THT Daily: June 13

Major League News for June 13

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


Scoreboard
American League
BAL     6  TOR     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Rios: 2 HR
CHA     8  TEX     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Contreras: 8 IP, 11 K, 0 BB, 15th straight win
DET     4  TB      3    (Recap and Boxscore) 11 Innings; See below
LAA     4  KC      3    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
COL     4  WAS     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Francis over Ortiz
MIL     6  CIN     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Ross: 2 HR; Reds lose 4th straight


Today’s Games
American League
Cleveland Indians at New York Yankees, 7:05 pm
 (R) Paul Byrd (5-4) vs. (R) Chien-Ming Wang (6-2)
Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Detroit Tigers, 7:05 pm
 (R) Seth McClung (2-8) vs. (L) Kenny Rogers (8-3)
Baltimore Orioles at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 pm
 (L) Adam Loewen (0-0) vs. (R) Roy Halladay (7-1)
Chicago White Sox at Texas Rangers, 8:05 pm
 (R) Jon Garland (4-3) vs. (R) Kameron Loe (3-5)
Boston Red Sox at Minnesota Twins, 8:10 pm
 (R) Curt Schilling (9-2) vs. (L) Johan Santana (6-4)
Kansas City Royals at LA Angels of Anaheim, 10:05 pm
 (R) Brandon Duckworth (0-0) vs. (R) Jered Weaver (3-0)
Seattle Mariners at Oakland Athletics, 10:05 pm
 (L) Jamie Moyer (3-5) vs. (R) Joe Blanton (5-6)

National League
Atlanta Braves at Florida Marlins, 7:05 pm
 (R) John Smoltz (4-4) vs. (R) Josh Johnson (4-4)
New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 pm
 (L) Tom Glavine (9-2) vs. (R) Ryan Madson (6-3)
St. Louis Cardinals at Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05 pm
 (R) Chris Carpenter (4-3) vs. (L) Oliver Perez (2-7)
Colorado Rockies at Washington Nationals, 7:05 pm
 (R) Josh Fogg (3-4) vs. (L) Michael OConnor (3-3)
Milwaukee Brewers at Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 pm
 (L) Doug Davis (3-4) vs. (R) Bronson Arroyo (8-2)
Houston Astros at Chicago Cubs, 8:05 pm
 (L) Andy Pettitte (5-7) vs. (L) Sean Marshall (3-4)
San Francisco Giants at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 pm
 (R) Jamey Wright (5-5) vs. (R) Enrique Gonzalez (1-0)
Los Angeles Dodgers at San Diego Padres, 10:05 pm
 (R) Aaron Sele (3-0) vs. (R) Chan Ho Park (3-3)


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     36  25 .590  0.0    
NYA     35  26 .574  1.0    
TOR     34  29 .540  3.0    
BAL     30  35 .462  8.0    
TB      26  38 .406 11.5    
American League Central
DET     41  23 .641  0.0    
CHA     39  24 .619  1.5    
CLE     30  32 .484 10.0    
MIN     28  34 .452 12.0    
KC      16  46 .258 24.0    
American League West
TEX     34  30 .531  0.0    
OAK     32  31 .508  1.5    
SEA     31  34 .477  3.5    
LAA     28  35 .444  5.5    

National League East
NYN     39  23 .629  0.0    
PHI     33  30 .524  6.5    
ATL     30  34 .469 10.0    
WAS     30  35 .462 10.5    
FLA     23  37 .383 15.0    
National League Central
STL     37  25 .597  0.0    
CIN     36  28 .563  2.0    
HOU     32  32 .500  6.0    
MIL     31  34 .477  7.5    
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     31  32 .492  4.0    


Game of the Day

Trailing 3-1 in the bottom of the ninth, the Tigers scored two to tie the game and then won it in the 13th. Curtis Granderson was 4 for 6 and delivered key singles in both rallies, and the featured starting pitchers, Scott Kazmir and Justin Verlander, didn’t disappoint; Kazmir held the Tigers scoreless for the first six innings. The game was delayed going into the bottom of the ninth when the lights went out.

