THT Daily: June 6

Major League News for June 6

Yesterday’s Results
Today’s Games
Standings
Game of the Day: Reds 8 Cardinals 7
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Stats


Yesterday’s Results
American League
BAL     4  TOR     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Cabrera and 3 relievers shutout
NYA    13  BOS     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
SEA     4  KC      1    (Recap and Boxscore)
TB      4  LAA     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Angels: 11 hits, no runs

National League
CHN     8  HOU     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Zambrano: 1 hit in 8 IP.  Jones: 10 for 18 in June.
CIN     8  STL     7    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIL     5  SD      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Brewers break 8-game skid
NYN     4  LAN     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Soler: 1 run in 7 IP
PHI     4  ARI     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
PIT     5  COL     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
SF     14  FLA     2    (Recap and Boxscore) #716 for Bonds
WAS     5  ATL     4    (Recap and Boxscore)


Today’s Games
National League
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 Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves, 7:35 PM
  (R) Shawn Hill (0-0) vs. (L) Horacio Ramirez (1-1)
 Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros, 8:05 PM
  (R) Kerry Wood (1-1) vs. (L) Wandy Rodriguez (6-3)
 San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:05 PM
  (R) Jake Peavy (4-5) vs. (R) Dave Bush (3-5)
 Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:10 PM
  (L) Eric Milton (3-2) vs. (R) Chris Carpenter (4-2)
 Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies, 9:05 PM
  (L) Paul Maholm (2-4) vs. (L) Jeff Francis (3-5)
 Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM
  (L) Cole Hamels (0-0) vs. (R) Juan Cruz (3-3)
 New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 PM
  (R) Pedro Martinez (5-1) vs. (R) Derek Lowe (4-3)
 Florida Marlins at San Francisco Giants, 10:15 PM
  (R) Josh Johnson (4-3) vs. (R) Jason Schmidt (5-2)
 
 American League
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 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, 7:05 PM
  (R) David Pauley (0-0) vs. (R) Chien-Ming Wang (5-2)
 Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 PM
  (L) Barry Zito (5-3) vs. (R) Jake Westbrook (5-3)
 Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 PM
  (R) Ty Taubenheim (0-2) vs. (L) Erik Bedard (5-5)
 LA Angels of Anaheim at Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 7:15 PM
  (R) Ervin Santana (4-3) vs. (L) Scott Kazmir (7-3)
 Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox, 8:05 PM
  (L) Nate Robertson (5-3) vs. (R) Freddy Garcia (7-3)
 Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals, 8:10 PM
  (R) Kevin Millwood (6-3) vs. (R) Scott Elarton (1-6)
 Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners, 10:05 PM
  (L) Francisco Liriano (4-0) vs. (R) Felix Hernandez (4-6)


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     34  22 .607  0.0    
BOS     33  22 .600  0.5    
TOR     31  25 .554  3.0    
BAL     27  31 .466  8.0    
TB      24  34 .414 11.0    
American League Central
DET     37  20 .649  0.0    
CHA     34  22 .607  2.5    
CLE     28  28 .500  8.5    
MIN     25  31 .446 11.5    
KC      14  41 .255 22.0    
American League West
TEX     30  26 .536  0.0    
OAK     27  30 .474  3.5    
LAA     25  32 .439  5.5    
SEA     26  33 .441  5.5    

National League East
NYN     34  22 .607  0.0    
PHI     30  27 .526  4.5    
ATL     28  30 .483  7.0    
WAS     26  32 .448  9.0    
FLA     20  35 .364 13.5    
National League Central
STL     35  22 .614  0.0    
CIN     33  24 .579  2.0    
MIL     27  31 .466  8.5    
HOU     27  31 .466  8.5    
CHN     23  33 .411 11.5    
PIT     22  36 .379 13.5    
National League West
ARI     34  23 .596  0.0    
LAN     32  26 .552  2.5    
SF      30  27 .526  4.0    
SD      30  27 .526  4.0    
COL     27  30 .474  7.0    


Game of the Day

Cincinnati’s Ken Griffey hit a dramatic three-run blast off Jason Isringhausen in the ninth to win an 8-7 game over the Cardinals. The Reds have won five in a row and are only two games behind first-place St. Louis in the NL Central.

