BRASSball League News

July 2004

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2004 BRASSball All-Star Game

 

The 2004 BRASSball All-Star Game was a delight for all fans including the hometown folks of Toledo.  The game was decided by pitching as only 6 runs were scored on just 15 hits with the AL winning 4-2.  Tim Hudson recorded the win for the AL while Pedro Martinez recorded the loss for the NL.  Eddie Guardado recorded the save to the delight of the hometown fans.  Raul Ibanez, an unlikely hero, was named MVP of the game.  Ibanez went 3-4 with a double and run scored.  Amazingly, for a league full of power hitters, not one HR was hit in the ballgame.  That may because of the dimensions of Mudhen Stadium, but still, this was quite unusual for the talent in this game.

 

 

2004 BRASSball All-Star Game: 2004 NL All-Stars At 2004 AL All-Stars

 

  All Stars          AB  R  H RBI     Allstars           AB  R  H RBI

  E.Renteria SS       2  0  0  0      M.Young 2B          1  1  0  0  

E-B.Abreu PH,CF       2  0  0  0    B-E.Alfonzo PH,2B     2  0  0  0  

  B.Boone 2B          3  0  0  0      A.Rodriguez SS      2  0  1  1  

L-A.Soriano PH,2B     2  0  1  0    C-D.Ortiz 1B          1  0  0  1  

  T.Helton 1B         2  0  1  0      M.Ramirez RF        2  0  1  0  

G-C.Delgado PH,1B     1  1  0  0    D-M.Tejada SS         1  0  0  0  

  B.Bonds DH          3  0  1  0      J.Thome DH          3  0  0  1  

  A.Pujols LF         3  0  0  0    M-A.Jones PH          1  0  0  0  

N-S.Green PH,LF       1  0  1  1      M.Lowell 3B         4  0  1  0  

  G.Sheffield RF      3  1  1  0      G.Anderson CF       2  0  0  0  

  M.Mora CF           2  0  0  1    J-M.Ordonez PH,CF     2  1  1  0  

H-I.Rodriguez C       2  0  0  0      D.Lee 1B            1  0  0  0  

  J.Lopez C           2  0  1  0    A-E.Young PR,RF       1  0  0  0  

I-J.Randa 3B          2  0  0  0    O-C.Biggio PH,RF      1  0  0  0  

  M.Ensberg 3B        2  0  1  0      J.Phillips C        2  1  1  0  

F-A.Berroa PR,SS      1  0  0  0    K-J.Varitek PH,C      1  0  0  0  

P-R.Sexson PH         1  0  0  0      R.Ibanez LF         4  1  3  0  

                     -- -- -- ---                        -- -- -- ---     

         Totals      34  2  7  2             Totals      31  4  8  3

 

A-Pinch Ran For Lee In 4th Inning

B-Pinch Hit For Young In 4th Inning

C-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Rodriguez In 5th Inning

D-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Ramirez In 5th Inning

E-Pinch Hit For Renteria In 5th Inning

F-Pinch Ran For Ensberg In 5th Inning

G-Pinch Hit For Helton In 5th Inning

H-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Mora In 5th Inning

I-Subbed Defensively (3B) For Lopez In 5th Inning

J-Pinch Hit For Anderson In 6th Inning

K-Pinch Hit For Phillips In 6th Inning

L-Pinch Hit For Boone In 7th Inning

M-Pinch Hit For Thome In 7th Inning

N-Pinch Hit For Pujols In 8th Inning

O-Pinch Hit For Young In 8th Inning

P-Pinch Hit For Berroa In 9th Inning

 

NL All-Stars... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 1 0  -  2  7  1

AL All-Stars... 0 0 3  0 0 1  0 0    -  4  8  0

 

NL All-Stars             IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC

J.Schmidt                 2       2   0   0   0   1   0  22

P.Martinez LOSS           1       3   3   3   1   1   0  31

B.Zito                    1       1   0   0   1   1   0  16

R.Wolf                    1       0   0   0   1   1   0  21

L.Hernandez               1       2   1   1   2   0   0  29

O.Dotel                   1       0   0   0   0   2   0  11

S.Hasegawa                0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   5

B.Lidge                   0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4

B.Donnelly                0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4

Totals                    8       8   4   4   5   6   0

 

AL All-Stars             IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR  PC

R.Halladay                2       4   1   1   0   2   0  40

T.Hudson WIN              1       0   0   0   0   0   0  11

M.Mussina HOLD            1       0   0   0   1   0   0  17

C.Zambrano HOLD           1       1   0   0   2   1   0  24

B.Myers HOLD              1       0   0   0   0   0   0  11

K.Foulke HOLD             1       0   0   0   0   1   0   7

K.Wood HOLD               1       1   1   1   1   2   0  18

B.Kim HOLD                0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   7

