|ST LOUIS ( WAINWRIGHT )|
PHILADELPHIA ( KENDRICK )
|901||ST LOUIS||-165||Ov 7.5,+100||-160||Ov 7.5,+100|
|902||PHILADELPHIA||+155||Un 7.5,-120||+150||Un 7.5,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||56-42||+5.3||43-51||3.7||0.255||0.311||3.7||0.239||0.303|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+4.8||5-2||5.4||0.299||0.364||4.6||0.232||0.318|
|vs Right-handed Starters||39-56||-13||52-38||3.9||0.245||0.302||4.8||0.260||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.3||2-3||3.6||0.268||0.337||3.9||0.275||0.337|
|8/8/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ BALTIMORE||TILLMAN(R)||2-12||L||120||8 ov||O||4||3||1||15||10||0|
|8/9/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ BALTIMORE||JIMENEZ(R)||3-10||L||-105||8.5 un||O||9||10||1||16||6||0|
|8/10/2014||LYNN(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GAUSMAN(R)||8-3||W||115||8.5 un||O||17||10||0||10||8||1|
|8/11/2014||MILLER(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)||5-6||L||-105||7.5 un||O||12||8||1||11||6||0|
|8/12/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ MIAMI||COSART(R)||0-3||L||-135||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||7||3||1|
|8/13/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)||5-2||W||100||7.5 ov||U||10||8||0||5||2||2|
|8/14/2014||LACKEY(R)||SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)||4-3||W||-185||7.5 un||U||7||5||0||8||8||1|
|8/15/2014||LYNN(R)||SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)||4-2||W||-135||7 un||U||8||9||0||8||8||0|
|8/16/2014||MILLER(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)||5-9||L||-125||7.5 un||O||8||7||0||9||8||0|
|8/17/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||SAN DIEGO||DESPAIGNE(R)||7-6||W||-195||7 un||O||10||5||1||8||7||0|
|8/22/2014||MILLER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||KENDRICK(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||WAINWRIGHT(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BUCHANAN(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||MASTERSON(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||WILLIAMS(R)|| |
|8/25/2014||LACKEY(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LIRIANO(L)|| |
|8/26/2014||LYNN(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||COLE(R)|| |
|8/27/2014||MILLER(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||LOCKE(L)|| |
|8/29/2014|| ||CHICAGO CUBS|| || |
|8/8/2014||BURNETT(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||4-5||L||+100||7.5 ov||O||9||5||0||12||7||0|
|8/9/2014||HAMELS(L)||NY METS||GEE(R)||1-2||L||-175||7 ov||U||5||8||0||8||8||0|
|8/10/2014||KENDRICK(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||7-6||W||+105||8 un||O||9||7||1||13||9||1|
|8/11/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||3-5||L||+115||8 un||P||7||7||0||7||5||0|
|8/12/2014||WILLIAMS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||2-7||L||225||8 ev||O||7||7||1||11||5||1|
|8/13/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||3-4||L||180||8 un||U||11||9||0||6||7||0|
|8/15/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-3||W||135||6 un||O||7||6||0||11||7||0|
|8/16/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||5-6||L||182||7.5 un||O||13||11||1||11||9||0|
|8/17/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||2-5||L||140||7.5 un||U||9||10||1||11||8||0|
|8/22/2014||KENDRICK(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||WILLIAMS(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)|| |
|8/29/2014|| ||@ NY METS|| || |
|ST LOUIS: ST. LOUIS (AP) - Last October, the St. Louis Cardinals were sufficiently flush with arms that they carried rookie Shelby Miller and deposed closer Edward Mujica in ceremonial roles and made it to Game 6 of the World Series against Boston.|
After leading major league rookies with 15 wins, Miller was limited to one postseason inning due to concerns about a heavy workload. Mujica was used only in mop-up duty after mid-September.
The National League champions are perhaps even deeper, across the board, entering opening day March 31 at Cincinnati. The team that tied for the major league high with 97 wins has a surplus of viable candidates.
''I think we have the potential to be great,'' said ace Adam Wainwright, who won 19 games and finished second in NL Cy Young balloting. ''We just have to go out there, not listen to the hype, and perform.''
The 32-year-old Wainwright qualifies as the grizzled leader of a rotation that could include three members coming off big rookie debuts. Michael Wacha was a postseason sensation and the NLCS MVP, Miller went wire-to-wire as the fifth starter and Carlos Martinez, who's had an impressive spring, moved into the setup role when fellow rookie Trevor Rosenthal took over as closer.
Wacha and Martinez are 22, Miller and Rosenthal just 23.
