Results tagged ‘ St. Louis Cardinals ’

Jay Bruce vs. Jaime Garcia


Jay Bruce has a .267 career batting average vs. St. Louis Cardinals Left handed starting pitcher Jaime Garcia with one home run. The home run was hit at Great American Ball Park on August 25, 2012 in a game that saw the Reds win 8-2. box score Bruce went 1 for 3 with a home run, walk and strike out in that game. Brandon Phillips went 3 for 5 with 2 runs batted and Ryan Ludwick when 3 for 4.

With 32 plate appearances against Garcia, Jay Bruce has never hit a double against him and he has only hit 2 doubles in his career in Busch Stadium. Bruce has one home run against Garcia and only two in Busch Stadium. Hopefully these stats mean nothing today as Jay Bruce and the Reds take on Jaime Garcia and the Cardinals.

Jay Bruce career at bats vs. Jaime Garcia

Date	     Inning     Result
8/15/2008	6	Ground Out	 
8/17/2008	7	Single	 
5/14/2010	1	Strikeout	 
5/14/2010	4	Walk	 
5/14/2010	7	Lineout	 
5/31/2010	1	Flyout	 
5/31/2010	3	Flyout	 
5/31/2010	5	Groundout	 
7/5/2011	2	Groundout	 
7/5/2011	4	Groundout	 
7/5/2011	6	Flyout	 
7/17/2011	2	Flyout	 
7/17/2011	4	Groundout	 
7/17/2011	7	Pop Out	 
9/3/2011	1	Strikeout	 
9/3/2011	3	Single	 
9/3/2011	6	Strikeout	 
4/11/2012	2	Single	 
4/11/2012	3	Strikeout	 
4/11/2012	5	Sac Fly	 
4/18/2012	2	Single	 
4/18/2012	4	Groundout	 
4/18/2012	6	Flyout	 
8/25/2012	2	Groundout	 
8/25/2012	4	Strikeout	 
8/25/2012	6	Home Run	 
10/1/2012	2	Single	 
10/1/2012	4	Strikeout	 
10/1/2012	7	Strikeout	 
4/8/2013	2	Pop Out	 
4/8/2013	4	Single	 
4/8/2013	6	Single

Information was found at pitchfx

Jay Bruce batting stats vs. Jaime Garcia [career]

                                                       
               PA AB H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
Jaime Garcia   32 30 8  1   4  1  7 .267 .281 .367 .648

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Some extra information about Jay Bruce in Busch Stadium:

Jay Bruce Year-by-Year splits in Busch Stadium

                                                       
            Year  G  AB  H 2B 3B HR   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
            2008  3  11  0  0  0  0 .000 .083 .000 .083
            2009  4  14  0  0  0  0 .000 .176 .000 .176
            2010  6  23  6  1  1  0 .261 .292 .391 .683
            2011  9  38  7  1  0  2 .184 .225 .368 .593
            2012  6  23  6  0  0  0 .261 .292 .261 .553
            2013  4  17  5  0  0  0 .294 .333 .294 .627
    Career Total 32 126 24  2  1  2 .190 .244 .270 .514

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Jaime Garcia 8-2 vs. Reds


Jaime Garcia will be making his 13th career start against Cincinnati Reds and hopes he continues his winning ways against them. He has gone 8-2 with a 3.39 ERA against the Reds in his career. Garcia has really been a great pitcher for the Cardinals and his stats at home only make this team tougher to beat today. At home Garcia has a 20-11 record with a 2.45 ERA. The Reds will have to be very patient at the plate against Garcia and hope they can strike early like they did against Adam Wainwright yesterday.

Jaime Garcia vs. Cincinnati Reds [career]

                                                        
              Split W L  ERA GS   IP  H  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    Cincinnati Reds 8 2 3.39 12 77.0 75 1.312  7.6  2.50

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Jaime Garcia in Busch Stadium [career]

                                                                  
               Split  W  L W-L%  ERA GS    IP   H  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    STL-Busch Stad 3 20 11 .645 2.45 41 271.2 247 1.185  7.4  2.97

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Bronson Arroyo 8-14 vs. Cardinals


Bronson Arroyo will be making his 33rd career start against St. Louis Cardinals and hopes to get another win against a team that has had some very good success against him. Mat Latos yesterday broke his losing ways in Busch Stadium so hopefully Arroyo can do the same. 8-14 with a 4.60 ERA is not bad against a very tough team like St. Louis and I have a feeling Arroyo still has many more games to go against them.

