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New York Mets 64-71 – Differential: -28 (Rank: 20th) – Streak: L1 – 18.5 GB, 9.0 WCGB

Tejada SS – .315 BA / .394 SLG in 47 road games this season (.269 BA / .331 SLG in 42 home games)

Cedeno 2B – 2 for 6 (.333 BA / .333 OBP) career vs. Garcia; .333 BA / .419 OBP in 32 road games this season (.227 BA / .282 OBP in 32 home games)

Wright 3B – 2 for 8 (.250 BA / .333 OBP) with 3 groundouts career vs. Garcia

Hairston RF – 2 for 3 (.667 BA / .667 OBP) with 1 leadoff HR vs. Garcia

Murphy 1B – currently on 6-game hitting streak

Shoppach C – 3 HR in 11 games with NYM

Bay LF – 0 for 4 (.000 BA / .000 OBP) with 3 strikeouts (2 looking) career vs. Garcia

Torres CF – 1 for 4 (.250 BA / .250 OBP) with 1 double and 2 groundouts career vs. Garcia

Harvey P – 8th career MLB start; Harvey’s 2.76 ERA (7 GS) would rank as the 6th best in the MLB if he qualified for the ERA title

 

St. Louis Cardinals 73-62 – Differential: +97 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: W1 – 8.5 GB, 0.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base in a career-high 32 consecutive games

Carpenter 1B – .336 BA / .407 OBP in 146 AB vs. RHP this season (.244 BA / .286 OBP in 78 AB vs. LHP)

Holliday LF – 5 for 13 (.417 BA / .750 SLG) with 1 HR over his last 3 games after only going 1 for 14 (.071 BA / .071 SLG) in his previous 4 games

Craig RF – .339 BA / .613 SLG in 49 home games this season (.282 BA / .494 SLG in 44 road games)

Molina C – 1 hit away from 1,000 for his career

Freese 3B – .283 BA / .458 SLG in 332 AB this season vs. RHP (.343 BA / .537 SLG in 108 AB vs. LHP)

Schumaker 2B – yesterday hit first HR in over 500 plate appearances (last HR: June 19, 2011)

Descalso SS – .186 BA / .274 SLG in 226 AB this season vs. RHP (.311 BA / .446 SLG in 74 AB vs. LHP)

Garcia P – 1.31 ERA / 0.87 WHIP in 3 career GS vs. NYM; Garcia has not won a start since May 16, 2012 (0-4 in last 6 starts)

 

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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