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Today’s Starting Lineups: StL @ Wsh (08.31.12)

Game Time: 6:05 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 71-60 – Differential: +106 (Rank: 2nd) – Streak: L3 – 8.5 GB, 0.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base in a career-high 28 consecutive games

Beltran RF – .129 BA / .206 OBP with no extra-base hits over his last 8 games

Holliday LF – 1 for 11 (.091 BA / .091 SLG) during the Cardinals’ current 3-game losing streak

Craig 1B – currently in 0-for-12 slump

Molina C – 4 hits away from 1,000 for his career; .405 BA / .458 OBP in August 2012, his best BA and OBP in any month this season

Freese 3B – .167 BA / .250 OBP in 5 career games vs. Wsh, his worst BA and OBP vs. any NL team

Schumaker 2B – 1 for 11 (.091 BA / .091 SLG) during the Cardinals’ current 3-game losing streak

Kozma SS – fourth career game started and first appearance in a game since June 26, 2011

Wainwright P – 5-0 record with 1.47 ERA and 2 CG in 5 games started in August 2012

 

Washington Nationals 79-51 – Differential: +103 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: W2 – 5.5 GA, NL East

Werth RF – 2 for 11 (.182 BA / .167 OBP) with 1 HR career vs. Wainwright

Harper CF – .320 BA / .760 SLG with 2 doubles and 3 HR over his last 6 games

Zimmerman 3B – 5 for 21 (.238 BA / .238 OBP) with 3 doubles career vs. Wainwright

LaRoche 1B – 5 for 21 (.238 BA / .320 OBP) with 1 HR career vs. Wainwright

Morse LF – 5 for 8 (.625 BA / .875 SLG) with 1 triple in his last 2 games

Desmond SS – .391 BA / .440 OBP with 2 HR and 7 K over his last 7 games

Espinosa 2B – .448 BA / .793 SLG in 7 career games vs. StL, his highest BA and SLG vs. any team

Suzuki C – .105 BA / .105 SLG in 5 career games at Nationals Park, his worst BA and SLG at any park

Gonzalez P – His 9.49 K/9 this season is the second best in the NL

 

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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