Getaway Day as Cardinals and Reds duel in Game 3 of series

St. Louis Cardinals (1-1) at Cincinnati Reds (1-1)
Game No. 3 • Road Game No. 3 • Great American Ball Park • Sunday, April 4, 2021
RHP Carlos Martínez (0-3, 9.90 in 2020) vs RHP Jeff Hoffman (2-1, 9.28 in 2020)

RECENT REDBIRDS: The St. Louis Cardinals continue their season-opening sixgame road trip with the rubber match of a three-game series with the division
rival Cincinnati Reds on Easter Sunday from Great America Ball Park … After a
seven-day stay in the Queen City, St. Louis returns to Florida for a three-game
series with the Miami Marlins at the newly-named loanDepot park

HAPPY EASTER: The Cardinals are 31-24 all-time on Easter Sunday (17-11 on the
road), and hold an 8-4 head-to-head record over Cincinnati in 12 Easter Sunday
games … The last two times the Cardinals and Reds faced off on Easter was 2006
(W 3-0) and 2011 (W 8-7), both seasons in which the Cardinals won the World
Series … On April 16, 2006, Albert Pujols hits three consecutive home runs,
including a walk-off shot in the ninth off David Weathers, to lead the Cardinals to
a 8-7 win over the Reds at Busch Stadium in an Easter matchup that featured five
lead changes … On, April 24 2011 at Busch, St. Louis topped Cincinnati 3-0 on
ESPN Sunday Night Baseball thanks to a three-run homer by Yadier Molina off
Edinson Volquez … 1892 was the first Easter matchup between the two teams, a
5-1 Reds win over the St. Louis Browns at the original Sportsman’s Park.

DEJONG AT HEART: Since Paul DeJong made his MLB debut (May 28, 2017), the
shortstop his hit 16 home runs off Cincinnati Reds pitching, his most against any
opponent and 2nd-most in MLB over that time span behind Kyle Schwarber (17).

CLEANUP ON AISLE SIX: Yesterday, Paul DeJong became the first Cardinals
starting shortstop with a multiple-homer game while batting cleanup (since 1900)
… DeJong’s game is the 80th ever multi-homer game by an shortstop batting
4th, previously accomplished by Xander Bogaerts (Aug. 2, 2020) … A Redbirds
starting shortstop has gone yard at least twice in one game on 17 occasions since
1900, led by Edgar Renteria, Solly Hemus, and DeJong with three each.

MOLINA MILESTONES: Yadier Molina’s next double (382) passes Hall of Famer Johnny Bench (1967-83) for sole possession of 8th all-time among primary
catchers … Molina (1,991) needs nine games caught to reach 2,000 for his career,
becoming the only catcher in MLB history with 2,000 games caught with one team.

250 GOLDY DINGERS: Paul Goldschmidt’s next homer will be the 250th of his career, as he seeks to become the 9th player to hit home run #250 in a Cardinals uniform and join Stan Musial (9/4/53 at Milwaukee Braves), Ken Boyer (7/10/65 at
Chicago Cubs), Orlando Cepeda (6/9/67 at LA Dodgers), Jim Edmonds (7/18/03
at LA Dodgers), Reggie Sanders (4/9/04 at Arizona), Albert Pujols (10/1/06 vs.
Milwaukee), Scott Rolen (8/23/06 at New York Mets), and Matt Holliday (9/27/13
vs. Chicago Cubs) … Nolan Arenado enters the season with 235 career homers.

GOOD START: Nolan Arenado is the first third baseman to begin his Cardinals career with multiple hit games in each of his first two games as a Cardinal since Pedro Feliz (3 games, Aug. 20-22, 2010), who hit safely in his first eight games as
a Cardinal (.343/.361/.400) after being acquired from the Astros in August 2010.

BIRD BYTES: Happy 46th birthday to Cardinals Hall of Famer and former Red
Scott Rolen … St. Louis is 20-8 (.714) in their last 28 games at Great American
Ball Park since August 5, 2017 … Among MLB players with 40+ PA at Great American Ball Park since 2019, Paul Goldschmidt ranks 2nd MLB in batting average
(.356, 16-45) … Jordan Hicks has now faced a pitcher twice in his young career;
his first batter faced last night after nearly a two-year absence (Cionel Pérez
groundout) and May 16, 2019 at Atlanta (Touki Toussaint flyout).

