Needing a jolt, the Cardinals got one with a mix-up of their unbelievable line-up. The Cardinals got things going early Wednesday with a five-run first inning. Nolan Arenado had a five-RBI afternoon after getting moved up to the third slot in the line-up.
In the first inning, Arenado launched his seventh home run of the season on a fly to left-center, allowing Tommy Edman and Paul Goldschmidt to score. Arenado’s blast traveled 410-feet at 105.3 mph.
Tyler O’Neill seemed to get the most help moving from third in the line-up down to the sixth spot. O’Neill hit his first triple of the season on a liner to center field, allowing Juan Yepez to score. Yepez made his major league debut on Wednesday, playing right field.
Harrison Bader got a sacrifice fly to right field, allowing O’Neill to score.
In the seventh inning, Arenado singled to right field scoring Paul DeJong and Edman. In the eighth inning, DeJong knocked a sacrifice fly to left field, allowing Bader to score.
In the ninth inning, Tyler O’Neill hit his first home run since Opening Day. O’Neill’s second homer of the season was knocked to left field and allowed Dylan Carlson to score. The home run traveled 387-feet at 105.1 mph. Unbelievable.
On Monday, the Cardinals got their lone run in the first inning. Paul Goldschmidt hit his second home run of the season on a fly to left field. The blast traveled 383 feet at 107.3 mph.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals got their lone run on a single to left field from Tyler O’Neill, allowing Tommy Edman.