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St. Louis Cardinals first basemen Matt Adams lead his team to victory in a game against the Colorado Rockies, contributing two home runs and six RBI’s in the process on Monday.
The infielder attributed his recent success to being disciplined in the batter's box. Adams said that he only goes after pitches that give him the best chance to get a hit.
"It's just a continuation of how I've felt recently. The big thing that I'm happy about is I'm laying off the sliders and the curveballs from the lefties. I'm trying to make them come over the plate a little bit more instead of chasing what they want me to chase," Adams said, reports the Associated Press.
Cardinals manager Mike Matheny made a flamboyant comment when asked about Adams' performance. He said early on in the season, he was telling his players to just hit for singles. Now, Matheny is suggesting otherwise.
"All of a sudden we told him it's OK to hit home runs. Early on, we were telling them just wait for singles.” Matheny said, according to MLB.com.
The Cardinals have a record of 42-35, which leaves them four and a half games out of first place and second in the NL Central. With Adams adding performances such as the impressive one he had against the Rockies, the Cardinals are well on their way to making a run for first.
The team beat the Rockies at Coors Field 8-0.