Cardinals Notes 06/02/13

The Cards have the best record in baseball with a 37-18 record and a .673 winning percentage. Cincinnati (.625), Texas (.618), Pittsburgh (.607), and Atlanta  (.600) round out the top five.

With a series sweep Sunday, The Cards could go 20 games over .500.

Adam Wainwright’s complete game win gave him a share of the lead in wins. He is currently on pace for a 21-9 season. He also has a 2.33 era so far.

Shelby Miller upped his record to 6-3 after going seven shutout innings in the early game Saturday. He also lowered his era to 1.82, tied for second in the league.

Keith Butler made his debut in Saturday’s early game with a perfect ninth inning. Butler was called up to replace Mitchell Boggs, who was sent down after a disastrous outing Thursday night.

Entering Saturday night’s game, Yadier Molina was leading the National League in hitting at a .353 clip. The last Cardinal to win a batting crown was Albert Pujols in 2003. The last before Pujols was Willie McGee in 1990 (>335), Mcgee in 1985 (353), and Keith Hernandez in 1979 (>344).

Tyler Lyons will be making his first home start on Sunday. He’s 2-0 with an 1.29 era in two starts.


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