THT Daily: June 8

Major League News for June 8

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)
CLE    11  OAK     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAA     6  TB      2    (Recap and Boxscore) Rookie stars: Weaver, Napoli HR, Morales HR
SEA    10  MIN     9    (Recap and Boxscore) 11 Innings, Cuddyer: 5 RBI
TEX     4  KC      2    (Recap and Boxscore) TEX: Four runs in the ninth
TOR     5  BAL     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
BOS at NYY:    Postponed

National League
CIN     7  STL     4    (Recap and Boxscore) CIN ties STL for 1st in NL Central
COL    16  PIT     9    (Recap and Boxscore) Carroll: 8 for last 10
FLA     8  SF      1    (Recap and Boxscore) Uggla: 2HR, 5 RBI
HOU     1  CHN     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Rookies: Sampson beats Marshall
NYN     9  LAN     7    (Recap and Boxscore) Furcal: 2 HR
PHI     7  ARI     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
SD      6  MIL     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS     5  ATL     2    (Recap and Boxscore)


Today’s Games
National League
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 San Diego Padres at Milwaukee Brewers, 2:05 PM
  (R) Mike Thompson (2-2) vs. (L) Doug Davis (3-4)
 Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, 7:05 PM
  (L) Eude Brito (0-1) vs. (L) Michael OConnor (2-3)
 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 PM
  (L) Glendon Rusch (2-5) vs. (R) Bronson Arroyo (7-2)
 Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros, 8:05 PM
  (R) John Thomson (2-5) vs. (L) Andy Pettitte (4-7)
 New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM
  (R) Orlando Hernandez (3-5) vs. (R) Claudio Vargas (6-2)
 Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants, 10:15 PM
  (L) Zach Duke (4-6) vs. (R) Matt Cain (4-5)
 
 American League
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 Oakland Athletics at Cleveland Indians, 12:05 PM
  (R) Esteban Loaiza (0-3) vs. (R) Jason Johnson (3-5)
 Minnesota Twins at Seattle Mariners, 4:35 PM
  (L) Johan Santana (5-4) vs. (R) Joel Pineiro (5-5)
 Boston Red Sox at New York Yankees, 7:05 PM
  (R) Curt Schilling (8-2) vs. (R) Jaret Wright (3-3)
 Toronto Blue Jays at Baltimore Orioles, 7:05 PM
  (R) Roy Halladay (7-1) vs. (L) Adam Loewen (0-0)
 Detroit Tigers at Chicago White Sox, 8:05 PM
  (L) Kenny Rogers (7-3) vs. (R) Jon Garland (4-2)
 Texas Rangers at Kansas City Royals, 8:10 PM
  (R) Kameron Loe (3-5) vs. (R) Kyle Snyder (0-0)


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     33  25 .569  2.5    
BAL     27  33 .450  9.5    
TB      24  36 .400 12.5    
American League Central
DET     37  22 .627  0.0    
CHA     36  22 .621  0.5    
CLE     29  29 .500  7.5    
MIN     25  33 .431 11.5    
KC      14  43 .246 22.0    
American League West
TEX     32  26 .552  0.0    
OAK     28  31 .475  4.5    
LAA     27  32 .458  5.5    
SEA     28  33 .459  5.5    

National League East
NYN     35  23 .603  0.0    
PHI     32  27 .542  3.5    
ATL     29  31 .483  7.0    
WAS     27  33 .450  9.0    
FLA     21  36 .368 13.5    
National League Central
STL     35  24 .593  0.0    
CIN     35  24 .593  0.0    
HOU     29  31 .483  6.5    
MIL     28  32 .467  7.5    
CHN     23  35 .397 11.5    
PIT     22  38 .367 13.5    
National League West
ARI     34  25 .576  0.0    
LAN     33  27 .550  1.5    
SF      31  28 .525  3.0    
SD      31  28 .525  3.0    
COL     29  30 .492  5.0    


Game of the Day

For the second night in a row, Alex Cintron hit the game-winning blow as the White Sox beat the Tigers 4-3. The White Sox have now tied the Tigers for first place in the AL Central.

