Here's why Matt Carpenter's at-bats have been going much better than you think

At first glance, Matt Carpenter's quest to build on his breakout 2013 season doesn't appear to be off to a rousing start. He is hitting a so-so .275 with a less-than-robust .327 slugging percentage and, after setting all kinds of doubles records a year ago, hasn't had a single two-base hit in the Cardinals' first 15 games. His swing-and-miss rate is up, and his 13...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Carpenter makes funny face

We’ve gotten some pretty great baseball GIFs so far in this young season, but this one – featuring Matt Carpenter’s derp face – is definitely the greatest, and it may never be topped for the rest of the year. If that derp face is juicin’ (and it very well may be) it’s still getting into the Hall of Fame on the first ticket. That’s about as good as it gets, ladies and...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

A Recent History Of Cardinals Ejections

Matt Carpenter… come on down. You’re the first Cardinal ejection for 2014! The Cardinals only had 7 total ejections in 2013: 4 by manager Mike Matheny. 1 by Yadier Molina. 1 by Daniel Descalso. And 1 by John Axford. And while it looked like home plate umpire Bob Davidson was about to run Mike Matheny when he came out to argue Carpenter’s ejection, he didn’t. Which is rare...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Wacha lead Cardinals over Cubs 6-4

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter drove in three runs, leading Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals over the Chicago Cubs 6-4 Sunday. The Cardinals took two of three from the Cubs. Chicago has lost three of four overall. Carpenter hit a two-run single in the second inning and added a sacrifice fly in the fourth that put St. Louis ahead to stay at 4-3. Wacha (2-0) allowed three runs...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Wainwright help Cardinals top Cubs 10-4

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Adams homered, Matt Carpenter drove in two runs and Adam Wainwright saved a tired bullpen by lasting seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals in their 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday. It was hardly a vintage performance by Wainwright (2-1), who helped his own cause with an RBI single. He gave up a homer to Junior Lake on his first pitch and allowed six...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals 2014 season roster preview: Hitters

As the 2014 Major League Baseball season opens up this week, it is time to look at the defending National League Champion St. Louis Cardinals, and what their roster will look like.  Here is a look at the Cards’ lineup and what to expect from each hitter.  Matt Carpenter, 3B – Carpenter was perhaps the game’s best leadoff hitter last season, so there is no need to tinker...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals working on extension with Matt Carpenter

getty images The St. Louis Cardinals and third baseman Matt Carpenter are working on a multt-year contract extension. General manager John Mozeliak told the Post-Dispatch on Wednesday evening that he had been in discussion with Carpenter’s agent. The 28-year-old Carpenter is not arbitration-eligible until 2015. Still the Cardinals are hoping they can lock him up before his arbitration...
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: What to expect of Matt Carpenter

The 2013 St. Louis Cardinals had a great deal of success, winning 97 games and the National League Pennant, but it is very scary to think how different the season might have looked for the Cards if it were not for Matt Carpenter.  Carpenter enjoyed a breakout season and moved to fill two spots of need for the Cardinals, second base and leadoff hitter, both new spots for Carpenter...
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter finds his doppelganger in Sochi

  ST. LOUIS -- If Charles Hamelin ever needs a body double, Matt Carpenter could be his guy. At least Matt Carpenter seems to think so. The St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday morning of his "twin" -- Hamelin, the Canadian short-track speedskater. The photo was accompanied by the words: "Not sure when I became an Olympic skater...
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February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter for MVP: Now it’s Getting Serious

Several months I wrote this article arguing that Matt Carpenter could win the MVP. In the article I pointed out how it wasn’t such a wild idea; how he had the numbers for the sabermetrics community along with being a professional workhorse who switched positions for the betterment of the team, which pleases the more traditionalist crowd. I finished the article with: So all of this...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

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