Cards RHP Wainwright walks 1st batter in 5th start
St. Louis Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright has walked a
batter for the first time this season, issuing a free pass to
Washington Nationals left fielder Bryce Harper.
The walk came with two outs in the sixth inning Tuesday night,
in Wainwright’s fifth start. He went 34 2-3 innings before throwing
four balls to a batter.
Citing the Elias Sports Bureau, the Cardinals said that the team
record for most innings to begin a season without a walk is 40, by
Slim Sallee in 1913.
Wainwright’s walk loaded the bases, but he struck out Adam
LaRoche to end the inning.