Takeaways from St. Louis Cardinals series against Diamondbacks

Miranda Remaklus
Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium on April 25, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
Miles Mikolas #39 of the St. Louis Cardinals pitches against the New York Mets at Busch Stadium on April 25, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /
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ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 01: Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits the game-winning two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on May 1, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 01: Harrison Bader #48 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits the game-winning two-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the seventh inning at Busch Stadium on May 1, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The Good

On Thursday, the offense got started in the first inning as Tyler O’Neill hit a sacrifice fly to right field, allowing Tommy Edman to score. Corey Dickerson hit a sacrifice fly to center field, allowing Paul Goldschmidt to score.

In the second inning, Edman hit a line drive to left field, to score Harrison Bader. Goldschmidt singled to left field, scoring Paul DeJong. O’Neill hit a sacrifice fly to center, scoring Edman.  In the sixth inning, Edman singled to center, scoring Bader. Edman moved up to second on a throwing error. Goldschmidt knocked a line drive to left field, scoring Yadier Molina and Edman.

Yadier Molina even got a stolen base in this game. You have to see it.

On Sunday, Harrison Bader reached on a fielder’s choice in the third inning, allowing Paul DeJong to score. O’Neill grounded into a force-out, allowing Edman to score. In the fifth inning, Albert Pujols singled to center field, scoring O’Neill.

In the seventh inning, Brendan Donovan grounded out, allowing Andrew Knizner to score. This was Donovan’s first MLB RBI of his career.

Harrison Bader knocked his first home run of the season to left-center field, scoring DeJong. Nolan Arenado broke his home run streak, knocking his sixth blast of the season on a fly to left field.

Kodi Whitley earned his second win of the season pitching one-third of an inning while striking out one.

Ryan Helsley earned his first save of the season pitching two scoreless innings, topping out at 103.1 mph. He struck out four batters.

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