A tale of two different St. Louis Cardinals teams took place over the course of a couple of days for the club in a series with the Toronto Blue Jays.
The Cardinals split the series with the Jays. The Cardinals won 7-3 over the Blue Jays in the 10th inning. The Cardinals lost on Tuesday 8-1.
On Monday, Brendan Donovon got the scoring started for the Cardinals with a double to right field in the second inning, scoring Nolan Arenado. In the seventh inning, Juan Yepez knocked his fourth home run of the year on a liner to left. Yepez homer traveled 376-feet at 112.2 mph.
Also in the seventh, Harrison Bader singled on a grounder to right to score Brendan Donovan.
This tied the game at 3 and took the Cardinals into extra innings. What happened next will be discussed in the next slide.
On Tuesday, the Cardinals didn’t score until the seventh inning. Brendan Donovan singled to center field, scoring Tommy Edman. Unfortunately, that was it for the Cardinals’ offense.
The Jays, however, did a lot of scoring. Danny Jansen had two home runs. George Springer tripled. And, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., knocked his eighth home run of the season.
Kevin Gausman is now 4-3 on the season. He gave up four hits and two walks. Gausman struck out eight batters while inducing a staggering 23 swings and misses.
Some nights the Cardinals just can not get their scoring opportunities in order. Tuesday was one of those nights.
Let’s take a look at a couple of standouts and a disappointment from this series.