|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||160.00||9.00||9.00||0.00||3.83||1.31||155.00||62.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Milwaukee|| 13.0||2||0|| 0.69||0||1||13|
|vs LHB|| 20.0||0||0|| 1.35||0||5||20|
|vs RHB|| 31.1||0||0|| 1.44||0||7||37|
|05/14/2013||Anthony Rizzo, 1B CHC|
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
|Shelby Miller, SP STL|
|05/14/2013||Luis Valbuena, 3B CHC|
Shelby Miller, SP STL
Juan Lagares, RF NYM
Javier Baez, SS CHC
|Luke Gregerson, RP SD|
Alfonso Soriano, LF CHC
Ryan Braun, LF MIL
|05/14/2013||Matt Carpenter, 2B STL|
Shelby Miller, SP STL
Everth Cabrera, SS SD
|Carl Crawford, LF LAD|
Justin Verlander, SP DET
|Last 10 Games|
|Shelby Miller to focus on run game|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/16/13) The Cardinals are asking Shelby Miller to control the run game more efficiently, according to MLB.com.
Miller has been fantastic this season, but opposing base-runners are seven for eight off him. The Cardinals recently timed Miller with a stopwatch, and found he was too slow during his windup. Miller admitted he has been making some mental mistakes, and vowed to take care of the issue.
Miller will work on his "hold" times during bullpen sessions, which will allow him to figure out the most effective ways for him to cut down on his time to the plate. Miller's next start will come May 20 against the Padres.
|Shelby Miller continues scoreless run|
|by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Cardinals starter Shelby Miller continued his scoreless run in his outing against the Mets on Wednesday night. After throwing a one-hit shutout his last time out, he worked 5 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up four hits while striking out six.
The right-hander retired the first two batters to extend his streak to 29 consecutive batters, dating back to his previous outing before David Wright hit a single. He was pulled with two out in the sixth after throwing 96 pitches, 65 for strikes, and left in line for the win. But the bullpen was unable to hold on and Miller ended up with a no-decision.
The 22-year-old also struck out six and walked one while lowering his ERA to 1.40.
Miller is scheduled to take the mound next on Monday against the Padres.
|Cardinals' starters going deeper into games|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/14/13) Cardinals' starters have gone deeper into games this year, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The rotation is a averaging 101.5 pitches per start. No other National League rotation has averaged over 100 pitches per start. The team's rotation has the second best FIP in baseball, with a 2.81 mark. The high pitch counts may be a result of the team's success in the rotation. It also shows the Cardinals are willing to let their starters go deeper in games if they are experiencing success. The team has already seen Adam Wainwright and Shelby Miller turn in complete games.
It's impossible to accurately predict complete games or shutouts for Fantasy purposes, but it's encouraging to know the Cardinals will let their starters throw a higher workload if things are going well.
|Cardinals pitchers flirt with history|
|by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) While Shelby Miller and Adam Wainwright both fell just short of throwing no-hitters Friday and Saturday, respectively, the two did help the Cardinals make some history.
Miller and Wainwright combined to retire 40 straight Rockies hitters between the two of them, which tied the streak the Rangers set against the Tigers back in 1996, according to the Ellias Sports Bureau.
Miller got things started by retiring 27 batters after allowing a leadoff single Friday night and Wainwright continued the steak Saturday, retiring the first 13 batters he faced before issuing a one-out walk to Todd Helton in the fifth inning.
In addition to retiring 40 consecutive batters, St. Louis also held the Rockies hitless over a span of 50 batters between Eric Young's single Friday and Nolan Arenado's hit Saturday.
|Shelby Miller threw one for the ages|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) For a franchise that has never had a perfect game, Shelby Miller's start Friday was about as close as they have ever come. And at least by one metric, his one-hit complete game Friday was the best outing in Cardinals history.
Miller's 98 game score, a stat sabermetrician Bill James came up with to quantify pitcher performance in a given outing, is the highest in franchise history in a nine-inning game according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Manager Mike Matheny said he received a number of phone calls about Miller's start, praising his 22-year-old's masterpiece.
"That was something many of us may never see. Very, very impressive," Matheny said. "The more you think about it the more you respect what he pulled off. That was almost like a no-hitter."
Miller struck out 13 batters and walked none, while retiring 27 straight batters after allowing a leadoff single.
Handing out the '25 percent' awards
The 2013 MLB campaign has reached the quarter pole, and now it's time to hand out some hardware based on the first 25 percent of the season.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
Not exactly a plethora of reliable two-start options for Fantasy Week 8. Our Al Melchior tries to find a few hidden gems based on favorable matchups in his latest Pitching Forecaster.
Pitchers at the plate: Dodgers, Cardinals at opposite ends in 2013
Which NL teams' pitchers are doing or not doing the other part of the job -- wielding the bat? Let's explore that very question.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
Shelby Miller to focus on run game
|Though he was long considered the top prospect in the Cardinals organization, Shelby Miller's stock nearly collapsed when he compiled a 6.17 ERA over his first 17 starts at Triple-A Memphis last year. But the way he ended the season, with a 1.32 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 10.5 strikeouts per nine innings in six appearances (including one start) for the big club, has many thinking he's a favorite for NL Rookie of the Year honors this year. His struggles at Triple-A weren't as much a matter of health or ability as stubbornness and pride. Though the command of his fastball was off, he relied on the pitch more than ever. Eventually, the Cardinals forbade him from shaking off the catcher, and that's about the time his season turned around. A mechanical adjustment also contributed to his 2.88 ERA over his final 10 starts. The harsh lesson clearly translated to the majors, where he overpowered hitters with a high-90s fastball and sharp curveball. With the departure of Kyle Lohse this offseason, Miller is presumably in line for a rotation spot, but the Cardinals have a few other up-and-comers in Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly and Trevor Rosenthal. Miller's upside is the most attractive of that group, but his uncertain role will allow him to slip to the late rounds on Draft Day. (Updated 2/5/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/19/13||MIL||2:15 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|5/20/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Jason Marquis|
|5/21/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/22/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Burch Smith|
|5/24/13||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Chris Capuano|
|5/25/13||@ LAD||7:15 pm||Matt Magill|
|5/26/13||@ LAD||4:10 pm||Clayton Kershaw|
= probable start