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Matt Carpenter | Third Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/26/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Matt Carpenter (hip) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.
Carpenter exited Saturday's game with some tightness in his left hip, but obviously he's feeling much better. He'll hit leadoff against Tyler Cravy and the Brewers. Sep 27 - 11:04 AM

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Matt Carpenter left Saturday's game against the Brewers with left hip tightness.

Mark Reynolds replaced Carpenter at third base at the start of the sixth inning. Carpenter went 0-for-3 before exiting. The Cardinals said his removal was precautionary. Carpenter is day-to-day.
Sep 26 - 9:23 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-5 with an RBI single and a stolen base in Friday's loss to the Brewers.

Make that three multi-hit games in his last four. The stolen base was his fourth of the season. While Carpenter's batting average has dipped over the past two seasons, he's making up for it with his surprising power output.
Sep 26 - 12:14 AM

Matt Carpenter hit a pair of two-run homers Wednesday as the Cardinals smoked the Reds 10-2.

That's 26 bombs for Carpenter this year, which is more than the 25 he had in 1,532 major league at-bats entering the season. He's hit 13 in the last two months alone. Even with the 142 strikeouts, he's been one of the game's best leadoff men this year.
Sep 23 - 11:55 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Carpenter hit a ground-rule double in the third inning and came around to score on a subsequent double by Tommy Pham. The two-hit night was the fourth multi-hit contest in the last seven games for Carpenter, who is now hitting .291 with four homers and 12 runs scored in the month of September. It's been an up-and-down year for the 29-year-old, who is hitting .266/.362/.481 with 24 homers, 77 RBI and 91 runs scored overall.
Sep 23 - 12:58 AM

Matt Carpenter belted his 24th home run as the Cardinals fell to the Cubs on Saturday afternoon in Chicago.

Carpenter entered the 2015 season with just 25 career home runs in 1532 at-bats, so this explosion of power has been one of the biggest surprises of the year. He also singled in the ballgame, finishing the day 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI. He has been a tremendous catalyst atop the Cardinals lineup, slashing .264/.361/.478 with 24 home runs and 77 RBI.
Sep 19 - 4:23 PM

Matt Carpenter went 3-for-5 and homered in a second straight game Thursday against the Brewers.

He also doubled and scored three runs. Carpenter has 38 doubles and 23 homers in 522 at-bats this year after finishing with 33 doubles and eight homers last year. He did hit 55 doubles in 2013, but he had just 11 homers then. He's two homers away from matching his career total of 25 in 1,532 at-bats entering the year.
Sep 17 - 11:26 PM

Matt Carpenter slugged his 21st home run of the season Saturday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Pirates.

Carpenter bounced back from a rough Friday night with a single in the first inning, a walk in the second, and a two-run shot in the seventh. The star third baseman is batting .261/.362/.466 with 71 RBI and 81 runs scored in 129 games this season for the first-place Cardinals.
Sep 5 - 7:06 PM

Matt Carpenter went 0-for-3 with a pair of strikeouts and a walk in Friday's loss to the Pirates.

J.A. Happ absolutely dominated the Cardinals on Friday, which explains Carpenter's less-than-stellar showing. Despite the tough game, he still maintains a .258/.359/.459 triple-slash with 20 homers and 69 RBI.
Sep 5 - 12:24 AM

Matt Carpenter walked and clubbed a solo home run in five plate appearances Monday as the Cardinals took down the Diamondbacks.

Carpenter knotted the game up at 1-1 in the third inning with a solo home run off of Jhoulys Chacin. He would also walk and score in the seventh inning as the Cardinals took a commanding lead. Carpenter had been held hitless in his previous five games, covering 21 plate appearances. On the season, he's batting .260/.358/.462 with 19 home runs and 65 RBI.
Aug 25 - 1:44 AM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and two RBI in Friday's win over the Marlins.

Carpenter drove in two of the three runs the Cardinals scored in the game. He notched an RBI infield single in the fifth inning, then put the ball in play for a considerably longer distance when he launched a 414-foot solo home run in the eighth. Carpenter's hitting .271/.370/.483 with 18 home runs and 62 RBI. They aren't quite MVP-caliber numbers, but he's been a huge part of the Cards' success this season.
Aug 14 - 11:57 PM

Matt Carpenter hit a three-run homer Sunday in the Cardinals' loss to the Brewers.

Carpenter's three-run bomb to right-center field gave the Cardinals the lead in the top of the seventh inning, but Jonathan Broxton would give it right back in the bottom of the eighth. Carpenter has been scorching hot over the last couple of weeks and should remain a force in fantasy leagues down the stretch.
Aug 9 - 4:46 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI in Friday's win over the Brewers.

Carpenter came through with an RBI double during a six-run Cardinal fifth. He would touch home that same inning, ending his evening with a modest RBI and run scored. With the two doubles, he's now smacked 29 two-baggers for the season while hitting .266/.367/.467 with 15 homers and 56 RBI.
Aug 8 - 12:19 AM

Matt Carpenter went 1-for-4 with two walks and a solo home run as the Cardinals in in 13 innings against the Reds on Wednesday.

Carpenter hit a game-tying solo home run off of J.J. Hoover in the eighth inning, and it would help send the game into extra innings. The third baseman has found his power stroke as of late, homering five times in his last six games. He has 15 total on the year with 55 RBI and a .263/.365/.460 triple-slash line.
Aug 5 - 11:29 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's loss to the Reds.

Carpenter took Anthony DeSclafani deep in the third inning for his 14th homer of the season. After a terrible stretch that saw his batting average drop to .252, Carpenter is hitting .264/.363/.454 with 54 RBI and 60 runs scored this year.
Aug 4 - 10:12 PM

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C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3Ed Easley
4Travis Tartamella
5Cody Stanley
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
3Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Stephen Piscotty
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
3Jon Jay
4Peter Bourjos
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Kevin Siegrist
4Steve Cishek
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Matt Belisle
8Randy Choate
9Carlos Villanueva
10Mitch Harris
11Tyler Lyons
12Miguel Socolovich
13Sam Tuivailala
14Adam Wainwright