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Carpenter-less St. Louis Cardinals @ Pittsburgh Pirates - Game 29 open thread - May 8, 2015

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Matt Carpenter is not even in Pittsburgh.

The Cardinals' starting third baseman tonight.
The Cardinals' starting third baseman tonight.
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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter, who had been sporting perhaps the hottest bat in all of baseball, did not travel with the club to Pittsburgh due to "extreme fatigue," according to Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com. Thus, he's not in tonight's starting lineup and won't be in Saturday's or Sunday's either. As of this writing, it's unclear when Carpenter will be able to play ball again. The bright side? The Cardinals have not placed Carpenter on the disabled list. At least not yet.

The Carpenter-less Cardinals Lineup:

  1. Peter Bourjos, CF
  2. Kolten Wong, 2B
  3. Matt Holliday, LF
  4. Jhonny Peralta, SS
  5. Mark Reynolds, 1B
  6. Jason Heyward, RF
  7. Yadier Molina, C
  8. Pete Kozma, 3B
  9. Michael Wacha, P

The Pirates Lineup:

  1. Gregory Polanco, RF
  2. Neil Walker, 2B
  3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
  4. Starling Marte, LF
  5. Pedro Alvarez, 1B
  6. Josh Harrison, 3B
  7. Francisco Cervelli, C
  8. Jody Mercer, SS
  9. Francisco Liriano, P