The New York Yankees won 9-4 on Monday night over the Seattle Mariners, something the Pinstripes had not done in six days. Pitcher Jameson Taillon kept Seattle in check for most of the night. At the same time, the Bronx Bombers bats were pounding out 13 hits. However, the celebrated mid-August game came with a huge loss.
It's hard to go through a minor league system, spend 11 years with one Major League organization and then just move on. The St. Louis Cardinals were done with Matt Carpenter and bought out his option in November. The 36 year-old utility master, who has played significant time at 1st, 2nd, 3rd, left field and right field, knew someone could use his tools. In addition to his defensive skills, the 3-time All Star has a Silver Slugger Award in that belt.
St Louis Cardinals' Third Baseman Matt Carpenter did what I've been begging MLB players to do for years now! Carpenter got up to bat in the fifth inning and even though Carpenter hit a home run in his last at bat he laid down a bunt. The Miami Marlins had the shift in place and since all the infielders were right of second base, Carpenter bunted down the third base line and ended up on second base.