Apr. 2, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Jaime Garcia reacts following the first inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
(KSDK Sports) -- The poor Milwaukee Brewers are trying their best to remain relevant in the National League Central. But they must be waking up this morning with a hangover induced by a double shot of Adam Wainwright.
Wainwright threw a four-hitter and drove in two runs with three hits, two in a seven-run sixth inning, as the Cardinals shut out the Brewers for the second straight game with a 8-0 victory on Saturday.
Cardinals pitchers have thrown three straight shutouts overall and worked 32 consecutive scoreless innings, in a 4-1 homestand heading into the finale Sunday. Lefty Jaime Garcia will look to continue the dominance today. Garcia is looking for win number two on the season but he should be looking to go 3-0. He had the Reds well in hand when he turned the game over to his pen which turned into a 13-4 loss to Cincinnati. In that game Garcia allowed three runs on six hits and three walks with ten strikeouts in 6.2 frames.
Milwaukee hands the ball to Marcos Estrada hoping he can slow down the Cardinals in the series finale'.
Estrada might be the right guy for the job if he can duplicate his 7-4 victory over the Cubs when he gave up one run on five hits and a walk with six K's over seven frames.