Best Two-of-Three: Cardinals heading to Washington

Cardinals 12 – Washington 4

Daniel Descalso and Allen Craig went deep and Carlos Beltran hit the last two of the Cardinals’ four homers and St. Louis clobbered the Nationals, 12-4. Ryan Zimmerman and Adam LaRoche homered for the Nationals.

The goal for each of these teams is keeping the ball in the park and both teams are capable of going deep.

Here are the NL teams ranked by homers:

Tm HR ▾
MIL 202
WSN 194
CIN 172
PIT 170
COL 166
ARI 165
STL 159
PHI 158
LgAvg 152
ATL 149
HOU 146
NYM 139
CHC 137
MIA 137
SDP 121
LAD 116
SFG 103
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Generated 10/9/2012.

Here are the NL teams ranked by homers allowed:

Tm HR ▾
COL 198
PHI 178
CHC 175
HOU 173
MIL 169
SDP 162
NYM 161
ARI 155
LgAvg 155
PIT 153
CIN 152
ATL 145
SFG 142
STL 134
MIA 133
WSN 129
LAD 122
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Generated 10/9/2012.

Here are the records of NL teams when hitting three or more homers in a game:

Rk Tm # W L
1 MIL 30 24 6
2 WSN 25 23 2
3 PIT 19 16 3
4 CIN 19 17 2
5 COL 15 8 7
6 CHC 14 12 2
7 ARI 14 11 3
8 STL 13 10 3
9 PHI 13 10 3
10 HOU 13 10 3
11 SDP 12 9 3
12 ATL 11 8 3
13 MIA 10 8 2
14 SFG 8 7 1
15 NYM 8 6 2
16 LAD 8 8 0
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Generated 10/9/2012.

Here are the records of NL teams when allowing three or more homers in a game:

Rk Tm # W L
1 COL 26 4 22
2 HOU 19 2 17
3 CHC 19 4 15
4 SDP 17 3 14
5 PIT 17 2 15
6 PHI 17 6 11
7 MIL 16 5 11
8 NYM 15 1 14
9 ATL 15 5 10
10 ARI 15 1 14
11 MIA 12 0 12
12 SFG 10 4 6
13 WSN 9 2 7
14 CIN 9 2 7
15 LAD 7 3 4
16 STL 4 1 3
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Generated 10/9/2012.

 

The two teams head to the nation’s capital where the NL debate will continue.