Sun, 16 Nov 2014 10:12:08 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals are considering moving 3B Matt Carpenter out of the leadoff spot, in an effort to upgrade their offense. Carpenter could be moved to the No. 2 spot in the batting order, where some members of the organization believe the best hitter should hit, or he could be dropped to the No. 3 spot, with OF Matt Holliday becoming the cleanup hitter. "He's been so successful in the one hole," general John Mozeliak said. "He gets on base and along with that all of the positives of a leadoff hitter. But moving him deeper into that lineup is something that (manager Mike Matheny) has thought about in terms of implementing. It's just he and I talking out loud right now."
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 03:44:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, 2B Kolten Wong and OF Matt Holliday had leadoff doubles in the first, second and third innings. This marks the first occurrence of three leadoff doubles in the first three innings since the San Diego Padres did so on May 14, 2007 (Marcus Giles, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Khalil Greene).
Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:52:15 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 1B Matt Adams (illness) and 3B Matt Carpenter (illness) are both back in the starting lineup Monday, Sept. 22.
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 13:47:17 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (illness) is out of the lineup Saturday, Sept. 20, due to a stomach illness.
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:31:46 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter (wrist) suffered a left wrist injury in the top of the fourth inning against the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, July 9, while making a diving stop. He was checked out by a trainer but able to remain in the game.
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:54:26 -0700
Cincinnati Reds C Devin Mesoraco and 3B Todd Frazier, Milwaukee Brewers C Jonathan Lucroy, Atlanta Braves 1B Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers 2B Dee Gordon, New York Mets 2B Daniel Murphy, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro, St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, Colorado Rockies OF Charlie Blackmon, Pittsburgh Pirates OF Josh Harrison, San Francisco Giants OF Hunter Pence and Miami Marlins OF Giancarlo Stanton have been named as the reserves for the National League in the 2014 All-Star Game.
Tue, 17 Jun 2014 15:15:41 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter, 1B Matt Adams and 2B Kolten Wong are on the bench Tuesday, June 17, with the team facing a left-handed pitcher. Carpenter is 4-for-7 in his career against Niese, but manager Mike Matheny thinks Carpenter has been fatigued of late.
Wed, 14 May 2014 08:59:27 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter went 0-for-5 Tuesday, May 13, and is hitless in his last 13 at-bats.
Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:25:23 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter had four hits Wednesday, April 23.
Fantasy Tip: His average is back up to .296 after a slow start. He looks locked in and ready to take off.
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 17:59:14 -0700
St. Louis Cardinals 2B-3B Matt Carpenter was ejected from the game Monday, April 14, against the Milwaukee Brewers for arguing balls and strikes.