Phillies v. Cardinals
Place: 5th in NL East
Last 10: 4-6
- Scoring first has been big for the Phillies as they are 36-20 when getting on the board first but just 20-51 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- Philadelphia is 3-59 when trailing after eight innings this season.
- However, they've done a good job of holding on to late leads going 43-4 when leading after eight innings.
- Starters going deep into games has not exactly been a guaranteed victory for the Phillies as they are just 31-27 when the starter goes longer than six innings.
- Out-hitting an opponent seems to be key as Philadelphia is 36-18 when out-hitting opponents but 14-46 when getting outhit.
- Philadelphia is 155-114 since 2005 in the month of August, the best record in the National League and second best in the majors behind only the Yankees in that span.
- The Phillies have the best second-half record in the National League over the last 10 years going 437-321.
Place: 2nd in NL Central
Last 10: 7-3
- The Cardinals are 16-17 all-time at Citizens Bank Park and have lost five of their last seven series going 5-1-1 and 10-14 since 2007.
- They have not won a series at Citizens Bank Park since a three-game sweep in 2006.
- St. Louis has had great success against Philadelphia going 1,213-955 all-time.
- Four runs seem to be the key for the Cardinals as they are 54-17 when scoring four or more but just 15-40 when scoring three or fewer.
- Getting on the board first has proven to be beneficial for St. Louis going 55-19 when scoring first but 14-38 when allowing the opponent to score first.
- The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight games and are 16-14 against the NL East this season.
15-7, 2.40 ERA, 1.03 WHIP
Wainwright, 32, allowed four runs (three hits) on seven hits with a walk and five strikeouts in seven innings of work in Sunday's win over the Padres. In 11 career games (nine starts) against the Phillies, Wainwright is 5-1 with a 2.25 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP. In four career games (three starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 2-0 with a 1.57 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP.
5-11, 4.90 ERA, 1.37 WHIP
Kendrick, 29, allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits with two walks and a strikeout in five innings on Saturday against the Giants. In 11 career games (nine starts) against the Cardinals, Kendrick is 5-3 with a 3.32 ERA and a 1.26 WHIP. In 110 career games (93 starts) at Citizens Bank Park, he is 36-35 with a 4.36 ERA and a 1.36 WHIP.