Found June 24, 2013 on Fox Sports Midwest:
ST. LOUIS -- Maybe the two-hour and 59-minute weather delay had fouled their mood. Maybe all the delays over the past few weeks -- 15 hours and 22 minutes worth -- had worn out their patience. Or maybe being swept for the first time all season brought out their unpleasant side. Whatever the reason, Adam Wainwright was visibly steamed and Mike Matheny was clearly bothered after the Cardinals' 2-1 loss to the Rangers early Monday morning. And you know what? There's nothing wrong with that. Let's go to the situation. Top of the seventh, Cardinals lead 1-0 and Wainwright has retired the first two Rangers. David Murphy then slams a full-count curveball off the right-field wall and eight-hole hitter Leonys Martin lines a run-scoring single on the seventh pitch of his at-bat to wipe out the Cardinals' lead. And immediately send Matheny to double-switch Wainwright from the 1-1 tie. Wainwright had thrown 105 pitches and allowed two base-runners in an inning for the secon...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Adam Wainwright Having Career Year, Possibly Historic

Start naming the best pitchers of the 2013 season and it doesn’t take long to get to Adam Wainwright’s name. In fact there are very few names above him on that list. Wainwright is not only having a career year, he is having a historical year in some sense. Taking a look at the numbers he is having the best year of his career. Up until now 2010 was his best year when he was 20...

Adam Wainwright loses his cool

ST. LOUIS (AP) Adam Wainwright lost the lead in the seventh, and then he lost his temper. The St. Louis Cardinals ace strenuously objected to being pulled before Ian Kinsler's go-ahead hit that helped the Texas Rangers complete a soggy three-game interleague sweep with a 2-1 victory Sunday night. Hearing manager Mike Matheny's assessment that he'd been "laboring...

Matheny on Molina's rising stardom: 'What's taken so long?'

ST. LOUIS -- As the national profile of Yadier Molina climbs into the superstar stratosphere, manager Mike Matheny has a reaction that many Cardinals fans can relate to. "What's taken so long," Matheny asks. Matheny, of course, has long extolled the virtues of the 29-year-old catcher. The skipper sees Molina handle the Cardinals' pitching staff like a coach....

Preview: Cards will try to avoid sweep by Rangers

While it wouldn't erase the bitter memory of losing the 2011 World Series, a sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals could help the Texas Rangers pad their lead atop the AL West. The Cardinals' Adam Wainwright will try to thwart the Rangers' attempt at a season-high fifth straight victory by becoming the NL's first 11-game winner Sunday night. In its first trip to Busch...

Cardinals benefiting from a healthy, consistent Beltran

ST. LOUIS -- Whenever Cardinals manager Mike Matheny works out before games, which is often, he uses the same weight room as his players at Busch Stadium. One player whom he sees regularly is Carlos Beltran who, at 36, is hitting more like he did at 26. "Watch him in the weight room and you know it's not just by chance," Matheny says. "He's doing a lot to...

Rangers complete sweep of Cards

Thanks to the three-hour rain delay, last night’s game didn’t start until 10 p.m.  For a lot of people, that’s bedtime.  Since I was left with audio only (no ESPN in this house right now), I tuned in from my bed. The first several innings were pretty uneventful. Adam Wainwright was dealing and, for the most part, Nick Tepesch was keeping up with him.  Tep gave up one run...

Rangers 2, Cardinals 1

Ian Kinsler singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning after the Rangers knocked 10-game winner Adam Wainwright out of the game, and Texas completed a soggy three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 2-1 victory Sunday night. The finale of Texas' first visit to Busch Stadium since losing Games 6 and 7 of the 2011 World Series, and first time ever in the regular...

Preview: Cardinals wrap up first interleague series in Houston

After his worst outing in a stellar season, the St. Louis Cardinals' Lance Lynn quickly regained his dominant form. Given his performances against Houston over his career, there's a good chance he could show that again Wednesday night. The right-hander will seek to reach 11 wins before the All-Star break for the second straight season in the series finale against the Astros...

Rangers complete sweep of Cardinals

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Ian Kinsler singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning after the Rangers knocked 10-game winner Adam Wainwright out of the game, and Texas completed a soggy, three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 2-1 victory Sunday night. The finale of Texas' first visit to Busch Stadium since losing Games 6 and 7 of the 2011 World Series, and first time...

Recap: Rangers beat Cardinals 2-1, sweep 3-game series

ST. LOUIS (AP) Ian Kinsler singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh inning after the Rangers knocked 10-game winner Adam Wainwright out of the game, and Texas completed a soggy, three-game sweep of the St. Louis Cardinals with a 2-1 victory Sunday night. The finale of Texas' first visit to Busch Stadium since losing Games 6 and 7 of the 2011 World Series, and first ever...
MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.