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St. Louis Cardinals

Stadium: Busch Stadium | Manager: Mike Matheny
Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Cardinals.24459123.51
NL Central Division3rd2nd4th3rd
National League 8th10th9th7th
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M. Holliday
J. Jay
S. Robinson
P. Bourjos
J. Jay
S. Robinson
A. Craig
J. Jay
S. Robinson
M. Carpenter
D. Descalso
J. Peralta
P. Kozma
D. Descalso
Rotation
1. A. Wainwright
2. M. Wacha
3. S. Miller
4. L. Lynn
K. Wong
M. Ellis
M. Carpenter
D. Descalso
M. Adams
A. Craig

DL
J. Kelly
J. Garcia
J. Motte
Y. Molina
T. Cruz
  Bullpen
T. Rosenthal (CL)
C. Martinez
K. Siegrist
S. Maness
R. Choate
P. Neshek
K. Butler
Last Updated: 04/16/2014
 
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Last Five Games
4/17 vs. WAS
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
A. WainwrightP
 
4/16 vs. MIL
K. Wong2B
A. CraigRF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
D. Descalso3B
J. KellyP
 
4/15 vs. MIL
M. Carpenter3B
A. CraigRF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
M. Ellis2B
P. BourjosCF
S. MillerP
 
4/14 vs. MIL
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
T. CruzC
L. LynnP
 
4/13 vs. CHC
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
P. BourjosCF
M. WachaP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
M. Carpenter3B.27519
K. Wong2B.24004
M. HollidayLF.25017
M. Adams1B.36212
Y. MolinaC.35239
A. CraigRF.15415
J. PeraltaSS.18848
P. BourjosCF.22202
 
Notes
  • 7 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 2 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
1 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayRF
P. BourjosCF
1 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
T. CruzC
1 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
K. Wong2B
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
A. CraigRF
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
1 Game(s)
K. Wong2B
A. CraigRF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
J. JayCF
D. Descalso3B
1 Game(s)
M. Carpenter3B
A. CraigRF
M. HollidayLF
M. Adams1B
Y. MolinaC
J. PeraltaSS
M. Ellis2B
P. BourjosCF

 
 
 

Joe Kelly, #58
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1115.10.5949
 
Injuries
Hamstring - 15-day DL. Out until at least early May (Updated - 4/17/14)
News
A hamstring injury sustained Wednesday while attempting to beat out an infield hit has landed Cardinals right-hander Joe Kelly on the 15-day disabled list. He had been sent back to St. Louis for an MRI, the results of which have yet to be revealed.

Kelly has been brilliant in three starts with one earned run surrendered in 15 1/3 innings, though he owns just a 1-1 record. His 0.59 ERA leads the National League.

Shelby Miller, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1217.14.67914
 
News
Cardinals pitcher Shelby Miller picked up his first win Tuesday, allowing just one earned run on three hits and three walks in six innings while striking out seven in his team's 6-1 win over the Brewers.

Miller (1-2) was charged with the loss in each of his first two outings before breaking through with a win Tuesday, giving up just a fourth-inning solo home run. He owns a 4.67 ERA and 14:9 K:BB ratio in 17 1/3 innings. Miller is scheduled to face Nationals Sunday.

Jaime Garcia, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Shoulder - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 3/30/14)
News
Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia will throw in an extended spring training game Saturday in Jupiter, as he continues to recover from bursitis in his left shoulder. According to MLB.com,  Garcia is set to throw about 35 pitches in his first game action. 
Pat Neshek, #41
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
007.12.4509
 
Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
000.00.0000
 
Injuries
Elbow - 15-day DL. Out until at least late April (Updated - 3/30/14)
News
Cardinals reliever Jason Motte (elbow) will throw in an extended spring game Thursday after throwing 20 pitches in an extended spring appearance Monday, per MLB.com.

If all goes well Thursday, Motte will throw again Saturday, which will mark the first time he will face hitters with just one day off between outings.

"We'll see how I recover from that," Motte said Wednesday. "The last game was a step up from the previous time as far as velocity. We're getting closer each time out."

