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Carpenter’s Hot Streak Silences Craig Comparisons

Because #stlcards is the standard Twitter hashtag for news about the St. Louis Cardinals, I follow it. However, I have a love-hate relationship with it, as any nuggets of wisdom seem to be fewer and farther between. Anyone and everyone who has something to say seems to use the hashtag with a lot of it reactionary to say the least. Most of them don’t seem to bother to read the others...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Matt Carpenter belongs in the leadoff spot

The Cardinals won a wild one Thursday night against the Colorado Rockies, and boy did they need it. The walk-off 9-8 win ended the Cardinals two-game skid and (hopefully) jump started a St. Louis offense that has been in a terrible funk this week. Most importantly, the man right in the thick of the offensive outburst was third baseman Matt Carpenter. Carpenter had arguably his best...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Curtis: How to look at the downswing of Matt Carpenter

Over the opening month of the 2015 season, the St. Louis Cardinals’ third baseman was making an early case for the National League Most Valuable Player Award. Matt Carpenter hit thirteen “two-baggers” in the month of April out of his familiar leadoff spot. An exceptional start to the season led us to believing that this season would slap his very good 2013 in the face. Well...
Via STLSportsMinute
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter on his July Youth Camp, His Dad and His Future

Perhaps more so than any other St. Louis Cardinals player, Matt Carpenter personifies the self-made, tough, never-give-up image of one of baseball’s most successful franchises. The third baseman was born into a Texas baseball family headed by one of the nation’s most successful coaches and now wants to share his knowledge with the youths of the St. Louis area. Carpenter is hosting...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
June 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals value Carpenter's plate discipline more than his TCU coach did

ST. LOUIS -- When Matt Carpenter played at TCU, he showed the same dogged discipline at the plate that he does for the Cardinals. But in college, his excellent eye wasn't always so appreciated. "I didn't need him to lead off. I needed him to hit," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said Wednesday. "He would get in 3-1 counts with a runner on first and second and that pitch would be right...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Why Matt Carpenter has been the biggest surprise

Matt Carpenter, the St. Louis Cardinals’ starting third baseman has been coming through for the ball club at a very consistent rate in 2014. Carpenter currently leads the starting players with an impressive .378 on base percentage, racking up 78 hits on the season so far. The utility player holds a .287 batting average with 272 trips to the plate. The 28-year-old lefty also poses...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter grinds away patiently waiting to find 'groove' at the plate

ST. LOUIS -- Most of his teammates already had headed into their Sunday night when Matt Carpenter, still in uniform, entered the Cardinals' clubhouse. He quickly changed into his workout shorts and hustled out the other door. Wow, you think, this guy really does work hard. The Cardinals had just finished a stretch of nine games in 10 days with a day off coming on Monday and he's...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
May 19, 2014  |  Discuss

What Is The Matt-er with St. Louis Cardinals Offense?

Losses in the first two games of their three-game set with the National League Central division leading Milwaukee Brewers has many St. Louis Cardinals fans wondering if the 2014 Cardinals are ever going to snap out of the collective offensive funk they have been in for the entire month of April. With these two losses to the Brewers the Redbirds now trail the Brew Crew by 6.5 games...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

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 strikeouts are...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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