THIS DATE IN CARDINALS HISTORY (April 4, 1998): Mark McGwire begins what
will be a historic season, homering in the fourth consecutive game to begin the
1998 campaign to tie Willie Mays’ NL record for most homers to start a season.
Big Mac’s three-run blast in the sixth helps the Cardinals beat the Padres, 8-6

CARDINALS vs. REDS
All-Time (1892-2021):…………………..1,198-1,092
in St. Louis (1892-2020) …………………………… 663-478
at Sportsman’s/Robison Field (1892-1920).. 125-143
at Sportsman’s Park/Busch I (1920-66)……. 319-171
at Busch Stadium II (1966-2005)…………….. 139-119
at Busch Stadium III (2006-20)…………………… 81-45
in Cincinnati (1892-2021): …………………..532-613
at League Pk/Palace of the Fans (1892-1912)…. 71-123
at Crosley Field (1913-1970)…………………… 299-308
at Riverfront/Cinergy Field (1970-2002)……… 86-107
at Estadio de Béisbol Monterrey (2019)…………… 1-1
at Great American Ball Park (2003-21) ……..77-75
2021……………………………………………………………. 1-0
at Busch Stadium…………………………………………n/a
at Great American Ball Park …………………………. 1-0
2020……………………………………………………………. 6-4
2019………………………………………………………….. 12-7
2021 SCHEDULE AND RESULTS (1-1)
4/1 at CIN……. W, 11-6 ……….. Gallegos-Castillo
4/3 at CIN……. L, 9-6………….Mahle-Wainwright
4/4 at CIN………………………………. 12:10 p.m.
4/23 at STL …………………………………………. 7:15 p.m.
4/24 at STL …………………………………………. 1:15 p.m.
4/25 at STL …………………………………………. 1:15 p.m.
6/3 at STL …………………………………………… 7:15 p.m.
6/4 at STL …………………………………………… 7:15 p.m.
6/5 at STL …………………………………………… 1:15 p.m.
6/6 at STL …………………………………………… 1:15 p.m.
7/23 at CIN………………………………………….. 6:10 p.m.
7/24 at CIN………………………………………….. 6:10 p.m.
7/25 at CIN………………………………………… 12:10 p.m.
8/30 at CIN………………………………………….. 5:40 p.m.
8/31 at CIN………………………………………….. 5:40 p.m.
9/1 at CIN……………………………………………. 5:40 p.m.
9/10 at STL …………………………………………. 7:15 p.m.
9/11 at STL …………………………………………. 6:15 p.m.
9/12 at STL …………………………………………. 1:15 p.m.

MOLINA MILESTONES
MLB Catchers Rank Doubles Seasons

  1. Johnny Bench 381 1967-83
    Yadier Molina 381 2004-21
    MLB Catchers Rank Games Caught Seasons
  2. Ivan Rodriguez 2,427 1991-2011
  3. Carlton Fisk 2,226 1969-93
  4. Bob Boone 2,225 1972-90
  5. Gary Carter 2,056 1974-92
  6. Jason Kendall 2,025 1996-2010
  7. Yadier Molina 1,991 2004-21

UPCOMING SCHEDULE & PROBABLE PITCHERS All times are St. Louis (Central)
Monday, April 5 5:40 p.m. at Miami Marlins RHP Daniel Ponce de Leon (1-3, 4.96 in 2020) LHP Trevor Rogers (1-2, 6.11 in 2020) BSM // KMOX
Tuesday, April 6 5:40 p.m. at Miami Marlins RHP John Gant (0-3, 2.40 in 2020) TBA BSM // KMOX
Wednesday, April 7 3:10 p.m. at Miami Marlins RHP Jack Flaherty (0-0, 12.46) TBA BSM // KMOX
Thursday, April 8 3:15 p.m. Milwaukee Brewers RHP Adam Wainwright (0-1, 20.25) TBA BSM // KMOX

TODAY’S STARTING PITCHER: CARLOS MARTÍNEZ (0-3, 9.90 in 2020)

