Michael Wacha took the mound seeking his first Major League win against the New York Mets. He had a very bad first inning, giving up two runs and walking three. He was a great play by Pete Kozma away from giving up two more. But then he settled down and went the next five innings allowing just two hits. Randy Choate (1 inning) and Keith Butler (2 innings) shut the Mets down the last two innings. The hitters came alive in the fifth, highlighted by a three run homerun by Allen Craig. Shane Robinson added a solo blast in the eighth. With the 9-2 victory, the Cards kept pace with the Reds. The win also moved the Cards twenty games over the .500 mark.
Next up, Shelby Miller goes after his eighth win against Dillon Gee of the Mets.