THT Daily: 7 Innings is the New Complete Game

Major League News for July 16

Yesterday’s Results
Today’s Games
Standings
Game of the Day
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Top Minor League Performances
Player News
Stats


Yesterday’s Results
American League
TOR     7  SEA     6    (Recap and Boxscore) 14 innings
BAL     8  TEX     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Bedard: 7 IP, 1 R
LAA     9  TB      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Vlad: 5 RBI; Santana: 7 IP, 2 R
BOS     7  OAK     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Schilling: 7 IP, 0 R, 9 K; Ortiz: 3B, HR
NYA    14  CHA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Jeter, Williams: 2 2B, 3 RBI each
MIN     6  CLE     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Santana: 7 IP, 2 R
DET     6  KC      0    (Recap and Boxscore) Verlander: 7 IP, 0 R

National League
PHI    14  SF      6    (Recap and Boxscore) Burrell: 4-4, 4 RBI
ATL    11  SD      3    (Recap and Boxscore) Smoltz; 7 IP, 0 R
STL     2  LAN     1    (Recap and Boxscore) 10 innings; Suppan: 7 IP, 1 R
PIT     7  WAS     6    (Recap and Boxscore)
CHN     9  NYN     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Zambrano: 6 IP, 2 R, SB
ARI     8  MIL     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Webb: 7 IP, 0 R, 10K; Jackson: 2 HR
HOU    12  FLA     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Pettitte: 7 IP, 0 R, 10 K; Everett: 4-4, 4 RBI
CIN     3  COL     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Arroyo: 7 IP, 0 R; Cook: 7 IP, 1 R


Today’s Games
Time    Visitors                        Home
1:05    HOU - Buchholz T. (6-6, 5.21)   FLA - Olsen S.* (6-4, 4.24)
1:05    CWS - Garcia F. (10-5, 4.91)    NYY - Wright J. (5-5, 4.23)
1:05    KC - Elarton S. (3-9, 5.38)     DET - Miner Z. (6-1, 2.57)
1:07    SEA - Hernandez F. (8-8, 4.95)  TOR - Burnett A. (1-3, 4.58)
1:15    COL - Fogg J. (7-5, 4.44)       CIN - Ramirez E. (3-6, 4.14)
1:35    WAS - Hernandez L. (6-8, 5.94)  PIT - Maholm P.* (3-8, 5.10)
1:35    TEX - Wasdin J. (2-1, 4.26)     BAL - Lopez R. (5-10, 6.77)
2:05    OAK - Blanton J. (8-8, 4.95)    BOS - Snyder K. (1-0, 10.29)
2:10    CLE - Sowers J.* (1-2, 7.47)    MIN - Silva C. (4-9, 7.00)
2:15    LAD - Penny B. (10-2, 2.91)     STL - Reyes A. (1-3, 3.86)
3:35    TB - Fossum C.* (3-3, 4.92)     LAA - Colon B. (1-4, 4.57)
4:05    ATL - James C.* (3-0, 2.87)     SD - Peavy J. (4-8, 4.46)
4:05    PHI - Myers B. (5-3, 3.86)      SF - Cain M. (6-6, 5.12)
4:40    MIL - Bush D. (5-7, 4.34)       ARI - Vargas C. (7-5, 4.91)
6:05    NYM - Hernandez O. (5-8, 5.12)  CHC - Marshall S.* (5-7, 4.80)


Standings

The graphics next to each team are called “sparklines.” They depict each team’s performance over the last month. Each “up” bar is a victory and a “down” bar is a loss. There are horizontal lines for home games and gray bars represent games decided by two runs or less. “PWins” is short for Projected Wins, based on each team’s Run Differential, and is often a better measure of a team’s true strength. Other team graphs and stats can be found on our Team Page.

