(Busch Stadium) When a team is going through a rough stretch, it’s commonplace to look for a little something different to shake things up. So with the St. Louis Cardinals in the midst of winning only one of their last seven games, Dexter Fowler organized a gathering at The W Karaoke Lounge on Wednesday night.
Less than 24 hours later, the Cardinals erupted with a 17-4 victory over Pittsburgh.
“We had fun–the boys got together and some pretty good singers,” Fowler smiled. “You do stuff here, but I think that’s what makes a good team. The guys get together and have some fun and then come out and show out.”
The eighteen runs was the most by the Cardinals since July of last season. Fowler drove in three of the runs with two coming on a ground rule double in the second inning and single drove in another run in the third. He also reached base in the fourth inning, but the E3 took away the RBI.
“We’ve been taking some good at-bats,” Fowler continued. “Obviously, our luck wasn’t there the last few days. We’ve been hitting line drives and stuff right at people but put some good ABs together and found some holes.”
Seven different Cardinals drove in at least one run. Paul Goldschmidt and Yadier Molina both had three hits while Matt Carpenter, Fowler, and Kolten Wong each had a pair. The team also drew eight walks.
As for the karaoke, Luke Gregerson earned high marks for his singing. Kolten Wong, Yadier Molina, and Adam Wainwright were also among those in attendance.
“Luke brought some old school, like good classic rock in there,” Wainwright shared. “Any time you can get together, it helps the team.”
“We’ll get him out there,” promised Fowler upon learning that his manager had never karaoked. “It’s on him, whatever he wants to sing. My family, we do that a lot at the house…it was good to get the guys together, a lot of people showed up. I’m sure we’ll have round two.”
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