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Cardinals pitchers and catchers report -- and so does Jim Hayes

The day has finally arrived. The St. Louis Cardinals have officially started spring training with pitchers and catchers reporting for duty in Jupiter, Florida. And boy did FOX Sports Midwest start off HOT with this fine tweet.  Reminder: It's spring training for everybody -- television athletes included. But the Michael Wacha-Kolten Wong mixup did produce a few snarky tweets that...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: Matt Carpenter Stays At The Top

A popular topic in Cardinal Nation and on Twitter is the leadoff spot for the St. Louis Cardinals. Who hits there in the 2015 season? Who deserves it?My answer to the two questions are easy. Matt Carpenter. There is no reason to move the reliable jack of all trades from the perch where he has performed above average during the past two seasons. Every argument loses merit because...
Via Cardinals Farm
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter And Yadier Molina Ranked By MLB Network

February 13, 2015 – St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter ranked seventh on MLB Network’s Top 10 Third Baseman Right Now! program last night, while teammate Yadier Molina ranked third on the Top 10 Catchers Right Now!. Carpenter finished one spot ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays’ Evan Longoria, and one spot behind the Texas Rangers’ Adrian Beltre. Martin finished...
Via i70baseball
13 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the 5 biggest stories from the past week at CardinalsFarm

Things are really heating up at CardinalsFarm.com. You can tell that Cards fans are starting to get fired up for the upcoming season. This past week was our first full week with the new and improved writing staff as Dan Buffa joined us the week before. Let’s take a look at the five most read stories from this past week.#5 – Cardinals place 4 on ESPN’s top 100 prospect list...
Via Cardinals Farm
25 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals: 5 reasons Matt Carpenter is worth every dime

When you put yourself out there as a “blogger” or “writer” or whatever you want to call what I do (blabbing about the St. Louis Cardinals), you do your best to respect others as they put themselves out there and take the risk of criticism from the keyboard gangsters who want to just rip apart anything they read. But when something is written that needs to be called out, like...
Via Cardinals Farm
29 days ago  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals lineup proposal for 2015

Now that we are through the Winter Warm-up and it has been a few weeks since the St. Louis Cardinals and general manager John Mozeliak have made a significant move, its time to start looking forward to spring training and the 2015 season. When Mozeliak was busy making moves, most notably, adding Jason Heyward to an offense that struggled to score runs in 2014, there was a lot of...
Via Cardinals Farm
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter’s Dad Wins National Coaching Honor

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter is one proud son. He has every right to be. Dad Rick Carpenter, baseball coach at Prosper (Texas) High School, has been named the 2014 National Coach of the Year in his sport by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Coaches Association. The elder Carpenter is one of 21 national winners, including boy’s...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #127: Matt Carpenter | 3B | STL

In 2013 Matt Carpenter scored 126 runs batting leadoff for St. Louis. The 2013 edition of the Cardinals were historically great at situational hitting, batting .330 as a team with RISP. The next closest team was Detroit at .282. It was those consistent, timely hits that propelled Carpenter over 120 runs on the year, and everyone expected regression. In fact, Carpenter became the...
Via Baseball Professor
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Monday Poll: Which St. Louis Cardinal would you start your team with?

The deep freeze of winter is an interesting time for baseball writers and blogs. Ideas for articles become tougher to come by and you start grasping at straws, while at the same time trying to keep the website above float in terms if its rankings with popular search engines. Over the past couple of days, I have had a tough time coming up with relevant and interesting ideas. I knew...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Finding a spot for Matt Carpenter in the St. Louis Cardinals lineup

During the 2014 season, it became apparent that the favorite activity of Cardinals fans was to scrutinize the lineups that manager Mike Matheny would put out on a daily basis. It seemed like every gameday there would be tons of people taking to twitter to offer criticism of the manager’s choice for that day, while some would offer their ideal lineup. For the most part, I decided...
Via Cardinals Farm
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Roundtable: What’s your lineup?

For week 2 of the our roundtable discussions, I asked Cardinal Nation to form a lineup for Opening Day 2015. It appears the starting 8 is set as Jason Heyward is firmly cemented in right field. Mike Matheny has plenty to work with when it comes to filling out the lineup. He has several options for the top of the lineup and has several left-handed hitters to fit in the order. Here...
Via Cardinals Farm
November 28, 2014  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: Matt Carpenter’s Big October

The St. Louis Cardinals downed the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Sunday night, knotting up the NLCS at one game apiece. Once again Matt Carpenter played a huge role in a Cardinals postseason victory. After hitting eight home runs in 158 regular season games, the Cardinals infielder has drilled four in six postseason matches. Carpenter burst onto the scene in 2013, his first full...
Via Baseball News Source
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ranking the top 10 performers in the MLB Playoffs thus far

