Edman went 3-for-5 with a pair of steals and a run scored in Wednesday's wild-card loss to the Dodgers. Edman led off the game with a single, stole second, advanced to third on a foul out and came around to score on a wild pitch. That proved to be all the runs the Cardinals could manage in their 3-1 defeat, though Edman certainly did his part, accounting for three of the team's five hits.
Edman isn't starting Saturday's game against the Cubs, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Edman will get a chance to reset after he went 1-for-9 with a run, a stolen base and a strikeout across the last two games. Edmundo Sosa (wrist) will return to the lineup at second base while Paul DeJong starts at shortstop.
Edman went 0-for-5 in a win over the Cubs on Friday but recorded a stolen base after reaching on a fielder's choice groundout in the fifth inning. Edman therefore managed to avoid a complete fantasy dud on the night, but his slump at the plate did extend to six games. The outfielder is just 3-for-27 over the course of his skid, although the fact he's only struck out three times during the sample while producing a BABIP just over the Mendoza Line hints at some short-term misfortune when putting the ball in play.
Edman isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against Milwaukee, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports. Edman has gone 2-for-18 with two strikeouts across the last four games, and he'll get his first day off in over a month after the Cardinals clinched a postseason spot Tuesday. Jose Rondon will start at the keystone and bat seventh.
Edman went 3-for-4 with an RBI, a stolen base and two runs scored in an 8-5 win over the Cubs in the first game of Friday's doubleheader. The 26-year-old was productive in the matinee. He notched his 28th steal in 33 attempts while adding his fifth multi-hit effort in 10 games. Edman has a less enjoyable nightcap, going 0-for-5 in that contest. Overall, the second baseman has a .265/.311/.390 slash line with 10 home runs, 54 RBI, 88 runs scored and 41 doubles through 663 plate appearances as St. Louis' main leadoff hitter.