THT Daily: May 29

Major League News for May 28

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


Scoreboard
American League
BAL     7  LAA     6    (Recap and Boxscore)
BOS     5  TB      4    (Recap and Boxscore) Dramatic 9th inning
CHA     7  TOR     5    (Recap and Boxscore)
CLE     9  DET     0    (Recap and Boxscore)
MIN     4  SEA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) 10 innings; Twins sweep
NYA     6  KC      5    (Recap and Boxscore)
TEX     4  OAK     3    (Recap and Boxscore)

National League
ATL    13  CHN    12    (Recap and Boxscore)
CIN     5  ARI     4    (Recap and Boxscore) Reds score 4 in last 2 innings
COL     6  SF      3    (Recap and Boxscore)
HOU     5  PIT     4    (Recap and Boxscore) 10 innings
NYN     7  FLA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) El Duque's Met debut
PHI     6  MIL     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
SD     10  STL     8    (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     30  18 .625  0.0    
NYA     28  20 .583  2.0    
TOR     27  22 .551  3.5    
BAL     23  28 .451  8.5    
TB      21  30 .412 10.5    
American League Central
DET     35  15 .700  0.0    
CHA     32  17 .653  2.5    
CLE     24  25 .490 10.5    
MIN     23  26 .469 11.5    
KC      11  37 .229 23.0    
American League West
TEX     26  24 .520  0.0    
OAK     23  27 .460  3.0    
LAA     21  29 .420  5.0    
SEA     22  30 .423  5.0    

National League East
NYN     30  19 .612  0.0    
ATL     27  23 .540  3.5    
PHI     25  24 .510  5.0    
WAS     21  30 .412 10.0    
FLA     15  33 .313 14.5    
National League Central
STL     32  18 .640  0.0    
CIN     28  22 .560  4.0    
MIL     26  24 .520  6.0    
HOU     26  25 .510  6.5    
CHN     18  31 .367 13.5    
PIT     16  34 .320 16.0    
National League West
ARI     29  20 .592  0.0    
LAN     28  22 .560  1.5    
SF      26  24 .520  3.5    
COL     26  24 .520  3.5    
SD      26  24 .520  3.5    


Game of the Day

The Cubs scored four in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game, but lost in 11 innings, 13-12, when a popup bounced off Aramis Ramirez’s head. The wind was blowing out at Wrigley and the Braves set a team record with eight home runs, including two each by Chicago native Adam LaRoche and Edgar Renteria. The Cubs hit none.

ATLANTA (13) VS CHICAGO CUBS (12) - FINAL IN 11 INNINGS 

ATLANTA                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Giles 2b              6  1  2  4   1  0   2  .242
E Renteria ss           6  2  4  3   1  2   2  .325
C Jones 3b              3  0  0  0   2  2   1  .300
 b-B Jordan ph          1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .224
 L Cormier p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 C Reitsma p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 O Villarreal p         0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 K Ray p                0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
A Jones cf              6  1  2  1   0  3   5  .273
A LaRoche 1b            6  2  2  2   0  3   1  .245
J Francoeur rf          6  1  2  0   0  1   1  .251
R Langerhans lf         6  2  2  2   0  3   1  .246
T Pratt c               1  1  1  0   0  0   0  .196
 B Pena c               5  2  2  1   0  0   1  .444
J Smoltz p              2  1  1  0   0  1   2  .143
 a-P Orr ph             1  0  0  0   0  1   0  .208
 C Paronto p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 M McBride p            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 c-W Betemit ph-3b      2  0  0  0   0  1   1  .274

Totals                 51 13 18 13   4 18  18

a-struck out swinging for J Smoltz in the 7th;  b-struck out swinging for C 
Jones in the 9th;  c-struck out swinging for M Mcbride in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - J Smoltz (2, J Ryu); J Francoeur 2 (7, G Rusch, W Ohman). HR - E 
Renteria 2 (5, 1st inning off J Ryu 0 on, 1 Out, 6th inning off G Rusch 0 on, 0 
Out), A Laroche 2 (8, 2nd inning off J Ryu 0 on, 0 Out, 6th inning off R Novoa 
0 on, 1 Out), R Langerhans (4, 2nd inning off J Ryu 0 on, 1 Out), M Giles (2, 
2nd inning off J Ryu 2 on, 1 Out), A Jones (12, 6th inning off G Rusch 0 on, 1 
Out), B Pena (1, 7th inning off R Novoa 0 on, 0 Out). S - J Smoltz. RBI - E 
Renteria 3 (21), A LaRoche 2 (29), R Langerhans 2 (16), M Giles 4 (14), A Jones 
(47), B Pena (1). 2-out RBI - E Renteria, M Giles. Runners left in scoring 
position, 2 out - M Giles 1, A Jones 2, B Pena 1. GIDP - J Francoeur. Team LOB 
- 10. 
 