Bronson Arroyo vs. St. Louis Cardinals [career]

                                                               
                 Split  W  L  ERA GS    IP   H  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    St. Louis Cardinals 8 14 4.60 32 205.1 218 1.330  5.7  2.35

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Bronson Arroyo in Busch Stadium [career]

                                                          
               Split W L  ERA GS   IP   H  WHIP SO/9 SO/BB
    STL-Busch Stad 3 3 7 5.46 15 94.0 106 1.394  5.6  2.32

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Arroyo vs. Garcia


Bronson Arroyo (2-2, 4.24 ERA) vs. Jaime Garcia (2-1, 2.89 ERA)
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Bronson Arroyo will try to bounce back against St. Louis Cardinals and get a win against Jaime Garcia. Arroyo is going to need all of his pitches to be hitting the targets today against this very tough Cardinals team. Hopefully he pitches a great game like Mat Latos did yesterday. The Reds would love to have him go 7+ innings today.

Bronson Arroyo vs. St. Louis Cardinals [career]

                                                       
                   AB  H HR BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Matt Holliday      46 14  3  4  9 .304 .373  .565  .938
Yadier Molina      43  7  0  0  2 .163 .178  .186  .364
Carlos Beltran     26  8  1  3  5 .308 .379  .577  .956
Jon Jay            28 11  1  0  3 .393 .393  .643 1.036
Daniel Descalso    19  8  0  0  3 .421 .421  .684 1.105
David Freese       12  1  0  1  3 .083 .154  .083  .237
Allen Craig         8  1  0  0  1 .125 .125  .250  .375
Jaime Garcia        6  5  1  1  0 .833 .857 1.500 2.357
Matt Carpenter      6  1  0  0  0 .167 .167  .167  .333
Tony Cruz           5  1  0  0  1 .200 .200  .400  .600
Pete Kozma          4  0  0  0  2 .000 .000  .000  .000
Adam Wainwright     2  0  0  1  1 .000 .333  .000  .333
Lance Lynn          1  0  0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Shane Robinson      1  0  0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Jake Westbrook      1  0  0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Total             208 57  6 10 30 .274 .312  .457  .769

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Jamie Garcia vs. Cincinnati Reds [career]

                                                        
                    AB  H HR BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Brandon Phillips    35  9  2  0  7 .257 .257  .486  .743
Jay Bruce           30  8  1  1  7 .267 .281  .367  .648
Joey Votto          26  6  0  4  8 .231 .333  .308  .641
Zack Cozart         17  4  0  1  3 .235 .278  .235  .513
Chris Heisey        15  4  0  0  4 .267 .267  .600  .867
Todd Frazier         8  1  0  0  2 .125 .125  .125  .250
Bronson Arroyo       5  1  0  0  4 .200 .200  .200  .400
Homer Bailey         4  1  0  0  1 .250 .250  .250  .500
Shin-Soo Choo        4  1  0  0  0 .250 .250  .250  .500
Mat Latos            2  0  0  2  1 .000 .500  .000  .500
Mike Leake           3  2  0  0  0 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Devin Mesoraco       3  2  0  0  0 .667 .667  .667 1.333
Xavier Paul          2  0  0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Derrick Robinson     1  0  0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Total              155 39  3  8 39 .252 .287  .374  .661

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#Reds Mat Latos vs. St. Louis Cardinals


Mat Latos starts it all off for the Cincinnati Reds today in the second half of this great 2012 season. I am hoping for a no hitter but if that can’t happen a 2 hit shut out will be fine too. :)

                                                          
                  PA  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Rafael Furcal     18  7  0   2  1  4 .412 .444  .529  .974
Jon Jay            9  5  0   0  1  1 .625 .667  .750 1.417
Matt Holliday      8  2  0   4  0  1 .250 .250  .250  .500
Tyler Greene       7  1  0   0  2  3 .200 .429  .200  .629
Carlos Beltran     6  3  3   4  2  0 .750 .833 3.000 3.833
Skip Schumaker     5  2  0   0  1  0 .500 .600  .750 1.350
Allen Craig        3  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Daniel Descalso    3  1  0   0  0  0 .333 .333  .667 1.000
David Freese       3  2  0   2  0  1 .667 .667 1.000 1.667
Adam Wainwright    2  1  1   1  0  0 .500 .500 2.000 2.500
Matt Carpenter     1  0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Kyle Lohse         1  0  0   0  0  1 .000 .000  .000  .000
Total             66 24  4  13  7 12 .414 .477  .724 1.201

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Generated 7/13/2012.

