THT Daily: May 27

Major League News for May 26

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


Scoreboard
American League
BOS     8  TB      4    (Recap and Boxscore)
DET     8  CLE     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
KC      7  NYA     6    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAA     5  BAL     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIN     3  SEA     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
TEX     5  OAK     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
TOR     8  CHA     2    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
ARI     3  CIN     0    (Recap and Boxscore)
ATL     6  CHN     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
FLA     5  NYN     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIL     6  PHI     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
PIT    12  HOU     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
SD      7  STL     1    (Recap and Boxscore)
SF      9  COL     0    (Recap and Boxscore)
WAS    10  LAN     4    (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     28  18 .609  0.0    
NYA     26  20 .565  2.0    
TOR     26  21 .553  2.5    
BAL     22  27 .449  7.5    
TB      21  28 .429  8.5    
American League Central
DET     34  14 .708  0.0    
CHA     31  16 .660  2.5    
CLE     23  24 .489 10.5    
MIN     21  26 .447 12.5    
KC      11  35 .239 22.0    
American League West
TEX     25  23 .521  0.0    
OAK     22  26 .458  3.0    
SEA     22  28 .440  4.0    
LAA     20  28 .417  5.0    

National League East
NYN     28  19 .596  0.0    
ATL     25  23 .521  3.5    
PHI     24  23 .511  4.0    
WAS     20  29 .408  9.0    
FLA     15  31 .326 12.5    
National League Central
STL     31  17 .646  0.0    
CIN     27  21 .563  4.0    
MIL     25  23 .521  6.0    
HOU     25  24 .510  6.5    
CHN     18  29 .383 12.5    
PIT     15  33 .313 16.0    
National League West
ARI     28  19 .596  0.0    
LAN     27  21 .563  1.5    
SF      25  23 .521  3.5    
COL     25  23 .521  3.5    
SD      25  23 .521  3.5    


Game of the Day

The highly anticipated matchup of two hotshot pitching prospects, Felix Hernandez and Francisco Liriano, lived up to the hype. Liriano, in just his second start this year, shut out the Mariners for five innings. Hernandez was also on, but gave up three runs in seven, including Joe Mauer’s home run.

SEATTLE (1) VS MINNESOTA (3) - FINAL

SEATTLE                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
I Suzuki rf             4  0  1  0   0  0   3  .313
J Lopez 2b              4  0  0  0   0  2   1  .286
R Ibanez lf             4  0  0  0   0  0   0  .265
R Sexson 1b             4  0  1  0   0  2   1  .209
C Everett dh            4  1  1  0   0  2   1  .260
A Beltre 3b             4  0  2  0   0  1   0  .213
K Johjima c             3  0  1  0   0  0   2  .276
W Bloomquist cf         2  0  0  0   1  1   2  .270
Y Betancourt ss         3  0  1  1   0  2   3  .272

Totals                 32  1  7  1   1 10  13

BATTING: 2B - R Sexson (11, F Liriano). RBI - Y Betancourt (22). 2-out RBI - Y 
Betancourt. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - C Everett 1, R Sexson 1. 
Team LOB - 5. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - I Suzuki (16, 2nd base off F Liriano/J Mauer). 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (Y Betancourt-J Lopez-R Sexson). 
 

MINNESOTA              ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Kubel lf              3  0  0  0   0  1   0  .143
 L Ford lf              1  0  1  0   0  0   0  .231
L Castillo 2b           4  0  0  0   0  1   2  .306
J Mauer c               3  1  1  1   1  1   2  .336
T Hunter cf             4  0  1  0   0  1   2  .275
M Cuddyer rf            3  0  0  0   0  2   2  .293
J Morneau 1b            3  1  1  0   0  1   0  .239
R White dh              3  1  1  0   0  1   0  .197
T Batista 3b            3  0  1  1   0  1   0  .243
J Castro ss             3  0  1  0   0  0   1  .233

Totals                 30  3  7  2   1  9   9

BATTING: 2B - R White (6, F Hernandez). HR - J Mauer (4, 3rd inning off F 
Hernandez 0 on, 1 Out). RBI - T Batista (19), J Mauer (23). Runners left in 
scoring position, 2 out - M Cuddyer 1, T Hunter 1. GIDP - J Castro. Team LOB - 4. 
 
