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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Adam Wainwright held the Pirates to two runs over six innings Sunday in a Cardinals victory.
Wainwright struck out eight in the Cardinals' season finale at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The perennial contenders finished with a three-game weekend sweep of the Bucs -- and four straight victories -- but still weren't able to catch the Giants for the second National League Wild Card spot. Wainwright, 35, had a 13-9 record, 4.62 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and 161/59 K/BB ratio in 198 2/3 innings this year. He is owed $19.5 million in 2017 on a contract that runs through 2018. Oct 2 - 6:36 PM

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Adam Wainwright got the win Tuesday despite allowing 10 hits and five runs over 5 2/3 innings against the Reds.

That's sort of been the story for Wainwright in recent starts -- in four of his past five outings, the right-hander has failed to get out of the sixth inning while allowing at least four runs, and yet he's 4-1 in his last five starts. That doesn't mean he's pitching well, though, and the Cardinals will need him to be better if they're still in the playoff hunt when he takes the mound Sunday against the Pirates. The 35-year-old will carry a 4.67 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into that contest.
Sep 28 - 12:53 AM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs -- including three home runs -- over 5 1/3 innings in a win over the Rockies on Tuesday.

Wainwright surrendered seven hits, including three solo homers to Daniel Descalso, Charlie Blackmon and Gerardo Parra, and he also walked two on the night. Fortunately for Wainwright, pitchers get a chance to help their own cause in the National League, and he did so with a two-run double in the second inning and a two-RBI single in the fifth. The 35-year-old will take the wins any way he can get them at this stage of his career, and he moved to 12-9 with a 4.57 ERA and 1.38 with Tuesday's victory. Wainwright will go for two in a row when he squares off with the Reds on Monday.
Sep 21 - 12:35 AM

Adam Wainwright was unable to secure a quality start in Thursday's loss to the Giants, yielding four runs on nine hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Wainwright got the party off to a rough start when he coughed up a two-run home run to Hunter Pence in the first inning. The Cards would come back to tie it with solitary runs in the third and fourth innings, but Wainwright would immediately put his team back in the hole with two runs allowed in the bottom of the fourth. Through 181 2/3 innings, the veteran right-hander has pitched to a 4.51 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 143/52 K/BB ratio. He will face the Rockies at Coors Field next time he toes the rubber.
Sep 16 - 12:52 AM

Adam Wainwright held the Brewers to just one run in eight innings to lead the Cardinals to a 4-1 victory on Saturday.

He trailed 1-0 when he left the game but the Cards' offense gifted him with a well-deserved win by scoring five runs in the bottom of the eighth. He struck out seven Brewers while walking four and allowing six hits. The only run he surrendered came on a solo homer by Keon Broxton. Wainwright improves to 11-8 with a 4.45 ERA. His performance has been wildly inconsistent all year. After an awful early part of the season he has been more good than bad in the second half.
Sep 10 - 10:39 PM

Adam Wainwright wasn't great Monday but managed to pick up a win, permitting four runs across five frames in a 12-6 victory over the Pirates.

He did strike out five and walked only one, but a two-run homer by Andrew McCutchen in the fifth inning left Wainwright with a pretty unappealing line. He did much better at the plate, hitting an RBI double and a two-run single. Wainwright gets a juicy matchup this weekend at home versus the Brewers.
Sep 5 - 7:48 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed one run on three hits, striking out seven, over seven innings Tuesday against the Brewers.

Waino didn't get a win for his efforts, but if nothing else it was a spirit win for the embattled veteran, who still hasn't gotten an actual win since his first start after the All-Star break. How much of Tuesday's performance was Wainwright's pitching and how much was a Brewers lineup that leads the league in strikeouts remains to be seen. Wainwright remains 9-8 on the year, with a 4.53 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 27 starts. The 35-year-old will keep searching for that elusive win Monday against the Pirates.
Aug 30 - 11:57 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed seven runs -- two earned -- on nine hits over five innings in Thursday's loss to the Mets.

Wainwright wasn't overly sharp to begin with, and he was bitten by the Cardinals' notoriously shaky defense in the fifth inning. After second baseman Greg Garcia's fielding error allowed a run to score and extended the inning, Wainwright served up a three-run home run to Alejandro De Aza. The loss was his third in his last four starts, as the 34-year-old has begun to falter after he got straightened out in mid-May. Wainwright will take a 4.67 ERA and 1.38 WHIP into Tuesday's contest against the Brewers.
Aug 25 - 11:50 PM

Adam Wainwright yielded three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday.

The game was tied at one apiece before Wainwright allowed back-to-back homers to Odubel Herrera and Freddy Galvis to begin the bottom of the sixth inning. He was in line for the loss before the Cardinals tied things up in the ninth inning. The veteran right-hander is now winless over his last six starts. He’ll bring a disappointing 4.71 ERA into a start against the struggling Mets next time out.
Aug 20 - 12:27 AM

Adam Wainwright got lit up for six earned runs over six innings Sunday in a loss to the Braves.

He gave up three runs in the first and three more in the second, burying the Cardinals in a big early deficit. Wainwright has hit some bumps lately after enjoying a strong July. Maybe fatigue after throwing only 28 innings in 2015? He'll carry a pedestrian 4.34 ERA and 1.32 WHIP into his next start on the road against the rival Cubs.
Aug 7 - 5:36 PM

Adam Wainwright was decent but lasted only five innings Tuesday, permitting two runs in a loss to the Reds.

The line doesn't look bad, as Wainwright allowed five hits and two walks while notching six strikeouts. The Reds got his pitch count up to 101 after five frames, though, and that was it. It was back-and-forth all night between the two clubs and the Reds eventually won on a walk-off homer. Wainwright gets the Braves on Sunday.
Aug 2 - 11:53 PM

Adam Wainwright was touched up for four runs in 6 2/3 innings but escaped with a no-decision as the Cardinals came back to beat the Mets 5-4 on Wednesday.

He was sailing along like an ace until the seventh inning, when he gave up three runs, including two on a Yoenis Cespedes home run. He allowed 11 hits and one walk and fanned four. It was his first (and last) bad start of the month. Wainwright has really turned things around since his awful slump early in the season. His record holds at 9-5 with a 4.16 ERA. Due to two Cardinals off days he won't start again until Wednesday of next week in Cincinnati.
Jul 27 - 11:26 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed two runs over six innings, striking out eight, in a no-decision against the Padres on Thursday.

Wainwright gave up seven hits without walking a batter, registering his fourth straight quality start in the process. He didn't factor in the decision, remaining 9-5 through 20 starts, but Wainwright has lowered his ERA to 4.09 after it sat at 5.71 heading into the month of June. He'll look to continue lowering that mark when he faces the Mets on Tuesday.
Jul 21 - 11:33 PM

Adam Wainwright tossed a masterful three-hit shutout in a 5-0 defeat of the Marlins on Saturday, striking out five and walking two.

Remember how bad Wainwright was the first six weeks of the season? That is way back in the rearview mirror. He has been quite good for the last month. The great game boosts his record to 9-5 with a 4.15 ERA and 1.27 WHIP. His stats still bear the scars of a few early-season shellackings but have been trending sharply in a good direction. He threw 120 pitches in this outing so perhaps there will be some lingering side effects when he faces the Padres on Thursday.
Jul 16 - 10:29 PM

Adam Wainwright held the Pirates to one run in seven innings and fanned nine in a win Thursday.

Wainwright matched his season high for strikeouts and innings. He has a 2.56 ERA over his last seven starts, leaving him 8-5 with a 4.49 ERA headed into the All-Star break.
Jul 7 - 5:20 PM

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