Troke Notes: Beltran blasts his way into Cardinals history

Stats from June 18th vs Cubs

 
– Carlos Beltran hit his 49th homerun in a Cardinal uniform, the 7th most in franchise history among switch hitters

MOST HOMERUNS ALL-TIME BY CARDINALS SWITCH HITTERS
TED SIMMONS – 172
RIPPER COLLINS – 106
RED SCHOENDIENST – 65
WILLIE McGEE – 63
FRANKIE FRISCH – 51
REGGIE SMITH – 50
CARLOS BELTRAN – 49
 
– Adam Wainwright allowed 4 1st inning runs… he allowed just 4 1st inning runs in his 1st 14 starts
 
– Wainwright allowed 5 XBH in the 1st 2 innings… the only other Cardinals starter to allow 5 XBH in a start this season is Tyler Lyons (June 8th vs Reds)
 
– The 6 XBH allowed by Wainwright set a new career-high… he had allowed 5 XBH in a game twice
 
– Beltran moves into sole possession of 5th place on the all-time homerun list among switch hitters

MOST HOMERUNS ALL-TIME AMONG SWITCH HITTERS

MICKEY MANTLE – 536
EDDIE MURRAY – 504
CHIPPER JONES – 468
LANCE BERKMAN – 365
**CARLOS BELTRAN – 350
**TIED W/ DICK ALLEN FOR 86TH OVERALL
 
– Wainwright’s had a tough time in his career against the Cubs

ADAM WAINWRIGHT CAREER VS CUBS (AS STARTER)
19 STARTS
6-6 RECORD
4.51 ERA
.273 OPP AVG
11 HR ALLOWED
50 XBH ALLOWED
1.35 WHIP
 
– Wainwright was much better after the 1st inning…

WAINWRIGHT 1ST IP:  4 RUNS, 4 HITS, 2 HR, 2 DOUBLES, 0 K
WAINWRIGHT 2ND-7TH IP:  0 RUNS, 3 HITS, 2 DOUBLES, 3 K
 
– Samardzija finished 2 outs shy of becoming the 1st Cub with a complete game win against the Cardinals since Carlos Zambrano on September 18, 2005
 
– The last Cub with a complete game win in St. Louis was Jon Lieber on October 1, 1999
 
– Wainwright allowed 4 ER in the 1st inning for the 2nd time in his career (April 13, 2012 in the home opener against the Cubs)
 
– Wainwright allowed back-to-back homeruns for the 3rd time in his career… June 24, 2010 against Toronto and June 29, 2012 against the Pirates
 
– Wainwright is the 1st Cardinal to allow back-to-back homeruns in the 1st inning since June 16, 2011 (Kyle Lohse vs. the Nationals)
 
– Yadier Molina has been on an absolute tear over the past month…

YADIER MOLINA SINCE MAY 22ND (23 GAMES)

.459 AVG
14 XBH
19 RBI
14 RUNS
1.171 OPS
14 MULTI-HIT GAMES
 
– Wainwright had allowed just 4 XBH with 2 outs entering tonight… he allowed 4 consecutive XBH with 2 outs in the 1st inning