THT Daily: June 10

Major League News for June 10

Yesterday’s Results
Today’s Games
Standings
Game of the Day
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Stats


Yesterday’s Results
American League
BOS     4  TEX     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Papelbon blows first save, gets win
CHA     5  CLE     4    (Recap and Boxscore) CHA: 2 R in 8th to win
KC      4  TB      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Redman: 8 IP, 2 R; KC: 3 R in 8th
MIN     7  BAL     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Morneau: 5 RBI, 2 HR
OAK     6  NYA     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
SEA     4  LAA     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Washburn: 6 IP, 1 R
TOR    10  DET     5    (Recap and Boxscore) TOR scores 8 in 8th

National League
CHN     6  CIN     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Blanco: 3 RBI, runner CS
HOU     7  ATL     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAN     3  COL     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Penny: 8.3 IP, 0 R
NYN    10  ARI     6    (Recap and Boxscore) Beltran: 4 for 5, 2 HR; Delgado: 2 HR
PIT     3  SF      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Santos beats Morris
SD      3  FLA     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Young: 12K in 6 IP, 3B
STL    10  MIL     6    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS     9  PHI     8    (Recap and Boxscore) 12 Innings


Today’s Games
National League
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 Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, 1:20 PM
  (R) Cory Lidle (4-5) vs. (R) Livan Hernandez (5-5)
 Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros, 4:05 PM
  (R) Tim Hudson (5-4) vs. (R) Taylor Buchholz (3-5)
 Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants, 4:05 PM
  (R) Ian Snell (6-3) vs. (L) Noah Lowry (2-3)
 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds, 6:10 PM
  (R) Carlos Zambrano (4-3) vs. (L) Brandon Claussen (3-6)
 St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05 PM
  (R) Jason Marquis (8-4) vs. (L) Chris Capuano (6-4)
 Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, 8:05 PM
  (R) Aaron Sele (3-0) vs. (R) Jason Jennings (3-6)
 New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM
  (R) Alay Soler (1-1) vs. (R) Brandon Webb (8-0)
 Florida Marlins at San Diego Padres, 10:05 PM
  (L) Scott Olsen (4-3) vs. (R) Clay Hensley (4-4)
 
 American League
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 Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox, 1:20 PM
  (L) CC Sabathia (5-2) vs. (L) Mark Buehrle (6-4)
 Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees, 1:20 PM
  (R) Kirk Saarloos (2-4) vs. (R) Mike Mussina (8-1)
 Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox, 1:20 PM
  (L) John Rheinecker (2-0) vs. (L) Jon Lester (0-0)
 Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Kansas City Royals, 2:10 PM
  (L) Casey Fossum (1-2) vs. (R) Mike Wood (3-1)
 Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays, 4:07 PM
  (R) Zach Miner (0-1) vs. (L) Ted Lilly (5-6)
 Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins, 7:10 PM
  (R) Daniel Cabrera (3-2) vs. (R) Carlos Silva (2-7)
 Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox, 8:05 PM
  (R) John Wasdin (0-0) vs. (R) Josh Beckett (7-3)
 Seattle Mariners at LA Angels of Anaheim, 10:05 PM
  (R) Gil Meche (5-4) vs. (R) John Lackey (4-3)


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
BOS     35  23 .603  0.0    
NYA     35  24 .593  0.5    
TOR     34  26 .567  2.0    
BAL     28  34 .452  9.0    
TB      24  37 .393 12.5    
American League Central
DET     38  23 .623  0.0    
CHA     37  23 .617  0.5    
CLE     29  31 .483  8.5    
MIN     27  33 .450 10.5    
KC      16  43 .271 21.0    
American League West
TEX     32  28 .533  0.0    
OAK     30  31 .492  2.5    
SEA     29  34 .460  4.5    
LAA     27  33 .450  5.0    

National League East
NYN     37  23 .617  0.0    
PHI     32  29 .525  5.5    
WAS     29  33 .468  9.0    
ATL     29  33 .468  9.0    
FLA     21  37 .362 15.0    
National League Central
STL     36  24 .600  0.0    
CIN     36  25 .590  0.5    
HOU     31  31 .500  6.0    
MIL     29  33 .468  8.0    
CHN     24  36 .400 12.0    
PIT     23  39 .371 14.0    
National League West
LAN     34  27 .557  0.0    
ARI     34  27 .557  0.0    
SF      32  29 .525  2.0    
SD      32  29 .525  2.0    
COL     29  31 .483  4.5    


Game of the Day

Justin Morneau hit a wallk-off home run in the 12th to lead the Twins to a 7-5 victory over the Orioles. Joe Mauer went 3 for 5 to raise his average to .384.

