Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 6/12/13
Stats from June 11th vs Mets - Michael Wacha is one of 10 1st round draft picks making a start tonight (9 in the National League) - Wacha is the 3rd different Cardinals rookie to start against the Mets this year CARDINALS ROOKIE STARTERS VS METS THIS SEASON JOHN GAST SHELBY MILLER MICHAEL WACHA DECISION WIN ND WIN INNINGS 6.0 5.2 6.0 ER 4 0 2 HITS ALLOWED 6 4 5 XBH ALLOWED 2 1 1 KBB 31 61 43 - Rookie starters have had their way with the Mets this season ROOKIE STARTERS VS METS THIS SEASON 12 STARTS 4-1 RECORD (9-3 TEAM RECORD) 71.1 IP 2.65 ERA (2171.1) 51 HITS ALLOWED .202 OPP AVG (51253) 6 HR ALLOWED 6124 KBB - Edward Mujica has gone 25 consecutive appearances without issuing a walk thats tied for the 2nd longest streak in Cardinals history MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES WO ISSUING A WALK (CARDS ALL-TIME) YEARS PITCHER GAMES WO WALK 1997 DENNIS ECKERSLEY 29 2013 EDWARD MUJICA 25 1996-97 DENNIS ECKERSLEY 25 1993 LEE SMITH 24 2011 JASON MOTTE 23 2004 STEVE KLINE 23 1996-97 RICK HONEYCUTT 23 - Wacha threw 20 balls out of the strike zone in the 1st inning he threw just 26 balls in 7 innings in his 1st start and 31 balls in 4.2 innings in his 2nd start - David Freese extended his hitting streak to 20 games with a broken bat single in the 2nd CARDINALS W 20 GAME HITTING STREAKS LAST 30 SEASONS (SINCE 1984) YEAR PLAYER HITTING STREAK 2003 ALBERT PUJOLS 30 1999 JOE McEWING 25 1989 JOSE OQUENDO 23 1990 WILLIE McGEE 22 2008-09 RYAN LUDWICK 21 2013 DAVID FREESE 20 2011 RYAN THERIOT 20 2001 PLACIDO POLANCO 20 1997 JOHN MABRY 20 - Freese is the 8th Cardinals 3rd baseman with a 20 game hitting streak LONGEST HITTING STREAKS BY CARDINALS 3RD BASEMEN (SINCE 1916) YEAR PLAYER HITTING SREAK 1959 KEN BOYER 29 1970-71 JOE TORRE 24 1935 PEPPER MARTIN 23 1943 WHITEY KUROWSKI 22 1926 LES BELL 21 1921-22 MILT STOCK 21 2013 DAVID FREESE 20 1959 KEN BOYER 20 - Allen Craig has been one of the best hitters all-time with runners in scoring position HIGHEST AVG W RUNNERS IN SCORING POSITION SINCE 1974 (MIN. 300 PA) ALLEN CRAIG .369 TONY GWYNN - .350 JOEY VOTTO .350 ROD CAREW - .347 JOE MAUER - .341 MIGUEL CABRERA - .337 ALBERT PUJOLS - .335 - Michael Wacha settled down after a rough 1st inning MICHAEL WACHA TONIGHT VS METS 1ST INNING 2ND-6TH INNINGS BATTERS FACED 8 17 RUNS 2 0 HITS 2 3 XBH 1 (HR) 0 KBB 03 40 STRIKES-BALLS 17-20 45-20 RETIRED 14 OF FINAL 17 BATTERS FACED - Matt Holliday extended his hitting streak to 8 games, and collected just his 3rd 3-hit game of the season MATT HOLLIDAY DURING 8-GAME HITTING STREAK 14-FOR-32 .438 AVG 2 HR 4 DOUBLES 8 RBI 12 RUNS 1.2975 OPS RAISED BATTING AVG FROM .244 TO .271 - Matt Adams is on a modest 3-game hitting streak he has 4 of his 10 extra base-hits on the season during his streak - After going an MLB record 48 straight appearances without pitching a full inning, Randy Choate pitched a full inning 5 times in his last 10 appearances - Wacha became the 623rd pitcher to earn a win in Cardinals history - Wacha is the 6th different Cardinals rookie to earn a win this season the most by any Cardinals team since 1997 (7 rookies earned wins) - The Cardinals have won consecutive games in New York for the 1st time since May 14-15, 2005 - Opponents went 7-for-15 with runners on base in Wachas 1st 2 starts the Mets went just 1-for-9 with runners on base tonight - The Cardinals reached 20 games over .500 in just 64 games their 4th fastest to 20 games over .500 since 1900 CARDINALS FEWEST GAMES TO GET TO 20-OVER .500 (SINCE 1900) MAY 28, 1941: 38 GAMES, 29-9 JUNE 17, 1944: 50 GAMES, 35-15 JUNE 19, 1931: 52 GAMES, 36-16 JUNE 11, 2013 64 GAMES, 42-22 JUNE 24, 1967: 64 GAMES, 42-22 WON WORLD SERIES THAT SEASON - The Cardinals 9 runs scored are their most in a 9 inning game at the Mets since game 2 of the 2006 NLCS (9-6 win Jim Edmonds went 1-for-3 with HR) - Cardinals rookies have 17 wins this season the Marlins won their 19th overall game this season - The Cardinals 17 wins by rookies are their most in a season since 2002 CARDINALS SEASONS W 17 WINS BY ROOKIES (SINCE 1944) 2013 17 2002 19 1997 26 1996 22 1993 18 1992 23 1986 26 - Shane Robinson is on a bit of a tear over the past week.. SHANE ROBINSON SINCE JUNE 4TH 5-FOR-10 2 HR 4 RBI 3 RUNS 1.600 OPS TIED WITH CRAIG AND HOLLIDAY FOR TEAM-LEAD SINCE JUNE 4TH
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