Adam Wainwright SP STL 4 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 7 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 9 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 11 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 12 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 14 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 19 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 24 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 30 Days
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.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 1 Month
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.