Adam Wainwright, Cards aim for comeback against Astros

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Wainwright (3-2, 6.56 ERA) has made only one quality start in nine starts before his Thursday assignment against the visiting team. Houston Astros

Cardinals won the first game of the three-game set 4-2 on Tuesday and Astros rallied to win 10-7 on Wednesday

Wainwright is returning after a 9-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs in London on Saturday, where he allowed seven runs on 11 hits over three innings.

The right-hander said, “It was a perfect storm of awfulness.” “To be honest I’m very sad about it. The pitch is terrible. Trying to make ends meet.” Cardinals fan, and we made nothing because of me

“The game is 2-1 without me. That whole game was my fault. I made a very bad pitch and I put our team in a bad position and lost the game because of me. I don’t know what else to say.”

The 41-year-old Wainwright is planning to retire after this season. He suffered a major setback when he pulled a groin muscle while training with Team USA at the World Baseball Classic.

He had his best start of the season on June 17 – the start before the London outing – when he earned three runs in 6 1/3 innings in a 5–3 win over the New York Mets. Then came the loss to England as he struggled with the curveball, cutter and fastball.

Wainwright said, “I don’t have much left to pitch.” “Sometimes when you’re playing golf, the hole looks really short. Today, the strike zone looked really short. I didn’t feel comfortable out there. It was one of the worst starts of my career.” I hate doing this.” International Forum.”

Wainwright is 13–1 with a 1.48 ERA in 22 career appearances (16 starts) against Houston.

Astros Wainwright will face rookie JP France (2-3, 3.54 ERA), who is 1-2 with a 3.08 ERA in four starts this month. He reached the quality-start metric in each of those outings

France said, “You have to control what you can control.” “Just go out there, play innings, keep getting starts and keep giving your team chances to win.”

He credited a better cutter for his improved success this month.

France said, “I’ve improved my grip. I’ve got my velo back.” “It’s a pitch that’s worked for me for the last two, three years, and for me, I feel like it’s going to be a pitch that’s going to continue to work and get me out.”

France allowed three runs over six innings in his latest outing, a 3-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday. He has allowed a homer in seven of his nine starts.

he will face Cardinals for the first time

Astros Second baseman Jose Altuve was moved back to the leadoff spot on Wednesday after missing two games due to heel pain. He hit a three-run homer in the eighth inning to spur Houston’s rally.

Cardinals Third baseman Nolan Arenado, who homered in the first inning on Wednesday, left after five innings due to lower back tightness. He was considered a suspect for Thursday

–Field Level Media