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Major League News for Father’s Day

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


Yesterday’s Results
Interleague
BAL     4  NYN     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Benson: 8 IP, 1 ER, hit HR
BOS     5  ATL     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Ortiz: 2B, HR; Beckett: 6 IP, 2 R
CHA     8  CIN     6    (Recap and Boxscore) CHA scores 3 in 9th to win
DET     9  CHN     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAA     3  SD      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Santana over Peavy
MIN     5  PIT     3    (Recap and Boxscore) MIN: 6 straight
OAK     5  LAN     4    (Recap and Boxscore) 17 innings!  Won on bases-loaded walk.
SEA     8  SF      1    (Recap and Boxscore) Ibanez: 4 RBI; Meche: 9 IP, 1 R
TB      7  PHI     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Kazmir: 5 IP, 9 K, 1 R; PHI has lost 8 or last 9
TEX     8  ARI     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
FLA     8  TOR     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Moehler: 7 IP, 2 R; Jacobs: 2B, HR; FLA: 7 straight
HOU     7  KC      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Berkman: 4 RBI, Buchholz: 6 IP, 2 R
MIL     3  CLE     2    (Recap and Boxscore) MIL: 2 in 9th to win; Bush and Westbrook pitched well
WAS    11  NYA     9    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
STL     6  COL     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Suppan: 7.2 IP, 2 R; Encarnacion: 2 HR


Today’s Games
Visitors                           Home                               Time
TOR - Halladay R. (8-1, 2.75)      FLA - Johnson J. (5-4, 2.05)       1:05
NYY - Wang C. (7-2, 4.15)          WAS - O'Connor M.* (3-4, 3.70)     1:05
BAL - Loewen A.* (0-1, 7.84)       NYM - Glavine T.* (9-2, 3.31)      1:10
CWS - Garland J. (5-3, 6.01)       CIN - Harang A. (7-4, 3.91)        1:15
MIN - Santana J.* (6-4, 2.99)      PIT - Perez O.* (2-8, 6.68)        1:35
TB - McClung S. (2-9, 6.51)        PHI - Madson R. (6-4, 6.11)        1:35
ARI - Gonzalez E. (2-0, 1.64)      TEX - Loe K. (3-6, 5.57)           2:05
CLE - Byrd P. (5-5, 4.81)          MIL - Jackson Z.* (1-0, 4.40)      2:05
KC - Duckworth B. (0-1, 3.18)      HOU - Pettitte A.* (6-7, 5.46)     2:05
COL - Fogg J. (4-4, 4.91)          STL - Carpenter C. (5-3, 2.57)     2:15
DET - Rogers K.* (9-3, 3.25)       CHC - Prior M. (0-0, -)            2:20
SD - Park C. (4-3, 4.15)           LAA - Colon B. (0-2, 7.07)         3:35
LAD - Sele A. (3-1, 2.32)          OAK - Blanton J. (6-6, 5.04)       4:05
SF - Wright J. (5-6, 4.48)         SEA - Moyer J.* (3-6, 3.80)        4:05
BOS - Schilling C. (9-2, 3.59)     ATL - Smoltz J. (4-5, 3.78)        8:05


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. Other team graphs and stats can be found on our Team Page.

American League East
NYA     38  28 .576  0.0    
BOS     38  28 .576  0.0    
TOR     37  31 .544  2.0    
BAL     32  38 .457  8.0    
TB      29  40 .420 10.5    
American League Central
DET     45  24 .652  0.0    
CHA     43  25 .632  1.5    
MIN     33  34 .493 11.0    
CLE     31  36 .463 13.0    
KC      18  49 .269 26.0    
American League West
OAK     37  31 .544  0.0    
TEX     37  32 .536  0.5    
SEA     33  37 .471  5.0    
LAA     31  37 .456  6.0    

