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Archive for August, 2006

Overnight Dispatches

From Rotoworld:

Dave Roberts had four hits and stole two bases to pace the Padres to a 4-1 victory over Arizona on Wednesday. Roberts scored one, drove in two and added his 16th double. With an 8-for-14 series, Roberts is really giving the D’Backs fits. He has 36 RBI and has reached 40 steals for the third time in his career. Roberts is enjoying a real renaissance this season, probably the best of his career.

Shane Victorino continued his hot hitting Wednesday with a three-hit night.  He has hit in five straight games, four of which have been multi-hit efforts. Victorino, who also scored a run, is batting .337 for the month to help solidify steady playing time.

Chuck James was solid for seven innings Wednesday as he won his third straight decision.  He gave up six hits, two runs and two walks while striking out five. James, now 7-3, has only given up as many as four runs in a start once this month.

Stephen Drew is back at shortstop on Wednesday after missing two games with a sore right hand. He’s batting eighth against the Padres.

Matt Wise had to cut his Wednesday bullpen session short after feeling jolts of pain in his elbow. “It was getting me on every pitch,” said Wise. “It was like I was hitting my funny bone on every pitch. It wasn’t just a tingling in my finger like before. I threw about 25 pitches and I felt it on every one.” Wise is likely done for the season.

Although he was put back in the second spot in the order, Adam Dunn went 0-for-4 on Wednesday, leaving him with a .188 average in August.  Dunn has done his best work as a No. 2 hitter this year (.352/.444/.639 in 108 AB), but manager Jerry Narron took him out of the spot a couple of weeks ago. That he’s back there now is likely a move designed to get his bat going again.

Mark Mulder is considering undergoing season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder. An MRI Wednesday reportedly revealed no tear, but Mulder has fraying around the labrum that apparently is preventing him from using the proper arm angle when throwing. He’ll get a second opinion before deciding on surgery. If he elects to keep pitching, he’s unlikely to help the Cardinals or fantasy teams.

And now, some closure: Mets acquired catcher Mike Nickeas from the Rangers for outfielder Victor Diaz.  This gives the Rangers someone to battle Nelson Cruz for what could be an open outfield spot next year. A left-handed hitter might have been more ideal, but it’s still a very good trade for the Rangers. Diaz has been a major disappointment in 2006, but he’s only 24 and he has 25-homer power. He should turn into a pretty useful player as at least a part-time DH and right fielder.  Nickeas, a 2004 fifth-round pick, was hitting .266/.386/.362 in 177 at-bats between Single-A Bakersfield and Double-A Frisco. He’s had injury issues, most notably a broken hand in 2005 that has sapped his power, but he’s a fine defender and could develop into a solid No. 2 catcher.

August 31 – Standings and Statistics

Standings: 4TH - 74 points - 17 out of first

Gained 1 points and 0 standings place since yesterday

GOK! 91 / Cover Zero 83.5 / X 78 / AARR / SJ 70.5 / 10PK 60.5

HR    AVG   RBI   R   SB    W   ERA   WHIP   K'S   S
--    ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ----  -----  ---  ---
221  .2816  834  811  127  75   4.36  1.426  831  45
2ND   4TH   2ND  5TH  2ND  4TH  4TH   10TH   7TH  6TH
---   ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  + 1   ----   ---  ---

                   BOX SCORE FOR 08.30
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Johnny Estrada       Ari  C    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .304
Ronny Paulino        Pit  C    1  0  0   0 |  0  0   .315
Chipper Jones        Atl 3B    3  0  0   1 |  1  1   .323
Jose Reyes           NYM SS    5  0  1   0 |  0  1   .298
Mike Jacobs          Fla 1B    4  0  2   2 |  1  1   .273
Stephen Drew         Ari SS    3  1  1   0 |  0  0   .320
Adam Dunn            Cin OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .247
Moises Alou           SF OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .289
Dave Roberts          SD OF    5  1  4   2 |  0  1   .312
Shane Victorino      Phi OF    4  1  3   0 |  1  0   .287
Jason Bay            Pit OF    6  0  3   0 |  0  2   .291
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        43  3 16   5 |  3  7   .372
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: CJones 1(76), MJacobs 2(68), DRoberts 2(36)
2B: MAlou 1(16), DRoberts 1(16)
GIDP: JEstrada 1(14)
SB: DRoberts 2(40), JBay 1(9)
 
PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Dan Wheeler                      1.0  1  0  0  1   0  1  5    0.00 2.00
Chuck James       W(7-3)         7.0  6  2  2  2   0  5 30    2.57 1.14
Aaron Harang      L(13-10)       6.0 10  4  4  2   0  7 29    6.00 2.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                          14.0 17  6  6  5   0 13 64   3.86 1.57
----------------------------------------------------------------------
RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Geoff Jenkins        Mil OF    0  0  0   0 |  1  0   .249
Ryan Spilborghs      Col OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .271
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         4  0  1   0 |  1  1   .250
---------------------------------------------------------
ERRORS: RSpilborghs 1(1)
 

RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Armando Benitez                  1.0  1  0  0  0   0  1  4    0.00 1.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           1.0  1  0  0  0   0  1  4    0.00 1.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Overnight Dispatches

From Rotoworld, Rototimes:

Padres manager Bruce Bochy said odds are better than 50 percent that Khalil Greene will be activated from the disabled list when eligible on Sunday. He received a cortisone shot in his strained left middle finger on Tuesday. He’ll try to swing a bat in two or three days. Even if he is activated from the DL the Padres are unlikely to give him many at-bats until the finger is 100 percent healthy.

Stephen Drew missed his second straight game Tuesday due to inflammation in his right hand. However, manager Bob Melvin said there is a chance that the shortstop will take part in tonight’s game. “I think he’s a little puzzled that it’s bothering him to this level,” Melvin said. “Usually stuff like that, even if you’re playing, unless you reaggravate it, it usually gets a little better and it just hasn’t for him. Drew could return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Roy Oswalt held the Brewers to four hits over seven innings, but did not record a decision.  Pitching on his 29th birthday, he was cruising heading into seventh, having surrendered just one hit and retiring 14 straight. But Oswalt was touched for three straight doubles and wound up surrendering three runs and a walk against seven strikeouts for the start. He had to throw 111 pitches while seeing his ERA inch up to 3.25.  In other Oswalt news, the Astros signed him to a $73 million, five-year contract extension on Tuesday, according to the AP.  Oswalt had one more year of arbtration remaining after making $11 million this year.  His new deal, which has a no-trade clause and an option for a sixth year, will pay Oswalt $13 million in each of the first two years and $14 million in 2009. He will get $15 million in 2010 and $16 million in 2011. The contract includes a $2 million buyout for 2012. Oswalt could opt out of that year and take a smaller payment. It’s a fair price given his talent, though committing to any pitcher for such a length of time is a big risk. Oswalt’s strikeout rate has steadily dipped, his batting-average against has increased and he has had oblique issues. A decline over the next few years is a real possibility.

Matt Wise hopes to throw off a mound tonight for the first time since going on the DL with nerve irritation in his right elbow, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “It’s still there a little but it’s progressing,” Wise said. Wise is expected to come off the DL after rosters expand.

Mark Mulder indicated that he’s still having trouble with his shoulder and he’ll be examined by Cardinals team doctor George Paletta on Wednesday.  “There’s still something going on,” he said. “I’m obviously not right out there. It’s not pain, it’s just not right.” National League hitters have found him just right all year long. Unless Mulder can find an arm slot that will give him more velocity or movement, he’s not going to help the Cardinals. Anthony Reyes should be up to take his rotation spot next week.  Mulder lasted only 1 2/3 innings Tuesday night, matching the shortest outing of his career. He gave up five runs on six hits in his second start since returning from a shoulder injury that sidelined him for more than two months. In his last two starts, Mulder has allowed 14 runs on 15 hits and seven walks in 4 2/3 innings.

Moises Alou returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing seven starts with tightness in his left hamstring. He went 1-for-4.

Jeff Kent finished 4-for-7 with a home run Tuesday against the Reds.  Kent has an extra-base hit in five straight games, homering twice in that span. He’s batting .304 with four homers and 18 RBI in 20 games since returning from a strained oblique.

Chipper Jones scored three, drove in three and homered for the third straight game on Tuesday. Jones is up to .325 with 75 RBI for the year now. He added his sixth steal, and looks to be over his oblique strain, making him a solid play for the remainder of the season.

