Giants vs. St. Louis stat pack


Giants vs. St. Louis stat pack

Giants Offense
3 Games in Colorado
.360 Average
35 Runs
5 Home Runs
10 Doubles
2 Triples
17 Walks
62 Baserunners
29 Runs in previous 10-Game Homestand

Only National League Teams at or above .500 on Road
Nationals 33-21 .611
Braves 30-20 .600
Reds 30-22 .577
Giants 27-26 .509
Dodgers 27-27 .500

Since 2007, the Giants have had more success vs the Cardinals than any other N.L. team:

Giants Highest Win Pct vs N.L. Team since 2007
vs Cardinals .618 21-13
vs Nationals .583 21-15
vs Astros .571 24-18
vs Marlins .550 22-18
vs D-Backs .545 54-45

Both Melky Cabrera (.353) and Buster Posey (.327) are hitting above .325. No San Francisco team has had two .325 hitters in the same season. The last Giants team with two players hitting .325 or higher: 1954 World Champion New York Giants (Willie Mays - .345 & Don Mueller - .342)

N.L. Batting Leaders
Andrew McCutchen PIT .368
Melky Cabrera SF .352
Joey Votto CIN .342
Carlos Ruiz PHI .335
Carlos Gonzalez COL .327
Buster Posey SF .327

N.L. Leading Hitters since All-Star Break
Buster Posey SF .456
Andrew McCutchen PIT .390
David Freese STL .388
Ryan Zimmerman WSH .385
Jose Reyes MIA .371

Hunter Pence
Career vs St. Louis
Games 77
AVG .316
HR 11
RBI 45
OPS .852
Tied most vs any team

Matt Cain
Opp Avg with RISP
2009 .161
2010 .229
2011 .190
2012 .174
4th Lowest in N.L.

St. Louis Cardinals
Last 16 Games
Record 12-4
AVG .301
RGM 6.1
HR 18
ERA 3.04
SavesOpps 44
97 Runs scored since July 20 - Most in Majors

Highest Run support in N.L.
Lance Lynn STL 6.94
Wade Miley AZ 6.11
Tim Hudson ATL 6.06
Jake Westbrook STL 5.82
R.A. Dickey NYM 5.63

Jake Westbrook
Career vs Giants
3 Starts
0-1 Record
4.67 ERA
.329 Opp Avg
3 Home Runs
Cardinals: 0-3 in the 3 Starts

Lance Lynn
This Season
First 6 Starts 6-0 1.40
Next 10 Starts 4-4 5.09
Last 5 Starts 3-0 2.70

Most Home Runs This Season
with New Team
Josh Willingham MIN 28
Carlos Beltran STL 25
Albert Pujols LAA 24
Josh Reddick OAK 24
Jason Kubel AZ 23

Cubs, Indians name starting pitchers for Game 1 of World Series


Cubs, Indians name starting pitchers for Game 1 of World Series

World Series ace Jon Lester is all set to start Game 1 for the Chicago Cubs.

Lester will be fully rested when he pitches Tuesday night at Cleveland. Corey Kluber will start for the Indians.

The 32-year-old lefty is 2-0 in three starts during this postseason, with wins over the Giants and Dodgers in the NL playoffs. He was 19-5 during the regular season.

Lester is 3-0 in three starts in the World Series with a sparkling 0.43 ERA. He helped the Boston Red Sox win championships in 2007 and 2013.

Cubs manager Joe Maddon says Lester is "really, really in the moment" right now.


Indians ace Corey Kluber will start Game 1 of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs.

Manager Terry Francona said Sunday that he will go with Kluber, an 18-ame winner during the regular season, in the opener on Tuesday night. The right-hander is 2-1 with a 0.98 ERA in his first postseason.

Francona has right-handers Trevor Bauer and Josh Tomlin penciled in for Games 2 and 3, respectively. The order could change depending on how Bauer's injured right pinkie heals over the next few days.

Bauer's start in the AL Championship Series lasted less than one inning after his pinkie began bleeding against Toronto. He injured his finger when he sliced it open while repairing a drone.

Also, injured starter Danny Salazar could be available against the Cubs. Salazar hasn't pitched since Sept. 9 because of forearm tightness but he's made major progress in the past week and could be on the World Series roster.

How Cubs beat Kershaw to move on to World Series

How Cubs beat Kershaw to move on to World Series

Two quick runs off the best pitcher on the planet on Saturday night afforded the Cubs exactly what they needed to snap a 71-year-old drought.

Already confident after consecutive offensive outbursts in the previous two games, a two-run first inning against Clayton Kershaw had Cubs hitters in a positive frame of mind.

They rode the surprising rally and a dominant performance by Kyle Hendricks to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series. The win earned the Cubs their first NL pennant since 1945 and on Tuesday night they’ll seek their first World Series title since 1908 when they face the Cleveland Indians in Game 1.

“It’s huge for the confidence, the positive momentum from LA, to carry over back home,” left fielder Ben Zobrist said. “Those were the biggest moments in the game early on to help everybody keep pushing and that we got this thing -- that we’re in charge of the game early. That’s a huge momentum builder.”

The Cubs did a little bit of everything in the first inning against Kershaw, who dominated them for seven scoreless frames in a 1-0 Dodgers victory in Game 2 on Sunday night. Some hitters took a more aggressive approach against the three-time NL Cy Young winner while others remained patient. The one constant throughout the 30-pitch frame was that Cubs hitters took advantage whenever Kershaw made a mistake.