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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 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

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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

Matt Carpenter belted his eighth home run of the season as the Cardinals topped the Dodgers on Sunday night in Los Angeles.

His solo shot came off of Dodgers' southpaw Alex Wood in the third inning, opening the scoring in the ballgame. He finished the night 1-for-3 and also drew a pair of walks raising his season slash to .257/.387/.522 to go along with his eight long balls and 26 RBI.
May 15 - 11:12 PM

Matt Carpenter went 2-for-4 with a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's 8-1 win over the Angels.

Carpenter led off the game in style with a bomb off Angels starter Hector Santiago, then struck again in the sixth off reliever A.J. Achter. With those two dingers, he now has six on the young season. Over his first 121 at-bats, the third baseman is hitting .264/.384/.512. On the micro level, he has notched two hits while scoring two runs in each of his last three games. He also has three homers in that space.
May 11 - 1:32 AM

Matt Carpenter carried the Cardinals to a 6-4 win over Pittsburgh Saturday with a walk-off home run.

He mashed a two-run bomb off A.J. Schugel in the bottom of the ninth. Carpenter also contributed a first-inning double. It's been an up-and-down year for St. Louis and the same could be said of Carpenter. Though his power numbers have been solid (19 RBI, .447 slugging percentage), Carpenter's current .246 average would represent a new career low. He's been better lately though, hitting .357 over his last three games (5-for-14).
May 7 - 6:09 PM

Matt Carpenter is getting a day off Wednesday.

Ruben Tejada will start at third base and Aledmys Diaz will serve as the Cardinals' leadoff man. Carpenter is sitting on a .235/.372/.418 slash line in 27 games.
May 4 - 2:52 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Brandon Moss
2Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Ruben Tejada
3Aledmys Diaz
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
2Jeremy Hazelbaker
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Kevin Siegrist
3Seung Hwan Oh
4Jordan Walden
5Seth Maness
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Matt Bowman
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer