|Philadelphia Phillies||39||26||.600||--||21-13||18-13||12-9||14-9||12-6||Won 4||8-2|
|Florida Marlins||34||28||.548||3.5||20-13||14-15||15-12||11-9||7-5||Won 2||4-6|
|Atlanta Braves||32||32||.500||6.5||25-11||7-21||16-16||6-10||8-5||Lost 3||3-7|
|New York Mets||30||32||.484||7.5||17-11||13-21||15-15||4-6||9-11||Lost 4||4-6|
|Washington Nationals||25||39||.391||13.5||14-20||11-19||13-19||9-11||2-7||Lost 3||2-8|
|Chicago Cubs||40||24||.625||--||26-8||14-16||4-4||18-15||18-5||Won 1||7-3|
|St. Louis Cardinals||38||27||.585||2.5||21-13||17-14||5-1||20-16||11-9||Won 2||6-4|
|Milwaukee Brewers||33||30||.524||6.5||19-10||14-20||8-10||17-13||8-4||Won 1||7-3|
|Houston Astros||32||32||.500||8.0||16-11||16-21||7-6||13-16||11-8||Lost 2||2-8|
|Pittsburgh Pirates||30||33||.476||9.5||18-14||12-19||10-11||15-18||5-4||Won 1||5-5|
|Cincinnati Reds||30||34||.469||10.0||19-10||11-24||11-12||9-14||7-8||Lost 2||5-5|
|Arizona Diamondbacks||34||29||.540||--||21-12||13-17||7-10||5-10||20-8||Lost 1||4-6|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||30||33||.476||4.0||18-15||12-18||6-7||11-13||12-11||Lost 1||4-6|
|San Francisco Giants||28||35||.444||6.0||13-19||15-16||8-7||6-14||14-11||Won 3||6-4|
|San Diego Padres||28||37||.431||7.0||18-17||10-20||8-8||8-12||11-15||Won 5||7-3|
|Colorado Rockies||24||39||.381||10.0||14-15||10-24||5-6||8-11||9-21||Lost 1||4-6|
Well... we're still second. But now the Giants are two games behind us, while we're four games behind the Dbacks. And the Padres are just three games behind us. And that's who we're playing next. Hmm we don't see the Giants till July 4th. After we play the Padres this week, we go to Detroit then Cincinnati before coming home to face the Indians, White Sox, and Angels.
Now to the break down. In the East ... The only changes really are the Mets moving down a slot, thanks to being swept by the Padres. The Phillies have also gained three games on the Marlins, going from half a game ahead of the Marlins to 3.5 games. The Cubs are still on top of the Central, but they also have the best record in the Majors. Who would've thought. Their lead over the Cardinals hasn't changed. The bottom four of the division is still playing musical chairs. Wonder who will be on the bottom in a week. Now to the West ... which was pretty hot this weekend. Check out my previous post to see how the West did this weekend. Again, none of the teams of the West has been able to move up or down from their slot in the West. The leads have changed ... the Dodgers gained a half game on the Dbacks, but everyone else in the Division also gained leads. Instead of being 4.5/3.5/1.5/2.5 games between each other, they are now 4/2/1/3 games between each other.
Now ... who has the best and worst records of the Majors?
American League Best: Los Angeles Angels 39 - 25 =.609 (Boston Red Sox is very close behind with 40 - 26 = .606)
National League Best: Chicago Cubs 40 - 24 = .625 (the Phillies aren't too far behind with 39 - 26 = .600)
American League Worst: Seattle Mariners 22 - 41 = .349 (Two games behind the Ro4yals)
National League Worst: Colorado Rockies 24 - 39 = .381 (just barely behind the Nationals who are 25-39 = .391)
I'm sure you can figure out who's the best and worst overall.
Now onto individual stats. Here's where I'm going to focus mostly on the Dodgers. I'm going to list the Dodgers with the best and worst stats in the following categories (with the minimum of 100 at-bats): averages, games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, triples, home runs, RBIs, walks, strikeouts, and GIDPs. Let's see if you can guess the right ones.
