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Carlos Martinez went five innings on Friday, giving up five hits, six earned runs, and two walks while recording five strikeouts in a 9-2 loss to Philadelphia.
A disastrous second inning ruined the night for Martinez, as all six runs scored in that frame when Martinez allowed eight consecutive batters to reach base, which included two HBPs. C-Mart has now pitched exactly five innings in all three of his starts this season (all losses) and owns an ugly 7.80 ERA. He’ll face the Nationals next week.
Carlos Martinez gave up eight hits and three earned runs across five innings in a loss to Milwaukee on Saturday. He did not walk a batter but also recorded only one strikeout
Martinez went five innings in his first start of the year as well, yielding four runs in that outing. He falls to 0-2 on the season with an unsightly 6.30 ERA and 1.40 WHIP and just five strikeouts through 10 innings pitched. He'll face the Phillies next time out and is not a recommended option for that matchup.
Carlos Martinez wasn't at his best on Sunday, pitching only five innings (77 pitches) while surrendering four hits, four earned runs, and two walks to go along with four strikeouts in a loss to Cincinnati.
The 29-year-old right-hander was cruising along, allowing only one run through four innings, before Nick Castellanos crushed a three-run homer to center in the bottom of the fifth. The veteran was pitching pretty well until that mistake. Martinez will face Milwaukee next weekend and is a fringe option at best in mixed leagues for the time being.
Cardinals manager Mike Shildt confirmed Saturday that RHP Carlos Martinez is slated to open the year in the team's rotation.
The 29-year-old is an interesting late-round lottery ticket in fantasy drafts this spring. He struggled badly in five starts last season but obviously has a track record of big league success.
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Carlos Martinez said he was never 100 percent healthy last season following his bout with COVID-19.
Martinez has underlying asthma and was never completely comfortable. He said he did not have the strength he once had. It was his worst season of his career in last year's shortened season, pitching to the tune of a 9.90 ERA across five starts. Martinez should not have a problem maintaining a spot in the Cardinals starting rotation where he will be looking to bounce back in a huge way.