Jul 20, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Carpenter (13) hits a solo home run during the first inning against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Carpenter is on a ridiculous tear.

The St. Louis Cardinals’ infielder cranked a dinger in Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night at Wrigley Field.

That’s after he hit a homer in Game 1 of the doubleheader on Saturday afternoon.

And that’s after he went 5-for-5 with three homers, two doubles, and seven RBI on Friday.

Carpenter has homered in six consecutive games, a franchise record for the Cardinals.

He has eight homers over those six games. The last player to hit eight homers in a six-game stretch? Barry Bonds in 2004.

Carpenter’s 4.2 fWAR ranks behind only Nolan Arenado (4.3) in the National League, so he’s entered the MVP conversation with this insane hot streak (with a long way to go still, of course).

It will be interesting to see if the Cubs actually pitch to Carpenter in the rest of the series, or if they just put him on first base- the Bonds treatment.

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4 thoughts on “Matt Carpenter is goddamn peak Bonds right now

  1. Matt, Totally agree with you recognizing Carpenter’s streak and ridiculous numbers! However, your lack of respect for God in your headline is absolutely uncalled for and offensive to me as a Christian. Is that really the best headline content you could come up with considering your educational background and title as “Editor”? Please consider you audience….

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