Originally posted on Fox Sports Midwest  |  Last updated 4/10/13
Stats from April 9th vs Reds - Matt Adams hit the Cardinals 1st pinch homerun of the season they had just one pinch homer in 279 plate appearances last season - the Adams homerun was the 1st by a Cardinal since the 7th inning of game 3 in Arizona last week they went 41 consecutive innings without a homer - Lance Lynn fanned 10 batters Tuesday night his 4th career 10 strikeout game (career-high is 12) - Lynn and Jaime Garcia are the 1st tandem of Cardinals starters to strikeout 10 batters in consecutive games since Garcia and Adam Wainwright did it August 19th and 21st last year - the Cardinals bullpen had a rough opener, but regained form on Tuesday CARDINALS BULLPEN LAST 2 GAMES MONDAY TUESDAY IP 2.1 3.0 HITS 8 1 RUNS 10 0 ER 9 0 STRIKEOUTS 2 4 WALKS 5 0 BATTERS FACED 22 9 PITCHES THROWN 81 33 - After Lance Lynn went 0-for-1 at the plate, Cardinals pitchers are now 0-for-17 with 9 strikeouts this season - Matt Carpenter has reached base in all 7 of his starts - Carpenters been raking over his last 3 starts MATT CARPENTER SINCE APRIL 6TH (3 STARTS, 1 GAME OFF BENCH) 7-FOR-14 1 DOUBLE 4 RBI 7 RUNS 1 WALK - Carpenters already scored 9 runs this season before Tuesdays games were complete that ranked 3rd in baseball and tied for 1st in the NL - Jon Jay is 2nd on the team with 8 runs scored - Carpenter also leads the team with 4 XBH Allen Craig, Daniel Descalso, Matt Holliday, and Pete Kozma are tied for 2nd with 3 - After a bit of a rough series in Arizona, the Cardinals starters have pitched well the last time through the rotation CARDINALS STARTING PITCHERS THIS SEASON 1ST 3 GAMES LAST 5 GAMES RECORD 1-1 (TEAM 1-2) 3-1 (TEAM 3-2) IPSTART 5.22 6.33 ERA 4.60 2.27 OPP AVG .292 .231 K PER 9 IP 7.5 8.2 KBB 137 3114 QUALITY STARTS 1 4 3.04 OVERALL STARTER ERA (5TH IN NL) - Prior to Adamss pinch hit homerun, Cardinals pinch hitters were 1-for-10 this season with 2 runs scored, 1 walk, and 4 strikeouts - Adams is expected to play a big role off the bench for the Cardinals this season, but that was his 1st pinch hit plate appearance this year (2 starts, 5 DNPs in 1st 7 games) - Ty Wigginton now has 4 pinch at bats, Shane Robinson and Ryan Jackson have 2, and 3 others have 1) - 5 of the Cardinals 8 players in the starting lineup finished the game with a sub .300 OBP for the season Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday, and Pete Kozma are above .300 - Bronson Arroyo retired the 1st 15 batters of the game the Cardinals then got 3 runs on 5 hits in the 6th inning - Edward Mujica has holds in all 4 appearances this season (most in MLB) he has 22 holds since joining the Cardinals at last years deadline by far the most in baseball MOST HOLDS IN MLB (SINCE 8112) EDWARD MUJICA 22 MITCHELL BOGGS 19 DALE THAYER 19 MATT BELISLE 16 DAVID ROBERTSON 16 - Lance Lynn got 16 swings and misses from Reds hitters Tuesday night 2nd most in his career and 3 off a career-high (71612 19 vs Brewers) - Lynn is the 1st Cardinals pitcher (since 1974) with 2 strikeouts in each of the 1st 5 innings - Lynn is the 1st Cardinals pitcher with 10 strikeouts through 5 innings since 52510 (Adam Wainwright)
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