8 standouts from Cardinals sweep of Cubs

Miranda Remaklus
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 04: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a go-ahead, two-run home run, his 695th career home run, against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 4, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - SEPTEMBER 04: Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals hits a go-ahead, two-run home run, his 695th career home run, against the Chicago Cubs in the eighth inning at Busch Stadium on September 4, 2022 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /
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Ron ‘Pop’ Warner #75 congratulates Lars Nootbaar #21 of the St. Louis Cardinals. (Photo by Scott Kane/Getty Images) /

Hitters who stood out for the Cardinals

Tyler ONeill

O’Neill got things going for the Cardinals in the first inning Friday. He singled on a liner to left field, scoring Brendan Donovan and Paul Goldschmidt. O’Neill scored on a single from Corey Dickerson to right field.

Lars Nootbaar

Nootbaar is quite the spark plug for the Cardinals. He sparked things up in the seventh inning with his 11th home run on a fly to center field, scoring Yadier Molina. The home run traveled 412 feet at 104 mph.

Tommy Edman

In the eighth inning of Friday’s game, Edman knocked his 12th home run on a liner to left field, scoring September call-up Ben DeLuzio and Yadier Molina. The homer traveled 381 feet at 104.6 mph.

In the third inning of the Saturday game, Tommy Edman hit homer 13 on a fly to right-center field off Drew Smyly. The homer traveled 391 feet at 104.8 mph. Tyler O’Neill made things exciting going back to back with Edman as he knocked his 13th homer of the season on a fly to left field. The homer went 423 feet at 104.4 mph.

Seeing Edman get some meaningful moments with the Cardinals down the stretch after a season filled with struggles is excellent.

Paul Goldschmidt

In Saturday’s first inning, Goldschimdit knocked his 34th home run of the season on a liner to right field, scoring Tyler O’Neill. The homer traveled 375 feet at 104.4 mph. After going through a sluggish phase during the past week, it was good to see Goldschmidt get a homer.

Yadier Molina

After all these years, Molina can still be clutch when it matters most. And what a moment this was for Molina and the Cardinals.

Molina hit a double on a liner to center field in the third inning to score Paul Goldschmidt, Nolan Arenado, and Dylan Carlson. Molina scored on a sacrifice fly to left field from Lars Nootbaar.

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