6 takeaways from Cardinals series sweep of Diamondbacks

Miranda Remaklus
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a two-RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 21: Nolan Arenado #28 of the St Louis Cardinals reacts after hitting a two-RBI single against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the seventh inning at Chase Field on August 21, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 20: Lars Nootbaar #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on August 20, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Diamondbacks 16-7. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – AUGUST 20: Lars Nootbaar #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on August 20, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Diamondbacks 16-7. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

The legend of Lars Nootbaar grows

In the fourth inning Saturday, Nootbaar singled on a grounder to right field, scoring Andrew Knizner.

In the sixth inning, Nootbaar tripled on a grounder to right field. A crazy series of events followed thanks to right fielder Daulton Varsho, allowing Tommy Edman and Andrew Knizner to score.

Nootbaar turned the moment into an inside-the-park homer run thanks to a fielding error by Varsho.

Nootbaar led off Sunday’s game with his seventh home run of the season on a fly to right-center field. The homer went 398 feet at 107 mph.

Paul DeJong had a colossal moment

Paul DeJong has been struggling at the plate lately. That might be an understatement. But he had a moment Saturday that will hopefully shake him out of that nasty streak.

With Nolan Arenado, Nolan Gorman, and Tommy Edman on base, Paul DeJong blasted a grand slam home run to left center field. The homer traveled 397 feet at 101.2 mph.

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