Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright showed up in the Cardinals’ clubhouse Sunday morning with a USMNT shirt and an American flag painted across his face. Via Joe Trezza of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch …
Adam Wainwright is pumped for the World Cup pic.twitter.com/gqXgcuHCsI
— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) June 22, 2014
USA plays Portugal in Brazil this evening at 6 p.m. ET and can advance to the Round of 16 with a win.
Wainwright made his first start since being diagnosed with right elbow tendinitis on Saturday against the Phillies. He was dominant, fanning seven batters without issuing a walk over eight innings of one-run ball.