Bader went 2-for-3 with an RBI fielder's choice, a double and two runs in a win over the Giants on Sunday. Bader extended his hit streak to six games with his first multi-hit effort since Sept. 7. The rookie has developed into a fairly consistent source of offense in the second half with regular playing time, and he's supplemented his solid pop (19 doubles, two triples, 12 home runs) with 15 stolen bases in 18 attempts.
Bader went 1-for-3 with a solo homer -- his 12th of the season -- in Wednesday's loss to the Braves. Bader put the Cardinals on the board with his solo shot off Touki Toussaint in the fifth inning, though the Braves would respond with three runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame en route to the victory. The young outfielder has picked it up after a slow start to the month, homering in two of the last three games while hitting safely in all three.
Bader slugged a three-run home run in a pinch-hit at-bat in a win over the Braves on Monday. Bader stepped to the plate with two outs and two on in the eighth and smacked a 406-foot shot to left center to extend the Cardinals' lead to 9-5 at the time. The rookie outfielder's clutch homer represented a rare taste of offensive success in September, as he's hitting just .208 for the month despite Monday's heroics.
Bader is not in the lineup Monday against the Braves. Bader has become a critical part of the Cardinals' lineup, sitting for just the second time in the last 36 games. He's cooled off at the plate lately, though, hitting just .120 over the last nine contests. Yairo Munoz will start in center field in his absence.
Bader went 1-for-3 with a walk and a stolen base in Wednesday's loss to the Pirates. Bader singled and stole second in the fifth inning before drawing a walk in the final frame. While the 24-year-old outfielder is hitting just .212 across 11 games this month, he owns a respectable .270/.341/.423 slash line with 10 homers and 15 stolen bases through 122 games this season.
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