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St. Louis Cardinals

Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.2536191053.50
NL Central Division2nd3rd5th2nd
National League 5th9th14th7th
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M. Holliday
J. Jay
T. Pham
J. Jay
P. Bourjos
R. Grichuk
J. Heyward
R. Grichuk
J. Jay
M. Carpenter
M. Reynolds
J. Peralta
P. Kozma
Rotation
1. A. Wainwright
2. L. Lynn
3. J. Lackey
4. M. Wacha
5. C. Martinez
6. M. Gonzales
K. Wong
P. Kozma
M. Adams
M. Reynolds

DL
J. Garcia
Y. Molina
T. Cruz
  Bullpen
T. Rosenthal (CL)
J. Walden
M. Belisle
K. Siegrist
S. Maness
R. Choate
C. Villanueva
Last Updated: 03/30/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
10/16 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
J. PeraltaSS
M. Adams1B
R. GrichukRF
K. Wong2B
T. CruzC
A. WainwrightP
 
10/15 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B
A. PierzynskiC
R. GrichukRF
S. MillerP
 
10/14 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B
A. PierzynskiC
R. GrichukRF
J. LackeyP
 
10/12 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
Y. MolinaC
K. Wong2B
R. GrichukRF
L. LynnP
 
10/11 vs. SF
M. Carpenter3B
R. GrichukRF
M. HollidayLF
J. PeraltaSS
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. JayCF
K. Wong2B
A. WainwrightP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. Carpenter3B.272859
K. Wong2B.2491242
M. HollidayLF.2722090
M. Adams1B.2881568
J. PeraltaSS.2632175
A. PierzynskiC.251537
O. TaverasRF.239322
J. JayCF.303346
 
Notes
  • 121 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 8 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
A. CraigRF
Y. MolinaC
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
4 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
A. CraigRF
J. JayCF
T. CruzC
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
J. PeraltaSS
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
P. BourjosCF
M. Ellis2B
3 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
J. JayCF
M. HollidayLF
A. CraigRF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
K. Wong2B

 
 

Jordan Walden, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0250.02.88362
 
Thomas Pham, #60
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
6.0000000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 2
Injuries
Quadriceps - Out until at least late March (Updated - 3/23/15)
News
Cardinals outfielder Tommy Pham had three plate appearances in a minor league game on Monday. It was his first game since March 12, when strained his left quadricep. 

Pham didn't play the field, and after batting, he reported that the quad was "still tight" and "not right", per MLB.com.

Jaime Garcia, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3143.24.12739
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least mid-April (Updated - 3/30/15)
News
The Cardinals have purchased the contract of pitcher Carlos Villanueva and placed pitcher Jaime Garcia on the 15-day disabled list with a left shoulder injury, the team announced Monday.

Garcia had been delivering an great performance this spring, posting a 3.86 ERA and 13:3 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings, but suffered a setback in the last few days. He said Sunday he has been dealing with fatigue and soreness. Garcia will likely pitch in extended spring training in preparation for his late start to the regular season.

Garcia was in the mix to serve as the team's fifth starter before his setback, but that role will likely fall to either Carlos Martinez or Marco Gonzales.

Villanueva has surrendered six earned runs in 11 innings while striking out 11 batters and walking two this spring.

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.282407381
 
Position Breakdown
C - 107, 1B - 1, DH - 2
Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
113.24952124220
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 107
News
Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong is having a slow spring, but he's focusing on the work, instead of the results. 

"I kind of take the positives out of everything. I see that I have been hitting balls hard. I'm doing the little things right and getting myself ready. That's the most important thing -- making sure I get my swing ready for Opening Day," Wong said, per MLB.com.

Wong was hitless in his first nine at bats of the spring and is hitting .147 with one RBI in 34 at bats.

Pete Kozma, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
14.3044000
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 6, SS - 8
News
The Cardinals informed outfielder Randal Grichuk and Pete Kozma that they have earned the final two spots on St. Louis' bench, per MLB.com.

Grichuk is hitting .256/.373/.558 with four homers and 10 RBI over 43 at-bats this spring. Kozma .429/.432/.429 with five RBI over 42 at-bats in Grapefruit League play.

"We'll find out [Grichuk's potential]," manager Mike Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post Dispatch. "I think that's how we'll go about it. I see him just as a very valuable weapon offensively, defensively, and on the bases. Just another right-handed bat to give us those options. We're going to try to give him as much work as we possibly can. Just watching what he's done this spring couldn't imagine leaving Florida without him on our club."

Matt Belisle, #34
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4764.24.87043
 
Trevor Rosenthal, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2670.13.204587
 
Kevin Siegrist, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1430.16.82037
 
Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
142.2885515683
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 133
Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
156.2728320904
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 150, DH - 6
Jon Jay, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.303523466
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 125
Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
56107.03.203394
 
News
Cardinals starting pitcher Michael Wacha earned his first victory this spring during Monday's 6-2 win over the Nationals. Wacha (1-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and three walks, while striking out three.