E.Guardado SAVE           0 1/3   1   0   0   1   1   0  13

Totals                    9       7   2   2   5   8   0

 

ATTENDANCE- 48,797 TIME- Night WEATHER- Good

UMPIRES- Bruce Froemming, Mike Winters, Doug Eddings, Ron Kulpa

T- 3:08

LEFT ON BASE- All Stars:10  Allstars: 8

DOUBLE PLAYS- All Stars: 2  Allstars: 0

ERRORS- M.Ensberg

DOUBLES- A.Soriano, M.Ensberg, R.Ibanez

TRIPLES- G.Sheffield

WALKS- B.Abreu, C.Delgado-2, B.Bonds, G.Sheffield, M.Young, D.Ortiz, M.Tejada,

       D.Lee, J.Varitek

STRIKE OUTS- B.Abreu, B.Boone, C.Delgado, B.Bonds, A.Pujols, I.Rodriguez,

             A.Berroa, R.Sexson, M.Young, M.Ramirez, J.Thome, A.Jones, M.Lowell,

             J.Phillips

GIDP- G.Anderson

WILD PITCHES- P.Martinez, R.Wolf, K.Wood

 

 

All-Star Rosters

 

American League Roster

 

Starters

Team

Pos

Gms

BA

OBP

SLG

HR

RBI

R

SB

Thome, Jim

NWH

1B

83

.347

.449

.697

30

79

76

0

Young, Michael

PAR

2B

84

.339

.365

.517

9

39

61

3

Lowell, Mike

OUT

3B

65

.293

.368

.569

17

46

38

1

Rodriguez, Alex

MUD

SS

84

.280

.375

.638

31

75

64

4

Phillips, Jason

MAU

C

71

.355

.427

.519

9

43

35

0

Ramirez, Manny

BOS

OF

84

.320

.395

.689

35

84

73

3

Anderson, Garret

OUT

OF

84

.363

.395

.619

18

76

52

7

Ibanez, Raul

PAR

OF

84

.341

.401

.529

14

70

59

4

 

 

 

W

L

GS

ERA

IP

H

BB

SO

Halladay, Roy

OUT

SP

13

1

18

2.26

143.2

101

31

406

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

Team

Pos

Gms

BA

OBP

SLG

HR

RBI

R

SB

Ortiz, David

TOL

1B

62

.308

.375

.629

16

58

40

0

Lee, Derrek

RAT

1B

84

.281

.409

.551

20

48

51

9

Young, Eric

MUD

2B

71

.277

.369

.466

8

31

50

22

Tejada, Miguel

PAR

SS

84

.290

.352

.475

15

57

56

4

Alfonzo, Edgardo

MOL

3B

56

.330

.388

.528

10

31

33

4

Varitek, Jason

NWH

C

70

.275

.363

.534

14

41

44

1

Biggio, Craig

EVE

OF

81

.307

.391

.416

4

29

63

7

Jones, Andruw

RAT

OF

84

.269

.328

.559

25

62

61

3

Ordonez, Magglio

NWH

OF

84

.309

.374

.525

11

53

48

1

 

 

 

W

L

GS / SV

ERA

IP

H

BB

SO

Hudson, Tim

RAT

SP

14

3

18

2.42

141.1

112

38

110

Mussina, Mike

TOL

SP

11

8

20

2.84

149.0

134

37

129

Myers, Brett

LIO

SP

6

4

16

3.47

106.1

106

39

48

Wood, Kerry

BUL

SP

8

5

15

3.23

117.0

61

80

153

Zambrano, Carlos

MOL

SP

8

3

17

2.92

129.1

98

53

112

Foulke, Keith

RAT

RP

3

3

18

2.88

34.1

20

14

30

Guardado, Eddie

TOL

RP

3

0

12

1.37

39.1

28

7

41

Kim, Byung-Hyun

OUT

RP

2

4

20

1.94

51.0

36

17

41

 

 

National League Roster

 

Starters

Team

Pos

Gms

BA

OBP

SLG

HR

RBI

R

SB

Helton, Todd

OCE

1B

84

.358

.428

.645

21

81

69

0

Boone, Bret

OCE

2B

84

.335

.401

.607

21

66

70

5

Ensberg, Morgan

MET

3B

59

.300

.368

.647

20

48

41

2

Renteria, Edgar

YEL

SS

84

.365

.399

.516

7

49

52

17

Lopez, Javy

SIO

C

78

.304

.353

.656

26

69

47

0

Pujols, Albert

MET

OF

83

.368

.459

.783

35

83

88

2

Bonds, Barry

AVE

OF

77

.305

.441

.688

29

67

68

2

Sheffield, Gary

OCE

OF

82

.333

.408

.619

22

77

70

3

 

