THT Daily: May 24

Major League News for May 22

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


Scoreboard
American League
BAL    14  SEA     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
CHA     9  OAK     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
DET     8  KC      5    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAA     7  TEX     6    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIN     6  CLE     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
NYA     7  BOS     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
TOR     4  TB      1    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
ARI     7  PIT     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
CIN     7  MIL     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
FLA     5  CHN     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAN     8  COL     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
NYN     9  PHI     8    (Recap and Boxscore)
SD      2  ATL     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
STL     8  SF      5    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS     4  HOU     1    (Recap and Boxscore)


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
BOS     26  17 .605  0.0    
NYA     25  19 .568  1.5    
TOR     25  20 .556  2.0    
BAL     21  25 .457  6.5    
TB      20  26 .435  7.5    
American League Central
DET     31  14 .689  0.0    
CHA     30  15 .667  1.0    
CLE     22  23 .489  9.0    
MIN     20  25 .444 11.0    
KC      10  33 .233 20.0    
American League West
TEX     23  22 .511  0.0    
OAK     22  23 .489  1.0    
SEA     21  26 .447  3.0    
LAA     18  28 .391  5.5    

National League East
NYN     27  17 .614  0.0    
PHI     23  21 .523  4.0    
ATL     23  23 .500  5.0    
WAS     17  29 .370 11.0    
FLA     13  31 .295 14.0    
National League Central
STL     30  16 .652  0.0    
CIN     27  19 .587  3.0    
HOU     25  21 .543  5.0    
MIL     23  23 .500  7.0    
CHN     18  27 .400 11.5    
PIT     14  32 .304 16.0    
National League West
ARI     26  19 .578  0.0    
LAN     26  20 .565  0.5    
COL     25  21 .543  1.5    
SF      24  22 .522  2.5    
SD      24  22 .522  2.5    


Game of the Day

In the longest game of the season so far, the Mets extended their NL East lead over the Phillies on Carlos Beltran’s home run in the 16th inning at Shea Stadium.

PHILADELPHIA (8) VS NY METS (9) - FINAL IN 16 INNINGS 

PHILADELPHIA           ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Rollins ss            7  0  1  0   1  1   1  .242
C Utley 2b              6  1  3  0   1  2   1  .315
B Abreu rf              7  1  1  0   1  1   3  .283
P Burrell lf            3  1  2  1   2  1   0  .281
 C Roberson pr-lf       3  0  0  0   0  1   0  .083
R Howard 1b             4  2  0  1   2  4   5  .291
S Victorino cf          6  2  2  1   1  0   2  .360
D Bell 3b               5  1  2  5   0  0   6  .275
 R Madson p             2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .333
S Fasano c              7  0  1  0   0  2   1  .238
 C Ruiz pr-c            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .138
G Floyd p               3  0  0  0   0  0   0  .048
 A Fultz p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 G Geary p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .333
 a-D Dellucci ph        1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .243
 A Rhodes p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 R Franklin p           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 A Nunez 3b             3  0  0  0   0  1   1  .173

Totals                 57  8 12  8   8 15  21

a-struck out swinging for G Geary in the 7th.


BATTING: 2B - C Utley (12, S Trachsel); D Bell (10, A Heilman). HR - D Bell (4, 
5th inning off S Trachsel 2 on, 2 Out). SF - R Howard. RBI - P Burrell (32), R 
Howard (35), S Victorino (10), D Bell 5 (18). 2-out RBI - S Victorino, D Bell 
3. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - D Bell 3, D Dellucci 1. Team LOB - 
11. 
 
BASERUNNING: CS - C Utley (3, 2nd base by D Oliver/P Lo Duca). 
 
FIELDING: E - G Floyd (1, catch). 

