THT Daily: June 7

Major League News for June 7

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


Yesterday’s Results
American League
CHA     4  DET     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Cintron 3-run HR in 8th
LAA    12  TB      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Santana: 7 IP, 2 H
NYA     2  BOS     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
OAK     7  CLE     6    (Recap and Boxscore)
SEA     4  MIN     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Hernandez beats Liriano
TEX     6  KC      2    (Recap and Boxscore)
TOR     6  BAL     4    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
ATL     5  WAS     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
CIN     7  STL     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Milton: 7 shutout IP (!)
COL     5  PIT     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
HOU     4  CHN     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Wandy: 7 shutout IP; Wood: 3.2 IP
LAN     8  NYN     5    (Recap and Boxscore) Lowe beats Pedro
MIL     5  SD      1    (Recap and Boxscore) Bush beats Peavy
PHI    10  ARI     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Hamels returns
SF      2  FLA     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Schmidt K’s 16


Today’s Games
 American League
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LA Angels of Anaheim at Tampa Bay Devil Rays, 4:15 pm
  (R) Jered Weaver (2-0) vs. (R) Seth McClung (2-7)
Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, 7:05 pm
  (R) Curt Schilling (8-2) vs. (R) Jaret Wright (3-3)
Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians, 7:05 pm
  (R) Joe Blanton (5-5) vs. (R) Paul Byrd (4-4)
Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 pm
  (R) Casey Janssen (4-3) vs. (R) Kris Benson (6-4)
Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox, 8:05 pm
  (R) Justin Verlander (7-3) vs. (R) Jose Contreras (5-0)
Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals, 8:10 pm
  (L) John Koronka (4-3) vs. (R) Bobby Keppel (0-1)
Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners, 10:05 pm
  (R) Boof Bonser (1-1) vs. (L) Jamie Moyer (3-5)

National League
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Chicago Cubs at Houston Astros, 2:05 pm
  (L) Sean Marshall (3-3) vs. (R) Chris Sampson (0-0)
Pittsburgh Pirates at Colorado Rockies, 3:05 pm
  (L) Oliver Perez (2-6) vs. (R) Josh Fogg (3-4)
Florida Marlins at San Francisco Giants, 3:35 pm
  (L) Dontrelle Willis (2-6) vs. (R) Jamey Wright (5-4)
Philadelphia Phillies at Arizona Diamondbacks, 4:40 pm
  (R) Ryan Madson (5-3) vs. (R) Juan Cruz (3-3)
Washington Nationals at Atlanta Braves, 7:35 pm
  (R) Ramon Ortiz (4-4) vs. (R) John Smoltz (4-3)
San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:05 pm
  (R) Chan Ho Park (3-3) vs. (L) Zach Jackson (0-0)
Cincinnati Reds at St. Louis Cardinals, 8:10 pm
  (R) Aaron Harang (6-4) vs. (R) Sidney Ponson (4-0)
New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers, 10:10 pm
  (L) Tom Glavine (8-2) vs. (L) Odalis Perez (4-1)


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     35  22 .614  0.0    
BOS     33  23 .589  1.5    
TOR     32  25 .561  3.0    
BAL     27  32 .458  9.0    
TB      24  35 .407 12.0    
American League Central
DET     37  21 .638  0.0    
CHA     35  22 .614  1.5    
CLE     28  29 .491  8.5    
MIN     25  32 .439 11.5    
KC      14  42 .250 22.0    
American League West
TEX     31  26 .544  0.0    
OAK     28  30 .483  3.5    
LAA     26  32 .448  5.5    
SEA     27  33 .450  5.5    

National League East
NYN     34  23 .596  0.0    
PHI     31  27 .534  3.5    
ATL     29  30 .492  6.0    
WAS     26  33 .441  9.0    
FLA     20  36 .357 13.5    
National League Central
STL     35  23 .603  0.0    
CIN     34  24 .586  1.0    
MIL     28  31 .475  7.5    
HOU     28  31 .475  7.5    
CHN     23  34 .404 11.5    
PIT     22  37 .373 13.5    
National League West
ARI     34  24 .586  0.0    
LAN     33  26 .559  1.5    
SF      31  27 .534  3.0    
SD      30  28 .517  4.0    
COL     28  30 .483  6.0    


Game of the Day

A great game in the Bronx last night, featuring a good effort by Boston rookie Dave Pauley, a better one by the Yankees’ Chien-Ming Wang, home runs by David Ortiz and Bernie Williams and a game-saving catch by Melky Cabrera. The winning run scored on Jason Giambi’s bases-loaded walk.

