Wainwright Strong in Win


The Cardinals won their fourth straight game today, riding another hardy performance from one of their starters.  This time, it was Adam Wainwright’s turn.  His first appearance was washed out by the rain on Opening Day.  Today Adam pitched a solid eight innings against the Nationals, allowing 2 runs on 8 hits, while striking out 4.  He also chimed in on offense, with an RBI single in the second.  5-4 was the final.  Here’s the complete box score.

The play of the day, without a doubt, goes to Adam Kennedy.  The Cardinals’ second baseman dove for a ball up the middle on the third base side of second.  Just to get to the ball was amazing, but the seated throw to second for the out really topped it off.  Web Gem for sure.

The Post Dispatch has more on today’s game here.  Tomorrow it’s Kyle Lohse on the hill, hoping to complete the sweep of the Washington Nationals.  I’m almost going to feel bad for the starting pitcher that finally takes a loss.  Don’t look now, but the Cardinals haven’t started a season off 4-1 since 2000, when they began the year 7-1.  The current .800 winning percentage is tied with Milwaukee for the best in baseball.  These Birds are taking off!