Behind Wainwright, the Cardinals won 3-0 over the Mets on Tuesday night as the Cardinals reversed their bad luck from Monday.
Apr 22, 2014; New York, NY, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright (50) pitches during the first inning against the New York Mets at Citi Field. Image Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Wainwright limited the Mets to four hits in seven innings. Wainwright struck out three and walked none. If not for a hyper-extended knee, which is perfectly fine according to the pitcher, there’s no doubt that he would have pitched another complete game on the season.
Trevor Rosenthal picked up his sixth save of the season as he pitched the ninth inning, walking two and striking out one. After some bad outings early in the season against the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs, Rosenthal seems to have calmed down. After ballooning his ERA to 7.36 on April 13, Rosenthal has only allowed one run in his last 3 innings pitched.
Jay drove in two runs on the evening with his bases loaded single in the fourth inning. In the last ten games, the Cardinals outfielder is hitting .333 in 33 at-bats.
Daniel Descalso scored the third run on Holliday’s would-be double. Holliday was called out at second on the throw to end the inning.
Jay, who is hitting .295 this season, has earned the right to be able to start in the outfield. Jay has started 11 games this season: 9 in CF and 2 in RF. Peter Bourjos, who was acquired by trade in the offseason, has started 12 games at CF.