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Cardinals Log Ninth Shutout of 2014

Though 52 games completed in the old 154-game schedule would signify the start of the second trimester of the season, we are still a few games short of that mark in the 162-game format.

Still, 52 games is where the St. Louis Cardinals currently are. Overall, the club is six games over .500 and is just 1.5 games behind first-place Milwaukee.

As many of the team’s followers might agree, the starting pitching has been the most consistent part of the club’s formula in 2014 to date.

Certainly it was the case in game number 52 as Lance Lynn threw a five-hitter at the New York Yankees on Tuesday night for his first complete game shutout as a professional.

It was the Cards’ ninth shutout this season. The 2014 shutouts began with opening day but ceased from April 28 until May 20. Now there have been three more in the last eight days, including two complete games. Not surprisingly, Adam Wainwright started six of the nine, including the other two complete games, but Lynn is next with two and one, respectively.

Gm# Date Opp STL Opp Win CG Loss Save
1 31 Mar at CIN 1 0 Wainwright Cueto Rosenthal
13 14 Apr at MIL 4 0 Lynn Garza
16 17 Apr at WSN 8 0 Wainwright yes Jordan
21 22 Apr at NYM 3 0 Wainwright Gee Rosenthal
24 25 Apr PIT 1 0 Miller Cole Rosenthal
26 27 Apr PIT 7 0 Wainwright Volquez
45 20 May ARI 5 0 Wainwright yes Arroyo
50 25 May at CIN 4 0 Wainwright Leake
52 27 May NYY 6 0 Lynn yes Phelps

The total of nine ties the current Cardinals with the 1944 World Champions for the most at this point of the schedule, reports researcher Tom Orf. Unlike with the Cardinals of 70 years ago, the bullpen contributed to six of them.

St. Louis Cardinals, through 52 games, ranked by shutouts

Year Shutouts CG SV
1944 9 9 0
2014 9 3 3
2013 8 4 2
1978 7 6 1
1927 7 7 0
1968 7 7 0
1963 7 7 0
1943 7 7 0
1939 6 6 0
1966 6 4 2
1946 6 6 0
1974 6 6 0
1916 6 4 1
1989 6 3 2
1971 6 6 0
1985 5 3 1
1967 5 5 0
1948 5 5 0
1969 5 5 0
1990 5 1 3
2011 5 3 2
1957 5 4 0

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6 Responses to “Cardinals Log Ninth Shutout of 2014”

  1. blingboy says:

    Surely, somebody has said we should trade him while his value is high.

  2. CariocaCardinal says:

    Lynn is on his way to a huge payday in 2015 ($5-$6 million?)

  3. blingboy says:

    maybe we will get a roster move before tomorrow’s game

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