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St. Louis Cardinals (11-8)


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L 5-8
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W 4-2
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Cardinals have faith Carpenter will start to hit

Matt Carpenter's power production and ability to drive in runs suggest he should be a middle-of-the-order hitter for the St. Louis Cardinals.

His career splits as a No. 3 hitter versus leading off or batting second say something else.

So does his .177 average to start the year, which is one reason why manager Mike Matheny bumped him up to second for Friday night's 4-2 win over the struggling Cincinnati Reds. While Carpenter was just 1-for-5, he hit the ball hard more than once, as was the case during a two-game series this week with the Chicago Cubs at frigid Wrigley Field in which he hit third.

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Leaders
AVG: J. Martínez.358
HR: P. DeJong5
RBI: J. Martínez16
SB: T. Pham5
W: M. Wacha3
ERA: C. Martínez1.75
Saves: B. Norris5
K: C. Martínez30
NL Central
TeamWLPctGB
Pittsburgh 128.600-
St. Louis 118.5790.5
Milwaukee 129.5710.5
Chi Cubs 98.5291.5
Cincinnati 316.1588.5
Full Standings
General Batting (Rank)
AVG: .240 (13)
Runs: 88 (13)
Hits: 154 (16)
Home Runs: 25 (8)
Stolen Bases: 11 (10)
OBP: .328 (10)
SLG: .393 (15)
Total Bases: 252 (16)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 3.43 (9)
Runs Allowed: 69 (8)
Saves: 6 (10)
Strikeouts: 165 (16)
OpBA: .250 (23)
OBP: .334 (24)
SLG: .384 (13)
Run Support: 4.64 (12)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/19 J. Brebbia Sent to Minors
4/19 T. O'Neill Called Up from Minors
4/16 L. Gregerson Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/16 L. Gregerson Removed From 10-Day DL (Hamstring strain)
4/16 J. Gyorko Removed From 10-Day DL (Strained right hamstring)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/10 S. Tuivailala Left knee strain (on 10-day DL)
4/6 R. Sherriff Right great toe fracture (on 10-day DL)
4/3 J. Gyorko off 10-day DL
3/30 B. Cecil Strained left shoulder (on 10-day DL)
3/26 L. Gregerson off 10-day DL
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