MLB

St. Louis Cardinals
2015 Avg.
.314
 
Career Avg.
.295
Name  Matt Carpenter
Born  11/26/1985
Height  6-3
Weight  215
Number  13
Position  3B
Bats  L
Throws  R
5/24/2015 6:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a home run during Sunday's win over Kansas City.
Insight: Carpenter also scored two runs and had two RBI. He is now hitting .323 with eight homers and 27 RBI this season.
 
5/14/2015 4:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer in the, 2-1, victory over the Indians.
Insight: Carpenter was 1-for-4 in the game with three strikeouts but hit the two-run bomb to put the Cardinals ahead in the eighth. He is hitting .322/.387/.612 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 121 at-bats this season.
 
5/12/2015 2:30:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (fatigue) is back in the starting lineup for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: There was some concern, as Carpenter was dealing with "extreme fatigue" but he is ready to roll again.
 
5/11/2015 4:10:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (fatigue) will rejoin the team for Tuesday's game against Cleveland.
Insight: There was some concern, as Carpenter was dealing with "extreme fatigue" but he is ready to roll again.
 
5/9/2015 6:04:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter will not play on Saturday due to what the St. Louis is calling "extreme fatigue".
Insight: The Cardinals are not playing Carpenter all weekend long in Pittsburgh due to his fatigue. Just another reminder to make sure he isn't in your lineup.
 
5/8/2015 4:00:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was not in Thursday's starting lineup and is not in Friday's lineup either.
Insight: He wasn't announced as injured, but we hope to get an update soon. Carpenter is hitting .333 with five home runs, 20 RBI and a 1.024 OPS in 108 at-bats this season, but he is just 2-for-18 over the past five games.
 
5/7/2015 11:32:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is not in Thursday's starting lineup, Mark Reynolds will start at the hot corner.
Insight: Carpenter is hitting .333 with five home runs, 20 RBI and a 1.024 OPS in 108 at-bats this season, but he is just 2-for-18 over the past five games.
 
Hot5/6/2015 9:20:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was 1-for-3 with a three-run homer in the, 7-4, victory over the Cubs on Tuesday.
Insight: Carpenter hit his bomb in the fifth and then also had a sacrifice fly in the sixth. His four RBI helped erase a, 4-1, deficit as the Cardinals were comeback kids again. Carpenter is hitting .346 with five home runs and 20 RBI in 104 at-bats this season.
 
Hot5/3/2015 7:06:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter had a solo home run in the, 3-2, victory over the Pirates on Sunday.
Insight: Carpenter hit his solo bomb in the first, and it appeared that would be all the Cardinals would need until the Pirates tied the game at one in the top of the ninth. Each team scored in the 12th, and then St. Louis won in the 14th. Carpenter is hitting .365 with four home runs and 16 RBI this season.
 
Hot4/25/2015 11:14:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .458 hitter (11-for-24) against Brewers starter Wily Peralta.
Insight: Carpenter has been on fire this spring, batting .387 with three homers and a 1.119 OPS. He's a must start in this favorable matchup.
 
Hot4/19/2015 10:38:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a home run in the, 2-1, victory over the Reds on Sunday night.
Insight: Carpenter hit a solo home run to leadoff the bottom of the first. Kolten Wong hit a sacrifice fly that scored the winning run for the Cardinals in the eighth. Carpenter is hitting .400 with two home runs and 10 RBI in 45 at-bats this season.
 
Hot4/18/2015 10:12:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career 15-for-25 (.600) against Reds starter Homer Bailey.
Insight: Carpenter has posted back-to-back two-hit games and now sees a pitcher he owns in Bailey who is making his first appearance of the season. That's a great matchup for Carpenter and he's a must-start.
 
4/16/2015 5:29:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was 2-for-4 with an RBI-double in the seventh inning versus the Brewers on Thursday.
Insight: Carpenter also scored on Matt Holliday's single in the first inning. He is hitting .364/.432/.576 with one home run and seven RBI in eight games this season.
 
4/12/2015 5:22:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter was the hero Sunday against the Reds.
Insight: His 2-for5 afternoon included the game-winning two run homer in the 11th inning. Carpenter finished with four RBIs and two runs scored as well.
 
4/7/2015 9:58:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .000 hitter (0-for-11) against Cubs starter Jake Arrieta.
Insight: The best news we can tell you is that he has walked four times in their matchups. Carpenter started the season Sunday night with a couple of singles in five trips, but has an unfavorable matchup on Tuesday and probably should be avoided.
 
Hot10/15/2014 10:35:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is a career .500 hitter Giants pitcher Ryan Vogelsong.
Insight: Carpenter has five hits in 10 at-bats versus Vogelsong. He also has a triple and RBI. Carpenter has seven extra-base hits, including four home runs, in seven postseason games this year.
 
Hot10/7/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is an RBI machine in the 2014 postseason.
Insight: Carpenter added two hits, including his third home run of the series, in Monday's 3-1 Cardinals victory. He's batting .500 in the three games with seven RBI. The seven RBI matches the total for his entire 26-game postseason career heading into this season.
 
10/5/2014 9:09:00 AM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer in the eighth in a losing effort against the Dodgers in Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday.
Insight: Carpenter hit his second home run of the series, a massive bomb to right center to tie the score 2-2. The Dodgers retook the lead in the bottom of the inning on Matt Kemp's solo shot. Carpenter is 4-for-8 with six RBI and three runs in addition to his two bombs as the series goes to St. Louis tied 1-1.
 
10/3/2014 10:43:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter had massive night at the plate.
Insight: He took Clayton Kershaw deep in the sixth inning, but the big blow came in the seventh, with a bases-clearing double, which gave the Cardinals a 7-6 lead. Carpenter finished his impressive night with four RBI, and was the biggest reason why St. Louis has a 1-0 series lead.
 
9/4/2014 1:37:00 PM
Description: Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is hitting .400 (6-for-15) with a home run and two RBI in his career against Brewers starters Wily Peralta.
Insight: Carpenter has not been able to live up to the high expectations he set last season when he led the league in runs (126), hits (199) and doubles (55). He is hitting .274 with 142 hits, 32 doubles and 89 runs.
 

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