1B,2B,3B,DH - STL
Batting with two outs and the bases loaded in the bottom of the first inning, Matt Carpenter ripped a double down into the right field corner on Wednesday night, clearing the bases and picking up three RBI.
After an absolutely putrid start to the season, the veteran Carpenter has been seeing some regular playing time of late and hitting much better in the month of June. Even after a nice game tonight, however, he's still hitting just .184 on the season with a .656 OPS. He's not worth rostering in fantasy leagues.
Matt Carpenter picked up a single and a double while scoring a run in three at-bats in an 8-3 loss to the White Sox on Tuesday night.
The 35-year-old veteran has been relegated to a bench role this season but drew his second straight start, this time at DH, while playing in an American League venue for the second straight game. With that said, Carpenter has struggled immensely this year with a meager .137/.289/.274 slash line and is miles off the fantasy radar at this stage of his career.
For the second consecutive game, Matt Carpenter came off the bench to slug a three-run home run to right field and help propel the Cardinals to victory.
Carpenter crushed a fastball to right center in the sixth inning to blow the game open and now has three homers on the year to go with an unfathomable .116 AVG and .576 OPS. The veteran left-hander has carved out a role off the Cardinals bench but is not worthy of fantasy consideration at this stage of his career.
Matt Carpenter came on as a pinch-hitter in the fifth inning on Thursday and promptly hit a three-run home run to right field off of Phillies ace Aaron Nola to temporarily give the Cardinals a 3-1 lead.
The 35-year-old veteran is still hitting a hard-to-fathom .095 on the season (4-for-42) and has been reduced to a part-time/bench role in St. Louis. He's quite far removed from the fantasy radar at this stage of his career.
Drawing a start at second base on Tuesday. Matt Carpenter went 1-for-4 with two runs, three RBI, and his first home run of the season.
Carpenter entered the night hitting just 1-for-14 on the season (.071) but turned on an elevated fastball from Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning and homered down the right field line. Despite the big fly tonight, the 35-year-old veteran can be ignored in fantasy leagues.