National League East
NYN     42  25 .627  0.0    
PHI     33  35 .485  9.5    
WAS     31  39 .443 12.5    
ATL     30  39 .435 13.0    
FLA     28  37 .431 13.0    
National League Central
STL     41  26 .612  0.0    
CIN     37  31 .544  4.5    
HOU     36  33 .522  6.0    
MIL     34  35 .493  8.0    
CHN     26  41 .388 15.0    
PIT     26  43 .377 16.0    
National League West
LAN     36  32 .529  0.0    
SD      35  33 .515  1.0    
ARI     35  33 .515  1.0    
SF      34  34 .500  2.0    
COL     34  34 .500  2.0    


Game of the Day

The Yankees had a 9-2 lead in the fifth, but the Nationals battled back to win 11-9, including two runs off Mariano Rivera in the eighth. Johnny Damon hit a grand slam for the Yankees.

NY YANKEES (9) VS WASHINGTON (11) - FINAL

NY YANKEES             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Damon cf              6  2  4  5   0  0   2  .297
B Williams rf           5  0  0  0   0  1   4  .279
 A Phillips 1b          0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .264
D Jeter ss              5  1  3  1   0  0   0  .337
J Giambi 1b             3  0  0  0   1  1   2  .269
 B Crosby pr-rf         0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .275
A Rodriguez 3b          5  1  2  2   0  0   3  .278
J Posada c              5  2  2  1   0  1   4  .298
R Cano 2b               4  1  3  0   1  1   0  .332
M Cabrera lf            5  1  0  0   0  1   7  .260
S Chacon p              2  1  0  0   1  1   2  .000
 M Smith p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 T Beam p               1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .000
 M Myers p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 S Proctor p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 M Rivera p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 a-M Cairo ph           1  0  1  0   0  0   0  .236

Totals                 42  9 15  9   3  7  25

a-reached on infield single to shortstop for M Rivera in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - J Damon 2 (18, R Ortiz 2); R Cano (15, R Ortiz); D Jeter (15, J 
Rauch). HR - A Rodriguez (15, 5th inning off R Ortiz 1 on, 1 Out), J Posada (9, 
5th inning off R Ortiz 0 on, 1 Out), J Damon (10, 5th inning off S Rivera 3 on, 
1 Out). RBI - D Jeter (44), J Damon 5 (37), A Rodriguez 2 (49), J Posada (36). 
2-out RBI - J Damon. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Damon 1, J 
Posada 1, B Williams 2, M Cabrera 2. GIDP - B Williams. Team LOB - 10. 
 
FIELDING: E - J Posada (4, throw). DP: 2 (M Smith-D Jeter-R Cano-J Giambi, R 
Cano-D Jeter-A Phillips). 
 
WASHINGTON             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
A Soriano lf            3  2  1  0   2  1   1  .289
J Vidro 2b              5  1  2  1   0  0   2  .303
N Johnson 1b            1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .312
 a-D Ward ph-1b         2  3  2  2   2  0   0  .306
J Guillen rf            5  2  2  1   0  1   4  .226
R Zimmerman 3b          5  1  2  2   0  0   1  .283
B Schneider c           4  1  2  2   1  0   2  .233
B Harris ss             3  0  0  0   0  0   3  .233
 c-R Fick ph            1  0  1  1   0  0   0  .280
 J Rauch p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 C Cordero p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
M Byrd cf               2  1  1  1   1  0   0  .231
R Ortiz p               1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .107
 S Rivera p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-M Anderson ph        1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .239
 M Stanton p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 d-D Jackson ph-ss      1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .214

Totals                 34 11 13 10   6  5  16

a-walked for N Johnson in the 3rd;  b-struck out swinging for S Rivera in the 
6th;  c-singled to center for B Harris in the 7th;  d-struck out swinging for M 
Stanton in the 7th.

