Cardinals and Affiliates- Backward and Forward Looking

Let’s take a look back at the teams and how they have fared in the early parts of the season. We feature one week ago as this will be games April 5-11 (Friday through Thursday).

First, let’s look at some numbers:

Attendance: Average at Home=40,650    On the Road Average=34,742

Duration of Game: At Home Average= 3 hours, 1 minute   On the Road Average= 3hrs29min

Runs Allowed: at home-17  On th eRoad = 28

Runs Scored: at home=26  On the Road= 29


Looking Back

April 5th

Start Time: 4:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 46,615
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 2:54

The Cardinals lost to the Padres 5-3. The team only managed four hits with only one of them, a double by Matt Carpenter, being an extra-base hit. Jack Flaherty was the starter in the game for St. Louis and had 5IP/6H/0ER/2BB/6K and didn’t figure in the decision. Dominic Leone blew the save chance and the loss went to Alex Reyes with 1IP/1H/3ER/3BB/0K. John Brebbia finished the game with 2 innings unscathed.

April 6th

Start Time: 2:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 44,492
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 3:37

In this game, the Cardinals lost again to the Padres by a 6-4 score. Michael Wacha got the start and didn’t become the pitcher of record. He went 5.2IP/3H/1ER/8BB/7K and was replaced by John Gant who tossed 1.1 innings and received a “hold”. Andrew Miller blew the save chance and suffered the loss with ) 0.2IP/2H/2ER/2BB/0K. Mike Mayers finished the game by allowing two hits and no runs.

The offense did getting going a bit with two hits from Molina and Fowler (one was a double) and Marcell Ozuna crushed a home run. However, the team fanned ten times in the contest with Matt Carpenter doing it twice.

April 7th

Start Time: 2:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 44,340
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 3:08

The Cardinals won this game 4-1 and the offense was led by 3 hits from Yadier Molina along with two each from Harrison Bader and Kolten Wong. The team also smacked four doubles in the game. The Cardinals starter, Adam Wainwright, struggled in the first inning but persevered enough to get his first win of the season. Waino had 6IP/5H/0ER/0BB/9K and John Brebbia, Andrew Miller and Jordan Hicks each pitched and registered a “hold” in the game.

April 8th

Start Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Attendance: 35,858
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 2:41

Miles Mikolas (6IP/5H/3ER/1BB/3K) picked up his first victory of the season as the Cardinals opened a four-game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers and came away with a 4-3 win. John Gant got a hold with two scoreless innings pitched and Jordan Hicks notched his second save of the season with one inning with no runs. The offense only had five total hits as Paul DeJong had two of them and Marcell Ozuna hit a line drive homer.

April 9th

Start Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Attendance: 36,353
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 3:17

Game two of the Dodgers series finds the Cardinals able to fend them off for a 4-0 pitching gem by several pitchers. Dakota Hudson started the game and shut them out for 4.2 innings and a slew of pitchers followed him to the mound to allow no runs. The offense was again led by Molina with 3 RBI’s and Paul DeJong had two doubles along with a home run off the bat of Paul Goldschmidt.

April 10th

Start Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Attendance: 36,244
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 2:52

The Cardinals took another win from the Dodgers with a 7-2 victory. Paul DeJong had 3 hits, Marcel Ozuna contributed two hits including a homer and Yadier Molina hit a home run and added 3 RBI’s. On the mound, Jack Flaherty went 6IP/3H/1ER/0BB/8K for the win. Tyler Webb replaced him and was followed by Mayers, Brebbia, and Leone.

April 11th

Start Time: 1:15 p.m. ET
Attendance: 38,200
Venue: Busch Stadium III
Game Duration: 3:12

Jose Martinez went 4-for-5 and Matt Wieters drove in three runs to complete the four game sweep of the Los Angeles Dodgers. The starter, Michael Wacha had trouble early and didn’t make it out of the 4th inning. Giovanny Gallegos came in and got the win with Tyler Webb picking up the save.



Minor Leagues

The Memphis Redbirds are 2-6 to start the season and are tied for the last place. They are currently 2.5 games back of the first place Iowa Cubs.

The Springfield Redbirds won their first game on Thursday and now are at 1-7. They have allowed 43 runs in their last four games.

Palm Beach enters this week at 6-2 at tied for first place in the Florida State League South.

Peoria Chiefs are 3-4 at two games behind first place Burlington Bees.


Moving Forward

April 12-18

Let’s look at the schedule for the upcoming week.

April 12

St. Louis Cardinals have Friday off.

Memphis 7:05 at Round Rock

Springfield is at home in Hammons Field with 7:10 start vs NW Arkansas

Palm Beach is in Port Charlotte for a 6:30 game

Peoria travels to Kane County with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 pm

April 13

The St Louis Cardinals are in Monterrey, Mexico to play the Cincinnati Reds at 6:10

Round Rock will host Memphis with a 6:05 game.

Springfield continues at home for a 2:10 game with NW Arkansas.

There is a 6 PM start for Palm Beach in Port Charlotte.

Peoria continues in Kane County for a 1 PM game.

April 14

Another game in Monterrey has the Cardinals with a 3:10 start facing the Reds.

Memphis is at 1:05 on the road in Round Rock.

The series concludes with NWA as the game is scheduled for 2:10.

An early 1:05 game has Palm Beach playing in Port Charlotte.

Peoria plays the final road game of the series with Kane County at 1:05.

April 15

Back on the road to Miller Park as the Cardinals make their second trip to Milwaukee as they begin to play at 6:40 on Jackie Robinson Day.

The Redbirds finish the road trip with an 11:35 AM start.

The Springfield Cardinals continue at home facing Tulsa at 6:30 PM

Lakeland is the next stop for the Palm Beach Cardinals and 6:30 is first pitch.

Peoria hosts Clinton at 6:35 PM.

April 16

Another game in Milwaukee for the Cardinals and at 6:35 PM.

Memphis begins a home series with a 6:35 start against San Antonio.

Tulsa stays in Springfield as the Cardinals host a game at 11:10 AM.

Palm Beach has a very early game (10:30 AM) with Lakeland.

Peoria again hosts the Clinton Lumberjacks at 6:35 PM

April 17

The St Louis Cardinals have a day game in Milwaukee at 12:40 CT.

Memphis entertains San Antonio at 6:35 CT.

The Cardinals play in Lakeland at 6:35 PM.

The Palm Beach squad finishes the road trip in Lakeland with a 6:30 game.

There is a day game at Dozer Park as the Chiefs play Clinton at 12:05.

April 18

No game for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Memphis concludes a home series with San Antonio with a 7:05 start.

The Springfield team hits the road for a 7:05 game at NW Arkansas.

The High-A squad Palm Beach Cardinals host St Lucie at 6:30.

The Chiefs grab the bus to Burlington for a 6:30 game.



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