Troke Notes: Cardinals – Padres

Stats from May 20th vs Padres

– the Cardinals starting lineup in game 1 against the Padres is their 2nd most commonly used lineup this season (6 times)… it’s the 1st time they’ve used 2 different lineups 6 or more times in a season since 2003

– Petco Park has always been known as a pitcher-friendly park, but the Cardinals own the 2nd highest all-time batting average at Petco, among NL teams

HIGHEST BATTING AVG ALL-TIME AT PETCO PARK (NL TEAMS)
ATLANTA BRAVES – .260
ST. LOUIS CARDINALS – .255 (ENTERING TONIGHT)
COLORADO ROCKIES – .249
SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS – .244
CINCINNATI REDS – .243
**CARDINALS WENT 4-FOR-28 IN GAME 1 (.143 AVG)

– Matt Holliday owns one of the worst all-time batting averages in Petco Park history…

LOWEST BATTING AVG IN PETCO PARK HISTORY (MIN. 200 PLATE APP.)

CARLOS QUENTIN – .185 (33/178)
MARCUS GILES – .204
MATT HOLLIDAY – .207 (43/208)
JASON BARTLETT – .208
**Quentin went 0-for-3 and Holliday went 1-for-4 in game 1

– the Cardinals active roster of position players has not had much success at Petco…

CARDINALS ACTIVE POSITION PLAYERS CAREER AT PETCO
125 HITS-568 AT BATS
.220 AVG
8 HR
4 TRIPLES
26 DOUBLES
52 RBI
**TONIGHT’S STARTERS:  .215 AVG (97/452), 7 HR, 43 RBI
**TONIGHT’S BENCH:  .246 AVG (28/114), 1 HR, 9 RBI

– the Cardinals have lost 5 straight games in San Diego… their 3rd longest losing streaks in San Diego all-time

CARDINALS LONGEST LOSING STREAKS AT SAN DIEGO (ALL-TIME)

1993-1995         15
1977-1979         13
2011-TONIGHT     5
**LOST 4 STRAIGHT 2 OTHER TIMES

– the Cardinals have lost 4 straight games to the Padres for the 1st time since losing 4 straight to San Diego from 2004-2005… their longest losing streak to San Diego is 9 games

– Jason Marquis has won 5 straight starts, matching his career-high… it’s the 3rd different team he’s won 5 straight starts with (Cardinals – 2006, Cubs – 2007, Padres – 2013)

LAST 5 PITCHERS W/ 5+ GAME WIN STREAKS W/ 3 DIFFERENT TEAMS
Jason Marquis    2006 STL, 2007 CHC, 2013 SD
A.J. Burnett      2005 FLA, 2008 TOR, 2012 PITT
Ted Lilly          2003 OAK, 2007 CHC, 2008 CHC, 2010 LAD, 2011 LAD
Joel Pineiro     2002 SEA, 2003 SEA, 2008 STL, 2009 STL, 2010 LAA
Jamie Moyer     1993 BALT, 1999 SEA, 2000 SEA, 2001 SEA, 2003 SEA, 2009 PHI

– Miller allowed just his 2nd 1st inning run of the season, and it also snapped a streak of 15 consecutive scoreless innings

– the Cardinals scored their 1st 2 runs without an RBI… the last time they scored 2 or more runs in a game without an RBI was 6/29/1988 vs. Montreal

– the last time the Cardinals scored 2 or more runs in a game without an RBI and won was 9/19/1964 at Cincinnati

– opponents are 8-for-9 in stolen base opportunities against Shelby Miller… they’re 8-for-16 against the rest of the pitching staff

– Jon Jay picked up 2 more hits, and continues his tear during the month of May…

JON JAY SINCE MAY 2ND

17 GAMES
24-FOR-58
.414 AVG
2 HR
4 DOUBLES
15 RBI
9 MULTI-HIT GAMES

– Chris Denorfia went 3-for-4 against the Cardinals… he’s just a .259 career hitter against the Redbirds, but is 7-for-10 in his last 3 games against the Cardinals

CHRIS DENORFIA CAREER VS CARDINALS
            9/21/05-5/21/12        9/10/12-TONIGHT
GAMES        19                3
HITS-AT BATS    7-FOR-44            7-FOR-10
AVG            .159            .700
DOUBLES      4                1
RUNS            4                2
RBI               1                3

– after their 5-15 start, the Padres have been one of the best teams in baseball…

PADRES SINCE APRIL 24TH (NL RANKS)

16-8 RECORD        T-1ST (TIED W/ CARDINALS)
3.55 ERA            6TH
2.71 RELIEVER ERA    3RD
.235 OPP AVG        1ST
4.71 RUNS/GAME        2ND
29 HOMERUNS        3RD
.249 AVG            10TH

– Fernando Salas is the 5th Cardinal since 1921 to record one out or fewer, allow at least one hit, walk, and HBP, and not allow a run

CARDINALS W/ 0.1 IP OR FEWER, 1+ HITS, 1+ WALKS, 1+ HBP, AND 0 RUNS (SINCE 1921)
9/4/1963    BOBBY SHANTZ
4/22/2005    AL REYES
6/2/2005    JULIAN TAVAREZ
4/26/2013    MITCHELL BOGGS
5/20/2013    FERNANDO SALAS

– Shelby Miller is averaging 16.5 pitches per inning this season… tied for 12th most in the NL (last 2 starts:  17.9 pitches/inning)