Chris Young was jammed on a pitch in the seventh inning that popped up between the pitcher’s mound and first base. Adam Wainwright lunged at the ball, but missed and fell to the grass. Young was tagged out by first baseman Matt Adams, but Wainwright left the game after 79 pitches.
The club is calling it a hyperextended right knee, and Wainwright feels like in a couple of days, he’ll be fine. He threw seven innings, allowing just four hits and no walks while striking out three as the Cardinals beat the Mets, 3-0.
Wainwright has thrown back to back shutout games and didn’t seem concerned about his setback.
“At first you get a little scared and then as I started walking off the field, I knew I hadn’t done anything wrong. Like I said, all is good.”
It certainly is when Wainwright is on the mound. He got enough run support in the fourth inning when Jon Jay singled home Matt Holliday and Adams off Mets starter Dillon Gee. In the ninth, Holliday added an RBI single for insurance and also saved a couple of runs earlier in the game, robbing Young of a home run, reaching over the fence in the fifth. Watch the grab, courtesy of MLB.com
Kevin Siegrist pitched the eighth and Trevor Rosenthal closed it out by tossing a scoreless ninth.