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Stats:                                

Season Record:     90-72        Standing:  1st

Attendance 3,540,649       Manager:   Mike Matheny 

Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 1, Reds: 0, Away, March 31st) (Summary)

3B - Matt Carpenter
2B - Kolten Wong 
LF -  Matt Holliday
RF - Allen Craig
C -   Yadier Molina
1B - Matt Adams
SS - Jhonny Peralta
CF -  Peter Bourjos
P -    Adam Wainwright

All Stars:  (All-Star game summary)        Gold Glove Winners:

Adam Wainwright Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina  
Matt Carpenter  
Pat Neshek  

League Leaders:

Matt Carpenter - Plate Apperances: 709 Adam Wainwright  - Shutouts: 3 (tied)
Matt Carpenter - Walks: 95  
John Jay - Hit By Pitch: 20  
Sacrifice Hits:  Shelby Miller: 13  
   

Award voting:                                              

MVP Cy Young
Adam Wainwright (8th)

Adam Wainwright (3rd)

Matt Holliday (14thT)  
Jhonny Peralta (14thT)  
   
Rookie of the Year  

Kolten Wong (3rd)

 

   
Manager of the Year  

Mike Matheny (4th)

 

 

 

Monthly W-L   Home Road

April

15-14 7-5 8-9

May  

15-12 9-6 6-6

June  

14-13 7-6 7-7

July  

13-11 6-6 7-5

August  

16-13 12-5 4-8

September\October

17-9 10-2 7-7

 

Games at new Busch Stadium I attended this season (click date for game summary):

Opponent Date Score
Pirates 4/25 1-0 W
Yankees 5/26 6-4 L
Nationals 6/13 1-0 W
Nationals 6/15 5-2 W
Padres 8/15 4-2 W

 

 

 

   

 

2014 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    2014 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)

 

 

 

                    

Highlights:

National League Championship Series:

 

StL:  1     San Francisco:  4

 

NLCS Recap (MLB)

 

Saturday, 10/11 -  Cards: 0   Giants: 3   (in St. Louis)  (Game recap)

Sunday, 10/12 -  Cards: 5   Giants4   (in St. Louis)  (Game recap)

Tuesday, 10/14 -  Cards: 4   Giants5   (in San Francisco)  (Game recap)

Wednesday, 10/15 -  Cards: 4   Giants: 6   (in San Francisco)  (Game recap)

Thursday, 10/16 -  Cards: 4   Giants: 6   (in San Francisco)  (Game recap)

 

 

National League Division Series:  

 

StL:  3     Los Angeles:  1

NLDS Recap (MLB)

 

Friday, 10/3 -  Cards: 10   Dodgers: 9   (in Los Angeles)  (Game recap)

Saturday, 10/4 -  Cards: 2   Dodgers3   (in Los Angeles)  (Game recap)

Monday, 10/6 -  Cards: 3   Dodgers1   (in St. Louis)  (Game recap)

Tuesday, 10/7 -  Cards: 3   Dodgers: 2   (in St. Louis)  (Game recap)

 

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Yadier Molina Central Division Champs - 9/29/2014

 

St. Louis Cardinals - Oscar Taveras

 

Shelby Miller

Sports Illustrated - 9/20/14 - Adam Wainwright

 

DeWitt's Cardinals:

- Twelve trips to the postseason in 19 years, including the current run of four consecutive postseasons.  The good times included four NL pennants and two World Series championships.

- The 12 postseason appearances are more than any teams except the New York Yankees (16) and Atlanta Braves (13) since 1996.  But since 2000, only the Yankees (12) have competed in more postseason that the Cardinals (11).  And the Braves and Yankees have stalled.

- Since '96 only the Yankees have played in more postseason games and won more of them (97) than St. Louis (66).

- Since 2000, on the Yankees have won more postseason games than the Cardinals.  And it's close, 62 to 60.

- Since 2004, the Cardinals have won 50 postseason games, 11 more than any other MLB franchise.  And they have played in 91 postseason games, or 29 more than any other MLB team.

 

105 Home Runs this season (lowest since 1992)

23 shutouts this year by the Card's pitchers!

Central Division champs for the 2nd straight year!

4 Post-season appearances in a row!

 

Some key moments during the year:

- May 20:  Adam Wainwright allowed just one baserunner, a fourth-inning double by Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt in a 5-0, one hit victory.  Wainwright struck out nine without a walk in what was his best outing of what would become his second 20-win season.  The game lasted just 2 hours 20 minutes, almost unheard of this season.  Shortstop Jhonny Peralta, who hit a 444-foot homer and drove in two runs, said, "It's good that (Wainwright) pitches fast.  We got to go home early."

- June 4:   Matt Carpenter had five hits and also walked in a 5-2 win in 11 innings at Kansas City.  It was the only time in four games the Cardinals would beat their cross-state rivals and was just their second win in eight games.  "Sometimes it takes and emotional victory like this to jump-start a team," Carpenter said. "Maybe this will be the one for us."

