THT Daily: June 12

Major League News for June 12

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


Scoreboard
American League
BOS     5  TEX     4    (Recap and Boxscore) See below
CLE    10  CHA     8    (Recap and Boxscore)
DET    10  TOR     5    (Recap and Boxscore) IRod: 5 RBI
MIN     4  BAL     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Liriano: 7 IP 0 R
OAK     6  NYA     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Johnson: 2 HR
SEA     6  LAA     2    (Recap and Boxscore) King Felix: CG, 9 K, 0 BB, 4 H, 2 R
TB      8  KC      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Baldelli: 4 for 5 in 4th game back; Shields: 6 IP, 0 R
TEX    13  BOS     6    (Recap and Boxscore) TEX: 22 H

National League
CHN     9  CIN     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Marmol: 6 IP, 1 R, first ML start
FLA     7  SD      3    (Recap and Boxscore) Peavy: 10 K, L
HOU    14  ATL     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Lane: 3 for 5, 5 RBI
LAN     6  COL     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Win on 2 runs in 9th; Kemp: 2 HR
NYN    15  ARI     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Mets sweep Dbacks
PIT     7  SF      5    (Recap and Boxscore) 5-run 8th
STL     7  MIL     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS     6  PHI     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Shawn Hill: 7 IP, 2 H


Today’s Games
American League
Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers, 7:05 pm
  (R) Jose Contreras (6-0) vs. (L) John Koronka (4-3)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Detroit Tigers, 7:05 pm
  (L) Scott Kazmir (7-4) vs. (R) Justin Verlander (7-4)
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 pm
  (R) Kris Benson (6-5) vs. (R) Casey Janssen (5-3)
Kansas City Royals at LA Angels of Anaheim, 10:05 pm
  (R) Bobby Keppel (0-1) vs. (R) Ervin Santana (5-3)

National League
Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals, 7:05 pm
  (L) Jeff Francis (4-5) vs. (R) Ramon Ortiz (5-4)
Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 pm
  (L) Zach Jackson (0-0) vs. (R) Aaron Harang (7-4)


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     36  25 .590  0.0    
NYA     35  26 .574  1.0    
TOR     34  28 .548  2.5    
BAL     29  35 .453  8.5    
TB      26  37 .413 11.0    
American League Central
DET     40  23 .635  0.0    
CHA     38  24 .613  1.5    
CLE     30  32 .484  9.5    
MIN     28  34 .452 11.5    
KC      16  45 .262 23.0    
American League West
TEX     34  29 .540  0.0    
OAK     32  31 .508  2.0    
SEA     31  34 .477  4.0    
LAA     27  35 .435  6.5    

National League East
NYN     39  23 .629  0.0    
PHI     33  30 .524  6.5    
WAS     30  34 .469 10.0    
ATL     30  34 .469 10.0    
FLA     23  37 .383 15.0    
National League Central
STL     37  25 .597  0.0    
CIN     36  27 .571  1.5    
HOU     32  32 .500  6.0    
MIL     30  34 .469  8.0    
CHN     26  36 .419 11.0    
PIT     25  39 .391 13.0    
National League West
LAN     35  28 .556  0.0    
ARI     34  29 .540  1.0    
SF      32  31 .508  3.0    
SD      32  31 .508  3.0    
COL     30  32 .484  4.5    


Game of the Day

David Ortiz was up to his old tricks last night, hitting a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth to lead the Red Sox over the Rangers, 5-4. Ortiz hit his blast with two outs and two strikes on him in the first game of the doubleheader. Texas won the second game, 13-6.

TEXAS (4) VS BOSTON (5) - FINAL (1ST GAME)

TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
G Matthews Jr cf        4  0  1  0   1  1   0  .322
M Young ss              5  1  1  0   0  1   3  .315
M Teixeira 1b           3  0  1  0   2  1   3  .286
H Blalock 3b            4  0  0  0   1  2   6  .306
M DeRosa rf             5  0  1  1   0  1   4  .341
 J Hairston Jr rf       0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
B Wilkerson lf          3  1  0  0   1  1   2  .245
K Mench dh              4  1  1  2   0  1   0  .289
R Barajas c             4  1  2  0   0  0   0  .253
I Kinsler 2b            4  0  1  1   0  1   1  .306

Totals                 36  4  8  4   5  9  19

BATTING: 2B - M DeRosa (20, J Beckett); R Barajas (8, J Beckett); I Kinsler (4, 
J Beckett). HR - K Mench (11, 6th inning off J Beckett 1 on, 1 Out). RBI - M 
DeRosa (22), I Kinsler (17), K Mench 2 (34). 2-out RBI - M DeRosa. Runners left 
in scoring position, 2 out - B Wilkerson 2, H Blalock 1, M DeRosa 2. Team LOB - 
10. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (M Young-I Kinsler-M Teixeira). 
 