It's no secret that dark-horse MLB stars step up and showcase their stuff on the October stage every season. Strong postseason performers are able to maintain the same calm, level-headed approach they would employ during a regular season game in April. There’s no questioning the fact that the playoffs present a prime opportunity for players to shine on the big stage. Here...
Via The Sports Daily
October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter leads Cardinals' power surge into NLCS

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter became a high-end leadoff man because of his smarts, production and ability to work counts. Now, add bat to be feared. The lefty swinging third baseman led the St. Louis Cardinals' sudden power surge in the NL Division Series, ending some of the chatter about the team's season-long, long-ball shortage. The Cardinals hit 105 homers during the season...
Via AP on Fox
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals’ late round draft success paying huge dividends this postseason

It is no secret that the St. Louis Cardinals minor league system has contributed to the team’s success these past few years, or even this year as the starting nine in Game 4 versus the Dodgers had only one player signed via free-agency, Jhonny Peralta. Six of the nine were Cardinal draftees, and two (Holliday and Grichuk) were acquired using Cardinal draft picks or minor league...
Via Cardinals Farm
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

John Lackey's big game and Kolten Wong's blast lead Cardinals to game three win

John Lackey came up big again and the Cardinals took advantage of the Dodgers shaky bullpen to win game three and give themselves a 2-1 lead in the NLDS.Lackey, who was acquired in a controversial trade in which the Cards gave up Allen Craig and Joe Kelly, lived up to his big game reputation, allowing just 1 run in 7 innings.  However, he was matched by Dodgers lefty Hyun-Jin Ryu...
Via Cardinals Fan in Cubs Land
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Wong, Carpenter long balls blast Cards past Dodgers in NLDS Game 3

  Kolten Wong hit a two-run homer to snap a seventh-inning tie, Matt Carpenter went deep for the third straight game and John Lackey lived up to his big-game reputation as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 3-1 Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five NL Division Series. Facing elimination in St. Louis for the second consecutive postseason, the Dodgers...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

St Louis Cardinals: trip to LA a success

Despite being shut down by Zack Greinke and losing Saturday night to a late Matt Kemp home run, the Cardinals left Los Angeles with the NLDS tied, having beat the best pitcher on the planet. There are plenty of positives and negatives to be taken from the first 2 games of the NLDS, but with the series the only one to tie at 1-1, the 2 most evenly matched teams of the postseason may...
Via isportsweb.com
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Matt Kemp lifts Dodgers to win with home run

After Matt Carpenter hit a two-run homer off J.P. Howell in the eighth to move the Cardinals into a 2-2 tie with the Dodgers, Los Angeles fans were nervous, especially after what happened on Friday with Clayton Kershaw. But fear not, Dodgers fans – Matt Kemp was on the scene to drag your club to a victory. Pat Neshek allowed just two homers to right-handed hitters during the entire...
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Beat Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw In 10-9 Slugfest In NLDS Opener

LOS ANGELES — Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a fiery National League Division Series opener Friday. It was 92 degrees at gametime, and things quickly got more heated during a surprising slugfest. St. Louis overcame...
Via NESN.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter sparks Cards' 8-run inning to top Kershaw, Dodgers in Game 1

  Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double off a wilting Clayton Kershaw in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a fiery NL Division Series opener Friday. It was 92 degrees at gametime, and things quickly got more heated during a surprising slugfest. St. Louis overcame a five-run deficit against...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals extend surge, take down Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI -- Matt Carpenter broke a scoreless tie with his two-run single in the seventh inning, Matt Adams added a three-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their surge in the NL Central by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Monday night. St. Louis has won nine of 10, going from two games out to a season-high 4 1/2 games up in the division. The Cardinals are 10-3 against...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals extend surge, beat Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) Matt Carpenter broke a scoreless tie with his two-run single in the seventh inning, Matt Adams added a three-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their surge in the NL Central by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Monday night. St. Louis has won nine of 10, going from two games out to a season-high 4 1/2 games up in the division. The Cardinals are 10-3...
Via AP on Fox
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals extend surge, take down Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI -- Matt Carpenter broke a scoreless tie with his two-run single in the seventh inning, Matt Adams added a three-run homer, and the St. Louis Cardinals extended their surge in the NL Central by beating the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Monday night. St. Louis has won nine of 10, going from two games out to a season-high 4 1/2 games up in the division. The Cardinals are 10-3 against...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Carpenter, Cardinals beat Phillies in 12 innings

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Matt Carpenter hit a sacrifice fly in the 12th inning, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals over the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 on Saturday night. Jhonny Peralta homered for the Cardinals, who have won eight of 10 and closed within a half-game of NL Central-leading Milwaukee. Ryan Howard homered and Marlon Byrd and Carlos Ruiz each drove in a pair of runs for the Phillies...
Via AP on Fox
August 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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