Once again the Cardinals keep bringing up talent that really shows that this Cardinals youth movement has a lot of momentum. Today was Eric Fryer’s day he showed the St. Louis Cardinals what he is capable of. Fryer had three hits, including a go-ahead double with two outs in the eighth inning during Sunday’s 4-3 win over the Cincinnati Reds 4-3.
A backup to All-Star catcher Yadier Molina, Fryer got his first start this season and is 6 for 6 at the plate. Fryer also threw out Brandon Phillips attempting to steal in the sixth.
“It’s a combination of everything,” Fryer said. “As a catcher, you take more pride in defense.”
Cardinals starter Michael Wacha, who gave up one earned run and seven hits, felt Fryer’s greatest value was with his pitch-calling skills.
“He was the man today,” Wacha said. “We were on the same page right from the start. He did a great job mixing up the pitches.”
St. Louis manager Mike Matheny agreed.
“All the way across, he had a great day,” Matheny said. “It’s always good when you can get Yadi a day off and still get the job done.”