Bader doubles, slides home as Cards top Rockies 3-2 in debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) Harrison Bader started the day in Memphis and ended it sliding across home plate with the game-winning run for the St. Louis Cardinals in his major league debut.

''I don't know if I'd say I dreamed about that moment, because that would be a little weird, but definitely just saw the perfect opportunity,'' Bader said after doubling to lead off the ninth inning and scoring on Jedd Gyorko's short sacrifice fly in a 3-2 win over the Colorado Rockies on Tuesday night.

''It was awesome,'' Bader said. ''It was a dream come true, for sure.''

Bader got the news of the surprise call-up on Tuesday morning when the Cardinals decided to place Dexter Fowler on the 10-day disabled list with a strained left wrist. The 23-year-old from Bronxville, New York, taken in the third round of the 2015 amateur draft, made the four-hour drive to St. Louis in a car service with his dad, Louis, who happened to be visiting him at the Triple-A Redbirds.

His mom, Janice Baio, and sister, Sasha, caught a flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport at about 5 p.m. and got to Busch Stadium in the fifth inning, in time for his third at-bat.

Bader started in center field and hit seventh, and he grounded out, struck out and flied out in his first three times up. He doubled down the left-field line against on a 95 mph fastball from lefty Jake McGee (0-1) in the ninth. Bader was batting .403 (29 for 72) with 10 homers against lefties at Triple-A this year.

Greg Garcia sacrificed as Bader took third, and Gyorko hit a fly near the right-field line that Carlos Gonzalez caught 248 feet from the plate. The speedy Bader slid across jubilantly as Gonzalez's one-hop throw went slightly up the third-base line.

''Game's on the line,'' Bader said, ''so kind of do-or-die moment. As soon as you see that ball make any contact with the glove, you just put your head down and run in a straight line.''

Rockies manager Bud Black could not fault Gonzalez.

''CarGo made a strong throw, but the hop just wasn't right,'' Black said.

Cardinals third-base coach Mike Shildt did not hesitate to send Bader.

''We have to take a chance and then trust in the speed,'' Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. ''Jedd got enough and Bader did the rest. It was, I'm sure, a first game he'll never forget.''

A 23-year-old from Bronxville, New York, Bader was the 100th overall pick in 2015 and was hitting .297 with 19 home runs and 48 RBIs in 97 games for Memphis this season.

He became only the second player from Horace Mann School in New York to make it to the major leagues after Pedro Alvarez, a third baseman who played for Pittsburgh from 2010-15 and was selected an All-Star in 2013. Converted to first base, Alvarez spent last year with Baltimore and has been with the Orioles' Triple-A team at Norfolk, Virginia, this season.

Bader's father, speaking after the game, recalled toughening his son for a possible professional career.

''I threw at him periodically. You got to get used to getting hit,'' Louis Bader said. ''I never hit him in the head. But he had a helmet on just in case. That's part of baseball. I knew he was good. I knew he was going to be a potential legitimate player, and so I knew he had to be brought up the right way. Listen, I never wanted to hurt him, obviously, ''but you can't be afraid.''

Trevor Rosenthal (3-4) pitched two scoreless innings.

Major League Baseball experimented with 1-minute, 45-second breaks between innings rather than the usual 2:05 for locally televised games, and the game lasted 3:11 - 6 minutes longer than this year's big league average for nine-inning games.

Lance Lynn, who may be traded before Monday's deadline, allowed one run and three hits over six innings. The 30-year-old right-hander is eligible for free agency after this season.

Rockies starter Jon Gray gave up two runs and eight hits in five innings.

Cardinals rookie Paul DeJong hit a two-run homer in the first, his 13th of the season and seventh in July. Gerardo Parra had a sacrifice fly in the seventh off Kevin Siegrist, and Trevor Story tied the score in the eighth against Matt Bowman with his 14th homer.

An inning later, Bader crossed the plate and then jumped into the arm of waiting teammate Matt Carpenter

''He was right there,'' Bader said. ''So that was pretty cool.''

