O'Neill went 1-for-2 with a walkoff home run against San Francisco on Saturday. O'Neill came into the game in the seventh inning as part of a double switch, and delivered the Cardinals' 11th walkoff win of the season with a home run -- his ninth of the season -- off Mark Melancon. The 23-year-old has only received 21 at-bats in September, but he remains a valuable power source off the bench.
O'Neill went 1-for-1 with a walk and a three-run home run in Tuesday's 11-5 win over the Pirates. O'Neill really put the game out of reach when he clubbed a pinch-hit, three-run homer -- his eighth of the year -- off Nick Burdi in the eighth inning to give the Cardinals an eight-run lead. Prior to the blast O'Neill had gone hitless over his last 11 at-bats, striking out seven times against no walks.
O'Neill is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds. After starting each of the past eight games and batting .212 with three home runs, O'Neill will bow out of the starting nine with a healthy Marcell Ozuna (shoulder) reclaiming an everyday role in left field. O'Neill hasn't lacked power across his multiple stops in the big leagues and has slugged 33 home runs between the majors at Triple-A Memphis this season, but his poor plate skills (41.1 K%) hurt his case for steady at-bats.
O'Neill went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in a win over the Pirates on Tuesday. O'Neill went deep off starter Ivan Nova in the fourth inning to pick up his seventh homer on the year and his fourth home run in five games. The 23-year-old now has 17 RBI and 20 runs in 89 at-bats this year, putting up a superb .551 slugging percentage in the process. The return of Marcell Ozuna (shoulder) figures to cut into O'Neill's at-bats, but for the time being the young slugger is making the most of it.
O'Neill went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and two runs overall in a win over the Rockies on Sunday. The thin air of Coors Field proved an ideal match for O'Neill's potent bat, as the slugging outfielder generated a pair of multi-hit efforts -- which included three extra-base hits (one double, two homers) -- over the three-game set. The 23-year-old has left the yard in three of the last four contests overall, and he's hitting .341 (14-for-41) over the 14 games he's played in his current major-league stint.
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