Troke Notes: Cardinals 11, Phillies 3

BY foxsports • July 24, 2013

- The Cardinals have been much better against lefthanded pitching over the past two months of the season

CARDINALS VS LEFTHANDED PITCHING THIS SEASON

                         4/1-6/3        6/4-TONIGHT
HITS-AT BATS    99-455        111-381
AVG                    .218              .291
HR                        9                  15
XBH                    36                  41
RBI                     51                  60
OBP                   .294              .337
SLG                   .336              .486

- Yadier Molina’s 3rd at bat of the night was the 4,000th of his career... 23rd most in Cardinals history

- Molina and Allen Craig continued their battle for the NL batting average lead...

YADIER MOLINA AND ALLEN CRAIG BATTING AVG TONIGHT
                START OF GAME    1ST AB      2ND AB   3RD AB    4TH AB    5TH AB
MOLINA     .33531              .33728       .33923    .33824     .33724    .33918
CRAIG       .33516               .33699       .33607    .33787     .33787    .33696

- Matt Holliday missed his 7th straight game with a hamstring injury... the Cardinals have played well without him, but he’s missing out on pitchers he loves to face

MATT HOLLIDAY CAREER VS OPPOSING STARTERS FROM LAST 7 GAMES
35-FOR-109
.321 AVG
8 HR
8 DOUBLES
13 RBI
**Matt Garza, Travis Wood, Jason Marquis, Edinson Volquez, Eric Stults, and John Lannan (never faced Jonathan Pettibone)

- John Lannan entered the game with the lowest ERA against the Cardinals among active pitchers... he allowed more than 2 runs for the 1st time in 8 starts against St. Louis

JOHN LANNAN CAREER VS CARDINALS
               1ST 7 STARTS         TONIGHT
IP/START        6.62                4.0
ERA               2.53                9.00
OPP AVG        .244                .421
K/BB             15/16                3/2
QUALITY STARTS    6                0

- Jake Westbrook picked up his 2nd career stolen base... the last Cardinals pitcher with a stolen base was Jake Westbrook on May 3, 2012

CARDINALS PITCHERS WITH STOLEN BASES (LAST 20 SEASONS)
DATE               PITCHER
6/20/1996    TODD STOTTLEMYRE
8/14/1997    DONOVAN OSBORNE
5/3/2004      JASON MARQUIS
6/25/2007     MIKE MAROTH
9/14/2008    BRAD THOMPSON
4/15/2009     JOEL PINEIRO
5/3/2012      JAKE WESTBROOK
TONIGHT      JAKE WESTBROOK

- David Freese extended his hitting streak to 7 games

DAVID FREESE DURING 7-GAME HITTING STREAK
9-FOR-26
.346 AVG
3 DOUBLES
5 RBI
5 RUNS
.895 OPS

- Matt Adams had 2 hits on 0-2 counts... he’s 5-for-10 on 0-2 counts, the best 0-2 batting average in baseball

HIGHEST BATTING AVG IN 0-2 COUNTS THIS SEASON (MIN. 10 0-2 AT BATS)
STL    MATT ADAMS - .500
LAD    MARK ELLIS - .450
LAA    PETER BOURJOS - .429
TOR    ADAM LIND - .409

- Shane Robinson picked up his 1st 3 hit game of the season, and 1st since June 7, 2012

SHANE ROBINSON HITS BY GAME THIS SEASON
3-HIT GAMES – 1 (TONIGHT)
2-HIT GAMES – 1
1-HIT GAMES – 14

- Shane Robinson has played well in limited duties since June 16th

SHANE ROBINSON SINCE JUNE 16TH

7-FOR-17
.412 AVG
2 XBH
5 RBI
6 WALKS
.520 OBP

- The Cardinals had 9 hits with 2 strikes Wednesday night... they entered the night leading the NL with a .198 AVG with 2 strikes and 148 RBI in 2 strike counts

- Yadier Molina collected his 77th career 3-hit game, moving into sole possession of 38th all-time among catchers

MOST 3-HIT GAMES AMONG CATCHERS ALL-TIME

RANK        CATCHER                    CAREER 3-HIT GAMES
T-32        ROY CAMPANELLA                81
T-32        ROLLIE HEMSLEY                 81
T-32        TIM McCARVER                    81
T-35        BRAD AUSMUS                     80
T-35        GUS MANCUSO                    80
T-35        JIM SUNDBERG                    80
38        YADIER MOLINA                      77
T-39    SANDY ALOMAR JR/JIMMIE WILSON     76

- Brock Peterson is the 1,583rd player with a hit in a Cardinals uniform, tying him with the likes of Cal Eldred, Bruce Sutter, Estaban Yan, and Cotton Pippen

- the Cardinals are 9-1 at home this month...

CARDINALS AT HOME IN JULY
9-1 RECORD
56 RUNS
33 RUNS ALLOWED
+23 RUN DIFFERENTIAL
.304 AVG
.376 AVG W/ RISP
3.08 STARTER ERA
3.86 RELIEVER ERA

- Westbrook has 2 career stolen bases... none of our former pitcher Fox Sports Midwest analysts stole a base in their career

CARDINALS LIVE ANALYSTS CAREER STOLEN BASES
JIM EDMONDS – 67
GARY BENNETT – 6
CHRIS DUNCAN – 4
RICKY HORTON – 0
AL HRABOSKY – 0
ANDY BENES – 0
JASON ISRINGHAUSEN – 0
FORMER ANALYSTS:  CAL ELDRED – 0, JOHN MABRY – 7, MIKE MATHENY – 8

- The Cardinals are seeking their 1st 3-game sweep of the Phillies at home since August 17-19, 2001... game 1 – Placido Polanco walkoff sac fly, game 2 – Miguel Cairo 3-run homerun in 7th (6-3 win), game 3 – 9-0 shutout

- The Cardinals are 42-15 this season when Matt Carpenter scores a run... they’re 16-1 when he scores at least twice

- The Cardinals are a season-high 24 games over .500... they’ve won or tied for a division title in each of the last 13 seasons in which they’ve been at least 24 games over .500
**last time they didn’t win a division when being at least 24 games over .500 was 1963 (finished 93-69 and in 2nd place)


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