3B Matt Carpenter had his first three-hit game of the year on
Wednesday. He entered the Atlanta series batting just .083 at
Turner Field, but he went 6-for-11 in the three games. Carpenter
also walked and scored, giving him 23 walks and 26 runs.
RHP Michael Wacha (2-3, 2.55 ERA) will be looking for his first
win since April 13 when he faces Pittsburgh on Friday. Wacha has
lost three of his last four starts (all of them on the road) and
lost to the Cubs on May 3 despite allowing only two runs in six
innings. He made his only appearance at PNC Park in the NLDS and
pitched 7 1/3 innings before allowing a solo home run in an
eventual 2-1 win.
LF Matt Holliday went 3-for-5 on Wednesday and drove in three
runs for a team-leading 22 RBIs. Holliday is 6-for-13 over the
last three games and is 11-for-24 on the trip. He has multiple
hits in 11 of the last 23 games.
RHP Adam Wainwright (6-2) allowed six hits, struck out six and
walked one against Atlanta on Wednesday. He threw 103 pitches,
72 for strikes, and four times stranded runners at second base.
It was his 105th win, which moved him into a tie with Mort
Cooper for ninth on the team's all-time list. He also got two
hits and is batting .400.
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