Bader went 0-for-2 in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Brewers and is now just 2-for-18 in the last nine games in which he's registered at least one at-bat.
The rookie slashed .326/.360/.565 over his first 50 major-league plate appearances between July 25 and Sept. 7, but he's hit a rough patch since that point. However, Bader has shown some decent pop (one double, three home runs) and appears poised to make a strong push for a roster spot in spring training 2018.
Bader went 2-for-5 with a three-run home run and two runs in Tuesday's 8-4 win over the Giants.
The rookie now has a trio of two-hit games in September, and all three have included a homer. Other than blasting the ball out of the park, Bader hasn't done anything else except hit singles during that stretch, as the two doubles and two walks he's logged both came during his earlier big-league stint back in July. However, his current power surge has his season line at an impressive .308/.357/.590 over 42 plate appearances.
Bader went 2-for-5 with two RBI from a run-scoring single and a solo home run while scoring twice in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Giants.
The rookie was at the top of the order with Dexter Fowler sitting Sunday and made it count, smacking a 390-foot shot to left center in the sixth to snap a 2-2 tie and then extending the Cardinals' lead to 6-2 with his seventh-inning single. Bader now has the first two homers of his major-league career in the past three games and has already collected four multi-hit outings over his first nine games in the big leagues.
Bader will start in center field and lead off Sunday against the Giants.
After collecting his first MLB home run during his start in the series opener Friday, Bader will receive another turn in the outfield with Dexter Fowler sitting for the second time in three games. Fowler still looks on track to serve as the Cardinals' primary option in center field as the season winds down, but with the team fading from postseason contention, Bader could be in store for a handful of starts per week if his performance warrants added at-bats.
Bader went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and two runs in Friday's 11-6 win over the Giants.
The rookie took Johnny Cueto deep in the third with a man on to open the scoring on the night for the Cardinals, helping cut in to an early 3-0 deficit. Bader held his own against big-league pitching in his initial 23 plate appearances earlier in the season (.286/.348/.381), so it will be intriguing to monitor his progress over what should be a larger sample in the final month of the campaign.
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