TRAINER'S ROOM

Rockies: RHP Carlos Estevez was recalled from Albuquerque and RHP Jairo Diaz was optioned to the Triple-A farm team. Estevez is 4-0 with an 8.10 ERA in 18 appearances with Colorado. . 1B Ian Desmond (calf) left the game in the fourth inning.

Cardinals: Fowler's injury is primarily to the forearm, according to Cardinals general manager Mike Girsch. ''It's no swing for a few days and then sort of regroup from there,'' Girsch said. RHP Adam Wainwright (mid-back tightness) was placed on the DL, retroactive to July 23. ... OF Stephen Piscotty (right groin strain) could start a rehab assignment at Class A Peoria on Thursday. ... Carpenter (quad tightness) returned after missing Monday's game.

UP NEXT

Rockies: RHP Jeff Hoffman (6-2, 5.10 ERA) is to start Wednesday. He allowed seven runs in three innings against Pittsburgh in his last start but is 4-0 with a 2.45 ERA in five road starts this season.

Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (6-8, 3.34 ERA) enters Wednesday 4-3 with a 2.90 ERA in 10 home starts this season.

---

More AP baseball: https://apnews.com/tag/MLBbaseball

Copyright 2017 by STATS. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

123456789RHE
RockiesCOL58-44
000000110260
CardinalsSTL49-51
20000000X3120
  • W: T. Rosenthal (3-4)L: J. McGee (0-1)
  • HR: COL - T. Story (14), STL - P. DeJong (13)
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40000001.324.377.610.9880.0
D. LeMahieu 2B21000211.311.372.393.7652.5
N. Arenado 3B40100021.311.356.583.9401.0
G. Parra LF30110001.356.376.536.9123.0
I. Desmond 1B10000011.285.328.388.717-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B20100110.284.374.519.8931.5
C. Gonzalez RF40100003.227.301.342.6441.0
T. Story SS41111023.237.314.434.7485.0
R. Hanigan C20100010.264.325.361.6861.5
J. Gray P10000000.133.133.333.4670.0
a- A. Amarista PH10000001.254.278.377.6550.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Valaika PH00000000.263.290.568.8580.0
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
  • a-grounded into a double play for Gray in the 6th
  • b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Oberg in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B41100012.248.377.446.8241.5
T. Pham LF40100022.307.393.530.9230.0
P. DeJong SS41221011.292.306.584.8907.5
R. Grichuk RF40100002.227.280.455.7341.0
Y. Molina C40200011.272.305.409.7153.5
K. Wong 2B40200002.303.393.427.8202.0
H. Bader CF41100013.250.250.500.7502.5
G. Garcia 3B30100013.232.351.310.6610.5
L. Lynn P10000012.083.132.139.270-0.5
K. Siegrist P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH10100000.282.336.481.8171.0
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Gyorko PH00010000.284.349.487.8371.0
  • a-singled for Siegrist in the 7th
  • b-hit a sacrifice fly for Rosenthal in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (32), G. Parra (11)
  • HR - T. Story (14)
  • SF - G. Parra (6)
  • SH - P. Valaika (3)
  • RBI - G. Parra (41), T. Story (47)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Bader
  • HR - P. DeJong (13)
  • SF - J. Gyorko (7)
  • SH - G. Garcia (5), L. Lynn (4)
  • RBI - P. DeJong 2 (29), J. Gyorko (51)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Molina (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - K. Wong, M. Carpenter, P. DeJong
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray5.08220615.841.738.0
M. Dunn1.01000104.541.492.5
S. Oberg1.01000105.581.692.5
J. McGee (L, 0-1)1.22110003.271.09-5.0
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray5.0
M. Dunn1.0
S. Oberg1.0
J. McGee (L, 0-1)1.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn6.03112603.211.1018.0
K. Siegrist (H, 6)1.00001004.221.472.0
M. Bowman (BS, 3)0.01110013.921.11-2.0
T. Rosenthal (W, 3-4)2.02000203.691.2112.0
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn6.0
K. Siegrist (H, 6)1.0
M. Bowman (BS, 3)0.0
