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Carlos Martínez
ERA W-L K
3.13 12-7 124
Team: St. LouisHt / Wt: 6-0 / 185 NFBC ADP: 101.33
Position: SPBorn: 9/21/1991 Birthplace: Puerto Plata, DR
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Cardinals (2010)


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Aug. 25 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Martinez allowed one run and four hits over eight innings in Wednesday's 8-1 win over the Mets.
Analysis: Martinez allowed one run on three hits in seven innings against Houston his last time out. ''These last two outings I feel have been one of my best,'' Martinez said through a translator. It could be more of the same in his next start Monday at Milwaukee. He has a 0.69 ERA in winning both starts at Miller Park this year - striking out 19 in 13 innings - and is 3-0 with a 0.64 ERA in five outings versus the Brewers since the start of last season.
Aug. 17 2:55 PM PT3:55 PM MT4:55 PM CT5:55 PM ET17:55 ET21:55 GMT5:55 2:55 PM MST4:55 PM EST5:25 PM VEN1:55 UAE (+1)4:55 PM CT-Martinez took a no-hitter into the sixth Wednesday and pitched seven innings of three-hit ball, allowing a run while striking out seven to beat the Astros.
Analysis: The right-hander improved to 4-1 over his last seven starts despite posting a 4.07 ERA in that stretch.
Aug. 6 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Martinez had a rocky outing Saturday when he allowed seven runs over five innings in a 13-5 loss to the Braves.
Analysis: Martinez hasn't been sharp in his last two outings, allowing 11 runs and 14 hits over 12 innings in a pair of St. Louis defeats.
Aug. 1 9:33 AM PT10:33 AM MT11:33 AM CT12:33 PM ET12:33 ET16:33 GMT0:33 9:33 AM MST11:33 AM EST12:03 PM VEN20:33 UAE11:33 AM CT-Martinez allowed four runs and walked four over seven innings in Sunday's 5-4 loss to Miami.
Analysis: Walks have been an issue lately for Martinez, who had a 2.65 ERA in winning his previous three starts, as he's issued 13 over 24 innings in his last four outings. His next start comes Saturday against the Braves, and he allowed two runs over six innings to win in Atlanta back in April.
July 27 11:08 AM PT12:08 PM MT1:08 PM CT2:08 PM ET14:08 ET18:08 GMT2:08 11:08 AM MST1:08 PM EST1:38 PM VEN22:08 UAE1:08 PM CT-Despite walking four and laboring through five innings, Martinez held the Mets to two runs to win his third straight start.
Analysis: Martinez (10-6, 2.87 ERA) continues to be one of the Cardinals' most reliable starters, and he's now 6-1 with an excellent 1.76 ERA over his last 10 assignments.
July 25 7:51 AM PT8:51 AM MT9:51 AM CT10:51 AM ET10:51 ET14:51 GMT22:51 7:51 AM MST9:51 AM EST10:21 AM VEN18:51 UAE9:51 AM CT-Martinez faces the New York Mets' Noah Syndergaard on Monday.
Analysis: Martinez logged seven innings in a 4-2 win over San Diego in his last start despite suffering a bloody nose.
July 21 10:13 AM PT11:13 AM MT12:13 PM CT1:13 PM ET13:13 ET17:13 GMT1:13 10:13 AM MST12:13 PM EST12:43 PM VEN21:13 UAE12:13 PM CT-Martinez gave up two runs and four hits over seven innings as the Cardinals took the opener of a doubleheader against the Padres on Wednesday, 4-2.
Analysis: Martinez has gone 3-1 with a 1.52 ERA over his last seven starts, shaving nearly a run off his ERA (3.76 to 2.83). He next takes the ball Monday against a Mets team he has gone 1-1 with a 0.57 ERA against.
July 9 6:09 PM PT7:09 PM MT8:09 PM CT9:09 PM ET21:09 ET1:09 GMT9:09 6:09 PM MST8:09 PM EST8:39 PM VEN5:09 UAE (+1)8:09 PM CT-Martinez struck out a season-high 11 in five innings in Saturday's 8-1 victory over the Brewers for his first win since June 11. The right-hander allowed one run and four hits with four walks.
Analysis: Martinez has allowed a run or less in five of six starts, posting a 1.34 ERA over that stretch.
June 30 10:11 AM PT11:11 AM MT12:11 PM CT1:11 PM ET13:11 ET17:11 GMT1:11 10:11 AM MST12:11 PM EST12:41 PM VEN21:11 UAE12:11 PM CT-Martinez allowed eight hits in six-plus scoreless innings for St. Louis, which lost 3-2 to Kansas City in 12 innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez has allowed two earned runs in 28 1-3 innings in his last four starts. He was limited to 89 pitches because of worries about cumulative fatigue. ''It actually was a really good idea, because I've been a little tired,'' Martinez said through an interpreter. ''I had pitched many innings in previous games.''
June 18 5:28 PM PT6:28 PM MT7:28 PM CT8:28 PM ET20:28 ET0:28 GMT8:28 5:28 PM MST7:28 PM EST7:58 PM VEN4:28 UAE (+1)7:28 PM CT-Martinez allowed four hits and a walk over seven shutout innings in Saturday's 4-3 loss to Texas.