CINCINNATI (8) VS ST LOUIS (7) - FINAL

CINCINNATI             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
F Lopez ss              5  2  4  2   0  0   0  .288
R Aurilia 3b            3  0  1  1   1  0   2  .256
 R Freel pr-lf          0  1  0  0   0  0   0  .265
K Griffey Jr cf         5  2  3  4   0  0   1  .287
A Dunn lf               3  0  0  0   2  2   1  .232
 T Coffey p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
A Kearns rf             5  1  1  0   0  1   3  .289
S Hatteberg 1b          4  0  1  0   0  0   3  .275
B Phillips 2b           4  1  2  1   0  0   0  .303
D Ross c                3  1  1  0   1  0   1  .333
B Claussen p            1  0  0  0   0  0   1  .111
 R White p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 a-Q McCracken ph       1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .171
 E Yan p                0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-J Valentin ph        1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .226
 E Encarnacion 3b       0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .273

Totals                 35  8 13  8   4  3  12

a-flied out to center for R White in the 7th;  b-flied out to right for E Yan 
in the 9th.


BATTING: 2B - K Griffey Jr (6, J Suppan); A Kearns (16, B Looper); F Lopez (11, 
J Isringhausen). 3B - F Lopez (1, J Hancock). HR - K Griffey Jr 2 (10, 5th 
inning off J Suppan 0 on, 1 Out, 9th inning off J Isringhausen 2 on, 1 Out). S 
- B Claussen. SF - R Aurilia. RBI - F Lopez 2 (22), K Griffey Jr 4 (34), R 
Aurilia (18), B Phillips (33). 2-out RBI - F Lopez 2, B Phillips. Runners left 
in scoring position, 2 out - R Aurilia 1. GIDP - S Hatteberg, A Kearns. Team 
LOB - 6. 
 
FIELDING: E - R Aurilia (3, throw). DP: 1 (B Phillips-F Lopez-S Hatteberg). 

ST LOUIS               ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
D Eckstein ss           5  1  1  0   0  0   1  .322
S Taguchi cf            3  1  0  0   1  0   0  .288
 b-J Rodriguez ph       1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .323
S Rolen 3b              2  1  1  1   2  0   0  .335
J Encarnacion rf        4  1  2  2   0  0   2  .254
J Edmonds 1b            3  0  0  0   1  1   1  .252
H Luna lf-2b            4  0  0  0   0  2   3  .296
Y Molina c              4  1  1  1   0  0   0  .204
A Miles 2b              3  1  0  0   1  1   0  .284
 B Thompson p           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .500
J Suppan p              2  0  1  0   0  1   0  .105
 a-C Duncan ph          1  1  1  2   0  0   0  .429
 J Hancock p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 R Flores p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 B Looper p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .500
 J Isringhausen p       0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 T Perez lf             1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .200

Totals                 33  7  7  6   5  6   7

a-homered to right for J Suppan in the 6th;  b-struck out swinging for S 
Taguchi in the 9th.

BATTING: HR - J Encarnacion (8, 5th inning off B Claussen 1 on, 2 Out), C 
Duncan (2, 6th inning off R White 1 on, 2 Out), Y Molina (1, 8th inning off E 
Yan 0 on, 2 Out). RBI - S Rolen (34), J Encarnacion 2 (28), C Duncan 2 (5), Y 
Molina (20). 2-out RBI - J Encarnacion 2, C Duncan 2, Y Molina. Runners left in 
scoring position, 2 out - H Luna 2. GIDP - J Encarnacion. Team LOB - 4. 
 
FIELDING: Outfield assists - S Taguchi (D Ross at Home). DP: 2 (A Miles-D 
Eckstein-J Edmonds, D Eckstein-H Luna-J Edmonds). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    CINCINNATI      - 020 010 113   --   8
    ST LOUIS        - 200 022 010   --   7
----------------------------------------------------

CINCINNATI                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Claussen                    5       5   4   3   3   4   1   5.40
R White                       1       1   2   2   1   1   1   7.25
E Yan (W, 1-0)                2       1   1   1   1   0   1   2.25
T Coffey (S, 3)               1       0   0   0   0   1   0   1.91

