Shelby Miller leads St. Louis Cardinals over Atlanta Braves in 4-1 win


Shelby Miller went seven innings for the St. Louis Cardinals as they defeated the Atlanta Braves in 4-1 win.

The Cardinals needed this game from Shelby Miller. It is the longest outing of the season for Miller, who was determined to pitch seven innings. This is the type of outing that the Cardinals need to see regularly from the Texan native. In going deep for seven innings, Miller walked two and struck out seven batters. Miller allowed one run (0 earned) on five hits as he moved to a 5-2 record this season with a 2.79 ERA.

Carlos Martinez and Randy Choate combined to pitch the 8th inning. Martinez allowed one hit, walked one, and struck out a batter. Trevor Rosenthal pitched the ninth inning and struck out two batters to notch his 13th save of the season.

Kolten Wong and Peter Bourjos both added two hits. Wong scored twice during the game while Bourjos knocked in a run.

In the last ten games played, Bourjos is hitting .333 in 27 at-bats. With regular playing time, Bourjos will get his batting average up slowly but surely.

Since being recalled last week, Wong is hitting .500 in 8 at-bats. The second baseman has two hits a piece in his last two games played. He’s scored three runs in the two games as well. If all Wong needed was some time spent down in Memphis, it did him some good.