Well, well, well, look who’s back!! You, me, the Cardinals. Been too long since we recapped a Redbird winner, so let’s get back in the saddle tonight with a quick burn.
Jordan Montgomery would take the ball in search of the second four-game winning streak of the season for the Cardinals, and he didn’t disappoint.
After a quick 7-pitch top of the first from his counterpart, MacKenzie Gore, J-Money would return the favor with a 6-pitch frame of his own.
The Cardinals got their first hit of the game off the bat of Jordan Walker in the 2nd, dropping in a single in front of a deep playing Robles in CF, extending his hitting streak to a career-high, 13 games.
Dylan Carl Bean made sure to take advantage of the opportunity, cashing in with a monstrous 445 foot 2-run HR to dead CF. His first HR vs a LHP since 08/14/22 (Taylor Rogers).
J-Money would cruise along his next couple innings, not running into a jam until the bottom of the 4th. García would start that frame off with a triple to RF, but Montgomery would respond back with two quick outs- Candelario groundout to Arenado, Meneses pop out to Goldy. But before Stone Garrett would come to the dish, the Cardinals took a quick mound visit and Garrett wasted no time after the visit, clubbing an rbi double into LF to make it a 2-1 game. Montgomery escaped the inning with his third k of the game, getting Dom Smith on a nasty changeup.
The Cardinals answered back in a big way, scoring a run in every inning the rest of the game. They would cash in two singles in the 5th from Edman and Goldy (who executed a beautiful double steal with Nado at the dish), with a sac-fly and rbi double from Nado and Contreras.
Dylan Carl Bean added his second HR of the game to leadoff the 6th, his third career multi-HR game, sending another 400+ foot dong.
Willson Contreras would collect his first career three-hit game as a Cardinal in a big way, driving in Goldy with an rbi single the opposite way.
Deeeeeeez sent one to daaaa treeeeeeeeeez to cap things off in the 9th, blasting a 2-run shot to extend his hitting streak to 6 games, making it a 9-2 game.
J-Money finished his night working 7IP, 4H, 1ER, bb/6k on 94 pitches. VerHagen and Woodford both worked an inning a piece, both surrendering one earned run.
The Cardinals 4-game streak is tied for a season-high, as they look to complete the sweep of the Nats tomorrow afternoon.
Miles Mikolas (4-4, 4.36) looks for better fortunes than his last two starts, as he will be matched up against Trevor Williams (3-4, 4.50). First pitch is scheduled for 3:05pm c/t.