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St. Louis Cardinals vs. Washington Nationals, at Busch Stadium III, August 31, 2015 Matchups, Tickets, Preview

Date:
Monday, August 31, 2015
Start Time:
7:15ct (local), 8:15et
Venue:
Busch Stadium
Series:
Game #1 of a 3-game series
Average Temp:
81° (based on last ten years)
Nationals
Manager:
Game #:
133
On This Date:
21-24
Cardinals
Manager:
Game #:
133
On This Date:
64-50
Season Series
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 WSN  2  STL  1 (10)
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 STL  7 @WSN  5     
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 STL  4 @WSN  1     

Mon, Aug 31, 2015 WSN    @STL  8:15pm
Tue, Sep 01, 2015 WSN    @STL  8:15pm
Wed, Sep 02, 2015 WSN    @STL  8:15pm

                         All times ET
66-63, 2nd, 5½ GB, 13 GB in WC / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   37-26   Road:   29-37   ExtrInn: 5-2 
 vsRHP:  49-49   vsLHP:  17-14   1-Run:  18-16
 vsEast: 29-21   vsCntrl:12-17   vsWest: 17-16 IL: 8-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
129 Sun, Aug 30   MIA  W   7-4       66-63  2nd  5.5 gb
128 Sat, Aug 29   MIA  W   5-1       65-63  2nd  5.5 gb
127 Fri, Aug 28   MIA  L   3-4       64-63  2nd  6.5 gb
126 Thu, Aug 27   SDP  W   4-2       64-62  2nd  6.5 gb
125 Wed, Aug 26   SDP  L   5-6       63-62  2nd  6.5 gb
124 Tue, Aug 25   SDP  W   8-3       63-61  2nd  5.5 gb
123 Sun, Aug 23   MIL  W   9-5       62-61  2nd  5.0 gb
122 Sat, Aug 22   MIL  W   6-1       61-61  2nd  5.0 gb
121 Fri, Aug 21   MIL  L   3-10      60-61  2nd  5.0 gb
120 Thu, Aug 20  @COL  L   2-3       60-60  2nd  4.0 gb
 Last 10: 6-4    Last 20: 9-11   Last 30:13-17
84-46, 1st, 4½ up / Schedule
Lineups / Orders / Splits: Bat / Pitch / GL: Bat / Pitch
 Home:   46-19   Road:   38-27   ExtrInn: 7-8 
 vsRHP:  65-31   vsLHP:  19-15   1-Run:  28-20
 vsEast: 18-8    vsCntrl:32-18   vsWest: 23-11 IL:11-9 

Last 10 Games
Gm# Date & Box   Opp W/L Score      Record   Place/GB
130 Sun, Aug 30  @SFG  W   7-5       84-46  1st  4.5 up
129 Sat, Aug 29  @SFG  W   6-0       83-46  1st  3.5 up
128 Fri, Aug 28  @SFG  L   4-5       82-46  1st  3.5 up
127 Thu, Aug 27  @ARI  W   5-3       82-45  1st  4.5 up
126 Wed, Aug 26  @ARI  W   3-1       81-45  1st  4.5 up
125 Tue, Aug 25  @ARI  W   9-1       80-45  1st  4.5 up
124 Mon, Aug 24  @ARI  W   5-3       79-45  1st  3.5 up
123 Sun, Aug 23  @SDP  W  10-3       78-45  1st  3.5 up
122 Sat, Aug 22  @SDP  L   0-8       77-45  1st  3.5 up
121 Fri, Aug 21  @SDP  L   3-9       77-44  1st  4.5 up
 Last 10: 7-3    Last 20:13-7    Last 30:20-10
Last 10 games for these teams head-to-head
Thu, Apr 23, 2015 STL  4 @WSN  1        W:Michael Wacha (3-0), L: Max Scherzer (1-2), S: Trevor Rosenthal (6)
Wed, Apr 22, 2015 STL  7 @WSN  5        W:Kevin Siegrist (1-0), L: Blake Treinen (0-2), S: Trevor Rosenthal (5)
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 WSN  2  STL  1 (10)   W:Aaron Barrett (2-0), L: Carlos Villanueva (1-1), S: none

