St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri on June 14, 1997 · Page 61
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri · Page 61

Publication:
Location:
St. Louis, Missouri
Issue Date:
Saturday, June 14, 1997
Page:
Page 61
Start Free Trial
Cancel

9CT SATURDAY, JUNE 1 4, i 997 ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH CARDINALS REPORT I::'- .'" .1 ....... .. v f ' 'iS LJ.v' " ""' v. - k L I 'ft-- AVERAGES BATTING Avg. AB R H2B3BHR RBI Lankford . .363 160 38 5815 015 47 Franklin.. .344 32 6 11 0 0 2 2 DeShields .309 220 35 6814 5 5 25 Mabry . . . .299 211 23 63 9 0 3 27 Jordan . . .278 79 8 22 3 0 0 6 Young ... .274 146 20 40 8 2 3 17 Clayton . . .265 245 35 65 21 2 5 31 McGee .. .261 111 14 29 5 3 2 12 Morris 250 24 2 6 1 0 0 2 - Pagnozzi .250 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 Gaetti ... .235 179 21 42 12 0 5 23 Difelice .. .235 81 8 19 5 1 2 10 Gant .... .233 21035 49 7 311 33 An. Benes .227 22 3 5 1 0 0 2 Sheaffer . .226 53 4 12 2 0 0 3 Al. Benes .219 32 1 7 2 0 0 3 Lampkin . .206 12612 26 3 1 3 10 Stottlemyr .192 26 3 5 3 0 0 2 Osborne .167 12 1 2 0 0 0 1 Gallego . . .167 30 3 5 1 0 0 1 'Bell 148 27 0 4 0 0 0 2 Jackson . .143 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 Petkovsek .125 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 Mejia ... .071 14 0 1 1 0 0 2 . Beltran . . .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Painter . . .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Fossas . . .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Honeyctt .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eckersley .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 Mathews . .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Frscatore .000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 SB DeShields 19, Clayton 16, Lankford 1 1 , Gant 8, Jordan 4, Young 3, Gaetti 2, McGee 2, Lampkin 2, Difelice. PITCHING W L ERA IP H BB SO Mathews . . 2 2 1.82 24.2 22 7 25 Fossas ... 1 1 1.96 18.1 17 8 1 8 An. Benes . 5 2 2.18 62.0 48 22 59 Frascatore 2 2 2.51 32.1 33 14 28 Al. Benes . 6 5 3.01 95.2 72 38101 Morris 4 3 3.09 70.0 70 20 48 Petkovsek 2 4 3.14 43.0 44 14 20 Osborne . 1 2 3.60 35.0 39 11 26 . Beltran ... 0 1 3.86 4.2 6 2 5 Stottlemyre 4 4 4.30 90.0 79 28 78 Eckersley . 0 2 4.42 18.1 19 1 16 'Painter ... 0 013.50 4.0 6 2 1 Honeycutt 0 013.50 2.0 5 1 2 Saves Eckersley 12, Petkovsek. 'On disabled list. STATISTICS VS. CENTRAL Home Road Totals W L W L W L Chicago 0 0 0 0 0 0 Cincinnati 0 0 0 0 0 0 Houston 2 2 0 3 2 5 Pittsburgh ....... 1 1 1 12 2 Totals 3 3 1 4 4 7 VS. EAST Home Road Totals W L W L W L Atlanta 1 1 0 4 1 5 Florida' 2 0 1 2 3 2 Montreal 1 0 0 3 1 3 NewYork 0 31 2 1 5 Philadelphia 2 0 1 1 3 1 Totals 6 4 3 12 9 16 VS. WEST Home Road Totals W L W L W L Colorado 2 3 1 1 3 4 Los Angeles 3 1 3 2 6 3 San Diego 0 0 3 2 3 2 San Francisco ... 2 0 2 1 4 1 Totals 7 4 9 6 16 10 Overall Totals . . 16 11 13 22 29 33 BY THE NUMBERS - Won Lost Day 11 13 Night 18 20 Shutouts 2 2 1-Run Decisions 5 14 Extra Innings 0 3 Vs. FtH Starters 23 27 Vs. LH Starters 6 6 Grass fields 25 25 Artificial fields 4 8 Cards Opp. Double Plays 61 51 Stolen Bases 69 54 Home Runs (Home) 26 ' 20 Home Runs (Away) 27 19 Left On Bases 425 474 ATTENDANCE Home Road Totals 836.615 806,489 UPCOMING GAMES JUNE 14 Cleveland 12:15 p.m. 15 Cleveland 1:15 p.m. 16 at Milwaukee 7:05 p.m. 17 at Milwaukee .., 7:05 p.m. 18 at Milwaukee 7:05 p.m. 20 Cincinnati 7:05 p.m. 21 Cincinnati 7:05 p.m. 22 Cincinnati 1:15 p.m. 23 Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. 24 Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. 