American League East        Pwins  Diff
BOS     54  35 .607    0.0   51      3      
NYA     52  36 .591    1.5   52      0      
TOR     50  40 .556    4.5   49      1      
BAL     42  51 .452   14.0   40      2      
TB      39  52 .429   16.0   37      2      
American League Central
DET     62  29 .681    0.0   59      3      
CHA     57  33 .633    4.5   53      4      
MIN     49  40 .551   12.0   47      2      
CLE     41  49 .456   20.5   49     -8      
KC      31  59 .344   30.5   32     -1      
American League West
TEX     47  44 .516    0.0   48     -1      
OAK     47  44 .516    0.0   45      2      
LAA     45  45 .500    1.5   45      0      
SEA     44  47 .484    3.0   46     -2      

National League East         Pwins Diff
NYN     54  37 .593    0.0   52      2      
PHI     41  48 .461   12.0   42     -1      
ATL     42  49 .462   12.0   46     -4      
FLA     39  50 .438   14.0   42     -3      
WAS     38  54 .413   16.5   39     -1      
National League Central
STL     51  39 .567    0.0   47      4      
CIN     48  44 .522    4.0   45      3      
HOU     45  47 .489    7.0   45      0      
MIL     44  48 .478    8.0   38      6      
CHN     35  55 .389   16.0   36     -1      
PIT     32  60 .348   20.0   40     -8      
National League West
SD      48  42 .533    0.0   46      2      
SF      46  45 .505    2.5   46      0      
LAN     46  45 .505    2.5   50     -4      
ARI     45  45 .500    3.0   44      1      
COL     44  46 .489    4.0   46     -2      


Game of the Day

Chris Denorfia celebrated his 26th birthday by driving in two runs in the bottom of the ninth on a high-hop grounder and the Reds beat the Rockies 3-2. Starters Bronson Arroyo (0 runs allowed in 7 innings) and Aaron Cook (1 run allowed in, yup, 7 innings) both turned in fine efforts, but newly acquired Gary Majewski allowed two Rockie runs in the eighth and then the Colorado bullpen, one of the best in the majors so far, allowed two in the ninth.

The last person to drive in the game-winning run on his birthday was none other than Barry Bonds, who did it on July 24, 2003. Among the other Hall-of-Famers or Hall-of-Famers-to-be who did that: Joe Morgan, Paul Molitor, Cal Ripken and Alex Rodriguez, according to Elias.

COLORADO (2) VS CINCINNATI (3) - FINAL

COLORADO               ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Carroll 2b            5  0  0  0   0  1   1  .319
C Sullivan cf           5  0  2  0   0  0   1  .273
T Helton 1b             5  0  1  0   0  0   1  .293
M Holliday lf           4  1  1  0   0  2   2  .331
G Atkins 3b             4  1  3  0   0  0   2  .313
B Hawpe rf              3  0  1  0   1  1   2  .308
Y Torrealba c           3  0  1  0   0  1   4  .241
 b-J Piedra ph          1  0  1  2   0  0   0  .175
 C Freeman pr           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .245
 T Martin p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 J Mesa p               0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 B Fuentes p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
O Quintanilla ss        2  0  0  0   0  0   3  .176
 a-C Barmes ph-ss       1  0  1  0   1  0   0  .215
A Cook p                2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .083
 c-J Closser ph-c       1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .217

Totals                 36  2 11  2   2  7  18

a-singled to left center for O Quintanilla in the 7th;  b-doubled to right for 
Y Torrealba in the 8th;  c-struck out swinging for A Cook in the 8th.

BATTING: 2B - G Atkins (28, B Arroyo); J Piedra (2, G Majewski). S - A Cook. 
RBI - J Piedra 2 (9). 2-out RBI - J Piedra 2. Runners left in scoring position, 
2 out - Y Torrealba 1, J Closser 1, G Atkins 1, C Sullivan 1, O Quintanilla 1. 
Team LOB - 10. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - C Barmes (4, 2nd base off B Arroyo/J LaRue). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 2 (O Quintanilla-J Carroll-T Helton, J Mesa-C Barmes-T Helton). 

