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Wild Card Game Starting Lineups: StL @ Atl (10.05.12)

Game Time: 4:07 pm central

National Television: TBS

Local Radio: KMOX (AM 1120)

 

St. Louis Cardinals 88-74 – Differential: +117 (Rank: 4th) – Road: 38-43 – Vs. RHP: 57-57

Jay CF – .143 BA / .217 OBP / .167 SLG in 16 career GP vs. Atl, his worst career BA, OBP and SLG vs. any team (min. 4 GP); 5th most times hit by pitch (15) in the MLB this season

Beltran RF – .400 BA / .520 OBP / 1.000 SLG in 6 GP this season vs. Atl, his best BA, OBP and SLG vs. any team in 2012 (min. 4 GP); 0 for 6 (.000 BA / .000 SLG) with 3 groundouts career vs. Medlen

Holliday LF – currently on 4-game hitting streak; .335 BA / .402 OBP career vs. Atl; 0 for 3 (.000 BA / .000 SLG) with 2 strikeouts career vs. Medlen

Craig 1B – 7 for 14 (.500 BA / .929 SLG) with 2 HR in 5 career GP vs. Atl, his best career BA and SLG vs. any team

Molina C – tied for 8th best WAR (6.7) among all players this season; 1 for 4 (.250 BA / .250 OBP) with 1 single and 2 groundouts career vs. Medlen

Freese 3B – .397 BA / .794 SLG with 5 HR and 21 RBI in 18 GP in 2011 postseason

Descalso 2B – 1 for 3 (.333 BA / 1.000 SLG) with 1 triple career vs. Medlen

Kozma SS – .333 BA / .569 SLG with 5 doubles, 3 triples and 2 HR in 26 GP this season

Lohse P – 8th best ERA (2.86) in the MLB this season; 12th most sacrifice hits this season

 

Atlanta Braves 94-68 – Differential: +100 (Rank: 6th) – Home: 48-33 – Vs. RHP: 64-37

Bourn CF – 7 for 34 (.206 BA / .229 OBP) with 1 double and 13 groundouts career vs. Lohse

Prado LF – 6 for 14 (.429 BA / .429 OBP) with 6 singles career vs. Lohse

Heyward RF – 2 for 7 (.286 BA / .444 OBP) with 2 doubles career vs. Lohse

Jones 3B – 6 for 13 (.462 BA / .846 SLG) with 6 walks, 2 doubles and 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Freeman 1B – 2 for 3 (.667 BA / 2.000 SLG) with 1 double and 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Uggla 2B – 5 for 15 (.333 BA / .600 SLG) with 1 double and 1 HR career vs. Lohse

Ross C – .192 BA / .279 SLG in 40 night GP this season (.347 BA / .694 SLG in 22 day GP)

Simmons SS – only 3 extra-base hits in his last 25 GP

Medlen P – Atl has won each of the last 23 GS by Medlen

 

Notes:

-Differential = Run Differential

-Run differential rank among all 30 MLB teams and as of the beginning of MLB games today

-Vs. RHP = team’s record vs. opposing right handed starters (LHP = left handed starters)

 

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