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Shelby Miller, Adam Wainwright help Cardinals tie record

May 11, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

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As D.J. Short noted today, Adam Wainwright brought a no-hitter into the eighth inning this afternoon against the Rockies. Nolan Arenado singled to center with one out to end the bid. Wainwright went on to shut the Rockies out on two hits as the Cardinals won 3-0. It was one night after Shelby Miller retired 27 Rockies in a row following a lead-off single to Eric Young in the first inning.

MLB.com’s Paul Casella reports, via the Elias Sports Bureau, that the Cardinals tied the all-time record for consecutive hitters retired by one team against another with 40 Rockies shut down in a row.

The dominant performances by Shelby Miller on Friday night and Adam Wainwright on Saturday afternoon combined to match the 1996 Rangers’ streak set against the Tigers on May 3 and 4, 1996.

On May 3, Ken Hill tossed a one-hit shutout against the Tigers as the Rangers won 11-0. Hill allowed a one-out first inning single to Bobby Higginson. The next day, Roger Pavlik set down the first 14 batters he faced before Mark Lewis hit a solo home run. Pavlik finished the game as the Rangers won 3-1.

Wainwright’s shutout today lowers the Cardinals MLB-best rotation ERA to 2.11. The Tigers, hosting the Indians tonight, are in second place at 3.22.

  1. paperlions - May 11, 2013 at 9:15 PM

    Hmmmm, I wonder why they weren’t interested in bringing Lohse back on a multi-year deal.

  2. randygnyc - May 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM

    Wow. The Cardinals rotation is off the charts unbelievable. Assuming there aren’t injuries, that’s the kind of staff that pitches deep into the post season. It won’t matter that they’ll suffer some poorly pitched games. They have the potential to shut down even the most potent offenses. I’m impressed.

  3. melkipershero - May 11, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    This is why the Cardinals stay competitive. They develop players and dont overpay for the ones who hit free agency (Pujols and Lohse). Its easy being a Cardinals fan.

  4. rmfp1978 - May 11, 2013 at 11:06 PM

    Ill be honest, I was worried about the rotation at the beginning. Just to many variables but with Garcia finally stepping up and Miller living up to the hype Im loving it. Hoping Carp will come back and strengthen the bullpen. This might just be another year to remember in cardinal nation

    • stlouis1baseball - May 13, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      I was worried about the rotation as well. Expecially with Garcia’s issues and a young Shelby Miller pitching considerable innings. Still early…but definately a wonderful start.

  5. kitn1958 - May 12, 2013 at 6:37 AM

    My last paycheck was $7500 working 12 hours a week online. My sisters friend has been averaging 15k for months now and she works about 20 hours a week. I can’t believe how easy it was once I tried it out. The potential with this is endless. This is what I do, Rich4.Com_

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