ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Adam Wainwright has turned back the clock again this season and in the midst of another complete-game victory, he accomplished something one only other St. Louis Cardinals pitcher has ever done.
In his seven-inning complete game on Wednesday in Milwaukee, the oldest active player in the National League gave up just two runs on four hits and struck out 9 Milwaukee Brewer batters. That earned him career victory No. 167 and 1820 career strikeouts.
He's now the second pitcher in Cards history with more than 1,800 strikeouts and that many wins. The other, of course, is Bob Gibson. And Waino likely won't be catching him in either category, as Gibson has more than 3,100 Ks and 251 wins.
Wainwright is 5-1 this season with a 2.87 ERA and is keeping his name in the running for the NL Cy Young Award.