 BOSTON (1) VS NY YANKEES (2) - FINAL

BOSTON                 ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Crisp cf              4  0  1  0   0  0   4  .270
M Loretta 2b            4  0  1  0   0  0   1  .300
D Ortiz dh              4  1  1  1   0  2   1  .257
M Ramirez lf            3  0  2  0   1  0   0  .299
T Nixon rf              4  0  0  0   0  0   3  .298
J Varitek c             4  0  0  0   0  1   0  .236
M Lowell 3b             4  0  2  0   0  0   0  .330
K Youkilis 1b           2  0  1  0   1  0   0  .319
A Cora ss               3  0  0  0   0  0   4  .259

Totals                 32  1  8  1   2  3  13

BATTING: HR - D Ortiz (17, 3rd inning off C Wang 0 on, 1 Out). RBI - D Ortiz 
(51). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Crisp 2, T Nixon 1. GIDP - M 
Loretta. Team LOB - 6. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (A Cora-K Youkilis). 

NY YANKEES             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Damon cf              4  0  2  0   0  0   1  .301
M Cabrera lf            3  0  0  0   1  0   1  .286
J Giambi dh             3  0  0  1   1  0   1  .277
A Rodriguez 3b          4  0  0  0   0  2   3  .287
J Posada c              3  0  2  0   1  1   0  .301
R Cano 2b               4  0  2  0   0  0   1  .313
A Phillips 1b           4  0  0  0   0  2   4  .284
B Williams rf           4  1  1  1   0  0   3  .265
M Cairo ss              3  1  2  0   0  0   0  .263

Totals                 32  2  9  2   3  5  14

BATTING: 2B - J Posada (8, D Pauley). HR - B Williams (3, 5th inning off D 
Pauley 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - B Williams (26), J Giambi (47). 2-out RBI - J 
Giambi. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - A Phillips 1, B Williams 2, J 
Giambi 1, A Rodriguez 2. GIDP - M Cabrera. Team LOB - 9. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - R Cano (1, 2nd base off R Seanez/J Varitek). 
 
FIELDING: E - B Williams (1, bobble). Outfield assists - J Damon (M Ramirez 
at 2nd base). DP: 2 (A Phillips, R Cano-M Cairo-A Phillips). 
 
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    BOSTON          - 001 000 000   --   1
    NY YANKEES      - 000 010 10x   --   2
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BOSTON                       ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
D Pauley (L, 0-1)             6 2/3   8   2   2   2   2   1   6.55
R Seanez                      1 1/3   1   0   0   1   3   0   4.18

NY YANKEES                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
C Wang (W, 6-2)               7       8   1   1   2   2   1   4.52
K Farnsworth (H, 8)           1       0   0   0   0   1   0   4.67
M Rivera (S, 12)              1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.15

BALK - C Wang. Pitches-strikes: D Pauley 98-61; R Seanez 22-13; C Wang 
109-70; K Farnsworth 9-6; M Rivera 5-4. Ground balls-fly balls: D Pauley 13-5; 
R Seanez 1-0; C Wang 9-8; K Farnsworth 0-2; M Rivera 2-1. Batters faced: D 
Pauley 29; R Seanez 6; C Wang 28; K Farnsworth 3; M Rivera 3. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Bill Welke. 1B--Tim Mcclelland. 2B--Marty Foster. 3B--Fieldin 
Culbreth. 

