Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Cards and Cowboys are Two of a Kind

Just a dozen fun and interesting similarities between this year's St. Louis squad and Texas team.

1. Both had two regulars hit over .300 (Lance Berkman and Yadier Molina, Mike Napoli and Michael Young)

2. Both teams had eight players reach double digit home run totals

3. Both teams had five pitchers win at least ten games

4. Both pitching staffs drilled 46 opposing hitters

5. Each team had one player (Albert Pujols and Ian Kinsler) score more than 100 runs

6. Neither team had any batter reach the century mark in walks

7. The triples leader (Michael Young and the departed Colby Rasmus) for each team finished with six

8. Each defense led its league in double plays turned

9. Each lineup is built around a former MVP winner (Pujols and Josh Hamilton)

10. Each lineup led its league in batting average

11. Both staffs had four starters complete at least 180 innings; Colby Lewis, C.J. Wilson, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison for Texas, Chris Carpenter, Jaime Garcia, Kyle Lohse, and Jake Westbrook for St. Louis

12. Both teams played their best baseball (winning percentage-wise in September)

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