Wednesday: Cardinals 5, Padres 2
Nolan Arenado appears to have shrugged off a May slump with a good start to June in Wednesday’s win. He was 3-for-4 with three RBI.
Arenado hit his tenth home run of the season in the sixth inning on a fly to left field off of Yu Darvish. He scored Paul Goldschmidt on the blast, which traveled 380-feet at 103.4 mph. Goldschmidt extended his hitting streak to 23 games.
Arenado had a single in the eighth inning to score Brendan Donovan.
After a slump in May, it was nice to see Nolan break out.
Juan Yepez also had a good afternoon, going 1-for-3 with two RBI. In the fourth inning, Yepez hit a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Goldschmidt. Yepez had a double to left field in the eighth inning to score Arenado.
Dakota Hudson earned his fourth win of the season, now 4-2, after seven innings pitched. He gave up four hits, a walk, and one earned run. He did strike out three while inducing six swings and misses. Drew VerHagen had a scoreless eighth inning. Kodi Whitley attempted to make things interesting in the ninth, giving up a home run to St. Louis-native and former Cardinal Luke Voit, whose blast traveled 420-feet at 106 mph.
Nick Wittgren earned his first save of the season after getting the final out of the ninth.