THT Daily: History in Colorado

Major League News for July 9

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


Yesterday’s Results
American League
TOR     7  KC      5    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIN     4  TEX     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Liriano dominates
NYA     5  TB      1    (Recap and Boxscore) Wang: 8.1 IP, 1 R
DET     2  SEA     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAA     6  OAK     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Weaver: 7 IP, 0 R
BAL     7  CLE     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
BOS     9  CHA     6    (Recap and Boxscore) Ortiz: 31st HR; Thome: 30th HR; Dye: 2 HR

National League
SF     11  LAN     7    (Recap and Boxscore) Durham: 4 RS, 3 RBI
SD      5  WAS     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
STL     7  HOU     6    (Recap and Boxscore) 10 innings
PHI     6  PIT     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
NYN    17  FLA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Valentin: 7 RBI; Floyd: 5 RBI; Pelfrey debut
FLA     3  NYN     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
CHN     3  MIL     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
ARI     8  COL     7    (Recap and Boxscore) See below
ATL     4  CIN     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Smoltz: 8 IP, 1 R


Today’s Games
Visitors                         Home                              Time
BAL - Lopez R. (5-10, 6.92)      CLE - Westbrook J. (7-4, 4.09)    1:05
SD - Hensley C. (5-6, 4.16)      WAS - Patterson J. (1-2, 4.31)    1:05
CIN - Arroyo B. (9-5, 2.79)      ATL - Thomson J. (2-7, 5.05)      1:05
FLA - Olsen S.* (6-4, 4.17)      NYM - Glavine T.* (11-2, 3.43)    1:10
NYY - Wilson K. (0-0, 0.00)      TB - Fossum C.* (3-3, 4.84)       1:15
PIT - Duke Z.* (5-7, 5.01)       PHI - Hamels C.* (1-4, 5.45)      1:35
BOS - Schilling C. (10-3, 3.63)  CWS - Contreras J. (9-0, 3.31)    2:05
MIN - Santana J.* (9-4, 2.76)    TEX - Koronka J.* (6-5, 4.68)     2:05
CHC - Prior M. (0-4, 7.71)       MIL - Davis D.* (5-5, 4.60)       2:05
TOR - Halladay R. (11-2, 3.02)   KC - Gobble J.* (3-1, 3.66)       2:10
ARI - Cruz J. (3-4, 4.53)        COL - Cook A. (6-7, 3.61)         3:05
LAA - Santana E. (9-3, 4.13)     OAK - Haren D. (6-6, 3.40)        4:05
DET - Robertson N.* (8-4, 3.35)  SEA - Meche G. (7-4, 3.92)        4:05
SF - Schmidt J. (6-4, 2.69)      LAD - Sele A. (5-2, 3.05)         4:10
STL - Carpenter C. (7-4, 2.88)   HOU - Pettitte A.* (7-9, 5.37)    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. “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     53  32 .624    0.0   49      4      
NYA     50  35 .588    3.0   49      1      
TOR     48  39 .552    6.0   47      1      
BAL     40  49 .449   15.0   38      2      
TB      38  50 .432   16.5   37      1      
American League Central
DET     59  28 .678    0.0   57      2      
CHA     56  31 .644    3.0   53      3      
MIN     47  38 .553   11.0   45      2      
CLE     40  46 .465   18.5   47     -7      
KC      31  55 .360   27.5   32     -1      
American League West
OAK     45  42 .517    0.0   42      3      
TEX     44  43 .506    1.0   45     -1      
LAA     42  45 .483    3.0   42      0      
SEA     42  46 .477    3.5   44     -2      