NY METS                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Reyes ss              7  1  1  2   1  2   2  .246
P Lo Duca c             7  0  2  0   1  2   3  .296
C Beltran cf            7  1  3  2   1  3   3  .262
C Delgado 1b            6  0  0  0   1  1   3  .273
D Wright 3b             7  1  2  1   0  2   4  .312
C Floyd lf              5  2  2  1   2  0   0  .210
K Matsui 2b             7  1  1  1   0  1   4  .231
E Chavez rf             7  2  2  0   0  1   1  .288
S Trachsel p            1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .188
 a-J Valentin ph        0  0  0  0   1  0   0  .255
 P Feliciano p          0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 b-J Franco ph          1  0  1  1   0  0   0  .292
 A Heilman p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 J Julio p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 c-C Woodward ph        1  1  1  1   0  0   0  .278
 D Sanchez p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 d-X Nady ph            1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .277
 B Wagner p             0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 C Bradford p           0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 e-R Castro ph          1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .260
 D Oliver p             1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .333

Totals                 59  9 15  9   7 13  20

a-walked for S Trachsel in the 5th;  b-hit a ground rule double to deep right 
center for P Feliciano in the 6th;  c-doubled to left for J Julio in the 8th;  
d-flied out to right for D Sanchez in the 10th;  e-struck out swinging for C 
Bradford in the 12th.


BATTING: 2B - C Floyd (6, G Floyd); K Matsui (6, G Floyd); J Franco (2, A 
Fultz); C Woodward (3, R Franklin). HR - D Wright (7, 2nd inning off G Floyd 0 
on, 0 Out), C Floyd (5, 4th inning off G Floyd 0 on, 2 Out), J Reyes (4, 8th 
inning off R Franklin 1 on, 2 Out), C Beltran (12, 16th inning off R Madson 0 
on, 0 Out). RBI - D Wright (29), C Floyd (16), C Beltran 2 (31), K Matsui (7), 
J Franco (6), C Woodward (7), J Reyes 2 (22). 2-out RBI - C Floyd, C Beltran, C 
Woodward, J Reyes 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - P Lo Duca 2, D 
Wright 2, K Matsui 2. Team LOB - 12. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - E Chavez (3, 3rd base off G Floyd/S Fasano), C Beltran (7, 
2nd base off G Floyd/S Fasano), J Reyes (18, 2nd base off R Madson/S Fasano), D 
Wright (8, 2nd base off R Madson/S Fasano). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (J Reyes-K Matsui). 

----------------------------------------------------
    PHILADELPHIA    - 200 040 200 000 000 0  --   8
    NY METS         - 010 112 030 000 000 1  --   9
No outs when winning run scored.
----------------------------------------------------

PHILADELPHIA                 ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
G Floyd                       5       7   5   5   3   5   2   6.07
A Fultz (H, 2)                  2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   4.26
G Geary (H, 3)                  1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   3.70
A Rhodes (H, 10)              1       0   0   0   0   1   0   4.60
R Franklin (B, 1)             1       3   3   3   0   1   1   4.43
R Madson (L, 4-3)             7       4   1   1   4   6   1   5.98

NY METS                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
S Trachsel                    5       7   6   6   4   2   1   4.99
P Feliciano                   1       0   0   0   1   1   0   0.66
A Heilman                     1       1   2   2   2   3   0   2.05
J Julio                       1       0   0   0   0   1   0   5.06
D Sanchez                     2       2   0   0   0   3   0   1.84
B Wagner                      1       0   0   0   0   2   0   3.22
C Bradford                    1       0   0   0   0   0   0   4.50
D Oliver (W, 2-0)             4       2   0   0   1   3   0   3.04

G Floyd pitched to 2 batters in the 6th.
R Madson pitched to 1 batter in the 16th.

WP - S Trachsel. IBB - C Floyd 2 (by R Madson). HBP - C Utley (by D Oliver). 
Pitches-strikes: G Floyd 101-64; A Fultz 6-5; G Geary 3-2; A Rhodes 7-6; R 
Franklin 21-16; R Madson 105-67; S Trachsel 102-66; P Feliciano 17-9; A Heilman 
27-15; J Julio 21-12; D Sanchez 30-21; B Wagner 17-11; C Bradford 8-7; D Oliver 
56-39. Ground balls-fly balls: G Floyd 6-4; A Fultz 1-1; G Geary 0-1; A Rhodes 
1-1; R Franklin 0-2; R Madson 7-7; S Trachsel 6-7; P Feliciano 0-2; A Heilman 
0-0; J Julio 1-1; D Sanchez 2-1; B Wagner 0-1; C Bradford 2-1; D Oliver 4-3. 
Batters faced: G Floyd 25; A Fultz 3; G Geary 1; A Rhodes 3; R Franklin 6; R 
Madson 28; S Trachsel 26; P Feliciano 4; A Heilman 6; J Julio 3; D Sanchez 8; B 
Wagner 3; C Bradford 3; D Oliver 14. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Jeff Kellogg. 1B--Jerry Meals. 2B--Andy Fletcher. 3B--Mike Reilly. 

