The Atlanta Braves were handed their fourth loss in the past seven days as Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals took Game Two of the four-game set in St. Louis. Here are three observations from the game:
1. Wainwright continues his winning ways against the Braves
There was no shortage of enthusiasm from the Cardinals' 6-foot-7 ace as the final out of his six-hit complete game fell into left fielder Allen Craig's glove. And why not? Wainwright was spectacular against his former organization, ensuring his team of its 75th win of the 2013 season.
Other than Freddie Freeman and Chris Johnson -- both of whom logged two-hit nights in the middle of the Braves' order; not surprisingly, Freeman provided the lone RBI -- Wainwright was nearly untouchable. He held the Braves to 6-for-34 at the plate without walking a single batter. He struck out nine. After the sixth inning, Wainwright limited the Atlanta lineup to just one hit in its final 10 at-bats.
"He beat us pitching-wise and he also got...