- June 8:  It is said that when a team wins, everybody on the roster makes some sort of contribution and, so it was that left-hander Jaime Garcia stifled the fence-busting Toronto Blue Jays, then appearing to run off with the AL East, holding them to three hits and no runs over seven innings in a 5-0 win at Rogers Centre.  Garcia would win just one more game after this impressive performance before again exiting with season-ending surgery.  But it probably would be a surprise to some that Garcia actually won eight games in the 2013-14 regular seasons combined, one less that Michael Wacha.

- June 18:  After the Cardinals lost 3-2 to the New York Mets, it was announced that Wacha, a 2013 postseason hero, would miss an undetermined period of time with a rare stress reaction in the right shoulder.  Wacha would return after being sidelined some 10 weeks and would not win any of his four starts the rest of the way although he showed improvement in his last one.  While he was out, the replacement starter were 3-5-3.

- July 9: Yadier Molina, the Cardinals' most indispensable player, suffered a torn ligament in his right thumb while executing a slide at third base.  There was quite a pall of gloom and doom afterward but Molina would be out only seven weeks, rather than the forecast eight to 12.  Somehow, the Cardinals managed to go 21-29 without Molina and actually picked up half a game in the standings.  With Molina back, the Cardinals finished the season with a 19-11 rush.

- July 11:  In the first sign of vulnerability that the Milwaukee Brewers would show later in the season, the Cardinals rallied from a 6-0 deficit after two innings to overtake Milwaukee in the ninth to win, 7-6, at Miller Park.  Holliday, who earlier had had two doubles, cracked a tie-breaking homer, the Cardinals' fourth of the night, in the ninth off Francisco Rodriquez.  "Even though we were down six, we had a lot of game left to make something happen and we did," Matheny said.  The loss was Milwaukee's sixth straight, a streak they would extend the next day and was a harbinger of a second Milwaukee fade to come.

- July 31:  The Cardinals shook up the clubhouse by making a stunning trade with Boston, sending outfielder Allen Craig and pitcher Joe Kelly, both key components of the 2013 NL championship series, to Boston for veteran big-game pitcher John Lackey.  It seemed like a lot to give up but Lackey's contributions might become significant in the post season.  And the Cardinals did go 34-22 the rest of the way after the deal.

- Sept 1:  The Cardinals took over undisputed possession of first place in the NL Central for the first time all season in a 5-4 win over Pittsburgh, marking the first of a three-game series sweep of the Pirates.  Matt Holliday, who got hot at the right time, drove in three runs.  The Cardinals never would lose possession of first place the rest of the season.  "No, parades," said Cardinals manager Mike Matheny, "but we're real happy."

Sept 18:  Although the Cardinals would have to stave off a late push by Pittsburgh, they administered the dagger to Milwaukee by beating the Brewers 3-2 in 13 innings on a run-scoring single in the 13th by Tony Cruz, who was hitting under .200 at the time.  Right-hander Shelby Miller seemingly had put his team in a hole by throwing away a ball on a bunt play in the fifth inning but the Cardinals rallied.  "I don't think anybody was too happy with me on that one," said Miller.  "But... my teammates picked me up."

- Sept 28: The Cardinals finally nailed down the NL Central title before they even took the field for their season-ending game with Arizona.  They won anyway, posting a 1-0 score in their major league leading 23rd shutout of the season.  The year of the shutout actually had started with a 1-0 win at Cincinnati on March 31 before the Cardinals lost game 2 to the Reds, also by a 1-0 score.

 

 

Season Review!

Wainwright earns pitcher of the month for September!

Holliday earns player of the week honors!

 

 

Wainwright earns player of the week honors!

Kolten Wong earns Rookie of the Month honors!

 

2014 St. Louis Cardinals Tickets

2014 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

Sports Illustrated - 3/31/14 - Yadier Molina    2014 St. Louis Cardinals Scorecard

 

Chris Carpenter

2014 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook

2014 St. Louis Cardinals Redbird Nation

Best months! (1964-2014)

21-5 July 2004
25-6 July 1968
21-6 Sep/Oct 2002
20-6 August 2009
19-6 May 1971
21-7 August 2004
20-7 May 2013
20-7 June 1993
18-7 Sep/Oct 1998
18-7 June 1972
20-8 July 1969
20-8 Sep/Oct 2001

 

 

(Tell me your highlights from 2014!)

 

NL Wild Card Play-in: San Francisco over Pittsburgh

NL Division: St. Louis over Los Angeles (3-1)     NL Championship:  San Francisco over St. Louis (4-1)

World SeriesSan Francisco over Kansas City (4-3)

 

Sources Include:

  -  St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 9/26/2014

  -  St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 10/2/2014

  -  St. Louis Post-Dispatch - 9/30/2014

  -  Sports Illustrated - 3/31/2014

  -  Sports Illustrated - 9/20/14

 

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