Wainwright bounces back, but Cardinals still lose to Mets 4-2

Adam Wainwright bounced back big time on Thursday night. But it still wasn’t enough for a Cardinals victory.

Mets starting pitcher Jose Quintana (1-4) allowed two runs on three hits and four walks in six innings in his return to St. Louis. Trevor Gott earned his first save since 2020.

Wainwright (3-8) allowed three runs on four hits and three walks in six-plus innings. He struck out five.

In his previous two starts, Wainwright retired just 12 batters while allowing 15 runs on 18 hits. This time around he allowed just one hit in his first three innings before the Mets surged ahead 2-0 in the fourth inning.

The Cardinals, despite tacking on a couple runs of their own, could not come back, dropping their second consecutive game.

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