Sun, Jun 15, 2014 STL  5  WSN  2        W:Jaime Garcia (3-0), L: Doug Fister (5-2), S: Trevor Rosenthal (20)
Sat, Jun 14, 2014 STL  4  WSN  1        W:Randy Choate (1-2), L: Stephen Strasburg (6-5), S: Trevor Rosenthal (19)
Fri, Jun 13, 2014 STL  1  WSN  0        W:Lance Lynn (7-4), L: Jordan Zimmermann (5-3), S: Trevor Rosenthal (18)
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 WSN  3  STL  2        W:Rafael Soriano (1-0), L: Seth Maness (0-1), S: none
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 STL  4 @WSN  3        W:Lance Lynn (4-0), L: Jordan Zimmermann (1-1), S: Trevor Rosenthal (5)
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 WSN  3  STL  1        W:Gio Gonzalez (3-1), L: Michael Wacha (2-1), S: Rafael Soriano (4)
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 STL  8 @WSN  0        W:Adam Wainwright (3-1), L: Taylor Jordan (0-2), S: none
Season Series: 2015 - STL over 2-1; 2014 - STL won 5-2; 2013 - STL won 6-0; All-Time - STL leads 308-288

SP: Gio Gonzalez (29, LHP, 9-7, 4.11)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. STL Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (9-7) 135.2 150 67 62 51 123 7 4.11
2014 (10-10) 158.2 134 66 63 56 162 10 3.57
2013 (11-8) 195.2 169 79 73 76 192 17 3.36
Last 7 GS 2-3 35.0 44 22 18 12 36 2 4.63 46
2015-08-26 SDP L 4.2 7 5 4 2 6 1 86 36
2015-08-21 MIL L 5.0 8 5 4 2 5 1 91 36
2015-08-15 @SFG L 2.2 5 6 6 2 1 0 65 23
2015-08-10 @LAD W 8.0 7 0 0 1 6 0 117 73
2015-08-05 ARI ND 5.0 8 2 2 1 7 0 95 49
2015-07-31 @NYM ND 4.2 4 1 1 4 6 0 105 54
2015-07-25 @PIT W 5.0 5 3 1 0 5 0 74 54
Last 5 v.STL 2-1 29.0 23 3 3 8 25 0 0.93 68
2015-04-21 STL ND 6.0 8 0 0 4 4 0 107 56
2014-04-18 STL W 7.0 4 1 1 1 7 0 101 71
2013-09-24 @STL L 7.0 6 2 2 0 6 0 110 63
2012-08-31 STL W 9.0 5 0 0 3 8 0 119 82

SP: John Lackey (36, RHP, 11-8, 2.92)

