Wainwright finishes what Miller started

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Wainwright finishes what Miller started

Cardinals follow up a 1-hit shutout with a 2-hit shutout over Colorado
One day after Cardinals’ starter Shelby Miller threw a one-hit shutout, Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright followed the rookie with a two-hit shutout over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday in St. Louis.

Wainwright finishes what Miller started

One day after Cardinals’ starter Shelby Miller threw a one-hit shutout, Cardinals’ ace Adam Wainwright followed the rookie with a two-hit shutout over the Colorado Rockies on Saturday in St. Louis.
No need to panic: ‘We’re fine’

ST. LOUIS – There’s no panic button for Walt Weiss.
The Colorado Rockies’ manager has trust in an offense that entered the weekend as the National League’s best, even though it’s scrounging for table scraps these days.
After Adam Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning and was one out from the St. Louis Cardinals’ second consecutive one-hitter, there was no mention of lineup changes or team meetings.
“You leave it alone,” Weiss said. “These guys do their work every day, and they prepare for the game. Everyone gets beat up a little bit in this game at some time. Our guys will keep grinding.”
One small positive: They had two hits the last three innings.
“I think we took some better at bats late in the game and squared some balls up,” Weiss said. “Hopefully it will roll over into (today).”
The Rockies had been hitless in 49 consecutive at-bats before Nolan Arenado lined a clean hit to center field with one out in the eighth. Those 49 at-bats are the longest hitless stretch in more than 30 years, according to STATS.
“Just trying to hit the ball hard,” Arenado said. “We haven’t been getting a lot of hits lately so you try not to think about ‘Let’s get a hit here.’”
The Rockies have been shut out for 26 consecutive innings.
“It’s a battle,” Arenado said. “That’s why they’re one of the major leagues’ best teams. We’re fine; we’re going to be all right.”

Rockies rumpus

Carlos Beltran, 1-for-8 against Jhoulys Chacin, was not in the lineup. ... Lefty Jaime Garcia (4-1, 2.25) will face Jorge De La Rosa (3-3, 3.52) in the series finale today. .. Chacin’s comebacker to end the third ended a string of eight consecutive strikeouts by the pitcher’s spot on both teams to start the series. ... At the start of Shelby Miller’s one-hitter Friday, the Rockies’ 3-4-5 hitters took eight consecutive called strikes. ... Michael Cuddyer missed his third consecutive game with neck stiffness, and manager Walt Weiss said they’ll place Cuddyer on the DL and recall Charlie Blackmon.

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