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St. Louis Cardinals

Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.252467813.63
NL Central Division3rd5th5th3rd
National League 5th13th13th9th
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M. Holliday
J. Jay
S. Robinson
J. Jay
P. Bourjos
S. Robinson
O. Taveras
J. Jay
M. Carpenter
D. Descalso
J. Peralta
D. Descalso
Rotation
1. A. Wainwright
2. J. Masterson
3. L. Lynn
4. J. Lackey
5. S. Miller
K. Wong
D. Descalso
M. Carpenter
M. Adams
T. Cruz

DL
M. Ellis
M. Ellis
Y. Molina
M. Wacha
J. Garcia
J. Motte
A. Pierzynski
T. Cruz
  Bullpen
T. Rosenthal (CL)
P. Neshek
R. Choate
S. Maness
C. Martinez
S. Freeman
N. Greenwood
Last Updated: 08/18/2014
 
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Last Five Games
8/19 vs. CIN
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
O. TaverasRF
T. CruzC
J. LackeyP
 
8/18 vs. CIN
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
A. PierzynskiC
O. TaverasRF
J. JayCF
J. MastersonP
 
8/17 vs. SD
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
J. PeraltaSS
M. Adams1B
J. JayLF
O. TaverasRF
P. BourjosCF
T. CruzC
A. WainwrightP
 
8/16 vs. SD
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
A. PierzynskiC
O. TaverasRF
J. JayCF
S. MillerP
 
8/15 vs. SD
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
J. PeraltaSS
A. PierzynskiC
J. JayCF
S. RobinsonRF
L. LynnP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. Carpenter3B.283748
K. Wong2B.245933
M. HollidayLF.2621260
M. Adams1B.3111255
J. PeraltaSS.2661655
A. PierzynskiC.257537
O. TaverasRF.214214
J. JayCF.304334
 
Notes
  • 86 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 7 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

 
 

Shelby Miller, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
89139.24.256495
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller didn't factor into the decision Saturday, giving up four earned runs on four hits and six walks in six innings and striking out five in his team's 9-5 loss to the Padres.

Miller had been doing a better job with his control in recent starts, walking only three batters in his last four outings combined. He set a season-high in walks Saturday but was still in line for a win until the bullpen surrendered a grand slam in the seventh inning. Miller owns a 4.25 ERA and 95:64 K:BB ratio in 139 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Phillies Friday.

Sam Freeman, #71
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1028.22.51028
 
Jaime Garcia, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3143.24.12739
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 60-day DL. Out for season (Updated - 7/11/14)
Oscar Taveras, #18
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
49.214102140
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 42
Pat Neshek, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5052.10.86457
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Pat Neshek earned a win Tuesday after pitching a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 5-4 victory over the Reds.

Neshek (6-0) gave up one hit and struck out one while throwing 10 of his 11 pitches for strikes. He's allowed just five earned runs in 53 1/3 innings this season, giving him a 0.84 ERA to go with a 0.58 WHIP and 58:6 K:BB ratio in 53 1/3 innings.

Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
0022.04.91016
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Jason Motte played catch Tuesday for the first time since hitting the disabled list on Aug. 8, MLB.com reports.

Motte threw around 15 pitches from a distance of 90 feet. He'll continue to throw from flat ground for several days before eventually advancing to mound work. Motte is working his way back from a lower back strain.

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
83.287307301
 
Position Breakdown
C - 81, DH - 2
Injuries
Thumb - 15-day DL. Likely out until at least mid-September (Updated - 7/10/14)
News
With the news he's been cleared to swing a bat and will do so within the next couple days, Yadier Molina needs to be added in virtually all of the 38 percent of leagues where he was dropped in early July, when the world learned he needed thumb surgery.

At the time, he was expected to miss 8-12 weeks, but as I mentioned in my latest Rankings Review, where I touch on several of the changes I made to my-rest-of-season rankings, swinging a bat would seem to the biggest hurdle following surgery on his thumb. The Cardinals are fighting for their lives right now, caught in a tight battle for both the NL Central title and the wild card, so they'd like to have him back as soon as possible.

Besides, the surgery was nearly six weeks ago, so even if his return is still two weeks away, a player of his caliber is worth that sort of wait.

Molina was in a deep funk at the time of his injury and still ranked sixth among catchers in Head-to-Head points leagues and ninth in Rotisserie. He ranked fourth and first in those formats a year ago.

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
81.2453893317
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 78
News
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Nick Greenwood, #62
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2125.15.33012
 
Mark Ellis, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
65.192150124
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 3, 2B - 47, 3B - 3
Injuries
Oblique - 15-day DL. Out until at least early September (Updated - 8/19/14)
News
Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a strained left oblique Tuesday, the team announced. Ellis was unavailable for the team's last three games with unspecified soreness, and it is not clear when he suffered this injury.   
Shane Robinson, #43
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
41.1273030
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 18
Trevor Rosenthal, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1657.13.613674
 
News
Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal couldn't nail down a save Monday.

