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Neither rain nor Baby Bears can deny Martinez, Cardinals sweep of Chicago

ST. LOUIS -- The tests keep coming for Carlos Martinez, and he keeps passing with flying colors. A new focus and maturity have brought the 23-year-old's immense talent to the forefront, leaving him much more comfortable on the mound. It showed again in the face of some unique challenges in a 4-1 win over the Cubs as Martinez threw six strong innings to lead St. Louis to a sweep with...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Martinez paces Cardinals to 4-1 win, sweep of Cubs

ST. LOUIS (AP) Carlos Martinez was stingy before and after a lengthy rain delay, and the St. Louis Cardinals hit a season-high six doubles to sweep the Chicago Cubs with a 4-1 victory Sunday night that extending their winning streak to six games. Jason Heyward, Yadier Molina and Matt Carpenter had run-scoring doubles for St. Louis, which is a major league-best 51-24. The Cardinals...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The dominant Carlos Martinez is no longer an “experiment” as a starter

One of the biggest questions the St. Louis Cardinals faced entering the 2015 season was what to do with their immensely talented albeit enigmatic young fireballer, Carlos Martinez. Use him in a setup role for closer Trevor Rosenthal? Stretch him out in long relief? Or slide him into the back end of a deep rotation? The Cardinals chose door number three, and have hit the jackpot....
Via OutsidePitchMLB
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez Found His Pitch

Carlos Martinez is a starting pitcher now. He’s not some guy who throws 75 pitches and four innings a game. This year he’s often exceeded triple digits, and he’s one of the big reasons why the St. Louis Cardinals are where they are despite the loss of some important players. Before the season, there was […]
Via Fangraphs
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: June 10

​ It’s a rather lean day across baseball, with a lot of newer faces going for teams across the league. Still, we dug in and found the best possible matchups for you. Check ’em out: Carlos Martinez (STL) vs. Chad Bettis (COL) 3:10 p.m. ET Martinez pushed his ERA below 3.00 for the first time since late April with seven strong innings against the Dodgers. Martinez has...
Via The Sports Post
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals, Martinez push to continue remarkable roll

Over the past two weeks, few teams have been hotter than the St. Louis Cardinals and no pitcher has been better than Carlos Martinez. The Los Angeles Dodgers will have to contend with both on Friday night when this four-game series between division leaders continues. Looking for their fourth consecutive win and 10th victory in 12 games, St. Louis (36-18) will turn to Martinez (5...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez Has A Great Day

Carlos Martinez had a big day on Tuesday. Are you ready for all the ‘DAAAWWWWWWS’? Then Brian Stull’s Twitter feed should tell the story. Carlos Martinez is celebrating Cinco de Mayo w kids are St. Cecelia #Cardinals #STLCards — Brian Stull (@StullySTL) May 5, 2015 Best recess EVER. Majority of the students have never been to a #STLCards game...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
May 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez’s home runs aren’t a concern

Carlos Martinez just finished his second start of the year moments ago. While I’m watching in the seventh, I’m hoping that the Cardinals hold on this time and he picks up his first win of the season. So far, Martinez has pitched exceedingly well, giving up 3 runs, 7 hits, and 5 walks while striking out 13 over 13 innings. He’s handled lefties reasonably well, and gone six innings...
Via Cardinals Farm
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez flips bat about 20 feet high (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez drew some unneeded attention to himself when he flipped his bat behind him in disgust and it flew about 20 feet high while grounding out during Sunday's game in Milwaukee. It happened in the top of the third just as Martinez hit a ground ball to second base. Martinez was frustrated with the easy out...
Via Holdout Sports
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Carlos Martinez is battling for Cardinals rotation? Who might he beat out?

The most interesting news out of the Cardinals Spring Training camp so far is that Carlos Martinez will be used as a starter.  It seemed almost a foregone conclusion that Martinez would be relegated to the pen.  The Cardinals return starters Adam Wainwright, Michael Wacha, Shelby Miller and Lance Lynn this year and Jaime Garcia appears to be fully recovered from 2013 shoulder surgery...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

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