Rookie outfielder Lars Nootbaar came up big for the Cardinals this weekend as every day right fielder Dylan Carlson needed a bit of a rest.
In the third inning of Friday evening’s game, Nootbaar hit his fourth home run of the season on a 408-foot blast to right-center field.
In the fifth inning, Nootbaar hit a single to right field, allowing Harrison Bader to score. In the seventh inning, he hit another home run, his fifth of the year, on a 413-foot fly to right-center field.
On Saturday, in the seventh inning, Nootbaar singled to left field allowing Molina to score.
Nootbaar has been a great addition to the team during the season. He’s come up clutch in some big moments on offense and defense. His presence will be needed on the field and in the dugout.