THT Daily: June 9

Major League News for June 9

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


Yesterday’s Results
American League
BAL     7  TOR     5    (Recap and Boxscore) BAL: 3 R 8th on HBP, BB, WP
BOS     9  NYA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Varitek: 3 for 5, 4 RBI
DET     6  CHA     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Rogers: 7 IP, 2 R
KC     16  TEX    12    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIN     7  SEA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) 3 H each for Mauer (.379) and Ichiro (.362)
OAK     4  CLE     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Loaiza returns, 7 IP, 1 R

National League
CIN     7  CHN     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Arroyo: 7 IP, 1 R; Reds in 1st
HOU     7  ATL     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Berkman: 2 HR; ATL lost 9 of last 11
MIL     4  SD      3    (Recap and Boxscore) 10 innings
NYN     7  ARI     1    (Recap and Boxscore) El Duque's revenge: CG, 1 R
SF      5  PIT     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS     5  PHI     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Soriano scores 4 R on 2 BB, HBP, HR


Today’s Games
National League
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 Philadelphia Phillies at Washington Nationals, 7:05 PM
  (R) Brett Myers (4-2) vs. (R) Tony Armas (6-3)
 Chicago Cubs at Cincinnati Reds, 7:10 PM
  (R) Greg Maddux (6-5) vs. (R) Elizardo Ramirez (2-4)
 Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros, 8:05 PM
  (R) Jorge Sosa (1-7) vs. (R) Fernando Nieve (1-3)
 St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers, 8:05 PM
  (L) Mark Mulder (5-4) vs. (L) Jorge De La Rosa (2-2)
 Los Angeles Dodgers at Colorado Rockies, 9:05 PM
  (R) Brad Penny (6-1) vs. (R) Byung-Hyun Kim (3-3)
 New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks, 9:40 PM
  (R) Steve Trachsel (2-4) vs. (R) Miguel Batista (6-2)
 Florida Marlins at San Diego Padres, 10:05 PM
  (R) Ricky Nolasco (4-2) vs. (R) Chris Young (5-3)
 Pittsburgh Pirates at San Francisco Giants, 10:15 PM
  (R) Victor Santos (3-6) vs. (R) Matt Morris (3-6)
 
 American League
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 Oakland Athletics at New York Yankees, 7:05 PM
  (R) Danny Haren (4-5) vs. (L) Randy Johnson (7-4)
 Texas Rangers at Boston Red Sox, 7:05 PM
  (R) Vicente Padilla (5-4) vs. (R) Tim Wakefield (4-7)
 Detroit Tigers at Toronto Blue Jays, 7:07 PM
  (R) Jeremy Bonderman (6-4) vs. (L) Gustavo Chacin (6-2)
 Baltimore Orioles at Minnesota Twins, 8:10 PM
  (R) Rodrigo Lopez (4-7) vs. (R) Brad Radke (4-7)
 Tampa Bay Devil Rays at Kansas City Royals, 8:10 PM
  (L) Mark Hendrickson (3-6) vs. (L) Mark Redman (1-4)
 Cleveland Indians at Chicago White Sox, 8:35 PM
  (L) Cliff Lee (4-5) vs. (R) Javier Vazquez (7-3)
 Seattle Mariners at LA Angels of Anaheim, 10:05 PM
  (L) Jarrod Washburn (3-7) vs. (R) Kelvim Escobar (5-6)


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     35  23 .603  0.0    
BOS     34  23 .596  0.5    
TOR     33  26 .559  2.5    
BAL     28  33 .459  8.5    
TB      24  36 .400 12.0    
American League Central
DET     38  22 .633  0.0    
CHA     36  23 .610  1.5    
CLE     29  30 .492  8.5    
MIN     26  33 .441 11.5    
KC      15  43 .259 22.0    
American League West
TEX     32  27 .542  0.0    
OAK     29  31 .483  3.5    
LAA     27  32 .458  5.0    
SEA     28  34 .452  5.5    

National League East
NYN     36  23 .610  0.0    
PHI     32  28 .533  4.5    
ATL     29  32 .475  8.0    
WAS     28  33 .459  9.0    
FLA     21  36 .368 14.0    
National League Central
CIN     36  24 .600  0.0    
STL     35  24 .593  0.5    
HOU     30  31 .492  6.5    
MIL     29  32 .475  7.5    
CHN     23  36 .390 12.5    
PIT     22  39 .361 14.5    
National League West
ARI     34  26 .567  0.0    
LAN     33  27 .550  1.0    
SF      32  28 .533  2.0    
SD      31  29 .517  3.0    
COL     29  30 .492  4.5    


Game of the Day

It was a slugfest in Kansas City as the Royals, trailing 11-4, came back to beat the first-place Rangers 16-12.

