Add him to the list of players that St. Louis Cardinals fans wish weren’t traded.
Bader was on the injured list when he arrived from St. Louis in the Jordan Montgomery trade on August 2.
But since returning, he has been a completely different player.
He’s hitting for power and is essentially carrying the Yankees through the postseason.
He hit his fourth postseason home run last night in Game 1 of the ALCS against the Houston Astros.
Sarah Langs of MLB.com tweeted that this is the first time in Bader’s career that he has hit four or more home runs in a six-game span.
this is the 1st time Harrison Bader has ever hit 4+ HR in any 6-game span in his career
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) October 20, 2022
Bader Stays Hot
Bader has been carrying the Yankees this October with his power.
He hit three home runs in the ALDS against the Cleveland Guardians and has carried that over to the ALCS.
In addition to his four postseason home runs thus far, the 28-year-old speedster has driven in five runs and is hitting for a .263 average.
He has also posted an OPS of .808.
Of course, the outfielder has experienced the bright lights of October before, having played in three straight postseasons with the Cardinals, but this postseason has been his coming out party of sorts.
Unfortunately, his and Anthony Rizzo‘s home runs were all the Yankees could muster in a tough Game 1 loss, but his bat has been red-hot as of late and has been guiding the Bronx Bombers.
The Yankees can only hope he can stay hot and keep hitting home runs.
Game 2 of the ALCS gets underway tonight at 7:37 p.m. Eastern Time.