5 top performers from Cardinals series with Nationals

Miranda Remaklus
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a home run in the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 30, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 29: Nolan Gorman #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Nolan Arenado #28 after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 29: Nolan Gorman #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Nolan Arenado #28 after hitting a two-run home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

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.

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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.

WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 29: Lars Nootbaar #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Tommy Edman #19 after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC – JULY 29: Lars Nootbaar #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates with Tommy Edman #19 after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on July 29, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

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.

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