THT Daily: May 26

Major League News for May 25

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


Scoreboard
American League
BAL     2  SEA     0    (Recap and Boxscore)
BOS     4  TB      1    (Recap and Boxscore)
DET    13  KC      8    (Recap and Boxscore)  DET is 13-1 in last 14; KC has lost 13 in a row.
TEX     8  OAK     7    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
PHI     5  NYN     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS     8  HOU     5    (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     27  18 .600  0.0    
NYA     26  19 .578  1.0    
TOR     25  21 .543  2.5    
BAL     22  26 .458  6.5    
TB      21  27 .438  7.5    
American League Central
DET     33  14 .702  0.0    
CHA     31  15 .674  1.5    
CLE     23  23 .500  9.5    
MIN     20  26 .435 12.5    
KC      10  35 .222 22.0    
American League West
TEX     24  23 .511  0.0    
OAK     22  25 .468  2.0    
SEA     22  27 .449  3.0    
LAA     19  28 .404  5.0    

National League East
NYN     28  18 .609  0.0    
PHI     24  22 .522  4.0    
ATL     24  23 .511  4.5    
WAS     19  29 .396 10.0    
FLA     14  31 .311 13.5    
National League Central
STL     31  16 .660  0.0    
CIN     27  20 .574  4.0    
HOU     25  23 .521  6.5    
MIL     24  23 .511  7.0    
CHN     18  28 .391 12.5    
PIT     14  33 .298 17.0    
National League West
ARI     27  19 .587  0.0    
LAN     27  20 .574  0.5    
COL     25  22 .532  2.5    
SF      24  23 .511  3.5    
SD      24  23 .511  3.5    


Game of the Day

I was actually watching the Texas-Oakland game last night and stopped when the A’s took a 7-0 lead. Wouldn’t you know that Texas would come back and win, 8-7. Phil Nevin’s home run in the bottom of the ninth was the game-winning blow, but the star of the game was Ian Kinsler who hit two important home runs and went 3 for 4 in his first day back from the disabled list.

OAKLAND (7) VS TEXAS (8) - FINAL

OAKLAND                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Ellis 2b              5  0  0  0   0  1   3  .240
M Kotsay cf             5  1  1  1   0  0   0  .282
B Crosby ss             4  0  0  0   0  3   0  .223
E Chavez 3b             4  1  1  0   0  2   0  .276
F Thomas dh             4  2  2  1   0  1   0  .206
N Swisher lf            4  3  3  2   0  0   0  .299
A Melhuse c             3  0  0  0   1  2   3  .259
B Kielty rf             3  0  2  2   1  0   0  .259
D Johnson 1b            4  0  1  1   0  1   0  .182

Totals                 36  7 10  7   2 10   6

BATTING: 2B - E Chavez (7, K Millwood); N Swisher (11, K Millwood); B Kielty 2 
(4, R Bauer, K Millwood). HR - M Kotsay (4, 5th inning off K Millwood 0 on, 0 
Out), N Swisher (14, 5th inning off K Millwood 1 on, 2 Out). RBI - F Thomas 
(23), B Kielty 2 (4), D Johnson (6), M Kotsay (20), N Swisher 2 (37). 2-out RBI 
- D Johnson, N Swisher 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Ellis 2. 
Team LOB - 4. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (M Ellis-B Crosby-D Johnson). 
 
TEXAS                  ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
G Matthews Jr cf        3  0  0  0   2  1   1  .302
M Young ss              5  0  1  0   0  2   2  .328
M Teixeira 1b           4  1  2  1   1  1   1  .282
H Blalock 3b            4  1  0  0   1  0   2  .320
P Nevin dh              5  1  1  1   0  1   5  .226
K Mench lf              4  1  2  0   0  0   3  .301
M DeRosa rf             3  1  1  0   1  1   1  .337
R Barajas c             4  1  1  4   0  0   1  .246
I Kinsler 2b            4  2  3  2   0  0   0  .520

Totals                 36  8 11  8   5  6  16

BATTING: 3B - K Mench (1, S Karsay). HR - R Barajas (4, 6th inning off B Halsey 
3 on, 2 Out), I Kinsler 2 (3, 6th inning off S Karsay 0 on, 2 Out, 8th inning 
off K Calero 0 on, 1 Out), M Teixeira (5, 7th inning off S Karsay 0 on, 0 Out), 
P Nevin (8, 9th inning off H Street 0 on, 2 Out). RBI - R Barajas 4 (16), I 
Kinsler 2 (4), M Teixeira (23), P Nevin (28). 2-out RBI - R Barajas 4, I 
Kinsler, P Nevin. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - K Mench 2, M DeRosa 
1. GIDP - R Barajas. Team LOB - 7. 
 
