THT Daily: May 31

Major League News for May 30

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


Scoreboard
American League
BAL     7  TB      5    (Recap and Boxscore)
CLE     4  CHA     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Sabathia over Buerhle
KC      8  OAK     7    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAA     6  MIN     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Jeff Weaver back on track?
NYA    11  DET     6    (Recap and Boxscore) 11 innings
TEX     6  SEA     4    (Recap and Boxscore)
TOR     8  BOS     5    (Recap and Boxscore) 3 HR by Wells; 2 by Glaus

National League
ARI     7  NYN     2    (Recap and Boxscore) Batista CG
CHN     8  CIN     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
FLA     5  SF      3    (Recap and Boxscore)
HOU     6  STL     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
LAN     8  ATL     3    (Recap and Boxscore)
PHI     4  WAS     2    (Recap and Boxscore)
PIT    12  MIL     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Pirates have 50 runs in 5 games
SD      2  COL     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Young had no hitter til 8th


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
NYA     30  20 .600  0.0    
BOS     30  20 .600  0.0    
TOR     29  22 .569  1.5    
BAL     24  28 .462  7.0    
TB      21  31 .404 10.0    
American League Central
DET     35  17 .673  0.0    
CHA     33  18 .647  1.5    
CLE     25  26 .490  9.5    
MIN     23  28 .451 11.5    
KC      13  37 .260 21.0    
American League West
TEX     28  24 .538  0.0    
LAA     23  29 .442  5.0    
OAK     23  29 .442  5.0    
SEA     22  32 .407  7.0    

National League East
NYN     31  20 .608  0.0    
PHI     27  24 .529  4.0    
ATL     27  25 .519  4.5    
WAS     21  32 .396 11.0    
FLA     17  33 .340 13.5    
National League Central
STL     33  19 .635  0.0    
CIN     28  24 .538  5.0    
HOU     27  26 .509  6.5    
MIL     26  26 .500  7.0    
CHN     20  31 .392 12.5    
PIT     18  34 .346 15.0    
National League West
ARI     30  21 .588  0.0    
LAN     30  22 .577  0.5    
SD      27  25 .519  3.5    
COL     27  25 .519  3.5    
SF      26  26 .500  4.5    


Game of the Day

The Athletics have perhaps hit a new low, losing their second game in a row to the Royals. This game lasted ten innings. To literally add insult to injury, both Eric Chavez and Mark Ellis left the game with injuries.

KANSAS CITY (8) VS OAKLAND (7) - FINAL IN 10 INNINGS 

KANSAS CITY            ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
D DeJesus cf            5  2  3  1   1  1   0  .206
M Grudzielanek 2b       6  2  3  1   0  1   1  .318
R Sanders dh            6  1  4  1   0  1   3  .257
E Brown rf-lf           5  1  1  1   1  1   5  .265
T Graffanino 3b-1b-3b   5  0  1  1   0  0   2  .263
E German lf-3b          3  1  0  0   1  0   2  .372
 a-M Stairs ph-1b       1  0  1  1   0  0   0  .250
D Mientkiewicz 1b       3  0  1  0   1  0   1  .259
 S Costa rf             1  0  0  0   0  0   2  .278
A Berroa ss             5  1  2  2   0  1   1  .249
J Buck c                4  0  0  0   0  2   2  .237

Totals                 44  8 16  8   4  7  19

a-singled to center for E German in the 9th.

BATTING: 2B - R Sanders (10, B Halsey); D Mientkiewicz (14, B Halsey); A Berroa 
(11, M Roney). HR - D Dejesus (1, 1st inning off B Halsey 0 on, 0 Out). S - J 
Buck. RBI - D DeJesus (2), T Graffanino (15), A Berroa 2 (21), R Sanders (24), 
E Brown (23), M Stairs (17), M Grudzielanek (12). 2-out RBI - A Berroa 2, R 
Sanders, E Brown, M Stairs. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - E Brown 
2, D Mientkiewicz 1, A Berroa 1, J Buck 1, S Costa 1. GIDP - E German. Team LOB 
- 11. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - E German (2, 2nd base off C Gaudin/A Melhuse). 
 