TEXAS (12) VS KANSAS CITY (16) - FINAL

TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
G Matthews Jr cf        5  2  3  2   1  0   0  .327
M Young ss              6  1  3  1   0  0   2  .315
M Teixeira 1b           6  0  1  1   0  1   5  .294
H Blalock 3b            3  1  0  1   2  0   2  .305
M DeRosa rf             5  2  3  2   0  0   2  .347
B Wilkerson lf          5  1  2  1   0  2   1  .249
I Kinsler 2b            4  1  2  4   0  1   1  .333
J Botts dh              5  2  1  0   0  0   2  .240
R Barajas c             5  2  2  0   0  0   2  .247

Totals                 44 12 17 12   3  4  17

BATTING: 2B - M Teixeira (19, K Snyder); M DeRosa 2 (17, K Snyder, J Gobble); G 
Matthews Jr (23, K Snyder). HR - I Kinsler (5, 3rd inning off K Snyder 2 on, 0 
Out). SF - I Kinsler. RBI - G Matthews Jr 2 (30), M Young (35), M Teixeira 
(31), I Kinsler 4 (14), H Blalock (42), M DeRosa 2 (19), B Wilkerson (29). 
2-out RBI - G Matthews Jr, M Young, M Teixeira. Runners left in scoring 
position, 2 out - H Blalock 2, R Barajas 2, M DeRosa 1, J Botts 1. GIDP - M 
Young. Team LOB - 9. 
 
FIELDING: E - R Mahay (1, throw); R Barajas (3, throw). DP: 1 (M Young-M 
Teixeira). 
 
KANSAS CITY            ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
D DeJesus cf            5  3  3  4   1  0   0  .290
M Grudzielanek 2b       6  1  2  0   0  1   0  .309
D Mientkiewicz 1b       5  2  2  3   0  0   2  .276
R Sanders rf            4  3  2  1   1  1   0  .258
M Stairs dh             4  1  1  3   1  2   0  .255
E Brown lf              3  1  1  1   1  1   1  .271
M Teahen 3b             4  2  4  2   1  0   0  .237
A Berroa ss             5  1  2  1   0  0   4  .244
J Buck c                5  2  1  1   0  1   2  .218

Totals                 41 16 18 16   5  6   9

BATTING: 2B - J Buck (9, K Loe); D Mientkiewicz (16, R Mahay). HR - D Dejesus 
(2, 5th inning off S Feldman 0 on, 1 Out), M Stairs (5, 7th inning off A 
Alfonseca 2 on, 2 Out). SF - E Brown. RBI - D Mientkiewicz 3 (17), R Sanders 
(28), E Brown (26), M Teahen 2 (15), A Berroa (22), J Buck (16), D DeJesus 4 
(7), M Stairs 3 (21). 2-out RBI - M Teahen 2, A Berroa, J Buck, D DeJesus 2, D 
Mientkiewicz 2, M Stairs 3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D 
Mientkiewicz 1, A Berroa 1, J Buck 1. GIDP - E Brown. Team LOB - 7. 
 
FIELDING: E - M Teahen (7, ground ball); D Mientkiewicz (3, ground ball). DP: 
1 (A Berroa-M Grudzielanek-D Mientkiewicz). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    TEXAS           - 038 000 010   --  12
    KANSAS CITY     - 404 110 60x   --  16
----------------------------------------------------

TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
K Loe                         2 2/3   8   8   8   2   1   0   5.32
R Bauer                       1       4   1   1   1   0   0   3.99
S Feldman                     2 1/3   1   1   1   0   4   1   4.86
R Mahay (L, 0-1; B, 1)          2/3   2   4   0   1   0   0   1.06
A Alfonseca                     1/3   3   2   2   1   0   1   5.62
J Benoit                      1       0   0   0   0   1   0   5.40

KANSAS CITY                  ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
K Snyder                      2      10   9   5   1   2   1  22.50
J Affeldt                     2       3   2   2   1   1   0   7.91
A Sisco                       2       0   0   0   0   1   0   7.11
J Gobble (W, 1-1)             1 1/3   2   1   1   1   0   0   4.50
E Dessens                       2/3   2   0   0   0   0   0   3.90
A Burgos                      1       0   0   0   0   0   0   7.62

K Snyder pitched to 6 batters in the 3rd.
E Dessens pitched to 1 batter in the 9th.

