Cardinals Winner: Nolan Gorman
Being at the center of possible trade rumors as one of the Cardinals top prospects would normally slow a player down. Not so much the case for Nolan Gorman this weekend.
On Friday, Gorman hit his 11th home run of the season on a fly to right field off Anibal Sanchez, scoring Nolan Arenado. Gorman’s homer traveled 374 feet at 100.1 MPH.
Cardinals Winner: Lars Nootbaar
It may have sounded like a boo on Friday at Nationals Park, but to the trained ear, it was a distinct roar of “Noot” from adoring Cardinals fans who flooded the visiting park this weekend.
Nootbaar hit his fifth home run of the season on a line drive to center off Anibal Sanchez. The blast provided the Cardinals their sixth run of the game. The homer traveled 401 feet at 105.4 MPH.
In the sixth inning of Saturday’s game, Nootbaar also hit a sacrifice fly to left field, scoring Nolan Arenado.