OAKLAND                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
M Kotsay cf             5  0  0  0   1  1   3  .275
N Swisher lf            6  2  3  1   0  1   3  .310
E Chavez 3b             2  0  0  0   0  1   1  .275
 M Scutaro 3b-2b        2  1  0  0   2  1   2  .149
F Thomas dh             5  0  0  0   0  1   5  .219
B Crosby ss             5  2  4  3   0  0   0  .249
A Melhuse c             4  1  1  0   1  2   3  .254
J Payton rf             5  1  2  3   0  0   2  .256
D Johnson 1b            3  0  1  0   2  0   1  .193
 B Kielty pr            0  0  0  0   0  0   0  .262
M Ellis 2b              2  0  0  0   1  0   1  .226
 A Perez 3b             1  0  0  0   0  1   2  .034
 a-J Kendall ph         1  0  0  0   0  0   1  .263

Totals                 41  7 11  7   7  8  24

a-flied out to right for A Perez in the 10th.

BATTING: 2B - B Crosby 2 (7, D Bautista 2); A Melhuse (4, D Bautista). HR - N 
Swisher (16, 3rd inning off D Bautista 0 on, 2 Out), B Crosby (7, 4th inning 
off D Bautista 0 on, 1 Out), J Payton (2, 5th inning off A Sisco 1 on, 2 Out). 
RBI - N Swisher (42), B Crosby 3 (23), J Payton 3 (12). 2-out RBI - N Swisher, 
J Payton 2. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - M Scutaro 1, F Thomas 1, 
M Kotsay 1, A Perez 1, D Johnson 1. Team LOB - 11. 
 
BASERUNNING: SB - N Swisher (1, 2nd base off J Nelson/J Buck). 
 
FIELDING: E - B Crosby (8, throw). Outfield assists - J Payton (E Brown at 
2nd base). DP: 1 (E Chavez-M Ellis-D Johnson). 
 

----------------------------------------------------
    KANSAS CITY     - 400 200 001 1  --   8
    OAKLAND         - 001 240 000 0  --   7
----------------------------------------------------

KANSAS CITY                  ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
D Bautista                    4 1/3   8   6   6   2   3   2   5.62
A Sisco                       1 1/3   1   1   1   1   1   1   6.55
J Nelson                      1 1/3   0   0   0   3   1   0   0.96
E Dessens (W, 3-5)            2       1   0   0   0   3   0   4.67
A Burgos (S, 7)               1       1   0   0   1   0   0   7.01

OAKLAND                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
B Halsey                      4 2/3  10   6   6   2   1   1   4.43
C Gaudin                      2 1/3   1   0   0   1   3   0   4.08
K Calero (H, 9)               1       0   0   0   0   2   0   5.31
H Street (B, 3)               1       3   1   1   0   1   0   5.00
M Roney (L, 0-1)              1       2   1   1   1   0   0   4.50

WP - D Bautista. IBB - D Johnson (by J Nelson), D DeJesus (by M Roney). 
Pitches-strikes: D Bautista 96-63; A Sisco 24-11; J Nelson 32-16; E Dessens 
25-16; A Burgos 13-7; B Halsey 73-46; C Gaudin 38-24; K Calero 10-7; H Street 
27-13; M Roney 18-9. Ground balls-fly balls: D Bautista 3-7; A Sisco 1-2; J 
Nelson 1-2; E Dessens 1-2; A Burgos 0-3; B Halsey 6-6; C Gaudin 3-1; K Calero 
0-1; H Street 1-1; M Roney 1-2. Batters faced: D Bautista 23; A Sisco 6; J 
Nelson 7; E Dessens 7; A Burgos 5; B Halsey 25; C Gaudin 9; K Calero 3; H 
Street 6; M Roney 6. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Jeff Nelson. 1B--Derryl Cousins. 2B--Tim Timmons. 3B--Joe 
Brinkman. 

T--3:36. Att--12,516. 
Weather: 67 degrees, clear. Wind: 16 mph, in from 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.

Dolphin Stadium’s wind took over 40 feet from Lance Niekro’s home run.

