Season Record: 100-62 Standing: 1st
Attendance: 3,520,889 Manager: Mike Matheny
Opening day Lineup: (St. Louis: 3, Cubs: 0, Away, April 5th)
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: (All-Star game summary) Gold Glove Winners:
Michael Wacha Yadier Molina Yadier Molina Jason Heyward Carlos Martinez Jhonny Peralta Trevor Rosenthal
Matt Carpenter - Doubles: 44 John Lackey - Games Started: 33 (9 tied)
MVP Cy Young Matt Carpenter (12th)
John Lackey (9th)
Jason Heyward (15th) Trevor Rosenthal (17th) Rookie of the Year
Stephen Piscotty (6th Tied)
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):
2015 Team Info.(from Baseball-Reference.com) 2015 League Stats (from Baseball-Reference.com)
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 Cubs: 6 (in St. Louis) (Game recap)
Monday, 10/12 - Cards: 6 Cubs: 8 (in Chicago) (Game recap)
Tuesday, 10/13 - Cards: 4 Cubs: 6 (in Chicago) (Game recap)
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 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.
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.
Fans vote Stan Musial, Lou Brock, Bob Gibson and Rogers Hornsby as the Cardinals "Franchise Four"
5 consecutive years in the postseason!!!
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)
Best months! (1964-2015)
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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 Series: Kansas City over New York Mets (4-1)
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