Tim Lincecum allowed one run in 5 1/3 shutout innings and struck out 11 for Single-A San Jose on Sunday. Lincecum now has a 49/9 K/BB ratio in 26 2/3 innings as a pro. Previously, he had fanned 10 while allowing two runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday. He remains a candidate to join he Giants in September, probably as a reliever.

August 30th – Standings and Statistics

Standings: 4TH - 73 points - 18 out of first

Lost 1 points and 0 standings place since yesterday

GOK! 91 / Cover Zero 82.5 / X 80.5 / AARR / SJ 69 / 10PK 60.5

HR    AVG   RBI   R   SB    W   ERA   WHIP   K'S   S
--    ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ----  -----  ---  ---
221  .2809  829  808  124  74   4.37  1.424  818  45
2ND   4TH   2ND  5TH  2ND  4TH  5TH   10TH   7TH  6TH
---   ---   ---  - 1  ---  ---  ---   ----   ---  ---

                    BOX SCORE FOR 08.29
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Johnny Estrada       Ari  C    4  0  0   1 |  0  1   .305
Ronny Paulino        Pit  C    3  0  0   0 |  1  2   .316
Prince Fielder       Mil 1B    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .272
Jeff Kent            LAD 2B    7  1  4   2 |  0  1   .276
Chipper Jones        Atl 3B    5  3  2   3 |  0  1   .325
Jose Reyes           NYM SS    5  2  2   2 |  0  1   .299
Adam Dunn            Cin OF    6  0  4   0 |  0  0   .249
Moises Alou           SF OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .290
Dave Roberts          SD OF    5  1  1   0 |  0  0   .306
Shane Victorino      Phi OF    5  2  2   1 |  1  1   .280
Carlos Quentin       Ari OF    2  0  0   0 |  0  2   .233
Jason Bay            Pit OF    4  0  0   0 |  1  0   .288
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        54  9 16   9 |  3 10   .296
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: JEstrada 1(65), JKent 2(62), CJones 3(75), JReyes 2(68),
 SVictorino 1(37)
2B: JReyes 1(25), ADunn 1(21)
3B: DRoberts 1(11)
HR: JKent 1(13), CJones 1(22), JReyes 1(16)
GIDP: JKent 1(9)
SB: CJones 1(6)
ERRORS: MAlou 1(3)
 
PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Roy Oswalt                       7.0  4  3  3  1   0  7 27    3.86 0.71
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           7.0  4  3  3  1   0  7 27    3.86 0.71
----------------------------------------------------------------------
 
RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Ryan Spilborghs      Col OF    1  1  0   0 |  1  0   .272
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         1  1  0   0 |  1  0   .000
---------------------------------------------------------
RESERVE PITCHING                  ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Mark Mulder       L(6-7)         1.7  6  5  5  3   0  1 14   26.47 5.29
Juan Cruz                        2.0  2  3  3  2   0  3 10   13.50 2.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                           3.7  8  8  8  5   0  4 24   19.46 3.51
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Overnight Dispatches

From Rotoworld:

Khalil Greene (sprained finger) cancelled his batting practice session on Monday due to soreness in his finger. Greene will visit a hand specialist on Tuesday to have his finger reevaluated. He has been out for two weeks due to the injury which often takes around 6-8 weeks to recover from.

Matt Wise (elbow) will throw off a mound on Tuesday for the first time since going on the disabled list. Wise, who has been out since Aug. 14, says his arm is feeling much better. He will likely be activated from the disabled list when rosters expand on Sept. 1.

Jeff DaVanon learned on Monday he will need surgery on his ankle and will miss the remainder of the season. DaVanon will need three to five months to heal from the surgery to repair a split tendon. He will likely be 100 percent for spring training. No word if he plans on exercising his $1.25 million option for next year, but we doubt he will get more money elsewhere.

Brandon Webb worked 7 1/3 innings and allowed three runs Monday to defeat the Padres for his 14th win of the year. Webb might not be out of the woods just yet, but his first quality start since July 20 can’t be taken as a bad sign. Discouraging was his four walks versus three strikeouts, leaving him with an 11/13 K/BB ratio in his last three starts. However, he did get 17 groundball outs, which is a good sign. Webb will get the Nationals next time out, making another solid outing likely.

