THT Daily: May 23

Major League News for May 21

Scoreboard
Standings
Game of the Day
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Stats


Scoreboard
BOS     9  NYA     5 (Recap and Boxscore)
CHA     5  OAK     4 (Recap and Boxscore)
DET     8  KC      0 (Recap and Boxscore)
SEA     8  BAL     6 (Recap and Boxscore)
TEX     3  LAA     2 (Recap and Boxscore)
TOR     6  TB      4 (Recap and Boxscore)
ARI     4  PIT     3 (Recap and Boxscore)
ATL     3  SD      1 (Recap and Boxscore)
CIN    15  MIL     5 (Recap and Boxscore)
FLA     9  CHN     1 (Recap and Boxscore)
HOU    10  WAS     3 (Recap and Boxscore)
LAN     6  COL     1 (Recap and Boxscore)
SF      9  STL     2 (Recap and Boxscore)


Standings

The graphics next to each team are called “sparklines.” 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     26  16 .619  0.0    
NYA     24  19 .558  2.5    
TOR     24  20 .545  3.0    
BAL     20  25 .444  7.5    
TB      20  25 .444  7.5    
American League Central
DET     30  14 .682  0.0    
CHA     29  15 .659  1.0    
CLE     22  22 .500  8.0    
MIN     19  25 .432 11.0    
KC      10  32 .238 19.0    
American League West
TEX     23  21 .523  0.0    
OAK     22  22 .500  1.0    
SEA     21  25 .457  3.0    
LAA     17  28 .378  6.5    

National League East
NYN     26  17 .605  0.0    
PHI     23  20 .535  3.0    
ATL     23  22 .511  4.0    
WAS     16  29 .356 11.0    
FLA     12  31 .279 14.0    
National League Central
STL     29  16 .644  0.0    
CIN     26  19 .578  3.0    
HOU     25  20 .556  4.0    
MIL     23  22 .511  6.0    
CHN     18  26 .409 10.5    
PIT     14  31 .311 15.0    
National League West
ARI     25  19 .568  0.0    
LAN     25  20 .556  0.5    
COL     25  20 .556  0.5    
SF      24  21 .533  1.5    
SD      23  22 .511  2.5    


Game of the Day

The Diamondbacks took back first place in a pitcher’s duel with the Pirates. Five of the seven runs were scored in the last inning of play.

PITTSBURGH (3) VS ARIZONA (4) - FINAL

PITTSBURGH             ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
N McLouth cf            5  0  1  0   0  0   2  .248
J Wilson ss             4  0  1  0   0  1   1  .287
F Sanchez 3b            4  0  0  0   0  0   2  .339
J Bay lf                4  2  2  1   0  2   0  .282
J Burnitz rf            3  1  2  0   1  0   0  .222
C Wilson 1b             3  0  0  0   1  3   2  .254
R Paulino c             2  0  0  0   2  0   4  .281
J Castillo 2b           4  0  3  2   0  1   0  .297
O Perez p               2  0  0  0   0  2   2  .167
 a-R Doumit ph          1  0  0  0   0  0   2  .211
 D Marte p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 S Torres p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-J Hernandez ph       1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .146

Totals                 33  3  9  3   4 10  17

a-popped out to first for O Perez in the 7th;  b-struck out swinging for S 
Torres in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - J Castillo (8, O Hernandez); N McLouth (5, O Hernandez). HR - J 
Bay (10, 2nd inning off O Hernandez 0 on, 0 Out). RBI - J Bay (30), J Castillo 
2 (13). Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - R Doumit 1, O Perez 2, N 
McLouth 1. GIDP - F Sanchez. Team LOB - 7. 
 
BASERUNNING: CS - J Burnitz (1, 2nd base by O Hernandez/J Estrada). 
 
FIELDING: E - J Burnitz (1, fly ball); D Marte (1, throw). 
 


ARIZONA                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
C Counsell ss           4  0  2  1   0  2   1  .324
E Byrnes cf             5  0  1  0   0  0   2  .325
L Gonzalez lf           4  0  2  1   0  1   1  .292
C Jackson 1b            2  0  0  0   1  0   2  .296
 J Valverde p           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
S Green rf              3  1  0  0   1  0   4  .321
D Easley 3b             3  1  1  0   1  0   3  .238
J Estrada c             3  0  0  0   0  0   0  .308
O Hudson 2b             2  1  1  1   1  1   1  .224
O Hernandez p           1  0  0  0   0  0   1  .273
 a-A Green ph           0  1  0  0   1  0   0  .242
 B Medders p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-T Clark ph-1b        1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .169

Totals                 28  4  7  3   5  5  17

a-walked for O Hernandez in the 7th;  b-struck out looking for B Medders in the 
8th.

