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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 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

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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

Adam Wainwright threw seven scoreless innings as the Cardinals shut out the Brewers 3-0 on Saturday.

Wainwright scattered seven hits, all singles, and walked two while striking out five over his seven shutout frames. The strong showing brought his earned run average back below five, sitting at 4.70 through 17 starts this year. He'll have one more start before the All-Star break with which to continue working on that ERA, taking on the Pirates on Thursday.
Jul 2 - 6:40 PM

Adam Wainwright struck out seven but allowed six runs -- four earned -- over five innings in Monday's loss to the Royals.

The Royals mostly killed Wainwright softly with seven singles and two doubles, but the big righty deserved his fate with a slew of hanging curveballs. The big right-hander had been pitching very well of late, so he and the Cardinals are hoping this was just a little bump in the road. He'll try to bounce back this weekend at home against the Brewers.
Jun 27 - 11:55 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed three runs over 6 2/3 innings in a win over the Cubs on Tuesday.

Wainwright gave up six hits and walked three, but he executed when needed and picked up his sixth win. The right-hander struck out four on the night. He's still figuring it out, but Wainwright has now won six of his last seven decisions -- and the Cardinals are 9-2 in his last 11 starts. The 34-year-old will carry a 4.73 ERA into Monday's cross-state tilt with the Royals.
Jun 21 - 11:50 PM

Adam Wainwright tossed seven shutout innings but settled for a no-decision after striking out six, walking three and allowing only four hits to the Astros on Wednesday.

Wainwright was downright awful for the first six weeks of the season, fueling rumors that he was hurt. He has pitched much better recently and continued that streak today. His 4.78 ERA is still high but is steadily moving in the right direction. His owners can finally use him with confidence. He was dropped in many leagues and should be quickly picked up if he is still available.
Jun 15 - 11:34 PM

Adam Wainwright racked up a season-high nine strikeouts over six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Reds on Thursday.

The right-hander allowed just two hits and a walk in the ballgame. This comes on the heels of another terrific outing his last time out where he fanned six over seven innings against the Giants. He'll look to continue reclaiming his former glory in a matchup against the Astros on Wednesday.
Jun 9 - 10:21 PM

Adam Wainwright held the Giants to two runs over seven innings in a loss Friday.

Wainwright struck out a season-high six tonight and got three times as many outs on the ground as through the air. It rates as one of his most encouraging outings of the season, even if the Cards did lose one of his starts for the first time since April 22.
Jun 4 - 12:29 AM

Adam Wainwright allowed four runs, including three home runs, over seven innings in a win over the Nationals on Saturday.

Wainwright was actually pretty good, giving up six hits without issuing a walk, but a couple mistakes left the yard. Wainwright struck out five in the start, tying a single-game high, strangely, in what has been a trying year for the 34-year-old. Despite his 5.71 ERA and 1.47 WHIP, Wainwright has now won his last five decisions. He'll try to make it six Friday against the Giants.
May 28 - 10:33 PM

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