St. Louis Cardinals avoid the plank versus Pittsburgh Pirates
Yes, it was against the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was still a sweep. After the past few weeks, St. Louis Cardinal fans should rejoice.
The St. Louis Cardinals finally appeared dominant in a series. Fans will groan that it was only against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Don’t listen to those naysayers. The Cardinals finally got it together and swept an opponent. We’re going to discuss the good, bad and ugly of the series, but let’s first discuss how the Cardinals got their sweep.
The Cardinals won Tuesday 4-1.
The scoring started early with a lead off homer from Tommy Edman. It was Edman’s seven homer of the season and travel 412 feet to left center field.
In the second, Paul DeJong continued his trend of hitting well at PNC Park by hitting his 15h home run of the season. He hit a 398 foot blast to left center.
In the sixth inning, Yadier Molina reached base on a fielder’s choice, allowing Dylan Carlson to score. Harrison Bader knocked a single allowing Nolan Arenado to score.
The Cardinals won Wednesday 4-0.
The scoring started in the fourth inning for the Cardinals. Molina hit a single to left field allowing Paul Goldschmidt to score.
In the sixth inning, DeJong hit a double to right field allowing Arenado and Molina to score. Adam Wainwright hit a single to center field. DeJong scored on the play, which was unsuccessfully challenged by the Pirates.
The Cardinals won Thursday afternoon 7-6.
Arenado got the scoring started in the first with a double to left, scoring Carlson.
In the fourth inning, DeJong continued to do well at PNC Park as he hit his 16th homer of the season, scoring Matt Carpenter. Later that inning, Cardinals legend Lars Nootbaar homered to right center, scoring Edman.
In the sixth inning, Andrew Knizner grounded out to second base, allowing Bader to score.
In the ninth, they got a nice little insurance run as Paul Goldschmidt doubled to right field, allowing Jose Rondon to score.
Now let’s get to the good, bad and ugly of the series.