Stats from Cardinals at Reds: April 11, 2012

BY foxsports • April 11, 2012

Stats from April 11th vs Reds

- From @leinomax… Johnny Cueto has been much tougher against the Cardinals since the brawl…

JOHNNY CUETO VS. CARDINALS
                                   BEFORE BRAWL (8/10/10)                 AFTER BRAWL
STARTS                                      9                                              5
IP/S                                          4.81                                          6.53
W/L                                          3-3                                            1-1
TEAM W/L                                4-5                                           4-1
ERA                                          6.44                                          3.03
OPP AVG                                  .303                                          .250

- Cueto is the 3rd starter to hold the Cardinals scoreless in the 1st inning this season (Yovani Gallardo and Zack Greinke)

- Jaime Garcia struggled against lefties last season, but he’s done well against the Reds lefties in his career…

GARCIA SINCE 2010 AGAINST JOEY VOTTO AND JAY BRUCE
                               ENTERING TODAY                       TODAY
VOTTO               2-FOR-16, 2B, RBI, 5 K, 2 BB         3-FOR-3, 2B, RBI
BRUCE               1-FOR-14, 3 K, 1 BB                      1-FOR-2, RBI, K
**combined 3-for-30 with 1 RBI, 8 K entering today… 4-for-5 w/ 2 RBI, K

- Garcia picked up the 2nd hit by a Cardinals pitcher this season (Lance Lynn single Sunday)… and he became the 1st pitcher to score a run this season

- the 11 hits allowed by Garcia on Wednesday matched a career-high (5/28/11 at Colorado)

- Erik Komatsu saw 22 pitches in his 1st 2 at bats against Cueto (32 pitches total in 4 at bats)

- Jon Jay hit his 15th career homerun… 5th against the Reds (never hit more than 2 against any other opponent)

- it was also Jay’s 3rd career homerun off Cueto (never hit more than one against any other pitcher)… he’s 9-for-18 with 3 HR, 1 2B, 7 RBI against Cueto

- the Cardinals starting rotation took its 1st no decision of the season

- After Komatsu’s single in the 9th, lefties are 7-for-69 (.101 AVG) all-time against Aroldis Chapman

- before Votto’s 9th inning double, lefties had been 1 for their last 17 against Marc Rzepczysnki

- Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the 8th inning… he had just 5 strikeouts in his 1st 8 appearances (6 IP) against the Cardinals

AROLDIS CHAPMAN CAREER VS CARDINALS
                    1ST 8 APPEARANCES        TODAY
IP                            6.0                           2.0
ERA                         10.50                       0.00
HITS                        4                             1
ER                           7                             0
K                             5                             5
BB                           10                           0
**Chapman’s 5 strikeouts set a new career-high (had 4 twice)

- Kyle McClellan has posted a 1.04 career ERA when pitching 2+ innings in relief…

KYLE McCLELLAN CAREER WHEN PITCHING 2+ INNINGS IN RELIEF
36 GAMES
1.04 ERA
78.0 IP
38 HITS
.146 OPP AVG
56 K/20 BB

- 3 of the Reds 6 home wins against the Cardinals dating back to last season have been in walkoff fashion (Votto on 5/13/11 off Motte, Phillips on 7/15 off Salas, Heisey today off Salas)

- for just the 6th time in 63 career starts, Jaime Garcia failed to pitch at least 5 innings

- From Tom Orf… the Cardinals have 12 homeruns in their 1st 7 games for the 5th time in franchise history (2000 – 20, 2004 – 17, 2001 – 14, 2010 – 13, 2012 – 12)

- dating back to July 21st of last year, the Cardinals are 25-12 on the road (2nd best road record in MLB during that span – Brewers 21-10)

- the Cardinals will host the Cubs for the home opener for the 1st time since 2000 (Cardinals swept the 3 game series from Chicago in 2000… Mike Matheny went 6-for-11 with a HR and 3 RBI)

- Adam Wainwright will make his 3rd career start in the home opener…
4/6/09 VS PITTSBURGH – ND, 5.1 IP, 4 HITS, 2 ER, 7 K, 5 BB (ties career-high)
4/12/10 VS ASTROS – WIN, 8.0 IP, 6 HITS, 0 ER, 7 K, 1 BB



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