Pitches-strikes: K Loe 60-36; R Bauer 30-15; S Feldman 33-23; R Mahay 19-11; 
A Alfonseca 14-8; J Benoit 14-7; K Snyder 53-36; J Affeldt 37-20; A Sisco 
22-13; J Gobble 26-15; E Dessens 13-8; A Burgos 6-3. Ground balls-fly balls: K 
Loe 5-2; R Bauer 3-0; S Feldman 2-1; R Mahay 2-1; A Alfonseca 1-0; J Benoit 
0-2; K Snyder 2-2; J Affeldt 2-3; A Sisco 3-2; J Gobble 1-3; E Dessens 1-1; A 
Burgos 2-1. Batters faced: K Loe 18; R Bauer 7; S Feldman 8; R Mahay 6; A 
Alfonseca 5; J Benoit 3; K Snyder 19; J Affeldt 10; A Sisco 6; J Gobble 7; E 
Dessens 4; A Burgos 2. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Ed Montague. 1B--Mark Wegner. 2B--Jerry Layne. 3B--Mike  
Muchlinski. 

T--3:27. Att--11,815. 
Weather: 88 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 8 mph, right 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 were to land uninterrupted at field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

Hitter                 Pitcher                  True Dist Std. Dist  HR #
Beltran, Carlos  NYM   Vargas, Claudio    ARI        455     441     15
Cano, Robinson   NYY   Schilling, Curt    BOS        431     440      3
Williams, Bernie NYY   Schilling, Curt    BOS        416     420      4
Berkman, Lance   HOU   Thomson, John      ATL        417     415     17
Hall, Bill       MIL   Cassidy, Scott     SD         404     403     14
Stairs, Matt     KC    Alfonseca, Antonio TEX        392     395      5
Barfield, Josh   SD    Davis, Doug        MIL        390     395      4
Francoeur, Jeff  ATL   Pettitte, Andy     HOU        395     394     12
Alou, Moises     SF    Duke, Zach         PIT        415     394      8
Konerko, Paul    CWS   Rogers, Kenny      DET        394     392     16
Kinsler, Ian     TEX   Snyder, Kyle       KC         414     391      5
Damon, Johnny    NYY   Schilling, Curt    BOS        375     387      8
Varitek, Jason   BOS   Proctor, Scott     NYY        367     376      6
Broussard, Ben   CLE   Loaiza, Esteban    OAK        384     370      9
DeJesus, David   KC    Feldman, Scott     TEX        369     369      2
Womack, Tony     CHC   Arroyo, Bronson    CIN        378     365      1
Lamb, Mike       HOU   Villareal, Oscar   ATL        362     361      4
Ross, David      CIN   Rusch, Glendon     CHC        398     360      6
Thames, Marcus   DET   Garland, Jon       CWS        361     358     11
Polanco, Placido DET   Garland, Jon       CWS        370     357      2
Soriano, Alfonso WAS   Franklin, Ryan     PHI        362     350     23
Jones, Chipper   ATL   Qualls, Chad       HOU        350     349      6
Berkman, Lance   HOU   Thomson, John      ATL        348     347     18
Phillips, BrandonCIN   Rusch, Glendon     CHC        380     344      6
Freel, Ryan      CIN   Rusch, Glendon     CHC        340     334      4


THT’s Stats

After reading about the Toronto/Baltimore game, you may be wondering which pitchers have hit the most batters this year. Wonder no more; here’s a list of all pitchers with at least six hit batters so far. There isn’t a single Blue Jay pitcher on the list.

Last       First      Team     HBP
Willis     Dontrelle  FLA       9
Zito       Barry      OAK       8
Marquis    Jason      STL       7
Armas Jr.  Tony       WAS       7
Santana    Ervin R    LAA       7
Pineiro    Joel       SEA       7
Vazquez    Javier     CHA       6
Ortiz      Ramon      WAS       6
Bush       Dave T     MIL       6
Lidle      Cory       PHI       6
Haren      Danny      OAK       6
Lee        Cliff      CLE       6
Park       Chan Ho    SD        6
Maholm     Paul G     PIT       6

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