Adam Wainwright, seven scoreless innings with 'one' strikeout in 3-1 win over the SF Giants

Adam Wainwright's power is at Busch Stadium. Held the SF Giants scoreless in seven innings with only one strikeout in his 96 pitches thrown. (AP)

St. Louis Cardinals began a four game series hosting the San Francisco Giants on Labor Day Monday afternoon.

At the helm for Game One, Adam Wainwright. His power at Busch Stadium can not be denied this season holding a 2.43 ERA. On the road, (6.54 ERA) not so much, But, overall this season at home, he holds confidence doling out command and control with his competitive spirit.

He turned in an excellent stand Monday afternoon going deep, 7 IP, only giving up four hits, holding the Giants scoreless.

The most amazing part about his outing - only "one" strikeout ~ along with issuing no free passes.

"Waino" had eight groundballs, sixteen flyballs taking down the side in three of his innings, and only faced a total of 25 batters. He was effective in getting his outs with great defense behind him. Even though racking up 96 pitches, he also served up 62 strikes thrown.

Yes, Wainwright is tough at home and earned his tenth win for his seventh at home.


In the first, Kolten Wong slugged out a RBI Triple to give Cardinals their first run on the board. Wong has four triples this season, the one yesterday was his third in his last three games. Paul Goldschmidt, who did ground out, but Wong crossed home for a 2-0 lead.

In the third, Paul DeJong would add their third run for the game with a RBI single - Goldschmidt in for the run for a 3-0 lead.

All were held scoreless, both Cardinals and Giants, until late in the game.

Giovanny Gallegos followed Wainwright, for the eighth, and not quite as sharp as has been in recent outings.

First batter faced, he had a 2-1 count facing Giants rookie Mauricio Dubon.

Next pitch, a slider which stayed up just enough for a rookie solo shot ~ Dubon's first major league home run. His game of 'firsts" as he also had his first major league double. Dubon had been recalled by the Giants August 27. This was his fourth game appearance since and holding a .267 BA with his 1 HR/1-3B on four hits with a 0-2/BB-SO ratio in his 15 AB.