4 RCAA/.769 OPS and -9 RCAA/.644 OPS seasons, Reyes is off to a .421 SLG, .287 OBA, .708 OPS, -3 RCAA start in his first 25 games. He has a .713 career OPS, compared to his league average of .774, and -8 RCAA in 147 games.

20) Phillies P Jon Lieber’s line–6 IP, 6 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 4 SO.

After a 4.33 ERA/2 RSAA season, Lieber is off to a 2.87 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.17 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.37, and 32 RSAA in 305 games.

21) Rockies 1B Todd Helton reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 2B, 1 HR), 1 BB.

After 80 RCAA/1.088 OPS and 78 RCAA/1.088 OPS seasons, Helton is hitting .434 SLG, .416 OBA, .850 OPS, 1 RCAA in his first 23 games. He has a 1.044 career OPS, compared to his league average of .778, and 396 RCAA in 1158 games.

22) Rockies P Jeff Francis took a pounding–6 IP, 7 H, 5 R/ER, 4 BB, 5 SO.

Francis has a 5.10 ERA/0 RSAA in 12 career games, including a 5.02 ERA/0 RSAA in 5 starts in 2005.


1) A MRI on Cubs P Kerry Wood shows he has a muscle strain in his shoulder and he is expected to miss at least 3 weeks.

2) Astros 2B Craig Biggio had 3 hits, including a HR, and reached 400 career SB.

After 1 RCAA/.763 OPS and 8 RCAA/.806 OPS seasons, Biggio is hitting .505 SLG, .340 OBA, .845 OPS, 2 RCAA in his first 24 games. He has a .808 career OPS, compared to his league average of .756, and 348 RCAA in 2433 games.

3) Astros 3B Morgan Ensberg reached base safely 4 times–3 H (2 2B), 1 BB.

After 20 RCAA/.907 OPS and -12 RCAA/.742 OPS seasons, Ensberg hit .446 SLG, .391 OBA, .837 OPS, 0 RCAA in his first 22 games. He has a .811 career OPS, compared to his league average of .773, and 4 RCAA in 333 games.

4) Pirates P Josh Fogg took a pounding–4 IP, 7 H, 8 R/ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.

After 5.26 ERA/-16 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-10 RSAA seasons, Fogg is off to a 5.24 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 4 starts. He has a 4.66 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.24, and -25 RSAA in 106 games.

5) Astros P Andy Pettitte’s line–7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.02 ERA/8 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Pettitte is off to a 3.23 ERA/5 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 3.92 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.67, and 139 RSAA in 304 games.

6) Mets P Pedro Martinez’s line–7 IP, 4 H, 1 R/ER, 2 BB, 6 SO.

Martinez reached 2700 career SO. After 2.22 ERA/53 RSAA and 3.90 ERA/24 RSAA seasons, he is off to a 2.51 ERA/8 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 2.71 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.47, and 485 RSAA in 394 games.

7) BlueJays P Gustavo Chacin’s line–7 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R/ER, 5 BB, 2 SO.

Chacin has a 2.50 ERA/13 RSAA in 8 career games, including a 2.48 ERA/9 RSAA in 6 starts in 2005.

8) Orioles P Rodrigo Lopez’s line–6 1/3 IP, 7 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO.

After 5.82 ERA/-25 RSAA and 3.59 ERA/23 RSAA seasons, Lopez is off to a 3.55 ERA/4 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.37 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.53, and 8 RSAA in 108 games.

9) Rangers P Kenny Rogers’s line–8 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 2 BB, 5 SO.

After 4.57 ERA/1 RSAA and 4.76 ERA/8 RSAA seasons, Rogers is off to a 2.11 ERA/11 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.24 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.56, and 109 RSAA in 663 games.

10) A’s P Rich Harden’s line–9 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 7 SO.

