Where, oh where would the Cardinals be without their talented rookies?

Stephen Piscotty and Tommy Pham have provided a huge boost to the Cardinals' offense. 

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Tommy Pham and Steven Piscotty each homered Sunday, as the St. Louis Cardinals continue to get incredible contributions from their rookies.

Highest OPS by Rookies

Team OPS
St. Louis Cardinals .849
Houston Astros .797
Minnesota Twins .781
Los Angeles Dodgers .777
Chicago Cubs .776

The Cardinals are attempting to lead MLB in wins, while also allowing the fewest runs, for the fifth time in franchise history.

Most Wins and Fewest Runs Allowed Since 2000

Year Wins Opponent Runs  
1942 106 480 Won World Series
1943 105 475 Lost World Series
1944 105 490 Won World Series
2004 105 659 Lost World Series
2015 93 484  

The Cardinals have held opponents to the lowest batting average with runners in scoring position in 2015 (.211). They are the most-improved NL team in that category from last season, while the Cincinnati Reds have gone in the opposite direction.

Opponents’ Batting average with Runners in Scoring Position — 2014 to 2015

Team 2014 2015 Difference
Cardinals .242 .211 -.031 (Largest decrease in NL)
Reds  .229 .259 +.030 (Largest increase in NL)

Jaime Garcia is allowing home runs at one of the lowest rates by a St. Louis pitcher in the last 25 seasons.

Cardinals’ Lowest Home Runs/9 IP Ratio Since 1990

Year Player Home Runs/9 IP Ratio
2009 Chris Carpenter 0.33
2014 Adam Wainwright 0.40
2015 Jaime Garcia 0.41 
1990 Bob Tewksbury 0.43
1990 Joe Magrane 0.44