Prior to his home run today, Cardullo had one career hit in five at-bats (.200 average).
Cardullo came in the game to pinch hit for pitcher Chris Rusin and his homer came off Dodgers pitcher Casey Fien.
Today is Cardullo’s 29th birthday – not a bad birthday present to himself!
Cardullo was drafted in the 24th-round of the 2010 draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. After spending two seasons in their minor league system, Cardullo was not re-signed and he spent the next four season playing in various independent leagues, including in Canada.
Last January, the Rockies signed him and after a solid spring training campaign assigned him to Triple-A Albuquerque.