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Today’s Starting Lineups: SF @ StL (08.08.12)

Game Time: 7:15 central

National Television: ESPN

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

Location: Busch Stadium

 

San Francisco Giants – 60-50 – Differential: +15 (Rank: 15th) – Streak: W1 – 1.5 GA, NL West

Pagan CF – .378 BA / .453 OBP in 32 career games vs. StL, his highest BA and OBP vs. any team (min. 6 games)

Scutaro 3B – .326 BA / .375 OBP in his 11 games with SF (.271 BA / .324 OBP in 95 games with Col)

Cabrera LF – 10 runs and 6 extra-base hits over his last 6 games; leads all NL players with 78 runs scored and 152 hits this season

Posey C – 5 HR in his last 6 games; currently on season-high 11-game hitting streak

Pence RF – currently in 0-for-9 slump

Belt 1B – 4 for 7 (.571 BA) this series; .381 BA / .458 OBP in 8 career games vs. StL, his highest BA and OBP vs. any team (min. 4 games)

Theriot 2B – .192 BA / .250 OBP in 6 games in August after .282 BA / .354 OBP in 21 July games

Crawford SS – before last night’s 2 hits in 4 AB, he had only 2 hits total in his previous 17 AB

Vogelsong P – 6.29 ERA in 24.1 career IP in StL (pitched vs. StL in both old and new Busch Stadium)

 

St. Louis Cardinals – 60-50 – Differential: +114 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: L1 – 6.0 GB, 2.5 WCGB

Jay CF – .447 BA / .488 OBP in 12 career games vs. SF, his highest BA and OBP vs. any team (min. 4 games)

Carpenter 1B – .333 BA / .403 OBP in 36 home games this season (.256 BA / .349 OBP in 34 road games)

Holliday LF – .364 BA / .400 OBP with 3 doubles and 3 HR in his last 8 games (Cardinals record: 6-2)

Beltran RF 4 for 9 (.444 BA / 1.000 SLG) with 2 doubles and 1 HR career vs. Vogelsong; currently on 9-game hitting streak, approaching his season-high hitting streak of 12 games

Freese 3B – .384 BA / .483 OBP since 2012 All-Star break (.294 BA / .348 OBP before All-Star break)

Molina C – .413 BA / .438 OBP during his season-high 11-game hitting streak (Cardinals record: 8-3)

Descalso SS – 0 for 6 this series after going 6 for 10 with 1.000 SLG in weekend series sweep over Mil

Greene 2B – .174 BA / .217 SLG in 11 career games vs. SF

Kelly P – 2.73 ERA, but 16 BB in 6 career home starts (3.70 ERA and 4 BB in 4 road starts)

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams

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

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