|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||570.00||32.00||.272||94.00||76.00||1.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|Oblique - Questionable for Sept. 16 vs. Milwaukee|
|vs Colorado||18||6||3|| .368|| .833|| .333|
|vs Lyles (Career)||3||2||0|| .667||.667||.667|
|vs RHP||377||120||12|| .347|| .512|| .318|
|09/08/2014||Matt Adams, 1B STL||Zach Britton, RP BAL|
Billy Butler, DH KC
Chris Tillman, SP BAL
|09/06/2014||Matt Adams, 1B STL|
Craig Kimbrel, RP ATL
|Kendrys Morales, DH SEA|
Glen Perkins, RP MIN
|09/06/2014||Yan Gomes, C CLE||Matt Adams, 1B STL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Matt Adams sits with oblique issue |
|by Al Melchior | Data Analyst|
(9/14/14) FOXSports.com reports that Matt Adams is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup on Sunday due to a tight oblique. Daniel Descalso got the nod at first base against the Rockies in Adams' absence.
Adams missed a pair of games earlier this month due to the same issue.
|Matt Adams sitting Friday against lefty |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/12/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams is out of the lineup for the Friday night game against Colorado left-hander Jorge De La Rosa.
Adams is batting .191 against southpaws this season.
|Matt Adams slugs 14th home run Saturday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(9/6/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams went 1 for 4 with a two-run home run in his team's 5-3 win over the Brewers Saturday.
Adams had managed just one home run since July 19 before his first-inning blast Saturday. He's slowed down considerably over the last few weeks, going just 7 for 52 in his last 15 games. Still, Adams has hit .291/.321/.465 with 14 home runs and 59 RBI in 467 at-bats.
|Matt Adams remains on bench Friday with oblique issue |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/5/14) Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams remains out for the Friday night game in Milwaukee.
Adams has been dealing with an oblique injury. He had been in a 7-for-52 slump and had not managed a multi-hit game since Aug. 18.
|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) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|9/16/14||MIL||8:15 pm||Wily Peralta|
|9/17/14||MIL||8:15 pm||Mike Fiers|
|9/18/14||MIL||8:15 pm||Kyle Lohse|
|9/19/14||CIN||8:15 pm||David Holmberg|
|9/20/14||CIN||7:15 pm||Mike Leake|
|9/21/14||CIN||8:05 pm||Alfredo Simon|
|9/22/14||@ CHC||8:05 pm||Jake Arrieta|