Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 5/30/13
Stats from May 29th vs Royals - the Cardinals won their 6th straight against the Royals their longest streak against the Royals is 7 (2003-2005) - the Cardinals 6 straight interleague wins are tied for 2nd most in franchise history CARDINALS LONGEST INTERLEAGUE WIN STREAKS 2004-2005 12 STRAIGHT 2012-2013 6 2005-2006 6 2001-2002 6 2002 5 - Matt Adams was in a 1-for-18 slump, until his pinch hit single in the 7th he was hitting .485 (16-for-33) from April 1-May 16 - tonights Cardinals lineup is their most frequently used starting 8 its the 9th time theyve used that lineup the last time they used the same lineup 9 times in a season was 2004 (Womack, Lankford, Pujols, Edmonds, Rolen, Renteria, Sanders, Matheny) - if the Cardinals use the same lineup again this season, it will be the 10th time they used this starting lineup the last time they used the same starting lineup 10 or more times in a season was in 1991 (2 different lineups used 10 times) - The Cardinals have 3 games left in May their 19 wins are 3 shy of the most in baseball since 1980 MOST MAY WINS SINCE 1980 YEAR TEAM WINS IN MAY 2005 PADRES 22 1998 BRAVES 21 1981 ORIOLES 21 1986 RED SOX 21 2012 MARLINS 21 1990 TWINS 21 1995 PHILLIES 21 2003 BLUE JAYS 21 2013 CARDINALS AND 14 OTHER TEAMS TIED WITH 20 WINS - Matt Carpenter has played above average 2nd base this season MATT CARPENTER AS 2ND BASEMAN (NL RANKS, MIN. 200 INNINGS) 1 ERROR 2ND FEWEST .814 ZONE RATING 6TH 3.06 ASSISTS PER 9 1ST 5 DEFENSIVE RUNS SAVED 1ST 14 OOZ PLAYS 3RD - Carpenter also extended his hitting streak to 8 games MATT CARPENTER DURING 8-GAME HITTING STREAK 13-FOR-34 .382 AVG 1 HR 2 DOUBLES 4 RBI 8 RUNS 5 MULTI-HIT GAMES - Matt Holliday has homeruns in consecutive games for the 1st time since July 31st to August 1st last season in Colorado - Holliday has crushed Kansas City over the past 2 seasons MATT HOLLIDAY VS ROYALS SINCE 2012 17-FOR-32 .531 AVG 3 HR 4 DOUBLES 11 RBI 9 RUNS 1.642 OPS (29282033) - Jon Jay is 0-for-15 over the last 4 games (thru 6th tonight) - opponents are hitting .429 off Seth Maness over his past 7 appearances, but hes allowed just 3 earned runs in 7.2 innings SETH MANESS LAST 7 APPEARANCES 7.2 INNINGS 4 RUNS 3 EARNED RUNS 3.52 ERA 15 HITS .429 OPP AVG 3 OPPONENT GDP - Aaron Crow didnt allow a run in his 1st 9 appearances, but hes allowed 8 in his last 9 appearances AARON CROW THIS SEASON 1ST 9 APPEARANCES LAST 9 APP. INNINGS 7.1 7.2 RUNS 0 8 ERA 0.00 9.39 HITS 4 12 OPP AVG .160 .364 KBB 42 64 - Carlos Beltran hit his 44th homerun as a Cardinal, tying him with Pedro Guerrero, Tom Pagnozzi, Terry Pendleton, and George Watkins for 57th on the Cardinals all-time list - Holliday hit his 98th Cardinal homerun, tying him with Joe Torre for 20th on the franchises all-time list MOST HOMERUNS IN CARDINALS HISTORY RANK PLAYER HR TOTAL 16 GEORGE HENDRICK 122 17 SCOTT ROLEN 111 T-18 RIPPER COLLINS 106 T-18 WHITEY KUROWSKI 106 T-20 MATT HOLLIDAY 98 T-20 JOE TORRE 98 22 JD DREW 96 - the Cardinals went 7-for-25 in the 1st 7 innings, but scored just 1 run they went 5-for-8 in the 8th inning and scored 4 runs - Lance Lynn has been one of the best starters in the NL since moving back into the rotation on September 13, 2012 LANCE LYNN SINCE 91312 (NL RANKS) 15 STARTS MOST 11-1 RECORD 1ST 9.71 K PER 9 IP 2ND .212 OPP AVG 8TH 2.94 FIP 7TH 2.72 ERA 9TH - Edward Mujica is the 1st Cardinals closer to throw 6 pitches or fewer in a 3 out save since July 20, 2012 (Jason Motte) - Mujica has 17 saves since his 1st save on April 18th thats tied with Jason Grilli for the MLB lead during that span - Daniel Descalso had just 3 RBI in his 1st 53 career plate appearances as a pinch hitter he had 2 on one swing Wednesday night - Randy Choate earned his 12th career win in his 493rd career appearance - Choates 493 appearances are the most all-time by a pitcher with 12 or fewer victories - The Cardinals won for the 1st time this season when trailing after 7 innings (lost 1st 12 games when trailing after 7) - The Cardinals are a season-high 18 games over. 500 the last time they reached 18 games over .500 was on the final day of the 2011 season (havent been 19 over since 2009) - Lance Lynn has pitched 7 innings 6 times in his 1st 11 starts he went 7 innings just 6 times in 29 starts last season - Descalso has been on fire since the trip to San Diego DANIEL DESCALSO SINCE MAY 21ST 8-FOR-17 .471 AVG 1 HR 3 DOUBLES 8 RBI 6 RUNS - Yadier Molina is 13-for-20 over the past 6 games YADIER MOLINA SINCE MAY 22ND 13-FOR-20 .650 AVG 1 HR 3 DOUBLES 7 RBI 5 RUNS - The Cardinals have won 20 games in May one off the franchise record for the month CARDINALS MOST WINS IN MAY ALL-TIME 1934 21 WINS 1941 21 WINS 1936 21 WINS 2013 20 WINS - The Reds lost on Wednesday the Cardinals and Reds have lost on the same day just 4 times this season, with the last coming on April 27th - Mujicas 17 saves tie him with Harry Brecheen for 32nd most in franchise history - The only Cardinal to convert more than his 1st 17 save opportunities in a season was Tom Henke in 1995 (converted 1st 22 saves)
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