A game over two months in the making took forever to finish last night.
The Nationals made up their rainout from May 3rd against the Cardinals last night. Filled with hour-long rain delays and very few fans, the game eventually was stopped in the top of the seventh, with the Cardinals winning 4-1.
Right-hander Collin Balester got his first start of the season, but it would only last three innings. The twirler allowed two earned runs with two strikeouts and one walk. Balester could only throw 53 pitches before the rain delay.
On the other side of the hill Adam Wainwright got the start for the Cards, earning his first complete game of the year, all be it only six innings. Through six he struck out seven, allowed eight hits, and only allowed one earned run.
At the plate both Nyier Morgan and Adam Dunn had themselves a day. Morgan went two for three, and Dunn went three for three with a double and the Nationals only run.
The Nationals could not take advantage of a Cardinals line up that for the first time all season did not have Albert Pujols in the line up.