Adam Wainwright pitched 7 scoreless innings for the Cardinals last night against the Pirates and lowered his NL leading ERA to a miniscule 1.79 for the season. He hasn’t been scored on in 14 2/3 consecutive innings as of right now.
When is scoreless not good enough?
When Adam Wainwright is on the mound. Looks like he forgot the ‘best stuff’ at home. And everyone on Twitter was there to remind him:
Doesn't look like Wainwright has his best stuff tonight
— Aaron Thompson (@BamThompson_) July 8, 2014
Wainwright doesn't have his best stuff by any means. But he's still gone seven shutout innings. That's the mark of a great pitcher.
— Cardinals Gameday (@STLGameday1) July 8, 2014
— Tim Gebhart (@TimGebby) July 8, 2014
Wainwright doesn't have his best stuff, but he's still pitching a shutout. Get him some run support already!!! #stlcards
— Michael Fisher (@FishSTL) July 8, 2014
Sucks. Wainwright didn't have his best stuff and the Bucs still couldn't score on him.
— Chris (@StillersAndBeer) July 8, 2014
Bucs have had their opportunities. Wainwright is grinding this out without his best stuff. Bucs have left 9 on base…
— Bucco Corner (@BuccoCorner) July 8, 2014
Wainwright gets a gift and then freezes him. He doesn't have his best stuff tonight, but the umpire is intent on helping him out
— Zach (@ZV412) July 8, 2014
Wainwright clearly doesn't have his best stuff tonight, but he's battling. If he can get through 6 they'll be fortunate. Don't push him.
— Jason Bourne (@JasonBo27089157) July 8, 2014
Next time, Adam… bring not good stuff, but your best stuff.