 

 

W

L

GS

ERA

IP

H

BB

SO

Schmidt, Jason

AVE

SP

10

2

17

2.22

125.2

94

26

132

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reserves

Team

Pos

Gms

BA

OBP

SLG

HR

RBI

R

SB

Delgado, Carlos

WOL

1B

84

.314

.425

.625

26

72

57

1

Sexson, Richie

AVE

1B

84

.261

.364

.571

28

72

61

1

Soriano, Alfonso

BEE

2B

84

.310

.334

.540

18

62

54

28

Randa, Joe

PRE

3B

79

.301

.363

.526

13

55

41

2

Berroa, Angel

SPR

SS

73

.289

.339

.404

4

25

47

15

Rodriguez, Ivan

BEE

C

79

.282

.347

.500

13

45

41

12

Abreu, Bobby

WAL

OF

84

.316

.406

.472

8

44

46

12

Green, Shawn

TIG

OF

84

.324

.393

.569

17

78

55

2

Mora, Melvin

MET

OF

68

.345

.444

.526

7

31

37

3

 

 

 

W

L

GS / SV

ERA

IP

H

BB

SO

Hernandez, Livan

OCE

SP

11

6

18

2.97

127.1

113

25

82

Martinez, Pedro

AVE

SP

11

3

17

3.06

108.2

71

32

126

Wolf, Randy

MAI

SP

7

4

13

4.16

97.1

84

31

71

Zito, Barry

MET

SP

12

2

18

3.08

137.1

120

60

95

Donnelly, Brendan

MET

RP

2

0

17

2.21

36.2

24

13

45

Dotel, Octavio

AVE

RP

1

1

7

0.84

53.2

21

20

49

Hasegawa, Shigetoshi

SIO

RP

6

3

20

3.56

43.0

41

8

18

Lidge, Brad

TIG

RP

4

0

17

2.17

45.2

36

18

52

 

 

 

All-Star Ballot Results

 

American League

 

FIRSTBASE

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Lee, Derrek

RAT

0

4

Ortiz, David

TOL

0

5

Thome, Jim

NWH

12

0

Wilson, Craig

MUD

0

3

 

SECONDBASE

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Boone, Aaron

OUT

0

1

Durham, Ray

MAU

1

1

Hudson, Orlando

NWH

0

1

Martinez, Ramon

MOL

0

2

Young, Eric

MUD

0

6

Young, Michael

PAR

11

1

 

THIRDBASE

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Alfonzo, Edgardo

MOL

2

5

Boone, Aaron

OUT

1

0

Feliz, Pedro

MOL

2

3

Hinske, Eric

LIO

0

0

Lowell, Mike

OUT

7

2

Ramirez, Aramis

BOS

0

2

 

SHORTSTOP

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Rodriguez, Alex

MUD

12

0

Tejada, Miguel

PAR

0

12

 

CATCHER

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Hernandez, Ramon

MUD

0

1

Lieberthal, Mike

TOL

2

2

Phillips, Jason

MAU

7

3

Pierzynski, AJ

RAT

1

3

Varitek, Jason

NWH

2

3

 

OUTFIELDER

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Name

Team

 

 

 

 

 

Anderson, Garret

OUT

2

9

1

0

0

Biggio, Craig

EVE

0

0

0

1

2

Hunter, Torii

MOL

0

0

0

1

0

Ibanez, Raul

PAR

0

1

6

2

0

Jones, Andruw

RAT

0

0

2

6

3

Ordonez, Magglio

NWH

0

0

2

2

4

Pierre, Juan

BUL

0

0

0

0

3

Ramirez, Manny

BOS

10

2

0

0

0

Wilson, Preston

LIO

0

0

1

0

0

 

STARTING PITCHER

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Name

Team

 

 

 

 

Clement. Matt

OUT

0

0

1

1

Franklin, Ryan

TOL

0

0

2

1

Halladay, Roy

OUT

9

3

0

0

Hudson, Tim

RAT

3

9

0

0

Mussina, Mike

TOL

0

0

6

1

Myers, Brett

LIO

0

0

0

1

Prior, Mark

MOL

0

0

1

2

Wakefield, Tim

TOL

0

0

1

1

Wood, Kerry

BUL

0

0

0

1

Zambrano, Carlos

MOL

0

0

1

4

 

 

National League

 

FIRSTBASE

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Delgado, Carlos

WOL

1

9

Helton, Todd

OCE

10

1

Mientkiewicz, Doug

PRE

0

1

 

SECONDBASE

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Boone, Bret

OCE

10

0

Loretta, Mark

TIG

1

0

Soriano, Alfonso

BEE

0

11

 

