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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (32) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Adam Wainwright gave up four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings but earned a win Sunday versus the Padres.
Wainwright was in cruise control until the fifth inning, when the Padres plated two runs on a series of four singles. San Diego then added two more runs in the sixth inning on a Jake Goebbert triple. Wainwright has looked pretty average since mid-July, and it's safe to wonder whether the heavy workload he's been asked to carry over the past two years is finally catching up to him. A road start in Philly is next. Aug 17 - 5:19 PM

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Adam Wainwright allowed three runs over seven innings in a loss to the Marlins on Tuesday.

Wainwright faltered in one inning, allowing a leadoff double to Casey McGehee, an RBI single by Jarrod Saltalamacchia and a two-run homer from Donovan Solano. He gave up seven hits and a walk in total, striking out just four. Wainwright hasn't been the same since the All-Star break, going 2-3 while seeing his ERA rise from 1.83 to 2.34 in those five starts. Wainwright dropped to 14-7 with the loss, and he'll look to get back to his dominant ways against the Padres on Sunday.
Aug 12 - 10:08 PM

Adam Wainwright earned his league-leading 14th win on Thursday, holding the Red Sox to just two runs over seven innings as the Cardinals went on to a 5-2 victory.

Wainwright is tied with Wily Peralta of the division-rival Brewers at 14 wins. The Red Sox were able to scrounge out seven hits and a pair of walks, but managed just the two runs, both of which came in the third inning. Wainwright also struck out seven while lowering his ERA to 2.28. The right-hander will take on the Marlins on the road next Tuesday.
Aug 7 - 11:39 PM

Adam Wainwright was crushed to the tune of seven runs over five and a third innings in his loss to the Brewers on Friday.

Ouch. Wainwright allowed nine hits and walked three. The blow that knocked him out was a three-run double by Jonathan Lucroy with one out in the sixth. This start actually marks the second time in his last three outings that Wainwright has given up six or more runs. The Rays scored six against Wainwright two starts ago. Even the best go through the occasional rough patch. Unless word of an injury surfaces, there's no need for concern here. Wainwright boasts a 13-6 record and 2.26 ERA. He'll try to right the ship against the Red Sox in his next start. World Series rematch!
Aug 2 - 1:40 AM

Adam Wainwright rebounded from a poor outing his last time out to hold the Cubs scoreless for seven innings in the Cardinals' 1-0 win on Sunday.

Wainwright allowed six runs -- four earned -- over 4 2/3 innings against the Rays earlier in the week, but he stymied the Cubs all afternoon for his NL-best 13th victory. Wainwright wasn't perfect, as he walked three while giving up five hits, but he made pitches when he needed to. The right-hander has a 1.92 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 122/34 K/BB ratio over 149 2/3 innings this year. He'll take on the division-leading Brewers on Saturday.
Jul 27 - 7:03 PM

Adam Wainwright was lit up for six earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Rays.

Wainwright had an abnormal amount of rest after pitching one inning in last week's 2014 MLB All-Star Game and looked off at home versus Tampa Bay, issuing four walks and surrendering six hits in the rough outing. He should be able to bounce back next week in San Diego. The ace right-hander still boasts a 2.02 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Jul 22 - 11:40 PM

Adam Wainwright will make his second half debut on Tuesday against the Rays.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny seems content on sticking with a four-man rotation for the time being with all of the off-days that the Cardinals have upcoming, which means that Wainwright would also draw a second start next week on Sunday against the Cubs in Chicago. He had a brilliant first half, going 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 115/27 K/BB ratio over 138 innings.
Jul 19 - 11:27 AM

Adam Wainwright won't make his first start of the second half until Tuesday, at the earliest.

The Cardinals have opted to go with Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez against the Dodgers in the first series of the second half. That means Wainwright will have as many as 10 days in between starts if you don't count Tuesday's All-Star Game. It's probably wise to give the big right-hander some extra rest, as he's on pace to throw 233 innings even after missing a start with a sore elbow.
Jul 17 - 6:26 PM

Adam Wainwright was knocked around for three runs on three hits over his inning of work during Tuesday’s All-Star game.

Wainwright admitted to grooving a pitch to Derek Jeter to lead off the frame – something he probably shouldn’t have said, but that’s another matter – and The Captain banged it to right field for a double. Jeter came around to score on a Mike Trout triple and Trout came around on a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera. Waino’s pitch to Cabrera wasn’t a bad one, as it was in off the plate, but the best hitter in the game managed to turn on it and put it into the seats. Wainwright completely deserved to start for the NL, but those that thought Clayton Kershaw should’ve gotten the ball are no doubt smirking. Kershaw, by the way, tossed a perfect second inning.
Jul 15 - 11:49 PM

Adam Wainwright has been named the National League starter for Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

There was a strong argument to be made for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but National League manager Mike Matheny will go with his own guy. Wainwright owns a sensational 1.83 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 115/27 K/BB ratio in 138 innings this season for the Cardinals. Felix Hernandez has been named the American League starter.
Jul 14 - 1:02 PM

Adam Wainwright limited the Brewers to two runs over seven innings Saturday in a 10-2 Cardinals victory.

Wainwright was staked to a massive early lead and went into cruise control, walking none and fanning four. He'll finish the second half of the 2014 regular season with a fantastic 12-4 record, 1.83 ERA, and 0.91 WHIP. The Cardinals are now tied for first place in the National League Central with the Brewers, who have dropped seven straight games.
Jul 12 - 7:34 PM

Adam Wainwright shut out the Pirates for seven innings, striking out five, on Monday night.

Charlie Morton matched him, so there was no win for Wainwright tonight. He's been awesome of late, allowing a total of two runs over 37 2/3 innings in his last five starts. Tonight's gem allowed him to overtake Johnny Cueto for the game's best ERA at 1.89.
Jul 8 - 12:25 AM

Adam Wainwright perplexed the Giants in Wednesday’s victory, firing 7 2/3 shutout innings despite striking out just one in a 2-0 victory.

He scattered four hits and walked two. Wainwright is flat embarrassing major league hitters at the moment, going 3-1 with a 0.93 ERA in five starts since the beginning of last month. St. Louis' ace has placed in the top three in the Cy Young balloting three times already, and is a heavy favorite to do so again. He's first in the National League with 11 wins, third with a 124 innings pitched, ninth with 106 strikeouts, first with a 1.89 ERA, and second with a 0.90 WHIP.
Jul 3 - 1:11 AM

Adam Wainwright limited the Dodgers to one run over eight innings but took a tough-luck loss in a 1-0 setback on Thursday.

Wainwright scattered five hits, whiffed seven, and walked one. The run he did allow in the eighth was tissue soft: Single to center, sacrifice, infield single, RBI single to left. Waino ended that frame with two strikeouts. He's completed at least six innings in 14 of 16 outings, and ranks second in the majors behind Cincinnati's Johnny Cueto (1.86) with a 2.01 ERA. Wainwright has allowed just three runs in his last 29 innings. The veteran travels to San Francisco next week.
Jun 27 - 12:45 AM

Adam Wainwright limited the Phillies to one run over eight innings in Saturday's 4-1 victory.

It was his first start since being diagnosed June 11 with elbow tendinitis and he looked like his old familiar self, striking out seven batters without issuing a walk in an easy 104-pitch outing. Wainwright is now 10-3 on the season with a 2.08 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 98/21 K/BB ratio in 108 1/3 innings. He'll pitch at Dodger Stadium next.
Jun 21 - 7:18 PM

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C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Oscar Taveras
2Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Justin Masterson
6Shelby Miller
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Nick Greenwood
8Carlos Martinez