Stephen Drew, still nursing a sore right hand, was held out of Monday’s starting lineup. Craig Counsell replaced him at shortstop against the Padres.

John Maine surrendered two runs in 6 1/3 innings Monday in a defeat of the Phillies. Pat Burrell’s 335th career homer versus the Mets accounted for both runs. Maine bounced back well from a rough outing against the Cardinals in which he allowed seven runs. He hasn’t been flawless of late, but the Mets have still won his last seven starts.

August 29th – Standings and Statistics

Standings: 4TH - 74 points - 16 out of first

Gained 1 points and 0 standings place since yesterday

GOK! 90 / Cover Zero 82.5 / X 81.5 / AARR / SJ 67 / 10PK 59.5

HR    AVG   RBI   R   SB    W   ERA   WHIP   K'S   S
--    ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ----  -----  ---  ---
218  .2807  820  799  123  74   4.37  1.429  811  45
2ND   4TH   2ND  4TH  2ND  4TH  5TH   10TH   7TH  6TH
---   ---   ---  + 1  ---  ---  ---   ----   ---  ---

                    BOX SCORE FOR 08.28
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Johnny Estrada       Ari  C    4  1  1   1 |  0  0   .308
Ronny Paulino        Pit  C    4  1  3   2 |  1  1   .318
Prince Fielder       Mil 1B    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .274
Jeff Kent            LAD 2B    3  2  2   1 |  1  0   .269
Jose Reyes           NYM SS    5  2  2   0 |  0  0   .298
Mike Jacobs          Fla 1B    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .270
Adam Dunn            Cin OF    0  0  0   0 |  1  0   .244
Dave Roberts          SD OF    4  1  3   0 |  0  0   .307
Shane Victorino      Phi OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .278
Carlos Quentin       Ari OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .238
Jason Bay            Pit OF    2  1  1   3 |  3  1   .291
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        38  8 14   7 |  6  5   .368
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: JEstrada 1(64), RPaulino 2(43), JKent 1(60), JBay 3(93)
2B: JKent 1(20)
3B: JReyes 1(16), DRoberts 1(10), CQuentin 1(2)
HR: JEstrada 1(11), JBay 1(29)
GIDP: PFielder 1(15), JKent 1(8), MJacobs 1(14), DRoberts 1(4)
CS: JKent 1(2)
 
PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Brandon Webb      W(14-5)        7.3  6  3  3  4   0  3 29    3.70 1.37
John Maine        W(4-3)         6.3  5  2  2  2   0  2 26    2.86 1.11
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Totals                          13.6 11  5  5  6   0  5 55    3.31 1.25
----------------------------------------------------------------------
RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Geoff Jenkins        Mil OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .249
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         4  0  1   0 |  0  1   .250
---------------------------------------------------------

Overnight Dispatches

From Rotoworld, Rototimes:

Chris Iannetta collected an RBI single against the Padres in his major league debut on Sunday. Iannetta chased starter Jake Peavy from the game with his RBI single to center in the fifth. He went hitless in three other at-bats. Iannetta would be well worth using in NL-only formats if he received even semi-regular playing time, but that doesn’t seem likely right now. However, it is a situation that’s worth monitoring closely. He hit .336 in 307 at-bats between Double- and Triple-A this season.

Jon Hooker, a close friend and former college teammate of Brandon Webb, was among those killed in Sunday’s commuter plane crash in Kentucky. Webb, Hooker and Oakland’s Joe Blanton pitched together at University of Kentucky. Webb remains scheduled to make his scheduled start, but he’ll be doing so with a heavy heart, as well as an iffy elbow.  He’s expected to head to Kentucky on a bereavement leave after the game.

Moises Alou, who left last Sunday’s game with a calf injury, returned to action as a pinch-hitter today and struck out in his lone plate appearance. Alou could return to the starting lineup on Tuesday, so leave him active for the week’s games.

Jeff DaVanon will head to Los Angeles on Monday to get a second opinion on his sprained left ankle.  DaVanon might need surgery to help the ankle heal. Even if he doesn’t need surgery he is doubtful to have much if any fantasy value the remainder of this season.

Chad Cordero returned to action on Sunday and allowed a run in an inning of relief.  Andruw Jones hit a homer off Cordero, who still appeared to be hobbled on the mound aftre missing time with an ingrown toenail. He was used today even though the Nationals were down by six runs.

