After falling into a 6-2 hole in the fifth inning, the St. Louis Cardinals found a way to come back and keep their winning hopes alive on Tuesday night.
The Cards tied the game in the top of the seventh on Nolan Arenado’s bases-clearing double.
But a swing in the top of the ninth made all the difference in the game.
Nolan Gorman, who was unable to start due to the team facing a left-handed pitcher, replaced Colorado Rockies reliever Pierce Johnson deep to put the team ahead 7–6.
St. Louis eventually won by a 9–6 final.
With his home run, Gorman put himself in the lead in the team.
The young slugger has three so far on the season.
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So far, the Cardinals have been drawing strength from an unlikely source.
While Gorman showed his potential in 2022 and also hit for some power, he looks set to get off to an even better start in 2023.
He is hitting .321 and has posted a 1.171 OPS in 28 at-bats.
Gorman also earned the designated hitter’s job against right-handed pitchers, splitting time with Dylan Carlson.
After 11 games, the 22-year-old now leads the team in home runs and has been providing most of the power for St. Louis.
It may be from an unlikely source, but the Cardinals will certainly take it as they look to get out of their offensive funk.
Tuesday night was a good start for St. Louis, and it put them in position to potentially exit Denver with their second series win of the season.
The team is now 4-7 on the year.
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