FIELDING: Outfield assists - T Hunter (K Johjima at 2nd base). DP: 1 (T 
Hunter-L Castillo). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    SEATTLE         - 000 000 100   --   1
    MINNESOTA       - 021 000 00x   --   3
----------------------------------------------------

SEATTLE                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
F Hernandez (L, 3-6)          7       5   3   3   1   8   1   5.59
G Sherrill                      2/3   2   0   0   0   1   0   2.57
R Soriano                       1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   2.73

MINNESOTA                    ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
F Liriano (W, 3-0)            5       4   0   0   1   6   0   2.51
M Guerrier (H, 2)             2       3   1   1   0   3   0   3.33
J Rincon (H, 7)               1       0   0   0   0   0   0   2.35
J Nathan (S, 6)               1       0   0   0   0   1   0   2.25

WP - F Liriano. Pitches-strikes: F Hernandez 104-73; G Sherrill 11-8; R 
Soriano 5-3; F Liriano 83-53; M Guerrier 24-18; J Rincon 12-8; J Nathan 11-8. 
Ground balls-fly balls: F Hernandez 8-5; G Sherrill 1-0; R Soriano 1-0; F 
Liriano 4-4; M Guerrier 0-2; J Rincon 2-1; J Nathan 0-2. Batters faced: F 
Hernandez 26; G Sherrill 4; R Soriano 1; F Liriano 19; M Guerrier 8; J Rincon 
3; J Nathan 3. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Tim Tschida. 1B--Ted Barrett. 2B--Laz Diaz. 3B--Rick Reed. 

T--2:12. Att--28,082. 
Weather: INDOORS

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.

Vladimir Guerrero “shattered” this year’s shortest home run record, with a 258-foot inside-the-park job. Previously, the shortest home run had been Jason Lane’s 328-foot homer on April 17, which actually cleared the fence.

Hitter                   Pitcher                  True Dist. Std. Dist  HR#
Piazza, Mike       SD    Suppan, Jeff       STL        427      450      7
Sanders, Reggie    NYY   Mussina, Mike      KC         421      442      7
Chavez, Eric       OAK   Koronka, John      TEX        405      442     12
Perez, Eduardo     CLE   Robertson, Nate    DET        438      440      7
Glaus, Troy        TOR   Garcia, Freddy     CWS        442      440     14
Matthews, Gary     TEX   Keisler, Randy     OAK        420      431      4
Bay, Jason         PIT   Buchholz, Taylor   HOU        434      428     14
Wells, Vernon      TOR   Garcia, Freddy     CWS        425      424     11
Burrell, Pat       PHI   Capuano, Chris     MIL        419      423     13
Olivo, Miguel      FLA   Martinez, Pedro    NYM        410      416      5
Bynum, Freddie     CHC   Hudson, Tim        ATL        391      411      2
McPherson, Dallas  LAA   Chen, Bruce        BAL        398      410      3
Berroa, Angel      NYY   Farnsworth, Kyle   KC         410      407      4
Hall, Bill         MIL   Lidle, Corey       PHI        406      407     11
Ensberg, Morgan    HOU   Snell, Ian         PIT        403      403     17
Lamb, Mike         HOU   Snell, Ian         PIT        404      402      3
Castillo, Jose     PIT   Buchholz, Taylor   HOU        402      401      3
Mauer, Joe         MIN   Hernandez, Felix   SEA        396      390      4
Crawford, Carl     TB    Foulke, Keith      BOS        391      389      3
Rios, Alex         TOR   Garcia, Freddy     CWS        387      386     10
Crawford, Carl     TB    Wells, David       BOS        386      385      3
Gonzalez, Adrian   SD    Suppan, Jeff       STL        369      384      5
Konerko, Paul      CWS   Lilly, Ted         TOR        382      382     13
Cruz, Jose         LAD   Ramirez, Santiago  WAS        368      382      3
Green, Shawn       ARI   Coffey, Todd       CIN        434      375      4
Konerko, Paul      CWS   Lilly, Ted         TOR        372      370     13
Wilson, Craig      PIT   Buchholz, Taylor   HOU        369      364      9
Soriano, Alfonso   WAS   Hamulack, Tim      LAD        375      363     17
Roberts, Dave      SD    Suppan, Jeff       STL        373      360      2
Lowell, Mike       BOS   Kazmir, Scott      TB         353      354      7
Johnson, Reed      TOR   Politte, Cliff     CWS        350      349      1
Guerrero, Vladimir LAA   Williams, Todd     BAL        258      262     13


THT’s Stats

18 players have received four or more intentional walks so far this year. They are listed in the following table, along with the number of intentional walks for every 100 plate appearances. The question is, when will major league managers start pitching around Albert Pujols more than Barry Bonds?

Last          First     Team       PA     IBB   IBB/PA
Bonds         Barry     SF         158     21     13.3
Pujols        Albert    STL        202      8      4.0
Cabrera       Miguel    FLA        203      8      3.9
Thome         Jim       CHA        204      7      3.4
Guerrero      Vladimir  LAA        198      6      3.0
Delgado       Carlos    NYN        211      6      2.8
Teixeira      Mark      TEX        221      6      2.7
Ibanez        Raul      SEA        221      6      2.7
Ensberg       Morgan    HOU        211      5      2.4
Hawpe         Brad B    COL        190      5      2.6
Helton        Todd      COL        150      5      3.3
Dunn          Adam      CIN        207      4      1.9
Ortiz         David     BOS        206      4      1.9
Gonzalez      Luis      ARI        199      4      2.0
Green         Shawn     ARI        179      4      2.2
Kent          Jeff      LAN        189      4      2.1
Giles         Brian     SD         216      4      1.9
Castillo      Jose      PIT        172      4      2.3

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