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Sep 13, 2019
Being measured for pinch-hit role, rookie Ravelo launches 487-foot home run

Being measured for pinch-hit role, rookie Ravelo launches 487-foot home run

DENVER — As he stood in the on-deck circle late Wednesday night, rookie Rangel Ravelo waited for a pinch-hit at-bat that could win the game and watched as Colorado pitched around Matt Carpenter. He calculated that if the Rockies weren’t…
Sep 9, 2019
Cardinals notebook: Carpenter picks up the pace

Cardinals notebook: Carpenter picks up the pace

PITTSBURGH — Matt Carpenter, a Cardinals linchpin for the past half dozen years, has started just twice in the past week as the equation for his playing time has changed with the continued success of rookie Tommy Edman. But Carpenter…
Aug 26, 2019
Emboldened by his 'classic' day Sunday, Cardinals stick with Carpenter at third

Emboldened by his 'classic' day Sunday, Cardinals stick with Carpenter at third

MILWAUKEE — When discussing how best to bring Matt Carpenter back into the lineup, balancing his need for at-bats to get going and the need for the Cardinals to give hitters at-bats who are already going, manager Mike Shildt mentioned…
Aug 26, 2019
Carpenter gets going as Cards finish four-game sweep of Rockies

Carpenter gets going as Cards finish four-game sweep of Rockies

The Cardinals might well have swept the Colorado Rockies in a four-game series without any help from Matt Carpenter. For one thing, Carpenter didn’t start the first three games as he and his .212 average were mostly in hibernation.
Aug 24, 2019
Fowler giving Cardinals a lift at leadoff spot

Fowler giving Cardinals a lift at leadoff spot

A recent uptick by the Cardinals’ leadoff men, mostly named Dexter Fowler, has taken the club out of the basement for batting average and on-base percentage for major league teams. For much of the season, the Cardinals’ leadoff men were…
Redbird Rants Aug 23, 2019

St. Louis Cardinals: Is it time to bench Matt Carpenter?

Matt Carpenter is in the midst of a disastrous season. With the St. Louis Cardinals in the heat of a playoff race, would it be smarter to play Edman? With the regular season starting to wind down and the playoff race starting to heat up, the St. Louis Cardinals are in right in the thick […] St. Louis Cardinals: Is it time to bench Matt Carpenter? - Redbird Rants - Redbird Rants - A St. Louis Cardinals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Aug 23, 2019
BenFred: As Cardinals wrestle with Carpenter's role, past sixth months should take precedence during playoff push

BenFred: As Cardinals wrestle with Carpenter's role, past sixth months should take precedence during playoff push

Much was said about Matt Carpenter on Thursday, yet the day itself painted the clearest picture of where things stand with the Cardinals and their third baseman.
Aug 19, 2019
Carpenter has only hit through 4 1/2 scoreless innings

Carpenter has only hit through 4 1/2 scoreless innings

The Cardinals and Brewers have combined for one hit through 4 1/2 innings at Busch Stadium, and that hit belongs to Matt Carpenter.
Aug 17, 2019
Rookie's home run gives Cards blues

Rookie's home run gives Cards blues

CINCINNATI — The Cardinals’ Matt Carpenter and Cincinnati rookie Aristides Aquino each hit his 11th homer of the season Saturday night. The difference was that Carpenter’s season has lasted nearly five months. Aquino’s season has lasted just more than two…

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