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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 LHB|| 23.0||0||0|| 3.91||0||13||20|
|vs RHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 3.26||0||11||36|
|12/26/2014||Carlos Martinez, SP STL|
Randal Grichuk, CF STL
|Gregor Blanco, RF SF|
Tony Watson, RP PIT
|12/25/2014||Carlos Martinez, SP STL|
Randall Delgado, RP ARI
Tim Hudson, SP SF
|Aaron Sanchez, SP TOR|
Brett Cecil, RP TOR
Neftali Feliz, RP TEX
|12/24/2014||Carlos Martinez, SP STL|
Andrew Miller, RP NYY
|Xander Bogaerts, SS BOS|
Nick Markakis, RF ATL
|Last 10 Games|
Cardinals' Carlos Martinez has seven shutout IP in no-decision
|by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com|
|(5/25/15) Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez pitched seven shutout innings Monday. The St. Louis bullpen allowed Arizona to tie the game, however, causing Martinez to settle for a no-decision.
"Carlos was real good," manager Mike Matheny said, per MLB.com. "Shame we couldn't get him a win for that. But to get through seven and be able to make some tough pitches when he had to, he had some of that consistency today."
Martinez has not allowed a run in his last two starts, spanning 13 1/3 innings. On Sunday, he allowed five hits, walked out two and struck out eight.
His next start will be Sunday against the Dodgers.
Cardinals P Carlos Martinez strikes out 5 in win
|by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com|
|(5/20/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez did not allow an earned run during Wednesday night's 9-0 win over the Mets.
This was a strong game from Martinez, who previously gave up 16 earned runs over his last three games. Martinez struck out five, walked two and gave up four hits. He now holds an ERA of 4.08 for the season.
Martinez went 6 1/3 innings in the win and improved his record to 4-2.
His next start is projected for May 25 against the Diamondbacks.
Solid sinker means no stinker for Cardinals P Carlos Martinez
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(5/16/15) Cardinals right-hander Carlos Martinez has followed three straight winning starts with three winless ones, but his latest provided encouragement.
Martinez allowed 14 runs on 16 hits in nine innings in losing his previous two outings. His ERA had soared from 1.73 to 4.89. But he could take comfort Friday after a solid effort against dangerous Detroit in which he gave up two runs in five innings and matched a season-high with eight strikeouts.
The difference was his sinker. "I felt a lot better than the last couple times that I threw," Martinez told MLB.com. I felt much better with the sinker. The sinker was working good today in the strike zone and down."
Matheny concurred, but added that Martinez is still simply throwing too many pitches to go deep into games. He threw just 63 percent of his pitches for strikes Friday.
"He just can't average 20 pitches an inning," Matheny said. "It's not going to work out real well for you ... the stuff is there. He looks good. He's just going to have to be more on the plate with it."
He also can't continue giving up home runs. The one blasted by Yoenis Cespedes was the seventh he has allowed in 40 innings - all solo jobs. The rest of the St. Louis rotation has yielded eight in a combined 165 1/3 innings.
Cardinals P Carlos Martinez strikes out eight in Friday's loss
|by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com|
|(5/15/15) Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez allowed two runs on seven hits over five innings of work during Friday's 10-4 loss to the Tigers.
Martinez tied his season high with eight strikeouts, but he received the loss for his effort. He also walked two batters and allowed a solo home run to Yoenis Cespedes in the second inning.
Martinez (3-2) had allowed 14 runs in his last two outings before Friday's start. He was able to lower his ERA from 4.89 to 4.73. His next expected start is scheduled for Wednesday at the New York Mets.
Cardinals mull six-man rotation, prefer Garcia to Gonzales
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(5/10/15) The Cardinals are considering moving to a six-man rotation to help battle the loss of ace Adam Wainwright, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
"It’s not something we would rule out," general manager John Mozeliak said Saturday. "It’s something we’ve talked about, but we haven’t decided if that’s the best option for us. It’s something I think a lot about, and I know (manager) Mike (Matheny) and (pitching coach Derek Lilliquist) do too. It’s on the table."
With Michael Wacha and Carlos Martinez not being ticketed for 200-inning seasons, the team is considering whether to roll out a six-man rotation or to go with a five-man rotation and periodically skip starts of the two younger pitchers while giving others spot starts in their place. However, a six-man rotation could throw off the routines of Lance Lynn and John Lackey. If the team does opt for a five-man rotation, Jaime Garcia is the preferred long-term option over Marco Gonzales.
"If Jaime is good to go, we’ll try to find a spot in the rotation for him," Mozeliak said. "When he’s been healthy, Jaime has been a very good pitcher."
Garcia is set to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Memphis Sunday.
|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.
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|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||Matt Garza|
|6/2/15||MIL||8:15 pm||Mike Fiers|
|6/3/15||MIL||1:45 pm||Jimmy Nelson|
|6/4/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Carlos Frias|
|6/5/15||@ LAD||10:10 pm||Brett Anderson|
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