2015 Gamelogs / 2015 Splits / vs. WSN Current Lineup
Split IP H R ER BB SO HR ERA/Pit GSc
2015 (11-8) 172.2 167 59 56 40 127 16 2.92
2014 (14-10) 198.0 206 94 84 47 164 24 3.82
2013 (10-13) 189.1 179 80 74 40 161 26 3.52
Last 7 GS 3-3 48.1 43 17 16 10 38 6 2.98 59
2015-08-26 @ARI W 7.0 7 1 1 1 4 1 88 62
2015-08-21 @SDP L 6.0 9 5 4 1 7 1 90 42
2015-08-15 MIA W 8.1 9 2 2 1 6 1 114 62
2015-08-09 @MIL ND 6.0 4 3 3 2 3 2 66 53
2015-08-04 @CIN L 6.0 6 3 3 2 5 0 102 51
2015-07-29 CIN L 8.0 2 1 1 1 8 1 86 81
2015-07-23 KCR W 7.0 6 2 2 2 5 0 111 60
Last 5 v.WSN 1-0 19.2 21 11 10 4 15 2 4.58 50
2015-04-22 @WSN ND 5.2 8 5 5 1 4 0 98 36
2008-06-23 @WSN W 8.0 6 2 1 2 6 1 97 68
2003-06-05 @MON ND 6.0 7 4 4 1 5 1 98 46
Nationals Batters (4.26 RS/G) vs. Cardinals Pitchers (2.98 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 41.Lackey
G/S/vB
30.Broxton
G/S/vB
36.Choate*
G/S/vB
28.Cishek
G/S/vB
61.Maness
G/S/vB
44.Rosenthal
G/S/vB
46.Siegrist*
G/S/vB
64.Tuivailala
G/S/vB
33.Villanueva
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHRdLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
21.den Dekker* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 2/.000 58/51 .212/.281/.385/.665 .000/.764 .631 3/1.667 0/0 2/1
20.Desmond G/S/vP 3/.666 5/1.000 ··· 13/1.000 2/.000 6/.000 1/.000 ··· 4/.500 511/398 .236/.288/.400/.688 .789/.659 .619 97/.978 12/4 17/23
5.Escobar G/S/vP 31/.900 1/.000 1/2.000 3/.000 2/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 6/1.500 472/362 .308/.367/.423/.790 .665/.829 .738 81/.882 2/2 9/5
8.Espinosa# G/S/vP 3/.000 2/1.000 ··· 10/.200 1/2.000 5/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 392/297 .246/.314/.414/.728 .698/.738 .793 59/.710 5/2 12/3
34.Harper* G/S/vP 3/.333 1/no AB 5/.400 3/1.167 ··· 4/.500 3/1.167 ··· 4/.000 521/362 .331/.457/.629/1.085 .972/1.137 1.043 107/.943 6/4 31/6
59.Lobaton# G/S/vP 3/.666 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 1/2.000 1/.000 ··· ··· 3/.666 126/107 .205/.288/.313/.601 .349/.637 .608 20/.566 0/0 3/1
40.Ramos G/S/vP 3/.000 2/.000 ··· 11/.364 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 402/298 .239/.271/.371/.642 .563/.670 .564 79/.727 0/0 12/5
6.Rendon G/S/vP ··· 1/no AB ··· 4/.500 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 3/1.667 211/167 .270/.351/.368/.718 .745/.711 .667 94/.698 1/2 3/2
25.Robinson* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· 251/225 .268/.359/.432/.790 1.062/.760 .908 37/1.005 0/0 7/5
3.Taylor G/S/vP ··· 2/.000 ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 409/313 .243/.292/.391/.682 .656/.690 .720 88/.768 15/3 13/3
7.Turner G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 8/5 .000/.000/.000/.000 .000/.000 8/.000 0/0 0/0
28.Werth G/S/vP 13/1.462 12/.350 4/.833 6/.666 1/2.000 7/.953 2/.000 ··· 8/.375 244/185 .209/.291/.336/.627 .692/.603 .509 102/.724 0/1 5/2
11.Zimmerman G/S/vP 3/1.334 8/.625 1/no AB 9/.472 1/.000 2/.500 ··· ··· 13/.770 358/268 .225/.293/.413/.706 .846/.659 .618 95/.909 1/0 12/4
IP 172.2 48.2 24.2 44.0 52.2 59.1 59.2 11.0 50.0 TOTAL .250/.319/.401/.720 .701/.725 .710 .780 53/19 136/76
ERA-K/9 2.92/6.6 4.81/9.6 4.01/6.2 3.48/7.2 3.76/6.1 1.52/10.3 1.81/10.9 1.64/9.8 2.34/7.4 2.64/8.0