T--5:22. Att--28,958. 
Weather: 63 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 24 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 flew uninterrupted back to field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

                                             Distance
Batter              Pitcher                True  Standard
Ward          WAS   Springer     HOU        438     411
Patterson     BAL   Pineiro      SEA        434     422
Perez         CLE   Santana      MIN        431     424
Brown         KC    Rogers       DET        428     415
Guillen       DET   Hernandez    KC         427     412
Bay           PIT   Lyon         ARI        427     416
Ramirez       BOS   Proctor      NYY        424     400
Cabrera       FLA   Wood         CHC        422     431
Grudzielanek  KC    Rogers       DET        420     397
Soriano       WAS   Springer     HOU        420     420
Sanders       KC    Rogers       DET        417     410
Sosa          ATL   Thompson     SD         417     408
Barrett       CHC   Olsen        FLA        412     418
Hillenbrand   TOR   Hendrickson  TB         409     408
Dye           CWS   Saarloos     OAK        408     409
Griffey Jr.   CIN   Eveland      MIL        406     396
Ensberg       HOU   Ortiz        WAS        405     425
Rodriguez     NYY   Wakefield    BOS        403     420
Cuddyer       MIN   Lee          CLE        403     397
Grudzielanek  KC    Rogers       DET        402     381
Konerko       CWS   Saarloos     OAK        398     398
Thome         CWS   Saarloos     OAK        397     400
Jackson       ARI   Santos       PIT        397     387
Wright        NYM   Floyd        PHI        396     391
Estrada       ARI   Santos       PIT        393     383
Damon         NYY   Wakefield    BOS        391     363
Beltran       NYM   Madson       PHI        390     376
Bell          PHI   Trachsel     NYM        387     406
Jackson       WAS   Nieve        HOU        384     405
Young         TEX   Donnelly     LAA        383     378
Bay           PIT   Vargas       ARI        382     372
Murton        CHC   Olsen        FLA        380     387
Atkins        COL   Hamulack     LAD        379     373
Pujols        STL   Morris       SF         379     367
Guerrero      LAA   Padilla      TEX        375     385
Floyd         NYM   Floyd        PHI        369     389
Hernandez     BAL   Pineiro      SEA        368     363
Chavez        OAK   Vazquez      CWS        362     384
Reyes         NYM   Franklin     PHI        359     345
Morales       LAA   Padilla      TEX        357     367
Winn          SF    Marquis      STL        332     354


THT’s Stats

I know Batting Average is an old, mundane stat. But have you noticed all the weirdos leading the majors in batting? Players like Alexis Rios, Casey Blake, Jose Vidro, A.J. Pierzynski, for crying out load? Take a look at the top twenty for yourself:

Player        Team   League    BA
Rios          TOR      AL     .353
Jeter         NYA      AL     .352
Blake         CLE      AL     .351
Vidro         WAS      NL     .350
Pierzynski    CHA      AL     .343
Tejada        BAL      AL     .343
Young         TEX      AL     .340
Ramirez       FLA      NL     .340
Hawpe         COL      NL     .338
Mauer         MIN      AL     .336
Blalock       TEX      AL     .335
Wells         TOR      AL     .331
Lowell        BOS      AL     .331
Hillenbrand   TOR      AL     .331
Fielder       MIL      NL     .328
Ordonez       DET      AL     .327
Cabrera       FLA      NL     .327
Counsell      ARI      NL     .326
Holliday      COL      NL     .326
Guillen       DET      AL     .325

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