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The 2011 season of the National League was the one hundred thirty-sixth season of the league.

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[edit] Season summary

[edit] Standings

An asterisk (*) indicates the team won its league's wild card, Bold indicates league champion, Italics indicates World Series champion
Rank Team G W L T WPCT GB RS (RS/G) RA (RA/G) AVG OBP SLG ERA FPCT
Central Division
1 Milwaukee Brewers 162 96 66 0 .593 -.- 721 (4.45) 638 (3.94) 0.261 0.325 0.425 3.63 0.982
2 St. Louis Cardinals* 162 90 72 0 .556 6.0 762 (4.70) 692 (4.27) 0.273 0.341 0.425 3.74 0.982
3 Cincinnati Reds 162 79 83 0 .488 17.0 735 (4.54) 720 (4.44) 0.256 0.326 0.408 4.16 0.985
4 Pittsburgh Pirates 162 72 90 0 .444 24.0 610 (3.77) 712 (4.40) 0.244 0.309 0.368 4.04 0.982
5 Chicago Cubs 162 71 91 0 .438 25.0 654 (4.04) 756 (4.67) 0.256 0.314 0.401 4.33 0.978
6 Houston Astros 162 56 106 0 .346 40.0 615 (3.80) 796 (4.91) 0.258 0.311 0.374 4.51 0.981
Eastern Division
1 Philadelphia Phillies 162 102 60 0 .630 -.- 713 (4.40) 529 (3.27) 0.253 0.323 0.395 3.02 0.988
2 Atlanta Braves 162 89 73 0 .549 13.0 641 (3.96) 605 (3.73) 0.243 0.308 0.387 3.48 0.987
3 Washington Nationals 161 80 81 0 .497 21.5 624 (3.88) 643 (3.99) 0.242 0.309 0.383 3.58 0.983
4 New York Mets 162 77 85 0 .475 25.0 718 (4.43) 742 (4.58) 0.264 0.335 0.391 4.19 0.981
5 Florida Marlins 162 72 90 0 .444 30.0 625 (3.86) 702 (4.33) 0.247 0.318 0.388 3.95 0.985
Western Division
1 Arizona Diamondbacks 162 94 68 0 .580 -.- 731 (4.51) 662 (4.09) 0.250 0.322 0.413 3.80 0.985
2 San Francisco Giants 162 86 76 0 .531 8.0 570 (3.52) 578 (3.57) 0.242 0.303 0.368 3.20 0.983
3 Los Angeles Dodgers 161 82 79 0 .509 11.5 644 (4.00) 612 (3.80) 0.257 0.322 0.375 3.54 0.986
4 Colorado Rockies 162 73 89 0 .451 21.0 735 (4.54) 774 (4.78) 0.258 0.329 0.410 4.43 0.984
5 San Diego Padres 162 71 91 0 .438 23.0 593 (3.66) 611 (3.77) 0.237 0.305 0.349 3.42 0.985

[edit] League leaders

Bold indicates league record, Italics indicate all-time record

[edit] Batting

Statistic Leader Team Number
Games Played Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers 162
At Bats Starlin Castro Chicago Cubs 674
Runs Scored Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 115
Hits Starlin Castro Chicago Cubs 207
Doubles Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 40
Triples Jose Reyes
Shane Victorino
New York Mets
Philadelphia Phillies
16
Home Runs Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 39
Total Bases Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 353
Runs Batted In Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 126
Stolen Bases Michael Bourn Houston Astros
Atlanta Braves
61
Caught Stealing Michael Bourn Houston Astros
Atlanta Braves
14
Walks Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 110
Intentional Base-on-Balls Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers 32
Hit by Pitch Danny Espinosa
Justin Upton
Washington Nationals
Arizona Diamondbacks
19
Strikeouts Drew Stubbs Cincinnati Reds 205
Sacrifice Hits Omar Infante Florida Marlins 17
Sacrifice Flies Yuniesky Betancourt Milwaukee Brewers 10
Grounded into Double Plays Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals 29
Batting Average Jose Reyes New York Mets 0.337
On-Base Percentage Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds 0.416
Slugging Percentage Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 0.597
On-Base plus Slugging Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers 1.004
On-Base plus Slugging Plus Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers 171

