Munoz went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI singles and a run in a win over the Giants on Sunday. Munoz drew another start for Kolten Wong (hamstring) at second base and put it to good use, driving in his first runs since Sept. 9. The rookie has bounced back during the current month after a rough August during which he hit just .214 with zero home runs, as he's now posting a solid .273 figure in September following Sunday's production. However, defense continues to be a concern, as Munoz's pair of errors against the Giants brought his season total to 16.
Munoz went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and two runs scored Thursday against the Dodgers. Munoz benefited from batting second in the order after being slotted into the bottom third of the Cardinals' lineup for much of the season. He continues to reach base at a strong clip, with Thursday's performance bringing his on-base percentage up to .352 on the season. Though he's lost some playing time with the return of Kolten Wong, Munoz still draws several starts per week.
Munoz went 1-for-4 with a solo homer in Wednesday's win over the Nationals. Munoz took Kyle McGowin deep in the sixth inning to put the Cardinals up 7-1. It was the rookie's second homer in three games and eighth on the season, and he also has five stolen bases and a respectable .284/.349/.440 slash line across 89 games. Munoz figures to retreat to a reserve role for the stretch run with Kolten Wong back from the disabled list.
Munoz went 3-for-4 with a solo homer and a pair of runs scored in Monday's loss to the Nationals. Munoz singled and scored in the first inning and added a solo shot off Max Scherzer in the sixth. The homer was just his seventh of the season, though he's received just 256 plate appearances. The homers, combined with his five steals and a solid .285 batting average, make him at least a contributor in deeper formats, though his role limits his ceiling.
Munoz is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds. Munoz had started the previous two games at the keystone and went 2-for-7 with a walk and two RBI in those contests, but he'll return to the bench in the series finale in favor of Greg Garcia. Until Kolten Wong (hamstring) is cleared to return from the disabled list, the Cardinals are likely to continue rotating both Garcia and Munoz at the position.
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