Wacha, who made his final Grapefruit League start, posted a 1.77 ERA in five spring starts. He also had 16 strikeouts to four walks in 20 1/3 innings.

Jason Heyward, #22
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
149.27174115820
 
Peter Bourjos, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
119.231324249
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 147
Mark Reynolds, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
130.1964722455
 
News
Cardinals first baseman Mark Reynolds continued to struggle at the plate on Saturday, per Rotoworld.

Reynolds is in the middle of a 1-for-19 slump after going 0 for 3 on Saturday. He is currently hitting .129 with two home runs in 32 plate appearances this spring. 

Carlos Villanueva, #33
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5777.24.64272
 
News
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny confirmed Monday pitcher Carlos Villanueva has earned a spot in the bullpen, per MLB.com. Villanueva is 0-2 with a 4.91 ERA in 11 innings this spring. He also has 11 strikeouts to just two walks.
Carlos Martinez, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2489.14.033684
 
News
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny announced Monday starting pitcher Carlos Martinez has beaten out Marco Gonzales for the final spot in the rotation. Gonzales will be in the rotation at Triple-A Memphis.

Martinez is 1-0 with a 3.94 ERA in five spring outings (four starts). He also struck out 16 batters and walked five in 16 innings.

Gonzales had a pretty solid spring, going 3-0 with a 1.04 ERA in five outings (four starts). Although, he did have some control issues, walking seven batters in 17 1/3 innings. He had nine strikeouts.

"Marco needs to stay on point because if anything happens between now and the beginning of our season, he's a guy that we have all the faith in the world and believe that he's going to be a good pitcher for a long time," Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He had a disadvantage going into this from the beginning. And we knew that. For now, we believe that Carlos is our guy to start that fifth game for us."

Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
209227.02.3850179
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright has been named the Opening Day starter for Sunday's game against the Cubs, reports MLB.com.

Wainwright, who finished his final spring training start Tuesday, posted a 20-9 record in 2014 with a 2.38 ERA and 179 strikeouts in 227 innings. Wainwright dealt with a slight abdominal strain early in camp, capping him at just three starts in spring training.

Randal Grichuk, #15
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
47.24511380
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 35
News
The Cardinals informed outfielder Randal Grichuk and Pete Kozma that they have earned the final two spots on St. Louis' bench, per MLB.com.

Grichuk is hitting .256/.373/.558 with four homers and 10 RBI over 43 at-bats this spring. Kozma .429/.432/.429 with five RBI over 42 at-bats in Grapefruit League play.

"We'll find out [Grichuk's potential]," manager Mike Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post Dispatch. "I think that's how we'll go about it. I see him just as a very valuable weapon offensively, defensively, and on the bases. Just another right-handed bat to give us those options. We're going to try to give him as much work as we possibly can. Just watching what he's done this spring couldn't imagine leaving Florida without him on our club."

Marco Gonzales, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
4234.24.152131
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Marco Gonzales gave up one earned run on three hits and three walks in 4 2/3 innings while striking out two in Sunday's 3-2 loss to the Mets.

Gonzales is making a statement in the competition for the fifth-starter role in St. Louis, and it's a battle he might win with Jaime Garcia dealing with arm fatigue. Gonzales has posted a 1.04 ERA in 17 1/3 spring innings but has also walked seven batters while striking out nine.

"I came like that into Spring Training, knowing that anything can happen," Gonzales said to MLB.com. "Obviously, I started in [high-A] Palm Beach [Fla.,] last year and ended up in the [Major League] bullpen in the playoffs. Really anything can happen, and I know there are always going to be changes for us. I'll be ready for whatever comes my way."

Randy Choate, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2236.04.50032
 
Seth Maness, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
6480.12.91355
 
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
157.2636121753
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 152, DH - 1
John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1410198.03.8247164
 
News
John Lackey pitched seven innings, the longest of any Cardinals starter so far this season. 

Lackey allowed one run on six hits and didn't walk a batter, throwing 84 pitches. 

"Throwing seven innings, that was probably a little bit further than I thought I'd go today with the pitch count," said Lackey, per MLB.com's Jennifer Langosch. "But they were pretty aggressive, and I was throwing a lot of strikes. It worked out pretty good."

Lackey had his catcher call the game as if it were a regular season game, and his performance indicates that he's ready for the season to begin.

"That's what it looked like," coach David Bell said. "It looked like he was making all his pitches. The velocity was there. He probably had a little more in the tank, which is a good thing."

Tony Cruz, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.200111170
 
Position Breakdown
C - 47, 1B - 2, 3B - 1
Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
158.272998595
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 156, OF - 2, DH - 1
Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1510203.22.7472181
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn gave up two runs on six hits, including a home run, in five innings of work Saturday against the Tigers.

Lynn added five strikeouts and lowered his ERA to 4.50.

"It was good to get out there and face hitters and get your pitches in and get your work done and come out of it healthy," Lynn said to MLB.com. "That's all that really matters right now. I've felt good the last two times out with everything. I'm just going to keep going that direction."