The St. Louis Cardinal’s have won their 50th game of the 2015 MLB season.
By winning Saturday, the Cardinals extended their winning streak to five and became the first team to win 50 of its first 74 games since the 2005 World Series champion White Sox. The Cards grabbed their 50th win by pounding the Cubs, 8-1, in front of a sellout crowd at Busch Stadium. St. Louis became just the 18th team in the past 50 years to win 50 of its first 74 games.
The Cards staged an offensive attack with 13 hits, including 4 doubles, and all nine players in the Cardinals’ starting lineup finished with at least one hit. Starting pitcher Michael Wacha improved his record to 10-3.
Despite being plagued by a number of injuries to key players this year, the Cards have been able to maintain their winning momentum. The Cards’ ace pitcher, Adam Wainwright, and first baseman Matt Adams are both out for the season. Outfielder Matt Holliday will hopefully return to the starting lineup soon after a stretch on the DL.
Fortunately for St. Louis, the team has experienced game-winning production from nearly everyone in their lineup:
- Position players: Matt Carpenter, Matt Holliday, Kolten Wong, Jhonny Peralta, Justin Heyward, Yadier Molina, Mark Reynolds, Randal Grichuk
- Starting pitchers: Michael Wacha, Carlos Martinez, Jamie Garcia, John Lackey, Lance Lynn
- Relievers: Trevor Rosenthal, Kevin Siegrist, Carlos Villanueva, Matt Belisle, Seth Maness, Randy Choate