It’s uncanny how each and every year the St. Louis Cardinals can rack up wins in MLB like it’s nothing. A St. Louis mainstay, Adam Wainwright has excelled in 2013 and is in prime position to reel in his first Cy Young Award.
The New York Mets‘ bats were stifled by Wainwright on Thursday night as the Cardinals ace earned his 10th win of the season and nailed down his 1,000th career strikeout in the process. If that isn’t enough zeros, Wainwright also went seven scoreless innings against New York’s second baseball team.
Cards manager Mike Matheny has done a wonderful job since becoming the Cardinals’ skipper, yet his 2013 efforts could easily be his most impressive. Without three-time Cy Young winner Chris Carpenter on the roster it’s crazy that Matheny still has his club atop MLB. With the NL Central title a few months away, the first case of business for Wainwright is to eventually be named the National League starter for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game.
Surely, Mets starter Matt Harvey will have something to say about it, yet I’m giving the accolade to Wainwright as of now.
Durability has never been an issue for the St. Louis stud, but when Wainwright is leading the league in batters faced and innings pitched, he must be rewarded. The National League starter should be someone who has etched his dominance all season long and has the ability to go deep into the game.
Not to mention, the Cardinals should be commended for having the best record in the National League by having their starter on the hill to start the mid-summer classic.