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Old 09-09-2001, 03:03 PM   #3
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1) Mariners RF Ichiro Suzuki set the team record with 217 hits.

Meanwhile, yesterday's reports stated "Suzuki set the AL rookie record for singles in a season, with 173, breaking the mark of 170, set by Harvey Kuenn, in 1953."

But, the AP report I relied on got almost everything wrong. Kuenn's record was 167, while Suzuki's total, as of then, was 170. At least they got the part about Suzuki getting 3 singles correct, or maybe they just failed in their efforts to screw that detail up.

2) On Friday, Bret Boone set the Mariners record with his 13th SF of the season.

3) Angels SS David Eckstein set the team record with his 19th HBP of the season.

4) A's OF Johnny Damon was scratched from yesterday's lineup, due to a sore thumb, while 1B Jason Giambi was giving the day off, to rest his hamstring.

5) Redsox SS Mike Lansing had to leave yesterday's game, due to a bruised left knee.

Lansing's improved on his terrible -54 RCAA figure from last year, but is still have a bad year, hitting .384 SLG, .294 OBA, .677 OPS, -18 RCAA, .342 OWP, 4.04 RC/G, 41 RC in 106 games. He came into the season with -137 RCAA and -94 RCAP.

6) Braves C Javier Lopez was scratched from yesterday's lineup, due to a stomach flu.

7) Cardinals 2B Fernando Vina was scratched from yesterday's lineup, after having fluid drained from his left knee, and says he'll return today.

Vina's hitting .404 SLG, .353 OBA, .757 OPS, -1 RCAA, .494 OWP, 5.81 RC/G, 86 RC in 136 games. Starting in 1997, he's had a negative RCAA in each odd year and a positive figure each even season.

8) The Royals called up SS Angel Berroa, OF Brandon Berger and P Brad Voyles.

Berroa, 21, was ranked as the Royals's #6 prospect by Baseball America and was given a C+ grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. He was acquired from the A's in the Johnny Damon 3 way trade in January. Berroa came into the year with a .766 career OPS (.340 OBA, .426 SLG) in 2 minor league seasons, with all but 4 games being below AA. In Hi-A and AA this year, he had a .835 OPS (.340 OBA, .495 SLG) and is considered the team's SS of the future, although he'll probably won't get the starting job until 2003.

Voyles, 24, was ranked as the Braves's #27 prospect by Baseball America and was given a B- grade by the Minor League Scouting Notebook. He was acquired in the Rey Sanchez trade and came into the season with a 2.12 career ERA in 3 minor league seasons, all below AA. Pitching mostly in AA this year, he had a 0.53 ERA.

Berger, 26, never played above Hi-A until last year, when he had just a .531 OPS (.240 OBA, .291 SLG) in 27 games at that level. Then, he hit 40 HR, with a 1.031 OPS (.383 OBA, .648 SLG) in AA this season.

9) The Devil Rays called up C Paul Hoover and moved P Ariel Prieto from the 15 to the 60 day DL.

Hoover, 25, wasn't regarded as a good enough prospect to make it into the Minor League Scouting Notebook or Baseball America's top 30 prospect list for the Devil Rays. In AAA, he only had a .594 OPS (.260 OBA, .334 SLG) in 2001.

10) The A's activated OF Adam Piatt from the DL and sent him to the minors.
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