CINCINNATI             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Denorfia rf           5  0  1  2   0  0   1  .318
A Dunn lf               4  0  1  0   0  1   0  .244
K Griffey Jr cf         2  1  1  0   1  0   0  .253
R Aurilia 3b            4  0  1  0   0  0   3  .272
S Hatteberg 1b          4  0  2  1   0  1   0  .307
B Phillips 2b           3  1  0  0   1  0   2  .297
R Clayton ss            4  0  1  0   0  2   2  .269
J LaRue c               2  0  0  0   1  1   1  .197
 D Wise pr              0  1  0  0   0  0   0  .000
B Arroyo p              2  0  0  0   0  0   2  .149
 a-R Freel ph           0  0  0  0   1  0   0  .297
 K Mercker p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 G Majewski p           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 B Bray p               0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-E Encarnacion ph     0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .275

Totals                 30  3  7  3   4  5  11

a-walked for B Arroyo in the 7th;  b-hit by pitch for B Bray in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - S Hatteberg (20, A Cook). RBI - S Hatteberg (29), C Denorfia 2 
(3). 2-out RBI - S Hatteberg, C Denorfia 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 
out - B Arroyo 1, B Phillips 2, C Denorfia 1. GIDP - R Aurilia 2. Team LOB - 8. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - R Freel (21, 2nd base off A Cook/Y Torrealba), B Phillips 
(17, 2nd base off B Fuentes/J Closser). CS - R Clayton (4, 2nd base by A Cook/Y 
Torrealba). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (B Arroyo-S Hatteberg). 

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    COLORADO        - 000 000 020   --   2
    CINCINNATI      - 000 001 002   --   3

Two outs when winning run scored.
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COLORADO                     ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
A Cook                        7       6   1   1   3   3   0   3.59
T Martin (H, 7)                 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.04
J Mesa (H, 17)                  2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.93
B Fuentes (L, 2-3; B, 4)        2/3   1   2   2   1   2   0   4.33

CINCINNATI                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Arroyo                      7       8   0   0   1   5   0   2.96
K Mercker (H, 7)                1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.74
G Majewski (B, 6)               2/3   3   2   2   1   2   0   3.97
B Bray (W, 2-1)               1       0   0   0   0   0   0   3.75

IBB - J LaRue (by A Cook), B Hawpe (by B Arroyo), C Barmes (by G Majewski). 
HBP - K Griffey Jr (by T Martin); J LaRue (by B Fuentes); E Encarnacion (by B 
Fuentes). Pitches-strikes: A Cook 93-55; T Martin 3-2; J Mesa 2-2; B Fuentes 
27-16; B Arroyo 106-75; K Mercker 3-3; G Majewski 27-18; B Bray 13-9. Ground 
balls-fly balls: A Cook 14-3; T Martin 0-1; J Mesa 2-0; B Fuentes 0-0; B Arroyo 
7-8; K Mercker 0-1; G Majewski 0-0; B Bray 2-1. Batters faced: A Cook 28; T 
Martin 2; J Mesa 1; B Fuentes 6; B Arroyo 29; K Mercker 1; G Majewski 6; B Bray 
3. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Ed Rapuano. 1B--Tony Randazzo. 2B--Jim Wolf. 3B--Joe West. 

T--2:49. Att--35,396. 
Weather: 92 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 10 mph, left to right.

The following graph tracks the game’s Win Probability, courtesy of Fan Graphs.

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Yesterday’s Home Runs

The following stats are provided by Hit Tracker, which logs the projected distance of each home run (if it were to land uninterrupted at field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

