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Stats:                                

Season Record:     100-62        Standing:  1st

Attendance 3,520,889         Manager:   Mike Matheny 

Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 3, Cubs: 0, Away, April 5th) (Summary)

3B - Matt Carpenter
RF - Jason Heyward 
LF -  Matt Holliday
SS - Jhonny Peralta
1B - Matt Adams
C -   Yadier Molina
2B -  Kolten Wong
CF -  John Jay
P -    Adam Wainwright

All Stars:                                              Gold Glove Winners:

Michael Wacha Yadier Molina
Yadier Molina Jason Heyward
Carlos Martinez  
Jhonny Peralta  
Trevor Rosenthal  

League Leaders:

Matt Carpenter - Doubles: 44  
John Lackey - Games Started: 33 (9 tied)  
   

Award voting:                                              

MVP Cy Young
Matt Carpenter (12th)

John Lackey (9th)

Jason Heyward (15th)  
Trevor Rosenthal (17th)  
   
Rookie of the Year  

Stephen Piscotty (6th T)

 

   
Manager of the Year  

Mike Matheny (2nd)

 

 

 

 

Monthly W-L   Home Road
April 15-6 8-2 7-4
May   18-11 12-4 6-7
June   18-8 9-2 9-6
July   15-12 10-7 5-5
August   19-9 8-4 11-5
September\October 15-17 8-7 7-10

 

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

Opponent Date Score
Diamondbacks 5/26 3-2 W
Cubs 6/27 8-1 W
White Sox 6/30 2-1 L
Reds 7/27 4-1 W
Rockies 7/31 7-0 W
Pirates 9/4 9-3 L

 

 

 

 

   

 

2015 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com)    2015 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)

 

 

 

                    

Highlights:

National League Division Series:  

 

StL:  1     Chicago Cubs:  3

 

Friday, 10/9 -  Cards: 4   Cubs: 0   (in St. Louis)  (Game recap)

Saturday, 10/10 -  Cards: 3   Cubs6   (in St. Louis)  (Game recap)

Monday, 10/12 -  Cards: 6   Cubs8   (in Chicago)  (Game recap)

Tuesday, 10/13 -  Cards: 4   Cubs: 6   (in Chicago)  (Game recap)

 

 

Molina earns another Platinum Glove award!

Heyward earns Wilson Defensive Player award!

Molina, Heyward earn Gold Glove awards!

 

 

Cardinals rookie Stephen Piscotty homered for the second straight game and the third time in the NLDS. In doing so, he became the only rookie in Major League history to homer in three of his first four career postseason games.

Matt Carpenter became the third Cardinals player to hit a leadoff homer in the postseason, joining Lou Brock (1968 World Series) and Fernando Vina (2000 NLDS). Carpenter now has five homers and nine RBIs over his past 11 playoff games. All have come out of the top spot in the order. Only six players in history have produced more postseason leadoff homers over their careers.

Tommy Pham joined an exclusive group by crushing a pinch-hit home run in the eighth inning. By doing so, he became just the third player all time -- and the first since John Lowenstein in the 1979 ALCS -- to hit a pinch-hit homer in his first career postseason game. The only other player to do so was Dusty Rhodes in the 1954 World Series.

With Pham's homer, the Cardinals are now responsible for three of the four postseason pinch-hit homers since 2013. Along with Pham's eighth-inning blast on Friday, Shane Robinson hit a pinch-hit homer in Game 4 of the 2013 NLCS, and Oscar Taveras added one in Game 2 of the 2014 NLCS. The only other postseason pinch-hit home run across the Majors in that span came from Michael Morse, who hit it for the Giants -- against the Cardinals -- in Game 5 of last year's NLCS.

With the win in game 1, the Cardinals improved to 9-4 in NLDS openers all-time. Each of those previous eight times they won Game 1, they went on to win the series.

Cubs/Cards moments

 

Until October 2015, the Cards hadn't had a losing month since June of 2012!  That's 39 consecutive months of winning basebal!  Wow!

Mike Matheny is the only manager in baseball history to lead his team to the post season in each of his first four full seasons.

Cards took control of first place in the NL Central on April 17th and never relinquished it!

Grichuk hits 17 home runs and Matt Carpenter hits 28!

Rosenthal sets a franchise record of 48 saves!

I don't know too many other clubs that could have withstood all the injuries the Cards did this season and still come out on top!  (100 wins too!)  Just to recap...  Adam Wainwright  (most of the season), Yadier Molina  (late September), Randall Grichuk (two stints on the DL), Matt Holliday (two stints on the DL), Matt Adams (most of the season), Jordan Walden (most of the season), Matt Belisle (most of the season), Lance Lynn, John Jay, Jaime Garcia.

The Cards had 25 come from behind wins in the first half of the season.

At one point in the season (early) Jaime Garcia had seven consecutive quality starts and a 1.69 ERA.

At the break, Carlos Martinez is 9-3, and the Cardinals are 14-3 in his starts.

Since the turn of the 20th century, this is the Cardinals' second-best record 81 games (53-28)  The best was in 1944.  (58-23)

Matt Holliday reached base in 45 straight games to open the season both a National League and Cardinals franchise record.

 

 

5 consecutive years in the postsearon!!!

One tough Dominican

Superteam!

Cards Hall of Fame - Simmons

Life without Oscar

Jhonny Peralta starts the first back-to-back opening days since David Eckstein (2005-2007)

Cards are the most profitable MLB team

Cards off to their best start in modern franchise history (20-6)!

Carpenter earns player of the week honors!

Yadier Molina made is 11th consecutive opening day start, extending his own record for most opening day starts by a Cardinals catcher

Jhonny Peralta starts the first back-to-back opening days since David Eckstein (2005-2007)

 

Sports Illustrated - 8/14/15 - Jason Heyworth

2015 St. Louis Scorecard  2015 St. Louis Cardinals Yearbook

       

2015 St. Louis Cardinals Pocket Schedule

 

 

 

   

Best months! (1964-2015)

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 2015!)

 

NL Wild Card Play-in: Chicago Cubs over Pittsburgh

NL Division: Chicago Cubs over St. Louis (3-1)     NL Championship:  New York Mets over Chicago Cubs (4-0)

World SeriesKansas City over New York Mets (4-1)

 

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