ST. LOUIS Early Saturday morning, Adam Wainwright met with his catcher, Yadier Molina, and his pitching coach, Derek Lilliquist, to discuss his upcoming start against the Colorado Rockies.
"All right, I'm just going to throw 95 mile-per-hour fastballs all day," the St. Louis Cardinals ace said in jest.
It was just another Shelby Miller reference.
Fewer than 24 hours had passed since the 22-year-old Miller torched the hard-hitting Rockies with his heat. Fastball after fastball, followed by an occasional curve, the Cardinals' fifth starter built his fifth win, which also happened to be the best game of his life.
A broken-bat single by Colorado leadoff man Eric Young Jr. to start the game was all the Rockies mustered against Miller. The next 27 never touched first base. Miller's final 95 mile-per-hour fastball locked in his 13th strikeout and cemented a 3-0 victory.He stepped off the mound to a standing ovation, a stirring response from a Busch Stadium crowd that knew the performa...