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Archive for June 12th, 2006

UTK Update

From Baseball Prospectus:

The Cubs took the series this weekend against the Reds, but didn’t get much healthier. Some are whispering that Kerry Wood has seen the end of his Cubs career as a starter, with Dusty Baker and the Cubs frustrated over Wood’s inability to recover within the normal five-day period. A creative solution would be to test him in the bullpen, or to reconfigure the rotation to allow him extra rest.

A hip problem for a catcher is about as bad as it gets. The Phillies are getting to see what next year looks like, when they’ll almost assuredly begin life without Mike Lieberthal. The team is without a de facto #1, mixing and matching a series of backup catchers in and getting some production. Lieberthal is headed for an MRI to see exactly what’s going on inside his damaged left hip. The injury is more severe than the strain that the team has acknowledged, leading some to question if it could be career-threatening. This injury is clearly related to the leg and knee problems that have plagued Lieberthal this season (and hindered him over most of his career). Like the Phillies, fantasy teams relying on Lieberthal need to be looking at other options.

From Rotoworld:

Kerry Wood threw a bullpen session without any problems yesterday, according to the Chicago Tribune. It was his first time throwing since being placed back on the disabled list due to his ailing shoulder. He’ll toss another session on Tuesday, but he has no timetable set for a return to action.

Juan Cruz was pain-free after playing catch for the second straight day on Sunday. “I feel very good, and I’m going to throw a bullpen (session) on Tuesday,” Cruz said. He should return to the team on June 20.

Cody Ross went 2-for-4 with a three-run homer off Jake Peavy and a walk Sunday in the Marlins’ 7-3 win over the Padres. Ross had been 2-for-16 since being acquired by the Marlins on May 26. He got the start today because Josh Willingham is still dealing with a hand injury.

Takashi Saito struck out two in a scoreless ninth to earn his fourth save Sunday against the Rockies. Except for a terrible outing on June 2, Danys Baez has performed quite well over the last month. Still, it’s Saito who has turned into Grady Little’s favorite reliever. He might receive all of the save chances until Eric Gagne’s next much anticipated return.

June 12th – Standings and Statistics

Standings: Tied for 4th - 67.5 points - 28 out of first
Gained 1.5 points and .5 standings place since yesterday

Cover Zero 95.5 / GOK 83 / X 68.5 / 10PK /AARR / SJ 64.5 / Pi 58.5

HR    AVG   RBI   R   SB    W   ERA   WHIP   K'S   S
--    ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ----  -----  ---  ---
100  .2662  392  377  62   38   4.28  1.410  375  13
4TH   7TH   3RD  5TH  1ST  T-2  6TH   6TH    8TH  10TH
--     --   -.5   --  --   --   --    +3     -1   --

BOX SCORE FOR 06.11
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
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Johnny Estrada       Ari  C    3  1  1   1 |  0  0   .311
Ronny Paulino        Pit  C    4  1  1   0 |  1  1   .320
Prince Fielder       Mil 1B    3  1  1   1 |  1  1   .296
Chipper Jones        Atl 3B    5  1  2   1 |  0  1   .293
Jose Reyes           NYM SS    3  2  0   0 |  3  1   .246
Adrian Gonzalez       SD 1B    4  1  3   1 |  0  0   .271
Khalil Greene         SD SS    3  0  0   0 |  0  1   .217
Adam Dunn            Cin OF    3  1  1   1 |  1  1   .230
Moises Alou           SF OF    5  1  1   1 |  0  1   .356
Dave Roberts          SD OF    5  0  3   0 |  0  0   .294
Joe Borchard         Fla OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .235
Geoff Jenkins        Mil OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  3   .250
Jeff DaVanon         Ari OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .287
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Totals                        47  9 14   6 |  6 10   .298
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RBI: JEstrada 1(36), PFielder 1(35), CJones 1(34), AGonzalez 1(23),
ADunn 1(37), MAlou 1(30)
2B: AGonzalez 1(13), DRoberts 1(8)
HR: JEstrada 1(5), PFielder 1(10), CJones 1(7), ADunn 1(20),
MAlou 1(9)
GIDP: CJones 1(9), AGonzalez 1(11)
SB: JReyes 2(27)
CS: DRoberts 1(4)
ERRORS: ADunn 1(8)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
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Aaron Cook                       7.0  7  4  4  3   1  0 28    5.14 1.43
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Totals                           7.0  7  4  4  3   1  0 28    5.14 1.43
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RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
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Cody Ross            Fla OF    4  2  2   3 |  1  1   .308
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Totals                         4  2  2   3 |  1  1   .500
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RBI: CRoss 3(13)
HR: CRoss 1(3)

RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
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Danys Baez        W(4-3)         1.0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3    0.00 0.00
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Totals                           1.0  0  0  0  0   0  0  3    0.00 0.00