BATTING: 2B - B Schneider (8, S Chacon); R Zimmerman (20, S Chacon); J Guillen 
(11, T Beam). 3B - J Guillen (1, M Rivera). HR - D Ward (5, 7th inning off T 
Beam 0 on, 0 Out). S - R Ortiz. RBI - J Vidro (28), M Byrd (14), D Ward 2 (11), 
R Zimmerman 2 (44), B Schneider 2 (26), R Fick (3), J Guillen (25). 2-out RBI - 
J Vidro, M Byrd, R Fick. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Jackson 1, 
J Guillen 1. GIDP - B Harris, B Schneider. Team LOB - 7. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - A Soriano 2 (17, 2nd base off M Rivera/J Posada, 3rd base 
off M Rivera/J Posada). 
 
FIELDING: E - M Byrd (2, fly ball). PB - B Schneider. DP: 1 (J Vidro-B 
Harris-D Ward). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    NY YANKEES      - 110 070 000   --   9
    WASHINGTON      - 001 140 23x   --  11
----------------------------------------------------

NY YANKEES                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
S Chacon                      4 1/3   6   6   6   3   3   0   5.89
M Smith                         2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00
T Beam (H, 1)                 1 1/3   3   2   2   0   1   1  13.50
M Myers (H, 12)                 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.69
S Proctor (H, 9)                2/3   1   1   1   2   1   0   3.74
M Rivera (L, 4-4; B, 2)         2/3   2   2   2   1   0   0   2.29

WASHINGTON                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
R Ortiz                       4 1/3  11   7   6   1   2   2   5.27
S Rivera                      1 2/3   1   2   2   1   2   1   2.79
M Stanton                     1       1   0   0   0   1   0   4.85
J Rauch (W, 2-1)              1       1   0   0   1   1   0   3.00
C Cordero (S, 13)             1       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.18

IBB - J Giambi (by J Rauch). HBP - J Giambi (by R Ortiz); M Byrd (by S 
Chacon). Pitches-strikes: S Chacon 100-55; M Smith 5-4; T Beam 33-22; M Myers 
4-2; S Proctor 20-11; M Rivera 15-9; R Ortiz 87-54; S Rivera 32-19; M Stanton 
17-11; J Rauch 20-12; C Cordero 17-12. Ground balls-fly balls: S Chacon 4-6; M 
Smith 2-0; T Beam 0-3; M Myers 0-1; S Proctor 0-1; M Rivera 2-0; R Ortiz 4-7; S 
Rivera 2-1; M Stanton 1-1; J Rauch 0-2; C Cordero 2-0. Batters faced: S Chacon 
23; M Smith 2; T Beam 7; M Myers 1; S Proctor 5; M Rivera 4; R Ortiz 26; S 
Rivera 7; M Stanton 4; J Rauch 5; C Cordero 4. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Dale Scott. 1B--Lance Barksdale. 2B--Dan Iassogna. 3B--Bob 
Davidson. 

T--3:51. Att--45,085. 
Weather: 86 degrees, sunny. Wind: 9 mph, in from center.