National League East         Pwins Diff
NYN     52  36 .591    0.0   51      1      
PHI     39  47 .453   12.0   39      0      
FLA     38  47 .447   12.5   42     -4      
ATL     39  49 .443   13.0   43     -4      
WAS     38  51 .427   14.5   38      0      
National League Central
STL     47  39 .547    0.0   44      3      
CIN     45  43 .511    3.0   43      2      
MIL     44  45 .494    4.5   38      6      
HOU     43  45 .489    5.0   41      2      
CHN     33  54 .379   14.5   34     -1      
PIT     30  59 .337   18.5   39     -9      
National League West
SD      47  40 .540    0.0   46      1      
LAN     45  42 .517    2.0   49     -4      
SF      45  43 .511    2.5   45      0      
COL     44  42 .512    2.5   45     -1      
ARI     42  45 .483    5.0   41      1      


Game of the Day

Entering the top of the ninth inning, the score was tied, 1-1. By the time the ninth was over, Arizona had beaten Colorado 8-7. According to Elias, There have been more than 3,000 games in major-league history that were tied 1-1 going to the ninth inning. Saturday’s game at Coors was the first of those games in which, by game’s end, as many as 15 runs had been scored.

(The previous high — 14 runs — also was set in Denver, in 1994 at Mile High Stadium: After being tied 1-1 through eight innings, both the Padres and Rockies scored once in the 10th. Then San Diego scored nine in the 11th, Colorado responded with one, and the Padres won 11-3.)

ARIZONA (8) VS COLORADO (7) - FINAL

ARIZONA                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J DaVanon lf            3  0  0  1   1  3   2  .279
E Byrnes cf             5  1  2  1   0  0   1  .296
S Green rf              5  1  2  1   0  0   0  .308
C Jackson 1b            5  1  3  0   0  0   2  .276
C Tracy 3b              4  1  2  4   0  0   1  .273
J Estrada c             4  0  1  0   0  1   2  .315
O Hudson 2b             4  1  1  0   0  3   1  .258
C Counsell ss           4  2  3  1   0  1   0  .270
B Webb p                2  0  0  0   0  1   1  .167
 a-L Gonzalez ph        1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .256
 L Vizcaino p           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-A Green ph           0  1  0  0   1  0   0  .210
 G Aquino p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 J Julio p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000

Totals                 37  8 14  8   2  9  10

a-grounded to first for B Webb in the 8th;  b-walked for L Vizcaino in the 
9th.

BATTING: 2B - O Hudson (15, B Fuentes). HR - C Counsell (3, 8th inning off J 
Jennings 0 on, 1 Out), C Tracy (13, 9th inning off B Fuentes 3 on, 0 Out). SF - 
J DaVanon. RBI - C Counsell (27), C Tracy 4 (50), J DaVanon (29), E Byrnes 
(33), S Green (38). 2-out RBI - E Byrnes, S Green. Runners left in scoring 
position, 2 out - C Jackson 1. GIDP - B Webb, J Estrada. Team LOB - 5. 
 
FIELDING: E - J DaVanon (2, fly ball). Outfield assists - E Byrnes (J Carroll 
at Home). DP: 1 (E Byrnes-J Estrada). 
 
COLORADO               ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Carroll 2b            3  1  1  0   2  0   1  .329
O Quintanilla ss        4  1  1  0   0  2   3  .200
T Helton 1b             4  0  0  0   0  2   3  .296
M Holliday lf           3  0  0  0   1  1   2  .334
G Atkins 3b             3  2  1  0   0  2   1  .306
B Hawpe rf              4  1  1  1   0  1   1  .311
Y Torrealba c           4  1  2  4   0  0   0  .235
C Freeman cf            2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .247
 a-C Sullivan ph-cf     2  1  0  0   0  1   1  .272
J Jennings p            2  0  1  0   0  0   0  .212
 b-J Piedra ph          1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .167
 B Fuentes p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 R Ramirez p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .667
 R King p               0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 D Cortes p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 c-L Gonzalez ph        0  0  0  0   1  0   0  .236

Totals                 32  7  7  5   4 10  12

a-struck out swinging for C Freeman in the 8th;  b-grounded to shortstop for J 
Jennings in the 8th;  c-walked for D Cortes in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - J Carroll (11, B Webb); O Quintanilla (1, G Aquino); Y Torrealba 
(5, G Aquino). S - O Quintanilla. RBI - Y Torrealba 4 (19), B Hawpe (49). 2-out 
RBI - Y Torrealba 4, B Hawpe. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - O 
Quintanilla 1. Team LOB - 4. 
 
