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Conspiracy Theories: Jose Fernandez

With the Cardinals picking up Jedd Gyorko this morning (a move I really liked, but I’ll get into that later), it got my mind running through reason to make the trade. Sure Gyorko would make a great utility player and be able to give Kolten Wong, Matt Carpenter, and Jhonny Peralta the occasional day off, [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals 2016 Promotional Schedule

  ST. LOUIS, December 1, 2015 – Today the St. Louis Cardinals released the 2016 promotional schedule complete with more than 50 giveaway items for ticketed-fans. This year’s amplified schedule features many fan-favorites including seven bobbleheads, three replica rings, two sweatshirts, and seven replica jerseys, as well as brand-new items like the Adult Dress Socks (June 19...
Via i70baseball
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brayan Pena: The Anti-Carpenter

There was a lot of talk about Matt Carpenter becoming a power hitter this year. There was a lot of praise handed in his direction for dropping some discipline to instead blast 28 home runs to lead a power hungry team. Carpenter’s transition, at least one year in, was a good thing. His K rate did skyrocket, which did lead to some frustration; however his power ended up providing...
Via STLSportsMinute
December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs top Cardinals 6-3, even NLDS at one game apiece

The Chicago Cubs rebounded from a dormant Game 1 against the St. Louis Cardinals, topping the NL Central champions 6-3 in Game 2 of the NL Division Series to even the series at two games apiece. As expected, the Cardinals got on the board early. In the first inning, Matt Carpenter led off the Cardinals’ half of the game with a homer, giving St. Louis a 1-0 lead and bringing a sense...
Via The Outside Corner
October 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' offense gets power boost from leadoff man Carpenter

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter really muscled up this season. The St. Louis Cardinals leadoff man hit 28 homers, more than his first three major league seasons combined. Carpenter struck out a lot more, too, but it seemed to be a worthy trade-off. "He's having an incredible season, an incredible season," manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday, two days ahead of the NL Division Series opener...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals' offense gets power boost from leadoff man Carpenter

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter really muscled up this season. The St. Louis Cardinals leadoff man hit 28 homers, more than his first three major league seasons combined. Carpenter struck out a lot more, too, but it seemed to be a worthy trade-off. "He's having an incredible season, an incredible season," manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday, two days ahead of the NL Division Series opener...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter's career-high 28 homers boost Cardinals offense

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter really muscled up this season. The St. Louis Cardinals leadoff man hit 28 homers, more than his first three major league seasons combined. Carpenter struck out a lot more, too, but it seemed to be a worthy trade-off. ''He's having an incredible season, an incredible season,'' manager Mike Matheny said Wednesday, two days ahead of the NL Division Series...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals Look to Carry a Sensational Regular Season into the Postseason

PITTSBURGH, PA – SEPTEMBER 30: Jason Heyward #22, Jon Jay #19, and Matt Carpenter #13 of the St Louis Cardinals congratulate teammates following their division clinching 11-1 win against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the game at PNC Park on September 30, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images) The St. Louis Cardinals were the only team in baseball...
Via The Sports Journal
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter's slugging percentage in leadoff spot is historically studly

Third baseman Matt Carpenter has sacrificed some points off his batting average since he started powering up this season, but there is no arguing that he supplies a unique dimension to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup. Carpenter is slugging well over .600 from the leadoff spot in the order. Dating back 101 years, not many hitters can match that type of power at the top of the order...
Via Fox Sports
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter's slugging percentage in leadoff spot is historically studly

Third baseman Matt Carpenter has sacrificed some points off his batting average since he started powering up this season, but there is no arguing that he supplies a unique dimension to the St. Louis Cardinals' lineup. Carpenter is slugging well over .600 from the leadoff spot in the order. Dating back 101 years, not many hitters can match that type of power at the top of the order...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
October 02, 2015  |  Discuss

St. Louis Cardinals clinch third straight NL Central title

The St. Louis Cardinals are champions of the NL Central for the third straight season. “This is real special, just because of the adversity that was thrown at us,” said Matt Carpenter. “We talked about what’s happened in the calendar year. You have a teammate pass away in Oscar [Taveras]. You just have player after player hit the DL. You lose your ace. You lose your three...
Via Sports-Glory
October 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: The tough guys of baseball

