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Cincinnati Reds (3-16)


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@ Mil
L 0-2
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@ StL
L 2-4
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Cin 0 - 2 StL
Bot 4th
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@ StL
11:15 AM PT12:15 PM MT1:15 PM CT2:15 PM ET14:15 ET18:15 GMT2:15 11:15 AM MST1:15 PM EST1:45 PM VEN22:15 UAE1:15 PM CT
vs. Atl
3:40 PM PT4:40 PM MT5:40 PM CT6:40 PM ET18:40 ET22:40 GMT6:40 3:40 PM MST5:40 PM EST6:10 PM VEN2:40 UAE (+1)5:40 PM CT

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: S. Gennett.276
HR: A. Duvall3
RBI: A. Duvall9
SB: B. Hamilton4
W: L. Castillo1
ERA: H. Bailey3.42
Saves: R. Iglesias2
K: L. Castillo21
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: .223 (24)
Runs: 56 (30)
Hits: 141 (26)
Home Runs: 11 (28)
Stolen Bases: 9 (19)
OBP: .300 (23)
SLG: .319 (29)
Total Bases: 202 (28)
General Pitching (Rank)
Earned Run Average: 5.38 (28)
Runs Allowed: 104 (25)
Saves: 2 (27)
Strikeouts: 142 (27)
OpBA: .256 (25)
OBP: .343 (27)
SLG: .449 (27)
Run Support: 3.04 (30)
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
4/20 D. Hernandez Sent to Minors For Rehabilitation
4/20 C. Reed Sent to Minors
4/20 S. Schebler Recalled From Minors Rehab Assignment
4/20 S. Schebler Removed From 10-Day DL (Right ulnar nerve contusion)
4/17 Z. Neal Traded Los Angeles (for RHP Ariel Hernandez, 3-player deal)
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Injuries
Date Player Status
4/17 D. Mesoraco Bruised right wrist (day-to-day)
4/13 J. Winker Shoulder (day-to-day)
4/9 E. Suárez Fractured right thumb (on 10-day DL)
4/6 S. Schebler off 10-day DL
3/29 A. DeSclafani Left oblique strain (on 60-day DL)
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