Jenifer LangoschIn holding the Brewers to one run over six innings, Wainwright became the fifth pitcher in franchise history to achieve 150 career wins as a Cardinal.
Wainwright’s climb up the franchise leaderboard may not be complete either. Three more wins would tie him with Bill Sherdel for fourth all-time in Cardinals history, and he sits 13 wins shy of matching Bob Forsch. Bob Gibson, of course, holds the Cardinals’ record with 251 career victories. Jesse Haines had 210.
and Jason Isringhausen, two players integral to the Cardinals’ run of success last decade and members of the 2006 World Series championship club, can now also call themselves Cardinals Hall of Famers.
The two earned a place in the Cardinals’ 2019 Hall of Fame class by being the top two finishers in a fan vote, which spanned six weeks and drew more than 75,000 votes.
A third member of the class -- right-handed pitcher Mort Cooper -- was chosen for induction by members of the Red Ribbon Committee, a group of veteran sports journalists and Cardinals Hall of Fame managers who select an additional inductee who has been retired for at least 40 years.
Wasn’t too confident being down 3 runs to a soft throwing lefty. Nice having 4 outfielders all producing!
The Cardinals should be able to crush left handed pitching. Martinez - gyroko and Bader all feast on lefties, which is great because Dexter should never face a lefty and Wong should be limited against them so plenty of ABs for Martinez and Gyroko in place of them.
LinkThe Cardinals traded Francisco Pena, who served as Yadier Molina's backup in 2018, to San Francisco in exchange for cash. The move gives Pena a chance to have a clear road to the majors and be the backup that he wasn't going to be for the Cardinals, if Matt Wieters and Molina remained healthy. The trade was announced by the Cardinals.
Pitching match-ups for this weekend's first Cardinals-Cubs series of the season at Wrigley:
Friday: Flaherty (3-1, 4.06) vs. Hendricks (1-4, 5.33)
Saturday: Wacha (2-0, 4.78) vs. Darvish (2-3, 5.02)
Sunday: Wainwright (3-2, 3.73) vs. Quintana (3-1, 3.48)