FIELDING: E - A LaRoche (3, ground ball); E Renteria (7, throw); J Smoltz (1, 
catch). Outfield assists - J Francoeur (M Barrett at Home). DP: 2 (M Giles-E 
Renteria-A LaRoche, A LaRoche-E Renteria-A LaRoche). 
 
CHICAGO CUBS           ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Pierre cf             6  2  2  1   0  0   1  .234
T Womack 2b             6  1  4  1   0  0   0  .360
M Barrett c             4  1  1  2   0  0   4  .293
T Walker 1b             4  2  1  0   2  0   2  .298
A Ramirez 3b            6  0  1  0   0  0   4  .238
J Jones rf              5  2  2  2   1  0   0  .281
 S Eyre p               0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
M Murton lf             2  0  1  0   1  0   0  .280
 R Novoa p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 a-J Mabry ph           1  0  0  0   0  0   1  .177
 W Ohman p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0 1.000
 b-R Cedeno ph          1  1  1  1   0  0   0  .283
 B Howry p              0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .000
 J Hairston Jr rf       1  0  0  0   0  0   0  .213
N Perez ss              6  2  2  4   0  0   2  .204
J Ryu p                 1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .000
 G Rusch p              1  0  0  0   0  0   1  .250
 F Bynum lf             4  1  1  1   0  1   0  .227

Totals                 48 12 16 12   4  2  17

a-flied out to center for R Novoa in the 7th;  b-doubled to left for W Ohman in 
the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - J Pierre (8, J Smoltz); R Cedeno (7, C Reitsma). 3B - N Perez (1, 
C Reitsma). SF - M Barrett. RBI - J Jones 2 (22), N Perez 4 (11), M Barrett 2 
(24), J Pierre (3), T Womack (4), R Cedeno (14), F Bynum (6). 2-out RBI - J 
Jones 2, N Perez 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Barrett 1, J 
Ryu 1. GIDP - T Walker 2. Team LOB - 9. 
 
FIELDING: E - T Walker (2, throw); A Ramirez (2, pop up). DP: 1 (T Womack-N 
Perez-T Walker). 
 
----------------------------------------------------
    ATLANTA         - 150 113 100 01  --  13
    CHICAGO CUBS    - 400 103 004 00  --  12
----------------------------------------------------

ATLANTA                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Smoltz                      6      10   8   6   3   1   0   3.58
C Paronto                     1       0   0   0   1   0   0   0.96
M McBride                     1       1   0   0   0   0   0   4.15
L Cormier                       1/3   2   2   2   0   0   0   6.88
C Reitsma (B, 4)                2/3   3   2   2   0   0   0   6.55
O Villarreal (W, 7-0)         1       0   0   0   0   0   0   4.03
K Ray (S, 2)                  1       0   0   0   0   1   0   1.44

CHICAGO CUBS                 ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
J Ryu                         1 1/3   7   6   6   0   0   4  27.00
G Rusch                       4       6   4   3   1   9   2   7.05
R Novoa                       1 2/3   2   2   2   2   4   2   5.40
W Ohman                       2       1   0   0   1   4   0   5.57
B Howry                       1       1   0   0   0   0   0   2.19
S Eyre (L, 0-1)               1       1   1   0   0   1   0   1.40

WP - R Novoa. HBP - M Barrett (by J Smoltz). Pitches-strikes: J Smoltz 91-62; 
C Paronto 13-5; M McBride 12-8; L Cormier 14-10; C Reitsma 15-11; O Villarreal 
6-5; K Ray 17-11; J Ryu 28-20; G Rusch 83-52; R Novoa 42-24; W Ohman 28-19; B 
Howry 17-12; S Eyre 19-11. Ground balls-fly balls: J Smoltz 10-6; C Paronto 
0-3; M McBride 1-2; L Cormier 0-1; C Reitsma 2-1; O Villarreal 1-2; K Ray 1-1; 
J Ryu 1-3; G Rusch 2-1; R Novoa 0-1; W Ohman 2-0; B Howry 2-1; S Eyre 2-0. 
Batters faced: J Smoltz 31; C Paronto 4; M McBride 4; L Cormier 3; C Reitsma 6; 
O Villarreal 3; K Ray 3; J Ryu 11; G Rusch 20; R Novoa 9; W Ohman 8; B Howry 3; 
S Eyre 5. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Jerry Crawford. 1B--Chuck Meriwether. 2B--Brian Onora. 3B--Phil 
Cuzzi. 

T--3:47. Att--41,698. 
Weather: 87 degrees, sunny. Wind: 13 mph, out to center.

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. Note the difference between the two on all home runs hit in Wrigley. Jason Bay homered for the sixth game in a row.

