The St. Louis Cardinals were looking to stay afloat against the Nationals following their series win over the hottest team in baseball, the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals put their ace on the hill, Adam Wainwright, whom tossed seven strong innings against the Cubs last Saturday. The Nationals came into yesterday's game on a 6-3 win over the Marlins. They had rebounded after an ugly game on Tuesday, when they allowed 11 runs, en route to a loss. They featured Taylor Jordan on the mound, who took a loss to the Braves just five days earlier.
Wainwright not only bounced-back, but he had his best outing of the season. He went all nine innings, allowing just two hits and three walks, while striking out eight. Wainwright tossed his seventh shutout since 2010. Behind Wainwright, the Cardinals roughed up Jordan, scoring three runs in the first and sixth, while adding single runs in the fourth and seventh. Wainwright helped his own cause; he got two hits, drove in one, and scored one more. Five other Cardinals totaled two hits in their eight run, fifteen hit attack. The Cardinals are 10-6 in their first 16 games.
The Nationals did not get much from anyone. Ian Desmond and Adam LaRoche got the two hits, while LaRoche also walked in the second. Other than two other walks, the Nationals were completely shut down. Taylor Jordan tossed five and one-third innings, allowing seven runs (five earned) on seven hits, while striking out four. He falls to 0-2 on the season. The Nationals overall are 9-7 in their first 16 games.
Cardinals 8, Nationals 0