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  • • Brewers GM says front office fielding calls in 'certain areas of depth'
    The Brewers have interest in signing Daniel Murphy to address their second base hole, while the team has also had talks about re-signing Mike Moustakas for third base, The Athletic’s Robert Murray reports (subscription required). Signing Murphy would perhaps be the cleaner fit, as it would allow Travis Shaw to remain at his ideal third base positio...
  • • Report: Cardinals looking for a middle-order hitter
    The Cardinals, who in the past two seasons alone have jettisoned a near roster’s worth of offensive talent, are still searching for a reliable middle-of-the-order presence, according to Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.   On the back of landmark drafts under the direction of former scouting directors Jeff Luhnow and the now-imprisoned C...
  • • Astros, Cardinals pursuing Paul Goldschmidt in trade talks
    Paul Goldschmidt is on the trade block, and two National League teams are apparently serious about trying to acquire him. The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reported on Monday night that the Houston Astros and St. Louis Cardinals have had the most meaningful discussions with Arizona about Goldschmidt. Goldschmidt, 31, might only be a one-year rental. He ...
  • • NL Notes: Cardinals, Nats, Benoit, Giants, Panik
    The Cardinals just wrapped up their third straight season without a playoff berth, which is all the more concerning given that team control is dwindling over Yadier Molina (two years), Matt Carpenter, Miles Mikolas, Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha (one year apiece) and Adam Wainwright (pending free agent), as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispat...
  • • Third straight playoff-less season means active winter for Cardinals
    The Cardinals just wrapped up their third straight season without a playoff berth, which is all the more concerning given that team control is dwindling over Yadier Molina (two years), Matt Carpenter, Miles Mikolas, Marcell Ozuna, Michael Wacha (one year apiece) and Adam Wainwright (pending free agent), as Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispat...
  • • Cards top Cubs but see postseason hopes end
    Despite a win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon, the Cardinals' postseason hopes were dashed when the Dodgers defeated the Giants later in the day, eliminating the Cards from the National League Wild Card race. Miles Mikolas tossed eight sharp innings for St. Louis, limiting Chicago to an unearned run on an error, and Paul DeJong and Matt Carpent...
  • • Cards top Cubs, remain in postseason mix
    The Cardinals' postseason chances will survive a while longer after the club snapped its four-game losing streak with a win over the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Saturday. They'd need a Dodgers loss to stay in the mix. Miles Mikolas tossed eight sharp innings, limiting Chicago to an unearned run on an error, and Paul DeJong and Matt Carpenter backed hi...
  • • Cardinals lose Carpenter, Shildt to ejections
    The Cardinals were forced to finish Tuesday's game without MVP candidate Matt Carpenter, who was served his second ejection of the season after arguing a called third strike in the seventh inning....
  • • Gant faces Giants in matchup with Bumgarner
    The Cardinals will open their final homestand of the regular season on Friday with a 7:15 p.m. CT game against the Giants at Busch Stadium. John Gant will make the start following the club's off-day to face Madison Bumgarner. Matt Carpenter is expected back in the leadoff spot after a day off on Wednesday, and right-hander Giovanny Gallegos will be...
  • • Shildt gives Carpenter a day off to recharge
    Matt Carpenter took a break from the Cardinals' starting lineup on Saturday in a pivotal game against the Dodgers. Patrick Wisdom played first base, and Harrison Bader claimed the leadoff spot in Carpenter's absence....
  • • Betts, Carpenter leading latest MVP poll
    We begin with Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts solidifying his hold on the American League Most Valuable Player Award race. Mike Trout of the Angels remains a distant, steady second in MLB.com's poll of its Baseball Writers Association of America members. Now about the National League race. Yes, that. Take a deep breath. Matt Carpenter of the Cardin...
  • • Cards rally in 7th to solve Fulmer, take finale
    The Cardinals rallied for five runs in the seventh inning off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer -- who had pitched five perfect frames to start the game -- to secure the win in the finale at Comerica Park. Kolten Wong, Carson Kelly and Jose Martinez knocked RBI singles, while Yairo Munoz and Matt Carpenter added sacrifice flies. John Gant dealt 6 2/3 s...
  • • Cards rally in 7th to solve Fulmer, take finale
    The Cardinals rallied for five runs in the seventh inning off Tigers starter Michael Fulmer -- who had pitched five perfect frames to start the game -- to secure the win in the finale at Comerica Park. Kolten Wong, Carson Kelly and Jose Martinez knocked RBI singles, while Yairo Munoz and Matt Carpenter added sacrifice flies. John Gant dealt 6 2/3 s...
  • • Max in rare class with 5th straight 250-K year
    With his strikeout of Matt Carpenter to begin Monday's contest vs. the Cardinals, Max Scherzer joins Hall of Famer Randy Johnson as the only two hurlers in history with five straight seasons of 250 or more K's. Johnson racked up more than 250 K's in six straight years (1997-2002)....
  • • Carpenter, DeJong mash blasts in victory
    The most successful month the Cardinals have had in a half century closed with a 12-5 victory over the Reds at Busch Stadium on Friday. Matt Carpenter hit his National League-leading 35th homer, while Paul DeJong drove home a career-high five RBIs. Austin Gomber earned the win with St. Louis moving to 7-0 during his starts in his rookie campaign. H...