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  Stnd Dist   HR#
Rodriguez, Alex    NYY     Ortiz, Ramon        WAS          434       442     15
Ward, Daryle       WAS     Beam, T.J.          NYY          429       437      5
Jacobs, Mike       FLA     Janssen, Casey      TOR          426       433     10
Sexson, Richie     SEA     Schmidt, Jason      SF           411       426     11
Baldelli, Rocco    TB      Mathieson, Scott    PHI          430       420      1
Ortiz, David       BOS     Remlinger, Mike     ATL          419       416     19
Kubel, Jason       MIN     Maholm, Paul        PIT          405       415      6
Damon, Johnny      NYY     Rivera, Saul        WAS          401       412     10
Lopez, Felipe      CIN     Contreras, Jose     CWS          406       409      7
Closser, J.D.      COL     Isringhausen, Jason STL          402       408      1
Atkins, Garrett    COL     Hancock, Josh       STL          404       407     10
Cantu, Jorge       TB      Franklin, Ryan      PHI          408       399      3
Morneau, Justin    MIN     Marte, Damaso       PIT          392       398     16
Youkilis, Kevin    BOS     Cormier, Lance      ATL          419       397      8
Encarnacion, Juan  STL     Francis, Jeff       COL          412       396      9
Crawford, Carl     TB      Geary, Geoff        PHI          393       396      9
Holliday, Matt     COL     Suppan, Jeff        STL          388       394     14
Tiffee, Terry      MIN     Maholm, Paul        PIT          395       392      1
Uribe, Juan        CWS     Hammond, Chris      CIN          411       390      6
Nunez, Abraham     PHI     Kazmir, Scott       TB           395       379      1
Guillen, Carlos    DET     Marmol, Carlos      CHC          415       372      8
Durham, Ray        SF      Meche, Gil          SEA          368       372      6
Ibanez, Raul       SEA     Correia, Kevin      SF           366       371     13
Reed, Jeremy       SEA     Schmidt, Jason      SF           364       369      4
Posada, Jorge      NYY     Ortiz, Ramon        WAS          365       365      9
Anderson, Garret   LAA     Peavy, Jake         SD           393       357      7
Encarnacion, Juan  STL     Francis, Jeff       COL          365       346      9
Paulino, Ronny     PIT     Bonser, Boof        MIN          343       338      2
Benson, Kris       BAL     Martinez, Pedro     NYM          364       331      1
McPherson, Dallas  LAA     Peavy, Jake         SD           341       322      6
Green, Shawn       ARI     Koronka, John       TEX           NA        NA      6
Matthews, Gary     TEX     Jarvis, Kevin       ARI           NA        NA      7
Fasano, Sal        PHI     Kazmir, Scott       TB            NA        NA      4


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
BAL A+  Jacob Duncan       LF  4  3  2  0  0  1  1   
BOS A+  Jeffrey Corsaletti LF  4  3  2  0  0  1  0   
CHC AA  Scott Moore        3B  4  3  0  0  1  0  0  .524 OBP during past week
CHW AAA Ryan Sweeney       CF  4  3  1  0  1  1  0  5 RBI
CLE A   Chris Gimenez      DH  6  3  1  0  2  0  1  4 RBI
CLE A   P.J. Hiser         RF  6  4  0  1  0  0  0   
FLA A   Matthew Kutler     RF  4  4  0  0  0  0  0   
LA  AAA Eric Riggs         3B  3  2  1  0  1  0  0   
LAA AAA Reggie Willits     LF  4  4  1  1  0  0  0   
MIN AA  Denard Span        CF  5  4  0  0  0  0  0   
 
ORG LVL PLAYER             IP   H  R ER SO BB HR  Notes
BAL AAA Brian Burres       6.0  2  0  0  5  2  0   
CHW AAA Heath Phillips     6.2  4  0  0  6  1  0   
COL MLB Kris Wilson        8.0  6  1  1  7  0  0   
HOU AA  Matt Albers        5.2  2  0  0  7  4  0  15 K over last 11 IP
HOU A+  Chad Reineke       8.0  3  0  0  8  1  0   
LAA A+  F. RodriguezJr.    7.0  5  2  0  7  2  0   
PHI AA  Daniel Haigwood    7.0  5  0  0  5  2  0   
PIT A+  Luis Munoz         7.0  5  1  0  5  1  0   
PIT AA  Ron Chiavacci      7.0  2  0  0  6  0  0  


Player News

San Diego’s Dave Roberts hurt his knee attempting to catch a Dallas McPherson liner. He slid for the ball, but it went off his glove and he slammed into the fence and banged his right knee. The ball bounced away, and McPherson circled the bases while Roberts was unable to get up. After the play, he was lifted onto a stretcher and taken to a nearby hospital for precautionary X-rays.

The Mets placed left fielder Cliff Floyd on the disabled list due to a sprained left ankle.

The Reds put LHP Brandon Claussen on the 15-day DL with a sore shoulder.

