Matt Carpenter

Matt Carpenter in 2009 and 2016

Then and Now: Carpenter, Piscotty and Feliz

I went to the Pirates @ Cardinals games on July 6 and 7, and I finally got around to looking at my pictures from the games.

There were several players in these games that I got to see play minor league baseball in the Midwest League. Matt Adams, Trevor Rosenthal, Greg Garcia and others. I didn’t get great pictures of all of them, but I did get some of these three players: Matt Carpenter, Stephen Piscotty and Neftali Feliz.

I already blogged about the time I saw Feliz pitch in the Midwest League in 2008- he pitched 5 1/3 innings and had 11 strikeouts in the second game of a doubleheader. I also already blogged about following Stephen Piscotty when he played for the River Bandits in 2012.

I did not blog about Matt Carpenter because I didn’t really remember seeing him and he was only in Quad Cities for about a month before moving up. He played for the River Bandits in 2009. I wish I had paid closer attention, but those 13th round draft picks don’t get much hype on their way up through the ranks.

Stephen Piscotty in 2012 and 2016

Stephen Piscotty in 2012 and 2016


Neftali Feliz in 2008 and 2016

Jaime Garcia St. Louis Cardinals

August 8, 2015: Cardinals 3, Brewers 0

I took year old son to Milwaukee to visit one of my old friends there and to go to the Cardinals vs Brewers game. I had not been to Miller Park in a few years. It has not changed much except they did install a much larger video board since the last time I was there.

Matt Carpenter led off the game with a home run on a 3-2 count. I had taken my son to some of the kdis things there before the game (batting cages, speed pitch, etc). I had just sat down and did not have all my camera settings adjusted so it did not come in as clear. The Cardinals ended up winning 3-0. It was their 3rd straight shutout, and extended their shutout streak to 36 innings. That streak ended the next day at 39 1/3 innings, in a game the Cardinals lost. Stephen Piscotty drove in the other two runs for the Cardinals.

Matt Carpenter

Carpenter watches his HR in the 1st inning

Matt Carpenter home run

Carpenter does the home run line in the dugout

Jaime Garcia

Jaime Garcia pitched well, throwing 7 shutout innings

Randal Grichuk

Grichuk lining a single

Miller Park

Tons of Cardinal fans were at Miller Park for this game

Owen and I at the game

Owen and I at the game