Rosenthal entered with a one-run lead, but couldn't finish off the Reds. Rosenthal made the mistake of walking Billy Hamilton with one out. Hamilton managed to steal second, and was driven home by a double. Rosenthal was able to get out of the inning after inducing two flyouts. 

Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
109.3114212553
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 102
Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
120.2626512602
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 115, DH - 6
News
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday, who entered play Sunday mired in a 0-for-19 slump, received a day off against the Padres. Manager Mike Matheny feels Holliday's struggles are related to his left knee problems.

"I think they're interrelated," manager Mike Matheny said of Holliday's knee troubles and results, per MLB.com. "He's trying to grind for us because we need everyone to grind for us right now. He's feeling it. You can tell by some of his movements."

Justin Masterson, #63
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
67118.05.6464107
 
News
Cardinals running back Justin Masterson had a tough start Monday against the Reds.

Masterson allowed four runs on five hits over five innings of work. He struck out five and walked two. Masterson performed well early, going four scoreless innings to open the game. Things fell apart in the fifth. Masterson led off the inning giving up two straight doubles and a walk. He was able to get a groundout at that point, but surrendered a three-run blast to Jay Bruce in the next at-bat. Masterson threw 90 pitches during the start.

The Cardinals managed to battle back, giving Masterson a no-decision. He’ll take on the Phillies in his next start. 

Jon Jay, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
106.304373346
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 92
Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
5590.12.792683
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least early September (Updated - 7/21/14)
News
Cardinals pitcher Michael Wacha threw 30 pitches in a bullpen session Saturday, St. Louis Baseball Weekly reports.

"I don’t know what percentage it was, but it wasn’t full speed or anywhere near it," said Wacha. "It was just first time back on the mound, getting a feel for the mound and the mechanics, as well."

Wacha, who threw fastballs and changeups in the session, is scheduled for a medical evaluation Monday. His next step will likely be determined by that doctor's visit, but he's likely in line for a few more bullpen sessions before potentially going out on a rehab assignment.

Peter Bourjos, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
91.226224198
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 147
A.J. Pierzynski, #40
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
88.257245370
 
Position Breakdown
C - 81, DH - 5
Daniel Descalso, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.2059081
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 14, SS - 17, 3B - 9
Carlos Martinez, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2470.14.61066
 
News
The Cardinals recalled pitcher Carlos Martinez from Triple-A Memphis Sunday. Martinez made two starts for Memphis following an early August demotion, tossing 10 1/3 scoreless innings and striking out seven.
Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
157176.02.4041143
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright bounced back with the win Sunday afternoon at home against the Padres, improving to 15-7 on the year. The right-hander yielded four runs -- three earned -- on seven hits and one walk while striking out five over seven innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 21 innings, Wainwright has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 2.40 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP over 25 starts (176 innings). He will make his next start Saturday at Philadelphia.
Seth Maness, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4263.02.86241
 
News
Cardinals reliever Seth Maness collected a rare two-out save Sunday at home against the Padres, the second of his career.

Maness allowed a single to Abraham Almonte before retiring Seth Smith and Yasmani Grandal to close out a 7-6 victory. He owns a 2.87 ERA and a 1.13 WHIP over 62 2/3 innings of relief.
Randy Choate, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2227.24.88025
 
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.2664616552
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 118, DH - 1
News
Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta went 1 for 4 with a walk and a solo home run in his team's 5-4 win over the Reds Tuesday.

Peralta homered in the bottom of the sixth inning with his team down 4-1, scoring the first of four unanswered runs that ended with a walkoff hit batter. The shortstop has been on fire in August, going 23 for 67 at the plate while swatting three home runs. He owns a .266/.340/.458 line with 17 home runs and 56 RBI in 432 at-bats.

John Lackey, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
128156.13.9137128
 
News
Cardinals pitcher John Lackey wasn't a factor in Tuesday's decision, giving up four runs (two earned) on four hits and one walk in six innings and striking out seven in his team's 5-4 win over the Reds.

Lackey surrendered a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and the Reds were able to score two more on a double in the sixth, though both of his sixth-inning runs were unearned due to two errors. Lackey owns a 3.88 ERA and 135:38 K:BB ratio in 162 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Pirates Monday.

Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
123.283807484
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 123, OF - 2, DH - 1
News
Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter doubled, homered and drove in three runs during a 7-6 win Sunday against the Padres. He also finished with three hits and two runs.

Carpenter led off the bottom of the second inning with a home run off Odraismer Despaigne to put St. Louis ahead 5-0. He then added a two-RBI double in the sixth inning, which gave St. Louis a 7-4 lead.

He is batting .271 with one triple, one home run, five doubles, 10 RBI, 11 runs, nine walks and one stolen base in 16 August games.

Tony Cruz, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
39.21780120
 
Position Breakdown
C - 38, 1B - 2, 3B - 1
Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
138151.22.9155139