T. Rosenthal (W, 3-4)2.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 96-63, M. Dunn 12-8, S. Oberg 14-10, J. McGee 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 5-3, M. Dunn 1-1, S. Oberg 1-1, J. McGee 2-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 22, M. Dunn 4, S. Oberg 4, J. McGee 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Bowman (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 94-58, K. Siegrist 12-6, M. Bowman 5-3, T. Rosenthal 34-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 8-2, K. Siegrist 1-1, T. Rosenthal 1-3
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 21, K. Siegrist 3, M. Bowman 2, T. Rosenthal 8
PLAYERS OF THE GAME
123456789RHE
RockiesCOL58-44
000000110260
CardinalsSTL49-51
20000000X3120
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
C. Blackmon CF40000001.324.377.610.9880.0
D. LeMahieu 2B21000211.311.372.393.7652.5
N. Arenado 3B40100021.311.356.583.9401.0
G. Parra LF30110001.356.376.536.9123.0
I. Desmond 1B10000011.285.328.388.717-0.5
M. Reynolds 1B20100110.284.374.519.8931.5
C. Gonzalez RF40100003.227.301.342.6441.0
T. Story SS41111023.237.314.434.7485.0
R. Hanigan C20100010.264.325.361.6861.5
J. Gray P10000000.133.133.333.4670.0
a- A. Amarista PH10000001.254.278.377.6550.0
M. Dunn P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
S. Oberg P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- P. Valaika PH00000000.263.290.568.8580.0
J. McGee P00000000.000.000.000.0000.0
Total2826213812-----
  • a-grounded into a double play for Gray in the 6th
  • b-hit a sacrifice bunt for Oberg in the 8th
HITTERSABRHRBIHRBBSOLOBAVGOBPSLGOPSFPTS
M. Carpenter 1B41100012.248.377.446.8241.5
T. Pham LF40100022.307.393.530.9230.0
P. DeJong SS41221011.292.306.584.8907.5
R. Grichuk RF40100002.227.280.455.7341.0
Y. Molina C40200011.272.305.409.7153.5
K. Wong 2B40200002.303.393.427.8202.0
H. Bader CF41100013.250.250.500.7502.5
G. Garcia 3B30100013.232.351.310.6610.5
L. Lynn P10000012.083.132.139.270-0.5
K. Siegrist P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
a- J. Martinez PH10100000.282.336.481.8171.0
M. Bowman P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
T. Rosenthal P0000-000.000.000.000.000-
b- J. Gyorko PH00010000.284.349.487.8371.0
Total33312310818-----
  • a-singled for Siegrist in the 7th
  • b-hit a sacrifice fly for Rosenthal in the 9th
BATTING
  • 2B - N. Arenado (32), G. Parra (11)
  • HR - T. Story (14)
  • SF - G. Parra (6)
  • SH - P. Valaika (3)
  • RBI - G. Parra (41), T. Story (47)
BATTING
  • 2B - H. Bader
  • HR - P. DeJong (13)
  • SF - J. Gyorko (7)
  • SH - G. Garcia (5), L. Lynn (4)
  • RBI - P. DeJong 2 (29), J. Gyorko (51)
BASERUNNING
  • SB - Y. Molina (7)
FIELDING
  • DP - N. Arenado, T. Story, D. LeMahieu, M. Reynolds
FIELDING
  • DP - K. Wong, M. Carpenter, P. DeJong
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
J. Gray5.08220615.841.738.0
M. Dunn1.01000104.541.492.5
S. Oberg1.01000105.581.692.5
J. McGee (L, 0-1)1.22110003.271.09-5.0
Total8.21233081---
PITCHERSIP
J. Gray5.0
M. Dunn1.0
S. Oberg1.0
J. McGee (L, 0-1)1.2
Total8.2
PITCHERSIPHRERBBSOHRERAWHIPFPTS
L. Lynn6.03112603.211.1018.0
K. Siegrist (H, 6)1.00001004.221.472.0
M. Bowman (BS, 3)0.01110013.921.11-2.0
T. Rosenthal (W, 3-4)2.02000203.691.2112.0
Total9.0622381---
PITCHERSIP
L. Lynn6.0
K. Siegrist (H, 6)1.0
M. Bowman (BS, 3)0.0
T. Rosenthal (W, 3-4)2.0
Total9.0
PITCHING
  • Pitches-Strikes - J. Gray 96-63, M. Dunn 12-8, S. Oberg 14-10, J. McGee 20-14
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - J. Gray 5-3, M. Dunn 1-1, S. Oberg 1-1, J. McGee 2-2
  • Batters Faced - J. Gray 22, M. Dunn 4, S. Oberg 4, J. McGee 6
PITCHING
  • HBP - M. Bowman (4)
  • Pitches-Strikes - L. Lynn 94-58, K. Siegrist 12-6, M. Bowman 5-3, T. Rosenthal 34-23
  • Ground Balls-Fly Balls - L. Lynn 8-2, K. Siegrist 1-1, T. Rosenthal 1-3
  • Batters Faced - L. Lynn 21, K. Siegrist 3, M. Bowman 2, T. Rosenthal 8
  • 9TH INNING
    Gyorko hit sacrifice fly to right, Bader scored23
  • 8TH INNING
    Story homered to left center22
  • 7TH INNING
    Parra hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored12
  • 1ST INNING
    DeJong homered to center, Carpenter scored02
  • 9TH INNING
    • T. Rosenthal Pitching:
    • N. Arenado: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Arenado flied out to center
