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Today’s Starting Lineups: StL @ Phi (08.12.12)

Game Time: 12:35 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

Location: Busch Stadium

 

St. Louis Cardinals 62-52 – Differential: +102 (Rank: 1st) – Streak: W1 – 6.0 GB, 1.5 WCGB

Jay CF – currently on 6-game hitting streak (.522 BA / .560 OBP during streak)

Carpenter 3B – only his 2nd start in August (11 starts in July)

Holliday LF – broke 0-for-12 slump with yesterday’s 3-for-5 and 1 HR performance

Beltran RF – career vs. Worley: 2 for 9 (.222 BA), but .417 OBP

Craig 1B – .333 BA / .343 OBP with 8 runs, 6 doubles and 2 HR in his last 8 games

Descalso 2B – in 0-for-17 slump

Cruz C – at least 1 hit in each of his last 5 starts

Furcal SS – in 0-for-9 slump; only 3 hits in his last 30 AB (.100 BA / .100 SLG)

Lynn P – .427 ERA in 10 day starts this season (2.92 ERA in 12 night starts)

 

Philadelphia Phillies 51-62 – Differential: -38 (Rank: 21st) – Streak: L1 – 19.5 GB, 12.0 WCGB

Pierre LF – only his 2nd start in August (15 starts in July)

Frandsen 3B – 5 hits in his last 9 AB; at least 1 hit in 10 of his 12 games played this season

Utley 2B – .321 BA / .390 OBP career vs. StL, his 2nd highest BA against any NL team

Howard 1B – 2 HR in his last 4 games

Brown RF – currently on career-best 8-game hitting streak

Mayberry CF – .259 BA / .313 OBP in 50 home games this season (.202 BA / .233 OBP in 52 road games)

Kratz C – .406 BA / .457 OBP / .938 SLG in his first 16 games this season, but now 0 for 9 in his last 3 games

Martinez SS – has struck out more times this season than times he has reached base safely

Worley P – only career start vs. StL (Sep 16, 2011): 6 IP, 6 H, 1 ER; 5.05 ERA / 1.56 WHIP in 10 home starts this season (2.59 ERA / 1.29 WHIP in 9 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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