ST. LOUIS It was an inning unlike any of the previous 908 thrown by Adam Wainwright in his career.
Highlighting his continued bumpy return after missing the entire 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery, the usually accurate Wainwright suffered one of the most unique and odd innings of his career Saturday night.
In the first inning of the Cardinals' eventual 7-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Busch Stadium, Wainwright experienced a plethora of unusual feats:
-He walked three consecutive batters for the first time in his career.
-He walked two batters with the bases loaded after achieving the feat just once previously in his career.
-He walked two hitters after getting ahead in the count 0-2, something he did just three times during the entire 2010 season.
-And most surprisingly he threw 39 pitches, the most pitches he had ever thrown in a single inning.
Safe to say it was inning that nobody expected to see from the former 20-game winner and one they likely will never see again...