Edman went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a second run scored during a 9-1 win over the Brewers in the second game of Friday's doubleheader. After going 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in the matinee as the Cards got shut out, Edman rebounded with a strong effort in the nightcap. The super-utility player hasn't matched last season's breakout performance and is slashing .260/.329/.383 with five homers, two steals, 26 RBI and 29 runs over 53 games.
Edman, who went 2-for-4 with a run in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday, is hitting .318 (7-for-22) with a home run, two RBI, five walks, a stolen base and four runs across his last six games entering Wednesday's doubleheader. The versatile 25-year-old continues to serve as a highly valuable defensive asset for manager Mike Shildt, but he's certainly picking up his contributions at the plate. Helping Edman to progressively increase his presence on the basepaths has been an improved walk rate, a figure that's up to 7.2 percent this year after sitting at 4.6 percent in his 2019 rookie campaign.
Edman is not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports. Edman started the past 16 games and will receive the day off for the series finale. Rangel Ravelo will receive the start in right field for the Cardinals.
Edman went 2-for-5 with a stolen base in Saturday's 7-1 win over the Reds. Both of Edman's hits were singles. His first came in the first inning, which was followed by his second stolen base of the year. The 25-year-old has produced four homers, 19 RBI, 21 runs scored and a .259/.320/.403 slash line in 37 games.
Edman went 2-for-3 with a walk and a solo home run during a 6-3 loss to the Tigers in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader. His fifth-inning shot off Tyler Alexander gave the Cards a 3-0 lead before the bullpen fell apart, although Edman was also caught stealing for the third time in four attempts this year -- a far cry from his 15-for-16 performance on the basepaths as a rookie. The 25-year-old is slashing .262/.326/.415 through 35 games with four homers and 19 RBI.
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