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Top news - Matt Carpenter

  • • Weaver flirts with perfecto, Cards hit 3 homers
    Luke Weaver lost a perfect game in the sixth during a career-high eight innings as the Cardinals won the series opener against the Giants. Jedd Gyorko, Matt Carpenter and Harrison Bader went deep for St. Louis, while Alen Hanson homered for San Francisco. Johnny Cueto allowed five runs over five innings in his return from the disabled list....
  • • Rosenthal’s Latest: Moustakas, Merrifield, Duffy, Fulmer, Drury
    The Cardinals have “renewed interest” in Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas, The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal reports in his latest notes column (subscription required).  It isn’t clear how seriously interested St. Louis is, however, and Rosenthal notes that adding Moustakas would lead to a crowded infield situation.  Matt Carp...
  • • Carpenter (5 hits, 2 HRs), Cards clobber Tribe
    Corey Kluber had never been better than he was three years ago when he dismantled the Cardinals en route to matching the Indians' single-game strikeout record. That was the best start of his career. Tuesday would be his worst. Facing the Cardinals for the first time since that 18-strikeout gem, Kluber found himself ambushed by Matt Carpenter and th...
  • • Carpenter (5 hits, 2 HRs), Cards clobber Tribe
    Corey Kluber had never been better than he was three years ago when he dismantled the Cardinals en route to matching the Indians' single-game strikeout record. That was the best start of his career. Tuesday would be his worst. Facing the Cardinals for the first time since that 18-strikeout gem, Kluber found himself ambushed by Matt Carpenter and th...
  • • Cards KO Kluber in ace's shortest career start
    Matt Carpenter got it going, and Jose Martinez struck the telling blow. The Cardinals handed Indians ace Corey Kluber the shortest start of his career Tuesday night, scoring six runs in the first two innings on six hits. Carpenter's solo homer started the outburst, and Kluber was pulled after 1 2/3 innings when he conceded a three-run homer to Mart...
  • • Matt Carpenter has been crushing the ball at a ridiculous pace lately
    There were some clear reasons as to why St. Louis Cardinals infielder Matt Carpenter had struggled so mightily to start the 2018 season, but it was still confusing.How could that possibly be, you ask? Well, despite his general lack of contact and abnormally low swing rate (even for him), he was still making incredible contact when his bat actually ...
  • • Cards seal split vs. Crew with 5-run 4th inning
    Jose Martinez's three-run home run capped a five-run fourth inning for the Cardinals, who sealed a split of their four-game series against the Brewers. Jhoulys Chacin allowed a season-high eight runs for Milwaukee after allowing nine earned runs in his first six home starts of the season. Matt Carpenter had a two-run single in the fourth before Mar...
  • • Cards seal split vs. Crew with 5-run 4th inning
    Jose Martinez's three-run home run capped a five-run fourth inning for the Cardinals, who sealed a split of their four-game series against the Brewers. Jhoulys Chacin allowed a season-high eight runs for Milwaukee after allowing nine earned runs in his first six home starts of the season. Matt Carpenter had a two-run single in the fourth before Mar...
  • • Crew clobbers Cards, back alone atop Central
    The Brewers' boom-or-bust offense exploded in the series opener -- with the aid of four Cardinals' errors, contributing to six unearned runs. For the Crew, Manny Pina homered, and Eric Thames, Travis Shaw and Jesus Aguilar all had multi-RBI games, while Matt Carpenter stayed hot with a homer for St. Louis. Brent Suter (7 IP, 2 ER) was terrific in o...
  • • Carpenter leads 2 Cards rallies, wins it with HR
    The Cardinals leaned on a timely rally and an abundance of homers for a back-and-forth victory over the Phillies. Matt Carpenter led the way with 3 RBIs on a double and a ninth-inning homer -- his third in as many games. Tommy Pham and Kolten Wong both added solo shots. The Phillies' bats were equally lively. Odubel Herrera and Carlos Santana both ...
  • • Watch: Nick Williams 'fine' after getting drilled in nose by ball on freak play
    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Nick Williams suffered a nasty injury during Monday’s 6-5 victory in extra innings over the St. Louis Cardinals but manager Gabe Kapler said after the game Williams is “fine.” Williams’ injury came as the result of a freak play during the eighth inning when a deep fly ball off the bat of Cardinals third baseman Matt...
  • • Yadi guides Flaherty-led shutout on historic night
    Yadier Molina caught a combined shutout led by rookie Jack Flaherty, drove in a run and tied a Major League record for games caught with one team as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Cubs on Sunday night in St. Louis. Matt Carpenter helped the cause with his 10th home run....
  • • Yadi guides Flaherty-led shutout on historic night
    Yadier Molina caught a combined shutout led by rookie Jack Flaherty, drove in a run and tied a Major League record for games caught with one team as the Cardinals snapped a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 win over the Cubs on Sunday night in St. Louis. Matt Carpenter helped the cause with his 10th home run....
  • • Wacha cools Brewers as Cards pound 3 HRs
    Michael Wacha didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning as he held the NL Central-leading Milwaukee to one run over 6 2/3, improving to 6-1 with a 2.71 ERA. The Cardinals' offense backed him with 10 hits, including solo homers by Harrison Bader, Matt Carpenter and Francisco Pena, and a two-run hit from Jedd Gyorko. The Brewers, who had a four-game ...
  • • Wacha cools Brewers as Cards pound 3 HRs
    Michael Wacha didn't allow a hit until the fifth inning as he held the NL Central-leading Milwaukee to one run over 6 2/3, improving to 6-1 with a 2.71 ERA. The Cardinals offense backed him with 10 hits, including solo homers by Harrison Bader, Matt Carpenter and Francisco Pena, and a two-run hit from Jedd Gyorko. The Brewers, who had a four-game w...

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