When the injuries began to pile up for the St. Louis Cardinals, they turned to Triple-A and chose to bring up a highly touted prospect, who had been hitting well in the minors and proving that there was nothing left he could do there.
The prospect in question was Nolan Gorman, who is providing the Cardinals with an important spark as they continue to improve their offensive production from a season ago.
Gorman has been getting regular at-bats since being called up, and on Tuesday night, he showed why he is so highly regarded, hitting two home runs against the Milwaukee Brewers as St. Louis pulled back into a tie for first place with a 6-2 victory.
ESPN Stats & Info tweeted an interesting fact about Gorman and his first ever two-homer game.
Nolan Gorman is the first rookie and youngest player (22 years, 42 days) in Cardinals history with 4 hits and 2 HR in a single game.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) June 22, 2022
Gorman Makes Cards History
This is a crazy statistic.
Gorman has been in the big leagues for all of a month and is already proving himself.
This is the guy the Cardinals thought they had down in the minors.
He is now becoming one of the more instrumental pieces on this Cardinals roster.
In just 93 at-bats, Gorman is already hitting .280 with five homers and 17 RBI, while posting an OPS of .866.
He led the way for St. Louis last night as they caught the Brewers in the NL Central standings.
Gorman ended up with four hits and four RBI on the night, which earned him a nice big hug from Albert Pujols near the end of the game.
A performance like that will catch anybody’s attention.
Gorman has been a major key for St. Louis, balancing out their righty heavy lineup with a solid left-handed presence to go with Brendan Donovan.
We’ll see what the rest of the season has in store for the Cards’ rookie phenom.