|Apr. 27 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Carlos Martinez allowed three runs on five hits and three walks in 6.0 innings as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 8-4 on Thursday in the opener of a doubleheader. Martinez struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.71 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Martinez is 0-3 with a 6.33 ERA in his last four starts. He's struck out 29 but walked 14 in 21 1/3 innings in those outings.
|Apr. 21 9:37 AM PT10:37 AM MT11:37 AM CT12:37 PM ET12:37 ET16:37 GMT0:37 9:37 AM MST11:37 AM EST12:07 PM VEN20:37 UAE11:37 AM CT-Martinez had another shaky start Thursday in Milwaukee, where he served up a pair of homers and was tagged for five runs in five innings to fall to 0-3.
Analysis: The Cardinals' expected ace has posted a lousy 7.04 ERA in losing his last three starts and has issued 11 walks in 15 1/3 innings over that stretch. Martinez is still helping owners in the strikeout category, though. He's now racked up 31 in 22 2/3 innings after fanning seven on Thursday.
|Apr. 15 4:51 PM PT5:51 PM MT6:51 PM CT7:51 PM ET19:51 ET23:51 GMT7:51 4:51 PM MST6:51 PM EST7:21 PM VEN3:51 UAE (+1)6:51 PM CT-Martinez had an interesting outing Saturday in the Bronx. He allowed three runs and four hits over 5 1/3 innings with a career-high eight walks and 11 strikeouts.
Analysis: He became the first Cardinals pitcher with eight walks and 11 Ks in a game since the aptly named Wild Bill Hallahan in 1930.
|Apr. 9 5:15 PM PT6:15 PM MT7:15 PM CT8:15 PM ET20:15 ET0:15 GMT8:15 5:15 PM MST7:15 PM EST7:45 PM VEN4:15 UAE (+1)7:15 PM CT-Martinez gave up six runs - five earned - and six hits in five-plus innings in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Reds.
Analysis: Coming off a brilliant Opening Night turn in which he fanned 10 Chicago Cubs in 7 1/3 scoreless innings, Martinez didn't exhibit the same stuff or command in this one. He hit two batters, walked one and threw a wild pitch. He'll make his next start Saturday at Yankee Stadium, and was brilliant against the AL last year, going 1-0 with a 0.67 ERA and 0.93 WHIP.
|Apr. 3 10:03 PM PT11:03 PM MT12:03 AM CT1:03 AM ET1:03 ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST12:33 AM VEN9:03 UAE12:03 AM CT-Martinez retired 12 in a row and 18 of 19 over one stretch against the defending champions in Sunday's 4-3 win. The ace right-hander struck out 10 and walked none in 7 1/3 innings in his first start on opening day.
Analysis: Martinez could be big for fantasy owners this season after going 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA last season.
|Mar. 1 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Martinez made his spring training debut with three scoreless innings Wednesday.
Analysis: Martinez was an All-Star in 2015, when he finished 14-7 with a 3.01 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). Last year, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He ranked in the league's top 10 in wins and ERA both years.
|Feb. 2 11:45 PM PT12:45 AM MT1:45 AM CT2:45 AM ET2:45 ET7:45 GMT15:45 12:45 AM MST2:45 AM EST3:15 AM VEN11:45 UAE1:45 AM CT-Martinez agreed to a five-year, $51 million contract extension, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. According to ESPN.com, the deal would be the longest ever given a player heading into his first year of arbitration eligibility.
Analysis: Per ESPN, the biggest deal for a pitcher entering his first chance at arbitration was Corey Kluber's five-year, $38.5 million contract with the Cleveland Indians in 2015. Martinez was an All-Star in 2015, when he finished 14-7 with a 3.01 ERA in 31 games (29 starts). Last year, he went 16-9 with a 3.04 ERA in 31 starts. He ranked in the league's top 10 in wins and ERA both years.
|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||16||9||0 - 0||31||31||0||195.1||169||68||66||15||70||1||174||1.22||3.04|
|2017||StL||0||3||0 - 0||5||5||0||28.2||28||17||15||4||14||0||39||1.47||4.71|
|Career||34||24||2 - 7||145||73||0||521.1||486||207||197||37||192||15||505||1.30||3.40|
|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|