1B,DH,RF - SD
Matt Carpenter had a productive day at the plate, driving in three runs on one hit - a solo home run - and scoring two runs himself in the Padres' 7-0 victory over the Red Sox on Sunday.
Despite a slow start to the season, Carpenter has been heating up lately, with four home runs and 11 RBIs in his last 10 games. However, he still has a low batting average of .211 on the season.
San Diego Padres designated hitter Matt Carpenter is not in Friday's starting lineup against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
With Dodgers left-hander Clayton Kershaw toeing the rubber Friday, the lefty-swinging Carpenter will start on the bench while the DH duties go to the right-handed-hitting Nelson Cruz. After bursting back onto the scene with the Yankees last season, Carpenter is off to a strong start with the Padres as he's hitting .242 with three homers, six doubles, a 14.3% BB%, and an .839 OPS across 77 trips to the plate.
Padres DH Matt Carpenter had a big day at the dish Sunday, leading San Diego to a 7-5 win over Arizona. He finished 3-for-3 with a home run, five RBI and two doubles.
Carpenter went yard for the third time on the season, despite not playing every day. He is only hitting .238 but has walked nine times with only 42 official at-bats, good enough for a .377 OBP. The veteran has always shown some pop and could provide some sneaky mixed league value depending on his playing time. Carpenter is certainly worth keeping an eye on.
Matt Carpenter went 1-for-1 at the plate for the Padres Thursday night, blasting a solo home run while also walking once and scoring two runs in a 7-5 win over the Diamondbacks.
Carpenter has struggled at the plate recently for the Padres, recording hits in just two of his last nine games for the club. The veteran slugger has always flashed power potential for fantasy managers, but also goes through stretches where his bat disappears, batting just .167 with four runs scored, two home runs, and seven runs batted in so far this season.
Matt Carpenter is back in the lineup for the San Diego Padres against the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night.
With left-hander Max Fried on the mound for the Braves Monday night, Carpenter was left out of the starting lineup. The veteran will fill the designated hitter spot and bat fifth against Atlanta right-hander Spencer Strider Tuesday night.