Troke Notes: Brewers-Cardinals

Stats from May 17th vs Brewers

– Jon Jay has been on an absolute tear in May… after an 0-for-4 day on May 1st, he’s hitting well over .400
JON JAY SINCE MAY 2ND
19-FOR-46
.413 AVG
2 HR
3 DOUBLES
13 RBI
8 RUNS
1.073 OPS

– Jaime Garcia is climbing the list of wins leaders among lefties in Cardinals history
MOST WINS BY LEFTHANDED PITCHERS IN CARDINALS HISTORY
RANK        PITCHER            WINS
14        HARVEY HADDIX        53
15        JOE MAGRANE        51
16        DONOVAN OSBORNE     47
17        JOHNNY LUSH        43
18        BOB WEILAND        41
19        AL HRABOSKY        40
T-20        JAIME GARCIA        39
T-20        BILL WALKER        39

– Garcia had dominated the Brewers over the past 3 seasons… but struggled tonight
JAIME GARCIA VS BREWERS (SINCE 2011)
            1ST 6 STARTS        FRIDAY NIGHT
IP/START        7.0                 5.1
ER ALLOWED    9                6
ERA            1.93                10.13
OPP AVG        .258                .273
HR ALLOWED    1                2
K/BB            31/7                5/1

– the Cardinals are seeking the 7th 5-game winning streak against the Brewers, and 5th within a single season
CARDINALS LONGEST SINGLE SEASON WINNING STREAKS VS BREWERS
YEAR        WIN STREAK VS BREWERS
2001        7
2007        6
2013        5
2003        5
1998        5
**5 OTHER 4-GAME WINNING STREAKS VS BREWERS

– Garcia has been snake bitten more than any other pitcher in baseball since 2010…
MOST STARTS LEAVING LEAD, BUT NOT GETTING WIN (SINCE 2010)
JAIME GARCIA – 14
JASON VARGAS – 14
DAN HAREN – 13
MAT LATOS – 13
HOMER BAILEY – 12
RANDY WOLF – 12
TRAVIS WOOD – 12

– Aramis Ramirez hit his 31st and 32nd career homeruns against the Cardinals… tied for 2nd most among active players
Most Career HR vs. Cardinals — Active Players

Lance Berkman        39
Aramis Ramirez        32
Adam Dunn            32
Todd Helton            22
Prince Fielder            20
Ryan Braun            18

– Matt Carpenter led off the game with a single, and came around to score… he’s been great leading off games this season
MATT CARPENTER LEADING OFF A GAME THIS SEASON
5-FOR-16
.313 AVG
1 HR
1 DOUBLE
1 RBI
7 RUNS
4 WALKS
.450 OBP

– the Brewers entered the night the best team in baseball in the 1st inning… the Cardinals were in the middle of the pack until outscoring Milwaukee 5-0 tonight
BIGGEST 1ST INNING RUN DIFFERENTIAL IN MLB THIS SEASON
                Own      Opp      Diff
Milwaukee Brewers               35        14       +21
Cleveland Indians               32       17       +15
Baltimore Orioles               30       15       +15
Boston Red Sox                  29       15       +14
Los Angeles Angels              30       19       +11
St. Louis Cardinals        23    14    +9

– the last time the Cardinals scored 5 or more runs in the 1st inning was September 28, 2012 against the Nationals
– David Freese hit his 2nd career grand slam… the other was on June 7, 2012 at Houston off Wesley Wright… it was also the Cardinals last grand slam

– Freese hit his 1st homerun since game 1 of the NLCS last year

– Jaime Garcia allowed just 2 homeruns in his 1st 7 starts of the season… he’s allowed 3 in his last 2 starts

– Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, and Allen Craig kept up their hot hitting against the Brewers…
MATT HOLLIDAY/JON JAY/ALLEN CRAIG VS BREWERS THIS SEASON
        HOLLIDAY        JAY            CRAIG
HITS        10            12            13
AVG        .357            .414            .406        
RBI        10            8            8
RUNS        10            4            7
XBH        2            2            3

– Garcia has started the season 0-for-21 at the plate… that’s the longest hitless streak to begin a season by a Cardinal since 2004 (Jeff Suppan started 0-for-43)

– Aramis Ramirez collected his 26th career multi-homerun game

– Ramirez continues to crush the Cardinals…
ARAMIS RAMIREZ CAREER VS CARDINALS (RANKS AMONG ACTIVE PLAYERS)  
174 GAMES
203 HITS        1ST
32 HOMERUNS    T-2ND
44 DOUBLES        1ST
118 RBI         T-1ST
347 TOTAL BASES    1ST
94 RUNS         2ND

– Ramirez is the 6th player in the last decade with at least 2 HR and 6 RBI against the Cardinals
PLAYERS W/ 2 HR AND 6 RBI VS CARDINALS (SINCE 2004)
TONIGHT        ARAMIS RAMIREZ (MIL)
6/2/2011        AUBREY HUFF (SF)
5/28/2011        CHRIS IANNETTA (COL)
8/23/2007        JOSH WILLINGHAM (FLA)
7/18/2006        ANDRUW JONES (ATL)
8/3/2004        TONY BATISTA (MON)

– Garcia became the 4th different 5 game winner for the Cardinals… no other team in baseball has more than 2

– Yadier Molina was a part of his 32nd career strike ‘em out, throw ‘em out… he’s done it in each of the last 2 games

– Molina has been part of 62 double plays since 2004… one behind Brian McCann and Miguel Olivo for the MLB lead during that span
MOST DOUBLE PLAYS AS CATCHERS (SINCE 2004)
BRIAN McCANN – 63
MIGUEL OLIVO – 63
YADIER MOLINA – 62
JASON KENDALL – 60
AJ PIERZYNSKI – 58

– Edward Mujica has converted his 1st 12 save opportunities… that’s tied for the 3rd longest streak to begin a season in Cardinals history
Cardinals to Convert First 12+ Save Opportunities in a Season – Since 1969
 
Season      Player                              Streak
2012        Edward Mujica        12
2005        Jason Isringhausen                   16 
1995        Tom Henke                            22 
1969        Joe Hoerner                          12 

– Garcia gave up 6 runs, but the bullpen was outstanding…
CARDINALS BULLPEN FRIDAY NIGHT VS BREWERS
3.2 INNINGS
12 BATTERS FACED
2 HITS
0 RUNS
3 STRIKEOUTS
0 WALKS

– Mujica’s 12 saves are tied for 6th most in baseball, and 3rd most in the NL
MLB SAVES LEADERS
PIT    JASON GRILLI – 16**
NYY    MARIANO RIVERA – 16**
BAL    JIM JOHNSON – 14
CWS    ADDISON REED – 13
SF     SERGIO ROMO – 13
STL    EDWARD MUJICA – 12**
**0 BLOWN SAVES

– the Cardinals improved to 33-8 (including postseason), when David Freese hits a homerun

– the Cardinals are 7-5 in one run games… they were 21-26 in such games last year

– Trevor Rosenthal has been terrific since April 18th…
TREVOR ROSENTHAL SINCE APRIL 18TH
13 APPEARANCES
12.0 INNINGS
1 ER ALLOWED
0.75 ERA
.200 OPP AVG
18/4 K/BB

– if the Cardinals win Saturday, it will be the 1st time they’ve taken 8 of the 1st 9 meetings with an opponent since 2001
Cardinals, Last 5 Times Winning 8+ of First 9 Meetings with Opponent in Season
1984    PIRATES (9-0)
1985    BRAVES (8-1)
2000    CUBS (8-1)
2000    PADRES (9-0)
2001    PIRATES (8-1)