Matt Carpenter 3B STL 5 days ago

Carpenter went 2-for-5 Saturday with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 week ago

Carpenter went 1-for-4 with a double, a walk, an RBI and a run scored in a 5-3 win over Arizona on Thursday.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carpenter will likely get the start at second base in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

Kolten Wong (head) was lifted from the first game Tuesday with a head contusion, and manager Mike Matheny said Carpenter will "probably" get the start at second base Tuesday night in Wong's place. A lineup should be available in the near future.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carpenter is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cubs.

Carpenter will be held out of the lineup for the first time this month, allowing Mark Reynolds to start at third base while Xavier Scruggs starts at first. Carpenter should have a chance to break out of his slump in the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carpenter is back in the lineup Wednesday against the White Sox.

After a scheduled day off Tuesday with Chris Sale on the mound, Carpenter will be back in action Wednesday against Jose Quintana. Carpenter will bat second in the order, but he has struggled against lefty starters this season with a .163 batting average and 13 strikeouts.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carpenter is not in the lineup Tuesday against the White Sox.

It looks like a scheduled day off for Carpenter, who had started the last five games after missing one game last week with a tight back. Mark Reynolds will get the start at third base and bat cleanup against Chris Sale.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carptenter (back) is back in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

Carpenter was held out of Tuesday's lineup with tightness in his back, but it looks to be nothing serious, as he's back at his usual third base spot. Carpenter will hit second against Marlins starter Mat Latos.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carpenter is dealing with a tight back, which is why he was held out of Tuesday's lineup, the Associated Press reports.

He was available off the bench, but it's worth noting that this was not just a day off for Carpenter. Mark Reynolds and Pete Kozma both saw time at third base Tuesday in his absence. Consider Carpenter day-to-day moving forward.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 months ago

Carpenter is out of the lineup for Tuesday's game in Miami.

Carpenter dealt with a minor triceps issue earlier in the month, but he has still started every game in June. In his absence Tuesday, Mark Reynolds will get the nod at third base, allowing Xavier Scruggs to start at first base.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 months ago

Carpenter (triceps) will return to the lineup Sunday against the Dodgers.

Carpenter suffered a right triceps contusion in Saturday's game after getting hit by a pitch, but the issue was minor enough that he'll rejoin the lineup Sunday. Assuming nothing further occurs, he should be good to go moving forward.