Cardinal baseball by the (poor) numbers

by on June 9, 2009 · 0 comments

[Ed. note - I started putting this together before any accumulated statistics in tonight's game against the Marlins.]

Cardinals are 28-5 when they hold the opposition to four runs or less.

Sadly, four of those five losses have come since May 16.

Cardinals are 20-4 when scoring five or more runs.

Only ten of those twenty wins have come since May 1.

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Cardinals have three winning streaks of five games this season.

Cardinals have two losing streaks of three games and one losing streak of four (and counting, hopefully to end there) this season.

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Cardinals are 1-6 against the National League West in 2009.

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The Cards are being outscored 50-23 in the month of June.

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Cardinal lineups scored 95 runs in 27 games in the month of May, lowest in the National League and well below league average.

They have improved in June, but are still below league average in runs scored.

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What does all this mean?  Well, as I’m sure you can determine, the Cardinal offense has struggled.

We wanted this all to be public knowledge in order to EXORCISE THE DEMONS.

(My apologies for the short, seemingly negative post.  I’m trying anything and everything to make things happen for this offense, and as I’m typing, Rick Ankiel has ripped a ball into right field (of course, he made the third out at third base.)

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Writing about the Cardinals and other loosely associated topics since 2008, I've grown tired of the April run-out only to disappoint Cardinal fans everywhere by mid-May. I do not believe in surrendering free outs.
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