4 standouts in St. Louis Cardinals series win over Reds
On Saturday, he came into the game late to play right field. He got one hit and was walked once.
In the ninth inning of Sunday’s game, Yepez attempted to make things interesting as he hit his sixth home run of the season on a fly-to-left field, scoring Brendan Donovan. The home run traveled 390 feet at 104.4 mph.
The home run got things closer for the Cardinals on Sunday, but the team fell short of the victory.
Yepez is quite the athlete as he performs on defense where ever Oli Marmol puts him on the field. And no matter where he hits in the line-up, he produces. Much has been said of him benefiting greatly from being around Cardinals legend Albert Pujols.
Yepez was performing through the minors and ultimately showed off this Spring Training prior to Pujols’ arrival. While there was talk of him making the club out of spring, he didn’t because of Pujols’ arrival. Since his arrival with the big club, though, Yepez has grabbed all the opportunities he has been presented and has benefited from getting to soak up all the knowledge he can from Pujols.
Yepez was already really good on his own, but it’s obvious Pujols has helped him blossom into a superstar in the making, giving him tips and being a sounding board for the youngsters. It’s a great thing to see and exactly why Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak and the Cardinals brass brought the legend of Pujols back to St. Louis to close out an epic career.