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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 four runs on nine hits over 6 1/3 innings in a win over the Blue Jays in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader.
Wainwright was handed an early lead that allowed him to weather some of his later struggles and still get the win. He finished with four strikeouts to one walk over his 6 1/3 innings. With Thursday's win, he's 2-3 on the year but with a 6.12 ERA and 1.84 WHIP through five starts. He'll still battle, but it appears nothing will come easy for the 35-year-old this year. Wainwright will face the Brewers his next time out. Apr 27 - 11:26 PM

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Adam Wainwright yielded two runs over five innings and led the charge for the offense in Friday’s 6-3 victory over the Brewers.

Wainwright drove in four runs en route to his first victory of the season, including a two-run homer in the third inning and a two-run single in the fourth. The veteran right-hander really struggled through his first three starts, but he struck out nine and walked none on Friday. The Brewers are striking out more than any team so far this season, but Wainwright will happily take it. He improved his ERA to 6.27 with the victory and will try to build off this one next week against the struggling Blue Jays in St. Louis.
Apr 22 - 1:25 AM

Adam Wainwright was hit hard in a losing effort against the Yankees on Sunday night, allowing four runs on 10 hits in just 4 2/3 innings.

The veteran right-hander walked two and struck out four on the night. While he gave up a ton of baserunners, it was the long ball that did Wainwright in on this night, with Greg Bird blasting a two-run homer in the second inning and Aaron Hicks adding a solo shot in the fifth. Now 0-3 on the season, he'll look to improve upon a disappointing 7.24 ERA and 2.20 WHIP when he does battle against the Brewers in Milwaukee on Friday. He should be nowhere near a fantasy lineup at this point.
Apr 16 - 11:26 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed six runs -- five earned -- over just four innings Monday in the Cardinals' loss to the Nationals.

The line could have been even worse for Wainwright, who served up 11 hits and two walks while again showing diminished fastball velocity and poor movement on his cutter. The veteran right-hander now holds an 0-2 record, 7.00 ERA, and 2.00 WHIP through two starts -- nine innings -- this season. It's too early to drop him, but he really doesn't look good. A rare road matchup with the Yankees is next.
Apr 10 - 10:54 PM

Adam Wainwright struck out six while yielding two runs over five innings in Tuesday's loss to the Cubs.

Wainwright pitched well overall but ran into trouble in the fourth inning when he allowed a couple hits and a walk, as the Cubs plated one run on an RBI single and another on a safety squeeze. Still, he gave up just three hits and a couple walks and probably had more in the tank if the Cardinals hadn't had to pinch-hit for him when they had a scoring chance. Wainwright will face the Nationals on the road the next time out.
Apr 4 - 11:39 PM

Adam Wainwright pitched five innings and allowed three runs Tuesday in his start against the Mets.

Wainwright had just one bad inning, when he surrendered two singles and then gave up a three-run bomb to Lucas Duda on a 1-2 pitch with two outs in the fourth. Still, he ends a rather discouraging spring with a 7.78 ERA. There were times when his control was lacking and others when he was just too easily hittable. We're not writing him off a mixed-league starter this year, but his ceiling isn't all that high at this point.
Mar 28 - 4:35 PM

Adam Wainwright was charged with three runs -- one earned -- over four innings of work versus the Marlins on Thursday.

He allowed five hits, walked one and struck out one. It wasn't a great outing for Wainwright but was certainly a monumental improvement from his last one when he was lit up for 10 runs over 1 2/3 frames. Waino did pitch well in his two outings prior to the 10-run fiasco, so we'll give him a little break.
Mar 23 - 3:25 PM

Adam Wainwright was blasted for 10 runs in 1 2/3 innings by the Mets on Friday.

Well, he got his work in. Wainwright was all over the place today, walking four, but he said afterwards that he felt fine and that he intended to go to the video to see what was up with his mechanics. He had been pitching fine this spring -- he allowed one earned run over his previous eight innings -- so there's little reason to worry overly much about one bad outing, no matter how bad it happened to be.
Mar 17 - 6:08 PM

Adam Wainwright allowed only an unearned run over four innings Sunday against the Marlins.

Wainwright has cruised through his last two outings after giving up two homers his first time out this spring. He's allowed three earned runs in nine innings overall.
Mar 12 - 5:27 PM

Adam Wainwright tossed three scoreless frames Tuesday in the Cardinals' 9-2 win over the Marlins.

Wainwright made it look easy today, facing just one batter over the minimum. It was quite the contrast from his first start of the spring, when he gave up two homers and three runs to the Braves.
Mar 7 - 4:22 PM

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.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:36:00 PM

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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 12:53:00 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.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 12:35:00 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.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 12:52:00 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.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 10:39:00 PM

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SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
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LF1Randal Grichuk
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CF1Dexter Fowler
RF1Stephen Piscotty
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S1Carlos Martinez
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3Lance Lynn
4Mike Leake
5Michael Wacha
6John Gant
7Alex Reyes
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2Brett Cecil
3Kevin Siegrist
4Trevor Rosenthal
5Matt Bowman
6Jonathan Broxton
7Tyler Lyons
8Miguel Socolovich
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