Carlos Martínez

Carlos Martínez 18
HT: 6-0 WT: 210 BATS: Right THROWS: Right
FULL NAME: Carlos Ernesto Martínez
AGE: 29 BORN: September 21, 1991 in Puerta Plata, Dom. Rep.
BECAME CARDINAL: Signed as an international free agent, April 20, 2010
CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through 2021, with club options for 2022
and 2023
ML SERVICE: 7.073 MLB DEBUT: May 3, 2013 at Milwaukee

TODAY’S GAME
• Makes his first start of the 2021 season and 124th of his career. Exited his last regular
season start at Kansas City (9/23/20) with a left mid-back strain after 5.0 innings and
82 pitches in a 12-3 loss.
• Needs 130 strikeouts in 2021 to become only the 6th pitcher in St. Louis Cardinals
history to amass 1,000 strikeouts in a career (Gibson 3,117; Wainwright 1,830; D. Dean
1,095; Carpenter 1,085; Forsch 1,079). Struck out 174 or more batters in each of his
last three full seasons as a starting pitcher (2016-18).
• Did not earn a regular season win in 2020, his first season without a win in his career.
Last win came vs. CIN (9/1/2019).
• Since his Major League debut in 2013, leads the Cardinals with 10 double-digit strikeout
games (Jack Flaherty 9, Lance Lynn 6), including his most recent coming vs. Cincinnati,
an 11-strikeout performance (4/15/18). (see chart right)
• Begins his second season back in the starting rotation after making 63 straight relief
appearances from 8/21/18-end of the 2019 season.
• Trying to snap a 5-game losing streak as a starter, with four losses and three no-decisions in his last seven starts. His last win as a starter came on July 7, 2018 vs. SF (3-2).

SPRING TRAINING
• Made five starts and six total appearances during the Grapefruit League schedule posting a 1-2 record with a 5.56 ERA.
• Did not allow a run over his final 9.0 innings pitched, including 3.0 hitless innings in
relief vs. NYM (3/29) coming in relief of Adam Wainwright.
• Started his first game vs. HOU (3/4) before making five straight appearances vs. the
Mets including three straight at Port St. Lucie (3/9-19).

2020 SEASON * MLB LEADER
• Made five starts posting an 0-3 record with a 9.90 ERA in a season that was cut short by
a mid-back injury that kept him off the postseason roster.
• Was his first season in which he did not record a win.
• Struck out a season-high eight batters over 4.0 innings vs. CIN (9/13) in a no decision
loss (10-5).
• Surrendered career-highs in runs (8) and earned runs (8) in his final start of the season
at KC (9/23), including two home runs (also tying a career high, 15th time) both to
Salvador Pérez.

CAREER
• Among active St. Louis Cardinals, ranks 2nd in wins (58), appearances (258), games
started (123), innings pitched (884.1) and strikeouts (830); trailing Adam Wainwright in
all categories. His 31 saves are the most among current active Cardinals on the roster
with Jordan Hicks 2nd at 20 saves.
• Since 2015 leads all National League pitchers in ground into double plays induced (94)
and ground ball percentage (54.2).
• Two-time National League All-Star (2015 & 2017); also joined Dizzy Dean (1934) as the
only two Cardinals pitchers to strike out four batters in the Mid-Summer Classic.
• Is one of four Cardinals pitchers in franchise history and the only active MLB pitcher
with 50 or more wins (58) and 30 or more saves (31), joining Dizzy Dean (134, 30), Al
Brazle (97, 60) and Lindy McDaniel (66, 64).
• One of nine active MLB pitchers and the only pitcher in Cardinals in franchise history
with 100 or more starts (123) and 100 or more relief appearances (135).
• Is 50-37 with a 3.54 ERA in 123 career starts, and 8-6 with a 3.37 ERA and 31 saves (39
opp.) in 135 career relief appearances.
• Helped pitch the Dominican Republic (Águilas) to the 2021 Caribbean Series Championship.

MISC. & PERSONAL
• Sports the nickname “Tsunami”.
• Started a foundation in 2015 called “Tsunami Waves” in which the mission is “Making
waves to inspire and empower children to achieve their fullest potential and make their
dreams a reality.” Has held events in St. Louis and donating to help over 1,000 poverished children in the Dominican Republic. Partnered with Albert Pujols’ Foundation
to bring American doctors and volunteers on a medical mission trip to the Dominican.