After starting his career with 4.46 ERA/-2 RSAA and 3.99 ERA/14 RSAA seasons, Harden is off to a 1.82 ERA/10 RSAA start in his first 5 starts. He has a 3.85 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.57, and 22 RSAA in 51 games.

11) Angels P Jarrod Washburn (7 2/3 IP, 4 H, 0 R/ER, 3 BB, 5 SO) combined with Brendan Donnelly for a shutout against the Mariners.

After 4.43 ERA/-5 RSAA and 4.64 ERA/-1 RSAA seasons, Washburn is off to a 2.72 ERA/7 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.01 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.58, and 59 RSAA in 170 games.

12) Mariners P Ryan Franklin took a pounding–5 IP, 5 H, 5 R/ER, 5 BB, 3 SO.

After 3.57 ERA/20 RSAA and 4.90 ERA/-14 RSAA seasons, Franklin is off to a 4.74 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 5 starts (7 games). He has a 4.14 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.54, and 9 RSAA in 156 games.

13) Yankees P Mike Mussina’s line–7 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 2 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.40 ERA/23 RSAA and 4.59 ERA/-3 RSAA seasons, Mussina is off to a 4.50 ERA/-1 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 3.60 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.59, and 290 RSAA in 419 games.

14) Devil Rays P Scott Kazmir’s line–6 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 9 SO.

Kazmir has a 4.68 ERA/-3 RSAA in 14 career games, including a 3.71 ERA/2 RSAA in 6 starts in 2005.

15) Giants 1B J.T. Snow had 4 hits (1 HR) and 3B Edgardo Alfonzo reached base safely 4 times (2 H, 2 BB).

After 8 RCAA/.806 OPS and 35 RCAA/.958 OPS seasons, Snow is hitting .462 SLG, .425 OBA, .886 OPS, 4 RCAA in his first 22 games. He has a .792 career OPS, compared to his league average of .776, and 64 RCAA in 1582 games.

After -9 RCAA/.726 OPS and -7 RCAA/.757 OPS seasons, Alfonzo is hitting .517 SLG, .457 OBA, .974 OPS, 10 RCAA in his first 24 games. He has a .801 career OPS, compared to his league average of .775, and 120 RCAA in 1391 games.

16) Diamondbacks LF Luis Gonzalez reached base safely 4 times–3 H (1 HR), 1 BB.

After 31 RCAA/.934 OPS and 11 RCAA/.866 OPS seasons, Gonzalez is hitting .515 SLG, .391 OBA, .906 OPS, 5 RCAA in his first 25 games. He has a .860 career OPS, compared to his league average of .765, and 285 RCAA in 2033 games.

17) Giants P Jason Schmidt took a pounding–6 2/3 IP, 8 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 4 SO.

After 2.34 ERA/44 RSAA and 3.20 ERA/31 RSAA seasons, Schmidt is off to a 3.76 ERA/3 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 3.90 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.31, and 7 RSAA in 258 games.

18) Diamondbacks P Russ Ortiz took a pounding–3 2/3 IP, 7 H, 7 R/ER, 5 BB, 2 SO.

After 3.81 ERA/8 RSAA and 4.13 ERA/4 RSAA seasons, Ortiz is off to a 5.08 ERA/-3 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.02 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.36, and 11 RSAA in 228 games.

19) Reds 1B Sean Casey reached base safely all 5 times up–4 H, 1 BB.

After -2 RCAA/.915 OPS and 40 RCAA/.915 OPS seasons, Casey is hitting .400 SLG, .362 OBA, .762 OPS, -1 RCAA in his first 25 games. He has a .837 career OPS, compared to his league average of .779, and 88 RCAA in 969 games.

20) Reds P Eric Milton’s line–6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 5 SO.

After a 4.75 ERA/-9 RSAA season, Milton is off to a 5.79 ERA/-7 RSAA start in his first 6 starts. He has a 4.78 career ERA, compared to his league average of 4.61, and -9 RSAA in 206 games.


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