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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||620.00||9.00||.281||67.00||102.00||3.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Arizona||8||2||0|| .333|| .250|| .250|
|vs Fiers (Career)||11||1||0|| .091||.091||.091|
|vs RHP||119||40||6|| .413|| .605|| .336|
|12/26/2014||Giancarlo Stanton, RF MIA|
Nolan Arenado, 3B COL
|Mike Fiers, SP MIL|
Cole Hamels, SP PHI
James Paxton, SP SEA
Aroldis Chapman, RP CIN
Matt Carpenter, 3B STL
|12/26/2014||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL|
Roenis Elias, SP SEA
|J.D. Martinez, RF DET|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAD
|12/26/2014||Adam Wainwright, SP STL||Matt Carpenter, 3B STL|
Michael Wacha, SP STL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter blasts eighth home run of the year
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(5/24/15) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 1 for 3 at the plate in St. Louis' 6-1 win over the Royals on Sunday.
Carpenter did his damage in the sixth when he belted a two-run home run off of Yordano Ventura, his eighth of the season. Carpenter, who also walked twice and struck out once, is now hitting .323 with 27 RBI in 158 at-bats this season.
"He's just a pro," Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said to MLB.com. "We're big fans of the way he goes about his work, how he plays the game and how he respects the game and his teammates."
Jason Heyward, Matt Carpenter out of Cardinals' lineup Tuesday
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/19/15) With the Cardinals facing a left-hander on Tuesday, manager Mike Matheny has loaded his lineup with right-handed bats. Both Jason Heyward and Matt Carpenter will start the game on the bench, despite the fact that both men are hitting over .300 against southpaws this season. In fact, Heyward. is hitting better against lefties than righties (.368 vs. .196).
Randal Grichuk will man right field and Pete Kozma is handling third base on Tuesday. Kolten Wong is the only left-handed bat in Matheny's starting lineup.
Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter hits team-leading seventh homerun
|by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer|
|(5/16/15) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter launched his seventh home run of the season in the team's 10-inning loss to the Tigers on Saturday. Carpenter's solo shot came off David Price in the bottom of the first to tie the game at one run apiece.
This was his fourth home run in May. At this time last year, Carpenter had just one home run so he seems to have solidified his pop early on in 2015.
Cardinals 3B Matt Carpenter plays role of hero in victory
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/14/15) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter struck out three times in his first three at-bats Thursday in Cleveland. Then he made up for it with one swing in the eighth inning.
"I was able to lay off a couple tough sinkers by (Marc) Rzepczynski and get one up in the zone and put a good swing on it," Carpenter said after the game, per MLB.com.
Carpenter blasted a two-run homer just over the outstretched glove of Michael Bourn in right-center to turn a potential 1-0 loss into a 2-1 lead that stood up. He has six home runs and 23 RBI on the year.
His .612 slugging percentage ranks sixth in the majors.
Cardinals' Matt Carpenter hits 15th double
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/12/15) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit his 15th double of the year in Tuesday's win over Cleveland.
Carpenter went 2 for 5, raising his average to .336. He scored twice and drove in his 21st run of the season.
|2014 summary: It was apparent something was off for Matt Carpenter from the beginning of 2014. He was striking out every fourth at-bat in April, up from every sixth at-bat in 2013. He got that under control in May and hit 30 of his 33 doubles thereafter, coming closer to his MLB-leading 55-doubles pace from the year before while also leading the NL with 95 walks. But the decline in batting average of nearly 50 points from 2013 never righted itself, taking him from MVP candidate to also-ran.|
Playing time status: Though he didn't live up to his 2014 numbers, Carpenter was still one of the top leadoff men in the game, reaching base at a .375 clip and scoring 99 runs. The Cardinals have discussed dropping him to third in the lineup, which would change the distribution of his runs and RBI without altering his value overall. Just something to keep in mind if you consider him a category specialist in Rotisserie leagues.
2015 outlook: Most likely, Carpenter will never have another season like he had in 2013. But given his high contact rate and line-drive approach, 2014 might be the floor for him, at least during the prime of his career, and he still ranked eighth among third basemen in Head-to-Head points leagues and ninth in Rotisserie. You can draft him as such in 2015 and hope for the possibility of more, especially after his playoff power surge.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/29/15||LAD||8:15 pm||Mike Bolsinger|
|5/30/15||LAD||7:15 pm||Carlos Frias|
|5/31/15||LAD||2:15 pm||Brett Anderson|
|6/1/15||MIL||8:10 pm||Mike Fiers|
|6/2/15||MIL||8:15 pm||Wily Peralta|
|6/3/15||MIL||1:45 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|6/4/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Brett Anderson|