2021 SPRING TRAINING GAME LOG (1-2, 5.56)
DATE vs. RESULT DEC G GS IP H R ER BB SO HR NP-S RS OPP STARTER W-L ERA AVG NOTES
3/4 @HOU L, 14-0 L-1 1 1 1.2 4 6 6 3 0 0 — 0 Lance McCullers, Jr. 0-1 32.40 .800 Rolled over 1st inning after 7 batters faced
3/9 @NYM L, 5-3 ND 1 1 3.0 2 0 0 2 3 0 53-33 3 Taijuan Walker 0-1 11.57 .375
3/14 @NYM L, 7-5 ND 1 1 4.0 5 2 2 1 3 0 56-35 5 David Peterson 0-1 8.31 .355 Did not allow a hit after 1st inning
3/19 @NYM L, 8-5 L-2 1 1 3.0 5 5 5 2 1 1 78-47 5 Taijuan Walker 0-2 10.03 .356 Allowed his only home run of Spring
3/24 NYM W, 3-0 W-1 1 1 6.0 4 0 0 2 5 0 89-56 3 Corey Oswalt 1-2 6.62 .303 Longest scoreless outing by an STL starter
3/29 NYM T, 3-3 ND 1 0 3.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 33-17 – — 1-2 5.56 .270 Only relief appearance of the Spring
Spring Totals 6 5 20.2 20 13 13 11 14 1 — 16 1-2 5.56 .270

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS & LOWS
2020 CAREER
4.0, 9/13 vs. CIN……………………………. IP ……………………… 9.0, 3x. Last: 9/4/17 at SD
n/a………………………………………….Low-Hit CG………………………………..3, 9/4/17 at SD
8, 9/23 at KC………………………………..Runs…………………………………..8, 9/23/20 at KC
8, 9/23 at KC…………………………..Earned Runs……………………………..8, 9/23/20 at KC
9, 9/23 at KC…………………………………Hits……………………10, 4x. Last: 8/30/17 at MIL
2, twice. Last: 9/23 at KC …………..Home Runs………………..2, 15x. Last: 9/23/20 at KC
4, 9/18 at PIT [1]………………………….Walks ………………………………..8, 4/15/17 at NYY
8, 9/13 vs. CIN………………………….Strikeouts…………………………… 13, 8/29/16 at MIL
n/a…………………………………. 10+ Strikeouts Games …… 10. Last: 4/15/18 at CIN (11)
n/a…………………………………………. Win Streak ………….4 games, 3x. Last: 8/17-9/9/16
3 games, 7/28-present…………….Losing Streak……………………. 5 games, 5/1-5/25/16
2.2 IP, 9/18 at PIT [1]………….. Scoreless Streak …………………….22.1 IP, 5/20-6/5/16

MARTÍNEZ vs. CINCINNATI REDS
W-L ERA AVG G GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
CAREER 8-5 4.07 .246 30 13 95.0 88 46 43 41 107 9
at GABP 4-3 4.09 .249 15 7 50.2 48 25 23 30 61 4
2020 0-0 6.75 .333 1 1 4.0 6 3 3 2 8 1
LAST APP: 9/13/20 vs. CIN (ND, L, 10-5) 1 1 4.0 6 3 3 2 8 1
LAST WIN: 9/1/19 vs. CIN (W, 4-3) 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 3 0
• Has appeared more in relief against the Reds than as a starter, making 17 appearances
out of the bullpen (3-1, 4.15 ERA, 3/3 SV) and 13 as a starter (5-4, 4.05 ERA). Has not
allow a home run as a reliever in 17 vs. CIN.
• Last start at Great American Ballpark was 6/10/18, tossing 4.0 innings while striking
out eight in a no decision, the Cardinals lost 10-5.
• Ran off a 15.0 inning scoreless streak vs. CIN (4/15-6/10/18) including consecutive
scoreless starts (4/15 7.0 IP & 4/21 6.0 IP).
• Began his career with 11 relief appearances vs. CIN before 12 consecutive starts to
follow.
• Locked down three consecutive saves (7/19-8/18/19).