TAMPA BAY (3) VS DETROIT (4) - FINAL IN 13 INNINGS 

TAMPA BAY              ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Lugo ss               5  2  2  1   1  1   1  .255
C Crawford lf           6  0  2  0   0  0   1  .305
J Cantu 2b              4  1  1  2   0  1   1  .325
J Gomes dh              3  0  0  0   2  0   2  .263
A Huff 3b               4  0  0  0   0  1   1  .190
 T Perez 3b             1  0  1  0   0  0   0  .180
T Wigginton 1b          4  0  0  0   0  1   1  .273
G Norton rf             2  0  0  0   0  1   1  .266
 a-R Baldelli ph-cf     2  0  0  0   1  0   1  .389
T Hall c                5  0  0  0   0  0   3  .249
D Hollins cf-rf         4  0  0  0   1  0   0  .232

Totals                 40  3  6  3   5  5  12

a-intentionally walked for G Norton in the 7th.

BATTING: HR - J Cantu (2, 1st inning off J Verlander 0 on, 2 Out), J Lugo (5, 
8th inning off R Colon 0 on, 1 Out). SF - J Cantu. RBI - J Cantu 2 (14), J Lugo 
(12). 2-out RBI - J Cantu. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Huff 1, 
J Gomes 1. GIDP - C Crawford, T Hall, J Gomes. Team LOB - 5. 
 
BASERUNNING: CS - T Wigginton (2, 3rd base by R Colon/I Rodriguez). Picked 
Off - J Gomes (1st base, I Rodriguez). 
 
FIELDING: E - J Lugo 2 (6, ground ball, throw); D Hollins (2, bobble). 
 
DETROIT                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Granderson cf         6  1  4  2   1  0   0  .285
P Polanco 2b            5  0  2  1   1  0   1  .283
I Rodriguez c           6  0  2  0   0  1   5  .310
M Ordonez rf            6  0  1  0   0  0   6  .303
M Thames lf             6  0  2  0   0  4   5  .310
 A Gomez pr-lf          0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .224
O Infante ss            5  0  0  0   1  0   1  .278
C Shelton 1b            6  0  0  0   0  4   4  .282
C Monroe dh             3  0  0  0   0  2   2  .232
 a-C Guillen ph-dh      2  1  0  0   1  1   0  .290
B Inge 3b               6  2  1  0   0  0   2  .215

Totals                 51  4 12  3   4 12  26

a-walked for C Monroe in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - M Thames (12, S Kazmir); P Polanco (8, T Harper); C Granderson 
(14, B Meadows). RBI - C Granderson 2 (31), P Polanco (23). Runners left in 
scoring position, 2 out - M Thames 2, I Rodriguez 2, M Ordonez 1, B Inge 1, C 
Shelton 1. Team LOB - 14. 
 
FIELDING: E - B Inge (10, pop up). DP: 3 (J Verlander-O Infante-C Shelton, O 
Infante-P Polanco-C Shelton, B Inge-P Polanco-C Shelton). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    TAMPA BAY       - 100 001 010 000 0  --   3
    DETROIT         - 000 000 102 000 1  --   4

One out when winning run scored.
----------------------------------------------------

TAMPA BAY                    ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
S Kazmir                      5       4   0   0   2   3   0   3.37
T Harper (H, 5)               2       2   1   0   1   3   0   5.54
S Camp (H, 8)                 1       0   0   0   0   2   0   3.86
T Walker (B, 2)               2       3   2   2   1   4   0   4.95
B Meadows (L, 1-1)            2 1/3   3   1   0   0   0   0   5.26

DETROIT                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Verlander                   6       3   2   2   3   2   1   3.32
J Walker                        1/3   0   0   0   1   1   0   0.93
R Colon                       1 2/3   1   1   1   0   0   1   6.48
F Rodney                      3       1   0   0   1   2   0   2.59
T Jones (W, 1-4)              2       1   0   0   0   0   0   6.37

T Harper pitched to 1 batter in the 8th.

