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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 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

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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

Adam Wainwright (elbow) has been officially cleared to start on Saturday against the Phillies.

Wainwright missed his last turn due to tendinitis in his pitching elbow, but he had a shot last week and got through a bullpen session Wednesday with no issues. It's something to keep an eye on over the long haul, but fantasy owners should feel free to start him this weekend with no reservations.
Jun 18 - 11:50 AM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday.

Wainwright had his last outing skipped due to tendinitis in his pitching elbow, but MLB.com's Jenifer Langosch says there is "every expectation" the ace right-hander will be ready to start Saturday. Wainwright should be officially cleared to face the Phillies over the weekend if he gets through Wednesday's 'pen session with no issues.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Jun 17 - 6:22 PM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) will not make his scheduled start Monday night against the Mets.

Cardinals GM John Mozeliak made the announcement Saturday, calling it a "precautionary" move. Wainwright underwent an MRI on his sore right elbow earlier this week that showed no ligament damage, and the St. Louis medical staff believes he's dealing with something similar to tennis elbow. The hope is he'll be ready for his next turn. Monday's starter for the Cardinals is to-be-determined.
Jun 14 - 5:01 PM

Adam Wainwright (elbow) will do some throwing Saturday before the Cardinals determine whether he'll make his scheduled start Monday.

Wainwright was given a cortisone injection Wednesday in hopes that it will knock out the discomfort on the outside of his elbow. Although the club hasn't ruled out Waino starting Monday, the smart money would be on them playing things cautiously and at least pushing him back. Thursday's off day would allow them to shuffle their rotation around a bit.
Jun 13 - 5:13 PM

Adam Wainwright was given a cortisone shot Wednesday for the discomfort in his right elbow.

The Cardinals will make a decision about Wainwright's scheduled Monday start on either Friday or Saturday. It seems likely that they will skip their heavily-used ace, but perhaps not. Wainwright flew back to St. Louis from Tampa Bay on Wednesday morning after experiencing discomfort on the outside of his pitching elbow while throwing seven shutout innings Tuesday night against the Rays. Ligament damage has been ruled out, and the thought is that he's dealing with something similar to tennis elbow. He owns a 2.15 ERA and 91 strikeouts in 100 1/3 innings this season.
Jun 11 - 7:35 PM

Adam Wainwright underwent an MRI Wednesday morning after experiencing discomfort on the outside of his elbow.

The good news is that Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak said Wainwright's ulnar collateral ligament is "completely fine." The bad news is that the hurler is dealing with "tennis elbow" and will be re-evaluated in a few days. The ailment helps explain why Wainwright was lifted from Tuesday's start after throwing just 92 pitches over seven shutout innings. Whether Wainwright will need a stint on the disabled list should be known before the weekend.
Jun 11 - 3:57 PM

Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings against the Rays on Tuesday, allowing seven hits in the victory.

Wainwright battled for most of the night, as he lacked his best stuff on this day. The right-hander struck out just two and had to work out of a jam with runners on second and third with one out in the fourth inning. Even without his A game, the struggling Rays were unable to take advantage, giving Wainwright his ninth win of the season. The Cardinals' ace will take a 2.15 ERA and 0.93 WHIP into Monday's tilt with the Mets.
Jun 10 - 10:09 PM

Adam Wainwright yielded two earned runs in eight-plus innings Wednesday in a no-decision at Kansas City.

Wainwright carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning and was in cruise control until the bottom of the ninth, when the Royals rallied for two runs to tie the game -- both scoring off Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal. Waino struck out eight and surrendered only four hits total. He'll carry a 2.31 ERA and 0.90 WHIP into his next start on the road against the Rays.
Jun 5 - 12:04 AM

Adam Wainwright had a rare clunker Friday night, giving up seven runs over just 4 1/3 innings in a loss to the Giants.

Not surprisingly, it was his shortest outing of the season. Wainwright was touched up for eight hits (including a three-run homer by Hunter Pence) before being pulled. His ERA jumped from 1.67 to 2.32 with the poor outing. Look for him to rebound next week against the Royals in Kansas City.
May 31 - 12:48 AM

Adam Wainwright delivered another dazzling performance in Sunday’s victory over the Reds, matching his career-high with 12 strikeouts while hurling eight shutout innings.

Wainwright allowed just five hits and a walk in the impressive performance. All five hits allowed were singles, and there was very little in the way of hard contact against him the entire night. He now boasts an 8-2 record on the season with an outstanding 1.67 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 77/16 K/BB ratio through his first 81 innings. He’ll look to continue that domination when he does battle against the Giants at home on Friday.
May 25 - 11:25 PM

Adam Wainwright absolutely rolled over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, throwing a one-hit shutout en route to a 5-0 victory.

The only blemish on the night was a two-out double by Paul Goldschmidt in the fourth inning. Otherwise, Wainwright was brilliant. The right-hander didn't walk a batter while striking out nine, and he faced just one batter over the minimum. With all his accomplishments, Tuesday's outing was the first one-hit shutout of his career. He leads the National League with seven wins and is among the league leaders in most every pitching category. He'll take a 1.85 ERA and 0.86 WHIP into Sunday's start at the Reds.
May 20 - 11:11 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Tony Cruz
3George Kottaras
4Audry Perez
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Allen Craig
2Oscar Taveras
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4Shelby Miller
5Joe Kelly
6Carlos Martinez
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Nick Greenwood