Hitter               Pitcher                 True Dist  Std. Dist.   HR #
Howard, Ryan     PHI Hennessey, Brad   SF        469        460      30
Ibanez, Raul     SEA Halladay, Roy     TOR       461        451      21
Jones, Andruw    ATL Park, Chan Ho     SD        463        449      22
Alou, Moises     SF  Lidle, Corey      PHI       422        436      11
Berkman, Lance   HOU Johnson, Josh     FLA       418        433      25
Thome, Jim       CWS Mussina, Mike     NYY       412        420      31
Sexson, Richie   SEA League, Brandon   TOR       417        408      17
Glaus, Troy      TOR Moyer, Jamie      SEA       415        405      24
Jackson, Conor   ARI Capuano, Chris    MIL       416        404       8
Napoli, Mike     LAA Shields, James    TB        406        404      12
Everett, Carl    SEA League, Brandon   TOR       414        401      11
Pujols, Albert   STL Hendrickson, Mark LAD       411        400      31
Gonzalez, Adrian SD  McBride, Macay    ATL       416        397      16
Burrell, Pat     PHI Lowry, Noah       SF        373        397      20
Guerrero, VladimiLAA Harville, Chad    TB        396        396      20
Thorman, Scott   ATL Park, Chan Ho     SD        404        393       3
Molina, Bengie   TOR Moyer, Jamie      SEA       405        392       8
Burke, Chris     HOU Petit, Yusmeiro   FLA       377        391       6
Jackson, Conor   ARI Capuano, Chris    MIL       401        390       7
Crosby, Bubba    NYY Politte, Cliff    CWS       377        382       1
Hafner, Travis   CLE Santana, Johan    MIN       386        380      27
Soriano, Alfonso WAS Snell, Ian        PIT       416        375      28
Ortiz, David     BOS Sauerbeck, Scott  OAK       396        375      32
Betemit, Wilson  ATL Sikorski, Brian   SD        387        373       7
Estrada, Johnny  ARI Capuano, Chris    MIL       364        354       8
Morneau, Justin  MIN Sabathia, C.C.    CLE       359        354      24
McDonald, John   TOR Moyer, Jamie      SEA       358        350       1
Phillips, Andy   NYY Jenks, Bobby      CWS       336        343       6
McCann, Brian    ATL Sikorski, Brian   SD        346        333       7


Top Minor League Games

The following list, provided by First Inning, includes the top minor league batting (based on Runs Created) and pitching (based on Game Score) performances from yesterday.

ORG LVL PLAYER            POS AB  H 2B 3B HR BB SO  Notes
ATL AAA Gregor Blanco      CF  5  4  1  1  0  0  0   
BOS AAA Dustin Pedroia     2B  4  4  2  0  0  1  0   
CIN A   Craig Tatum         C  3  2  0  0  2  0  0   
CLE A+  Rodney Choy Foo    1B  5  4  2  0  1  0  0   
DET A-  Scott Sizemore     2B  6  4  1  0  1  0  0  4 RBI
LA  A+  Cory Dunlap        DH  3  2  0  0  2  1  1  4 RBI
MIN AA  Trent Oeltjen      RF  5  4  0  2  0  0  0  5 RBI
NYM A+  Ivan Naccarata     3B  4  3  1  0  1  0  0  3 runs scored
NYY A+  Hector Made        2B  5  4  2  0  0  0  0   
PIT A+  Juan Tejeda        DH  4  3  1  0  1  0  0  3 runs scored
 
ORG LVL PLAYER             IP   H  R ER SO BB HR  Notes
ATL A   Asher Demme        7.0  3  0  0  5  1  0   
ATL AA  Matt Harrison      7.0  5  0  0  3  0  0   
BAL A-  Jeffrey Moore      6.0  2  0  0  6  0  0  0.60 ERA over past month
DET A-  Jeffrey Gerbe      7.0  4  0  0  6  1  0   
FLA A-  Graham Taylor      5.0  1  0  0  5  0  0   
MIL AAA Carlos Villanueva  6.0  0  0  0  6  3  0   
MIN AA  Kevin Slowey       9.0  2  4  4  5  2  1   
NYM A+  Blake Eager        7.0  1  0  0  8  1  0   
PIT AAA Britt Reames       6.0  1  0  0  7  0  0   
SD  AAA Hansel Izquierdo   7.0  3  0  0  6  0  0 


Player News

Player news items are provided by CBS SportsLine.com.

Ten of the 15 games played were decided by margins of six or more runs — the second-most games decided in that manner on any day in the history of the major leagues. Back on May 30, 1884 (a year in which there were three major leagues — the National League, the American Association and the Union Association), 12 of the 24 major league games were decided by at least six runs. (Source: Elias)

As a result of the lopsided scores, there wasn’t a single save in any of the 15 big-league games — making it the first day in major-league history in which at least that many games were played with no saves. (Source: Elias)

Saturday was Arizona’s first game without shortstop and leadoff man Craig Counsell, expected to miss three-to-six weeks with a broken rib. Eric Byrnes replaced Counsell at the top of the order and started the first and fourth innings with doubles. Stephen Drew, the Diamondbacks’ first-round pick in the 2004 draft, made his major league debut at shortstop, going 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored.