Yadier Molina, #4
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.333103100
 
Position Breakdown
C - 15
News
Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina singled twice Wednesday against the Brewers, extending his hitting streak to eight games. Molina has five multi-hit games during the streak.

He is batting .451 (14 for 31) with one home run, three doubles, six RBI and eight runs over his last eight games. For the season, Molina is batting .352 with a .386 on-base percentage and .574 slugging percentage.

Kolten Wong, #16
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.2504053
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 14
Pete Kozma, #38
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
4.3330000
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 3
News
Cardinals infielder Pete Kozma started a team-high 113 games at shortstop for St. Louis during the 2013 regular season. This season, Kozma has not only failed to make a start at shortstop through 12 games -- primarily due to the arrival of free-agent shortstop Jhonny Peralta -- he hasn't even started a game at any other position.

Kozma is bummed about sitting on the bench and could face a demotion to Triple-A Memphis when Mark Ellis (knee) is ready to come off the disabled list. It's unusual, but Kozma doesn't appear against a demotion to the minors.

"It’s always nice to play. I think all of the other guys on the bench would say the same thing," Kozma said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It’s great to be up here. I know that. It’s nice. But it would be good to play somewhere."

Shane Robinson, #43
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.1111000
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 4
Mark Ellis, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
1.0000020
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 1
News
Cardinals infielder Mark Ellis (knee) rejoined the team Tuesday at Milwaukee after playing in one rehab game for Triple-A Memphis. Pete Kozma was optioned to Memphis to clear a roster spot for Ellis, who was activated off the 15-day disabed list.
Trevor Rosenthal, #26
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
017.17.3648
 
News
Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal escaped with his fourth save Sunday against the Cubs, but it was another interesting outing for the right-handed hurler. After opening the season with two scoreless outings, Rosenthal has a 10.80 ERA and 2.00 WHIP in his last four appearances.

While Rosenthal doesn't have a blown save, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is a bit concerned about his closer's recent struggles.

"He’s just not as sharp," Matheny said, per the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "He does have a real nice start, he gets ahead 0-2, then leaves too much in the middle of the plate. That’s just execution and having a real good idea. Even though he’s thinking the right thing, when you don’t feel as tight as normal, as sharp as normal, you make those mistakes. That’s not something you see him do very often. You still see good life. He just needs to get a little confidence going and make those tough pitches when he needs to."

Another concern for the Cardinals is that Rosenthal appears to have lost a little velocity on his fastball. Rosenthal’s fastball this year is averaging 96.2 mph, down from 98.1 last season, according to Pitch F/x.

"The ball is coming out good," pitching coach Derek Lilliquist said. "Our big three relievers are a tick down in terms of velocity. … He’s just unlucky in terms of a mistake here getting hit and a mistake there gets hit. For the most part (Sunday), he threw a couple of nice cutters. His changeup was there."

Kevin Siegrist, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.24.7606
 
Matt Adams, #32
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.3554150
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 16
Matt Holliday, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.2718191
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 16
News
Cardinals outfielder Matt Holliday hit his first home run of the season in his team's 6-1 win over the Brewers Tuesday.

Holliday was 0 for 3 before going yard off Jim Henderson in the ninth inning. Despite having hits in seven of his last eight games, he's had trouble getting going his April, hitting .250/.361/.385 in 52 at-bats.

Jon Jay, #19
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
12.2503171
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 9
News
Cardinals outfielder Jon Jay hit a three-run home run in his team's 4-0 win over the Brewers Monday.

Jay's first home run of the season was his only hit of the game, and it gave his team a healthy cushion that wound up being unneeded in the shutout win. Jay has hit .200/.273/.500 with seven RBI in 20 at-bats.

