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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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With the National League Central Division title already clinched, the Cardinals have pulled Adam Wainwright from his scheduled start against the Diamondbacks on Sunday.
The Cardinals ace will undoubtedly be on the hill for the first game of the National League Division Series. He concludes a tremendous regular season with a 20-9 record, 2.38 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 179/50 K/BB ratio over 227 innings of work in 32 starts. Sep 28 - 4:04 PM

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Adam Wainwright shut out the Cubs for seven innings Monday to become the year's second 20-game winner.

Wainwright joined Clayton Kershaw at 20 wins. The only other pitcher with a shot of getting there would seem to be Johnny Cueto, who has 18 wins with two starts left. Madison Bumgarner also has 18 wins and could have two starts left, but it's more likely that he'll be held back for the wild card game than it is that he'll start Sunday. It's Wainwright's second career 20-win season, the other coming in 2010. He's won each of his last five starts, and his ERA is back down to 2.38.
Sep 22 - 11:18 PM

Adam Wainwright threw his third shutout of the season in Wednesday's 2-0 victory over the Brewers.

Wainwright was tremendous, needing only 102 pitches to cover his nine scoreless frames. That's the fewest pitches he's thrown in any of his nine career shutouts. The ace right-hander hit a rough patch in July and August, but he's been locked in over his last three starts and will bring a 2.45 ERA and 1.05 WHIP into his next scheduled outing on the road against the Cubs.
Sep 17 - 11:00 PM

Adam Wainwright improved to 18-9 on Friday after tossing eight innings of one-run ball against the Rockies.

He gave up just six hits and no walks while striking out eight. The only run scored on an RBI double from Nolan Arenado in the third inning. Wainwright is now tied with Johnny Cueto and Clayton Kershaw for the major league-lead in wins. He'll bring a 2.56 ERA into a start against the Brewers next week at home.
Sep 13 - 1:05 AM

Adam Wainwright held the Brewers to one run in Sunday's 9-1 complete-game victory.

Wainwright was tossing a shutout until the ninth inning, but it was still a strong showing for the 33-year-old. Wainwright scattered seven hits and a walk on the afternoon. While he's still not in dominant form, Wainwright is good enough to stand a chance to win every time out. He's 17-9 with a 2.62 ERA on the year. He'll take on the Rockies on Friday.
Sep 7 - 6:04 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs, including three home runs, over six innings in a win over the Pirates on Tuesday.

Wainwright was fortunate that the first two homers, to Russell Martin and Jordy Mercer, were solo shots. He was less lucky in the seventh, when an Ike Davis walk preceded a Starling Marte two-run blast that chased him from the game. He gave up seven hits in all, striking out just three. It was the fifth consecutive start the Cardinals' ace has allowed at least three runs, and the seventh straight outing in which his ERA has gone up. Even so, the win moved Waino to 16-9 with a 2.69 ERA. He's got a date with the division-rival Brewers up next on Sunday.
Sep 2 - 11:45 PM

Adam Wainwright revealed Wednesday that he's been going through a "dead arm" phase.

Wainwright lost again Wednesday versus the Pirates and finished with a 5.17 ERA in six August outings. He entered the month with a 1.92 mark. The good news is that the tall right-hander thinks he's just about over the hump, saying he's "ready for September." The Cardinals could certainly use the first-half version of their ace in the final month.
Aug 27 - 4:00 PM

Adam Wainwright was less than stellar again Wednesday, getting charged with three runs over six innings in a loss to the Pirates.

He struck out five while surrendering eight hits and a walk. While it officially goes down as a quality start, it was another disappointing effort from Wainwright, who held a 5.17 ERA in six August outings to push his ERA from 1.92 to 2.59. The veteran right-hander admitted after the game that he's been going through a "dead arm" phase but he thinks he's about to get over the hump. He'll try to rebound next week in a rematch versus the Pirates at home before taking on the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Aug 27 - 3:50 PM

Adam Wainwright was staked to a three-run lead but couldn't hold it, allowing five runs -- four earned -- over six innings Friday in a loss to the Phillies.

Wainwright's struggles continue, as he now owns a 5.29 ERA through five August starts. Most alarming is his lack of control -- Wainwright has walked 44 batters this season after walking 35 all of last season. It wouldn't be surprising to learn he's pitching through some sort of injury at this point. His ERA has risen to 2.52 with the poor month, and a date with the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Wednesday doesn't read like a cake walk for the right-hander, either.
Aug 22 - 10:03 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2Xavier Scruggs
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
2Pete Kozma
3Greg Garcia
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
3Thomas Pham
RF1Randal Grichuk
2Oscar Taveras
3Shane Robinson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Shelby Miller
6Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Seth Maness
4Randy Choate
5Sam Freeman
6Jason Motte
7Carlos Martinez
8Kevin Siegrist
9Justin Masterson
10Tyler Lyons
11Nick Greenwood
12Marco Gonzales
13Samuel Tuivailala