2018

Mike Matheny

Why the Cardinals fired Mike Matheny

One day after the Cardinals relieved manager Mike Matheny of his managerial duties on July 14, 2018, ace pitcher Adam Wainwright compared the shakeup to Albert Pujols’ decision to sign with the Angels after the 2011 season. “It was like an organizational transformational moment,” Wainwright said. “The wake-up call to the team arrived today.”[1] Matheny’s

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Matt Carpenter

July 20, 2018: Matt Carpenter hits three homers, two doubles in historic 5-for-5 game

On July 20, 2018, Matt Carpenter laid claim to arguably the most productive offensive game in Cardinals history, clubbing three homers and two doubles in an 18-5 win over the Cubs. Carpenter tied a team record with 16 total bases, matching Mark Whiten’s four-home run game on September 7, 1993. Carpenter’s five extra-base hits made

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