Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 2 days ago

Moss went 1-for-4 Sunday, saving the Cardinals from being shut out with a ninth inning solo home run in a 6-1 loss to the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The homer was his sixth of the season, and while Moss' .227/.325/.545 slash line isn't going to make anyone in St. Louis forget Albert Pujols, it's good enough to keep getting him regular at-bats in a lineup struggling to generate offense at the moment.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 4 days ago

Moss is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Nationals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss was deployed in right field for the first time this season Thursday, but he'll move back to the bench for Friday's matchup with the Nationals as the Cardinals start Stephen Piscotty in right. That said, Moss appears to have carved out a regular role in the Cardinals' lineup, having appeared in five of the last seven games before Friday's day off.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 7 days ago

Moss hit his fifth home run as part of a 4-for-5 day with three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over Arizona.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss was in a dreadful slump, with just one hit in 21 at-bats over the past 10 days. He's now hitting .231/.339/.577 as he mashed yet another home run against a right-handed pitcher. The Cardinals have given him just 11 plate appearances against left-handed pitching all year, a trend that can be expected to continue with the Cardinals loaded in the outfield.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 1 week ago

Moss is back in the lineup Saturday, batting cleanup and playing first base against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Matt Adams batted cleanup Friday as the Cardinals' first baseman, but Moss will get his turn in that spot for Saturday's matchup. The left-handed Moss has slumped out of the gate this season, slashing .182/.279/.568, but he's been marginally better against right-handed pitching and all four of his home runs have come off righties. He'll draw a favorable matchup Saturday as the cleanup hitter against Cesar Vargas, who is making his big league debut.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 2 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss will remain out of the lineup for the second straight game as the Cardinals again go with Matt Adams at first base. The 32-year-old Moss went 0-for-1 at the plate as a pinch hitter in Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Chicago.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 2 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Cubs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss has gone 0-for-8 with six strikeouts over the last two games, so he'll get a day off Tuesday to clear his head. Matt Adams will take over the first base duties in his stead and bat fourth against Jason Hammel.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 2 weeks ago

Moss went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran first baseman made things interesting when he connected for a two-run shot off Reds closer J.J. Hoover, bringing the Cardinals within a run. The performance marked the first multi-hit game of the season for the 32-year-old, who now has the team lead in homers. Moss has now hit three homers in the last four games, and serves as a terrific option against right-handed pitching, who he's punished for 98 homers and a .341 wOBA over the course of his career.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 3 weeks ago

Moss hit a three-run homer in his only at-bat Friday against the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss appeared as a pinch hitter and promptly blasted his third homer of the season to extend a blowout lead for the Cardinals. He's in the midst of a power surge in which he's hit three homers in his last five contests. In addition, he hasn't had much use for singles this April, as four of his five hits have gone for extra bases.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 3 weeks ago

Moss is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Brewers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Moss tallied a home run and four RBI while starting the last two games, but he will come off the bench Monday with Matt Holliday starting at first base and Jeremy Hazelbaker getting the nod in left field.

Brandon Moss 1B/RF/DH STL 3 weeks ago

Moss got the start in left field Sunday, going 1-for-4 with a three-run shot off Williams Perez, his first home run of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He's now hitting .200/.350/.533 on the young season, and while Moss' batting average is nothing special the overall performance is much better than Matt Adams' .083/.154/.083 line. Don't be surprised if Moss starts taking over regular first base duties if Adams continues to struggle at the plate.