August 21, 2012; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) is congratulated by Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina (4) after the game against the Houston Astros at Busch Stadium. The Cardinals defeated the Astros 7-0. Mandatory Credit: Scott Rovak-US PRESSWIRE

Daily Rant: Wainwright shuts down Astros


The Cardinals hosted soon-to-be AL West foes the Houston Astros on Tuesday night and the affair wasn’t as thrilling as their 19 inning marathon with Pittsburgh. Adam Wainwright continued to pitch like his old self in a complete game shutout.

Box Score

Houston Astros 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
St Louis Cardinals 4 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 X 7 13 0
WP A. Wainwright (12-10)
LP L. Harrell (10-9)

 

AB R H RBI HR BB K SB LOB Season Avg
J. Jay cf 5 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 2 .310
M. Carpenter 1b 4 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 .308
M. Holliday lf 4 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 3 .301
    S. Robinson ph-lf 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261
A. Craig rf 2 2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 .309
    R. Jackson pr-2b 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
D. Freese 3b 4 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 .293
Y. Molina c 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .321
S. Schumaker 2b-rf 4 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 2 .303
R. Furcal ss 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .267
A. Wainwright p 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .118
 Totals 34 7 13 6 0 6 5 0 17

 

IP H R ER BB K HR WHIP Season ERA
A. Wainwright (W, 12-10) 9.0 5 0 0 1 12 0 1.19 3.65

The Positives

  • Jon Jay hit two singles and a double in a three hit performance. He drove in a run and scored another.
  • Matt Carpenter hit his sixteenth double of the season.
  • Matt Holliday hit a single and scored a run.
  • Allen Craig hit a single and walked three times. He scored two of the Cardinals runs.
  • David Freese hit a single and scored two runs as well.
  • Yadier Molina had a three hit night and drove in two runs.
  • Skip Schumaker hit a two RBI single.
  • Rafael Furcal hit an RBI double and scored a run.
  • Adam Wainwright cruised through nine innings against the Astros. He gave up five hits and a walk, but allowed no runs and fanned twelve batters.

Justin’s Jeers

  • Matheny continues to play Ryan Jackson at second base. I understand that Furcal has the experience, but Jackson’s glove is far better than Furcal’s. If Jackson comes into a game, it should be at his natural position. Personally, I think one of the biggest issues with Tyler Greene is he was asked to play second, third, and center with almost no experience. The Cardinals management has this newfound love of turning every prospect into Aaron Miles and then people wonder why they hit like…well, Aaron Miles.

Three Stars

3) Jon Jay – Jay shined in a three hit performance.

2) Yadier Molina – Molina similarly had three hits, but also drove in two runs.

1) Adam Wainwright – Only one run was necessary as Wainwright shut down the opposition.

Standings

Central W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Magic#
Cincinnati Reds 75 49 0.605 0 41-22 34-27 542 468 71 53 32
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 56 0.545 7.5 37-23 30-33 513 496 64 59 32
St Louis Cardinals 66 56 0.541 8 38-26 28-30 593 480 74 48 32
Milwaukee Brewers 56 66 0.459 18 37-28 19-38 560 568 60 62 22
Chicago Cubs 47 75 0.385 27 30-28 17-47 455 556 49 73 13
Houston Astros 39 84 0.317 35.5 27-35 12-49 456 632 42 81 4












Wild Card W L Pct GB Home Road RS RA pW pL Magic#
Atlanta Braves 70 53 0.569 0 36-29 34-24 565 484 71 52 36
Pittsburgh Pirates 67 56 0.545 0 37-23 30-33 513 496 64 59 40
St Louis Cardinals 66 56 0.541 0.5 38-26 28-30 593 480 74 48 40
Los Angeles Dodgers 67 57 0.540 0.5 33-27 34-30 493 458 67 57 39
Arizona Diamondbacks 62 61 0.504 5 31-28 31-33 561 522 66 57 35

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