THIRDBASE

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Beltre, Adrian

TIG

0

1

Blalock, Hank

SPR

1

4

Ensberg, Morgan

MET

6

1

Helms, Wes

YEL

1

0

Koskie, Corey

SIO

0

2

Randa, Joe

PRE

3

2

Rolen, Scott

MAI

0

1

 

SHORTSTOP

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Berroa, Angel

SPR

0

5

Everett, Adam

TIG

0

2

Jeter, Derek

OCE

1

1

Larkin, Barry

WOL

0

2

Renteria, Edgar

YEL

10

1

 

CATCHER

 

1st

2nd

Name

Team

 

 

Kendall, Jason

OCE

1

1

Lopez, Javy

SIO

8

3

Rodriguez, Ivan

BEE

2

7

 

OUTFIELDER

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

Name

Team

 

 

 

 

 

Abreu, Bobby

WAL

0

0

0

1

2

Bonds, Barry

AVE

0

9

1

0

1

Edmonds, Jim

SIO

0

0

0

0

1

Giles, Brian

OCE

0

0

0

1

2

Green, Shawn

TIG

0

0

1

3

1

Mora, Melvin

MET

0

1

1

3

1

Patterson, Corey

YEL

0

0

2

0

0

Pujols, Albert

MET

11

0

0

0

0

Sheffield, Gary

OCE

0

1

6

1

1

Suzuki, Ichiro

BEE

0

0

0

0

1

Wells, Vernon

AVE

0

0

0

1

0

Winn, Randy

SIO

0

0

0

1

0

Young, Dmitri

MET

0

0

0

0

1

 

STARTING PITCHER

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Name

Team

 

 

 

 

Hernandez, Livan

OCE

0

1

1

5

Johnson, Randy

AVE

0

1

0

1

Martinez, Pedro

AVE

2

4

4

0

Mulder, Mark

SPR

0

0

0

1

Schmidt, Jason

AVE

8

2

1

0

Webb, Brandon

AVE

0

1

3

0

Zito, Barry

MET

1

2

2

4

 

 

 

AL Report

(AL Reporter ñ Robert Smith)

 

 

AL EAST Expanded Standings

 

W-L

GB

HOME

ROAD

Vs LH

1-RUN

Bakersfield Rattlers

61-51

---

32-24

29-27

21-12

25-16

Moline Cutters

53-59

8

29-27

24-32

20-15

23-17

Minnesota Mudcats

48-64

13

28-28

20-36

16-21

10-22

Hessville Everreadys

41-71

20

24-32

17-39

10-23

17-13

 

 

The Rattlers continue to reign supreme in the AL East even though they posted a 14-14 record. Bakersfield hit a league low .219 as a team in July. One of the bright spots was Andruw Jones who hit .257 with 6 HR and 15 RBI. The pitching staff kept the Rattlers above water with a team era of 4.07. Leading the way was Russ Ortiz who was only 1-2 but had a fine 3.99 era.

 

AL BATTING: M. Young, PAR .340, Ibanez, PAR .337, G. Anderson, OUT .333

 

The Cutters also had a 14-14 record in July to stay within 8 games in the East. Moline suffered a power outage in July as they hit only 22 HRís and scored 94 runs. Luis Rivas wasnít one of the culprits, though, as he hit .271 with 14 extra base hits. The pitching staff was good for Moline as Solomon Torres went 2-0 with a 3.25 era. Dan Kolb closed out games to perfection as he yielded 0 runs in 10.2 innings while posting 6 saves and going 1-0.

 

AL RBI: M. Ramirez, BOS 126, Thome, NHW 104, A. Rodriguez, MUD 97

 

Minnesota continued their monthly improvement as they went 15-13 to solidify their hold on 3rd place. Ramon Hernandez, who hit .333 with 8 HR and 25 RBI, sparked the offense. Rookie Jerome Williams, who went 3-3 with a sparkling 2.70 era, led the pitching staff.

 

AL OBP: Thome, NWH  .424, D. Lee, RAT .400, M. Ramirez, BOS .398

 

Hessville continued to pull up the rear in the East by going 12-16 for the month. The offense could only muster 22 HR as 6 of those came off the bat of Alex Gonzalez. Gonzalez also contributed a .330 batting average with 10 doubles. The pitching staff was led by pitcher of the month Dontrelle Willis. Willis had an amazing month going 6-0 with a 1.50 era.

