“I’m not out there for personal accomplishments,” Wong told a St. Louis news reporter (newspapers still exist in this simulation?) after the game. “I’m out there to help the team win, and that’s what we did today.”
Win they did, despite Buehler striking out 12 in his 7 1/3 innings while he walked none and allowed four hits. The lone run against him came in the third when doubles by Matt Carpenter and Brad Miller pushed across a run to tie the game 1-1.
The Dodgers’ lone run of the past two days also came in the third inning, as Corey Seager hit a two-out single to score Joc Pederson. Jack Flaherty allowed just three hits and a walk in his 6 2/3 innings, striking out nine in the process.
Gavin Lux was responsible for three of the Dodgers 12 strikeouts on the day, but did connect on his lone hit of the day in the ninth inning. Doubling off of Giovanny Gallegos with one away in the inning, Lux stood as the potential game-tying run before Gallegos and Kwang-hyun Kim managed to close the game out.
John Brebbia earned the win as the Cardinals used the exact same three relievers as the day prior against the Dodgers, which makes sense because it worked so well before.
Treinen struck out two after he blew the game against the first batter he faced, needing just eight pitches to pull all of that off.