Found October 08, 2011 on Baseball Musings:
The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Milwaukee Brewers starting Sunday afternoon at Miller Park. The Brewers finished 96-66, first in the NL Central and second best in the National League. The Cardinals won the NL Wild Card with a 90-72 record, fourth best in the National League. The team went 18-8 in September to pass the Braves on the last day of the season. This marks the first time former World Series opponents meet in the NLCS. Offense 2011 (NL Rank) St. Louis Milwaukee Runs/Game 4.70 (1st) 4.45 (5th) Batting Average .273 (1st) .261 (3rd) On-Base Pct. .341 (1st) .325 (5th) Slugging Pct. .425 (1st-T) .425 (1st-T) Home runs 162 (6th) 185 (1st) The Cardinals blew away the rest of the National League in terms of offense, scoring 0.16 more runs per game than any other team. They did it by collecting the most hits in the NL, drawing a ton of walks, and smacking out over 300 doubles to give them the best batting average, OBP and slugging percentage. About the the ...
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