Who’s prohibited (DeJong), who’s not (Carpenter) for Cards

Here is a demeanour during who’s prohibited and who’s not for a Cardinals:


Paul DeJong, INF: The rookie from Illinois State bounced behind from his tough diversion Tuesday (0 for 3, hapless throwing error) with another large strike Wednesday — an RBI double that only kept carrying. DeJong is now 4 for 11 with dual doubles, a homer and dual RBIs given entrance adult from a Triple-A level. It’s suitable that he sits subsequent to maestro handyman Jedd Gyorko in a Cardinals hall given he could turn a identical item some day. Guys who can play all over a infield and expostulate a round are golden.

Dexter Fowler, OF: He smacked a wilful homer in Wednesday night’s 2-1 feat over a Los Angeles Dodgers, giving starting pitcher Carlos Martinez a well-deserved victory. Fowler has strike safely in 6 of his final 7 games, going 10 for 30 in that camber with a homer, dual doubles and 5 runs scored. He might be removing it together only in time for his lapse to Wrigley Field.

Tommy Pham, OF: He continued his hurl Wednesday, going 1 for 3 with a run scored opposite a Dodgers. Pham is batting .320 with 15 runs scored in 22 games given his latest graduation from Memphis. His on-base and slugging commission is .978. A cool-down seems inevitable, though for a time being Pham is lifting a bar for a replaced Randal Grichuk. This is a arrange of prolongation a Cardinals need from their dilemma outfielders.

Seung Hwan Oh, RP: Of march he put a intensity restraining run on bottom in a ninth inning. That’s only what Oh does as a closer. Everything is an journey with this guy. But Oh struck out dual batters and nailed down his 12th save of a season, obscure his earned-run normal to 2.88 in a process. He has thrown 3 1/3 scoreless innings in his final 3 outings with 8 strikeouts. He has regained his authority and therefore his ability to make hostile hitters demeanour silly.


Matt Carpenter, 1B: The Cardinals need him to develop as a No. 3 hitter. For whatever reason he only isn’t adult to that task. Manager Mike Matheny changed him adult to a No. 2 hole and got another 0-for-4 opening from him. Carpenter is now 3 for 22 with 6 strikeouts in his final 6 starts. He is attack .172 with runners in scoring position this deteriorate and he has only one strike in 11 during bats with RISP and dual outs. And for those fans perfectionist that Matheny put him behind in a leadoff spot, Carpenter is batting only .176 when heading off an inning this season. Just about everywhere we demeanour this man has posted bad numbers.

Aledmys Diaz, SS: Sure, he got some hits final month. Diaz had a new eight-game attack strain and he strike safely in 13 of 15 games during one stretch. But he hasn’t driven in a run given behind on May 10. Overall he is batting .211 with runners on bottom and only .190 with RISP and dual outs. Hence his slip down to a No. 8 mark in a batting sequence Wednesday. It’s value observant that DeJong essentially played shortstop during Memphis and fielded a position surprisingly good for a collegiate second baseman.

Jose Martinez, OF-1B: Competition for during bats will feverishness adult with Pham and Fowler attack well, Stephen Piscotty behind from his family leave and Grichuk due to lapse from his Florida attack convention someday this month. Martinez came off a dais to make another out Wednesday, withdrawal him 1 for 8 given returning from his groin flesh tear. After starting a deteriorate on a 9-for-20 roll, Martinez has left 7 for 36 given then. 

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