The Bottom Line: Adam Wainwright (19-8, 2.45) went the distance tonight as he threw his fifth complete game of the season in addition to his third shut-out.  He gave up just seven hits and two walks in his nine innings of work, striking out seven as well.  The Cards only mustered three hits in the game but two came in the seventh inning which led to two runs.  A Brewers’ error also helped the cause.  The Cards would only need two runs as they went on to win 2-0 and move one step closer to October.

Adam Wainwright
Adam Wainwright

 

Wonderful Wainwright: Wainwright showed us just how dominant he can be.  This is the Wainwright we have come to know and love over his career.  He is the ace of an already exceptional Cards’ staff, and it is his leadership that serves to better those around him.  He threw 102 pitches in his nine innings, which shows he was efficient and pitching-to-contact even though he had 7 K’s.  With the postseason just around the corner, let’s hope he can continue to show us why he is a premier pitcher in this league.

What’s Next?: The Cards take on the Brewers for the final game of the series with Shelby Miller (10-9, 3.75) pitching against Kyle Lohse (12-9, 3.81).