Mike Jacobs delivered a pinch-hit, walk-off double off Brewers reliever Brian Shouse in the bottom of the ninth inning on Sunday.  The Marlins were ahead 3-2 to start the ninth, but closer Joe Borowski blew his fourth save of the season when David Bell hit a solo blast. With two outs in the ninth, Jeremy Hermida walked and then scored on a line drive double to left from Jacobs. The Marlins entered the day just four games back of the Reds for the NL wild card, so a Reds loss tonight would leave them just three back.

Sunday’s game between the Phillies and Mets was postponed due to rain and will be made up on Monday. Both teams were due to the have Monday off. Jamie Moyer and John Maine, today’s scheduled starters, figure to go tomorrow.

Matt Wise played catch prior to Saturday’s game and said his elbow felt the best it has felt since he went on the disabled list.  Wise is eligible to be activated from the DL on Tuesday, but he isn’t likely to be ready. He will test the elbow by throwing off a mound on Sunday or Monday.

August 28th – Standings and Statistics

Standings: 4TH - 73 points - 16 out of first

Gained 0 points and 0 standings place since yesterday

GOK! 89 / Cover Zero 84 / X 82.5 / AARR / SJ 66.5 / 10PK 60.5

HR    AVG   RBI   R   SB    W   ERA   WHIP   K'S   S
--    ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ----  -----  ---  ---
216  .2801  813  791  123  72   4.39  1.431  806  45
2ND   4TH   2ND  5TH  2ND  4TH  5TH   10TH   7TH  6TH
---   ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ----   ---  ---

                    BOX SCORE FOR 08.27
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Prince Fielder       Mil 1B    5  0  0   0 |  0  2   .277
Jeff Kent            LAD 2B    5  0  1   1 |  0  2   .266
Chipper Jones        Atl 3B    4  1  1   2 |  0  1   .324
Mike Jacobs          Fla 1B    1  0  1   1 |  0  0   .273
Stephen Drew         Ari SS    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .319
Adam Dunn            Cin OF    3  0  0   0 |  1  1   .244
Moises Alou           SF OF    1  0  0   0 |  0  1   .290
Dave Roberts          SD OF    4  0  1   0 |  0  0   .303
Carlos Quentin       Ari OF    3  1  1   0 |  1  0   .237
Jason Bay            Pit OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .290
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        34  2  6   4 |  2  7   .176
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: JKent 1(59), CJones 2(72), MJacobs 1(66)
2B: JKent 1(19), MJacobs 1(35), CQuentin 1(7)
HR: CJones 1(21)
GIDP: DRoberts 1(3), JBay 1(12)
ERRORS: CJones 1(17)
 
PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Chad Cordero                     1.0  1  1  1  0   0  1  4    9.00 1.00
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Totals                           1.0  1  1  1  0   0  1  4   9.00 1.00
----------------------------------------------------------------------
RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Geoff Jenkins        Mil OF    0  0  0   0 |  1  0   .249
Chris Iannetta       Col  C    4  0  1   1 |  0  1   .250
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                         4  0  1   1 |  1  1   .250
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: CIannetta 1(1)
 

Overnight Dispatches

From Rotoworld, Rototimes:

Reds manager Jerry Narron said he might hold Adam Dunn out of Tuesday’s game to rest up, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Dunn is 1-for-19 in his career against scheduled starter Brad Penny. “I told Dunner about a week ago he had one day off the rest of the year, and it’s going to be against Brad Penny,” Narron said.

After missing Saturday’s game, Armando Benitez said that he would “be ready to go” on Sunday, according to the Contra Costa Times. He was unavailable due to mild irritation in his throwing elbow, as well as a head cold.  Benitez might have overdone it a bit in his dominant inning against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday. He’s considered day-to-day. Mike Stanton got the save in his place today.

Chad Cordero (ingrown toenail) claims he feels 100 percent better after having half of the toenail removed. Cordero, who was unavailable to pitch on Friday, was available on Saturday if the Nationals would have needed him.

Jeff Kent homered off Luis Vizcaino in the top of the ninth to break a tie and lead the Dodgers to a 4-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.  Takashi Saito protected the lead in the bottom of the ninth for his 15th save. The Dodgers maintained their one-game lead over the Padres the NL West with the victory. The Diamondbacks are now four games back.