[edit] Pitching

Statistic Leader Team Number
Wins Clayton Kershaw
Ian Kennedy
Los Angeles Dodgers
Arizona Diamondbacks
21
Losses Derek Lowe Atlanta Braves 17
Win-Loss Percentage Ian Kennedy Arizona Diamondbacks 0.840
Appearances Jonny Venters Atlanta Braves 85
Games Started Chris Carpenter
Derek Lowe
Ryan Dempster
St. Louis Cardinals
Atlanta Braves
Chicago Cubs
34
Complete Games Roy Halladay Philadelphia Phillies 8
Shutouts Cliff Lee Philadelphia Phillies 6
Games Finished Craig Kimbrel Atlanta Braves 64
Saves Craig Kimbrel
John Axford
Atlanta Braves
Milwaukee Brewers
46
Innings Pitched Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 237.1
Batters Faced Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals 996
Hits Allowed Ricky Nolasco Florida Marlins 244
Home Runs Allowed Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds 46
Base-on-Balls Allowed Jhoulys Chacin Colorado Rockies 87
Intentional Base-on-Balls Brandon Beachy
Chris Resop
Atlanta Braves
Pittsburgh Pirates
9
Hit Batsmen Tim Hudson Atlanta Braves 15
Strikeouts Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 248
Wild Pitches Henry Rodriguez Washington Nationals 14
Balks Anibal Sanchez Florida Marlins 5
Runs Allowed Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds 119
Earned Runs Allowed Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds 112
Earned Run Average Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 2.28
Walks plus Hits
per Inning Pitched
Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers 0.977

[edit] All-Star Game

The National League won the 2011 All-Star Game at Chase Field in Phoenix, AZ on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 by a score of 5 to 1 over the American League. The league's manager was Bruce Bochy.

[edit] Postseason

The 2011 National League playoffs featured the champions of the league's three divisions along with a wild card team. The teams competed in a best-of-five Division Series, followed by a best-of-seven League Championship Series. The winner of the League Championship Series represented the league in the World Series.

  Division Series Championship Series
                 
East.  Philadelphia Phillies 2  
WC  St. Louis Cardinals 3  
    WC  St. Louis Cardinals 4
  Cent.  Milwaukee Brewers 2
Cent.  Milwaukee Brewers 3
West.  Arizona Diamondbacks 2  

In the World Series, the National League champion St. Louis Cardinals defeated the American League's Texas Rangers, 4 games to 3.

[edit] Award winners

The winner of the league's Most Valuable Player Award, given its Most Valuable Player, was Ryan Braun, an outfielder with the Milwaukee Brewers. In the award's voting, he had 388 out of a possible 448 points and 20 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Cy Young Award, given its best pitcher, was Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angels Dodgers. In the award's voting, he had 207 out of a possible 224 points and 27 first-place votes.

The winner of the league's Rookie of the Year Award, given its best rookie player, was Craig Kimbrel, a relief pitcher with the Atlanta Braves, by unanimous vote. In the award's voting, he had 160 out of a possible 160 points and all 32 first-place votes.

[edit] Gold Gloves

The following players won the Gold Glove Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
P Clayton Kershaw Los Angeles Dodgers
C Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals
1B Joey Votto Cincinnati Reds
2B Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
3B Placido Polanco Philadelphia Phillies
SS Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
OF Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers
Andre Ethier Los Angeles Dodgers
Gerardo Parra Arizona Diamondbacks

[edit] Silver Sluggers

The following players won the Silver Slugger Award, given to the league's best fielders as voted upon by its managers and coaches, at their respective position.

Position Player Team
C Brian McCann Atlanta Braves
1B Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers
2B Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
3B Aramis Ramirez Chicago Cubs
SS Troy Tulowitzki Colorado Rockies
OF Matt Kemp Los Angeles Dodgers
Ryan Braun Milwaukee Brewers
Justin Upton Arizona Diamondbacks
P Daniel Hudson Arizona Diamondbacks

[edit] Notable events

When three players in the 2011 National League hit 15+ triples, it was the first time the Senior Circuit had witnessed the feat since 1944. The three players to accomplish it this year were Dexter Fowler, Jose Reyes and Shane Victorino.

[edit] Further Reading

  • Paul Kocak: Baseball's Starry Night: Reliving Major League Baseball's 2011 Wild Card Night of Shock and Awe, Digitature, New York, NY, 2012. ISBN 0615622305


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