Dodgers series brings St. Louis Cardinals Good, Bad and Ugly

Miranda Remaklus
ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - JULY 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /
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ST LOUIS, MO – JULY 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO – JULY 12: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a solo home run against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the second inning at Busch Stadium on July 12, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images) /

It started off so well but ended so poorly. The Cardinals lost a three-game set to the Los Angeles Dodgers.

There were moments the Cardinals had fans cheering and moments that made them wonder what just happened. This series seemed to emulate how the Cardinals have been … so good some nights while so frustrating other nights.

The Cardinals won on Tuesday 7-6. They lost on Wednesday 7-6. And the Cardinals closed out the series with a 4-0.

The Cardinals welcome their NL Central rival Cincinnati Reds to Busch Stadium to close out the first half of the season. Here’s hoping the Cardinals close the first half with some fun and wins.

Now let’s discuss what happened in their series with the Dodgers.

The Good

Albert Pujols

Albert Pujols hit the 685th home run of his career in the second inning of Tuesday’s game. The homer, which was the sixth of his season, came off Mitch White and traveled 386 feet at 103.9 mph.

Absolutely beautiful shot! Also of note? Pujols giving a high five to St. Louis’s own, Nelly! It was definitely getting in her’!

Andrew Knizner

Andrew Knizner was 3-for-4 on Tuesday.  In the second inning, Knizner singled to center field, scoring Corey Dickerson.

In the fourth inning, Knizner singled to right field, scoring Dickerson. In the eighth inning, Kiz hit another single to left field, scoring Lars Nootbaar.

Knizner was 2-for-2 on Wednesday. Paul Goldschmidt singled to right field in the third inning, scoring Knizner and Tommy Edman. In the fourth inning, Knizner doubled to left field, scoring Lars Nootbaar.

Nolan Arenado

Nolan Arenado was 1-for-3 on Tuesday. Arenado singled to center field, scoring Dylan Carlson.

On Wednesday, Arenado knocked his 18th home run of the season on a fly to left field, scoring Goldschmidt. The home run traveled 384 feet at 100.5 mph.

Arenado also had some spectacular plays in the hot corner. Take a look at this gem!

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