nearly took out a bird in the second inning of Monday’s interleague matchup against the Kansas City Royals. The near miss occurred on a 3-2 breaking ball to Royals third baseman Chelsor Cuthbert.

While Wainwright and the Redbirds could not muster more than a first inning two-run shot by designated hitter Matt Holliday and dropped the first game of the I-70 series by the score of 6-2, at least no animals were harmed in the making of this baseball game.

Hall of Famer Randy Johnson remains the only member of the baseball bird killin' club.