BOSTON                 ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Crisp cf              5  1  1  0   0  0   3  .305
M Loretta 2b            5  0  2  0   0  1   2  .297
D Ortiz dh              4  1  2  4   1  0   1  .260
M Ramirez lf            4  1  1  1   0  1   3  .302
K Youkilis 1b           3  0  1  0   1  1   2  .316
J Varitek c             4  0  1  0   0  2   2  .259
M Lowell 3b             4  0  0  0   0  0   3  .316
W Harris rf             4  0  1  0   0  2   2  .175
A Gonzalez ss           3  1  1  0   0  0   4  .229
 a-T Nixon ph           1  1  1  0   0  0   0  .320

Totals                 37  5 11  5   2  7  22

a-singled to center for A Gonzalez in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - K Youkilis (17, K Millwood); W Harris (2, K Millwood). HR - M 
Ramirez (16, 2nd inning off K Millwood 0 on, 0 Out), D Ortiz (18, 9th inning 
off A Otsuka 2 on, 2 Out). RBI - M Ramirez (41), D Ortiz 4 (55). 2-out RBI - D 
Ortiz 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - W Harris 1, C Crisp 2, A 
Gonzalez 1, K Youkilis 1. GIDP - M Ramirez. Team LOB - 8. 
 
FIELDING: E - K Youkilis (5, catch). 

----------------------------------------------------
    TEXAS           - 100 012 000   --   4
    BOSTON          - 011 000 003   --   5

Two outs when winning run scored.
----------------------------------------------------

TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
K Millwood                    6       7   2   2   2   5   1   4.54
R Mahay (H, 5)                  2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   1.02
S Feldman (H, 4)              1 1/3   0   0   0   0   2   0   4.50
A Otsuka (L, 2-2; B, 2)         2/3   3   3   3   0   0   1   2.89

BOSTON                       ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Beckett                     5 1/3   5   4   3   3   7   1   5.26
D Riske                       1 2/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   3.72
M Delcarmen (W, 1-0)          2       2   0   0   1   2   0   5.23

WP - K Millwood. Pitches-strikes: K Millwood 104-63; R Mahay 11-7; S Feldman 
17-12; A Otsuka 22-16; J Beckett 112-69; D Riske 20-14; M Delcarmen 35-25. 
Ground balls-fly balls: K Millwood 8-6; R Mahay 0-2; S Feldman 1-1; A Otsuka 
1-1; J Beckett 5-4; D Riske 3-2; M Delcarmen 4-0. Batters faced: K Millwood 27; 
R Mahay 3; S Feldman 4; A Otsuka 5; J Beckett 25; D Riske 7; M Delcarmen 9. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Jim Joyce. 1B--Ed Hickox. 2B--Doug Eddings. 3B--Paul Schrieber. 

T--3:25. Att--36,232. 
Weather: 65 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 13 mph, left to right.


Yesterday’s Home Runs

The following stats are provided by Hit Tracker, which logs the projected distance of each home run (if it flew uninterrupted back to field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions. Note the difference between the two on all home runs hit in Wrigley.

