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New York Mets 64-70 – Differential: -27 (Rank: 20th) – Streak: W3 – 17.5 GB, 8.0 WCGB

Tejada SS – .317 BA / .391 SLG in 46 road games this season (.269 BA / .331 SLG in 42 home games)

Murphy 2B – .341 BA / .381 OBP in 47 day games this season (.251 BA / .292 OBP in 81 day games)

Wright 3B – highest WAR (5.9) in 2012 among all NL players

Davis 1B – .190 BA / .261 OBP in 7 career games vs. StL, his 2nd lowest BA and OBP vs. any NL team

Duda LF – .471 BA / .654 SLG in 9 career games vs. StL, his highest OBP and SLG vs. any NL team

Baxter RF – .333 BA / .538 SLG in 22 day games this season (.255 BA / .408 SLG in 43 night games)

Shoppach C – .310 BA / .552 SLG in 10 games with NYM (.250 / .471 SLG in 48 games with Bos in 2012)

Torres CF – 2 for 17 (.118 BA / .167 OBP) over his last 7 games

McHugh P – 2nd career MLB start (7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 9 K vs. Col in 1st career start)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 72-62 – Differential: +96 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: L1 – 9.5 GB, 0.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base in a career-high 31 consecutive games

Carpenter 1B – .340 BA / .414 OBP in 144 AB vs. RHP this season (.247 BA / .289 OBP in 77 AB vs. LHP)

Holliday LF – 2nd most RBI (92) in the NL this season (Braun: 95)

Craig RF – .335 BA / .615 SLG in 48 home games this season (.282 BA / .494 SLG in 44 road games)

Molina C – 2 hits away from 1,000 for his career; 8th best 2012 WAR (5.3) among all position players

Freese 3B – .286 BA / .462 SLG this season vs. RHP (.343 BA / .537 SLG vs. LHP)

Schumaker 2B – 1 for 18 (.056 BA / .056 OBP) over his last 6 games

Descalso SS – yesterday hit his first career HR vs. a LHP

Kelly P – 2.30 ERA / 1.28 WHIP in 27.1 IP during the day this season (4.25 ERA / 1.56 WHIP in 55.0 IP during the night)

 

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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