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St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2008-09-30

St. Louis Cardinals Notes, Quotes 2008-09-30
--RHP Kyle Lohse (15-6) was scratched from his start in the season finale because he was taking a physical in advance of agreeing to a new contract. The four-year, $41 million deal was announced Sept. 29. Lohse was the staff leader in wins and innings (200).

--The Cardinals' season-closing six-game winning streak was their longest of the season. It was the top streak in the majors at the end of the season, just as the Cardinals' season-closing five-game streak was the longest last year.

--1B Albert Pujols' 37th home run Saturday gave him 100 runs. For the first time in his eight-season career, Pujols had at least 100 walks, runs scored and RBI in the same season. In his first six seasons, Pujols had 100 RBIs and 100 runs before he finished with just 99 runs last year. He had never walked 100 times until 2008.

--OF Ryan Ludwick, after slumping in mid-September, closed well. He finished with an 11-game hitting streak, and he hit his 37th homer in the first inning of the season finale.

--INF/OF Adam Kennedy, playing right field at the end of the season after playing mostly second base for his entire career, hit safely in his last five games, going 8-for-15 (.533).

BY THE NUMBERS: 100 -- 1B Albert Pujols had at least 100 walks, runs and RBIs.

QUOTE TO NOTE: "It's a frustrating process. It's disappointing and hopefully we can figure out what's going on and take care of it." -- RHP Chris Carpenter on the nerve problem he is having near his right shoulder.

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Added: September 30, 2008

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