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Today’s Starting Lineups: NYM @ StL (09.05.12)

Game Time: 12:45 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

 

New York Mets 64-72 – Differential: -32 (Rank: 21st) – Streak: L2 – 19.5 GB, 10.0 WCGB

Baxter RF – .341 BA / .537 SLG in 23 day games this season (.255 BA / .408 SLG in 43 night games)

Tejada SS – .319 BA / .396 SLG in 48 road games this season (.269 BA / .331 SLG in 42 home games)

Murphy 2B – his .344 BA in day games this season is the best among qualified NL players; currently on 7-game hitting streak

Davis 1B – .290 BA / .343 OBP with 3 HR over his last 10 games

Duda LF – 1 for 16 (.063 BA / .063 OBP) over his last 5 games; 1 HR in 2 career AB vs. Wainwright

Turner 3B – .408 BA / .434 OBP in 28 day games this season (.222 BA / .287 OBP in 54 night games)

Thole C – 1 hit in his last 10 games (.032 BA / .063 OBP)

Torres CF – 3 for 24 (.125 BA / .160 OBP) over his last 9 games

Dickey P – 4.44 ERA / 1.37 WHIP in 26.1 career IP vs. StL, but shutout StL in his last start (9.0 IP, 7 H, 9 K on June 2, 2012)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 74-62 – Differential: +101 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: W2 – 8.5 GB, 1.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base in a career-high 33 consecutive games; 1 for 5 (.200 BA / .333 OBP) with 1 double and 4 groundouts career vs. Dickey

Schumaker 2B – 3 for 5 (.600 BA / .667 OBP) career vs. Dickey

Beltran RF – 5 for 18 (.278 BA / .500 SLG) with 1 HR and 6 groundouts career vs. Dickey

Berkman 1B – 1st start since Aug 2, 2012; currently in 0-for-10 slump

Carpenter 3B – currently in 0-for-9 slump

Robinson LF – 1st start since Aug 18, 2012

Descalso SS – 3 for 7 (.429 BA / .429 OBP) with 3 singles and 3 strikeouts (all swinging) career vs. Dickey

Cruz C – 7 hits in his last 15 AB (.467 BA / .533 SLG)

Wainwright P – 7.66 ERA / 1.30 WHIP in 22.1 career IP vs. NYM

 

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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