Best: (In case of Walks - most walks; strikeouts and GIDPs - who has the least)
Average - Russell Martin with .314 (Furcal still has .366, but he's been on the DL)
Games - James Loney with 3., Russell's second with 61, and Kemp third with 60
At-bats - James Loney wtih 235, Kemp with 219, Martin with 210 (everyone else is under 200 still)
Runs - Believe it or not, Furcal still has the most with 34. But since he's on the DL, Russell and James are tied with the most with 30. Kemp is behind them with 29, Ethier with 28
Hits - Kemp leads with 66, James and Russell tie with 65, then Ethier with 58
Doubles - Kemp has 14, Ethier has 13, Furcal on the DL with 12, then Loney with 11, and Martin with 9
Triples - Loney has the most with 3, then the following each have two: Furcal, Kemp, DeWitt, and Hu. Believe it or not, only two other people have a triple. Jones and Kent.
Home runs - Kent leads with the way with 8. Then you have Kemp, Loney, Martin, Ethier, DeWitt, and Furcal each with five.
RBIs - Kemp with 35, Loney with 32, DeWitt and Russell are tied with 29.
Walks - Martin with 39. The next closest are Jones and DeWitt with 20
Strikeouts - Pierre has the least with only 10 (TEN???) in 192 at-bats. As usually, Furcal is second with 15. The next active player is actually Hu with 21 then Kent with 24.
GIDPs - Ethier has only grounded into a double play once, with DeWitt has done it twice.
When it comes to averages, we've got three players above .300 (Furcal, Martin, Kemp) and you have two more who are VERY close (Ethier .294 and DeWitt at .293). You notice that you'll see a lot of the same names throughout each category.
Worst: (In case of Walks - who has the least walks; strikeouts and GIDPs - who has the most)
Average - Hu has the worst average at .159 (while Jones on the DL is at .165). The next player with at least 100 at-bats with the worst average is ... Jeff Kent at .251.
Games - The only player with the least amount of games who has at least 100 at bats and is not on the DL ... is Hu in 49, then Kent in 53
At-bats - Hu has 107, Jones has 133
Runs - Hu has only 13, then Jones with 18, and Kent with 21
Hits - Hu has only 17, while Jones (DL) has 22. Then comes Kent with 48.
Doubles - Hu only hast one double, while Jones (who is on the DL) has
riples - Believe it or not ... Russell, Andre, and Pierre don't have a triple yet
Home runs - Do I really need to say who has over plate appearances WITHOUT a single home run? Hint. The two smallest guys on the team. Hu and Pierre.
RBIs - Jones and Hu both have only RBIs
Walks - Jeff Kent and Hu have the least amount of walks, with only NINE
Strikeouts - No surprise here, right? Matt Kemp has struck out 63 (!!) times. So much for Jones being the Whiff King ... he's second with 45.
GIDPs - James Loney has grounded into THIRTEEN double plays. Jeff Kent has done it five times less than James.
Other fun stats. Martin and Hu both have the most intentional walks with four. No surprise there. Andre Ethier has been hit by a pitch the most, with four ... I think there was a stretch where he was hit two or three games in a row. Ethier also has the most sacrifice flies with five. Do I really need to tell you who has the most stolen bases and been caught stealing the most? Blake DeWitt is 6 - 7 with one double, one triple, and a walk with the bases loaded. The one at-bat where he could've been 7 - 7 with the bases loaded ... he struck out. The next player behind DeWitt is Russell Martin who has two hits in five at-bats, with a walk. Then it's Matt Kemp with three hits in eight at bats, with one double and a grand slam, and FOUR strikeouts. It's okay, Loney has struck out four times with the bases loaded as well. He had ten at-bats and got only three hits, with a double and a triple.
Maybe next week I'll do pitching.