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Today’s Starting Lineups: StL @ Wsh (09.02.12)

Game Time: 12:35 pm central

Local Television: Fox Sports Midwest

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 72-61 – Differential: +97 (Rank: 3rd) – Streak: W1 – 8.5 GB, 1.5 WCGA

Jay CF – has reached base in a career-high 30 consecutive games

Beltran RF – .227 BA / .442 SLG in 42 day games this season (.288 BA / .532 SLG in 84 night games)

Holliday LF – .422 OBP / .617 SLG in 49 career games vs. Wsh

Craig 1B – 4 hits in his last 7 AB after being hitless in his previous 14 AB

Freese 3B – yesterday was his second 3-hit, 1-HR game in his past 8 games

Anderson C – 7th career game started, his 1st this season

Kozma SS – 3rd career game started

Descalso 2B – 1 hit in his last 15 AB (.067 AB / .125 OBP) with 6 K

Westbrook P – 6.23 ERA / 1.44 WHIP in 17.1 career IP vs. Wsh

 

Washington Nationals 80-52 – Differential: +112 (Rank: t-1st) – Streak: L1 – 6.5 GA, NL East

Werth RF – 4 for 4 (1.000 BA / 2.000 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Westbrook

Harper CF – 4 consecutive games of at least 2 hits

Zimmerman 3B – 0 for 6 (.000 BA / .000 OBP) career vs. Westbrook

Morse LF – .388 BA / .735 SLG in 15 career games vs. StL, his 4th highest BA and SLG vs. any team

Tracy 1B – 1st start since August 1, 2012 and 2nd start since May 22, 2012

Desmond SS – .359 BA in 15 career games vs. StL, his 2nd highest BA vs. any team (min. 5 games)

Espinosa 2B – .405 BA / .757 SLG in 9 career games vs. StL, his highest BA and SLG vs. any team

Suzuki C – 3 for 6 (.500 BA / 1.000 SLG) with 1 HR career vs. Westbrook

Strasburg P – NL-best 11.14 K/9 this season

 

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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