ST. LOUIS The framed Lance Berkman jersey still hangs on his bedroom wall inside his parent's house. But if Matt Carpenter keeps hitting like this, Berkman may soon ask for his jersey.
Carpenter completed an impressive weekend with a Sunday he'll likely remember the rest of his life, going 4-for-4 with a triple, five RBIs and his first career big league home run to help the Cardinals beat the Chicago Cubs, 10-3, at Busch Stadium.
All while doing so as a replacement for his favorite player growing up in Houston.
"I don't think I could have wrote it up any better," Carpenter said. "It's just one of those special days, special weekends, and I'm just really happy about it."
Starting all three games at first base because of a calf injury to Berkman, the rookie more than made the most of his opportunity. Carpenter went 7-for-12 with a double, two triples, a home run and seven RBI.
On his first Opening Day roster because of injuries to Skip Schumaker and Allen Craig, Carpenter has he...