ST LOUIS                     ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Suppan                      6       8   3   3   2   2   1   5.01
J Hancock (H, 3)                2/3   1   1   1   0   0   0   3.03
R Flores (H, 7)                 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.57
B Looper (H, 8)                 2/3   2   1   1   0   0   0   3.75
J Isringhausen (L, 1-3; B, 4)   1/3   2   3   3   2   0   1   3.91
B Thompson                      2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.39

WP - J Isringhausen. Pitches-strikes: B Claussen 114-70; R White 18-10; E Yan 
18-9; T Coffey 14-8; J Suppan 98-56; J Hancock 7-7; R Flores 5-4; B Looper 
11-7; J Isringhausen 30-14; B Thompson 5-3. Ground balls-fly balls: B Claussen 
4-7; R White 1-1; E Yan 6-0; T Coffey 2-0; J Suppan 11-4; J Hancock 0-2; R 
Flores 0-1; B Looper 0-2; J Isringhausen 0-1; B Thompson 2-0. Batters faced: B 
Claussen 23; R White 5; E Yan 7; T Coffey 3; J Suppan 26; J Hancock 3; R Flores 
2; B Looper 4; J Isringhausen 5; B Thompson 1. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Derryl Cousins. 1B--Tim Timmons. 2B--Joe Brinkman. 3B--Jeff 
Nelson. 

T--3:10. Att--43,707. 
Weather: 79 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 8 mph, out to left.

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 flew uninterrupted back to field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

Hitter                   Pitcher                   True Dist Std. Dist  HR #
Francoeur, Jeff    ATL   Hernandez, Livan   WAS        423     447      11
Gross, Gabe        MIL   Linebrink, Scott   SD         402     438       6
Lee, Carlos        MIL   Hensley, Clay      SD         383     417      19
Duncan, Chris      STL   White, Rick        CIN        426     412       2
Zambrano, Carlos   CHC   Buchholz, Taylor   HOU        409     407       1
Aybar, Willy       LAD   Soler, Alay        NYM        414     400       2
Phillips, Andy     NYY   Beckett, Josh      BOS        400     399       4
Griffey Jr., Ken   CIN   Suppan, Jeff       STL        421     396       9
Jones, Jacque      CHC   Buchholz, Taylor   HOU        392     391      11
Griffey Jr., Ken   CIN   Isringhausen, JasonSTL        391     381      10
Howard, Ryan       PHI   Webb, Brandon      ARI        391     380      20
Barrett, Michael   CHC   Buchholz, Taylor   HOU        380     379       7
Millar, Kevin      BAL   Lilly, Ted         TOR        389     378       6
Giambi, Jason      NYY   Beckett, Josh      BOS        374     373      16
Reyes, Jose        NYM   Tomko, Brett       LAD        386     370       6
Delgado, Carlos    NYM   Tomko, Brett       LAD        385     369      16
Mirabelli, Doug    BOS   Mussina, Mike      NYY        393     366       1
Encarnacion, Juan  STL   Claussen, Brandon  CIN        393     366       8
Molina, Yadier     STL   Yan, Esteban       CIN        385     363       1
Bonds, Barry       SF    Moehler, Brian     FLA        414     357       8
Willingham, Josh   FLA   Lowry, Noah        SF         376     322       8


THT’s Stats

An infield fly is almost as good as a strikeout because 99% of them are caught. Here’s a list of which pitchers have kept the most flyballs in the infield, helping themselves and their teams tremendously. The major league average is 11% and the Mets lead all teams with 17%.

Last        First     Team     IF/F
Trachsel    Steve     NYN      21.7%
Wright      Jamey     SF       20.8%
Cain        Matt      SF       18.8%
Glavine     Tom       NYN      18.2%
Johnson     Randy     NYA      18.0%
Morris      Matt      SF       17.3%
McClung     Seth      TB       17.0%
Lilly       Ted       TOR      16.7%
Verlander   Justin B  DET      15.7%
Bonderman   Jeremy    DET      15.4%
Halladay    Roy       TOR      15.3%
Vazquez     Javier    CHA      15.2%
Hudson      Tim       ATL      15.0%
Zambrano    Carlos    CHN      14.9%
Wakefield   Tim       BOS      14.8%
Clement     Matt      BOS      14.7%
Mussina     Mike      NYA      14.7%
Byrd        Paul      CLE      14.4%
Batista     Miguel    ARI      14.3%
Washburn    Jarrod    SEA      14.3%

Access all of THT’s stats here…

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