The St. Louis Cardinals pounded first-place Cincinnati on Sunday, 8-2. St. Louis’ 17 hits were the most allowed by Cincinnati in any game this season.
From an individual perspective, each of the players’ performances stack up well in recent Cardinals history, according to the following lists provided by researcher Tom Orf.
With 35 games remaining, Holliday can break a tie with several others for the most four-hit, four-RBI games in a season. He currently has two such contests.
Collectively, the 2012 Cardinals team has five four-hit, four-RBI games, just one off the best season in that stat since at least 1935.
Four-hit, four-hit performances in a game, St. Louis Cardinals, season since 1935
In addition, Holliday is very close to a major personal milestone. He is just three hits away from his 1,500th as a major leaguer.
In every year since at least 2000 except one, at least one Cardinals hitter had double-digit totals of three-RBI games. Craig is the first to put his name on that list with his Sunday success.
The 28-year-old first baseman-outfielder not only has 10 three-RBI games, he has driven in a total of 71 in just 85 games. 20 times, he plated himself.
Double-digit three-RBI games, St. Louis Cardinals, by season since 2000
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