Bronson is back!


Great game today for the Reds. Bronson Arroyo pitched a great game and it is very nice to see him going deep into games to help rest the bullpen. Sean Marshall did a great job in the last inning. Todd Frazier was very impressive with some very good swings although he did not get a hit. Drew Stubbs went 3 for 5 with a HR batting in the 2 spot. Brandon Phillips went 2 for 5 with a HR and people are wondering if Dusty should put him on the DL because of his injury. Ryan Ludwick went 2 for 4 with a HR. Reds win 6 – 3. I hope this sparks something and they sweep the Cubs.


       1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9   R   H   E
CIN    0  0  0	3  1  0	 1  0  1   6  12   1
STL    0  0  0	0  0  3	 0  0  x   3   6   0

Hitting

Cincinnati	AB	R	H	RBI	BB	SO	LOB	 AVG
Cozart, SS	5	1	0	0	0	0	2	.286
Stubbs, CF	5	1	3	1	0	1	1	.229
Votto, 1B	4	0	1	1	1	1	1	.289
Phillips, 2B	5	1	2	2	0	1	3	.235
Bruce, RF	4	1	2	0	0	2	2	.216
Ludwick, LF	4	1	2	2	0	0	1	.229
Heisey, LF	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.208
Frazier, 3B	4	0	0	0	0	1	2	.000
Rolen, 3B	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.171
Hanigan, C	4	1	1	0	0	1	1	.207
Arroyo, P	4	0	1	0	0	1	1	.250
Marshall, P	0	0	0	0	0	0	0	.000
Totals	       39	6	12	6	1	8	14	.219

Pitching

Cincinnati	IP	H	R	ER	BB	SO	HR	ERA
Arroyo	       8.0	5	3	3	0	5	1	2.91
Marshall       0.2	1	0	0	0	2	0	2.25
Totals	       8.2	6	3	3	0	7	1	4.08

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St. Louis (1177) vs. Cincinnati (1088)


St. Louis and Cincinnati have faced each other many times over many years and I just found out that St. Louis is winning the battle with 1177 wins to Cincinnati’s 1088 but that is all about to change in the near future. [Source]

First game:
1882-07-29

 
St. Louis Brown Stockings @ Cincinnati Red Stockings
          3                           5

April 17, 2011


On this day, last year, Jay Bruce went 4 for 5 with one HR, 2 RBI’s, 2 runs and one strike out. Miguel Cairo, who was playing 2B that day went 3 for 4 with 1 HR, 1 run, 1 RBI and got hit by a pitch. Jonny Gomes also hit one HR that day.

Sunday, April 17, 2011, at Great American Ball Park in front of 32,105 fans Cincinnati Reds lost to Pittsburgh Pirates. Pirates 7 – Reds 6 But the team saw some nice offense from Jay Bruce and Miguel Cairo.

Hopefully Jay Bruce will see the same results today against St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse. Side note: Jay Bruce’s HR was off an 81 mph sinker in the bottom of the 7th inning against Jose Veras. Kyle Lohse loves to throw a 89 mph sinker. Bruce hit a HR off of Kyle Lohse back on May 9, 2009 (84 mph slider) [Source]


April 17, 2011 vs. Pirates

Batting                AB R  H RBI BB SO   BA   OPS Pit       Str
Drew Stubbs  CF         6 0  1   0  0  2 .286  .830  28        22
Miguel Cairo  2B        4 1  3   1  0  0 .286  .733  17  10 HRHBP
Joey Votto  1B          3 1  1   0  2  2 .444 1.211  23        14
Scott Rolen  3B         5 1  1   1  0  1 .229  .702  17  10    2B
Jonny Gomes  LF         5 1  1   1  0  2 .261 1.131  13  10    HR
Jay Bruce  RF           5 2  4   2  0  1 .278  .748  14   9    HR
Ramon Hernandez  C      3 0  1   0  0  0 .303  .907   9         8
Jordan Smith  P         0 0  0   0  0  0 .000                .000
Bill Bray  P            0 0  0   0  0                           0
Chris Heisey  PH        0 0  0   0  1  0 .286  .876   5         1
Logan Ondrusek  P       0 0  0   0  0                           0
Francisco Cordero  P    0 0  0   0  0                           0
Edgar Renteria  PH      1 0  1   0  0  0 .444  .950   1         1
Paul Janish  SS         5 0  2   1  0  1 .313  .660  11         7
Edinson Volquez  P      2 0  0   0  0  1 .000  .000   8         5
Ryan Hanigan  C         2 0  0   0  1  0 .250  .823  14         7
Team Totals            41 6 15   6  4 10 .366 1.045 160       104

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Generated 4/17/2012.

