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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adam Wainwright was outstanding in Sunday's victory over the Reds, allowing just one run on seven hits over eight strong frames.
Wainwright punched out four on the evening while walking two. The only damage against him came on a two-out bloop RBI single off the bat of Brandon Phillips in the third inning. He went toe-to-toe with Mike Leake who was terrific on the other side as well and was eventually able to scratch out the win. He'll carry an impressive 1.71 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 14/3 K/BB ratio into Saturday's matchup against the Brewers in Milwaukee. Apr 19 - 10:13 PM

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Adam Wainwright was charged with five runs -- three earned -- across seven innings in Monday's loss to the Brewers.

Waino wasn't particularly sharp in this one, although his final line doesn't look bad since two runs were unearned thanks to a pair of Kolten Wong errors. The righty gave up eight hits, walked one and struck out four for the day, needing 102 pitches to cover the seven frames. Wainwright will try to bounce back this weekend against the Reds.
Apr 13 - 7:53 PM

Adam Wainwright will pitch the Cardinals' home opener next Monday against the Brewers.

Wainwright had been lined up to make his second regular-season start Sunday in Cincinnati, but a postponement Tuesday in Chicago pushed back the Cardinals' entire rotation. Wainwright hurled six scoreless innings in his debut on Opening Night at Wrigley Field.
Apr 7 - 4:19 PM

Adam Wainwright got his 2015 season started on the right foot, hurling six scoreless innings in Sunday's 3-0 Opening Night victory over the Cubs.

Wainwright scattered five hits and didn't walk a batter while punching out six. The only downside is that he wasn't very economical, requiring 101 pitches to complete his six frames, causing manager Mike Matheny to go to his bullpen early. That bullpen twirled another three scoreless frames. Look for Wainwright to keep things rolling when he does battle against the Reds in Cincinnati next weekend.
Apr 5 - 11:22 PM

Adam Wainwright has officially been named the Cardinals' Opening Night starter.

The announcement came after he pitched 6 2/3 innings and allowed two runs -- one earned -- Tuesday against the Marlins. A late-February abdominal strain threatened to alter Waino's schedule, but he was able to make up for lost time over the past three-plus weeks. Wainwright will take the hill this Sunday night at Wrigley Field.
Mar 31 - 4:28 PM

Adam Wainwright gave up four runs and six hits in 3 2/3 innings Thursday against the Marlins.

Wainwright wasn't sharp today, but the stuff looked fine, and it didn't appear that his abdominal strain was any sort of factor while he was taking a couple of big cuts at the plate. He's still expected to be the Cardinals' Opening Night starter.
Mar 26 - 5:43 PM

Making his spring debut, Adam Wainwright (abdomen) pitched four scoreless innings against a Braves split-squad in the Cardinals' 1-0 win Saturday.

We might be more impressed by four scoreless innings in a minor league game. Wainwright passed the big test, though, and by throwing four innings and 64 pitches (41 strikes) his first time out, he made it clear that, barring a setback, he'll be ready for Opening Night.
Mar 21 - 4:01 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) will make his Grapefruit League debut Saturday against the Braves.

The Cardinals have taken things slow with Wainwright this spring after he suffered an abdominal strain in late-February, but he was cleared for game action after making it through a 50-pitch simulated game on Monday. He should have enough time to make three starts before Opening Night against the Cubs.
Mar 17 - 10:26 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) made a 50-pitch simulated start Monday in Cardinals camp.

Wainwright has not yet appeared in a Grapefruit League game due to a late-February abdominal strain, but he told reporters after Monday's simulated workout that he thinks that will be the next step. The veteran right-hander is still penciled in as the Cardinals' Opening Night starter. He posted an outstanding 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 179/50 K/BB ratio in 227 innings last season.
Mar 16 - 2:45 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) will throw a simulated game Monday.

Wainwright made it through fielding drills without incident Saturday morning, clearing him for simulated game action. Assuming that goes well, the big righty could be back on the mound in a real game sometime toward the end of next week. Waino is a bulldog and will likely be on the mound on Opening Day if he has anything to say about it.
Mar 14 - 4:38 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) made it through fielding drills without any issues on Saturday and could make his Grapefruit League debut next week.

Wainwright has been slowed his spring by an abdominal strain, but he's expected to be ready in time to take the ball on Opening Day. The 33-year-old hurled 227 innings in 2014, compiling a 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 179/50 K/BB ratio. He remains one of the elite starting pitchers in the league.
Mar 14 - 10:53 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw 40 pitches over two simulated innings Thursday in Cardinals camp.

"It's a good test," Wainwright said after the workout. "I love seeing hitters. They tell you what your stuff needs to do. ... Today, the goal was to try and start honing in some of those pitches. I did on about 80 percent of them." The veteran right-hander has been slowed this spring by an abdominal strain, but he should make his Grapefruit League debut next week and he's penciled in as the Cardinals' Opening Night starter.
Mar 12 - 3:37 PM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) is scheduled to throw another round of live batting practice on Thursday.

If the workout goes well, the veteran right-hander could be cleared to make his Grapefruit League debut early next week. Wainwright suffered a strained abdominal muscle in late February while lifting weights at the Cardinals' spring training complex in Jupiter, Florida. He's still aiming to start on Opening Night at Wrigley Field and seemingly has just enough time to pull that off.
Mar 12 - 8:30 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) threw a round of live batting practice Sunday in Cardinals camp.

It was his first time throwing live BP this spring. Wainwright fell a bit behind the other St. Louis starters when he strained an abdominal muscle while putting a 45 lb. weight back on a rack in late February, but he should only need three Grapefruit League appearances to get properly tuned up for the regular season. The veteran right-hander is penciled in as the Cardinals' Opening Night starter against the Cubs.
Mar 9 - 8:56 AM

Adam Wainwright (abdomen) expects to throw live batting practice Sunday in Cardinals camp.

Wainwright made it through a high-intensity bullpen session on Thursday with no issues at all. He suffered an abdominal strain at the end of February while placing a 45 lb. weight back on a rack at the Cardinals' spring training complex, but the veteran right-hander has plenty of time to catch back up with the other St. Louis starters. Waino figures to get the nod on Opening Night at Wrigley Field.
Mar 5 - 12:53 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Mark Reynolds
2B1Kolten Wong
2Dean Anna
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Jason Heyward
2Randal Grichuk
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Lance Lynn
3John Lackey
4Michael Wacha
5Carlos Martinez
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Jordan Walden
3Seth Maness
4Matt Belisle
5Randy Choate
6Kevin Siegrist
7Carlos Villanueva