BALTIMORE (5) VS MINNESOTA (7) - FINAL IN 12 INNINGS 

BALTIMORE              ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
B Roberts 2b            4  0  3  0   0  0   0  .318
M Mora 3b               4  1  1  0   0  1   2  .291
 L Matos lf             2  0  0  0   0  1   2  .195
M Tejada ss             4  1  0  0   2  0   2  .331
R Hernandez dh          6  1  1  0   0  3   7  .297
J Lopez c               5  1  2  0   1  0   1  .285
C Patterson cf          4  1  1  2   1  0   2  .291
J Conine 1b             5  0  2  0   1  0   4  .234
B Fahey lf-3b           6  0  1  2   0  2   4  .272
N Markakis rf           5  0  2  0   0  1   2  .225

Totals                 45  5 13  4   5  8  26

BATTING: 2B - R Hernandez (15, B Radke); C Patterson (8, B Radke); J Lopez (9, 
B Radke). S - B Roberts 2, C Patterson. RBI - C Patterson 2 (24), B Fahey 2 
(13). 2-out RBI - C Patterson, B Fahey 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 
out - R Hernandez 3, C Patterson 1, N Markakis 1. GIDP - M Tejada. Team LOB - 
12. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - B Roberts (15, 2nd base off B Radke/J Mauer). CS - C 
Patterson 2 (3, 3rd base by B Radke/J Mauer, 2nd base by D Reyes/J Mauer). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (B Roberts-M Tejada-J Conine). 

MINNESOTA              ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
L Castillo 2b           6  0  1  0   0  1   0  .278
L Ford lf               5  0  0  0   1  1   1  .233
J Mauer c               5  1  3  0   1  0   0  .384
T Hunter cf             5  0  0  0   1  1   5  .260
M Cuddyer rf            5  2  1  0   1  2   1  .272
J Kubel dh              4  1  2  1   0  1   0  .254
 N Punto pr-dh          2  1  2  0   0  0   0  .305
J Morneau 1b            4  2  2  5   2  0   2  .240
T Tiffee 3b             5  0  2  1   0  2   3  .231
J Castro ss             4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .240
 a-L Rodriguez ph-ss    1  0  0  0   0  0   2  .231

Totals                 46  7 13  7   6  9  16

a-flied out to right for J Castro in the 10th.

BATTING: 2B - M Cuddyer (14, R Lopez). HR - J Morneau 2 (13, 4th inning off R 
Lopez 2 on, 0 Out, 12th inning off B Chen 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - J Morneau 5 (43), 
J Kubel (8), T Tiffee (1). 2-out RBI - T Tiffee, J Morneau 2. Runners left in 
scoring position, 2 out - L Rodriguez 1, J Castro 1, T Hunter 1. GIDP - T 
Hunter. Team LOB - 10. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - J Mauer (6, 2nd base off L Hawkins/J Lopez), N Punto (4, 
2nd base off C Britton/J Lopez). CS - T Tiffee (1, 2nd base by R Lopez/J 
Lopez). 
 
FIELDING: E - T Tiffee (1, ground ball); L Rodriguez (1, throw). DP: 1 (T 
Tiffee-L Castillo-J Morneau). 
 
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    BALTIMORE       - 010 004 000 000   --   5
    MINNESOTA       - 000 300 020 002   --   7

Two outs when winning run scored.
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BALTIMORE                    ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
R Lopez                       7       7   3   3   3   6   1   6.51
K Birkins (H, 1)              0       0   1   1   1   0   0   1.02
L Hawkins (B, 3)              1       2   1   1   1   0   0   3.72
T Williams                    1       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.24
C Britton                     1 2/3   1   0   0   1   3   0   2.37
B Chen (L, 0-6)               1       2   2   2   0   0   1   7.76

MINNESOTA                    ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Radke                       5 2/3   7   5   2   3   2   0   6.17
J Crain                       1 1/3   2   0   0   0   1   0   6.04
D Reyes                       1 1/3   2   0   0   0   1   0   1.72
J Rincon                      1 2/3   1   0   0   1   1   0   1.76
J Nathan (W, 4-0)             2       1   0   0   1   3   0   2.05

J Crain pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.
K Birkins pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

IBB - M Tejada 2 (by J Rincon, J Nathan), J Morneau (by C Britton). 
Pitches-strikes: R Lopez 100-62; K Birkins 6-2; L Hawkins 25-16; T Williams 
14-9; C Britton 23-15; B Chen 22-12; B Radke 104-67; J Crain 22-16; D Reyes 
12-9; J Rincon 25-15; J Nathan 30-20. Ground balls-fly balls: R Lopez 8-6; K 
Birkins 0-0; L Hawkins 2-1; T Williams 1-2; C Britton 0-2; B Chen 1-2; B Radke 
9-5; J Crain 2-1; D Reyes 2-0; J Rincon 2-2; J Nathan 3-0. Batters faced: R 
Lopez 29; K Birkins 1; L Hawkins 6; T Williams 4; C Britton 7; B Chen 5; B 
Radke 26; J Crain 6; D Reyes 5; J Rincon 7; J Nathan 9. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Jim Wolf. 1B--Joe West. 2B--Ed Rapuano. 3B--Tony Randazzo. 