Hitter                     Pitcher                    True Dist  Std. Dist.  HR #
Posada, Jorge        NYY   Zito, Barry          OAK        419        446     8
Munson, Eric         HOU   Reitsma, Chris       ATL        444        442     3
Rios, Alex           TOR   Grilli, Jason        DET        424        440    12
Phillips, Brandon    CIN   Aardsma, David       CHC        423        432     7
Ross, Cody           FLA   Peavy, Jake          SD         423        429     3
Uggla, Dan           FLA   Cassidy, Scott       SD         414        426    10
Rodriguez, Ivan      DET   Frasor, Jason        TOR        385        422     5
Hillenbrand, Shea    TOR   Robertson, Nate      DET        382        420    11
Cedeno, Ronny        CHC   Hammond, Chris       CIN        407        417     2
Molina, Yadier       STL   Bush, Dave           MIL        403        416     2
Jones, Chipper       ATL   Rodriguez, Wandy     HOU        415        413     7
Hall, Bill           MIL   Suppan, Jeff         STL        411        412    15
Crawford, Carl       TB    Elarton, Scott       KC         420        408     7
Dunn, Adam           CIN   Eyre, Scott          CHC        404        408    20
Ortiz, David         BOS   Otsuka, Akinori      TEX        416        407    18
Martinez, Victor     CLE   Garcia, Freddy       CWS        435        405    10
Munson, Eric         HOU   Villareal, Oscar     ATL        406        405     2
Ross, David          CIN   Marmol, Carlos       CHC        400        404     7
Nevin, Phil          CHC   Weathers, David      CIN        391        404    11
Morneau, Justin      MIN   Bedard, Erik         BAL        407        402    14
Swisher, Nick        OAK   Chacon, Shawn        NYY        389        402    17
Mench, Kevin         TEX   Beckett, Josh        BOS        386        402    11
Reed, Jeremy         SEA   Weaver, Jeff         LAA        404        400     3
Renteria, Edgar      ATL   Rodriguez, Wandy     HOU        401        399     8
Kemp, Matt           LAD   Cook, Aaron          COL        452        397     5
Johnson, Dan         OAK   Farnsworth, Kyle     NYY        372        397     6
Crawford, Carl       TB    Peralta, Joel        KC         405        396     8
Fielder, Prince      MIL   Suppan, Jeff         STL        404        394    10
Molina, Bengie       TOR   Robertson, Nate      DET        361        390     5
Anderson, Brian      CWS   Davis, Jason         CLE        410        389     5
Estrada, Johnny      ARI   Martinez, Pedro      NYM        400        388     5
Francoeur, Jeff      ATL   Rodriguez, Wandy     HOU        389        388    13
Weeks, Rickie        MIL   Suppan, Jeff         STL        383        388     6
Michaels, Jason      CLE   Tracey, Sean         CWS        388        386     5
Ibanez, Raul         SEA   Carrasco, Hector     LAA        388        384    12
Lugo, Julio          TB    Gobble, Jimmy        KC         398        383     4
Huff, Aubrey         TB    Elarton, Scott       KC         389        383     3
Cintron, Alex        CWS   Westbrook, Jake      CLE        408        379     2
Perez, Neifi         CHC   Milton, Eric         CIN        370        379     1
Bautista, Jose       PIT   Worrell, Tim         SF         414        375     6
Ramirez, Manny       BOS   Millwood, Kevin      TEX        395        375    16
Alou, Moises         SF    Capps, Matt          PIT        419        374     9
Durham, Ray          SF    Maholm, Paul         PIT        400        374     5
Kemp, Matt           LAD   Cook, Aaron          COL        427        373     6
Gomes, Jonny         TB    Gobble, Jimmy        KC         384        370    17
Helton, Todd         COL   Broxton, Jonathan    LAD        411        367     5
Gomes, Jonny         TB    Elarton, Scott       KC         380        365    16
Ward, Daryle         WAS   Condrey, Clay        PHI        402        353     4
Belliard, Ronnie     CLE   Garcia, Freddy       CWS        352        351     4
Lane, Jason          HOU   Ramirez, Horacio     ATL        352        350    10
Johnson, Dan         OAK   Chacon, Shawn        NYY        361        344     5
Hafner, Travis       CLE   Garcia, Freddy       CWS        378        341    18
Fick, Robert         WAS   Condrey, Clay        PHI        365        329     1
Glaus, Troy          TOR   Robertson, Nate      DET         NA         NA    19


THT’s Stats

Saves may be one of the more misleading stats in baseball, but save counts do tell an interesting story. For instance, Jason Isringhausen is tied for the major league lead in saves, but his save percentage is among the lowest. In fact, the NL Central appears to be the division of shaky closers, with Ryan Dempster and Derrick Turnbow also posting low percentages.

Last          First        Team    Saves   Opps      %
Isringhausen  Jason        STL        20     24    83%
Papelbon      Jonathan R   BOS        20     21    95%
Gordon        Tom          PHI        18     19    95%
Jenks         Bobby        CHA        18     19    95%
Turnbow       Derrick      MIL        17     21    81%
Jones         Todd         DET        17     20    85%
Lidge         Brad         HOU        16     19    84%
Ray           Chris        BAL        15     15   100%
Ryan          B.J.         TOR        15     16    94%
Valverde      Jose         ARI        14     17    82%
Street        Huston L     OAK        14     17    82%
Hoffman       Trevor       SD         14     15    93%
Fuentes       Brian        COL        13     15    87%
Rodriguez     Francisco    LAA        13     14    93%
Wagner        Billy        NYN        12     15    80%
Rivera        Mariano      NYA        12     13    92%
Cordero       Chad         WAS        12     14    86%
Otsuka        Akinori      TEX        11     13    85%
Gonzalez      Mike         PIT        11     11   100%
Dempster      Ryan         CHN        11     14    79%
Walker        Tyler        TB         10     11    91%
Putz          J.J.         SEA        10     11    91%

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