FIELDING: Outfield assists - K Mench (A Melhuse at Home). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    OAKLAND         - 030 130 000   --   7
    TEXAS           - 000 005 111   --   8
Two outs when winning run scored.
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OAKLAND                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Halsey                      5 2/3   6   4   4   4   2   1   3.60
S Karsay (H, 2)               1       3   2   2   1   1   2   6.35
K Calero (B, 1)               1 1/3   1   1   1   0   2   1   5.89
H Street (L, 1-2)               2/3   1   1   1   0   1   1   5.28

TEXAS                        ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
K Millwood                    5       9   7   7   1   5   2   4.88
R Mahay                       2       0   0   0   0   3   0   1.35
R Bauer                       1       1   0   0   1   1   0   3.24
A Otsuka (W, 1-1)             1       0   0   0   0   1   0   2.53

Pitches-strikes: B Halsey 105-65; S Karsay 27-16; K Calero 29-18; H Street 
8-6; K Millwood 91-57; R Mahay 22-17; R Bauer 16-8; A Otsuka 11-7. Ground 
balls-fly balls: B Halsey 8-7; S Karsay 2-0; K Calero 0-2; H Street 1-0; K 
Millwood 6-4; R Mahay 0-3; R Bauer 1-0; A Otsuka 1-1. Batters faced: B Halsey 
26; S Karsay 7; K Calero 5; H Street 3; K Millwood 25; R Mahay 6; R Bauer 4; A 
Otsuka 3. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Jim Reynolds. 1B--Tim  Welke. 2B--Kerwin Danley. 3B--Gary 
Cederstrom. 

T--2:54. Att--22,006. 
Weather: 89 degrees, partly cloudy. Wind: 11 mph, out 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 flew uninterrupted back to field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions.

                                            Distance
Batter               Pitcher              True    Stnd.
Thames         DET   Dessens    KC         450     442
Rodriguez      DET   Sisco      KC         427     423
Berroa         KC    Maroth     DET        408     419
Kotsay         OAK   Millwood   TEX        427     412
German         KC    Colon      DET        419     409
Graffanino     KC    Maroth     DET        396     402
Nevin          TEX   Street     OAK        427     400
Monroe         DET   Dessens    KC         413     399
Kinsler        TEX   Calero     OAK        417     391
Mientkiewicz   KC    Maroth     DET        396     384
Howard         PHI   Gonzalez   NYM        387     384
Swisher        OAK   Millwood   TEX        394     382
Vidro          WAS   Pettitte   HOU        384     379
Reyes          NYM   Myers      PHI        389     376
Kinsler        TEX   Karsay     OAK        408     374
Abreu          PHI   Gonzalez   NYM        372     369
Thames         DET   Bautista   KC         366     364
Barajas        TEX   Halsey     OAK        380     355
Teixeira       TEX   Karsay     OAK        363     354


THT’s Stats

Here are the twenty pitchers who have thrown the most pitches so far this season. For more about pitch counts, read David Gassko’s article today about Dusty Baker’s pitcher usage.

Team    Last        First     Pitches
MIL     Davis       Doug        1135
HOU     Oswalt      Roy         1130
HOU     Pettitte    Andy        1125
CHN     Zambrano    Carlos      1100
BOS     Schilling   Curt        1094
BAL     Lopez       Rodrigo     1083
TB      Kazmir      Scott E     1082
NYA     Johnson     Randy       1082
PHI     Myers       Brett       1082
CIN     Harang      Aaron       1076
CIN     Arroyo      Bronson     1071
WAS     Hernandez   Livan       1060
FLA     Willis      Dontrell    1050
COL     Jennings    Jason       1047
SD      Peavy       Jake        1046
ATL     Smoltz      John        1045
BOS     Wakefield   Tim         1042
SEA     Meche       Gil         1040
MIN     Santana     Johan       1038
OAK     Zito        Barry       1037

Access all of THT’s stats here…

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