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Lobaton (21-6-4)
 Ramos (26-20-1)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 711/.255 207/.263 103/.269 191/.268 223/.313 243/.217 245/.206 46/.154 204/.211 .242  Harper
 Taylor
 Werth
 den Dekker
 Robinson
 Espinosa
 Zimmerman
0/4/118/7
38/71/3/6
54/0/5/3
19/0/4/0
24/0/10/0
3/0/0/0
1/0/0/0
OPS .673 .759 .710 .717 .783 .561 .598 .539 .668 .657
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 346/.720 86/.888 87/.709 81/.776 73/.838 105/.497 84/.866 17/.651 91/.610 .708
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 365/.630 121/.666 16/.713 110/.675 150/.755 138/.603 161/.472 29/.476 113/.714 .621
Home 382/.610 84/.583 48/.537 112/.736 113/.844 133/.617 131/.612 18/.611 106/.595
Last 28d days 134/.739 45/.719 12/.833 29/.361 46/.806 43/.390 46/.514 5/.650 25/.823
HR/SB/CS 16/5/3 6/2/0 2/0/1 2/5/2 4/1/0 1/2/0 3/2/4 1/1/0 6/4/3 86/40/25
Usage ····X··· X·Xo··XX ·ooo···o o··X·o·o ·ooo·X·· ···XX·X· o·X·o·XX ·X······ ········
Cardinals Batters (4.03 RS/G) vs. Nationals Pitchers (4.01 RA/G) -- OPS ranges: bad - ≤.650; avg: .750; good: ≥.850
PA/OPS 47.Gonzalez*
G/S/vB
33.Fister
G/S/vB
44.Janssen
G/S/vB
58.Papelbon
G/S/vB
73.Rivero*
G/S/vB
22.Storen
G/S/vB
46.Thornton*
G/S/vB
64.Treinen
G/S/vB
PA/vRHBA/OBP/SLG/OPSvLH/RHHmLast 28dSB/CSHR/E
8.Bourjos G/S/vP 16/.250 10/1.181 4/.666 3/.666 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 209/140 .212/.307/.341/.648 .703/.621 .748 18/.419 5/7 3/1
13.Carpenter* G/S/vP 10/.300 6/1.133 1/.000 1/.000 ··· 5/.800 2/.000 2/2.000 535/366 .262/.361/.467/.828 .740/.869 .845 109/.911 3/3 20/12
48.Cruz G/S/vP 1/.000 3/1.167 1/.000 2/.000 ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 88/68 .181/.209/.241/.450 .610/.406 .178 15/.643 0/0 1/0
35.Garcia* G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· ··· ··· ··· 37/33 .273/.351/.424/.776 1.250/.713 1.556 20/.311 0/0 1/2
22.Heyward* G/S/vP 30/.517 9/.347 ··· 11/.909 ··· 10/.311 2/.000 3/.000 489/345 .291/.349/.442/.792 .719/.821 .861 93/.827 20/2 11/3
38.Kozma G/S/vP 5/.000 ··· ··· 1/.000 ··· 3/.666 ··· ··· 95/64 .153/.234/.153/.387 .343/.408 .414 11/.473 2/0 0/4
4.Molina G/S/vP 12/1.084 3/.666 ··· 5/.400 ··· 7/.714 2/.000 3/1.667 474/348 .282/.317/.369/.686 .599/.715 .689 90/.704 3/1 4/5
21.Moss* G/S/vP 3/1.334 6/2.000 4/1.167 ··· ··· ··· 3/1.167 ··· 446/296 .214/.294/.401/.694 .740/.671 .555 60/.758 0/0 17/4
27.Peralta G/S/vP 25/.781 15/.619 6/1.267 13/.385 ··· 3/.000 25/.675 3/.666 535/388 .276/.335/.429/.763 .798/.750 .739 98/.579 1/3 16/5
60.Pham G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 100/76 .241/.340/.379/.719 .794/.689 .571 51/.830 1/0 1/0
55.Piscotty G/S/vP ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· ··· 140/104 .341/.379/.566/.944 1.023/.917 1.031 100/.935 1/0 4/2
12.Reynolds G/S/vP 17/.571 13/.693 13/.891 4/.000 ··· 2/.000 3/.000 1/.000 375/268 .235/.309/.408/.717 .786/.690 .643 70/.836 2/3 12/7
16.Wong* G/S/vP 3/2.000 6/1.833 ··· 2/3.000 ··· ··· 3/1.334 3/1.667 521/369 .259/.319/.389/.708 .532/.782 .680 94/.517 14/8 11/13
IP 135.2 94.2 31.2 50.2 33.0 50.0 32.2 52.1 TOTAL .254/.321/.394/.715 .679/.729 .723 .714 61/32 110/76
ERA-K/9 4.11/8.2 4.56/5.2 3.13/5.7 1.78/8.3 2.73/7.9 3.24/11.0 2.76/5.8 3.44/9.5 3.73/8.2

