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Matt Carpenter | Third Baseman | #13

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 206
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: TCU
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 13 (0) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Matt Carpenter blasted a pair of bombs at Safeco Field on Sunday, helping to power the Cardinals to an 11-6 victory over the Mariners.
As a team, the Cardinals socked six dingers in the contest. Carpenter's first solo shot came in the sixth inning, extending their lead to 6-3. He then capped off the game's scoring with another solo blast off Vidal Nuno in the ninth. Carpenter also tripled in the contest, finishing the day 3-for-6 with three runs scored. He's having another outstanding season atop the Cardinals lineup, slashing .300/.419/.585 with 13 long balls and 47 RBI. Jun 26 - 7:44 PM

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Matt Carpenter hit his 11th home run of the season in Tuesday's win over the Cubs.

Carpenter took Jason Hammel deep in the third inning for the solo job. After a slow start to the year, the 30-year-old has gotten better in each of the first three months, batting .385 in the month of June. The good run has his overall line up to .297/.417/.559 with 43 RBI and 46 runs scored.
Jun 22 - 12:06 AM

Matt Carpenter was responsible for two of the Cardinals' three hits and two of their three walks in Friday's loss to the Rangers.

Carpenter is having another phenomenal season, having already amassed 34 extra-base hits to go along with his .416 OBP. Whether he's a second baseman or a third baseman, he should be a shoo-in for the All-Star Game either way.
Jun 17 - 11:35 PM

Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

It's possible Carpenter's finger is bothering him again, as he exited Thursday's game after jamming it. He returned to action Friday and homered but has now been out of the lineup Saturday and Sunday. Worth noting is that the Cards are facing a lefty for the second straight day, so the club could just be thinking it's a good opportunity to get Carpenter back to 100 percent. Jedd Gyorko is at second base and hitting leadoff Sunday.
Jun 12 - 3:47 PM

Matt Carpenter had a big night at the plate in a 9-3 extra innings win over the Pirates on Friday night, homering and going 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs scored and two walks out of the leadoff slot.

Prior to last year Carpenter was never much of a power hitter. His career high was 11 home runs until he hit 28 last year. He has carried that power over to this season as tonight's blast was his 10th of the year. Carpenter is going to start being mentioned as an MVP candidate if he keeps this up. He is approaching the leaderboards with his 44 runs and 42 RBI and boasts a .955 OPS.
Jun 11 - 1:07 AM

Matt Carpenter left Thursday's game against the Reds with a jammed finger.

The injury occurred during Carpenter's last at-bat. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny wasn't sure if Carpenter would be able to throw so he brought in Greg Garcia to play second base in the ninth inning. Carpenter went 1-for-3 in the game with a double and a walk. He's day-to-day.
Jun 9 - 11:39 PM

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI as the Cardinals topped the Giants 6-3 on Sunday night in St. Louis.

Carpenter got the scoring started in the third inning, with a run-scoring single off of Jake Peavy. He doubled leading off the sixth inning and came around to score on a double by Aledmys Diaz. Carpenter has continued to flourish atop the Cardinals lineup, slashing .281/.388/.543 with nine homers and 36 RBI on the season.
Jun 5 - 11:20 PM

Matt Carpenter feasted on Brewers pitching again Tuesday, going 4-for-5 with a double, two triples, two RBI and four runs scored in the Cardinals' 10-3 drubbing.

All Carpenter has done the past two days is go 8-for-10 with three doubles, two triples, two RBI and seven runs scored. The blistering two games have vaulted him to fifth in the National League in runs scored (36) and eighth in the league in RBI (35). The 30-year-old is hitting .272/.385/.543 on the year.
Jun 1 - 12:14 AM

Matt Carpenter finished 4-for-5 with three runs scored Monday afternoon against the Brewers.

Carpenter singled in his first two at-bats and then doubled to the right-field wall in his next two before striking out in the top of the ninth against Brewers reliever David Goforth. The brand new father has an .883 OPS with 14 doubles and 32 runs scored in 49 games this season for St. Louis.
May 30 - 5:01 PM

Cardinals activated 3B Matt Carpenter from the paternity leave list.

Carpenter left the club on Wednesday when his wife went into labor with the couple's first child. He'll return to the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.
May 28 - 1:03 PM

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak said Matt Carpenter (paternity leave) will be back by Saturday.

Carpenter left the team Wednesday after his wife went into labor. At most, he'll miss two more games. Greg Garcia was called up to take his place on the active roster.
May 26 - 6:19 PM

Cardinals placed 3B Matt Carpenter on the paternity leave list.

Carpenter's wife went into labor with the couple's first child ahead of Wednesday afternoon's series finale against the Cubs. He could miss the Cardinals' entire four-game series in Washington, D.C. Greg Garcia was called up Thursday in a corresponding roster move to provide infield depth.
May 26 - 12:22 PM

Matt Carpenter is out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday because his wife is about to have a baby.

It seemed odd that the Cards would rest their best left-handed hitter against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Now we have a good reason for the absence. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth in the afternoon tilt at Busch Stadium. Kolten Wong will take a turn at leadoff.
May 25 - 12:57 PM

Matt Carpenter is getting the day off Wednesday.

It's just a routine day of rest. Ruben Tejada is starting at third base and batting eighth for St. Louis in the afternoon game against Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta. Kolten Wong will fill in at leadoff.
May 25 - 11:53 AM

Matt Carpenter finished 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and six RBI as the Cardinals outlasted the Rockies 13-7 on Thursday.

Carpenter is usually the one scoring the runs atop the Cardinals' lineup, but he made his RBI opportunities count in this one. The third baseman had RBI doubles in the second and fourth innings, giving him 10 doubles on the year, and he put the cherry on top with a three-run homer in the eighth. Carpenter is now hitting .259/.387/.537 with nine homers, 32 RBI and 28 runs scored on the year.
May 20 - 12:43 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Kolten Wong
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris