Nolan Gorman has been on a tear as of late.
The St. Louis Cardinals‘ rookie sensation has brought a little extra spark to the team since being called up from Triple-A Memphis after a torrid stretch.
He led the way for St. Louis in last night’s 6-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers, hitting two home runs and driving in four runs as the Cards climbed back into a first-place tie in the NL Central.
Cardinals insider Derrick Goold sent out a tweet after Gorman’s second home run of the night, explaining just how far Gorman can hit it when he gets a hold of one.
That home run, his sixth, is Nolan Gorman's first in the majors that did not travel 400 feet.
— Derrick Goold (@dgoold) June 22, 2022
Gorman had a big series against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park over the weekend.
That has clearly carried over into this current series with the Cards’ NL Central division rivals.
For that to be the first home run that didn’t travel at least 400 feet for Gorman is extremely impressive and it shows just how hard and how far he can hit the ball when he makes contact.
He’s only 22, yet he already knows what it takes to make a pitcher pay for a mistake.
He’s one of many Cardinals hitters now who you can’t make a mistake while pitching to, or else he’ll do some serious damage.
And it certainly helps that Gorman had such a big night, given that Paul Goldschmidt was out due to lower back stiffness.
But Gorman is on his way to becoming a special ballplayer.
The Cardinals really have something special with him and fellow rookie Brendan Donovan.
Gorman has essentially earned himself a place on the Cardinals roster and it’s going to take a lot for somebody to try and overtake him.