Analysis: Martinez is on a roll, going 3-0 with a 1.23 ERA and 24 strikeouts over 29 1/3 innings in his last four starts. The left-hander next takes the ball Friday to make his first career start against Seattle.
June 12 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Martinez gave up one run and six hits in 8 1/3 innings in the Cardinals' 5-1 win over the Pirates on Saturday.
Analysis: Martinez threw 122 pitches in his 49th career start. He struck out five, walked three and induced three double-play grounders with a sinker that regularly reached 96 mph. This was his third consecutive win after losing five straight starts.
May 31 12:24 PM PT1:24 PM MT2:24 PM CT3:24 PM ET15:24 ET19:24 GMT3:24 12:24 PM MST2:24 PM EST2:54 PM VEN23:24 UAE2:24 PM CT-Martinez ended his losing streak in a big way Monday, holding the Brewers to five hits and striking out eight over eight scoreless innings.
Analysis: Martinez went 0-5 with a 6.84 ERA in five May starts preceding his dominant Memorial Day effort. He faces the Giants at home Sunday night in his next assignment.
May 6 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET22:38 ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST10:08 PM VEN6:38 UAE (+1)9:38 PM CT-Martinez left Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates due to fatigue. Martinez had walked two of the three batters he faced in the top of the fourth, including Francisco Cervelli to load the bases.
Analysis: Martinez then fell behind 1-0 to Josh Harrison when Cardinals infielders met at the mound and the trainer came out onto the field.
May 2 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET18:01 ET22:01 GMT6:01 3:01 PM MST5:01 PM EST5:31 PM VEN2:01 UAE (+1)5:01 PM CT-Martinez needed only 63 pitches to get through his first five innings but was charged with four runs and seven hits in 6 2/3 innings. He walked none and struck out eight Sunday.
Analysis: Martinez left the Cardinals briefly late last week to address a personal matter. The 24-year-old right-hander is the subject of a civil lawsuit filed against him by a woman in West Palm Beach, Florida, near the team's spring training site in Jupiter. Martinez's attorney has said the claims are false. The pitcher mostly avoided the issue after the game.
May 1 9:50 PM PT10:50 PM MT11:50 PM CT12:50 AM ET0:50 ET4:50 GMT12:50 9:50 PM MST11:50 PM EST12:20 AM VEN8:50 UAE11:50 PM CT-Martinez was expected to start Sunday against the Washington Nationals after leaving the team briefly to address a personal matter.
Analysis: The 24-year-old Martinez is the object of a civil lawsuit filed against him by a woman in West Palm Beach, Fla., near the team's spring training site in Jupiter. General manager John Mozeliak said Saturday he was aware of the case. Martinez is 4-0 with a 1.93 ERA. He was to oppose Washington ace Max Scherzer.
Apr. 27 11:58 AM PT12:58 PM MT1:58 PM CT2:58 PM ET14:58 ET18:58 GMT2:58 11:58 AM MST1:58 PM EST2:28 PM VEN22:58 UAE1:58 PM CT-Martinez improved to 4-0 by tossing eight scoreless innings in an 8-2 victory over Arizona on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Martinez yielded three hits and one walk while lowering his ERA to 1.93.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 StL 2 1 1 - 1 21 1 0 28.1 31 16 16 1 9 1 24 1.41 5.08
2014 StL 2 4 1 - 6 57 7 0 89.1 90 41 40 4 36 8 84 1.41 4.03
2015 StL 14 7 0 - 0 31 29 0 179.2 168 65 60 13 63 5 184 1.29 3.01
2016 StL 12 7 0 - 0 24 24 0 152.1 125 54 53 11 54 0 124 1.18 3.13
Career 30 19 2 - 7 133 61 0 449.2 414 176 169 29 162 14 416 1.28 3.38

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 StL 21 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 StL 57 12 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 0 .250 .250 .250
2015 StL 32 56 2 8 2 0 0 0 1 23 0 0 .143 .172 .179
2016 StL 26 47 3 12 0 0 0 4 0 8 0 0 .255 .250 .255
Career 136 117 5 23 2 0 0 6 1 36 0 0 .197 .208 .214

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 StL Total 0 1 0 - 0 12 0 0 12.2 7 5 5 0 3 1 11 3.55
    LDS 0 1 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 2 9.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 6.0 5 3 3 0 1 1 5 4.50
2014 StL Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 4 0 2 1.93
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 6.75
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 0.00
Career 0 1 0 - 0 16 0 0 16.2 10 6 6 0 7 1 13 3.24


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1373 101 88 95.5 59.31
Curveball 100 86 72 81.8 4.32
Slider 411 89 76 85.4 17.75
Changeup 431 92 79 86.9 18.62

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