    • G. Parra: Ball, Foul, Parra flied out to center
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Foul, Reynolds singled to center
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez singled to center, Reynolds to second
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Story struck out looking
    • Middle of the 9th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. McGee Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Foul, Strike (foul tip), Ball, Bader doubled to deep left
    • G. Garcia: Garcia hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Bader to third
    • Jedd Gyorko hit for Trevor Rosenthal
    • J. Gyorko: Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Gyorko hit sacrifice fly to right, Bader scored
  • 8TH INNING
    • Matt Bowman pitching
    • T. Story: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Story homered to left center
    • R. Hanigan: Ball, Hanigan hit by pitch
    • Pat Valaika hit for Scott Oberg
    • Trevor Rosenthal relieved Matt Bowman
    • P. Valaika: Valaika hit sacrifice bunt to first, Hanigan to second
    • C. Blackmon: Foul, Blackmon lined out to second
    • D. LeMahieu: Foul, Foul, Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, LeMahieu struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 8th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Jake McGee pitching
    • R. Grichuk: Ball, Foul, Grichuk reached on an infield single to third
    • Y. Molina: Ball, Molina fouled out to first
    • K. Wong: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Pickoff attempt, Wong grounded into double play third to second to first, Grichuk out at second
    • End of the 8th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 7TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike (foul tip), Foul, Ball, Foul, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado doubled to deep left, LeMahieu to third
    • Kevin Siegrist relieved Lance Lynn
    • G. Parra: Parra hit sacrifice fly to center, LeMahieu scored
    • M. Reynolds: Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Reynolds walked
    • C. Gonzalez: Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Gonzalez grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, Reynolds out at second
    • Middle of the 7th (1 Run, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Scott Oberg relieved Mike Dunn
    • Jose Martinez hit for Kevin Siegrist
    • J. Martinez: Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Ball, Martinez singled to right center
    • M. Carpenter: Strike looking, Carpenter reached on fielder's choice to second, Martinez out at second
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul, Strike swinging, Pham struck out swinging
    • P. DeJong: Ball, DeJong flied out to deep center
    • End of the 7th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 6TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • R. Hanigan: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Hanigan singled to center
    • Alexi Amarista hit for Jon Gray
    • A. Amarista: Ball, Foul, Ball, Foul, Foul, Amarista grounded into double play shortstop to first, Hanigan out at second
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Blackmon lined out to left
    • Middle of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • Mike Dunn pitching
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Foul, Ball, Strike looking, Molina struck out looking
    • K. Wong: Ball, Wong reached on bunt single to second
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Pickoff attempt, Bader flied out to deep center
    • G. Garcia: Garcia grounded out to second
    • End of the 6th (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 5TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • M. Reynolds: Foul, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Reynolds struck out looking
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Gonzalez grounded out to second
