St. Louis Cardinals: 6 MVP candidates in Cubs series sweep

Miranda Remaklus
Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after scoring on a passed ball in the night inning against Tommy Nance #45 of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 25, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after scoring on a passed ball in the night inning against Tommy Nance #45 of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 25, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /
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CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 25: Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after advancing to second base after his RBI single in the seventh inning against David Bote #13 of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 25, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – SEPTEMBER 25: Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals reacts after advancing to second base after his RBI single in the seventh inning against David Bote #13 of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field on September 25, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images) /

Harrison Bader

Potential Gold Glove center fielder Harrison Bader was huge in this historic stretch run for the team. He also had a huge series against the Cubs.

On Friday evening, Bader singled in the first inning to center field to score Nolan Arenado. In the seventh inning, he hit his 13th home run of the season on a 453-foot blast to center field and out of Wrigley

On Saturday, Bader hit his 14th home run on a 386-foot blast to right-center field.

In the seventh inning, he singled on a grounder to left field, scoring Nolan Arenado and moving Molina to second base. In the ninth inning, Lars Nootbaar struck out swinging but the pitch was wild allowing Nootbaar to go to first and Bader to dive into score the Cardinal’s sixth run of the game. Bader was pumped after the play and you can understand why!

In the eighth inning of Sunday’s game, Bader hit his 15th home run of the season on a 427-foot blast to left-center field.

What an amazing stretch of play Bader has had during this 16 game winning streak of the Cardinals. It’s absolutely amazing. He is such a spark plug for this team, it will be great to watch this continue.

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