Carlos E. Martinez came in and retired the final two outs to earn his first save of the season for the Cardinals on Sunday.
Martinez recorded his first save of the year in the final game of the season. He racked up 84 strikeouts, and was close to almost striking out a batter an inning. He enjoyed a successful 2014 in where the Cardinals will rely on him out of the bullpen for the playoffs. In terms of fantasy purposes for 2015, you will have to see what their plans are with the flamethrower. Analyst: Colby Conway View Profile
Matt Holliday left Saturday's game with flue-like symptoms.
While yes, there is only one game left now, it's still a bummer for fantasy owners as one more September day from Holliday could have been a nice late boost. He was hitting .302 with four home runs and 12 RBI this month and another strong day from him was certainly likely. Consider him day-to-day, but expect the Cardinals to hold him out Sunday. Analyst: Howard Bender View Profile
Kolten Wong is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.
Wong has been sitting occasionally since mid-September, so while not a total surprise, with the Cards trying to clinch the NL Central you have to wonder why he is being benched and what that portends for his post-season activity. Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson View Profile
Jhonny Peralta went 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI's during the Cardinals' 7-6 win over the D'Backs Friday night.
Peralta has been the engine to the Cardinals offensive machine, blasting off for 21 home runs and playing in nearly every game. His signing has flown under the radar as one of the best of the past offseason. Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile
Kolten Wong went 2-for-4 with a walk and a run scored during the Cardinals' 7-6 victory over the D'Backs on Friday night.
It's been a bizarre season for Wong, who at times has looked lost, yet showing flashes of tasty power/speed prowess. In 2014, he's showed a reverse platoon split, hitting lefties better than righties but being used as a long-sided platoon partner to Mark Ellis -- not lately. He showed no such split in the minors and it's safe to assume it's trend that probably won't continue. He'll be on many sleeper lists heading into 2015 with the job (presumably) all to himself. Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile
Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored during the Cardinals' 7-6 win over the Diamondbacks on Friday night.
Adams is having a strange season. He slugged 17 home runs in 219 plate appearances in 2013, but has only 15 in 556 in 2014. He's allergic to walks, but has managed a .287 batting average, much higher than anticipated. He's no more than an average CI option in the seasons to come. Analyst: Spencer Silva View Profile