Don’t look now… but the ‘Birds are hot!
The Cardinals sweep the Red Sox, 9-1, for their first sweep of the season. It’s a 5-1 road trip for St. Louis and makes 6 wins in its last 7 games.
A big part of that?
Nolan Arenado. Arenado hit not one, not two, but THREE home runs over the Green Monster at Fenway over the course of this weekend. After struggling with such a cold start to the year, Arenado has really picked things up to where he usually is.
On the pitching side of things, Miles Mikolas (2-1) pitched six strong innings to earn the win. He limited Boston to a run on four hits, arguably his best performance of the season. Genesis Cabrera, Jordan Hicks and Chris Stratton each tossed a scoreless inning of relief.
Boston’s Corey Kluber (2-5) surrendered four runs on seven hits in five innings. He struck out five and walked three.
Lars Nootbaar had three hits (two doubles, single) for the Cardinals, who have won six of their last seven games. Arenado, Knizner, Paul Goldschmidt and Alec Burleson each added two hits for St. Louis.
At 16-25, the Cardinals are working their way back up the standings. And it’s still a long season ahead.