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While the St. Louis Cardinals still have a historically good full-season mark in batting average with runners in scoring position, the fact is that there have been precious few runners on base to drive in during September.
A prime indication that the Cards’ bats have been in a deep slumber is a combined September batting average of just .217.
As researcher Tom Orf points out in the table below, if it continues, this would be the worst final month for the club in terms of batting average in team history.
The bottom 10 follows. (Any regular season games in October are included in the final month numbers.)
St. Louis Cardinals regular season batting average, September/October, worst
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
It may seem implausible, but Jaime Garcia is still contemplating a return to the St Louis Cardinals after undergoing shoulder surgery in May. Chad Thornburg of MLB.com reports that the left-hander is using the Cardinals' battle to win the NL Central as motivation to return this September. Garcia spoke about how the division race is helping him to stay motivated during his rehab...
Yadier Molina never got down during his recent rut. So the All-Star catcher wasn't about to celebrate after breaking out of the skid on Sunday.
Molina had a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win over the Seattle Mariners.
Molina's second-inning homer off Erasmo Ramirez (5-2...
Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners.
Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining.
Miller (14-9) gave...
This year has been a tremendous year for the National League Central. The Pittsburgh Pirates have their first winning season since 1992. The Cincinnati Reds are in position for a wildcard spot. The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to repeat previous year’s successes.
The NL Central’s playoff race seems like the most ignored story in sports right now, and yet it has the most drama...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Yadier Molina broke out of a slump with a home run and three singles as Shelby Miller and the St. Louis Cardinals remained tied for first place in the NL Central with a 12-2 win Sunday over the Seattle Mariners.Matt Adams also homered as St. Louis won for the seventh time in nine games and kept pace with Pittsburgh. Both teams are 87-62 with 13 games remaining...
Although the St. Louis Cardinals did not have full possession of first place in their own division heading into play Sunday, they were just three games away from having the best record in the National League, which could be a vital advantage come October.
The Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates had identical 86-62 records as of Sunday and both trailed the Atlanta Braves by three...
Better late than never has been a theme for the Cardinals of late one they used to advantage to take two of three games from Milwaukee this week.
With a helpng hand from the opponent the offense showed up in the nick of time again Friday as the Cardinals rallied to beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1. The baserunning of Pete Kozma – and the defense of the Mariners - proved to be the...
The St. Louis Cardinals' offense is back in one of those rough patches. They need to be out of this rut soon.
''There's nothing wrong with us getting a couple of hits early,'' manager Mike Matheny said after the Seattle Mariners snapped a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory Saturday night. ''There's nothing wrong with getting a couple of...
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (AP) Rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 4-1 Saturday night and dropping the Cardinals into a first-place tie in the NL Central.St. Louis and Pittsburgh share the division lead once again. The Pirates topped the Cubs 2-1.The Cardinals mustered only three hits, including...
Rookie James Paxton gave up two hits in six shutout innings and the Seattle Mariners ended a five-game losing streak, beating St. Louis 4-1 Saturday night and dropping the Cardinals into a first-place tie in the NL Central.
St. Louis and Pittsburgh share the division lead once again. The Pirates topped the Cubs 2-1.
The Cardinals mustered only three hits, including Matt Carpenter...
And here we go again.
The Cardinals hit the road in Denver Colorado and promptly lifted their leg and marked another away game with a big wet L, losing to the very, very bad Rockies 4-2.
That drops the Birds record to 2-6 in the last 8 road games. In the midst of an NL Central dogfight. Against the Rockies, who again, are TURRUBLE.
Worse? An actual honest to goodness...
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The Cardinals finished a 7-2 home stand with a robust offensive display and a 12-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners Sunday at Busch Stadium.
Rookie starter Shelby Miller went five solid innings allowing three hits and one earned run to pick up his 14th victory. The last time a rookie won 14 games for the Cardinals was Dick Hughes in 1967. The Cardinals won the World Series that...
The St Louis Cardinals are the second most successful sides of all the Major League Baseball franchises. The Cardinals have competed eighteen times in the World Series Final, triumphing on eleven occasions. Their most recent success came in 2011 when they defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 having entered the playoff series as a wildcard team. The first World Series victory for the Cardinals...
After an ugly string of starts, Lance Lynn finally showed signs of coming around last week.
The timing couldn't be better for the St. Louis Cardinals, who continue to battle for the NL Central title.
Lynn tries to build on his latest performance as the Cardinals open a four-game road set against the last-place Colorado Rockies on Monday night.
While Lynn (13-10, 4.23 ERA)...