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Adam Wainwright | Starting Pitcher | #50

Team: St Louis Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/30/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'7" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (29) / ATL
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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

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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

Adam Wainwright was charged with three runs over six innings Monday, netting a no-decision in a 4-3 win over the Cubs.

The Cubs didn't exactly knock Wainwright around the park, as all seven of their hits off the tall right-hander were singles. However, Waino issued three walks and struck out only four, eventually getting off the hook when the Cards' offense rallied late. Wainwright has mostly pitched better of late but is still looking like a borderline play, at best, in mixed leagues right now. He'll have another tough matchup against the Nationals this weekend.
May 24 - 12:06 AM

Adam Wainwright tossed 6 2/3 shutout innings Wednesday in the Cardinals' 2-0 blanking of the Rockies.

It was easily the best start of the season for Wainwright, who scattered six hits and a walk over his 6 2/3 scoreless frames. He ran into some trouble in the top of the first on a Charlie Blackmon triple and another Aledmys Diaz error, but the veteran right-hander was able to work out of it and didn't really have another problem until the seventh. Waino dropped his season ERA nearly a whole run, from 6.80 to 5.92. He's going to need to stay in this groove next week against the rival Cubs.
May 18 - 11:11 PM

Adam Wainwright picked up the win despite a poor performance in Thursday's contest with the Angels, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits over five innings.

The Angels struck for two runs in the third inning, three in the fourth and another two in the fifth to account for the scoring on Wainwright's line. The veteran right-hander struck out three and walked one. That he earned the win on Thursday tells you all you need to know about how Jered Weaver's night went. Over his first eight starts (45 innings), Wainwright holds a tough 6.80 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. The Rockies will come calling next time he toes the rubber.
May 13 - 2:08 AM

Adam Wainwright pitched well in a no-decision, allowing three runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings Saturday against Pittsburgh.

He finished with five strikeouts and didn't allow a walk. 62 of the right-hander's 95 pitches went for strikes. Wainwright still carries an ERA over six but at least he's trending in the right direction. He's thrown a quality start in three of his last four outings. Wainwright will look to even his record at 3-3 in his next start Friday against the Dodgers.
May 7 - 6:16 PM

Adam Wainwright notched a quality start with three runs allowed over six innings in Monday's 10-3 win over the Phillies.

The Phillies got to Wainwright with a three-run third inning, but he pitched well aside from that unfortunate frame. He also slugged a three-run homer into the upper deck to help his own cause. It was a small step in the right direction, although it speaks to how poorly he's pitched that it was probably his best effort of the season. Wainwright takes on the Pirates at home over the weekend.
May 2 - 11:59 PM

Adam Wainwright notched his first win of the season on Wednesday night against the Diamondbacks.

Wainwright finally seemed to have better feel for his off-speed stuff, though Brandon Drury smacked a hanging curve for a two-run shot in the bottom of the second and Paul Goldschmidt hit a solo bomb to deep center in the bottom of the fourth. Waino issued only one walk and struck out five, moving to 1-3 on the year as the Cardinals backed him with 11 runs on 14 hits. He'll try to stay in the groove he found Wednesday in his next start at home against the punchless Phillies.
Apr 28 - 1:19 AM

Adam Wainwright gave up three runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the Padres.

Well, it's a little better, though maybe not so much after considering the opponent. Wainwright did lower his ERA from 8.27 to 7.25, though. He's going to keep improving, so don't sell low.
Apr 23 - 1:23 AM

Adam Wainwright was knocked around by the Reds on Saturday, allowing 10 hits and seven runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss.

Wainwright actually navigated the first three innings unscathed before the Reds put up crooked numbers in each of the next three innings. The big right-hander has yet to look like himself this season, owning an 8.27 ERA, 1.90 WHIP and 7/9 K/BB ratio through three starts. A date with the light-hitting Padres on Friday could cure what ails, but the situation isn't pretty right now.
Apr 16 - 6:25 PM

Adam Wainwright yielded five earned runs over five innings Sunday in a no-decision versus the Braves.

Wainwright couldn't seem to spot his breaking pitches in his debut last week in Pittsburgh, and he had that same issue on Sunday afternoon in Atlanta. The result Sunday was five walks issued and six hits allowed, including a game-tying three-run homer to Drew Stubbs in the bottom of the fourth inning. St. Louis did wind up winning 12-7 with a late rally against the Braves bullpen. Wainwright will hope to get on the right track next time out versus the Reds. It will be his first home start of the season.
Apr 10 - 5:33 PM

Adam Wainwright surrendered three earned runs over six innings as the Cardinals dropped their regular-season opener Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

Wainwright had trouble spotting his stuff on a cold day at PNC Park, and the Bucs took advantage for two runs in the second and one more in the sixth. The veteran right-hander was thoroughly out-dueled by Pirates starter Francisco Liriano, who generated 10 strikeouts over six shutout frames. Waino struck out only three. He'll hope for warmer weather and better results next time out in Atlanta.
Apr 3 - 4:18 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yadier Molina
2Brayan Peña
3Eric Fryer
1B1Matt Adams
2Brandon Moss
2B1Matt Carpenter
2Jedd Gyorko
SS1Aledmys Diaz
3B1Jhonny Peralta
2Greg Garcia
LF1Matt Holliday
CF1Kolten Wong
2Tommy Pham
RF1Stephen Piscotty
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Adam Wainwright
2Michael Wacha
3Carlos Martinez
4Jaime Garcia
5Mike Leake
6Lance Lynn
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Seung Hwan Oh
2Kevin Siegrist
3Trevor Rosenthal
4Jordan Walden
5Jonathan Broxton
6Tyler Lyons
7Matt Bowman
8Seth Maness
9Mitch Harris