Clay Hensley worked seven innings and allowed just one run Saturday in a win over the Rockies. Hensley missed his previous start with a buttocks strain, though he did throw four scoreless innings of relief on Sunday. He has a 1.82 ERA in 29 2/3 innings this month.

Moises Alou isn’t expected back from his calf injury before Tuesday. “I feel better but not great,” he said. “I feel about the same as when I got hurt. I’m at the point where I feel I can play but I want to get to the point where I can play the rest of the year.” With that goal in mind, Alou is expected to announce Sunday that he won’t rejoin the starting lineup until the final day of the season.

Brad Lidge struck out all three batters he faced for a save in a 7-4 game Saturday against the Pirates. It looks like Lidge already has his job back, which is going to come as a major disappointment to those who rushed out to grab Dan Wheeler. The Astros won’t show much patience if he struggles again, but that he’s allowed just one hit, walked none and struck out eight over his last four innings is encouraging.

Doug Davis turned in his shortest start in two months when he gave up seven runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Marlins on Saturday. Davis had lasted at least five innings in 10 straight starts, though he didn’t have a great ERA in the process. He hasn’t been able to put together a lengthy run of quality starts at any point in 2006, mostly because his command has ranged from average to bad.

Chipper Jones went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and two walks Saturday against the Nationals. The homer moved him past Chili Davis and into third place in homers by a switch-hitter at 351. Only Mickey Mantle (536) and Eddie Murray (504) have more.

August 27th – Standings and Statistics


Standings: 4TH - 73 points - 16 out of first

Gained 0 points and 0 standings place since yesterday

GOK! 89 / Cover Zero 83 / X 82.5 / AARR / SJ 66 / 10PK 59.5

HR    AVG   RBI   R   SB    W   ERA   WHIP   K'S   S
--    ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ----  -----  ---  ---
215  .2808  809  789  123  72   4.38  1.431  805  45
2ND   4TH   2ND  5TH  2ND  4TH  5TH   10TH   7TH  6TH
---   ---   ---  ---  ---  ---  ---   ----   ---  ---

BOX SCORE FOR 08.26
Atomic Roadrunners            ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
---------------------------------------------------------
Johnny Estrada       Ari  C    4  1  2   0 |  0  0   .309
Ronny Paulino        Pit  C    4  2  2   0 |  0  1   .314
Prince Fielder       Mil 1B    1  0  0   0 |  0  1   .280
Jeff Kent            LAD 2B    4  1  1   1 |  0  0   .267
Chipper Jones        Atl 3B    3  2  2   2 |  2  0   .325
Jose Reyes           NYM SS    5  2  2   0 |  0  0   .297
Mike Jacobs          Fla 1B    3  1  1   1 |  1  1   .271
Stephen Drew         Ari SS    1  1  1   0 |  0  0   .321
Adam Dunn            Cin OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  1   .245
Dave Roberts          SD OF    3  2  0   0 |  2  0   .303
Shane Victorino      Phi OF    3  1  2   1 |  1  0   .279
Jason Bay            Pit OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  2   .293
---------------------------------------------------------
Totals                        39 13 13   5 |  6  6   .333
---------------------------------------------------------
RBI: JKent 1(58), CJones 2(70), MJacobs 1(65), SVictorino 1(36)
2B: JEstrada 1(25), JReyes 1(24)
HR: JKent 1(12), CJones 1(20), MJacobs 1(17)
GIDP: JEstrada 1(13)
SB: DRoberts 1(38)

PITCHING                          ip  h  r er bb ibb so bf    era whip
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Doug Davis        L(9-8)         3.7  8  7  7  2   0  3 20   17.03 2.70
Clay Hensley      W(8-10)        7.0  7  1  1  2   0  5 28    1.29 1.29
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Totals                          10.7 15  8  8  4   0  8 48    6.73 1.78
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RESERVE HITTING               ab  r  h  bi | bb so    avg
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Geoff Jenkins        Mil OF    2  0  0   0 |  0  1   .249
Ryan Spilborghs      Col OF    4  0  0   0 |  0  0   .274
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Totals                         6  0  0   0 |  0  1   .000
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GIDP: RSpilborghs 1(6)