Is that the sound of a cavalry bugle I hear off in the distance?
Cardinals centerfielder and offensive spark plug Jon Jay had a huge game Wednesday for Class AAA Memphis as he rehabs in the minor leagues.
Jay, who batted in the lead-off spot, collected a homer and a triple against Oklahoma City. He scored three runs and drove in three more in the Redbirds' 13-9 win.
Out for the second time because of a separated shoulder suffered when he crashed into the outfield wall trying to track down a fly ball, Jay was hitting .343 with a pair of homers in 27 games with St. Louis when he went back on the shelf.
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It's no coincidence that the St. Louis offense has stumbled without Jay in the order. His replacements in the line-up, Shane Robinson and Adron Chambers, have hit .257 and .250 respectively.