The 36-year-old Matthew Martin Lee Carpenter is back in St. Louis. St. Louis is the place where Carpenter never wanted to leave because he got succeeded in the year 2011 of his MLB career.
Matt Carpenter returned to Busch Stadium because he felt he would still contribute to the team and help them win. He believes he has something to offer the Cardinals and wants to be a part of their success. On 5th August 2022, he comes to bat in the first inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. He got hugged by former teammate St. Louis Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina.
After a difficult start to the season, Matt Carpenter is finally back in the Cardinals lineup, and fans couldn’t be happier. The six-time All-Star has been a key part of the Cardinals lineup for years, and his return is sure to give the team a boost as they push for a playoff spot.
Who is Matt Carpenter?
Matt Carpenter is an American professional baseball player for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball. He was drafted by the Cardinals in 2009 and made his Major League debut in 2012. Carpenter is a three-time All-Star and has won two Silver Slugger Awards. He made his MLB debut with the St. Louis Cardinals 11 years ago.
Busch Stadium- A Special place
For Matt Carpenter, Busch Stadium has always held a special place in his heart. It was the site of some of his earliest baseball memories, where he made his big-league debut. So it’s only fitting that Carpenter would make his return to the stadium on Tuesday night, just in time for the Cardinals’ home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Carpenter grew up just a short drive from Busch Stadium and often went to games as a child with his family. He even had the chance to play on the field when he was a member of the Little League World Series team from central Missouri in 2001. So when Carpenter made his major league debut with the Cardinals in 2011, he felt right at home.
“It’s always special to come back and play here,” Carpenter said. “I have so many great memories of this place, both as a fan and as a player.”
Carpenter is no stranger to big moments at Busch Stadium. In 2013, he hit a walk-off home run to give the Cardinals a victory on opening day. And just last year, he helped lead the team to a World Series championship with a key home run in Game 7.
Carpenter and his fans
Carpenter’s fans were eager to see what he could do. The veteran infielder has been tearing lately, hitting .333 with four home runs and 12 RBIs in his last ten games. Carpenter came off a three-hit performance against the rival Chicago Cubs, so fans expected him to be fired up for his return to St. Louis.
Matt Carpenter’s return to Busch Stadium was one for the ages. His presence in the lineup boosted the team, and his performance helped lead them to victory. Thanks, Matt, for everything!