Cardinals at Diamondbacks: 5 Players to Watch

By Thomas Lynch
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Aug 19, 2015; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Matt Carpenter (13) drives in the game tying run on a fielders choice off of San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Josh Osich (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Giants 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

1-Matt Carpenter

The two-time All-Star has already set a career high in home runs with 18. However, Carpenter has struggled recently with only three hits in his last 25 at-bats. He didn’t register a hit in the three games in San Diego and he struck out seven times. The St. Louis third baseman does hit Arizona pitching well. Carpenter owns a .342 batting average and a .407 on-base percentage in 82 lifetime plate appearances vs. the Snakes. In the series in May, he had only two hits in 14 trips at-bat.

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