Kyle Lohse part 2


Cincinnati Reds will be facing St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Kyle Lohse for the second time this season and I thought I would look more into what happened last game that made Lohse win over Mike Leake. Cardinals 3 – Reds 1

I can tell you I have had the pleasure of watching both of his starts this season and he has really come a long way from when he played with the Reds. Kyle Lohse has been very successful this season with his sinker. He has thrown in 73 times (40%) in two starts and 64.4% were strikes with 38.4% swings, 2.7% whiffs, 11.0% foul and 24.7% of them in play. (Mostly right to a position player to get the easy out.) His slider is also another pitch that has been very effective for him early this season. He has thrown it 40 times (23.3%) 62.5% strikes, 42.5% swung on and 7.5% whiffs. 7.5% were foul and 27.5% were in play. His change-up is what many announcers are praising right now though. He has thrown it 28 times (15.6%) with 64.3% strikes, 60.7% swing, 17.9% whiff, 25% foul and 17.9% in play. He has also thrown a 4-seam fastball this season 25 times (14%) with it also being a high strike pitch at 60%. 40% swing, 0% whiff and 20% both foul and in play. He threw a curveball 13 times this season. (7.3%) 53.8% strike, 23.1 swhing and 7.7% whiff, foul and in play. These stats can be all seen at pitch/fx

When the Reds faced Kyle Lohse this season at home he threw his sinker 39 times (43.3%) with it clocking in at 88 mph and 59% of them being strikes. 38.5% were swung at while 5.1% were whiffs, 12.8% foul and 20.5% in play. His slider was thrown 18 times (20%) and were in the strike zone 66.7% of the time with 44.4% swung on, 5.6% whiff, 11.1% foul and 27.8% in play. He threw his change-up and 4-seam fastball 14 times that game both seeing pretty good results versus the Reds hitters. They both hit the strike zone 71.4% with the change-up getting 64.3% swing and the fastball getting only 50%. His change-up had 7.1% whiff while his fastball got 0%. Change-ups in play was at 21.4% while his fastball got 28.6% in that game. He also threw his curveball 5 times (5.6%) with 40% strikes and 20% swing and foul. During this game he had a groundout rate of 29.17% and a flyout rate of 16.67%. 8.33% was the number for lineouts, strikeouts, pop outs and singles. 4.17% was double, intent walk, triple, hit by pitch and sac fly.

Kyle Lohse vs. Zack Cozart (4/10/12) [Source]
Lohse threw his slider 4 times, (44%) 75% strikes, 50% swung on with 50% in play. He also threw his change-up and sinker 2 times each with his change-up in the strike zone 50% and his sinker 100%. Cozart swung at his change-up 50% with 50% fouled off also while doing nothing with his sinker. Lohse also threw his cuverball once which was a ball. Cozart groundout, got hit by pitch and tripled.

Kyle Lohse vs. Joey Votto (4/10/12) [Source]
Single, lineout and sac fly were the results when these two faced for the first time this season. Lohse threw Votto 5 4-seam fastballs and 5 sinkers along with 1 change-up. His fastball and sinker hit the strike zone 80% while his change-up was a foul ball. Votto swung at his fastball 60% and his sinker 40% fouling off the fastball 40% and putting it in play 20%. Votto put his sinker into play 40% also.

Kyle Lohse vs. Scott Rolen (4/10/12) [Source]
Flyout, lineout and groundout with 4 sliders, 3 sinkers, 2 4-seam fastballs and 1 curveball. 25% slider strikes, 66.7% sinker strikes, and 100% 4-seam fastball strikes with the curveball being a ball. Rolen swung at the sinker (66%) and fastball *50%) putting them in play.

Kyle Lohse vs. Jay Bruce (4/10/12) [Source]
Double, Strikeout and single with 8 sinkers, 7 change-ups and 1 curveball. 37.5% sinker strikes, 71.4% change-up strikes and 100% curveball strikes. Bruce swung at the sinker 25% and his change-up 57% while his curveball was just a called strike. Jay whiffed at the sinker 25% and the change-up 14% while fouling it off 14.3% and putting it into play 28.6%.

