Adams caps Father's Day weekend with third straight homer

Adams caps Father's Day weekend with third straight homer

Adams caps Father's Day weekend with third straight homer

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by Elizabeth Eisele / BaseballStL | @elizabetheisele

KMOV.com

Posted on June 15, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Updated Sunday, Jun 15 at 5:23 PM

(BaseballStL) -- No, you're not having deja vu for the second time this weekend, Matt Adams hit his third home run in the same amount of days against the Nationals. 

All three homers were hit off starting pitchers - Jordan Zimmermann, Stephen Strasburg and Doug Fister. And all of them were hit while Adams' father, Jamie, was in attendance. Adams was clear on the reception he expected from his father. 

"He might give me a big hug and start crying," he joked, "He's an emotional guy." 

And there's plenty to be emotional about. All six of Adams' homers have come at Busch Stadium, which is good news for the Cardinals as they play their next seven games at home. 

"We'll take them any day," Manager Mike Matheny laughed, "It's nice to see the ball jumping out of the park."

Over the course of this weekend, Adams went from 17 RBI to 21, with his two-run shot on Sunday. But Adams stands firm that he hasn't changed any of his mechanics, instead he says his pitch selection has become more precise. 

"I think I'm just laying off the balls down," he said. 

The three home runs have come on 1-0, 3-1 and 0-2 counts, respectively. Adams had yet to fall behind a pitcher and a hit the ball out, until Sunday.  

Adams played in four games down in Triple-A Memphis prior to his return from the disabled list going just 3 for 17. But over the past three days, he's gone 4 for 11 with 3 HR, 4 RBI for a .429 average and a 1.715 combined on-base and slugging percentages.

 
 

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