Matt Carpenter injury: Cardinals fans grateful they got to witness return to St. Louis

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New York Yankees slugger Matt Carpenter had been on fire, but he’s out for at least a month after breaking his left foot.

New York Yankees slugger Matt Carpenter has been unstoppable this season, slashing .305/.412/.727 for an OPS of 1.139. This has been one of the best seasons of his career, but it’s unfortunately stalled after Carpenter broke his left foot.

While Carpenter wasn’t injured in St. Louis, Cardinals fans are happy they got to witness his return to Busch Stadium, despite his poor luck of late. According to Marly Rivera of ESPN, “Carpenter received a lengthy standing ovation prior to his first at-bat and went 2-for-12 in the series at St. Louis.”

Carpenter didn’t hit well during his last three seasons in St. Louis, so this major comeback season has been an exciting (and unexpected) one.

Yankees: Matt Carpenter’s comeback has been exciting for fans

Carpenter was on a downward spiral from 2019 through 2021. He consistently hit worse each season, ending 2021 at .169/.305/.275 with an OPS of .580. Though his final seasons in St. Louis were underwhelming, fans are still excited to see him do well with another organization.

The veteran is holding onto hope that he will continue his success later this season, whether it be in September or the playoffs.

He told ESPN, “I don’t want to say a number because I just don’t know, but I’m holding out hope that it’ll be a situation where I could come back in the middle of September and can contribute towards a stretch run. So we’ll see. I mean, that’s my mindset is that I’ll be back.”

Hopefully, good news is right around the corner for Carpenter, who has already defied the odds time and time again.

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