Adams went 2-for-4 with a walk in a win over the Pirates on Tuesday. The veteran has been solid at the plate over the last several games, going 5-for-16 with three home runs and seven RBI over his last four starts. Adams has been drawing starts as part of the domino effect of Jedd Gyorko's absence due to a groin injury, but the latter's return later this week may push Matt Carpenter back to first base and revert Adams to a reserve role in the process.
Adams went 1-for-4 with a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in Monday's win over the Pirates. The homer was Adams' 21st of the season and third since his trade to the Cardinals. After going 22 straight games without a long ball, Adams has been hot of late, going deep three times in the past four games. He'll likely get the chance to keep his power surge going with two straight righties lined up to take the hill for the Pirates.
Adams went 2-for-4 with two homers and four RBI in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. Adams took Tanner Roark deep twice in this one, putting the Cardinals up early with his three-run homer in the first inning before extending the team's lead with his solo shot in the fifth. The veteran slugger was in a 3-for-44 funk heading into Wednesday, so he'll look to build off the momentum from his two-homer effort.
Adams is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Adams will move to the bench after three straight starts with Matt Carpenter moving over from the left side of the infield to his normal post at first base. The Cardinals are still unsettled at third base with Jedd Gyorko (groin) on the disabled list, so Adams should benefit from at least a part-time role until the team reclaims health at the hot corner.
Adams was added to the Cardinals' active roster Wednesday. Adams will be available for Wednesday's series finale after being acquired from the Nationals via trade earlier in the week. The 30-year-old is hitting .257/.332/.510 with 18 homers through 94 games this season. Daniel Poncedeleon was sent to the minors to make room for Adams.