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Today’s Starting Lineups: Hou @ StL (08.22.12)

Game Time: 7:15 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

Location: Busch Stadium

 

Houston Astros 39-84 – Differential: -176 (Rank: 30th) – Streak: L5 – 35.5 GB, 28.0 WCGB

Altuve 2B – 2 for 3 (.667 BA / 1.667 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Gonzalez SS – .129 BA / .194 SLG over his last 10 games

Wallace 1B – .313 BA / .425 OBP in 24 career games vs. StL, his highest BA and OBP vs. any team (min. 30 AB)

Francisco LF – .190 BA / .238 SLG over his last 7 games (Hou record: 0-7)

Moore 3B – .202 BA / .255 OBP in 28 night games this season (.311 BA / .380 OBP in 13 day games)

Pearce RF – 16 hits in 17 games this season

Barnes CF – 10th career game and 8th career start in the MLB

Snyder C – 3 for 18 (.167 BA / .286 OBP) with 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Norris P – has lost 9 straight decisions (no wins since May 21)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 66-56 – Differential: +113 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: W1 – 8.0 GB, 0.5 WCGB

Jay CF – 3 for 18 (.167 BA / .222 SLG) career vs. Norris; currently on career-high 19-game on-base streak

Carpenter 3B – .133 BA / .200 SLG career vs. Hou, his worst BA and SLG vs. any team (min. 15 PA)

Holliday LF – 7 for 27 (.259 BA / .556 SLG) with 2 doubles and 2 HR career vs. Norris

Beltran RF – 6 for 18 (.333 BA / .556 SLG) with 4 doubles career vs. Norris

Craig 1B – 4 for 8 (.500 BA / .875 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Norris; currently on career-high 10-game hitting streak

Molina C – 8 for 30 (.267 BA / .333 OBP) career vs. Norris

Descalso 2B – 5 for 11 (.455 BA / 1.091 SLG) with 4 extra-base hits career vs. Norris

Furcal SS – 3 for 9 (.333 BA / .400 OBP) career vs. Norris

Lohse P – 2.93 ERA / 1.13 WHIP in 107.1 career IP vs. Hou, his second-best ERA and WHIP vs. any team

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams and as of the beginning of MLB games today

-Games behind (GB) & games ahead (GA) for each team as of the beginning of MLB games today

 

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