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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||150.00||9.00||6.00||0.00||3.42||1.26||147.00||53.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers|| 8.1||0||0|| 4.32||0||5||9|
|vs LHB|| 36.2||0||0|| 5.65||0||22||19|
|vs RHB|| 52.2||0||0|| 2.91||0||14||65|
|12/26/2014||Carlos Martinez, RP STL|
Randal Grichuk, CF STL
|Gregor Blanco, CF SF|
Tony Watson, RP PIT
|12/25/2014||Carlos Martinez, RP STL|
Randall Delgado, RP ARI
Tim Hudson, SP SF
|Aaron Sanchez, RP TOR|
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
|12/24/2014||Carlos Martinez, RP STL|
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
|Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS|
Nick Markakis, RF ATL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez goes three scoreless innings
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(3/21/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez was able to throw three scoreless innings Saturday. It was a bounce back performance for Martinez, who struggled in his last appearance, giving up five runs. Martinez is in wait-and-see mode as the final roster cut downs get closer and closer, reports MLB.com.
"They haven't talked to me about it. My goal is to help the team. But my mentality right now is as a starter," Martinez said through an interpreter. "It's up to them, the manager and the front office, to decide that. My idea is to help the team in any position they put me. But, as I mentioned, my mentality is to be a starter."
Matheny understands the difficult position Martinez is in.
"I'll say that for any of these guys that don't achieve what they're trying to achieve and what they work all winter for, what they're dreaming about and their aspirations in this game, I think they all have a sense of disappointment about not being where they want to be," Matheny said. "But I don't think it lasts very long for guys who go about it the right way. And I think he understands, if we get specifically to Carlos, where we are right now. We've been very honest with him. Just go out and pitch and we're going to try to do what's best for the team. Don't get too distracted by all the scenarios, even though we know they need to be talked about."
Cardinals' Carlos Martinez slammed in Sunday's spring start
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(3/15/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez struggled Sunday, allowing five earned runs on four hits and two walks in 3 1/3 innings while striking out one in his team's tie with the Twins.
Martinez came into the game with just one earned run allowed in 4 2/3 innings, but Sunday's dud gives him a 6.75 ERA in eight innings. He's competing for the fifth spot in the rotation this spring.
"Carlos also had two extremely impressive outings, and this one wasn't as bad as it looked," manager Mike Matheny said. "The door's open. It's just competition. We're truly trying to watch with an open mind to see what looks the best. Obviously we have a lot of games left, a long way to go to get everybody there."
Cardinals' Carlos Martinez dominates in early start
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/5/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez dominated on Thursday against the Marlins.
Martinez tossed two perfect innings, striking out three batters in the process. The 23-year-old is considered a strong favorite for the fifth spot in the rotation, but must beat out Jaime Garcia and Marco Gonzales for the role.
Following the start, Martinez said throwing strikes was his main goal. "I tried to focus on every pitch and be on the zone," Martinez said. "That's basically my main focus right now, to concentrate on the strike zone. That's how I want to work until the end."
Martinez posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last season.
Cardinals' Carlos Martinez to pitch on Thursday
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(3/2/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez will get the start on Thursday against the Marlins, according to MLB.com.
Martinez is expected to throw around 40 pitches during the start. The club is hoping Martinez goes two innings. Martinez prepared for the start by throwing two simulated innings against the Cardinals on Monday. Martinez, who is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation, said he just needs to go out and perform.
"I need to go out and perform," he said. "I'm going to keep focused and have the same mentality to do my best even though it's the first [start]. Every time I take the mound, I'm going to feel like it's the last one."
Martinez, 23, posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last year.
Cardinals' Martinez hoping maturity helps him earn a spot
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(2/23/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez is hoping his maturity will help him win a spot in the team's rotation, according to the Associated Press.
The 23-year-old Martinez has already been the talk of camp, and it has nothing to do with his pitching. "A year ago you'd just see a kid bounding around here. It's amazing the transformation," manager Mike Matheny said. "In general there's a whole different demeanor to him."
Martinez believes there's a reason for that. After getting some time in the rotation last year, Martinez pitched well in winter ball during the offseason. He believes that experience will help him this season. "What I want to let everyone know is that I do have a little more experience, and with experience comes a little maturity," he said. "I hope to build off of that."
Martinez seems to be the favorite for the team's fifth starter job, but he'll have to perform in order to win that role. "He's going to be given a lot of opportunities to win that spot, but he has to earn it," general manager John Mozeliak said.
Martinez posted a 4.03 ERA over 89 1/3 innings last year.
|2014 summary: After doing everything he could to secure a rotation spot in spring training, Carlos Martinez began 2014 in the bullpen and got into such bad habits there that by the time a rotation spot finally did open for him in mid-June, he didn't do enough to keep it, lasting only seven starts. But he ironed things out in the bullpen, compiling a 0.49 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 8.3 strikeouts per nine innings in his final 17 appearances.|
Playing time status: The Cardinals saw enough progress from Martinez to go ahead and free up a rotation spot for him this offseason, trading Shelby Miller to the Braves. He was too high-caliber of a prospect for them not to force the issue eventually.
2015 outlook: Martinez could probably lose that spot with a dreadful spring, but assuming he holds up his end of the bargain, he'll be an obvious sleeper on Draft Day -- particularly in Head-to-Head points leagues, where his relief pitcher eligibility should make him a standout at that position. He could be a standout at starting pitcher as well, but even if he takes to the role right away, he'll probably face some innings limitations at some point.
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