Aug 4, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) acknowledges the fans after his complete game victory over the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch Stadium. The Brewers and the Cardinals were wearing throwback uniforms commemorating the 30th anniversary of the 1982 World Series between the two teams. The Cardinals defeated the Brewers 6-1. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Wainwright stymies the Brewers in complete game victory

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Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals hosted the Brewers on Saturday night and apparently Adam Wainwright didn’t have any interest in losing. He shut down the Brewers for nine innings while the Cardinals offense went to work.

Box Score

Final 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Milwaukee Brewers 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
St Louis Cardinals 0 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 X 6 9 0
WP A. Wainwright (9-10)
LP M. Rogers (0-1)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
R. Furcal ss 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .267
A. Craig 1b 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 .296
M. Holliday lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .322
C. Beltran rf 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .286
D. Freese 3b 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 .309
Y. Molina c 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 .314
J. Jay cf 3 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 .288
D. Descalso 2b 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .241
A. Wainwright p 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .136
 Totals 33 6 9 6 2 1 6 1 7

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 9-10) 9.0 5 1 1 0 7 0 1.23 4.03

The Positives

  • Allen Craig hit an RBI single to draw his average closer to .300.
  • Matt Holliday also hit a single and scored a run.
  • Carlos Beltran hit a single and hit 25th home run. He drove in his league-leading 77th RBI.
  • Yadier Molina hit a two RBI single and stole his eleventh base. The speedy Molina has three steals in two days.
  • Jon Jay hit his third home run of the season.
  • Daniel Descalso hit his seventh double of the season and scored a run.
  • Adam Wainwright pitched a gem, going nine innings and only allowing five hits and one earned run. He also helped his own cause offensively with a two hit effort, including an RBI double.

Justin’s Jeers

Three Stars

3) Carlos Beltran – Beltran had two hits, including a solo home run.

2) Yadier Molina – Yadi drove in two runs and stole a base.

1) Adam Wainwright – Wainwright not only shut down the Brewers with his pitching, but he was also the team’s best offensive player.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA Diff Streak L10
Cincinnati Reds 66 41 0.617 36-19 30-22 467 391 76 Won 5 9-1
Pittsburgh Pirates 60 46 0.566 5.5 33-16 27-30 435 403 32 Lost 2 6-4
St Louis Cardinals 58 49 0.542 8 31-21 27-28 535 428 107 Won 2 7-3
Milwaukee Brewers 48 58 0.453 17.5 30-26 18-32 487 497 -10 Lost 2 4-6
Chicago Cubs 43 62 0.410 22 27-24 16-38 389 467 -78 Lost 4 4-6
Houston Astros 36 72 0.333 30.5 25-27 11-45 414 551 -137 Won 1 2-8
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