 

AL HITS: M. Young, PAR 171, Ibanez, PAR 154, G. Anderson, OUT 147

 

 

AL CENTRAL Expanded Standings

 

W-L

GB

HOME

ROAD

Vs LH

1-RUN

New Hampshire

59-53

---

36-20

23-33

19-13

16-24

Cook County

50-62

9

22-34

28-28

17-17

10-19

Box City Parcelman

47-65

12

28-28

19-37

13-19

11-10

Plaza Lions

39-73

20

21-35

18-38

13-16

13-16

 

 

New Hampshire had a rough month going 11-17, but still managed to gain a game in the central division race. Jim Thome continued to shine as he hit 11 HR and drove in 25 while only batting .252. The pitching staff was hit to the tune of a 4.85 era. Kenny Rogers had a good month, though, going 2-0 with a 3.48 era.

 

AL HRíS: M. Ramirez, BOS 48, Thome, NWH 41, A. Rodriguez, MUD 37

 

Cook County also had a difficult month against the powerful NL West going 10-18. Travis Lee, who hit .306 with 3 HR and 16 RBI, led the Maulers offense. Carl Crawford continued his fine rookie campaign hitting .270 with 18 steals. Fellow rookie Jeremi Gonzalez, who was 2-3 with a nice 2.06 era, led the pitching staff.

 

AL RUNS SCORED: M. Ramirez, BOS 97, Thome, NWH 95, A. Rodriguez, MUD 86

 

Box City went 11-17 for the month of July. The offense was solid as they hit .284 as a team. Michael Young continued to sizzle as he batted .344 with 20 RBI. Raul Ibanez continued his All-Star season by hitting .324 with 2 HR and 21 RBI. Pitching continued to be the problem in Box City as the staff was pounded to the tune of a 6.87 era. Kirk Reuter 1-4, 7.41 era and Brian Lawrence 1-5, 7.52 era were the main culprits.

 

AL STEALS: Pierre, BUL 56, Crawford, MAU 46, E. Young, MUD 36

 

The Plaza Lions also suffered at the hands of the NL West going 10-18. Offensively the Lions were fine as they smacked 35 HR as a team. Leading the way was Preston Wilson who hit .274 with 10 HR and 25 RBI. Geoff Jenkins contributed a .288 average with 9 HR and 21 RBI. The Lions pitching staff was also pounded. Rookie Brett Myers may never be the same after going 1-4 with a 10.25 era.

 

 

AL WEST Expanded Standings

 

W-L

GB

HOME

ROAD

Vs LH

1-RUN

Toledo Mudhens

71-41

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40-16

31-25

19-14

15-17

Santa Barbara

65-47

6

34-22

19-14

19-14

16-25

Boston Rust

47-65

24

26-30

21-35

15-22

14-17

Brooklyn Bulldogs

41-71

30

23-33

18-38

14-22

17-19

 

 

The Toledo Mudhens enjoyed a 20-8 July to increase their lead in the West to 6 games. Offensively, the Mudhens hit a league high .295 with 30 HR.  Leading the charge was David Ortiz who continued his great season, hitting .330 with 8 HR and 26 RBI. The pitching staff was solid as well posting a 2.68 team era. CY-Young candidate Mike Mussina, who went 4-0 with a miniscule 0.96 era, led Toledo.  Esteban Loaiza chipped in with a 5-0 record and 2.88 era.

 

AL SAVES: Kim, OUT 30, Foulke, RAT 22, R. Soriano, EVE 12

 

Santa Barbara went 16-12 in July, but fell 6 games back in the West. The Outlaws, though, continue to own a comfortable lead in the wild card race. Carlos Lee led the offense, which smacked 35 HR.  Lee posted a .312 average with 9 HR and 19 RBI. Mike Lowell contributed a .282 average with 7 HR and 22 RBI. The Outlaws pitching continued to shine as the team posted a league low 2.22 ERA. Bartolo Colon was 4-1 with an eye-popping 0.72 era. Roy Halladay was just as effective going 2-0 with a 0.93 era.

 

AL APPS: Fuentes, MAU 57, Westbrook, LIO 54, Reitsma, MAU 52

 

The Boston Rust struggled in July going 11-17.  Offensively, the Rust were okay as Manny Ramirez continued his MVP season by hitting .327 with 13 HR and 42 RBI. The pitching staff wasnít as good, although Dustin Hermanson went 3-0 with a 1.21 era.

 

AL OPP BA: Wood, BUL .143, Halladay, OUT .182, Colon, OUT, .204

 

The Bulldogs continued to toil in the basement going 10-18 for the month. Once again, power was missing from Brooklynís lineup as they could manage only 19 HRís in July. Juan Pierre, who hit .333 with 16 stolen bases, led the offense.  The pitching continued to hold itís own as Kerry Wood led the way with a 1-1 record and sparkling 0.88 era.