AT THE PLATE
AVG AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SF SH
2019 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
CAREER .196 225 44 8 0 1 23 2 72 2 17
Home Runs: 5/2/18 vs. CWS
Most Hits: 2, 7 times. Last: 5/13/17 vs. CHI Most RBI: 4, 5/8/17 at MIA
• Has not faced a pitcher in a game since 8/27/19 at MIL, in which he struck out in his
only at-bat of the 2019 season.
• Hit safely in 4-of-12 career games with an at-bat vs. CIN, including his last two.
• All four of his multi-RBI games have been on the road.

CARDINALS WITH 50+ CAREER WINS & 30+ CAREER SAVES
Rank Seasons Games Starts W L SV*

  1. Dizzy Dean 1930-37 273 196 134 75 30
  2. Al Brazle 1943-54 444 117 97 64 60
  3. Lindy McDaniel 1955-62 336 63 66 54 64
  4. Carlos Martínez 2013-20 257 122 58 42 31
    *Save became an official statistic in 1969

CARDINALS DOUBLE DIGIT STRIKEOUT GAMES (SINCE 2013)
Rank Seasons Games 10+K Last 10+K App.

  1. Carlos Martínez 2013-pres. 258 10 4/15/18 vs. CIN (11)
  2. Jack Flaherty 2017-pres. 76 9 9/20/20 at PIT (11)
  3. Lance Lynn 2013-17 130 6 5/23/17 at LAD (10)
  4. Adam Wainwright 2013-pres. 179 5 5/28/19 at PHI (10)
  5. Luke Weaver 2016-18 52 3 8/29/17 at MIL (10)
    Jaime García 2013-18 68 3 8/5/16 vs. ATL (11)

UPCOMING MILESTONES
Player Current Number Milestone Within Reach
Matt Carpenter …….. 734 Runs…………………………….Needs 2 to reach 736 and tie Ted Simmons (1971-80) for 18th all-time Cardinals
Jack Flaherty ……….. 486 Strikeouts ……………………..Needs 14 to reach 500 for his career.
Paul Goldschmidt …. 249 Home Runs……………………Needs 1 to reach 250 for his career
Yadier Molina ………. 381 Doubles ………………………..Needs 1 to reach 382 and pass Johnny Bench (1967-83) for 8th all-time among catchers in Major League history
………………………….. 2,877 Total Bases …………………Needs 7 to reach 2,884 for his career and tie Jason Kendall (1996-2010) for 15th all-time among catchers in MLB history
………………………….. 1,991 Games at Catcher…………Needs 9 to reach 2,000 for his career, becoming the only catcher in MLB history with 2,000 with one team
Adam Wainwright…. 977 Strikeouts ……………………..Needs 23 to reach 1,000 at Busch Stadium III
………………………….. 394 Games ………………………….Needs 6 to become the 7th pitcher in history to reach 400 for their Cardinals career.
………………………….. 49 Extra-Base Hits ………………..Needs 6 to reach 55 for his career to join Steve Carlton and Bob Forsch as only MLB pitchers with 10 HR & 55 XBH since 1969.

BIRD BANTER…VS. CINCINNATI: .240 (17-71) 5 HR 2021 ROAD: .240 (17-71) 5 HR
DAILY BATTING LOGS
PLAYER
Season High
Hit Streak
4/1 4/3 4/4 4/5 4/6 4/7 4/8 4/10 4/11 4/12 4/13 4/14 4/16 4/17 4/18
@CIN @CIN @CIN @MIA @MIA @MIA MIL MIL MIL WSH WSH WSH @PHI @PHI @PHI
Arenado 2G (4/1-present) 11okk oo1k4
Carlson 1G (4/1) 4wkk okeF
Carpenter k o
Dean ok
DeJong 2G (4/1-present) 1dkoo 44wwo
Edman 1G (4/1) oo1co owooo
Goldschmidt 2G (4/1-present) 211o2 kwkk1
Knizner
Molina eooo o1ow
Nogowski o
O’Neill 2G (4/1-present) hook4 kkk1
Sosa
Williams oooo kk
Key: 1-Single, 2-Double, 3-Triple, 4-Home Run, o-Out, k-Strikeout, w-Walk, W-Int. Walk h-HBP, e-Reached on error, b-SacBunt, F-SacFly, c-Fielder’s Choice, d-double play; Note: Read left-to-right for first-to-last AB.

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