Michael Wacha made his major league a spectacular one. He didn’t allow a hit until the fifth and in his first major league at bat, drove a 3-2 pitch into right field for his first big league hit. He ended up going seven innings, allowing a run, walking none, and striking out six. Unfortunately, the bullpen imploded in the ninth. Mitchell Boggs was called upon to get the last three outs and gave up a homerun. After he walked the next batter, Victor Marte came in allowed the Royals to take the lead.
The downpour came after that with the Royals still having the vases loaded and none out. For four hours the rain continued to fall. Since KC had taken the lead in the ninth, the game had to completed or suspended. But due to the fact KC would play St. Louis again this year, if the game was called then it would revert back to the last full inning and the Cards would win. The umpires waited until after two and had the field repaired,and finally at 3:oo central time, the game resumed.
Joe Kelly came in, threw one pitch and got a double play. After an intentional walk to reload the bases, Kelly got the next on a fly out to right. The Cards then went down 1-2-3 in the ninth and the game was over. Mike Matheny and several Cards were visibly upset due to the potential of an injury, though umpire Joe West made the right call.
Friday night’s game was rained out so the Cards will play a double header on Saturday, weather permitting.