9 takeaways from St. Louis Cardinals series with Rockies
Good – Lars Nootbaar
Nootbaar continues his legendary status as a player for the Cardinals. He has stepped up to take over the role of the right fielder with the Cardinals, bringing fun and intensity along with him on the field, at the plate, and on the base paths. He is an epic player.
In the first inning Wednesday, Nootbaar hit a sacrifice fly to center field, scoring Tyler O’Neill.
In the ninth inning, Nootbaar drew the roars of “Noot” from the Denver crowd as he tripled on a line drive to left field, scoring Paul DeJong.
Nootbaar has been so impressive of late, that manager Oli Marmol moved him up to lead off on Thursday. Marmol was rewarded with a double from Nootbaar in the first inning. While he did not score a run, Nootbaar’s hit to lead off the game was great to see.