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Matt Adams | First Baseman | #32

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 260
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Slippery Rock
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 23 (0) / STL
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Matt Adams homered in his second straight game in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers.
What must have seemed like just a few hours after his 16th-inning heroics Friday night, Adams hit a solo shot off Dodgers starter Kenta Maeda in the fifth inning to get the Cardinals on the board. The home run was his 12th of the year. Adams is hitting .261/.308/.486 with 41 RBI on the year. Jul 23 - 11:09 PM

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Matt Adams hit a homer in the bottom of the 16th to give the Cardinals a 4-3 win over the Dodgers on Friday.

The Cardinals' three, four and five hitters had been 0-for-19 on the night before Adams yanked a Bud Norris pitch out to right to end the game. The Cardinals as a whole were outhit 14 to eight in this one. It was the 11th homer for Adams this season. He's likely to resume losing some playing time next week after Brandon Moss comes off the DL.
Jul 23 - 1:40 AM

Matt Adams went 0-for-6 with three strikeouts in Wednesday's 12-inning loss to the Royals.

Brandon Moss has been getting more time than Adams lately, and deservedly so, but he took a seat tonight, though he did single as a pinch-hitter. Adams has been plenty good this year, too, but Moss has been the far hotter hitter lately and should continue to see more time at Adams' expense.
Jun 30 - 1:08 AM

Matt Adams (back) went 2-for-3 with an RBI in his return to the lineup Tuesday.

Adams hadn't played in almost a week as he battled lower back stiffness, but the big first baseman showed little effects in swatting a couple singles off Royals starter Yordano Ventura. He added an RBI sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Adams is batting .305/.352/.530 with 34 RBI in 62 games, and he'll need to continue hitting -- and stay healthy enough to be in the lineup -- to hold off Brandon Moss and keep finding starts at first base.
Jun 28 - 11:31 PM

Matt Adams (back) is absent from the Cardinals' starting lineup Saturday against the Mariners.

Adams was scratched from Friday's game with lower back stiffness and will sit again Saturday. Brandon Moss will take over for Adams at first base and bat fifth against M's right-hander Nathan Karns. Adams remains day-to-day.
Jun 25 - 6:30 PM

Matt Adams was scratched from Friday's lineup against the Mariners due to back stiffness.

Jedd Gyorko made the start at first base in his place. Consider Adams day-to-day.
Jun 24 - 10:28 PM

Matt Adams hit his ninth home run of the season in a loss to the Astros on Tuesday.

Adams homered off Astros starter Doug Fister in the second inning, his only hit in four at-bats on the evening. Adams has home runs in three of his last seven starts and is hitting .320/.369/.571 with 33 RBI and 21 runs scored on the season.
Jun 14 - 10:47 PM

Matt Adams is out of the Cardinals' starting lineup Thursday night against the Reds.

Brandon Moss will start at first base versus Cincinnati left-hander Brandon Finnegan. Adams hit a three-run homer on Wednesday and is batting .333/.386/.583 with eight home runs and 31 RBI in 51 total games this season. He's been a tremendous surprise, but the same can be said for Moss and his .902 OPS.
Jun 9 - 1:53 PM

Matt Adams (back) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

Adams didn't start the last two games due to a back issue, although he delivered a pinch-hit, two-run double Saturday. He's batting .393/.443/.696 with four homers and 17 RBI this month.
May 29 - 10:43 AM

Matt Adams (back) knocked a pinch-hit, two-run double in Saturday's win over the Nationals.

Adams hasn't started the last couple days due to a minor back issue, but he's fine. He could be in the lineup Sunday.
May 29 - 8:25 AM

Matt Adams (back) is not in the Cardinals' lineup Friday.

Adams departed Thursday's game with mid-back stiffness. The good news is he expects to be available to pinch-hit. Brandon Moss is handling first base Friday.
May 27 - 2:40 PM

Matt Adams left Thursday's game against the Nationals with mid-back stiffness.

He went 1-for-2 with a single before exiting in the fifth inning. Brandon Moss, who began the game in left field, has moved to first base. Randal Grichuk came into play center field with Jeremy Hazelbaker moving from center to left. Adams will be reevaluated on Friday. Consider him day-to-day.
May 26 - 9:04 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored in a win over the Diamondbacks on Saturday.

Adams drew the start at first base with lefty Robbie Ray on the mound, a sign that he's gained the trust of manager Mike Matheny, and he responded with the three-run effort. The homer came after Ray had exited, Adams' fourth dinger of the season. The big first baseman has used a strong month of May to raise his overall line to .291/.344/.477 with 17 RBI and 11 runs scored.
May 21 - 7:04 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-3 with four RBI in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Adams stepped to the plate with runners in scoring position in both the first and fourth innings, and he came through both times, twice knocking two-run singles as part of a 13-run barrage. The big first baseman continues to punish right-handed pitching as he's now got three homers and 13 RBI against righties as opposed to zero homers and three RBI against southpaws. Adams should continue to be deployed against right-handers, and he owns a .275/.333/.425 line overall.
May 20 - 12:36 AM

Matt Adams (quad) expects to be available off the bench Friday.

Adams left Thursday's game with a bruised quad, but he's expected to be fine. He's not starting Friday but surely wouldn't have been even at 100 percent with the Pirates throwing lefty Francisco Liriano.
May 6 - 4:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Alberto Rosario
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Kolten Wong
3Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Randal Grichuk
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris
10Dean Kiekhefer
11Jerome Williams