Found April 18, 2012 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS A game after going 4-for-4 with a triple, home run and five RBI to lead the Cardinals past the Chicago Cubs, rookie Matt Carpenter did it again Tuesday. Pinch-hitting with the bases loaded and one out in the tenth inning, Carpenter lined a sacrifice fly to right field to score pinch-runner Tyler Greene from third base and give the Cardinals a 2-1 win. "My heart was pumping a little bit," Carpenter said. "That's one of those situations as a hitter you dream of, a chance to win the game. Coming off the bench like that, in that situation with the bases loaded, it's a lot of fun and it's a lot more fun when you pull it off. " The left-handed hitting Carpenter was selected to pinch-hit, despite Reds lefty Bill Bray being on the mound. Right-handed batters Tony Cruz and Shane Robinson were available to hit, but Matheny's choice of Carpenter paid off. "I feel comfortable against leftys," Carpenter said. "I've never faced...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Beltran making immediate impact for Cards

ST. LOUIS The Cardinals knew they were getting an All-Star caliber player when they signed outfielder Carlos Beltran to a two-year contract over the offseason. They had no idea they were getting an All-Star person. Two weeks into the young season Beltran has proven to be worth every penny of the Cardinals' 26 million investment for the next two years. On the field he's...

Second chance for replica Cardinals World Series ring

Prior to last Sunday’s game at Busch Stadium, the St. Louis Cardinals held their ceremony to present 2011 World Championship rings to players, coaches and staff. Fans who attended the game received their own collectible version, as well. In case there was any doubt about the popularity of these wearable replica World Series rings, they are already being sold on ebay for $100 or...

Lohse pitches well but doesn't get 'W'

The Cardinals' starting pitching continued its outstanding run Tuesday night when righty Kyle Lohse, who has had three brilliant starts, stifled the Cincinnati Reds on four hits and no runs for seven innings. Lohse has permitted only two runs in 20 13 innings. He is only 2-0, however, because after manager Mike Matheny took him out of the game after the seventh inning, the Cardinals...

Cardinals World Series 8-disc set trivia: “Minors up the middle”

Correctly answer a multi-part St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia question and win a free 2011 World Series Champions Collectors Edition DVD Set from The Cardinal Nation Blog and A+E Networks Home Entertainment/MLB Productions. This is the final of our series of St. Louis Cardinals-related trivia questions here at The Cardinal Nation Blog. Before responding, please familiarize yourself...

Lohse delivers yet another gem for Cards

ST. LOUIS Some might not remember that Kyle Lohse led the Cardinals starting rotation in both wins and ERA last year. The way he's pitching in 2012, a lot more folks might soon start catching on. Lohse turned in another outstanding start Tuesday, tossing seven shutout innings on just four hits in the Cardinals' 2-1 win in 10 innings over the Cincinnati Reds. The right...

Cardinals take down Reds in extra innings

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Carpenter hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. David Freese walked to lead off the 10th off Sam LeCure (0-1). Tyler Greene came in as a pinch-runner and advanced on a sacrifice by Yadier Molina. After an intentional walk, reliever Bill Bray entered and...

Dugout Digest - Cardinals rolling

The Cardinals beat the Reds 11-1 last night, their fourth win in five games against their division rival. Oddly, the Cardinals have played all buy one game so far this season against NL Central teams, and they're 8-3 in those 11 games. This streak against NL Central opponents will continue for awhile, with 16 more games against NL Central teams until their first series against...

Cardinals 11, Reds 1

Jaime Garcia pitched seven effective innings and hit a two-run triple, Carlos Beltran homered again and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their winning streak to a season-high four games Wednesday night with an 11-1 rout of the slumping Cincinnati Reds. Beltran hit a two-run shot, his fifth homer overall and second of the series. Tyler Greene also had a two-run homer while Rafael...

Memphis Redbirds Notebook: 2012 Week 2

The St. Louis Cardinals Triple-A affiliate broke up its nine-game losing streak with a pair of wins.

BABIP Leaders: Wright, Freese, and Kemp Start Strong

Calculations! Every year, some players start hot, others start cold. In the past, when a player had a high BABIP to start the season, we said, “Oh, well he’s lucky. His numbers will come down.” But now we can say with greater certainty, using Fielding Independent wOBA (or FI wOBA), what a player’s wOBA would actually regress to, given their performance in other areas. Let’s...

Reds-Cardinals Preview

Despite Albert Pujols' departure and injuries to Lance Berkman and David Freese, the St. Louis Cardinals have gotten off to a fast start. That's due in part to Matt Carpenter and Kyle Lohse, and the duo may give their team a good opportunity to keep it going in a matchup with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. Carpenter hopes to get the chance to follow a five-RBI performance...

Cardinals major league notebook: 04/16/12

The Cardinals are hitting on all cylinders despite injuries to several key offensive players. Fill-in Matt Carpenter starred in the Cubs series.

Cardinals 2, Reds 1(10)

Matt Carpenter hit a bases-loaded sacrifice fly in the 10th inning to give the St. Louis Cardinals to a 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. David Freese walked to lead off the 10th off Sam LeCure (0-1). Tyler Greene came in as a pinch-runner and advanced on a sacrifice by Yadier Molina. After an intentional walk, reliever Bill Bray entered and walked Daniel Descalso...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.