Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 week ago

Carpenter homered, his third, in Monday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carpenter finished 2-for-5, his first multi-hit game in his last 10. He's hitting just .239, but the discipline and power have been there. Carpenter's .851 OPS currently ranks fifth among National League first basemen, and he still has room to improve.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 week ago

Carpenter is back in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carpenter received a day of rest on Saturday after going hitless in his previous two games. Carpenter will lead off and take his usual spot at third base.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 week ago

Carpenter will receive a rest day in Saturday's tilt with the Padres.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After going hit-less in his previous two games Carpenter will get an opportunity to rest Saturday. However, he will still be available to pinch hit if needed. He will be replaced at third base by Jedd Gyorko. Expect him to return to action in Sunday's series finale.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 2 weeks ago

Carpenter went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's game versus the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The lefty tied the game in the fifth inning when he bashed his second home run of the season, and he has now accounted for 10 RBI and eight runs scored over the last eight games. Carpenter's average still sits at a modest .250, but he is hitting the ball with authority, as his .911 OPS will illustrate.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 3 weeks ago

Carpenter went 1-for-4 Sunday with two runs scored and a three-run shot, his first home run of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a slow start to the season, Carpenter took advantage of the weak Braves pitching staff and collected four hits, four RBI and three runs scored in three games at Turner Field. He'll try to keep his momentum going when the Cards host the Brewers for a three-game series beginning Monday.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 1 month ago

Carpenter went 2-for-3 with a double and a home run Sunday to raise his spring average to .208.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carpenter hit leadoff, his presumed lineup spot for Opening Day and looked a bit more comfortable than earlier this spring. He still has a couple weeks to fine-tune his swing but he should be in line for another very good year.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 7 months ago

Carpenter is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Sunday's doubleheader.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carpenter will sit in favor of Mark Reynolds at third base after going 1-for-2 at the plate in the early game. In the final game of the 2015 regular season, Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is electing to rest the majority of his regular starters, including Carpenter.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 7 months ago

Carpenter was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup due to a rain delay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Cardinals opted to remove the majority of their regular starters prior to the start of the game, one that has been delayed for nearly an hour due to rain. Mark Reynolds will get the start at third base instead and hit fourth in the lineup.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 7 months ago

Carpenter is not in the lineup Friday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Carpenter has been on a tear as of late, recording seven hits in his last 16 at-bats, five of which were of the extra-base variety, but he will get the night off with the Cardinals resting a handful of their regular starts in preparation for the postseason. Mark Reynolds will get the start at third base in his place and hit fifth in the batting order.

Matt Carpenter 3B STL 7 months ago

Carpenter got on base four times in the nightcap of Wednesday's doubleheader against Pittsburgh, recording a double, a triple, two walks and three runs.

Competitive Edge Analysis

That's a 4-for-7 day -- with all four hits going for extra bases -- and five runs for Carpenter, pushing him to 101 trips around the bases on the year. He's been racking up multi-hit games lately like it's his job. Oh, wait, it is his job.