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Let us bow down to Matt Carpenter, for we are not worthy - A Hunt and Peck

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The man is incredible and we need to keep appreciating him.

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MLB: St. Louis Cardinals at Miami Marlins Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Just three days ago, I wrote that Matt Carpenter was the most valuable [position] player in the National League. Today, not only does that fact hold true, it has somehow become truer. So much so, it warranted another post. Since that post was publish Matt Carpenter has...

  • Hit two more home runs
  • Raised his Isolated Slugging (ISO - slugging percentage minus batting average) from .311 to .317
  • Raised his Slugging (SLG - total bases divided by at bats) from .593 to .598
  • Raised his Win Probability Added (WPA) from 2.90 to 3.39

The point here is that Matt Carpenter has been on a historic run. His turnaround from the beginning of the season to now has been so unbelievable, I find it my duty as a humble scribe of this revered game to document it for posterity. To do that, I have combed the Internet for Matt Carpenter-related facts and anecdotes and compiled the best ones here:

Handicapping the Award Races: MVP | FanGraphs Baseball

Matt Carpenter hits 30th homer in win | St. Louis Cardinals

what else is going on in baseball...

Juan Soto passes Mickey Mantle in teenager HRs | Washington Nationals

Bartolo Colon becomes winningest Latin pitcher | Texas Rangers

The A’s Signed One of the Bargains of the Winter | FanGraphs Baseball

Ranking Baseball’s Center-Field Camera Shots (2018 Update) | FanGraphs Baseball

The American League’s Only Playoff Race | FanGraphs Baseball

Angel Hernandez and How Lawsuits Impact Baseball | FanGraphs Baseball

Chris Herrmann won’t stop until he hits everyone in the beans with a baseball | SBNation.com

Amazing One-Handed Catch of Flying Bat by a Fan | YouTube (Shoutout to Mark of OKC for the link!)

what the cardinals are up to...

Matt Carpenter Is a Great Leadoff Man. Why Does This Make So Many People Cray Cray? | 101Sports.com

Cardinals Close Out Marlin Series With 7-1 Win | Viva El Birdos

You might remember the Rally Cat bobblehead I wrote about a few months ago that had sold out almost immediately? Well, just a heads up, but they are back and you can order one now!

KNOW THINE ENEMY...

the nl central

Pirates Newman, Stallings each hit for cycle | MLB.com

Lights go on at Wrigley | 08/08/1988 | MLB.com

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