 

                                                                                  

American League Player of the Month: Manny Ramirez

 

American League Pitcher of the Month: Dontrelle Willis

 

 

NL Report

(NL Reporter ñ Ray Martin)

 

Rank

Team (LM/PR)

Record

Home

Away

BA

ERA

July

BA

ERA

Notes/Award Contenders Season-to-date:

#1

Ocala (#1/#2)

89-23

49-7

40-16

.306

3.36

26-2

.335

3.37

Looks to be trying to make final months games versus Metro to be insignificant.

Helton .383 9HR 33RBI/Shield 5-0 2.81 ERA

 

 

 

 

 

Cy-Cormier 2.36 ERA, 7-2 23 saves/MVP-Helton .364 30HR 114RBI 98Runs

#2

Metropolis (#2/#1)

84-28

44-12

40-16

.271

2.71

22-6

.294

2.73

Fell off Ocala pace, but clearly the 2nd best team in all of Brass.

Furcal .336 7HR 25RBI/Contreras 3-1 1.54ERA

 

 

 

 

Cy-Schmidt 14-4 2.27 ERA 162K's/MVP-Bonds .305 35HR 85RBI 83RUNS 82W

#3

Stanley (#3/#3)

69-43

32-24

37-19

.270

4.24

17-11

.274

3.53

Steady hitting and pitching allows for virtual tie with Glen Allen. 

Schilling 5-0 with 0.79 ERA/Lopez .321 7HR 21RBI

 

 

 

 

Cy-Schilling 10-4 2.72 ERA 116K's/ MVP-Lopez .308 33HR's 90 RBI

#3

Glen Allen (#4/#4)

70-42

36-20

34-22

.293

4.47

18-10

.327

5.57

Pulls into virtual tie with Stanley at #3. 

Pujols .452 9HR 34RBI/Donnelly 0.64 ERA 10saves

 

 

 

Cy-Donnelly 1.78 ERA 27Saves, 66K's/ MVP-Pujols .390 44HR 117RBI 123 R

#5

Springfield (#6/#5)

70-42

39-17

31-25

.276

4.22

21-7

.283

4.37

Moves ahead of Charlevoix with good balance throughout the roster. 

bagwell .319 7HR 19HR and Isringhausen 11 saves 1.42ERA

 

 

Cy-Mulder 11-2 3.79 ERA 94K's/ MVP-Bagwell .307 27HR 76RBI 76 Runs

#6

Charlevoix (#5/#11)

65-47

33-23

32-24

.308

5.03

11-17

.322

7.11

Who say's you need pitching?  Offensive Juggernaut!!

Loretta .452 6HR 28 RBI/ Glavine 3-1 4.19ERA

 

 

 

 

Cy-Leiter 9-6 4.53 ERA 83K's/ MVP-Loretta .372 13HR 86 Runs

#7

Gem City (#7/#9)

61-51

32-24

29-27

.281

4.55

15-13

.279

5.73

Active trader?  Key pieces for others to secure their championship. 

Benitez 0.00ERA 1-0 5 saves/Lugo .316 8HR 20RBI

 

 

 

 

Cy-Benitez 5-2 1.85 ERA 17 Saves/MVP-Delgado .302 32HR 90Runs 67BB

#8

Bloomington(#9/#6)

55-57

28-28

27-29

.287

5.07

17-11

.319

5.21

Legit top six team, without trades should reach preseason projections. 

 Soriano .376 15 HR  and 40 RBI/ Padilla 6-0 4.02

 

 

 

 

Cy-Beckett 8-2 3.94 103K's/ MVP-Soriano .327 33HR 102RBI 33SB

#9

N. Georgia (#8/#7)

47-65

25-31

22-34

.288

5.23

7-21

.296

7.05

Can still help decide NL representative.

Renteria .415 4HR 15RBI/Smoltz 2-0 0.00 3 saves

 

 

 

 

Cy-Smoltz 1.86ERA 4-1 19Saves/ MVP-Renteria .377 71R 41 2B 22SB


 

Rank

Team (LM/PR)

Record

Home

Away

BA

ERA

July

BA

ERA

Notes/Award Contenders Season-to-date:

#10

Maine (#10/#8)

43-69

21-35

22-34

.242

5.32

9-19

.260

6.74

Looking towards next year and trying to stavev off Port Richey.

Rolen .352 9HR 28RBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cy-Santana 2-6 99K's in 82IP/MVP-Rolen .278 18HR 63RBI

#11

Port Richey (#11/#12)

41-71

22-34

19-37

.267

5.34

11-17

.263

6.04

Nice pieces for a contender?  Could jockey to #9.

Encarnacion .303 9HR 26RBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cy-Oliver 8-8 3.86ERA/ MVP-Encarnacion .301 19HR 69 RBI 76 Runs 14 SB

#12

Fleetwood (#12/#10)

28-84

15-41

13-43

.255

6.72

8-20

.277

7.41

Nearly assured of 110 losses, but fans still enjoy Abreu's professionalism!!

