Jun 15, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Matt Adams (32) hits a 2 run home run against the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Adams homers in third straight game since returning from DL

St Louis Cardinal first baseman Matt Adams should go on the disabled list more often.  Not that I wish for him to get hurt, it’s just that he has been on fire since being reactivated on Friday.

Adams has homered in all three games since then, going 4-11 with three homers and five RBI (which accounted for half of the Cardinals’ runs in the series!) in the Cardinals weekend sweep of the Washington Nationals. They even faced ace Stephen Strasburg in the series, and Adams have him the same treatment.  He took Strasburg deep in the seventh inning yesterday to put the Cardinals up 2-1.

Today, Adams hit his homer after Allen Craig led off the second inning with a single off of Nationals starter Doug Fister.

Adams has now raised his average to .327 with six home runs and 21 RBI.

Adams landed on the disabled list with tightness in his calf on May 29th.  This caused him to miss 13 games with the injury.  The Cardinals went just 5-9 while Adams was out.

The return of Adams prompted the demotion of baseball’s number two prospect Oscar Taveras back to AAA Louisville.  Taveras hit just .189 with a home run and two RBI in 39 at bats.

 

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