The third-longest shot of the day was Barry Bonds’s 715th career home run. The hoopla surrounding Bonds’s move into second place on the home run list reminds me of what Ted Williams said when asked why he was retiring when he still had a chance of passing Jimmie Foxx for second in career home runs at the time. Essentially, he said… Who cares about second place?

Hitter                      Pitcher                   True Dist Std. Dist  HR #
Botts, Jason        TEX     Saarloos, Kirk      OAK       452     445       1
Bellhorn, Mark      SD      Mulder, Mark        STL       444     437       4
Bonds, Barry        SF      Kim, Byung-Hyun     COL       450     436       7
Bard, Josh          SD      Mulder, Mark        STL       425     436       3
Pujols, Albert      STL     Peavy, Jake         SD        432     432      24
Saenz, Olmedo       LAD     Ortiz, Ramon        WAS       421     431       5
Zimmerman, Ryan     WAS     Seo, Jae            LAD       421     431       8
Soriano, Alfonso    WAS     Pererz, Odalis      LAD       409     424      18
Johnson, Nick       WAS     Broxton, Jonathan   LAD       417     423      12
Bay, Jason          PIT     Nieve, Fernando     HOU       414     422      16
Encarnacion, Juan   STL     Peavy, Jake         SD        412     420       6
Johnson, Nick       WAS     Hamulack, Tim       LAD       415     418      11
Ford, Lew           MIN     Guardado, Eddie     SEA       417     411       2
Rolen, Scott        STL     Hoffman, Trevor     SD        395     410       5
Overbay, Lyle       TOR     Garland, Jon        CWS       417     408       7
Morneau, Justin     MIN     Pineiro, Joel       SEA       412     406      10
Michaels, Jason     CLE     Seay, Bobby         DET       400     402       2
Bard, Josh          SD      Mulder, Mark        STL       391     398       4
Beltran, Carlos     NYM     Nolasco, Ricky      FLA       399     392      14
Langerhans, Ryan    ATL     Ryu, Jae Kuk        CHC       431     389       4
Freel, Ryan         CIN     Gonzalez, Enrique   ARI       400     388       1
Bautista, Jose      PIT     Nieve, Fernando     HOU       395     388       3
Hermida, Jeremy     FLA     Hernandez, Orlando  NYM       394     387       1
LaRoche, Adam       ATL     Ryu, Jae Kuk        CHC       437     382       7
Glaus, Troy         TOR     Garland, Jon        CWS       396     378      15
Lopez, Jose         SEA     Santana, Johan      MIN       381     377       8
Dye, Jermaine       CWS     Tallet, Brian       TOR       382     376      13
Renteria, Edgar     ATL     Ryu, Jae Kuk        CHC       415     367       4
LaRoche, Adam       ATL     Novoa, Roberto      CHC       416     366       8
Jones, Andruw       ATL     Rusch, Glendon      CHC       412     365      12
Giles, Marcus       ATL     Ryu, Jae Kuk        CHC       397     365       2
Mackowiak, Rob      CWS     Rosario, Francisco  TOR       369     363       2
Damon, Johnny       NYY     Hernandez, Runelvys KC        368     361       6
Hafner, Travis      CLE     Rogers, Kenny       DET       352     360      14
Renteria, Edgar     ATL     Rusch, Glendon      CHC       403     358       5
Koskie, Corey       MIL     Madson, Ryan        PHI       367     357       6
Pena, Brayan        ATL     Novoa, Roberto      CHC       406     355       1
Hatteberg, Scott    CIN     Lyon, Brandon       ARI       364     351       3
Howard, Ryan        PHI     Eveland, Dana       MIL       356     346      17
Valentin, Javier    CIN     Valverde, Jose      ARI       349     335       1
Overbay, Lyle       TOR     Garland, Jon        CWS        NA      NA       6


THT’s Stats

Following is a list of all batters with at least 13 home runs this year.

Last        First       Team     HR
Pujols      Albert      STL      24
Thome       Jim         CHA      18
Soriano     Alfonso     WAS      18
Ensberg     Morgan      HOU      17
Howard      Ryan J      PHI      17
Lee         Carlos      MIL      17
Bay         Jason       PIT      16
Dunn        Adam        CIN      16
Glaus       Troy        TOR      15
Delgado     Carlos      NYN      15
Hafner      Travis      CLE      14
Beltran     Carlos      NYN      14
Swisher     Nick T      OAK      14
Berkman     Lance       HOU      14
Konerko     Paul        CHA      14
Gomes       Jonny       TB       14
Ortiz       David       BOS      14
Dye         Jermaine    CHA      13
Burrell     Pat         PHI      13
Guerrero    Vladimir    LAA      13
Tejada      Miguel      BAL      13
Rodriguez   Alex        NYA      13

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