Troke Notes: Molina continues to rake

– Shelby Miller allowed his 7th and 8th earned runs in the 1st inning this season… he’s allowed just 12 earned runs in all other innings

SHELBY MILLER THIS SEASON

                     1ST INNING    ALL OTHER INNINGS
ER ALLOWED      8                      12
ERA                  5.54                1.58
OPP AVG          .357                 .175
OPP OBP          .368                 .235
PITCHES/IP      19.2                15.9

– Yadier Molina picked up his 20th and 21st doubles of the season… tied for the most in the NL, and just 11 away from a career-high

– Molina’s 21 doubles are the most he’s ever hit before the all-star break, and the 2nd most by a Cardinals catcher before the break

MOST DOUBLES BY CARDINALS CATCHERS BEFORE ALL-STAR BREAK (ALL-TIME)

YEAR        CATCHER                DOUBLES
1978        TED SIMMONS            29
2013        YADIER MOLINA            21
1973        TED SIMMONS             21
1976        TED SIMMONS            21
2011        YADIER MOLINA            19

– Carlos Beltran extended his hitting streak to 11 games…

CARLOS BELTRAN DURING 11-GAME HITTING STREAK
18-FOR-51
.353 AVG
4 HR
1 DOUBLE
13 RBI
8 RUNS
.954 OPS

– Dillon Gee struggled in his 1st 10 starts… he’s been much better in his past 2 outings

DILLON GEE THIS SEASON
            1ST 10 STARTS    LAST 3 STARTS (TONIGHT IS 3)
RECORD        2-6                     3-0
IP/START      4.97                   7.00
ERA              6.34                   1.29
OPP AVG      .329                    .232
HR ALLOWED    8                     2
K/BB            37/17                 26/3
RUN SUPPORT  15                   17

– Allen Craig has homered in consecutive games for the 1st time since July 1st and 2nd last season

– From Chris Tunno… Shelby Miller pitched 6 innings and did not record a quality start for the 1st time in his professional career (minors or majors)

– Miller has not pitched well in his past 3 road starts…

SHELBY MILLER ON THE ROAD THIS SEASON
                 1ST 4 STARTS         LAST 3 STARTS
RECORD        3-1                             0-2
IP                 24.0                           17.0
ER ALLOWED    5                             10
ERA              1.88                           5.29
OPP AVG       .222                          .258
HR ALLOWED    1                             3
K/BB            23/8                          18/4

– The Cardinals allowed 3 homeruns in a game for just the 3rd time this season and 1st time since April 28th

– Yadier Molina picked up his 73rd career 3-hit game… tied for 43rd most all-time among catchers

MOST 3-HIT GAMES ALL-TIME AMONG CATCHERS
RANK        CATCHER            3-HIT GAMES
T-38        SANDY ALOMAR JR.    76
T-38         JIMMIE WILSON        76
40        RAMON HERNANDEZ     75
T-41        PAUL LoDUCA            74
T-41        SHERM LOLLAR         74
T-43        YADIER MOLINA        73
T-43        TERRY KENNEDY       73
T-43        LUKE SEWELL           73

– David Freese’s hitting streak ends at 20 games

– Craig’s homerun was the 43rd of his career, tying Tom Brunansky, Eli Marrero, and Reggie Sanders for 62nd on the Cardinals all-time list

– Shelby Miller is one of 5 starters with multiple 10+ strikeout, 0 walk games this year

PITCHERS WITH MULTIPLE 10+ K/0 WALK STARTS THIS SEASON

SHELBY MILLER
ADAM WAINWRIGHT
YU DARVISH
HOMER BAILEY
MATT HARVEY
**PITCHERS ARE 14-4 IN THESE STARTS

– Shelby Miller is the 2nd Cardinals pitcher with 10 strikeouts, 4 runs allowed, and 2 homeruns allowed in a start against the Mets

– Miller is the 13th Cardinal since 1921 with 10+ K, 4+ runs allowed, and 2+ HR allowed in a start

CARDINALS WITH 10+ K, 4+ RUNS ALLOWED, AND 2+ HR ALLOWED IN A START (SINCE 1921)
DATE        PITCHER            
8/17/1958    SAM JONES
9/9/1959    ERNIE BROGLIO
4/14/1963    RAY SADECKI
6/12/1965    BOB GIBSON
8/4/1968    BOB GIBSON
6/10/1969    BOB GIBSON
9/15/1969    STEVE CARLTON
6/3/1979    PETE VUCKOVICH
5/11/1996    ALAN BENES
5/25/2000     RICK ANKIEL
7/2/2000    DARRYL KILE
7/27/2000    RICK ANKIEL
6/12/2013    SHELBY MILLER

– Yadier Molina is on an 8-game hitting streak

YADIER MOLINA DURING 8-GAME HITTING STREAK
15-FOR-36
.417 AVG
1 HR
7 DOUBLES
5 RBI
6 MULTI-HIT GAMES 
**RAISED AVG FROM .347 TO .358 (TIED W/ MIGUEL CABRERA FOR MLB LEAD)

– Adam Wainwright is one strikeout away from becoming the 5th Cardinal to reach 1,000 strikeouts… 4 of his strikeouts came against Jim Edmonds

– Wainwright is one of 6 pitchers who Edmonds faced 8 or more times and did not allow a hit

PITCHERS TO ALLOW 0 HITS IN 8+ AT BATS VS. JIM EDMONDS (ALL-TIME)
DARREN OLIVER – 0-FOR-11, 4 WALKS, 2 STRIKEOUTS
TREVER MILLER – 0-FOR-10, 6 STRIKEOUTS
DAN PLESAC – 0-FOR-10, 2 WALKS, 5 STRIKEOUTS
JOHN GRABOW – 0-FOR-9, 1 WALK, 5 STRIKEOUTS
ZACH DUKE – 0-FOR-8, 2 WALKS, 3 STRIKEOUTS
ADAM WAINWRIGHT – 0-FOR-8, 4 STRIKEOUTS