(BaseballStL) - Oscar Taveras will be back in the starting lineup for the Cardinals for the second day straight after living up to the hype by launching a homer in this second at-bat Saturday.
And to this his manager and teammates weren't excited about what the 21- year-old did yesterday, would be an understatement.
''What a great day for him, one I'm sure he'll never forget, and neither will we,'' manager Mike Matheny told CBS Sports. ''For him to come up and do it in that situation, it's kind of mind-boggling.''
Saturday's starter Michael Wacha, at just 22-year-olds, also marveled at the younger hitters ability to hit in a big situation. Taveras' homer yesterday broke the zero-zero stalemate.
''That kid's a stud,'' said Wacha, ''Everyone knows what he's capable of. That was a big-time homer for us.''