Cardinals up 2-1 after 4 innings, but Gio Gonzalez settles down

Here's the good news about Gio Gonzalez: He's working on a one-hitter!

Here's the bad news about Gio Gonzalez: He's losing to the Cardinals, 2-1! In just four innings, he's matched his regular-season high with five walks! And he's thrown 83 pitches already!

Aside from his wild second inning -- in which he walked four Cardinals and wild-pitched a runner home -- Gonzalez has actually pitched well enough, except for that big pitch count. In the bottom of the fourth, Gonzalez gave up a leadoff single to David Freese, but held the Cardinals in check after that.

Meanwhile, Adam Wainwright suffered his own bout of wildness in the second inning, but his wasn't as serious or as damaging. Wainwright has thrown only 62 pitches in his four innings, despite having seven strikeouts already. Wainwright reached double figures in strikeouts just once all season, and even that comes with an asterisk; in August, he struck out a dozen Astros.

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