 Catcher Def.
 (SB-CS-PB)
 Cruz (9-2-1)
 Molina (31-23-4)

OF G: LF / CF / RF - A

BF/BA 593/.285 418/.303 127/.227 203/.209 133/.238 202/.216 137/.205 216/.249 .256  Heyward
 Moss
 Bourjos
 Kozma
 Piscotty
 Reynolds
 Pham
0/2/117/7
7/0/79/6
0/78/0/1
1/0/0/0
29/1/9/0
5/0/1/0
11/19/0/0
OPS .754 .820 .642 .580 .636 .566 .578 .674 .696
vs LHB (BF-OPS) 128/.679 218/.741 48/.408 96/.709 59/.500 110/.689 64/.520 101/.884 .725
vs RHB (BF-OPS) 465/.776 200/.907 79/.772 107/.463 74/.747 92/.419 73/.629 115/.484 .672
Road 316/.792 183/.851 57/.606 75/.650 61/.552 82/.548 66/.551 116/.599
Last 28d days 119/.863 40/.899 38/.867 34/.425 42/.643 49/.811 35/.723 36/.346
HR/SB/CS 7/8/6 14/1/3 3/0/0 4/2/0 2/4/1 3/0/1 2/2/0 2/4/1 114/47/26
Usage ····X··· X···X··· ···X·X·o oX·Xo··o X·o····o o··oo··X ·X···o·· ··o··o··

Key for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids on the next pageKey for Batter vs. Pitcher Grids Below

Batter vs. Pitcher totals are career totals. All others are year-to-date.

PA - Plate Appearances (AB+BB+HBP+SH+SF+CI)
BF - Batters Faced
BA - Batting Average
OBP - On-Base Percentage
SLG - Slugging Percentage
Last 28d - PA and OPS in the last 28 days.
SB/CS - Stolen Bases and Caught Stealing
HR/E - Home Runs and Errors Made
ERA-K/9 - Earned Run Average and SO per 9 IP
Total - Team totals for those categories.
Usage - See the note below the grid.
OPS - On-Base Percentage + Slugging Percentage (a good single number for measuring a player's hitting, avg. is .750 or so)
RA/G & RS/G - Runs scored and allowed per game.
PA/vRH - Plate Appearances overall/PA's vs. Right-handed Pitchers
Catcher Def. - Catcher Defense with each catcher's Stolen Bases, Caught Stealings, and Passed Balls allowed.
G/S/vB or G/S/vP - Links to the player's 2015 gamelogs, splits, or career batter vs. pitcher results
vLH/vRH - OPS vs. left-handed pitchers and vs. right-handed pitchers
Hm or Rd, Home or Road - OPS or OPS allowed in home or road games.
OF G: LF / CF / RF - A - Outfielders with the games played by position and their total number of assists
vs LHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against left-handed batters
vs RHB - Batters faced and OPS allowed against right-handed batters
HR/SB/CS - Pitcher's Home Runs, Stolen Bases and Caught Stealings allowed
MLB Best, Middle, Worst

Usage -- each character represents the number of pitches thrown by the pitcher for yesterday, two days ago, three days ago, ...., up to eight days ago:
· - did not pitch; o - less than 16 pitches; X - at least 16 pitches (the median relief outing)
An Example ( ·X···o·X ): Yesterday off, 16 or more pitches, three days off, less than 16 pitches, day off, 16 or more pitches (8 days ago). Yesterday is in bold for improved scanning.