Top Dodgers third base prospect Andy LaRoche has a slight labrum tear in his throwing shoulder, according to an MRI. He will rest for ten days before a decision regarding surgery is made. LaRoche hit .309 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs in 62 games at AA Jacksonville and was hitting .333 with two home runs and four RBIs in four games at AAA Las Vegas.

Gary Matthews Jr. had a big game for the Rangers. He robbed Shawn Green of a home run in the fourth, then hit a two-run HR in the bottom of the inning. He also stole second and scored in the first and went 2 for 4. He’s batting 15-for-32 (.469) in his last seven games.

Juan Encarnacion has been batting cleanup regularly since Albert Pujols went on the 15-day disabled list on June 4 with a strained right side muscle and is 17-for-37 (.459) with nine RBI during a nine-game hitting streak.

Cardinals SS David Eckstein missed his second straight game with a mild concussion. Manager Tony La Russa said Eckstein was will probably start Sunday.

What a difference from last year: Alex Gonzalez tied a Red Sox record with his 48th straight game without an error.

The Angels’ Orlando Cabrera walked in the first inning to extend his streak of reaching base safely to a franchise-record 47 straight games, the longest current streak in the majors.

Troy Glaus started at shortstop for the third time this season.

Mariners OF Ichiro Suzuki singled to extend his hitting streak to 17 games, second-longest in the AL this season behind his 18-game streak last month.

The Phillies’ Scott Mathieson made his major league debut, giving up four runs in six innings against Tampa Bay.

Carlos Marmol allowed four runs and seven hits against Detroit in six innings in his second major league start.

A.J. Burnett, on the 60-day DL with right elbow discomfort, will make a rehab start Saturday night. The Blue Jays hope he can rejoin the team and pitch Thursday at Atlanta.

Brewers RHP Ben Sheets (right shoulder tendinitis) threw 70 pitches in a bullpen session on Saturday. He said there’s still no timetable for his return, saying that it is unlikely he’ll come back before the All-Star break.

Mark Prior will make his first start of the season today against the Detroit Tigers. Kerry Wood might pitch a simulated game in Cleveland and could be ready as soon as next weekend.

Arizona’s Luis Gonzalez has gone 183 at-bats without a homer. He hit 57 in 2001.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the Pirates will begin contracts talks with Sean Casey soon. They would prefer to have something in place prior to the July 31 trading deadline.

Oh, Clint! Earlier this week, Cory Sullivan set a major league record with seven sacrifice bunts in two straight games (Wednesday’s and Thursday’s games).


THT’s Stats

Gross Production Average (GPA) is a simple combination of OBP and SLG that is more telling than OPS (OBP plus SLG). Following the lead of Moneyball, GPA gives greater weight to OBP (80% more than SLG) and is calculated to look very similar to the scale of Batting Average. In other words, it’s a very effective and simple batting “rate stat.” Here are the top twenty major league batters according to GPA. One name that might surprise you is Washington’s Nick Johnson, who is fifth in the majors.

Last         First    Team    GPA
Pujols       Albert   STL    .386
Hafner       Travis   CLE    .375
Beltran      Carlos   NYN    .358
Cabrera      Miguel   FLA    .358
Johnson      Nick     WAS    .357
Garciaparra  Nomar    LAN    .354
Giambi       Jason    NYA    .352
Wright       David A  NYN    .348
Bay          Jason    PIT    .342
Thome        Jim      CHA    .340
Rolen        Scott    STL    .336
Dye          Jermaine CHA    .335
Mauer        Joe      MIN    .326
Soriano      Alfonso  WAS    .321
Suzuki       Ichiro   SEA    .320
Blake        Casey    CLE    .320
Drew         J.D.     LAN    .319
Swisher      Nick T   OAK    .318
Konerko      Paul     CHA    .318
Sizemore     Grady    CLE    .314
Ramirez      Manny    BOS    .314

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