Kyle Lohse vs. Chris Heisey (4/10/12) [Source]
Groundout, flyout and pop out with 9 sinkers, 2 change-ups, 1 4-seam fastball and 1 slider. 55.6% sinker strikes with every other pitch being 100% strikes. 0% whiffed at which is very impressive for Heisey. 33% sinker fouls, 100% change-up fouls and 100% slider fouls with 22.2% sinkers in play and 100% 4-seam fastballs in play.

Kyle Lohse vs. Drew Stubbs (4/10/12) [Source]
Groundout and strikeout with 5 sliders, 2 sinkers, 2 4-seam fastballs and 1 change-up. 80% slider strikes and 50% sinker strikes with Stubbs swinging at the slider 40% and fouling it off 20% and putting it into play 20%.

Kyle Lohse vs. Devin Mesoraco (4/10/12) [Source]
Intentional walk and pop out with 1 slider and 1 4-seam fastball both strikes with Mesoraco swinging at the slider and putting it into play.

Kyle Lohse vs. Willie Harris (4/10/12) [Source]
2 groundouts and a flyout with 5 sinkers, 3 4-seam fastballs, 2 curveballs and 1 change-up. 80% sinker strikes, 66% fastball strikes, 50% curveball strikes and 100% change-up strikes. Harris swung at the sinker 60%, fastball 66%, curveball 50% and the change-up 100%. Fouling off the sinker (40%) fastball (33%) and the curveball. (50%) He put the sinker in play 20% and the fastball 33% with also putting the change-up in play.

Kyle Lohse vs. Mike Leake (4/10/12) [Source]
Flyout and groundout with 5 sinkers and 3 sliders. 40% sinker strikes while he threw 66.7% slider strikes. Leake whiffed at the slider 33% and put it into play 33%. He put the sinker in play 20%.


Kyle Lohse vs. Cincinnati Reds

                                                                
                    PA  AB  H HR RBI BB SO   BA  OBP   SLG   OPS
Willie Harris       31  27  6  0   1  2  1 .222 .276  .222  .498
Scott Rolen         21  18  4  1   2  2  1 .222 .333  .444  .778
Jay Bruce           19  18  6  1   4  1  6 .333 .368  .667 1.035
Brandon Phillips    18  16  4  0   1  1  2 .250 .278  .313  .590
Ryan Ludwick        16  15  3  0   2  1  6 .200 .250  .200  .450
Joey Votto          15  14  5  0   1  0  4 .357 .333  .500  .833
Ryan Hanigan        12  10  1  0   0  2  1 .100 .250  .200  .450
Drew Stubbs          8   7  0  0   0  1  2 .000 .125  .000  .125
Wilson Valdez        5   4  1  0   0  1  1 .250 .400  .250  .650
Zack Cozart          3   2  1  0   0  0  0 .500 .667 1.500 2.167
Chris Heisey         3   3  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Bronson Arroyo       2   1  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Homer Bailey         2   2  0  0   0  0  2 .000 .000  .000  .000
Johnny Cueto         2   2  1  0   0  0  0 .500 .500  .500 1.000
Mike Leake           2   2  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Devin Mesoraco       2   1  0  0   0  1  0 .000 .500  .000  .500
Miguel Cairo         1   1  0  0   0  0  0 .000 .000  .000  .000
Mat Latos            1   0  0  0   0  0                        0
Total              163 143 32  2  11 12 26 .224 .289  .336  .625

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Generated 4/16/2012.

My 2012 National League Central Standings


I have seen a lot of 2012 National League Central predictions and thought I would share my predictions. Many experts still think St. Louis Cardinals will be the top team, but if you look at my predictions I won’t show them any love at all, because I really think their losses out weigh their gains this offseason. Plus, they did not finish first last season with what they had so it is not easy for me to understand how people expect them to get first in 2012. I do think the Pirates will have a good season though and they could be a tough team to beat again for the Reds this season.

Now, of course these are just my early thoughts on what the standings will look like and I have been wrong many years. I do have a feeling though that the Cardinals and Brewers are going to have a tough time repeating what they did in 2011. Not just because of Prince Fielder and Albert Pujols but because of everything that has happened this offseason.

My 2012 National League Central Prediction:

1. Cincinnati Reds
2. Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Milwaukee Brewers
4. St. Louis Cardinals
5. Chicago Cubs
6. Houston Astros

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