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¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Carlos Martínez! - A Hunt and Peck

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That is right, folks! The stars have aligned so that today, Tsunamy Thursday, the day of the week dedicated to our beloved Dominican starting pitcher, also happened to be the anniversary of the day of his birth. Carlos is twenty-six years old today. He is also set to take on the Cincinnati Reds tonight, and with three games to make up and only eleven to play, the stakes are higher than ever.

On this, his birthday, let us look back at the best and brightest Carlos Martínez moments...

More defensive gems:

April 25, 2014: PIT@STL: Martinez escapes trouble in the 8th
September 15, 2015: STL@MIL: Martinez throws across body for fine play

More dominant pitching (and hitting) performances:

April 2, 2017: Martinez, Grichuk lead walk-off vs. Cubs
May 8, 2017: Martinez drives in four runs in Cards' win
June 10, 2017: Martinez fires shutout, K's 11 to lead Cards

More antics:

July 28, 2015: Martinez protects his pyramid from Wacha
September 24, 2016: STL@CHC: Wainwright knocks over a tower of water cups
July 20, 2016: SD@STL: Martinez gets a nosebleed on the mound
July 6, 2017: Carlos Martinez impersonates his teammates' batting stances

¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Carlos!

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