Troke Notes: Cards 4, Phillies 1

BY foxsports • July 23, 2013

-Shelby Miller has struggled to find an out pitch with 2 strikes over the past 4 starts

SHELBY MILLER W/ 2 STRIKES THIS SEASON (ENTERING TUESDAY)
                                                    1ST 14 STARTS    LAST 4 STARTS
% FASTBALLS                                        69.6            58.3 (67/115)
OPP AVG ON FASTBALLS                       .121            .286 (8/28)
SWING AND MISS PCT. (FB'S)               13.17            16.42
% AT BATS ENDING IN K (FB'S)             48.3            42.9 (12/28)
% CURVEBALLS                                    26.9             28.7 (33/115)
OPP AVG ON CURVEBALLS                   .183            .455 (5/11)
SWING AND MISS PCT. (CB'S)             10.08            6.06
% AT BATS ENDING IN K (CB'S)            36.7             27.2 (3/11)
**opponents 30-for-214 w/ 2 strikes in 1st 14 starts (.140 AVG)... opponents 15-for-46 w/ 2 strikes in last 4 starts (.326 AVG)

- Matt Carpenter led off the game with a hit... he's 4th in the NL in hits leading of the game

MOST HITS TO LEADOFF GAME (NL THIS SEASON)
                                 HITS     GAMES AS LEADOFF HITTER
SHIN SOO CHOO         27        89
STARLING MARTE         28        89
MATT CARPENTER        22        74
GERARDO PARRA         21        62

- Pete Kozma has hits in each of his last 4 starts...

PETE KOZMA LAST 4 STARTS
8-FOR-17
.471 AVG
2 RUNS
3 RBI

- Miller had been struggling in his previous 4 starts... he got back on track Tuesday

SHELBY MILLER LAST 5 STARTS
                PREV. 4 STARTS        TONIGHT
RECORD            1-2                   WIN
IP/START            4.58                 6.0
ERA                   6.87                0.00
OPP AVG            .308                .150
OPP AVG W/ 2 STRIKES    .326                .083
HR ALLOWED        4                 0
K PER 9 IP          7.85                9.00
BB PER 9 IP        4.91                1.50

- The Cardinals won for the 8th time in their past 9 home games

- Carlos Beltran hit his 77th career triple... he's one of 13 players in MLB history with 350+ homeruns, 420+ doubles, and 75+ triples

PLAYERS W/ 350+ HR, 420+ DOUBLES, 75+ TRIPLES (ALL-TIME)
**STAN MUSIAL       **BILLY WILLIAMS
**LOU GEHRIG        **DAVE WINFIELD
**WILLIE MAYS       **TONY PEREZ
**BABE RUTH              BARRY BONDS
**JIMMIE FOXX           CARLOS BELTRAN
**HANK AARON       **AL KALINE
**ANDRE DAWSON    
**HALL-OF-FAME    

- Allen Craig is among the leaders in several key situations this season

ALLEN CRAIG THIS SEASON (NL RANKS)
.335 AVG (2ND)
79 RBI (T-1ST)
.490 AVG W/ RISP (1ST)
.424 AVG ON 3-2 COUNTS (1ST)

- Allen Craig is percentage points behind Yadier Molina in the NL batting race

YADIER MOLINA AVG:  .33531
ALLEN CRAIG AVG:  .33516

- Edward Mujica has been terrific this season, but he's been even better at home

EDWARD MUJICA AT HOME THIS SEASON

23 GAMES
17-17 SAVES-SAVE OPPS
22.2 IP
2 ER ALLOWED (BOTH SOLO HR'S)
0.79 ERA
.143 OPP AVG
19/0 K/BB
0.49 WHIP

- Mujica and Jake Westbrook have 2 of the lowest ERA's at home in Cardinals history

LOWEST SINGLE SEASON HOME ERA IN CARDINALS HISTORY (MIN. 20 IP)
YEAR        PITCHER            HOME ERA
1988        JOHN COSTELLO        0.00
2004        STEVE KLINE        0.00
1999        HEATHCLIFF SLOCUMB    0.00
1995        TONY FOSSAS         0.44
1946        MAX LANIER        0.67
2013        JAKE WESTBROOK     0.76 (3/35.1)
1992        TODD WORRELL         0.76
2013        EDWARD MUJICA        0.79 (2/22.2)

- The Cardinals are a season-high 23 games over .500

- Miller held an opponent scoreless for the 6th time this season... all 6 starts have come at home

- Tomorrow's starter John Lannan has the lowest career ERA against the Cardinals among active players

LOWEST CAREER ERA VS CARDINALS (ACTIVE STARTERS, MIN. 7 STARTS)
JOHN LANNAN – 2.53
TED LILLY – 2.61
ROY HALLADAY – 2.68
KYLE KENDRICK – 2.72
SEAN MARSHALL – 2.78
ANDY PETTITTE – 2.82
**BUD NORRIS 15TH ON THIS LIST AT 3.23


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