DETROIT (3) VS CHI WHITE SOX (4) - FINAL

DETROIT                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Granderson cf         4  2  1  1   1  1   1  .286
P Polanco 2b            5  0  2  0   0  1   0  .285
O Infante 3b            5  0  2  0   0  1   2  .301
M Ordonez rf            3  1  0  0   1  1   5  .315
C Guillen ss            2  0  2  0   2  0   0  .300
M Thames dh             3  0  0  1   0  0   7  .302
C Shelton 1b            4  0  1  0   0  1   3  .291
C Monroe lf             1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .236
 A Gomez lf             3  0  0  0   0  0   3  .233
V Wilson c              4  0  1  0   0  1   0  .280

Totals                 34  3  9  2   4  6  21

BATTING: HR - C Granderson (9, 3rd inning off J Contreras 0 on, 2 Out). SF - M 
Thames. RBI - C Granderson (28), M Thames (17). 2-out RBI - C Granderson. 
Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Thames 2, A Gomez 2, M Ordonez 1. 
GIDP - C Shelton, M Ordonez. Team LOB - 10. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - C Guillen (8, 2nd base off J Contreras/A Pierzynski). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (P Polanco-C Guillen-C Shelton). 
 

CHI WHITE SOX          ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
S Podsednik lf          4  0  1  1   0  1   1  .258
T Iguchi 2b             4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .290
J Thome dh              4  1  1  1   0  1   1  .295
P Konerko 1b            4  0  1  0   0  2   0  .293
J Dye rf                3  1  2  1   1  1   0  .313
A Pierzynski c          3  0  0  0   0  1   3  .324
J Crede 3b              3  1  1  0   0  0   2  .296
R Mackowiak cf          1  0  0  0   1  0   0  .262
A Cintron ss            3  1  2  1   0  0   0  .281

Totals                 29  4  8  4   2  7   9

BATTING: 3B - S Podsednik (5, J Verlander). HR - J Dye (18, 4th inning off J 
Verlander 0 on, 1 Out), J Thome (21, 6th inning off J Verlander 0 on, 1 Out). S 
- R Mackowiak. RBI - S Podsednik (17), J Dye (43), J Thome (53), A Cintron 
(11). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - J Thome 1, T Iguchi 1. GIDP - J 
Crede. Team LOB - 4. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - A Cintron 2 (5, 2nd base off J Walker/V Wilson, 2nd base 
off J Verlander/V Wilson). Picked Off - R Mackowiak (1st base, J Verlander). 
 
FIELDING: E - J Crede 2 (7, ground ball, throw). DP: 2 (A Cintron-T Iguchi-P 
Konerko, A Cintron-P Konerko). 

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    DETROIT         - 001 100 100   --   3
    CHI WHITE SOX   - 001 101 10x   --   4
----------------------------------------------------

DETROIT                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Verlander (L, 7-4)          6       7   4   4   2   4   2   3.35
J Walker                      1 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   0.96
J Zumaya                        2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   2.57

CHI WHITE SOX                ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Contreras (W, 6-0)          7       7   3   2   4   4   1   2.54
A Montero (H, 1)                2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   3.60
N Cotts (H, 8)                  1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   3.42
B Jenks (S, 17)               1       1   0   0   0   1   0   3.20

J Verlander pitched to 1 batter in the 7th.

IBB - C Guillen (by J Contreras). HBP - M Ordonez (by J Contreras). 
Pitches-strikes: J Verlander 103-65; J Walker 12-10; J Zumaya 9-6; J Contreras 
119-71; A Montero 8-7; N Cotts 6-3; B Jenks 8-7. Ground balls-fly balls: J 
Verlander 10-3; J Walker 2-0; J Zumaya 1-0; J Contreras 8-9; A Montero 0-2; N 
Cotts 0-0; B Jenks 2-0. Batters faced: J Verlander 25; J Walker 5; J Zumaya 2; 
J Contreras 33; A Montero 3; N Cotts 1; B Jenks 3. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Ron Kulpa. 1B--Dale Scott. 2B--Dan Iassogna. 3B--Bob Davidson. 

T--2:31. Att--37,612. 
Weather: 67 degrees, clear. Wind: 10 mph, left to right.

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.