Ross .323 8HR and 21 RBI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cy-Fultz only pitcher with era below 5.00/MVP-Abreu .307 13HR 69RBI

 

Bold-League best or MVP/CY Young Favorite

 

 

 

 

 

Note:

LW-Last weeks ranking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PR-Preseason Ranking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National League Player of the Month: Alfonso Soriano

 

National League Pitcher of the Month: Curt Schilling

 

 

League Member E-Mail Changes

 

Vaughn Nuest ñ Vaughn has stopped using his university e-mail account.  Please send all league correspondence for Vaughn to vaughnstrat@yahoo.com.

 

Ray Martin ñ Ray has also switched e-mail accounts.  His new e-mail address is rrmartin@columbus.rr.com

 

Corey Weisser ñ Lastly, my e-mail address is also changing.  Please update your address books with my new e-mail address, weissc33@comcast.net. 

 

 

Trades

 

  1. Glen Allen trades Victor Martinez, Juan Rincon, Chris Gomez and Ricky Ledee to Moline for Miguel Batista, Dan Kolb, Omar Vizquel, Damian Miller, Ramon Martinez, Molineís 2005 1st round draft choice and Molineís 2005 5th round draft choice.
  2. Brooklyn trades Juan Pierre to Glen Allen for Brian Roberts and Glen Allenís 2005 2nd round draft choice.
  3. Glen Allen trades Adam Melhuse to Stanley for $200,000.
  4. North Georgia trades John Smoltz and North Georgiaís 2005 4th round draft choice to Springfield for Hiram Bocachica, John Buck and Macay McBride.
  5. Metropolis trades Matt Ginter to Gem City for Carlos Delgado.
  6. Gem City trades Kenny Lofton to Springfield for Raul Gonzalez.
  7. North Georgia trades Jorge DePaula to Metropolis for $50,000.
  8. Gem City trades Reggie Sanders to Toledo for Gabe Kapler and Toledoís 2006 4th round draft choice.
  9. Metropolis trades Javier Valentin to Fleetwood for Tom Wilson and $167,000.
  10. Toledo trades Felix Heredia and Brian Buchanan to New Hampshire for Tommy Phelps, Matt Franco and New Hampshireís 2005 4th round draft choice.
  11. Metropolis trades Denny Bautista, David Bush and Chad Gaudin to Fleetwood for Bobby Abreu.
  12. Metropolis trades Jose Guillen to Springfield for Adam Loewen and $1,000,000.
  13. Toledo trades Matt Franco to Cook County for $50,000.
  14. Toledo trades Jamie Moyer to Springfield for Larry Walker, Ramon Ortiz and $1,100,000.
  15. New Hampshire trades Hee Seop Choi, Mike Maroth, Troy Glaus, Jeff DíAmico, Orlando Hudson and New Hampshireís 2005 6th round draft choice to Moline for Torii Hunter, Kelvim Escobar, Ruben Sierra, Juan Cruz, Luis Rivas and Molineís 2005 2nd round draft choice.

 

 

Fines

 

North Georgia ñ Fined $1,000,000 for late submission of an all-star ballot.

 

Stanley ñ Fined $1,000,000 and loss of their 2005 bonus round draft selection for failing to submit an all-star ballot.

 

Upcoming League Deadlines

 

 

August 15

 

August Home Series Results deadline

Series results for August are due to home opponents, League Statistician and

Backup Statistician.

 

August 17

 

September Trade deadline. 

Trades must be reported to the LD by this date to be effective for September.

- This is the trade deadline for in-season trades within your own league. 

- Players traded between leagues are not eligible for the playoffs.

 

August 25

           

September Rotation deadline.

Starting pitcher rotations for September games due to the LD.

 

September Road Instructions deadline.

Instructions (HAL) for September games are due to road opponents.

- All carded players are eligible to play in September (at no additional cost).

 

 

League Membership Articles

 

Jim Clark submitted two articles.


Mets Watch

June 2004

 

Hitting Coach Resigns

            Eddie Kranepool the life long Met has stepped down from his position as Glen Allenís Batting Coach effective July 1, 2004.  Ed explained briefly, ìI seemed to have missed when my children were growing up when I played and now was missing out on the life of my grandchildren. Last month I told my wife I was considering this change and she said she would back me as she always had throughout our marriage.î

            Kranepool accepted a position in the scouting department so that he would still be part of the Mets family.  He will not have such an extensive travel schedule so he can stay home with the family, but will accept brief assignments to help the general manager evaluate talent especially on the east coast.

 

 

HOJO Returns!

