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Wainwright's promise broken

Posted on: September 15, 2010 10:11 am
Edited on: September 15, 2010 11:43 am
 
Adam Wainwright Adam Wainwright's pledge not to lose again this season lasted but one game.

Wainwright made the prediction following his loss to the Reds on Sept. 5 and won his next start, last Thursday at Atlanta. Tuesday night that streak ended at one, as Wainwright struck out eight, but gave up 12 hits and five runs in eight innings to the Cubs, losing his fifth game in his last six starts.

"It's kind of like one of those games when as a pitcher you're feeling great, you're cruising, and then all of a sudden they put four [runs] on you, five in one inning," Wainwright told Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . "That's sort of what happened to our team. We were just getting into a groove. We swept Cincinnati in Cincinnati after they talked a bunch of smack. We beat Chicago [on Aug. 13] … and then we lost a bunch of games. It happened so fast.

"You can look at this seasoning a two-week span."

Wainwright gave up all five of his runs in three innings -- two in the second and fourth and another in the third.

"You hate to say in September in a game you've got to win against a division rival that the balls didn't go where people were, but that's really all I can say," