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St. Louis Cardinals Beat New York Mets as Rookie Pitcher Michael Wacha Earns First MLB Win

June 12th, 2013 at 12:52 PM
By Brandon Hunter

The St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets on Tuesday 9-2. Rookie Michael Wacha finally received his first win after being denied the win in his first outing in which he threw a gem. The Cardinals took advantage of a multitude of errors and miscues by the Mets to pile up their nine runs.

Wacha's outing started off extremely shaky as he allowed five of the first seven batters to reach base while walking three in the first inning. However, he induced a groundball to get out of a bases loaded situation escaping the inning with just two runs allowed. 

From there on out Wacha settled in and didn't allow another earned run in his next five innings. He wound up striking out four and allowing just five hits over six innings.

"I just made a point to go out there and throw fastballs at the knees and try to get pitchers' counts," Wacha told reporters. "After I got out of the first, I told myself to flush it out and forget about it and go out and attack the hitters the next couple of innings."

Manager Mike Matheny had high praise for Wacha after the game stating that this kind of out really shows you what a player is made of.

Allen Craig hit a three-run homer and Shane Robinson hit a solo shot of his own. In addition, David Freese extended his hitting streak to 20 games which is the longest streak in MLB this season.

Tags: Allen Craig, Baseball, David Freese, Michael Wacha, Mike Matheny, MLB, New York Mets, Shane Robinson, St. Louis, St. Louis Cardinals

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