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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 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

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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

Adam Wainwright will make his second half debut on Tuesday against the Rays.

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny seems content on sticking with a four-man rotation for the time being with all of the off-days that the Cardinals have upcoming, which means that Wainwright would also draw a second start next week on Sunday against the Cubs in Chicago. He had a brilliant first half, going 12-4 with a 1.83 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 115/27 K/BB ratio over 138 innings.
Jul 19 - 11:27 AM

Adam Wainwright won't make his first start of the second half until Tuesday, at the earliest.

The Cardinals have opted to go with Lance Lynn, Joe Kelly and Carlos Martinez against the Dodgers in the first series of the second half. That means Wainwright will have as many as 10 days in between starts if you don't count Tuesday's All-Star Game. It's probably wise to give the big right-hander some extra rest, as he's on pace to throw 233 innings even after missing a start with a sore elbow.
Jul 17 - 6:26 PM

Adam Wainwright was knocked around for three runs on three hits over his inning of work during Tuesday’s All-Star game.

Wainwright admitted to grooving a pitch to Derek Jeter to lead off the frame – something he probably shouldn’t have said, but that’s another matter – and The Captain banged it to right field for a double. Jeter came around to score on a Mike Trout triple and Trout came around on a two-run homer by Miguel Cabrera. Waino’s pitch to Cabrera wasn’t a bad one, as it was in off the plate, but the best hitter in the game managed to turn on it and put it into the seats. Wainwright completely deserved to start for the NL, but those that thought Clayton Kershaw should’ve gotten the ball are no doubt smirking. Kershaw, by the way, tossed a perfect second inning.
Jul 15 - 11:49 PM

Adam Wainwright has been named the National League starter for Tuesday night's All-Star Game.

There was a strong argument to be made for Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw, but National League manager Mike Matheny will go with his own guy. Wainwright owns a sensational 1.83 ERA, 0.91 WHIP, and 115/27 K/BB ratio in 138 innings this season for the Cardinals. Felix Hernandez has been named the American League starter.
Jul 14 - 1:02 PM

Adam Wainwright limited the Brewers to two runs over seven innings Saturday in a 10-2 Cardinals victory.

Wainwright was staked to a massive early lead and went into cruise control, walking none and fanning four. He'll finish the second half of the 2014 regular season with a fantastic 12-4 record, 1.83 ERA, and 0.91 WHIP. The Cardinals are now tied for first place in the National League Central with the Brewers, who have dropped seven straight games.
Jul 12 - 7:34 PM

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

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'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.
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

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C1Yadier Molina
2A.J. Pierzynski
3Tony Cruz
1B1Matt Adams
2B1Kolten Wong
2Mark Ellis
3Daniel Descalso
SS1Jhonny Peralta
3B1Matt Carpenter
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Jon Jay
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Oscar Taveras
Starting Pitcher
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Lance Lynn
4John Lackey
5Justin Masterson
6Shelby Miller
7Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
R1Trevor Rosenthal
2Pat Neshek
3Jason Motte
4Kevin Siegrist
5Randy Choate
6Sam Freeman
7Seth Maness
8Carlos Martinez