The St. Louis Cardinals got a sweep over the San Diego Padres to close out a successful homestand.
The St. Louis Cardinals ended their homestand with a tremendous series sweep over the San Diego Padres. The Cardinals won Monday, 6-3, on Tuesday 3-2, and on Wednesday 5-2.
The sweep comes as the Cardinals head to Chicago for a five-game set starting Thursday evening against their NL Central rival Chicago Cubs, which includes a day-night doubleheader on Saturday.
Let’s take a look at what happened in this series.
Monday: Cardinals 6, Padres 3
Nolan Gorman hit his second home run of the season on a fly to right field, scoring Tommy Edman. The blast traveled 403-feet at 105.7 mph.
Paul Goldschmidt knocked his 11th home run of the season on a fly to left-center field, scoring Nolan Gorman. The blast traveled 414-feet at 104 mph.
In the fifth inning, Edman singled to drive in Brendan Donovan. In the seventh, Yadier Molina hit a double to center field, scoring Lars Nootbaar.
Andre Pallante earned his first major league victory after going 3.1 innings in relief of Packy Naughton.
Naughton pitched 2.1 innings, giving up two hits and one run. He struck out four betters while inducing six swings and misses. Pallante gave up five hits and one earned run. He struck out five while inducing nine swings and misses.
Giovanny Gallegos, Genesis Cabrera, and Ryan Helsley provided relief in the bullpen game. Helsley topped out with a velocity of 101 mph, striking out one batter. Gallegos struck out two batters and Cabrera struck out one.