There's also 15-game winner Lance Lynn, who struck out 10 in four innings of his last spring training start, and lefty Jaime Garcia could fit into the mix sometime in April coming off shoulder surgery. And don't forget Joe Kelly, another rookie who won 10 games and was the rotation's strongest starter much of the second half.
And one of the National League's best lineups, too.
Much is expected from a loyal fan base that extends several states, and that's OK.
''Our expectations,'' Lynn said, ''are higher than theirs.''
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard and his teammates have heard critics say the window has closed for the Philadelphia Phillies.|
They just don't believe it.
After a dominant run that included five straight NL East titles, two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship, the Phillies have missed the postseason two consecutive years. They have an aging core of players who've been declining.
Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are the remaining regulars from the group that led Philadelphia to its best era of baseball from 2007-11 under former manager Charlie Manuel.
They're determined to make another run.
''We've had a bad couple years and had injuries and all that stuff, but I don't think it's over,'' Howard said. ''People are entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but it's up to us to go out there and show them otherwise and go out and play our game and do what we do.''
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. refused to start the rebuilding process after the Phillies' first losing season since 2002. Instead, he re-signed Utley and Ruiz and added veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and right-hander A.J. Burnett in free agency.
If the older players live up to their hefty contracts and younger guys like 2013 All-Star Domonic Brown, Cody Asche and Ben Revere continue to develop, the Phillies should be in contention.
''I think we're positive. We're expecting to win and plan on doing everything we can to ensure that,'' ace lefty Cliff Lee said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (ST LOUIS-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Cardinals-Phillies Preview* ============================
By KEVIN CHROUST STATS Writer
St. Louis (69-57) at Philadelphia (56-71), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The St. Louis Cardinals have an opportunity to match their longest winning streak of the season, and they've planned accordingly by moving their ace up a day in the rotation.
Adam Wainwright will try for a major league-best 16th win Friday night as the Cardinals open a three-game road series with the Philadelphia Phillies.
St. Louis (69-57), winner of four straight, used Thursday's off day to bump Wainwright (15-7, 2.40 ERA) ahead of Shelby Miller and better align its top starter with future NL Central matchups.
"We like seeing him out there," manager Mike Matheny told MLB's official website. "We've adjusted his workouts accordingly, and the same thing with Shelby."
It also lines the right-hander up to face the Phillies (56-71), against whom he has won his last three outings and is 5-1 with a 2.32 ERA in nine starts. At Citizens Bank Park, he's 2-0 with a 1.64 ERA, though he also dominated at home June 21, limiting the Phillies to a run and six hits in eight innings while earning the decision in a 4-1 win.
More recently, he's seen his ERA climbing through four August starts. Wainwright is 2-2 with a 5.13 ERA this month. He got seven runs of support in Sunday's 7-6 victory over San Diego while allowing four runs - three earned - with seven hits in seven innings.
That level of support has been common recently. Winners of seven of eight, the Cardinals have scored at least four runs in each of those games while managing at least five with 10 hits and a .338 average in their last four.
Wednesday's 7-3 home win over Cincinnati completed a three-game sweep. Jon Jay remained hot at the plate, going 3 for 4 to extend his hitting streak to 12 games (.514). He's also been hit by seven pitches in eight games to contribute to a .710 on-base percentage in that stretch.
"Jon had a very good day for us again," Matheny said. "He continues to put together tough at-bats."
Jay and the rest of the lineup will put their recent success up against Kyle Kendrick.
Kendrick (5-11, 4.90) is 2-3 with a 6.80 ERA over his last eight starts. He's struggled in the first inning with a 9.00 ERA, and that didn't change in Saturday's 6-5 loss in San Francisco. The right-hander allowed another first-inning run and totaled four - three earned - with five hits in five innings.
His frustration with the current struggles was evident when he was already on his way off the mound by the time manager Ryne Sandberg arrived.
"He's a competitor," teammate Chase Utley said. "I don't blame him for being frustrated for coming out of the game."
Kendrick wasn't any better on June 22 in St. Louis, surrendering five runs and eight hits in six innings of a 5-3 defeat. Over his career, he's gone 5-3 with a 3.36 ERA in nine starts against the Cardinals.
Jay is 6 for 15 against him and Matt Adams has also had success, going 5 for 11. Matt Holliday, however, is 2 for 21.
Philadelphia began a nine-game homestand by taking two of three from Seattle to begin the week. Wednesday's 4-3 win was just its fourth in 12 games.
The teams split four games in St. Louis from June 19-22.
|Last Updated: 9/21/2014 11:14:19 PM EST|