10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
1 week ago

Bowman was placed on the 10-day disabled list with blisters on his right index and middle fingers Friday, source reports.

EDGE Analysis

Prior to the injury, Bowman recorded a 5.82 ERA in 17 innings. The Cardinals did not call up a reliever, but instead recalled outfielder Tyler O'Neill to take Bowman's roster spot.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
3 weeks ago

Bowman fired 1.2 scoreless innings in a shutout loss to the Twins, allowing a hit and issuing a walk while recording three strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman has now generated scoreless efforts in three of his past four trips to the mound, an encouraging stretch that comes on the heels of a pair of rough outings in mid-to-late April. The 26-year-old right-hander is valued for his ability to provide multiple innings out of the bullpen, but issues with the long ball in the early going have led to some inconsistency. Factoring in Monday's line, his ERA and WHIP still sit at an unsightly 5.14 and 1.79, respectively.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
1 month ago

Bowman (0-1) allowed an earned run on two hits over one inning while also recording a strikeout during an extra-innings loss to the Mets on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman was on the hook for the loss after allowing Jay Bruce's 405-foot solo home run to center in the visitors' half of the 10th. The right-hander has proven unreliable of late, as he's now surrendered a round tripper in each of his last two trips to the mound and at least one earned run in three of his last four appearances.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
1 month ago

Bowman allowed two earned runs on four hits, a walk and a hit batsman over 1.1 innings in a loss to the Cubs on Thursday. He also recorded two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman got himself into some trouble in the fifth, allowing an infield single to Addison Russell that was immediately followed by Jason Heyward's 423-foot home run to right. The right-hander opened April with five consecutive scoreless appearances, but he's now allowed a combined three earned runs in two of his last three trips to the mound. Bowman's four holds have helped fantasy owners rostering him in formats that factor in the metric, but he's otherwise disappointed with a 6.23 ERA and 2.08 WHIP over his first 8.2 innings.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman notched his third hold in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Diamondbacks, firing a scoreless seventh inning in which he recorded two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman needed a quick 14 pitches to dispose of Nick Ahmed, David Peralta and Ketel Marte. That makes it four straight scoreless efforts for the 26-year-old right-hander following a clunker of an Opening Day against the Mets in which he allowed three earned runs while only getting one out. That outlier aside, Bowman looks as effective tos start the season as expected based on his overall body of work in his first pair of Cardinals campaigns.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman notched his first hold of the season in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Mets, firing two scoreless innings in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

He'd had a rude introduction to 2018 at the hands of the Mets on Opening Day, allowing three earned runs on three hits and a walk over just a third of an inning. Sunday's effort was therefore a stark and welcome departure and gave the Cardinals a valuable bridge through the sixth and seventh innings after starter Luke Weaver got the hook following a 92-pitch tally through five. Bowman is likely to be called upon for similar multi-inning stints throughout the season, given the ability he's demonstrated in such a role over his first two major-league campaigns.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
2 months ago

Bowman (2-0) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits over two innings in Wednesday's 13-6 Grapefruit League win over the Marlins. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Bowman was impressive overall and had the luxury of being staked to an 8-0 lead by the time he took the mound for his second and final frame. The right-hander has cruised through the majority of his spring outings, turning in scoreless efforts in six of his eight appearances. He projects for another versatile relief role in 2018, following two sub-4.00 ERA showings in his first pair of big-league campaigns.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
8 months ago

Bowman (3-6) took the loss in Thursday's 2-1 extra-inning defeat at the hands of the Cubs, allowing an earned run on two hits over an inning while also recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The right-handed reliever got himself into trouble after striking out Alex Avila to open the 11th, allowing an infield single to Kyle Schwarber that ended with the latter on second due to Bowman's throwing error. An RBI double to Taylor Davis two batters later served as the go-ahead run and ultimately put the final nail in the coffin in the Cardinals' wild-card hopes. It was the untimeliest of stumbles for Bowman, who had only given up one earned run in his nine previous appearances and had posted five straight scoreless efforts. Despite Thursday's unfavorable outcome, Bowman is finishing the season strong, as he has a 2.57 ERA and 8:2 K:BB across seven innings in September.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
8 months ago

Bowman fired a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old right-hander needed an efficient six pitches to post his sixth straight scoreless effort, a stretch during which he's also racked up a pair of holds. Bowman has had a handful of outings in which he's given up multiple earned runs this season, but he's also demonstrated plenty of upside with several extended scoreless streaks.

10DMatt Bowman
RP STL
9 months ago

Bowman notched his 22nd hold in Thursday's 5-2 win over the Giants, allowing one hit in a scoreless seventh inning.

EDGE Analysis

The 26-year-old right-hander has righted the ship over his last three appearances, firing a scoreless 2.1 innings over that span. Bowman has generated extended stretches of impressive pitching at multiple points this season and retains fantasy value due to his solid workload and frequent use in hold scenarios.