(For explanation, see this post.)
On the fifth day of Christmas, my Cardinal love gave to me
Five slugging Redbirds
Four players to Miami
Three Patron saves,
Two Cardinal stars,
And an unmovable Yadi.
- Yadier Molina played in 136 games and had more at-bats (501) than any other Cardinal. He was second in games played to Matt Carpenter but had more starts at one position than Carp did.
- Molina and Carlos Martinez were selected to represent the Cardinals in the All-Star Game in Miami.
- Tyler Lyons, the Patron Pitcher of the blog, picked up three saves this season, the most of any pitcher never assigned the ninth inning. It’s also my blog and there was going to be a Patron Pitcher reference.
- On December 13, the Cardinals sent Sandy Alcantara, Magneuris Sierra, Zac Gallen, and Daniel Castano to the Marlins for outfielder Marcell Ozuna.
- Five Cardinals (Paul DeJong, Carpenter, Tommy Pham, Randal Grichuk, and Jedd Gyorko) had 20 or more home runs in 2017.