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Cardinals World Series Game 2 pitching leftovers

Here are a couple of leftovers from Thursday’s Game 2 of the 2011 World Series, with tables courtesy of researcher Tom Orf.

In 18 past St. Louis Cardinals post-season games, the team’s starting pitcher went at least seven innings while allowing no runs. Jaime Garcia was the 19th. He was also third to pitch exactly seven innings and that provides a very interesting observation. Those three contests in which the starter was pulled after seven while pitching a shutout are the only ones of the 19 in which the Cardinals went on to lose the game.

Unfortunately, Garcia’s Thursday performance most closely mirrored Danny Cox’ outing in the sixth game of the 1985 World Series. I don’t need to remind any long-time Cardinals fans the significance of the Don Denkinger game.

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitchers, post-season, seven or more innings, no runs allowed

Pitcher Date Series Gm# Opp Rslt App Dec IP H R ER BB SO
Jaime Garcia 10/20/2011 WS 2 TEX L 1-2 GS-7 7 3 0 0 1 7
Chris Carpenter 10/7/2011 NLDS 5 PHI W 1-0 SHO9 W 9 3 0 0 0 3
Chris Carpenter 10/24/2006 WS 3 DET W 5-0 GS-8 W 8 3 0 0 0 6
Jeff Suppan 10/14/2006 NLCS 3 NYM W 5-0 GS-8 W 8 3 0 0 1 4
Woody Williams 10/18/2004 NLCS 5 HOU L 0-3 GS-7 7 1 0 0 2 4
Danny Cox 10/14/1987 NLCS 7 SFG W 6-0 SHO9 W 9 8 0 0 0 5
John Tudor 10/13/1987 NLCS 6 SFG W 1-0 GS-8 W 7.1 6 0 0 3 6
Danny Cox 10/26/1985 WS 6 KCR L 1-2 GS-7 7 7 0 0 1 8
John Tudor 10/23/1985 WS 4 KCR W 3-0 SHO9 W 9 5 0 0 1 8
Bob Forsch 10/7/1982 NLCS 1 ATL W 7-0 SHO9 W 9 3 0 0 0 6
Bob Gibson 10/2/1968 WS 1 DET W 4-0 SHO9 W 9 5 0 0 1 17
Bob Gibson 10/8/1967 WS 4 BOS W 6-0 SHO9 W 9 5 0 0 1 6
Harry Brecheen 10/7/1946 WS 2 BOS W 3-0 SHO9 W 9 4 0 0 3 4
Mort Cooper 10/8/1944 WS 5 SLB W 2-0 SHO9 W 9 7 0 0 2 12
Ernie White 10/3/1942 WS 3 NYY W 2-0 SHO9 W 9 6 0 0 0 6
Dizzy Dean 10/9/1934 WS 7 DET W 11-0 SHO9 W 9 6 0 0 0 5
Bill Hallahan 10/2/1931 WS 2 PHA W 2-0 SHO9 W 9 3 0 0 7 8
Bill Hallahan 10/4/1930 WS 3 PHA W 5-0 SHO9 W 9 7 0 0 5 6
Jesse Haines 10/5/1926 WS 3 NYY W 4-0 SHO9 W 9 5 0 0 3 3

Jason Motte took the Cardinals’ seventh blown save at home in the club’s post-season history. It was only the second St. Louis loss and the first such game in which the reliever with the blown save did not secure at least one out.

