This is true. But he has some pretty good backup in those two starters in the pen.
Can't walk the No. 8 hitter, but Wainwright just did that with the struggling Cody Bellinger.
Wainwright falls behind Max Scherzer 3-1 before giving up the sac bunt. Tough start to the inning for him.
Edmundo Sosa can't climb the ladder to snag a Mookie Betts liner. Not his best effort.
If the Cardinals win, we'll likely to another game chat.
Wainwright compounds the trouble by walking the bases full.
Wainwright gets to 3-2 on Trea Turner, then gets broken bat double play with Tommy Edman picking up Edmundo Sosa.
Indeed. Now he needs to get his heart rate back to normal.
Yadier Molina hits a liner up the middle, but into the shift.
Scherzer pounces on that Sosa dribbler, makes a nice play to get a fast runner.
Bader gets to 3-2, fights off two pitches and gets hit by a pitch. Great at bat to get Wainwright to the plate.
Wainwright goes up there hacking, but he can't catch up to Scherzer. On to the fifth inning for Mad Max -- but his pitch count is high.