Number crunch: Cardinals are hot, hot, hot; Twins are ... not
While the St. Louis Cardinals are riding their fourth five-game win streak of the season, the Minnesota Twins have won just four total games this month, which is second worst in the big leagues.
The Cardinals' four five-game+ win streaks are the tied for the most in any season in franchise history before July 1. It also happend in 1962, 67, and 2002.
Speaking of hot, the Cards' infielders (including catcher) had five of the team's six hits yesterday, continuing a trend that they've been riding all season.
MLB Teams, Highest Combined BA by Infielders in 2015
|St. Louis Cardinals||.279|
|San Francisco Giants||.278|
|Los Angeles Dodgers||.275|
If you are looking to be entertained by the long ball, chances are the Cardinals-Twins series is not for you.
MLB Teams, Lowest Percentage of Total Runs via HR
|St. Louis Cardinals||29.6|
|Kansas City Royals||29.7|
How good has Carlos Martinez been in the last four weeks? Really, really good.
MLB Starters, Lowest ERA Since May 20
|Gerrit Cole, PIT||0.76|
|Carlos Martinez, STL||0.80|
|Chi Chi Gonzalez, TEX||0.90|
|Sonny Gray, OAK||1.04|
|David Price, DET||1.14|
Matt Carpenter. Still doing Matt Carpenter things.
MLB Teams, Most Multi-Hit Games
|Dee Gordon, MIA||27|
|Prince Fielder, TEX||27|
|Matt Carpenter, STL||25|
|Joey Votto, CIN||25|
|Yoenis Cespedes, DET||25|
|Josh Donaldson, TOR||25|