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Lane Thomas took Joe Jimenez deep in the third inning for a two-run home run as the Cardinals thrashed the Tigers 12-2 in Game One on Thursday. Thomas finished the game 1-3 with two RBI, one run scored and two strike outs. The Cardinals moved to 19-17 after the victory.
Thomas is slashing .148/.258/.333 in 27 at-bats for the Cardinals this season. He is playing part-time and hitting in the bottom third of the line-up when he does play. If he were to ever get regular playing time he would be a sneaky power-speed play for fantasy owners in deep, 15-team+, leagues. Owners in standard 12-team redraft leagues can leave him on the waiver wire.
The Cardinals announced that OF Lane Thomas has tested positive for COVID-19.
Thomas is the 17th Cardinal to test positive, 10 of which are players. The other seven are staff members. The team hasn't played since July 29th and their upcoming series against the Pirates has already been cancelled. It's very unclear how they're going to make up all these games.
Lane Thomas is competing with Tyler O'Neill for the left field starting job. Top prospect Dylan Carlson is expected to start the season at the Cardinals' alternate site.
Thomas can play all three outfield spots, so he will probably find his way to at least 150 at-bats this season. Thomas doesn't do anything spectacular, but has consistent tools across the board. He's only draftable in NL-only leagues.
Lane Thomas went 1-for-1 with a solo home run in Sunday's win over the Rockies.
Thomas was deployed as a pinch hitter in the seventh inning, and he homered in his only at-bat. He is batting .324 with four home runs in 37 at-bats this season.
Lane Thomas went 2-for-5 with a triple, a grand slam, five RBI, and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Pirates.
Thomas blasted a timely grand slam in the seventh inning to take the lead, which the Cardinals would hold onto for the win. Thomas is batting .364 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 21 games played this season.