Adam Wainwright didn’t bring his “A” game to the mound or the batter’s box on Monday night.
During his at-bat in the sixth inning of Game 3 of the NLCS against the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Cardinals’ starting pitcher accidentally tossed his bat into the cameramen section after fouling off a pitch. Wainwright would eventually ground out to third for the first out of the inning.
St. Louis was hoping that its ace would help them take a 3-0 lead in the series, but Wainwright has allowed two runs on six hits through seven innings. As a result, the Cardinals trail 2-0 heading into the eighth. If the Dodgers hold on to win, the 32-year-old will receive his first loss of this postseason after winning his two starts in the NLDS against the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Check out Wainwright’s bat toss in GIF form below, courtesy of @Jose3030.