The Cardinals snapped their four-game losing skid in historic fashion (we will get to that in a bit), shutting out the Crew, 6-0. Jordan Montgomery would throw a gem, registering the first quality start for the Cardinals rotation this season, tossing 7IP, 3H, 0ER, 2bb/9k (his second 9k game as a member of the Cardinals).
The lineup would jump all over Lauer early, as the lineup would collect 13 hard hit events on the night. The Cardinals would plate two 1st inning runs, as Edman and Carlson would come around to score after back-to-back singles to leadoff the game.
Arenado would drive in Edman with a sac-fly to Wiemer in CF and Contreras would drive in Carlson (who moved up on the Arenado SF with great base running IQ) with a jam shot, bloop single, to RF.
After JMoney worked two 1-2-3 innings to begin his evening, the fun really began.
Nolan Arenado would connect on his 300th career HR in the 3rd after a Goldy double, crushing it 104.3mph, 394 feet to LF. This after missing his 300th HR in his first at bat by a matter of a foot or two.
Jordan Walker would add his 2nd career HR with two outs later in the inning, drilling a 2-run blast on a rope to LF- 110.4mph exit velocity, 381 feet, 20° LA, driving in O’Neill who drew a walk.
The HR would extend Walker’s hit streak to 8-games to begin his career, reaching Ted Williams territory. Pretty decent company, if ya ask me.
JMoney would pick up his 4th, 5th, & 6th k of the night in the 4th, retiring the side on all changeups, an absolute masterclass of an inning.
Every spot in the Cardinals lineup would collect a hit, as they put together a 12-hit effort. Zack Thompson and Drew VerHagen would tag team the 8th and 9th in relief of Montgomery, both notching a strikeout in their innings.
The Cardinals will look for the series win tomorrow afternoon, sending Jake Woodford (0-1, 12.46) to the mound against Freddy Peralta (1-0, 0.00). First pitch is scheduled for 1:10pm c/t.