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Cardinals news and notes: Carpenter, Piscotty, buy or sell?

Matt Carpenter is hurt and we can wallow in misery or relive two of his greatest at-bats. That and yesterday at VEB.

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It was announced yesterday that Matt Carpenter will be on the 15-day DL with a right oblique strain. How long he'll be out and how big of an impact this will have on the Cardinals' season remains to be seen but whatever the scenario this is anything but good news. And that means now is as good of time as any to re-watch two of Carpenter's most famous at-bats against the best pitcher on the planet.

First, Game 6 of the 2013 NLCS:

And second, Game 1 of the 2014 NLDS:

Feel better? Yeah, me neither but those will never get old. Here's what you may have missed yesterday at VEB:

Buyers or sellers?

Joe Schwarz explains the circumstances in which it would make sense for the Cardinals to make a run at Andrew MillerI, on the other hand, hope they are cautious buyers.

Stephen Piscotty

Craig Edwards explained how Stephen Piscotty continues to consistently produce even though his .372 BABIP from last year has regressed a bit to the norm.

Down on the farm

Here's an update on the goings-on of Cardinals' prospects and various affiliates.

Matt Carpenter

Here are the details and analysis of the aforementioned Carpenter injury.

Carlos Martinez

Finally, the inside scoop of what exactly went on when Carlos Martinez visited the Butterfly House.

Cardinals versus Pirates

The Cardinals salvaged a game against the Pirates with a welcoming 5-1 victory yesterday. Adam Wainwright pitched seven strong innings. Here's the game thread and the recap, in which we're introduced to the "dinger camp." Or maybe we were introduced to it a long time ago and I'm seeing it for the firs time. Either way I 100% approve.

Have a great weekend, everyone.