1, 14: Nationals rally for first NLCS, Cardinals in 14th-THU1010

5 THINGS YOU'LL FIND ON THIS POST
1 Cardinals rout Braves for 14th NLCS appearance, first since 2014
2 Nationals slam Dodgers in 10th inning for first trip to NLCS
3 Cardinals won season series; playoff, season stats comparison
4 Each team had 34-HR man during season; team leaders in 8 stats
5 Cardinals 4th team in MLB playoff history with a 10-run inning

BATTER UP

Facts & figures from around

Major League Baseball

TODAY: NLCS


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14

Cardinals in 14th NLCS, first since losing in five games to Giants in 2014, last of 4 straight trips to NLCS

1-4

Nationals won first division

series and will make first appearance in NLCS

  • G1: 10/11 at St. Louis, 8 p.m. ET

  • G2: 10/12 at St. Louis, 3 p.m. ET

  • G3: 10/14 at Washington, tbd

  • G4: 10/15: at Washington, tbd

  • G5: 10/16 at Washington, tbd

  • G6: 10/18 at St. Louis, if nec.

  • G7: 10/19 at St. Louis, if nec.


Nationals second in NL in average; Cardinals ranked 11th


Cardinals were second in NL in ERA while Nationals were 8th


5-2

Cardinals record vs. Nationals, including 3-1 in Washington;

St. Louis outscored them 26-17

  • 4/29: Cardinals 6-3

  • 4/30: Cardinals 3-2

  • 5/1: Cardinals 5-1

  • 5/2: Nationals 2-1

  • 9/16: Cardinals 4-2

  • 9/17: Nationals 6-2

  • 9/18: Cardinals 5-1

SEASON, PLAYOFF STATS
OF CARDINALS, NATIONALS
CARDINALS NATIONALS
2019 NLDS STAT NLDS 2019
91-71 3-2 Record 3-2 93-69
.245 .251 Average .230 .265
764 26 Runs 21 874
4.71 5.2 Per game 4.2 5.39
210 4 Home runs 5 231
246 16 Doubles 8 298
24 1 Triples 0 27
1,420 47 Strikeouts 42 1,308
561 16 Walks 20 584
116 1 Stolen bases 0 116
29 1 Caught 0 29
3.80 2.60 ERA 4.20 4.27
52 0 Saves 1 40
21 1 Blown saves 1 29
14 0 Shutouts 0 13
.238 .225 Opp. avg. .220 .244
1,399 46 Strikeouts 64 1,511
545 16 Walks 20 517
191 5 HR allowed 9 202

Closer close-up: Carlos Martinez of Cardinals vs. Sean Doolittle


34

Each team’s leading HR hitter

had 34 during regular season

2019 NLCS INDIVIDUAL LEADERS
CARDINALS NATIONALS
HOME RUNS
34: Paul Goldschmidt 34: Anthony Rendon
30: Paul DeJong 34: Juan Soto
29: Marcell Ozuna 20: Matt Adams
19: Dexter Fowler 20: Brian Dozier
AVERAGE
.304: Tommy Edman .344: Howie Kendrick
.285: Kolten Wong .319: A. Rendon
.270: Yadier Molina .298: Trea Turner
RUNS
97: P. Goldschmidt 117: A. Rendon
97: P. DeJong 110: J. Soto
80: M. Ozuna 103: Adam Eaton
RUNS BATTED IN
97: P. Goldschmidt 126. A. Rendon
89: M. Ozuna 110: J. Soto
78: P. DeJong 65: Victor Robles
STOLEN BASES
24: K. Wong 35: T. Turner
15: R. Edman 28: V. Robles
12: M. Ozuna 15: A. Eaton
WINS BY STARTERS
16: Dakota Hudson 18: Stephen Strasburg
14: Adam Wainwright 14: Patrick Corbin
11: Jack Flaherty 11: Max Scherzer
9: Miles Mikolas 11: Anibal Sanchez
STARTERS' ERA
2.75: J. Flaherty 2.92: M. Scherzer
3.35: D. Hudson 3.25: P. Corbin
4.16: M. Mikolas 3.32: S. Strasburg
STRIKEOUTS
231: J. Flaherty 251: S. Strasburg
153: A. Wainwright 243: M. Scherzer
144: M. Mikolas 238: P. Corbin

231

Regular-season games Mike Shildt has managed Cardinals; 91-71 in 2019 and 132-99 (.571 pct) overall

324

Regular-season games for Dave Martinez with Nationals; 93-69 in 2019, 175-149 (.540 pct) overall


Cardinals break tie with Dodgers for most NLCS appearances


3

Howie Kendrick’s grand slam in 10th inning for Nationals ended Dodgers’ NLCS consecutive streak

  • 2018: Dodgers d. Brewers

  • 2017: Dodgers d. Cubs

  • 2016: Cubs d. Dodgers

  • 2015: Mets d. Cubs

  • 2014: Giants d. Cardinals

  • 2013: Cardinals d. Dodgers

  • 2012: Giants d. Cardinals

  • 2011: Cardinals d. Brewers

  • 2010: Giants d. Phillies


All-time NLCS games won


FOR THE RECORD

14, 10

Cardinals sent 14 batters to plate and scored record-breaking 10 runs in 1st inning of 13-1 win over Braves

4, 10

St. Louis is the fourth team to have a 10-run inning in postseason; first to do it first inning

  • 1929: Philadelphia Athletics vs. Cubs, 7th inning 10-8 win in Game 4 of World Series

  • 1968: Tigers vs. Cardinals, 3rd inning of 13-1 win in Game 5 of World Series

  • 2002: Angels vs. Twins, 7th inning of 13-5 win in Game 5 of ALCS


10

Atlanta's 10th straight postseason round loss tied mark of Cubs between 1908 and 2003


IT HAPPENED ON THIS DATE

Oct. 10, 1923

First World Series HR hit at Yankee Stadium — 9th inning inside-the-park by Casey Stengel to beat Giants

1957

Lew Burdette beats Yankees

for third time as Milwaukee

Braves win World Series

1968

Mickey Lolich beats Bob Gibson

for his third win as Tigers beat Cardinals in World Series Game 7

1980

George Brett hits 3-run HR off Goose Gossage as Royals complete ALCS sweep of Yankees

1990

Dave Stewart beats Roger Clemens for 8th straight time as A’s complete ALCS sweep of Red Sox


BORN ON THIS DATE

.290

Career batting average in 1,291 games for Troy Tulowitzki, born 35 years ago in Santa Clara, Calif.

1,927

Career leader in games played by MLB player born on Oct. 10: Placido Polanco, born in 1975


Oct. 10 birthday leaders: HRs


11

Players who appeared in

MLB game in 2019 celebrate birthdays on Oct. 10

  • 23: Genesis Cabrera, 1996

  • 25: Garrett Hampson, 1994

  • 25: David Bednar, 1994

  • 25: Sean Murphy, 1994

  • 26: Lourdes Gurriel Jr., 1993

  • 29: Kolten Wong, 1990

  • 29: Shelby Miller, 1990

  • 30: Isaac Galloway, 1989

  • 30: Jeurys Familia, 1989

  • 33: Andrew McCutchen, 1986

  • 35: Troy Tulowitzki, 1984


Sources: mlb.com; baseball-reference.com; todayinbaseballhistory.com