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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 240
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
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Adam Wainwright yielded two runs (one earned) in seven innings in a no-decision against the Pirates on Friday.
It was nice to see coming off perhaps the worst start of his career. Wainwright held the Pirates to just two hits — including a solo homer to Josh Bell — and two walks while striking out five. It was his longest outing since May 27. He’ll try to build off this performance in a tough matchup against the Diamondbacks on the road next week. Jun 24 - 12:28 AM

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Adam Wainwright couldn't escape the second inning of Saturday's start, allowing nine runs over 1 2/3 innings in a loss to the Orioles.

Waino gave up a pair of solo homers in the first inning before the wheels really fell off in the second. In total, he gave up three homers as part of seven hits allowed, also walking one and recording one strikeout. The 35-year-old was terrific for a stretch in late May, but June has been a mixed bag. Overall, he's 7-5 with a 5.75 ERA and 1.64 WHIP across 14 starts. He'll try to improve on those numbers Friday against the division-rival Pirates.
Jun 17 - 8:47 PM

Adam Wainwright held the Phillies to two runs over five innings Sunday for his seventh win.

Wainwright flirted with danger throughout the afternoon outing, yielding six hits and walking two, but he kept the Cardinals within striking distance and they would go on to win the game 6-5 to complete a three-game series sweep of the Phils. It was a much better showing than Waino's last start Tuesday against the Reds, when he got lit up for nine runs over just 3 2/3 innings. The veteran right-hander is probably going to remain a risky fantasy bet going forward. He'll face the Orioles on the road next.
Jun 11 - 6:01 PM

Adam Wainwright was clubbed for nine runs over just 3 2/3 innings in Tuesday’s loss to the Reds.

Yikes. Wainwright had been on quite a run of late with just one run allowed over his last four starts, but he didn’t have it in this one. Scooter Gennett blasted a grand slam off of him in the third, which was one of seven hits he allowed. He also walked three. Wainwright will have a chance to bounce back on Sunday with a nice matchup at home versus the Phillies.
Jun 6 - 10:23 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed four hits over six innings and hit a two-run homer as the Cardinals beat the Dodgers 2-0 on Thursday.

Wainwright took matters into his own hands in this one, hitting his 10th career homer to account for all of the scoring in the victory. He's allowed one earned run over 26 1/3 innings in his last four starts, lowering his ERA from 6.37 to 3.79. Wainwright is neither as good as he looks right now or as bad as he performed in April. He seems like a matchup play in mixed leagues right now.
Jun 1 - 5:14 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed three hits and a walk over seven scoreless innings while recording six strikeouts in a win Saturday at Colorado.

Wainwright has won three straight starts, posting an impressive 0.44 ERA with just 12 hits and eight walks allowed while striking out 15 over 20 1/3 innings. He has won each of his past five decisions in seven outings dating back to his last defeat on April 16. Waino is back to being an ace after a sluggish start.
May 28 - 2:27 AM

Adam Wainwright held the Giants to one run over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in the Cardinals' 8-3 victory.

Wainwright also pitched well in his last start, delivering seven shutout innings against the rival Cubs. He gave up only five hits on Sunday (two doubles, three singles) while striking out six. Wainwright walked three. The veteran right-hander now has a 4-3 record, 4.81 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 42/20 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings (nine starts) this season. He'll try to keep it rolling next time out at Coors Field.
May 21 - 6:24 PM

Adam Wainwright delivered seven shutout innings Sunday in the Cardinals' defeat of the Cubs.

Wainwright issued four walks and only struck out three, but the veteran right-hander held a dangerous Cubs lineup to four hits with a varied mix of fastballs, cutters, and curves. Wainwright lowered his ERA from 6.37 all the way to 5.31. He'll try to keep it rolling next time out against the Giants.
May 14 - 5:03 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs over 5 1/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision in Tuesday's 6-5 win over the Marlins.

Wainwright didn’t pitch as poorly as his line indicates, although he did walk three -- one intentional -- and also hit a batter. He departed the game with the game tied 1-1 and the bases loaded, and Brett Cecil proceeded to let all three inherited runners score. Wainwright still hasn’t posted a quality start this season in seven tries, which is hard to believe for a guy who used to be one of the best in the league. He’ll carry an ugly 6.37 ERA into an outing versus the Red Sox at home.
May 9 - 10:30 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs on 10 hits over five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Thursday.

Wainwright's early struggles continue, as Thursday was the fourth time in six starts this season that he's allowed nine or more hits. Through six starts, the right-hander is 2-3 with a 6.30 ERA and 1.97 WHIP. Wainwright's fielding-independent ERA suggests he's been better than those numbers, but it's hard to see what the computers see in this case. Waino will try to recapture some old form Tuesday against the Marlins.
May 4 - 11:36 PM

Wednesday's game between the Brewers and Cardinals has been postponed due to rain.

The forecast calls for cold and wet conditions over the next 24 hours in St. Louis, so the Cardinals banged this one early. They've also pushed Thursday's game from a 12:45 p.m. CT start back to 6:15 p.m. CT. Adam Wainwright was scheduled to face off against Chase Anderson on Wednesday night at Busch Stadium.
May 3 - 2:44 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Blue Jays in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.

Wainwright was handed an early lead that allowed him to weather some of his later struggles and still get the win. He finished with four strikeouts to one walk over his 6 1/3 innings. With Thursday's win, he's 2-3 on the year but with a 6.12 ERA and 1.84 WHIP through five starts. He'll still battle, but it appears nothing will come easy for the 35-year-old this year. Wainwright will face the Brewers his next time out.
Apr 27 - 11:26 PM

Adam Wainwright yielded two runs over five innings and led the charge for the offense in Friday’s 6-3 victory over the Brewers.

Wainwright drove in four runs en route to his first victory of the season, including a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-run single in the fourth. The veteran right-hander really struggled through his first three starts, but he struck out nine and walked none on Friday. The Brewers are striking out more than any team so far this season, but Wainwright will happily take it. He improved his ERA to 6.27 with the victory and will try to build off this one next week against the struggling Blue Jays in St. Louis.
Apr 22 - 1:25 AM

Adam Wainwright was hit hard in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night, allowing four runs on 10 hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. While he gave up a ton of baserunners, it was the long ball that did Wainwright in on this night, with Greg Bird blasting a two-run homer in the second inning and Aaron Hicks adding a solo shot in the fifth. Now 0-3 on the season, he'll look to improve upon a disappointing 7.24 ERA and 2.20 WHIP when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Friday. He should be nowhere near a fantasy lineup at this point.
Apr 16 - 11:26 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed six runs -- five earned -- over just four innings Monday in the Cardinals' loss to the Nationals.

The line could have been even worse for Wainwright, who served up 11 hits and two walks while again showing diminished fastball velocity and poor movement on his cutter. The veteran right-hander now holds an 0-2 record, 7.00 ERA, and 2.00 WHIP through two starts -- nine innings -- this season. It's too early to drop him, but he really doesn't look good. A rare road matchup with the Yankees is next.
Apr 10 - 10:54 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Carpenter
2Chad Huffman
2B1Kolten Wong
2Greg Garcia
3Paul DeJong
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jedd Gyorko
LF1Tommy Pham
2Jose Martinez
CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Carlos Martinez
2Adam Wainwright
3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6Alex Reyes
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Trevor Rosenthal
3Kevin Siegrist
4Matt Bowman
5Brett Cecil
6Tyler Lyons
7John Brebbia
8Sam Tuivailala
9Zach Duke