    • T. Story: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Strike swinging, Story struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 5th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Carpenter grounded out to second
    • T. Pham: Ball, Ball, Ball, Strike looking, Pham singled to center
    • P. DeJong: Pickoff attempt, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Ball, DeJong singled to right, Pham to third
    • R. Grichuk: Foul, Strike swinging, Grichuk grounded into double play shortstop to second to first, DeJong out at second
    • End of the 5th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 4TH INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • D. LeMahieu: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Ball, Ball, LeMahieu walked
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Foul tip, Arenado struck out on foul tip
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra grounded into double play second to shortstop to first, LeMahieu out at second
    • Middle of the 4th (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • Mark Reynolds at first
    • Y. Molina: Strike looking, Ball, Molina singled to center
    • K. Wong: Strike looking, Foul, Ball, Wong reached on an infield single to second, Molina to second
    • H. Bader: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Bader struck out swinging
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Garcia struck out swinging
    • L. Lynn: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Lynn struck out swinging
    • End of the 4th (0 Runs, 2 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 3RD INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • R. Hanigan: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Hanigan struck out swinging
    • J. Gray: Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Foul, Foul, Gray fouled out to catcher
    • C. Blackmon: Strike looking, Ball, Blackmon grounded out to first
    • Middle of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Ball, Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Foul, Pham grounded out to shortstop
    • P. DeJong: Ball, Strike looking, Strike swinging, Foul, Strike looking, DeJong struck out looking
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Grichuk flied out to shallow right
    • End of the 3rd (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
  • 2ND INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • G. Parra: Ball, Ball, Parra doubled to deep right center
    • I. Desmond: Ball, Foul, Foul, Ball, Strike swinging, Desmond struck out swinging
    • C. Gonzalez: Strike looking, Ball, Foul, Gonzalez grounded out to second, Parra to third
    • T. Story: Ball, Story grounded out to third
    • Middle of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • H. Bader: Ball, Ball, Foul, Foul, Bader grounded out to shortstop
    • G. Garcia: Strike looking, Strike swinging, Ball, Foul, Ball, Ball, Garcia singled to center
    • L. Lynn: Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Pickoff attempt, Lynn hit sacrifice bunt to pitcher, Garcia to second
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Strike swinging, Carpenter struck out swinging
    • End of the 2nd (0 Runs, 1 Hit, 0 Errors)
  • 1ST INNING
    • L. Lynn Pitching:
    • C. Blackmon: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Foul, Foul, Foul, Blackmon grounded out to pitcher
    • D. LeMahieu: Ball, Strike looking, LeMahieu grounded out to shortstop
    • N. Arenado: Strike looking, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Strike swinging, Arenado struck out swinging
    • Middle of the 1st (0 Runs, 0 Hits, 0 Errors)
    • J. Gray Pitching:
    • M. Carpenter: Ball, Strike looking, Carpenter singled to left
    • T. Pham: Strike looking, Foul, Pickoff attempt, Foul tip, Pham struck out on foul tip
    • P. DeJong: DeJong homered to center, Carpenter scored
    • R. Grichuk: Strike looking, Grichuk flied out to center
    • Y. Molina: Strike swinging, Strike looking, Ball, Ball, Molina singled to left
    • K. Wong: Ball, Ball, Foul, Strike looking, Ball, Molina stole second, Wong flied out to left
    • End of the 1st (2 Runs, 3 Hits, 0 Errors)