In the bottom of the second inning, Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez got into a bigger bases-loaded jam, and this was completely self-inflicted as Gonzalez walked four of the first five batters he faced, including Wainwright. This was spectacularly unexpected; with a walk in the first, Gonzalez has issued five walks already, equaling his high for a whole game during the regular season. Essentially, he looks like a guy who hasn't pitched in a while. Which Gonzalez hasn't.
But just as with Wainwright, it could have have been a lot worse for Gonzalez. After uncorking a wild pitch that brought home one run, walking Wainwright to reload the bases, and giving up a sacrifice fly to Jon Jay, Gonzalez retired Carlos Beltran on a fly ball to end the rally.
So after two innings and a lot more wildness than we expected, the score is Cardinals 2,1.