Hitter                 Pitcher                 True Dist Std. Dist HR #
Niekro, Lance     SF   Moehler, Brian    FLA        384      427    3
Abreu, Bobby      PHI  Armas, Tony       WAS        420      425    7
Hollins, Damon    TB   Lopez, Rodrigo    BAL        428      423    6
Encarnacion, Juan STL  Pettitte, Andy    HOU        442      419    7
Hunter, Torii     MIN  Weaver, Jeff      LAA        410      418    9
Castillo, Jose    PIT  De La Rosa, Jorge MIL        441      418    7
Wells, Vernon     TOR  Beckett, Josh     BOS        440      415   13
Valentin, Jose    NYM  Batista, Miguel   ARI        395      415    4
Kubel, Jason      MIN  Weaver, Jeff      LAA        408      415    1
Cabrera, Miguel   FLA  Lowry, Noah       SD         370      410    9
Niekro, Lance     SF   Borowski, Joe     FLA        374      406    4
Byrd, Marlon      WAS  Myers, Brett      PHI        417      406    3
Glaus, Troy       TOR  Beckett, Josh     BOS        419      403   16
Ethier, Andre     LAD  Sosa, Jorge       ATL        406      403    4
Nixon, Trot       BOS  Walker, Pete      TOR        411      401    4
Young, Michael    TEX  Meche, Gil        SEA        393      400    3
Huff, Aubrey      TB   Williams, Todd    BAL        409      399    2
Castillo, Jose    PIT  De La Rosa, Jorge MIL        412      399    6
Patterson, Corey  BAL  Orvella, Chad     TB         414      397    7
Wells, Vernon     TOR  Beckett, Josh     BOS        424      395   14
Rivera, Juan      LAA  Baker, Scott      MIN        390      395    4
DeJesus, David    KC   Halsey, Brad      OAK        380      392    1
Crosby, Bobby     OAK  Bautista, Denny   KC         385      391    7
Wigginton, Ty     TB   Lopez, Rodrigo    BAL        394      390   12
Rodriguez, Ivan   DET  Small, Aaron      NYY        405      389    4
Giambi, Jason     NYY  Jones, Todd       DET        375      384   13
Tejada, Miguel    BAL  Waechter, Doug    TB         375      380   14
Wilkerson, Brad   TEX  Meche, Gil        SEA        381      380   10
Jones, Jacque     CHC  Mercker, Kent     CIN        408      378    8
Byrnes, Eric      ARI  Soler, Alay       NYM        368      377    9
Jackson, Conor    ARI  Soler, Alay       NYM        372      375    6
LaRoche, Adam     ATL  Sele, Aaron       LAD        397      375    9
Swisher, Nick     OAK  Bautista, Denny   KC         368      373   16
Biggio, Craig     HOU  Hancock, Josh     STL        400      371    5
Peralta, Jhonny   CLE  Buehrle, Mark     CWS        394      367    5
Wells, Vernon     TOR  Riske, David      BOS        384      362   15
Glaus, Troy       TOR  Beckett, Josh     BOS        380      360   17
Payton, Jay       OAK  Sisco, Andrew     KC         345      356    2
Dye, Jermaine     CWS  Sabathia, C.C.    CLE        372      346   14
Rolen, Scott      STL  Pettitte, Andy    HOU        375      346    6
Patterson, Corey  BAL  Harper, Travis    TB         365      344    6


THT’s Stats

Is Rickie Weeks the new Craig Biggio? Weeks has been hit by a pitch 10 times this season, on pace for 30. To put that in perspective, that total (30) has been topped only four times since 1900. More batters have been getting plunked in recent years, and the trend continues in 2006.

Last           First         Team    HBP
Weeks          Rickie        MIL      10
Johnson        Reed          TOR       9
Eckstein       David         STL       9
Mora           Melvin        BAL       8
Giambi         Jason         NYA       7
Holliday       Matt T        COL       7
Delgado        Carlos        NYN       7
Clark          Brady         MIL       7
Sizemore       Grady         CLE       6
Kent           Jeff          LAN       6
Floyd          Cliff         NYN       6
Johjima        Kenji         SEA       6
Kendall        Jason         OAK       6
Bonds          Barry         SF        5
Utley          Chase         PHI       5
Rowand         Aaron         PHI       5
Encarnacion    Edwin         CIN       5
Willingham     Josh D        FLA       5
Ausmus         Brad          HOU       5
Counsell       Craig         ARI       5
Boone          Aaron         CLE       5
Guillen        Jose          WAS       5
Ellis          Mark          OAK       5
Frandsen       Kevin V       SF        5
Duffy          Chris         PIT       5

Access all of THT’s stats here…

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