WP - J Verlander. IBB - R Baldelli (by J Walker). HBP - T Wigginton (by J 
Verlander). Pitches-strikes: S Kazmir 98-61; T Harper 31-19; S Camp 13-7; T 
Walker 35-22; B Meadows 33-22; J Verlander 98-56; J Walker 14-7; R Colon 17-11; 
F Rodney 29-20; T Jones 20-13. Ground balls-fly balls: S Kazmir 4-8; T Harper 
1-2; S Camp 1-0; T Walker 0-2; B Meadows 3-4; J Verlander 10-5; J Walker 0-0; R 
Colon 1-3; F Rodney 5-2; T Jones 3-3. Batters faced: S Kazmir 22; T Harper 9; S 
Camp 3; T Walker 10; B Meadows 11; J Verlander 22; J Walker 3; R Colon 5; F 
Rodney 10; T Jones 7. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Tony Randazzo. 1B--Jim Wolf. 2B--Joe West. 3B--Ed Rapuano. 

T--4:00. Att--16,302. 
Weather: 65 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 12 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 #
Hernandez, Ramon    BAL  Schoeneweis, Scott  TOR          432      447      10
Rios, Alex          TOR  Benson, Kris        BAL          405      432      14
Lugo, Julio         TB   Colon, Roman        DET          412      419       5
Stairs, Matt        KC   Santana, Ervin      LAA          403      416       6
Zaun, Gregg         TOR  Ray, Chris          BAL          390      406       6
Cantu, Jorge        TB   Verlander, Justin   DET          390      405       2
Pierzynski, A.J.    CWS  Benoit, Joaquin     TEX          402      402       3
Guillen, Jose       WAS  Fuentes, Brian      COL          403      398       6
Fielder, Prince     MIL  Mercker, Kent       CIN          417      395      11
Lee, Carlos         MIL  Harang, Aaron       CIN          415      393      21
Dunn, Adam          CIN  Jackson, Zach       MIL          424      387      21
Ross, David         CIN  Jackson, Zach       MIL          402      385       9
Barajas, Rod        TEX  Contreras, Jose     CWS          397      385       5
Ross, David         CIN  Jackson, Zach       MIL          402      381       8
Rios, Alex          TOR  Benson, Kris        BAL          353      377      13
LaRue, Jason        CIN  Jackson, Zach       MIL          378      370       4


THT’s Stats

As a general rule, the more patience a batter shows at the plate, the more likely he is to get a pitch to his liking or draw a walk. As you can see, the top 20 batters in pitches per plate appearance generally have high On Base Percentages, with the striking exception of Cleveland shortstop Jhonny Peralta. Peralta’s .225 batting average is to blame, though his line drive percentage (21%) hints that he’s not swinging the bat that poorly.

Last         First    Team     OBP    P/PA
Youkilis     Kevin E  BOS     .438    4.55
Giambi       Jason    NYA     .454    4.49
Abreu        Bobby    PHI     .455    4.48
Peralta      Jhonny   CLE     .307    4.33
Hafner       Travis   CLE     .461    4.31
Glaus        Troy     TOR     .371    4.30
Ramirez      Manny    BOS     .436    4.27
Beltran      Carlos   NYN     .406    4.26
Thomas       Frank    OAK     .352    4.26
Wilkerson    Brad     TEX     .328    4.26
Granderson   Curtis   DET     .386    4.25
Ensberg      Morgan   HOU     .380    4.23
Burrell      Pat      PHI     .380    4.23
Podsednik    Scott    CHA     .351    4.23
Hall         Bill     MIL     .326    4.21
Johnson      Nick     WAS     .425    4.20
Dye          Jermaine CHA     .400    4.18
Thome        Jim      CHA     .414    4.17
Shelton      Chris B  DET     .346    4.16
Ramirez      Hanley   FLA     .364    4.16

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