Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
4 days ago

Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a solo homer and two runs against the Mets on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

He's had the power stroke going lately, having drilled six homers to go with 11 RBI and 12 runs over the last 11 games. He may still be hitting a fairly typical .249, but Gyorko has improved his plate discipline with the move to St. Louis -- he's walking more and striking out less. The main thing depressing his batting average at this point is a .247 BABIP, which he could quite reasonably improve upon by season's end.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 week ago

Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI in Sunday's rout of the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The homer was his 20th of the season and fifth in his last eight games, as Gyorko continues his recent power binge. He's hitting .281 (9-for-32) over that eight-game stretch with eight runs scored and 10 RBI and should remain a fixture in the Cards' starting lineup as long as he stays hot.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 week ago

Gyorko smacked a very timely 19th homer of the season in the ninth inning Friday as part of a 2-for-5, two-RBI night in Friday's 4-3 extra-inning victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging infielder tied the game with a 405-foot shot in the ninth that plated Jhonny Peralta, his fourth round-tripper in the last six games. Gyorko has also hit safely in six of his last seven and has 10 RBI overall in August.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 weeks ago

Gyorko went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Astros.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko is on fire, with three home runs in his past four games and a five-game hitting streak. With 18 homers, Gyorko has already topped his totals from both 2014 and 2015. Despite the fact that he was expected to ride the bench heading into the year, Gyorko now is tied for ninth in home runs among second basemen with Baltimore's Jonathan Schoop.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 weeks ago

Gyorko went 1-for-3 with a solo homer, walk, two RBI and two runs in Saturday's 8-4 victory over the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran went deep for the second straight game while also driving in Matt Carpenter with a bases-loaded walk. Gyorko has hits in three straight and is up to 17 homers and 37 RBI along with a .247/.310/.482 line on the season.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
2 weeks ago

Gyorko went 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday's 13-2 loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old has now hit safely in four of his last five games. The homer was his first since Aug. 1 and came off reliever Joe Smith in the eighth. Gyorko has now matched the 16 round-trippers he smacked in 2015 with the Padres, but has done it in 177 fewer at-bats.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 month ago

Gyorko is not in the lineup for Friday's game against the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

He will sit after starting 12 straight games, including both games of separate doubleheaders during that span, as Greg Garcia mans third base against right-hander Jose Urena. Gyorko has been on the tear to begin the second half, going 14-for-48 (.292 average) with seven homers, matching his home run output from the first half of the season. It seems likely Gyorko will remain heavily involved once Matt Carpenter (oblique) is back.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 month ago

Gyorko went 1-for-4 with a two-run homer Tuesday at the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

Gyorko's 13th bomb of 2016 gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead in the third inning of a road victory. He's now left the yard six times in his last eight games to raise his slugging percentage to .487 on the year.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 month ago

Gyorko went 2-for-5 with a walk and a ninth-inning game-tying home run Friday against the Dodgers.

EDGE Analysis

On the first pitch he saw from Dodgers' closer Kenley Jansen, Gyorko tied the game 3-3 with two-outs in the ninth, and the Cardinals eventually went on to win in 16 innings. The blast was his 12th of the season, and his fifth home run of July. The second baseman has now hit safely in 10 of 13 games this month while racking up 11 RBI and scoring 10 runs.

Jedd Gyorko
IF STL
1 month ago

After homering in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego, Gyorko went 3-for-4 with two more homers and three RBI in the second game.

EDGE Analysis

The 27-year-old started his career with the Padres, and he's punished them for giving up on him over the first three games of this series, banging out four homers among seven hits. It's been an odd season for him, as he's played every infield position with the Cards after serving mostly as a second baseman as a Padre, but he's in the midst of his strongest offensive campaign. The key has been a major improvement in his contact ability -- Gyorko's striking out at a career-low rate.