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Today’s Starting Lineups: Hou @ StL (09.18.12)

Game Time: 7:15 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

 

Houston Astros 48-99 – Differential: -206 (Rank: 30th) – Streak: W2 – 40.0 GB, 29.0 WCGB

Altuve 2B – 3 for 6 (.500 BA / 1.167 SLG) with 1 double and 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Moore RF – .222 BA / .456 SLG in 28 road GP this season (.264 BA / .403 SLG in 30 home GP)

Wallace 1B – 3 for 9 (.333 BA / .778 SLG) with 1 double and 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Maxwell CF – currently on 10-game hitting streak and 11-game on base streak, both career-long streaks

Lowrie SS – .273 BA / .495 SLG in 220 AB vs. RHP this season (.195 BA / .325 SLG in 77 AB vs. LHP)

J. Martinez LF – .120 BA / .120 SLG in 7 career GP vs. StL, his 2nd worst BA and SLG vs. any team (min. 5 GP)

Castro C – .333 BA / .404 OBP in 14 career GP vs. StL, his best BA and OBP vs. any team (min. 25 PA)

Dominguez 3B – .421 BA / .737 SLG in 6 road GP this season (.239 BA / .435 SLG in 14 home GP)

Abad P – coming into today, 4GS & 6 plate appearances (1 for 6, .200 BA, .200 SLG) in his career; current Cardinals are 1 for 9 career vs. Abad

 

St. Louis Cardinals 77-70 – Differential: +83 (Rank: 5th) – Streak: W1 – 11.0 GB, 1.0 WCGA

Jay CF – .385 BA / .495 SLG in 53 home GP this season (.226 BA / .300 SLG in 50 road GP)

Beltran RF – 2 hits in each of last 3 GP

Holliday LF – .268 BA / .342 OBP in 60 GP since the All-Star break (.317 BA / .397 OBP in 83 GP before the All-Star break)

Craig 1B – currently on 10-game hitting streak (career-high 13-game hitting streak earlier this season)

Molina C – tied for 6th best 2012 WAR (6.3) among all MLB players

Freese 3B – .337 BA / .402 OBP / .565 SLG in 26 career GP vs. Hou, his highest BA, OBP and SLG vs. any team (min. 10 GP)

Descalso 2B – 1 for 16 (.063 BA / .167 OBP) in his 6 GP since snapping 5-game hitting streak

Kozma SS – just 1 PA at home this season (1 for 1 with a double on Sep 8 vs. Mil)

Lohse P – last GS vs. Hou (Aug 22, 2012): 7.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 3 K in 4-2 StL win; 2.91 ERA / 1.09 WHIP in 114.1 career IP vs. Hou

 

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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