Hitter                    Pitcher                 True Dist Std. Dist. HR #
Howard, Ryan         PHI  Nippert, Dustin   ARI      452        439    21
Sizemore, Grady      CLE  Blanton, Joe      OAK      415        419    12
Everett, Carl        SEA  Crain, Jesse      MIN      423        418     8
Aurilia, Rich        CIN  Johnson, Tyler    STL      402        411     7
Furcal, Rafael       LAD  Glavine, Tom      NYM      418        408     4
Edmonds, Jim         STL  Weathers, David   CIN      400        406     6
Milledge, Lastings   NYM  Seo, Jae          LAD      414        406     2
Crawford, Carl       TB   Weaver, Jered     LAA      407        405     6
Burnitz, Jeromy      PIT  Fogg, Josh        COL      467        400     9
Granderson, Curtis   DET  Contreras, Jose   CWS      392        398     9
Borchard, Joe        FLA  Wright, Jamey     SF       434        394     5
Orr, Pete            ATL  Ortiz, Ramon      WAS      411        393     1
Cruz, Jose           LAD  Glavine, Tom      NYM      398        393     4
Hall, Bill           MIL  Park, Chan Ho     SD       385        391    13
Napoli, Mike         LAA  McClung, Seth     TB       389        389     4
Clark, Brady         MIL  Cassidy, Scott    SD       384        389     2
Torrealba, Yorvit    COL  Perez, Oliver     PIT      430        383     1
Thome, Jim           CWS  Verlander, Justin DET      393        383    21
Castilla, Vinny      SD   Wise, Matt        MIL      368        381     2
Cuddyer, Michael     MIN  Soriano, Rafael   SEA      391        378     8
Rollins, Jimmy       PHI  Nippert, Dustin   ARI      387        377     6
Ibanez, Raul         SEA  Reyes, Dennys     MIN      373        371    10
Furcal, Rafael       LAD  Glavine, Tom      NYM      379        371     3
Ausmus, Brad         HOU  Marshall, Sean    CHC      371        370     1
Anderson, Marlon     WAS  Smoltz, John      ATL      390        367     2
Sexson, Richie       SEA  Bonser, Boof      MIN      379        366     9
Blake, Casey         CLE  Keisler, Randy    OAK      365        364    10
Martinez, Victor     CLE  Karsay, Steve     OAK      358        362     7
Morales, Kendry      LAA  McClung, Seth     TB       360        360     3
Gonzalez, Adrian     SD   Wise, Matt        MIL      371        360     7
Fasano, Sal          PHI  Gonzalez, Enrique ARI      368        359     3
Suzuki, Ichiro       SEA  Bonser, Boof      MIN      362        359     2
Boone, Aaron         CLE  Blanton, Joe      OAK      355        351     3
Dye, Jermaine        CWS  Verlander, Justin DET      361        348    18
Uggla, Dan           FLA  Worrell, Tim      SF       401        346     9
Betancourt, Yuniesky SEA  Bonser, Boof      MIN      356        343     3
Uggla, Dan           FLA  Wright, Jamey     SF       381        336     8
Lugo, Julio          TB   Weaver, Jered     LAA      328        327     3


THT’s Stats

ERA+ is a pitching stat that compares each pitcher’s ERA to his league and adjusts for his ballpark. Here is a list of the top twenty major league leaders in ERA+. Note that 100 is average.

Last        First      Team      ERA    ERA+
Webb        Brandon    ARI      2.14     218
Contreras   Jose       CHA      2.54     188
Arroyo      Bronson    CIN      2.40     187
Mussina     Mike       NYA      2.67     180
Halladay    Roy        TOR      2.81     179
Schmidt     Jason      SF       2.53     176
Myers       Brett      PHI      2.90     165
Penny       Brad       LAN      2.62     157
Carpenter   Chris      STL      2.83     156
Lowe        Derek      LAN      2.70     153
Lackey      John       LAA      3.06     152
Santana     Johan      MIN      3.24     150
Oswalt      Roy        HOU      3.11     148
Buehrle     Mark       CHA      3.31     144
Zito        Barry      OAK      3.28     144
Robertson   Nate       DET      3.25     144
Cook        Aaron      COL      3.63     141
Verlander   Justin B   DET      3.35     140
Zambrano    Carlos     CHN      3.09     139
Martinez    Pedro      NYN      3.01     138

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