T--2:44. Att--55,141. 
Weather: 67 degrees, cloudy. Wind: 12 mph, in from 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 were to land uninterrupted at field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

Batter                     Pitcher                    True Dist.   Stnd. Dist.
Berkman, Lance       HOU   Wood, Kerry         CHC         447        446
Jones, Andruw        ATL   Rauch, Jon          WAS         431        428
Hafner, Travis       CLE   Zito, Barry         OAK         422        424
Kinsler, Ian         TEX   Bautista, Denny     KC          428        419
Koskie, Corey        MIL   Peavy, Jake         SD          423        418
Teahen, Mark         KC    Millwood, Kevin     TEX         431        413
Williams, Bernie     NYY   Pauley, David       BOS         415        411
Dunn, Adam           CIN   Hancock, Josh       STL         434        407
Wilkerson, Brad      TEX   Elarton, Scott      KC          419        405
Fasano, Sal          PHI   Jarvis, Kevin       ARI         418        405
Kubel, Jason         MIN   Guardado, Eddie     SEA         400        403
Inge, Brandon        DET   Garcia, Freddy      CWS         419        396
Cintron, Alex        CWS   Rodney, Fernando    DET         388        395
Figgins, Chone       LAA   Harville, Chad      TB          395        394
Hernandez, Jose      PIT   Francis, Jeff       COL         438        393
Chavez, Eric         OAK   Sauerbeck, Scott    CLE         387        392
Kotsay, Mark         OAK   Westbrook, Jake     CLE         381        387
Ortiz, David         BOS   Wang, Chien-Ming    NYY         399        386
Gonzalez, Adrian     SD    Bush, Dave          MIL         391        386
Garciaparra, Nomar   LAD   Martinez, Pedro     NYM         409        382
LaRoche, Adam        ATL   Hill, Shawn         WAS         402        376
Shelton, Chris       DET   Garcia, Freddy      CWS         401        375
Thomas, Frank        OAK   Westbrook, Jake     CLE         370        374
Willingham, Josh     FLA   Schmidt, Jason      SF          408        369
Soriano, Alfonso     WAS   Ramirez, Horacio    ATL         363        369
Kemp, Matt           LAD   Martinez, Pedro     NYM         387        367
Rios, Alex           TOR   Britton, Chris      BAL         378        364
Victorino, Shane     PHI   Lyon, Brandon       ARI         371        362
Carroll, Jamey       COL   Torres, Salomon     PIT         398        361
Lopez, Felipe        CIN   Carpenter, Chris    STL         379        358
Burrell, Pat         PHI   Ortiz, Russ         ARI         367        358
Sizemore, Grady      CLE   Zito, Barry         OAK         351        354
Thames, Marcus       DET   Garcia, Freddy      CWS         370        351
Dye, Jermaine        CWS   Robertson, Nate     DET         368        348
Bay, Jason           PIT   Francis, Jeff       COL         384        344


THT’s Stats

Clutch hitting happens and one measure of clutch hitting is batting with runners in scoring position. This is another stat that King Albert has dominated this year, another aspect of his play that the Cardinals miss while he’s on the disabled list.

Last        First     Team     BA/RISP
Pujols      Albert    STL        .523
Hernandez   Ramon     BAL        .464
Thome       Jim       CHA        .442
Crawford    Carl      TB         .426
Young       Michael   TEX        .403
Lopez       Jose C    SEA        .390
Dye         Jermaine  CHA        .386
Hillenbrand Shea      TOR        .386
Kennedy     Adam      LAA        .386
Jeter       Derek     NYA        .379
Bonds       Barry     SF         .375
Blalock     Hank      TEX        .375
Rodriguez   Ivan      DET        .373
Langerhans  Ryan      ATL        .371
Sanchez     Freddy    PIT        .370
Crede       Joe       CHA        .367
Chavez      Eric      OAK        .366
Johjima     Kenji     SEA        .366
Hafner      Travis    CLE        .364
Berkman     Lance     HOU        .364

Access all of THT’s stats here…

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