Michael Wacha, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
2019.01.89318
 
Peter Bourjos, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.2225021
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 147
Keith Butler, #65
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
002.027.0002
 
News
The Cardinals have made several moves in the wake of starting pitcher Joe Kelly being placed on the disabled list. They have promoted pitchers Eric Fornataro and Jorge Rondon from Triple-A Memphis and dispatched fellow right-hander Keith Butler to the Redbirds.
Daniel Descalso, #33
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
11.1002010
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 3, SS - 3, 3B - 2
Carlos Martinez, #44
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
019.21.8606
 
News
The Cardinals are not considered moving pitcher Carlos Martinez from the bullpen to the rotation, despite losing Joe Kelly to a hamstring injury that landed him on the disabled list Thursday, according to MLB.com.

"You'd be looking at stretching him out just to slow him back down again," Matheny said. "This is one of those scenarios where we just don't know how long it's going to be [for Kelly]. It's not set in stone, and I think you take that risk of pulling [Martinez] out, getting him going just to slow him back down if things [with Kelly] progress quickly."

According to the report, the team prefers to pick a starter from the Triple-A squad in Memphis, rather than move Carlos Martinez into a starting role for a few spot starts. Tyler Lyons and Tim Cooney are both mentioned as possible options for the spot.

Martinez has a 1.86 ERA in 9 2/3 innings of the bullpen, and has yet to throw more than 31 pitches in any outing. 

Adam Wainwright, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3130.01.80932
 
News
Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright twirled a gem Thursday against the Nationals, in an 8-0 win.

Wainwright tossed his first complete-game shutout of the season in the win, and was barely in trouble at all. He surrendered just two hits, both singles, while also walking three batters. He struck out eight batters for the second start in a row as well.

Wainwright has been his typically brilliant self through four starts, holding a 3-1 record and 1.80 ERA in 30 innings of work. He has struck out 32 batters while walking nine heading into his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Mets. 

Randy Choate, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.01.8003
 
Seth Maness, #61
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
005.26.3505
 
Jhonny Peralta, #27
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.2088480
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 15
News
Cardinals shortstop Jhonny Peralta has responded postively since getting a day off Saturday amid a 2-for-32 slump to begin the season.

Peralta entered play Wednesday at Milwaukee having hit .500 (6 for 12) with two doubles, two home runs and four RBI in three games since returning to the lineup.

"I've felt good from the beginning. It's nothing different," Peralta said, when asked about his recent surge. "The only thing different is better luck. But I haven't changed anything."

Allen Craig, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
15.1585150
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 15
News
Cardinals outfielder Allen Craig was the only reason St. Louis avoided getting shutout during Wednesday's 5-1 loss at Milwaukee.

Craig parked a solo home run off Wily Peralta in the sixth inning for his team's only run of the afternoon. It was his first home run of the season. He finished 1 for 3 with one walk and one strikeout Wednesday.

Craig, who came into Wednesday batting .143 in 13 games, extended his hitting streak to five games. He is batting .278 (5 for 18) over that stretch.

Tony Cruz, #48
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
4.4000000
 
Position Breakdown
C - 3, 1B - 1
Matt Carpenter, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
16.28613191
 
Position Breakdown
3B - 16
Lance Lynn, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
3018.04.00422
 
News
You should never get too high or too low with Lance Lynn. When he underwhelmed in his first two starts, he was still Lance Lynn. When he struck out 11 in seven shutout innings, he was still Lance Lynn.

So who is Lance Lynn? He's shown exactly who over last two years: A hard-throwing, strikeout-per-inning type who pitches deep enough into games to pile up victories for a well-rounded Cardinals team but whose inconsistencies condemn him to a higher-than-average ERA and WHIP. Pretty simple.

And with that last start, his season-to-date numbers are pretty much spot on. It may not seem like it since he hasn't been that middle-of-the-road pitcher in any one of his three starts, but few players arrive at their final numbers through a series of alike performances.

In fact, Lynn takes the opposite route. After struggling in two of his first three starts last year, he compiled a 2.10 ERA over his next nine, followed by a 6.32 ERA over his next eight, followed by a 2.28 ERA over his next four, followed by a 7.57 ERA over his next five, followed by a 1.09 ERA over his final four. His 2012 season went much the same way.

What it means is he's more valuable in Rotisserie leagues than Head-to-Head, where you care more about the end result than the step by step. It also means you might consider selling high on him if he strings together a few more of these starts.