St Louis Cardinals POTW: August 23-29


The St Louis Cardinals just recently capped off a very successful week last night in San Francisco with a  6-0 win. The Cardinals went 5-1 this week while on the West Coast. With the team’s success brought many individual player success. But one stood out more than the others, this week’s player of the week, Stephen Piscotty.

It’s hard to argue against a guy who went 12-for-24 with two home runs and 10 RBI’s. Piscotty hit safely in every game this past week. Three out of the six games included multi hit performances from Mr. Piscotty.

His most dominant performance came on Sunday, a 10-3 victory over the Padres for the Cardinals. In that game he went 3-for-4 at the plate including two home runs, five RBI’s, and a walk. One of his hits was a triple as well. Definitely a very strong performance that made him an early candidate for player of the week.

Piscotty’s production slowed down a little on Monday but his hit was a useful one. He went 1-for-4 but his one hit was an RBI double. The Cardinals were able to edge out the Diamondbacks 5-3.

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Piscotty would have another 1-for-4 performance on Tuesday but again his hit was useful as it was an RBI single. He also walked once in the game. The Cardinals ended up routing the Diamondbacks winning 9-1.

1-for-4 performances started becoming regular as he had another one of those games on Wednesday. This would end up being the only game of the week that Piscotty didn’t record an RBI. The Cardinals went on to win 3-1 to complete the sweep of the Diamondbacks.

The multi hit games would return on Friday for Piscotty as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBI’s. One of his hits was a double. The Giants were able to edge out the Cardinals, however, 5-4 in Game 1 of that series.

Another extremely impressive night Saturday as he reached base in all five of his plate appearances. This 4-for-4 performance included a triple, one RBI, and a walk. The Cardinals easily handled the Giants winning 6-0.

It’s not hard to see why Stephen Piscotty was the player of the week, the stats speak for themselves. Piscotty is one of those players that has come up big lately for the Cardinals. Without his production, there is no doubt the Cardinals wouldn’t be where they are right now. If the Cardinals and Piscotty can continue their recent production, the season end goal will get closer and closer.

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