BASERUNNING: CS - Y Torrealba (2, 2nd base by B Webb/J Estrada), M Holliday 
(3, 2nd base by B Webb/J Estrada). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 3 (G Atkins-J Carroll-T Helton, J Jennings-T Helton, O 
Quintanilla-J Carroll-T Helton). 

----------------------------------------------------
    ARIZONA         - 000 000 017   --   8
    COLORADO        - 000 010 006   --   7
----------------------------------------------------

ARIZONA                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Webb                        7       4   1   1   1   6   0   2.65
L Vizcaino (W, 3-3)           1       0   0   0   0   1   0   3.82
G Aquino                        2/3   3   5   4   1   2   0   5.34
J Julio (S, 9)                  1/3   0   1   0   2   1   0   3.54

COLORADO                     ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Jennings                    8       6   1   1   1   8   1   3.67
B Fuentes (L, 2-2)              1/3   6   6   6   0   1   1   3.89
R Ramirez                     0       0   1   1   1   0   0   3.00
R King                          1/3   2   0   0   0   0   0   4.07
D Cortes                        1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.45

R Ramirez pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

WP - B Webb, J Julio. HBP - G Atkins (by G Aquino). Pitches-strikes: B Webb 
100-63; L Vizcaino 11-7; G Aquino 29-16; J Julio 21-9; J Jennings 99-63; B 
Fuentes 23-16; R Ramirez 7-3; R King 6-5; D Cortes 2-1. Ground balls-fly balls: 
B Webb 9-4; L Vizcaino 1-1; G Aquino 0-0; J Julio 0-0; J Jennings 8-7; B 
Fuentes 0-0; R Ramirez 0-0; R King 0-1; D Cortes 0-1. Batters faced: B Webb 24; 
L Vizcaino 3; G Aquino 7; J Julio 4; J Jennings 28; B Fuentes 7; R Ramirez 1; R 
King 3; D Cortes 1. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Bruce Dreckman. 1B--Gary Darling. 2B--Larry Poncino. 3B--Ed 
Hickox. 

T--2:50. Att--22,874. 
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 4 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. Std. Dist. HR #
Ortiz, David     BOS   Garcia, Freddy   CWS          419        412   31
Thome, Jim       CWS   Beckett, Josh    BOS          408        400   30
Dye, Jermaine    CWS   Beckett, Josh    BOS          452        441   23
Dye, Jermaine    CWS   Beckett, Josh    BOS          390        364   24
Cabrera, Miguel  FLA   Maine, John      NYM          368        391   15
Willingham, Josh FLA   Maine, John      NYM          389        413   11
Ramirez, Hanley  FLA   Maine, John      NYM          397        412    6
Valentin, Jose   NYM   Nolasco, Ricky   FLA          374        361    9
Biggio, Craig    HOU   Reyes, Anthony   STL          383        382    8
Durham, Ray      SF    Lowe, Derek      LAD          411        406   12
Lowry, Noah      SF    Lowe, Derek      LAD          411        394    1
Mora, Melvin     BAL   Sowers, Jeremy   CLE          392        404   11
Shoppach, Kelly  CLE   Bedard, Erik     BAL          389        409    1
Hillenbrand, SheaTOR   Peralta, Joel    KC           447        427   12
Berroa, Angel    KC    Lilly, Ted       TOR          439        420    5
Hunter, Torii    MIN   Rheinecker, John TEX          423        423   14
Rivera, Juan     LAA   Gaudin, Chad     OAK          404        391   11
Izturis, Maicer  LAA   Blanton, Joe     OAK          369        356    1
Ibanez, Raul     SEA   Miner, Zach      DET          336        329   20
Beltran, Carlos  NYM   Vargas, Jason    FLA          377        387   25
Floyd, Cliff     NYM   Vargas, Jason    FLA          426        414    7
Pujols, Albert   STL   Oswalt, Roy      HOU          384        382   29
Spiezio, Scott   STL   Lidge, Brad      HOU          368        366    5
Alou, Moises     SF    Beimel, Joe      LAD          375        358   10
Saenz, Olmedo    LAD   Wilson, Brian    SF           405        396    7
Francoeur, Jeff  ATL   Harang, Aaron    CIN          409        397   16
Bay, Jason       PIT   Lidle, Corey     PHI          408        405   21
Gonzalez, Adrian SD    Astacio, Pedro   WAS          398        379   13
Cameron, Mike    SD    Astacio, Pedro   WAS          418        406   10
Bellhorn, Mark   SD    Astacio, Pedro   WAS          357        339    7
Soriano, Alfonso WAS   Young, Chris     SD           420        403   27
Tracy, Chad      ARI   Fuentes, Brian   COL          402        378   13
Counsell, Craig  ARI   Jennings, Jason  COL          368        344    3


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
ARI A+  Javier Brito       RF  4  4  3  0  0  0  0  4 RBI
ARI A+  Mark Reynolds      3B  2  2  0  0  1  0  0  .552 OBP during past week
ATL A+  Kala Kaaihue       1B  4  3  0  0  1  1  0   
BAL A+  Pete Maestrales    DH  5  3  0  1  1  0  0  3 runs scored
BAL AA  Noah Hall          CF  5  4  0  0  2  0  0  4 RBI
CHW A   Juan Camacho       3B  4  3  0  0  1  0  1   
CIN A+  Drew Anderson      2B  3  2  1  0  1  1  0   
DET AAA Dustan Mohr        CF  4  3  1  0  1  0  0   
KC  AA  Mitch Maier        CF  4  3  0  0  1  0  0   
LA  A+  Cole Bruce         DH  3  2  1  0  1  1  0   
 
ORG LVL PLAYER             IP   H  R ER SO BB HR  Notes
BAL A   Reid Hamblet       7.0  4  1  1  8  0  0   
CHC AA  Sean Gallagher     7.0  2  0  0 12  2  0   
DET AA  Nathan Bumstead    7.0  4  0  0  6  4  0   
DET A   Burke Badenhop     7.0  2  0  0  3  3  0   
FLA AA  James Russ         8.0  3  0  0  3  4  0   
HOU A   Raymar Diaz        7.0  3  0  0  9  1  0   
LA  AA  Spike Lundberg     8.0  2  0  0  5  1  0   
MIL A   Steve Garrison     6.0  2  1  0  8  0  0   
NYY A-  George Kontos      6.0  2  0  0  7  2  0  23 K over last 18 IP
NYY A   Erick Abreu        6.2  4  0  0  8  1  0 


THT Stats

J.C. Bradbury has started keeping track of Jeff Francoeur’s outs, comparing his season totals to Horace Clarke’s all-time record of 514. As you can imagine, Francoeur leads the majors in most outs at bat, but not by a lot. Here’s a list of the top twenty out makers, including a number of players who are having very good seasons (at least, on the surface).

Last        First    Team       PA   Outs
Francoeur   Jeff     ATL       380    270
Rollins     Jimmy    PHI       395    267
Pierre      Juan     CHN       397    266
Soriano     Alfonso  WAS       398    262
Reyes       Jose     NYN       404    259
Furcal      Rafael   LAN       399    258
Sexson      Richie   SEA       362    255
Mora        Melvin   BAL       398    254
Sizemore    Grady    CLE       406    253
Teixeira    Mark     TEX       393    253
Young       Michael  TEX       403    252
Feliz       Pedro    SF        366    250
Beltre      Adrian   SEA       368    250
Lopez       Jose     SEA       377    249
Peralta     Jhonny   CLE       371    249
Lopez       Felipe   CIN       390    249
Tejada      Miguel   BAL       394    248
Winn        Randy    SF        384    248
Tracy       Chad     ARI       377    248
Figgins     Chone    LAA       380    247

Access all of THT’s stats here…

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