Redbird Roundup: Michael Wacha dominant, Cards roll

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Right-hander Michael Wacha was ace-like once-again on Tuesday night, as the St. Louis Cardinals rolled to a 10-2 win over the New York Mets one day after falling to the club in extra innings on a day filled with nail biters across Major League Baseball.

Wacha improved to 6-0 on the young season, while Randal Grichuk drove in a trio of runs in the win for St. Louis. The Mets and Cardinals are set to continue their series on Wednesday night, with first pitch scheduled for 6:10 p.m. CT at Citi Field.

Meanwhile, the second-place Chicago Cubs dropped a 4-3 contest on the road to the San Diego Padres as bullpen woes continue to plague Joe Maddon‘s club. With the Cubs’ loss and St. Louis win, the Cardinals’ lead in the National League Central grew to 4 1/2 games.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants did battle out west with the reigning World Series champions coming out on top, thanks to a great start from veteran Tim Hudson, who had allowed nine earned in six-plus innings in two starts against LA heading into Tuesday’s contest.

Ryan Zimmerman led the Washington Nationals to a walk-off, 8-6 win over the New York Yankees at home – pulling the Nats even with the Mets atop the National League East at 23-17 on the year.

Here at Redbird Rants, we took a look at why second baseman Kolten Wong should be named to the NL All-Star Team this season, as well as why the Cardinals could potentially need some help on the mound moving forward.

Here’s more from around the world of Major League Baseball:

“Wacha moves to 6-0 as Cards top Mets” – Redbird Rants

“Miscues cost Cubs in loss to San Diego” – Cubbies Crib

“Zimmerman clubs walk-off at Nats top Yanks” – District on Deck

“Royals win 3-0 as Ventura dominates” – Kings of Kauffman

“Op-ed: Cardinals’ Wong is an NL All-Star” – Redbird Rants

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