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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
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Matt Carpenter went 0-for-4 with a strikeout in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
As a team, the Cardinals managed just three hits on the evening, so Carpenter shouldn't feel too bad for his struggles. He is slashing .241/.394/.456 with three homers, four doubles, a pair of triples and 16 RBI over hits first 79 at-bats. Apr 29 - 12:16 AM

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Matt Carpenter is not in the Cardinals' lineup Saturday against the Padres.

He's sitting out for the first time this year. Carpenter had a tough night Friday, going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts. He also committed his third error of the season. Jedd Gyorko will fill in at third base and bat seventh. Kolten Wong is hitting leadoff in place of Carpenter.
Apr 23 - 4:44 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-3 with an RBI double, a run scored and two walks in Saturday's win over the Braves.

Carpenter was 2-for-16 entering the game and had struck out five times over his previous three contests, numbers not usually associated with the 30-year-old. Perhaps he has righted the ship, though, as the RBI double was his first extra-base hit and his two-hit night was his first multi-hit game of the season.
Apr 10 - 12:07 AM

Matt Carpenter led off the game with a home run Saturday in the Cardinals’ loss to the Cubs in Game 2 of the NLDS.

It was a 421-foot moon shot to center field. The solo blast was Carpenter’s only hit of the night. The 29 year old now has six career postseason home runs. He’ll draw a tough assignment with Jake Arrieta on the mound for Game 3. Carpenter is hitless in 16 lifetime at-bats against the Cy Young front-runner.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 08:53:00 PM

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.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 11:04:00 AM

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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 09:23:00 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.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:14:00 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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 11:55:00 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.
Wed, Sep 23, 2015 12:58:00 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.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 04:23:00 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.
Thu, Sep 17, 2015 11:26:00 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.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 07:06:00 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.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 12:24:00 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.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 01:44:00 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.
Fri, Aug 14, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
4Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris