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Matt Adams | First Baseman

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (26) / 8/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 260
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Pirates.
With left-hander Francisco Liriano on the mound, Adams will take a seat in favor of Mark Reynolds. The 26-year-old slugger should be back at first base for Sunday's series finale. May 2 - 11:41 AM

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Matt Adams had a walk-off RBI single in Friday's 2-1 win over the Pirates in 10 innings.

Rob Scahill retired the first two batters he faced in the 10th, but then Jon Jay singled and Matt Carpenter doubled. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle elected to intentionally walk Matt Holliday to load the bases, but Adams delivered an opposite-field single to end it. The 26-year-old has really turned things on over the past few days, with nine hits in his last 18 at-bats to go along with one home run and seven RBI.
May 2 - 1:04 AM

Matt Adams finished 3-for-5 with a homer and three RBI in Thursday's 9-3 rout of the Phillies.

Adams singled in the first inning, slugged a two-run bomb in the third inning, and then whacked an RBI single that scored Matt Holliday in the bottom of the fifth inning. Adams went 8-for-13 with six RBI in the Cardinals' four-game series against the Phillies and now carries a .304/.338/.493 slash line with 14 RBI through 20 total games this season. "Big Mayo" should continue to pound righties all year.
Apr 30 - 4:57 PM

Matt Adams went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored as the Cardinals topped the Phillies 11-5 on Tuesday.

Adams and the Cardinals jumped on Phillies rookie starter Severino Gonzalez from the beginning, with Adams delivering an RBI single in the first inning. He added a sacrifice fly RBI later in the game. Adams has taken deserved heat in recent days for his ineffectiveness against lefties, but the big man is still hitting righties to the tune of .271/.314/.417 this year. Adams is batting .267/.308/.400 overall.
Apr 29 - 12:33 AM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals starting lineup on Saturday.

It appears to be just a routine day of rest for the young slugger. Mark Reynolds is drawing the start in his place at first base and will hit fifth against Wily Peralta and the Brewers.
Apr 25 - 3:16 PM

Matt Adams went 2-for-5 with an RBI double and a solo home run Wednesday in a win versus the Nationals.

Adams pushed the Cardinals' lead to 4-0 at the time with a second-inning RBI double. In the ninth inning, he provided an insurance run with a solo home run off of Rafael Martin to make it a 7-5 game. Adams has two homers on the year along with six RBI and a meager .225/.279/.400 triple-slash line.
Apr 22 - 10:29 PM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Brewers.

Mark Reynolds will start at first base versus Brewers right-hander Mike Fiers. This is now two times in the Cardinals' last four games that Adams has been benched against a right-handed starter, which seems pretty odd. He's a .303/.346/.498 career hitter versus right-handed pitching.
Apr 16 - 11:15 AM

Matt Adams is not in the Cardinals' lineup Sunday.

He's sitting in favor of Mark Reynolds even though the Reds have a righty (Raisel Iglesias) on the mound. Reynolds is batting fifth for the Cards.
Apr 12 - 9:37 AM

Matt Adams belted his first home run of the 2015 season on Saturday, powering the Cardinals to a 4-1 victory over Johnny Cueto and the Reds.

Adams got into one in the fourth inning, lining a solo home run over the wall in right field. He also added a single, finishing the day 2-for-4 after entering the day hitless on the young season. He remains a force against right-handed pitching and one of the best young power hitters in the National League.
Apr 11 - 3:59 PM

Matt Adams clobbered a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth inning on Sunday to put the Cardinals ahead of the Giants 4-3.

Unfortunately, that lead would be short-lived as Trevor Rosenthal surrendered a run in the ninth inning. Adams also drew a walk in the contest, coming around to score on an RBI single by Randall Grichuk in the fourth inning. He’s now hitting .211 (4-for-18) with a pair of homers and five RBI in the postseason.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 12:07:00 AM

Matt Adams smacked a go-ahead, three-run homer off of Clayton Kershaw in the seventh inning of Tuesday's NLDS Game 4 to push the Cardinals past the Dodgers.

Manager Don Mattingly stuck with Kershaw after he allowed singles to Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta to start off the seventh inning. The lefty then hung a breaking ball, and Adams put it into the Cardinals' bullpen. Unbelievably, it was the first home run on a curveball to a left-handed batter Kershaw has ever served up. The Cardinals will face either the Giants or Nationals in what is their fourth straight NLCS appearance.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 08:33:00 PM

Matt Adams (illness) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Monday evening versus the Cubs.

Adams was out Saturday and Sunday with a stomach bug. He's playing first base and hitting sixth as the Cardinals open a three-game series at Wrigley Field.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 03:38:00 PM

Matt Adams (illness) remains out of the Cardinals starting lineup for Sunday night's game against the Reds.

Adams and teammate Matt Carpenter have been battling a stomach bug and didn't report enough improvement after sitting out Saturday's contest to warrant a return to the lineup. He should be fine in a day or two.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 08:15:00 PM

Matt Adams, making his return to the Cardinals' lineup, went 2-for-5 with a bases-loaded walk, and scored the game-winning run in Thursday's 13-inning win against the Brewers.

Adams reached on a fielder's choice and advanced to second base on Jhonny Peralta's single. Tony Cruz then singled, sending Adams motoring around the third base bag to score the winning run. Adams has been bothered lately by an oblique injury. The slugger is slashing .287/.320/.459 with 15 home runs and 66 RBI.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014 01:06:00 AM

Matt Adams (oblique) is back in the Cardinals' starting lineup on Tuesday against the Brewers.

Adams has been dealing with a left oblique injury for much of this month and his offensive numbers have cratered. The Cardinals -- lacking a serviceable backup option at first base -- need to get him right down the stretch.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 04:12:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Lance Lynn
2John Lackey
3Michael Wacha
4Carlos Martinez
5Jaime Garcia
6Adam Wainwright
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva
8Mitch Harris
9Miguel Socolovich
10Sam Tuivailala