T--4:07. Att--22,894. 
Weather: INDOORS

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.

Interesting note: Ryan Howard has hit 16 of his 22 home runs this year to the opposite field: They have landed to the left of dead center, and only 6 to the right of dead center… You can check this by clicking on Howard’s name on the Hit Tracker site, then sorting the table on horizontal angle, anything greater than 90 is to the left of dead center, anything less is to the right of dead center.

Hitter                Pitcher                True Dist Std. Dist  HR #
Hillenbrand, SheaTOR  Rodney, Fernando  DET       433      431     10
Morneau, Justin  MIN  Lopez, Rodrigo    BAL       429      422     12
Lamb, Mike       HOU  Sosa, Jorge       ATL       419      417      5
Wright, David    NYM  Batista, Miguel   ARI       427      414     11
Cameron, Mike    SD   Nolasco, Ricky    FLA       406      414      2
Howard, Ryan     PHI  Armas, Tony       WAS       399      411     22
Beltran, Carlos  NYM  Medders, Brandon  ARI       414      408     17
Hatteberg, Scott CIN  Maddux, Greg      CHC       402      408      4
Hafner, Travis   CLE  Cotts, Neal       CWS       418      401     17
Beltran, Carlos  NYM  Batista, Miguel   ARI       406      400     16
Morneau, Justin  MIN  Chen, Bruce       BAL       405      400     13
Young, Michael   TEX  Wakefield, Tim    BOS       394      400      4
Nixon, Trot      BOS  Padilla, Vicente  TEX       389      399      6
Kielty, Bobby    OAK  Johnson, Randy    NYY       411      398      1
Snyder, Chris    ARI  Trachsel, Steve   NYM       411      394      3
Delgado, Carlos  NYM  Batista, Miguel   ARI       409      394     17
Delgado, Carlos  NYM  Valverde, Jose    ARI       398      391     18
Jacobs, Mike     FLA  Young, Chris      SD        386      390      8
Dye, Jermaine    CWS  Lee, Cliff        CLE       418      389     19
Dunn, Adam       CIN  Maddux, Greg      CHC       404      386     19
Thomas, Frank    OAK  Johnson, Randy    NYY       395      381     15
Giambi, Jason    NYY  Halsey, Brad      OAK       388      376     17
Lee, Carlos      MIL  Mulder, Mark      STL       379      376     20
Perez, Antonio   OAK  Johnson, Randy    NYY       399      368      1
Ibanez, Raul     SEA  Escobar, Kelvim   LAA       395      365     11
Utley, Chase     PHI  Stanton, Mike     WAS       379      365     12
Counsell, Craig  ARI  Trachsel, Steve   NYM       376      365      1
Burrell, Pat     PHI  Majewski, Gary    WAS       345      362     15
Polanco, Placido DET  Downs, Scott      TOR       358      357      3
Biggio, Craig    HOU  Sosa, Jorge       ATL       348      347      6
Bay, Jason       PIT  Morris, Matt      SF        345      321     19
Jones, Andruw    ATL  Nieve, Fernando   HOU       NA       NA      16


THT’s Stats

Arguably, the single most important simple batting stat is Total Bases, which is the upper half of Slugging Percentage. So how well is Alfonso Soriano playing for the Nationals? He leads the majors in Total Bases by a wide margin, and he has 14 stolen bases to boot. That’s pretty darn good.

Last       First      Team      TB
Soriano    Alfonso    WAS      156
Wells      Vernon     TOR      144
Pujols     Albert     STL      139
Sizemore   Grady      CLE      137
Bay        Jason      PIT      136
Howard     Ryan J     PHI      136
Holliday   Matt T     COL      136
Tejada     Miguel     BAL      135
Wright     David A    NYN      132
Lee        Carlos     MIL      132
Rios       Alexis I   TOR      131
Hafner     Travis     CLE      130
Utley      Chase      PHI      130
Thome      Jim        CHA      127
Konerko    Paul       CHA      127
Berkman    Lance      HOU      126
Swisher    Nick T     OAK      126
Cabrera    Miguel     FLA      125
Guerrero   Vladimir   LAA      125

Access all of THT’s stats here…

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