7 elite performances from St. Louis Cardinals sweep over Rockies

Miranda Remaklus
Aug 18, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Albert Pujols (5) is congratulated by third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) and center fielder Dylan Carlson (3) after hitting a grand slam for his 690th career home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 18, 2022; St. Louis, Missouri, USA; St. Louis Cardinals pinch hitter Albert Pujols (5) is congratulated by third baseman Nolan Arenado (28) and center fielder Dylan Carlson (3) after hitting a grand slam for his 690th career home run against the Colorado Rockies during the third inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 16: Tyler O’Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals is doused with water as teammates celebrate a walk-off victory against the Colorado Rockies after O’Neill was hit by pitch resulting in a run scoring in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on August 16, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images)
ST. LOUIS, MO – AUGUST 16: Tyler O’Neill #27 of the St. Louis Cardinals is doused with water as teammates celebrate a walk-off victory against the Colorado Rockies after O’Neill was hit by pitch resulting in a run scoring in the ninth inning at Busch Stadium on August 16, 2022 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

Paul Goldschmidt continues MVP campaign

Goldschmidt knocked his 29th home run of the season on a fly to left field in the fifth inning Tuesday, scoring O’Neill. The homer traveled 371 feet at 108.3 mph.

Goldschmidt knocked a sacrifice fly to left field in the seventh inning, scoring Corey Dickerson.

Tommy Edman is getting back on track

Tommy Edman hit his eighth home run of the season in the fourth inning Tuesday on a fly to center field. Edman’s home run traveled 417 feet at 106.5 mph. It was great to see him get a big hit for the team.

Tyler O’Neill finds a unique way to win

It was the bottom of the ninth in Tuesday game with the score tied at 4. The Rockies’ newly acquired pitcher Dinelson Lamet was on the mound. The inning started out with walks to Andrew Knizer and Lars Nootbaar.

Dylan Carlson then singled on a bunt grounder to the pitcher, moving Knizner to third base and Nootbaar to second. With the bases loaded, O’Neill came to bat.

Yes, Lamet hit O’Neill on the elbow pad to score Knizner on the jaw-dropping walk-off hit by pitch.

Unreal!

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