25 Chicago Cubs 7:05 p.m. " ' . Kevin ManningPost-Dispatch Cleveland pitcher Mike Jackson hugs Ron Gant and greets Royce Clayton (center) and Ray Lankford during practice Friday. CARDINALS NOTEBOOK m Jvmmi Mraolt Hwbs ay-Mi "His numbers reflect how impressive he was," La Russa said. "He made enough of an impression that he could be back later this year." In 15 games, Franklin batted .344, with 11 hits in 32 at-bats. He had two RBIs, both on home runs. Franklin, terming the conversation private, wouldn't say what La Russa told him when he delivered the news of his demotion. But he acknowledged he'd much rather be a reserve in the big leagues than an everyday player at AAA. "I enjoyed it; I enjoyed every day here," Franklin said. "It definitely makes you want to go down (to Louisville), play hard and get back." Third baseman Gary Gaetti was back in the starting lineup Friday after sitting on the bench as a reserve with a sore calf muscle the four previous games. "He was starting to look like Mr. Clutch again until he got hurt," La Russa said. All three Benes brothers will be featured on this week's episode of "In The Zone," Fox's youth-oriented baseball show (11:30 a.m. today, Channel 2). Andy and Alan Benes, both of whom pitch for the Cardinals, and youngest brother Adam, a mi nor-league hurler at the Cards' Class A level, will talk about growing up together. Cardinals and Matt Morris, who was scheduled to pitch Friday, will pitch the nightcap. Tickets are still available for both games and will go on sale this morning at the Busch Stadium ticket office. Brian Jordan returned to active duty with the Cardinals on Friday. But La Russa showed he'll treat Jordan and his possibly fragile back with caution as he held the outfielder out of the starting lineup he had posted before the game. . La Russa cited today's 12:15 p.m. start to the second game of the' series with Cleveland after a Friday night contest. "I don't think playing him two games in that quick a time is a smart idea," he said. "So it was just a matter of picking which one of the two. We're going to be careful with him." It was easy for La Russa not to pick Friday's game, what with the wet grass from a day of rain. Now, La Russa will have to decide which of today's two games to rest him. Jordan didn't have a hit in May and went on the disabled list May 6 with a bulging disc in his back. He had three hits in 20 at-bats during a rehab stint with Class AAA Louisville. La Russa said it was a "difficult call to make" in sending Micah Franklin back to Louisville to make room for Jordan. By Mike Eisenbath Of the Post-Dispatch Staff Cardinals fans have waited 96 years to see the first regular-season game against an American League team. So what's another day? Friday night's series-opener with the Cleveland Indians at Busch Stadium was rained out after a wait of almost 3 hours 20 minutes. The result will be another piece of history: The first day-night doubleheader at Busch. The regularly scheduled game for today will start at 12:15 p.m. Afterward, fans will clear out and make way for the crowd to file in for a 6:05 p.m. game this evening. Fans who attended Friday's canceled game can use their ticket stubs to get the same seats for tonight's contest. The Cardinals and Indians players agreed to the two separately ticketed games today to accommodate the 40,000-plus fans who didn't get to see a game Friday. There aren't enough tickets available for the final two games of the series to handle all their rain checks. Obviously, the Indians won't be coming back to St. Louis maybe ever. "A day-night doubleheader is no picnic for either team," Cards manager Tony La Russa said. "But it's the only thing that makes sense. I have to applaud the Indians for agreeing to it. It shows compassion and professionalism." Andy Benes will pitch the first game for the

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 12,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free