San Diego Padres Matt Carpenter (38) is playing a big role.
On the 24th (Korean time), Carpenter played as the designated hitter number 6 against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ‘2023 Major League Baseball’ held at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. On this day, he recorded 3 hits, 1 home run and 5 RBIs in 4 at-bats. San Diego won 7-5.
Carpenter’s bat was hot throughout the game. In the first inning, with 2 outs and 1st and 2nd bases, Carpenter attacked starter Dree Jameson’s 97.9 mph fast ball and hit a double with 2 RBIs. In the third inning he scored on a sacrifice fly. With no out on third base, Carpenter sent the batted ball high toward left field and brought home a runner on third base.
In the fifth, Carpenter’s bat exploded. With runners two out, Carpenter caught Peter Solomon’s 93.3 mph fastball and ran it over his right field fence. Even in the 7th inning, Carpenter hit a single RBI double through left-center with 2nd out and 2nd base. Carpenter scored 5 RBIs alone. After moving to San Diego, he performed at his best.
Carpenter played for the St. Louis Cardinals until 2021. In the 2013 season he recorded 199 hits. He ranked first in hits in the National League. In the 2018 season, he hit 36 home runs, marking his first 30 home run in his debut. He played 11 seasons in St. Louis alone, and showed off his slugging power enough to record 170 home runs. 스포츠토토
However, Carpenter did not overcome the years. Eventually he had to leave St. Louis. To continue his playing career, he signed a contract with the Texas Rangers ahead of the 2022 season, but was again notified of his release. Then he joined hands with the New York Yankees, and became the protagonist of the “room birth myth”, recording 15 home runs in 47 games, a batting average of 0.305 (39 hits in 128 at-bats), a slugging percentage of 0.727 OPS (on-base percentage + slugging percentage) of 1.139.
Carpenter, who had his second prime in New York, came out on the free agent market last winter and signed a two-year, $12 million contract with San Diego. Even in San Diego, where heavy hitters are lined up, Carpenter’s presence is extraordinary. He shows off his long-running power and adds strength to the team.