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Cardinals: Is bunting a game changer?

Ahh, the bunt. The play that never ceases to amaze me when executed under the right circumstances. Do the St. Louis Cardinals execute it correctly? Nowadays, it seems like the only time we see a bunt is when a speedster is at the plate trying to bunt his way onto the base paths. Or, most commonly, when the pitcher is batting with runners on and less than two outs. As I’ve mentioned...
Via STLSportsMinute
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peralta, Carpenter, Holliday remain on track to be All-Star starters

ST. LOUIS -- Three Cardinals remain on track to start for the National League in the All-Star Game through the final update before starting lineups are officially announced Sunday night. Jhonny Peralta looks like a lock at shortstop with almost 3 million more votes than his closest competition, while third baseman Matt Carpenter and left fielder Matt Holliday held onto narrow leads...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter on his July Youth Camp, His Dad and His Future

Perhaps more so than any other St. Louis Cardinals player, Matt Carpenter personifies the self-made, tough, never-give-up image of one of baseball’s most successful franchises. The third baseman was born into a Texas baseball family headed by one of the nation’s most successful coaches and now wants to share his knowledge with the youths of the St. Louis area. Carpenter is hosting...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rally Squirrel invades Cardinals-Phillies game (Video)

A runaway squirrel interrupted a game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Friday night and it was fantastic. As Matt Carpenter stepped up to the plate against Phillies righty Phillippe Aumont in the second inning, the at-bat was intruded upon by a blood relative of Sandy Cheeks...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter key Player in St. Louis Cardinals’ Organization

LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 04: Matt Carpenter #13 of the St. Louis Cardinals rounds third base in front of Juan Uribe #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers after hitting a two-run homerun in the eighth inning during Game Two of the National League Division Series at Dodger Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) The St. Louis Cardinals have...
Via The Sports Journal
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Carpenter’s Early Doubles Pace Would be Historic

From researcher Tom Orf: Matt Carpenter‘s 12 doubles in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 19 games is tied for the second-most in Major League Baseball history. Carpenter is tied with nine others for the second-most, behind Billy Herman, who had 14 in the Chicago Cubs’ first 19 contests of the 1936 season. Herman finished with 57 two-base hits that season, tied for 10th- most all...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

How Underrated is Matt Carpenter?

It’s tougher garnering sympathy when you’re a part of the St. Louis Cardinals, a club that has reached the postseason seven times and secured two World Series over the past 10 years. With one of the best front offices in the game, the Cardinals rarely miss on a player—whether it be a draftee or free agent signing. Even when they do, their abundance of talent typically makes...
Via The Sports Post
April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Carpenter finds his doppelganger in Sochi

  ST. LOUIS -- If Charles Hamelin ever needs a body double, Matt Carpenter could be his guy. At least Matt Carpenter seems to think so. The St. Louis Cardinals' third baseman posted a photo on Instagram on Tuesday morning of his "twin" -- Hamelin, the Canadian short-track speedskater. The photo was accompanied by the words: "Not sure when I became an Olympic skater.... #twins #mylook...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 11, 2014  |  Discuss

TCN blog 2013 top story #4: Matt Carpenter’s rise

As 2013 began, Matt Carpenter was still known by many St. Louis Cardinals observers as the “other” Carpenter. By the end of the season, he cemented his place in the Cardinals lineup and in fans’ hearts. With the retirement of veteran Chris Carpenter this fall, he can now be “Carp” for years to come. What the now-28-year-old accomplished this past year was nothing short...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

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