Matt Carpenter is representing the St. Louis Cardinals in the MLB The Show 20 players tournament. How is he doing so far?
It’s not real baseball, but MLB The Show has been at least a small source of reprieve during this world without sports. As you know, the St. Louis Cardinals are being represented by Matt Carpenter, and the tournament has been going on for about a week.
Thus far, there have been games every night, and you can tune in here to watch Carpenter play.
Carpenter has had an interesting start to the tournament, currently in fourth place in the NL Central with a record of 5-7. Amir Garrett (Reds) and Ian Happ (Cubs) are doing a good job at the top of the standings, but there are plenty of games left to be played for Carpenter to come back.
One of Carpenter’s highlights came in his game against Hunter Pence, where he doubled off of the wall with Paul Goldschmidt and proceeded to yell at how slow he was when he was thrown out at the plate.
This tournament doesn’t really matter, but it’s fun to see the players having fun with it.
Interestingly enough, Carpenter has batted the best with Paul Goldschmidt and currently has just a .250 batting average with himself.
Tonight, Matt Carpenter has four more games, including one against the undisputed best player of the league, Joey Gallo. He also plays Nico Goodrum of Detroit, David Dahl of Colorado, and Ryne Stanek of the Marlins.
All the games are streamed on Twitch as well as on Carpenter’s YouTube channel and they are really fun to watch, regardless of the lack of reality.
The St. Louis Cardinals may not be playing games, but there is entertainment out there. Seeing Carp take it so lighthearted is pretty funny and puts things back into perspective. It’s all just a game.