Getty Images / Jared Wickerham There they were. Standing over their fallen teammate in the outfield. Kolten Wong, Matt Carpenter and Peter Bourjos looked like a ton of bricks just fell on their shoulders. Stephen Piscotty was down and out, barely moving after a collision with Bourjos in the 7th inning of Monday’s hotly contested series opener. After being carted off the field...
Via STLSportsMinute
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Cards score three in ninth to top Pirates, drop magic number to 2

  Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders mishandled Jon Jay's single, and Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run homer to lift the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win on Monday night. The Cardinals reduced their magic number to clinch a third straight NL Central title to two after getting to Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals inch closer to NL Central title, blank Pirates 3-0

PITTSBURGH -- Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders mishandled Jon Jay's single, and Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run homer to lift the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win on Monday night. The Cardinals reduced their magic number to clinch a third straight NL Central title to two after getting to...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals inch closer to NL Central title, blank Pirates 3-0

PITTSBURGH -- Matt Carpenter raced home to break a scoreless tie in the ninth inning when two Pittsburgh Pirates outfielders mishandled Jon Jay's single, and Mark Reynolds followed with a two-run homer to lift the banged-up St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 win on Monday night. The Cardinals reduced their magic number to clinch a third straight NL Central title to two after getting to...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter leaves game early with tightness in left hip

ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has left a game early because of tightness in his left hip, the latest setback for the NL Central leaders. Carpenter came out Saturday night after five innings against Milwaukee. The team said he was pulled for precautionary reasons. Earlier in the day, the Cardinals said starter Carlos Martinez would miss the rest...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Another issue for Cardinals: Matt Carpenter leaves game with tight hip

ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has left a game early because of tightness in his left hip, the latest setback for the NL Central leaders. Carpenter came out Saturday night after five innings against Milwaukee. The team said he was pulled for precautionary reasons. Earlier in the day, the Cardinals said starter Carlos Martinez would miss the rest...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter leaves game early with tightness in left hip

ST. LOUIS -- Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has left a game early because of tightness in his left hip, the latest setback for the NL Central leaders. Carpenter came out Saturday night after five innings against Milwaukee. The team said he was pulled for precautionary reasons. Earlier in the day, the Cardinals said starter Carlos Martinez would miss the rest...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Cards 3B Carpenter exits early with tightness in left hip

ST. LOUIS (AP) Third baseman Matt Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals has left a game early because of tightness in his left hip, the latest setback for the NL Central leaders. Carpenter came out Saturday night after five innings against Milwaukee. The team said he was pulled for precautionary reasons. Earlier in the day, the Cardinals said starter Carlos Martinez would miss the...
Via AP on Fox
September 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter homers twice, Cards sweep Reds to keep pace with Bucs

  Lance Lynn returned to form and Matt Holliday returned to the lineup for the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Matt Carpenter simply kept doing what he's been doing. The result was a 10-2 rout of the Cincinnati Reds that completed a three-game sweep and improved St. Louis' major league-best record to 96-56. The Cardinals remained four games in front of second-place Pittsburgh...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter homers twice as Cardinals rout Reds 10-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) Matt Carpenter hit a pair of two-run homers, Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 Wednesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the NL Central leaders and it improved their major league-best record to 96-56. Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos also homered as the Cardinals hit four for the first time...
Via AP on Fox
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals pound four homers, win 10-2 to finish sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter hit a pair of two-run homers, Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 Wednesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the NL Central leaders and it improved their major league-best record to 96-56. Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos also homered as the Cardinals hit four for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals pound four homers, win 10-2 to finish sweep of Reds

ST. LOUIS -- Matt Carpenter hit a pair of two-run homers, Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 Wednesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the NL Central leaders and it improved their major league-best record to 96-56. Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos also homered as the Cardinals hit four for the first time...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Reds blownout by Cardinals 10-2

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Matt Carpenter hit a pair of two-run homers, Lance Lynn pitched six scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals routed the Cincinnati Reds 10-2 Wednesday night. The win was the fourth straight for the NL Central leaders and it improved their major league-best record to 96-56. Randal Grichuk and Peter Bourjos also homered as the Cardinals hit four for the first...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
September 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NL Central: The Best Division In Baseball

The Cardinals have been absolutely dominant this season. As the first team to reach 90 wins, they show no signs of slowing down as the regular season comes to an end. The combination of returning Cardinals Kolten Wong, Yadier Molina, and Matt Carpenter and the addition of Jason Heyward and Jonathan Broxton have been the key to St. Louis' success, providing solid defense, hitting...
Via The Sports Quotient
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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