Bader is out of the lineup Wednesday for Game 5 of the Cardinals' NLDS matchup with the Braves.

Benched for the third game in a row, Bader appears to have lost his spot in the Cardinals' regular lineup to Matt Carpenter. Given that Bader is batting just .190 with a 37.5 percent strikeout rate since the beginning of September, his move into a reserve role doesn't come as a major shock.

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