Matt Adams’ Career Night Powers Cardinals in Colorado


Jun 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) hits a solo home run in the fifth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Adams was inserted into the St. Louis Cardinals starting lineup on opening day and was expected to provide some big time power to a lineup that struggled to hit the long ball. While the average has been there all season long (hitting well over .300), the power the Cardinals’ so desperately needed was nowhere to be found.

Through the first 52 games of the season, Adams only accounted for three home runs before ending up on the disabled list with a calf strain. Since his return from the DL on June 13, Adams has blasted five home runs in just 11 games.

Adams had himself a night Monday at Coors Field going 3-5 with two home runs and six RBI as the Cardinals pounded the Rockies 8-0 in the first of a three-game series in Colorado. This was the third career multi-HR game in Adams’ young career and the first Cardinal to drive in six runs in more than two years (David Freese 6/7/12 at HOU).

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