BATTING: 2B - L Gonzalez (15, O Perez); E Byrnes (14, O Perez). S - J Estrada , 
C Counsell , O Hernandez. SF - O Hudson. RBI - L Gonzalez (24), O Hudson (8), C 
Counsell (16). 2-out RBI - L Gonzalez, C Counsell. Runners left in scoring 
position, 2 out - O Hudson 1, D Easley 2, C Counsell 1, E Byrnes 1, C Jackson 
1. Team LOB - 10. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 2 (O Hudson-C Counsell, O Hudson-C Counsell-C Jackson). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    PITTSBURGH      - 010 000 002   --   3
    ARIZONA         - 000 000 13x   --   4
----------------------------------------------------

PITTSBURGH                   ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
O Perez                       6       4   0   0   3   4   0   6.04
D Marte (L, 0-3; B, 3)        1 2/3   3   4   2   2   1   0   3.60
S Torres                        1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.66

ARIZONA                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
O Hernandez                   7       6   1   1   3   9   1   6.11
B Medders (W, 1-1)            1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.81
J Valverde (S, 13)            1       3   2   2   1   1   0   3.44

BALK - O Perez. HBP - C Jackson (by O Perez). Pitches-strikes: O Perez 97-61; 
D Marte 41-25; S Torres 2-2; O Hernandez 109-72; B Medders 11-6; J Valverde 
22-16. Ground balls-fly balls: O Perez 5-9; D Marte 4-1; S Torres 1-0; O 
Hernandez 4-6; B Medders 1-2; J Valverde 0-2. Batters faced: O Perez 26; D 
Marte 11; S Torres 1; O Hernandez 27; B Medders 3; J Valverde 7. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Dale Scott. 1B--Dan Iassogna. 2B--Bob Davidson. 3B--Ron Kulpa. 

T--2:37. Att--18,103. 
Weather: 78 degrees, clear. Wind: 3 mph, in from 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 flew uninterrupted back to field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

Batter                          Pitcher                       True Distance    Stnd. Distance
Berkman      Lance      HOU     Day          Zach       WAS           466             478
Ramirez      Manny      BOS     Wang         Chien-Ming NYY           440             441
Thomas       Frank      OAK     Garland      Jon        CWS           400             434
Crosby       Bobby      OAK     Garland      Jon        CWS           403             432
Branyan      Russell    TB      Janssen      Casey      TOR           432             431
Thomas       Frank      OAK     Garland      Jon        CWS           395             427
Sexson       Richie     SEA     Bedard       Erik       BAL           415             418
Wilkerson    Brad       TEX     Escobar      Kelvim     LAA           402             417
Glaus        Troy       TOR     McClung      Seth       TB            417             416
Dye          Jermaine   CWS     Karsay       Steve      OAK           395             416
Jones        Chipper    ATL     Embree       Alan       SD            419             408
Jackson      Damian     WAS     Rodriguez    Wandy      HOU           363             408
Posada       Jorge      NYY     Foulke       Keith      BOS           412             406
Bay          Jason      PIT     Hernandez    Orlando    ARI           410             400
Rodriguez    Alex       NYY     Foulke       Keith      BOS           370             398
Tejada       Miguel     BAL     Green        Sean       SEA           394             397
Ramirez      Aramis     CHC     Nolasco      Ricky      FLA           380             397
Griffey Jr.  Ken        CIN     Bush         Dave       MIL           428             394
Paul         Josh       TB      Janssen      Casey      TOR           395             394
Inge         Brandon    DET     Affeldt      Jeremy     KC            409             390
Hall         Bill       MIL     Shackelford  Brian      CIN           418             385
Hinske       Eric       TOR     McClung      Seth       TB            380             379
Piazza       Mike       SD      Ray          Ken        ATL           406             378
Nolasco      Ricky      FLA     Marshall     Sean       CHC           354             375
Dunn         Adam       CIN     Demaria      Chris      MIL           416             374
Granderson   Curtis     DET     Affeldt      Jeremy     KC            379             363
Langerhans   Ryan       ATL     Peavy        Jake       SD            371             362
Lopez        Jose       SEA     Bedard       Erik       BAL           357             360
Mackowiak    Rob        CWS     Street       Huston     OAK           348             357
Vizquel      Omar       SF      Looper       Braden     STL           338             357
Kearns       Austin     CIN     Bush         Dave       MIL           388             348


View THT’s Current Stats

Here are the major league leaders in Gross Production Average:

Player               Team       GPA
Pujols     Albert    STL       .401
Hafner     Travis    CLE       .372
Blake      Casey     CLE       .365
Thome      Jim       CHA       .358
Giambi     Jason     NYA       .355
Cabrera    Miguel    FLA       .340
Beltran    Carlos    NYN       .339
Gomes      Jonny     TB        .336
Tejada     Miguel    BAL       .336
Bonds      Barry     SF        .335
Delgado    Carlos    NYN       .334
Shelton    Chris B   DET       .333
Johnson    Nick      WAS       .330
Wright     David A   NYN       .326
Ensberg    Morgan    HOU       .325
Jeter      Derek     NYA       .324
Swisher    Nick T    OAK       .323
Ramirez    Hanley    FLA       .323
Drew       J.D.      LAN       .322
Konerko    Paul      CHA       .322

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