|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||32.00||.272||94.00||76.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Dodgers||23||5||1|| .250|| .391|| .217|
|vs Collmenter (Career)||1||1||0||1.000||1.000||1.000|
|vs RHP||406||129||12|| .349|| .505|| .318|
|Last 7 Games|
Cardinals' Matt Adams hits solo shot in losing effort
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
|(10/17/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams hit a home run Thursday against the Giants.
Adams struck in the top of the fourth inning. With the bases empty, Adams clubbed a 78 mph curveball from Madison Bumgarner out to right for the solo shot. It was Adams' only hit of the night. He finished 1 for 3, with one run scored and one RBI.
Matt Adams smacks three-run home run in NLDS clincher
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(10/7/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams wenet 1 for 3 with a three-run home run in his team's 3-2 Game 4 win over the Dodgers Tuesday as the Cardinals advance to the National League Championship Series by a three-games-to-one margin.
The Cardinals could get nothing going against Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw through the first six innings, but after two guys quickly reached base in the seventh, Adams delivered a blast into the home bullpen in right field to put St. Louis ahead for good. The Cardinals will face the winner of the Giants-Nationals series in the NLCS.
Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams back in the lineup
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
|(9/22/14) After sitting out with a stomach bug, both Matt Carpenter and Matt Adams returned to the Cardinals' starting lineup for Monday's game at the Cubs. Neither player has appeared in a game since Friday.
Matt Carpenter, Matt Adams out Saturday with illness
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(9/20/14) Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter and first baseman Matt Adams are not in the starting lineup Saturday due to stomach illness, MLB.com reports.
Matt Adams returns to lineup Tuesday
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
|(9/16/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is back in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Brewers, after missing one game with an oblique injury. This has been an ongoing issue for Adams, who is hitting just .189 in 11 September games.
|In 2012, the Cardinals gave Allen Craig, an intriguing part-timer with an impressive minor-league track record, an everyday role, and he went on to finish 19th in NL MVP voting. In 2013, they gave Matt Carpenter, who had a similar history but was in some ways less established than Craig, an everyday role, and he went on to finish fourth in NL MVP voting. Maybe Matt Adams will win the darn thing in 2014. The Cardinals freed up first base for him this offseason by letting Carlos Beltran walk, allowing Craig to shift to the outfield, and you can understand why. Adams fared well in an every-fifth-day sort of apprenticeship role for the first five months last year but really hit his stride when he got to fill in for an injured Craig in September, batting .315 with eight home runs and a .952 OPS in 92 at-bats for the month. He's a different type of player than both Craig and Carpenter, projecting to hit 30-plus homers over a full season, but judging from his .318 batting average over five minor-league seasons, he may not be just a one-trick pony. Because of his limited experience, Adams will slip to the late rounds in some drafts, but those who buy what the Cardinals are selling will target him among the Anthony Rizzo class of first basemen.
(Updated 1/6/14) |
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