            Howard Johnson has been named Mets Batting coach.  At the press conference held this past week, GM Clark announced the resignation of Kranepool and reintroduced Johnson as the new coach.  ìWe thank Eddie for all his years of service and understand his reasons for cutting back his time for his family.  The new coach is a familiar face to most of you, and we are pleased to announce Howard Johnson as the new Glen Allen hitting coach.î  Johnson a switch hitter in his playing days should fit in nicely since the Mets lineup has several switch hitters in it every day.  Howard made a brief comment, ìIím so happy to accept this position and look forward to helping the hitters so we can get back into first place.  I understand the only problem that Eddie left for me was how to get Albert out of the cage.î   Pujols loves to get extra time in batting practice.

 

 

Albert Pujols Named Mets Player of the Month for May

            All that extra hitting has paid off in a big way last month.  Albert was one of only two Mets that actually raised his batting average, while as a team the average went to .281 from .300.  The Mets left fielder was disappointed that he did not make the All-Star team last year, but in a couple weeks we will find out that he rectified that situation.  Pujols leads the team in many categories:  .368, games 83, at bats 318 runs 83 hits 117, doubles 23, home runs 35, RBI 83 and a league leader on intentional walks.  For June the average went up .026 with 23 runs, 41 hits, 7 doubles, 14 home runs, 30 RBI and 14 bases on balls.

            Veteran Designated Hitter Dmitri Young has been impressed by the Mets Super

Star, ìAlbert is so dedicated to improving himself every day not only hitting but fielding as well.  He loves to hit and to practice his hitting, since I usually hit in the same group that he does I see what he does every day.  For such a young man, he is so composed and professional a hitter, he never tries to show off like many guys do, but has his plan of attack. He lets his bat do his talking and oh boy has it this past month!î

 


Mets Watch

July 2004

 

Busy Month for Glen Allen G. M.

 

            First Eric Milton was reacquired from the New Hampshire Derry Heifers.  The left-handed pitcher was taken when on the unprotected list during the draft; this was due to his contract and his injury for which he would be unable to play in the 2004 Brassball season.  G.M. Henry Lance asked the Mets if we would want Milton back if New Hampshire paid this yearís salary.  Since Eric has recovered from his injury Glen Allen worked out the deal sending minor leaguer Adam Johnson and welcoming home Milton.  ìI look forward to pitching for the Mets next season and working with Jimmy Key again.  Iím trying to work hard to improve my stamina aiming for 200 innings next year.î

            The Mets had been in discussion with Brooklyn about Juan Pierre for almost a month. G.M. Smith ended negotiations a few weeks ago, but decide to trim payroll if he could get GA #2 along with Brian Roberts for the speedy outfielder. Mets G.M. responded, ìI like Brian, but to get a player with Pierreís stolen base ability and OBP, I just could not pass up this offer.î

            The big deal transpired with Moline after extensive negotiations.  G.M. Barber inquired about Vic Martinez whom the Mets were counting on to be their #1 catcher next season and for the future.  G.M. Clark, ì I turned down the deal a couple of times because I hate to trade away young talent with good potential, but David kept raising the ante until I could not pass up acquiring for next season a shortstop (Omar Vizquel), a starting pitcher (Miguel Batista), a catcher (Damian Miller), a possible closer (Dan Kolb) and #1 & #5 draft choices and utility guy Ramon Martinez for Vic, Rincon, Gomez and Ledee.  I know I might be kicking myself if Victor passes Piazza for the home run record by catchers, but if he has to move to DH, well I have plenty of candidates there.î

            This season Rincon, Gomez and Ledee have been disappointments to the Mets fans.  Rincon slated to be a set up man was relegated to mop up before his demotion to the minors.  Ledee was supposed to provide power but only has two homers and 10 RBI while striking out 22 times in 28 games.  Gomez started the year in the minors and was given a chance when McLemore got hurt, but Chris did not come through.  The fans will be excited by the play of Pierre as the lead off hitter for the Mets to drive home.  Batista could fill the #3 spot in the rotation while Kolb helps strengthen an already solid bullpen.  Omar Vizquel is another former Mets player that the fans will enjoy seeing once again.  Signed as a free agent away from Glen Allen, the team has not had solid defense at shortstop since his departure.  Bench Coach Stanley, ìWe tried different combinations and platoons but we are glad to have Vizquel back for the rest of this year and all next season.  Veteran catcher Damian Miller will provide solid defense as part of the tandem next season.  With Molina a free agent, the Mets have a backstop to build upon if we cannot resign Bengie and have to settle for someone else. Utility infielder Ramon Martinez is a free agent after this season, but he should help the Mets in the playoffs.î

 

50 Games Remain

 

            The Mets are tied for first place in the National League East.  These last two months should be exciting since the East will play the strong Central division in August and then battle for the division crown in a head to head battle in September!  Looks like it will be a sprint to the finish line.