St. Louis Cardinals

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The Cardinals have 126 home runs this season. Last year, they had 137 all year. The run prevention has been opposite in the bad direction, though. Such a weird reversal they've had.
The Cardinals have 117 home runs so far this season. They had only 137 all year in 2015.
In the midst of the Cubs playing their worst baseball all year, the Cardinals haven't gotten closer than eight games out and now have the Pirates breathing down their neck.
At 25-15, the Cardinals have one of the best road records in baseball. Yet they are only 15-21 at home. That's a head-scratcher.
Their record heading into Monday in one-run games was 3-11. You'd expect that to even out and it's already started to happen, with two straight one-run victories -- over the Cubs, no less.
Jhonny Peralta is back, the Cardinals have won seven of their last nine, just swept the Pirates and now a date with the Cubs looms next Monday. Being 9 1/2 back of the Cubs, though, they probably need to sweep in order to make the division title realistic.
Here's a fun oddity: Jhonny Peralta essentially took over for Kolten Wong (with some other positional shuffling) upon his return to the lineup. Peralta would double twice in four at-bats. Wong only had one double in 126 at-bats before his demotion.
Matt Adams has been on fire for a while and it might end up being a career year. Since April 28, he's hitting .370/.407/.671 with seven doubles, five homers and 22 RBI in just 73 at-bats.
Sound the alarm. Michael Wacha is broken.
After an atrocious start, Mike Leake is showing signs of life, with wins in each of his last two starts and a 1.29 ERA in that time (14 innings).
2017 Team Leaders
AVGJedd Gyorko , 3B.298
HRMatt Carpenter , 1B14
RBIMatt Carpenter , 1B40
OBPMatt Carpenter , 1B.372
SLGJedd Gyorko , 3B.519
RDexter Fowler , CF40
SBTommy Pham , LF7
WAdam Wainwright , SP7
ERACarlos Martinez , SP2.87
WHIPCarlos Martinez , SP1.07
KCarlos Martinez , SP111
SVSeung-Hwan Oh , RP16

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