The Los Angeles Angels announced that Jered Weaver (6-0, 1.12 ERA) will miss Monday night’s scheduled start against Cleveland due to biceps tendinitis. Dustin Mosley, acquired by the Angels from Cincinnati in December 2004, will be promoted from Triple-A Salt Lake to make his major league debut in Weaver’s place.

Octavio Dotel (elbow surgery) threw a scoreless inning Saturday night in his first minor league rehabilitation appearance since being shut down last month because of inflammation in his surgically repaired right elbow.

The Atlanta Braves placed John Thomson on the 15-day disabled list due to inflammation in his right shoulder. The move is retroactive to July 10. Peter Moylan was recalled from Triple-A Richmond to replace Thomson on the active roster.

The Milwaukee Brewers recalled Anthony Gwynn from Triple-A Nashville on Saturday to replace Corey Koskie (concussion) on the active roster.

The Washington Nationals placed John Patterson (forearm) on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. They purchased Kevin Gryboski’s contract from Triple-A New Orleansy.

Manager Frank Robinson said Tony Armas Jr. (forearm) will be activated from the 15-day disabled list and get the start on Monday at Florida.

Torii Hunter (foot) will have an MRI on his left foot after leaving Saturday’s game against the Indians after two innings. Hunter had X-rays at a local area hospital, but the results were inconclusive. “He came in and said he couldn’t run,” manager Ron Gardenhire said. “It’s more on the top of his foot toward the outer part of the little toe. He was hurting. He was close to having tears coming out of his eyes.”

Shannon Stewart was placed back on the 15-day disabled list after Saturday’s game against the Indians due to his plantar fasciitis. He aggravated his injury legging out a grounder in the fifth inning and was replaced by Jason Kubel in the lineup.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Kirk Saarloos has lost his spot in the rotation to Jason Windsor, who will start Monday’s game at Baltimore opposite Russ Ortiz. The San Francisco Chronicle reports 2004 first-round selection Richie Robnett will miss the rest of the season in the minors after breaking the hamate bone in his hand.

Henry Owens gave up four hits and four runs in one inning at the Cubs Saturday. Owens was sent to Double-A Binghamton after the game. The Mets called up Heath Bell from Triple-A Norfolk.

Seattle’s Richie Sexson and Carl Everett hit consecutive homers at Toronto Saturday.

The Yankees’ official website reports Robinson Cano (hamstring) said he would likely miss another 10-14 days due to his injury. He returned to Tampa to continue his rehab, running the bases and taking grounders on Thursday. Miguel Cairo and Nick Green will continue to see time in his absence.


THT Stats

There may have been no saves yesterday, but there were still seven holds. Holds celebrate the middle relievers who are often just as valuable to their teams as the closer. Following is a list of all major league pitchers with at least twelve holds:

Last          First     Team        Holds
Zumaya        Joel      DET           21
Linebrink     Scott     SD            18
Speier        Justin    TOR           18
Lyon          Brandon   ARI           18
Vizcaino      Luis      ARI           17
Schoeneweis   Scott     TOR           17
Mesa          Jose      COL           17
Timlin        Mike      BOS           16
Rhodes        Arthur    PHI           16
Shields       Scot      LAA           14
Rincon        Juan      MIN           14
Calero        Kiko      OAK           14
Wheeler       Dan       HOU           14
Heilman       Aaron     NYN           14
Cordero       Francisco TEX           13
Farnsworth    Kyle      NYA           13
Flores        Randy     STL           13
Looper        Braden    STL           12
Sanchez       Duaner    NYN           12
Dessens       Elmer     KC            12
Howry         Bob       CHN           12
Proctor       Scott     NYA           12
Torres        Salomon   PIT           12
Cotts         Neal      CHA           12
Kensing       Logan     FLA           12

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