St. Louis Cardinals, pitchers, post-season, blown saves, home

Pitcher Date Series Gm# Opp Rslt App Dec IP H R ER BB SO
Jason Motte 10/20/2011 WS 2 TEX L 1-2 9 BL 0 2 2 1 0 0
Adam Wainwright 10/26/2006 WS 4 DET W 5-4 8-9f BW 1.2 1 0 0 0 3
Jason Isringhausen 10/20/2004 NLCS 6 HOU W 6-4 8-10 BS 3 2 1 1 1 2
Kiko Calero 10/14/2004 NLCS 2 HOU W 6-4 6-7 BS 2 2 1 1 1 1
Mike Matthews 10/12/2001 NLDS 3 ARI L 3-5 7-7 BL 0.2 4 3 3 0 0
Rick Honeycutt 10/3/1996 NLDS 2 SDP W 5-4 8-8 BW 1 0 0 0 1 0
Harry Brecheen 10/15/1946 WS 7 BOS W 4-3 8-9f BW 2 3 0 0 0 1

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29 Responses to “Cardinals World Series Game 2 pitching leftovers”

  1. LarryBird says:

    Staring line-up.
    R. Furcal ss
    A. Craig rf
    A. Pujols 1b
    M. Holliday lf
    L. Berkman dh
    D. Freese 3b
    Y. Molina c
    J. Jay cf
    R. Theriot 2b
    I like this line-up!

  2. RCWarrior says:

    By the way I just love Allen Craig…….. :) Bomb me please.

  3. JumboShrimp says:

    We are making the Rangers look bad in their own park. The Cards are playing like the 1927 Yankees!

  4. JumboShrimp says:

    Nice job by Lance Lynn. Another edgy comment suited for this web site.

    Lohse took 75 pitches to get 9 outs. Wow.

  5. JumboShrimp says:

    If we could have held on in Game 2, we would be going for a sweep tomorrow.

  6. JumboShrimp says:

    23 pitches by Octavio. He got 5 outs. Great job. He may get tomorrow off.

  7. JumboShrimp says:

    Albert would hit about 120 HRs a season if he got to play half his games in Dallas. Welcome to the Big Leagues, Rangers.

  8. Kansasbirdman says:

    Wooooooooooooooooohooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

  9. Kansasbirdman says:

    This has been a history making season no matter what ends up happening

  10. JumboShrimp says:

    Boggs whiffs Cruz on 3 pitches and Game 3 goes down in history as a Cards blow out.

  11. Bw52 says:

    I wonder how Mr Bleed Cardinal Red Blogger feels about Mr Pujols now?

  12. JumboShrimp says:

    Albert collected the highest total bases in a WS game in history (14).

    HE is Mr. October!

  13. Nutlaw says:

    It was a great result last night. Hopefully that broke the Rangers’ spirit and hopefully the Cardinals’ pitching staff can right itself.

    • JumboShrimp says:

      The Rangers are a strong team. They are not going to be disheartened. They want to score the 16 tonight.
      Jackson could deal them a tough blow tonight. He will attack and they will swing. They should get a few HRs. What we want is for Jackson to not walk anybody and hope their HRs are solos. Its ok if the Rangers sock 3 HRs against Jackson, but we want to hold down their scoring by avoiding walks and errors.

  14. Nutlaw says:

    With Jay struggling at the plate, I wonder if Craig takes over CF if the Series goes back to St. Louis?

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Probably not. Craig’s best position is 1B. TLR is not going to want to lose a WS because Craig misses a ball when playing CF. The first two games in St L were tight. Defense is important. No Craig in CF.

  15. Nutlaw says:

    Also, I wonder if Furcal holds on to the leadoff spot. Likely so.

    • Kansasbirdman says:

      I was glad to see so many on our roster contributing because that rangers lineup is potent top to bottom. They hit better than the brewers and play top notch D. They, like the Cards this year do not give up, and cannot be taken lightly

    • JumboShrimp says:

      Theriot could hit leadoff, because the Rangers are starting a lefty. Ryan T. can also bat 8th or 9th, and set the table from down there.

      If Skip feels good enough, TLR could go with him in CF, even against a lefty, since Jay has not been obtaining hits. Skip started the deciding game vs. Philly in CF, though this was against an RHP.

  16. RCWarrior says:

    Say what you want to say about Albert the person but anybody that doubts he is one of the best hitters of all time is fooling themselves. The guy is an absolute BEAST and his display last night proves why he should be paid more money than any other baseball player in the game today. Just saying.

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