The Cardinals fell behind 7-0 and couldn’t recover in a 10-6 loss to the Mets at Busch Stadium. Adam Wainwright gave up seven runs, only two earned in five innings. Wainwright is 9-and-8.
In the fifth, Yeonis Cespedes went from first to third on a bloop single by James Loney. As a group of Cardinals went after the ball, Wainwright covered third base. Cespedes slid and his cleat pinned Wainwright’s glove to the bag, but when Wainwright pulled away his hand, the glove stayed stuck under Cespedes’ foot. Since Wainwright didn’t have control of the ball, Cespedes was called safe. The call was confirmed in replay. Moments later, Alejandro De Aza hit a three-run homer to make it 7-0.
Watch the play.
Wainwright had never heard of such of play.
“He said that when I pulled out the glove, I had to show possession,” Wainwright said. “I don’t know what else I could have done there. There was another runner on base. I’ve never seen it before, never heard of it before.”