9 surprise standout performances in Cardinals series with O’s

Miranda Remaklus
Steven Matz #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Busch Stadium on May 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Steven Matz #32 of the St. Louis Cardinals delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles in the first inning at Busch Stadium on May 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 11: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI double against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on May 11, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO – MAY 11: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits an RBI double against the Baltimore Orioles during the fourth inning at Busch Stadium on May 11, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /

Nolan Arenado

On Tuesday, Arenado was a surprising 0-for-4 two two strikeouts, leaving two runners on base.

On Wednesday, he was 1-for-4 with an RBI and a strikeout. Arenado knocked his tenth double of the season on a liner to center field, scoring Paul Goldschmidt. The double traveled 308-feet at 90 mph.

As usual, Arenado looked excellent in this play, defending the hot corner.

On Thursday, Arenado was 1-for-3. Arenado knocked a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Tommy Edman.

Arenado had a hot start to this season but has slowed down in recent games. Hopefully this is just a temporary drought to his big hits. While it’s awesome that his defense is still on point, the Cardinals need that bat to heat up again.

The sacrifice fly on Thursday is a good indication he is grinding away to get back on track.

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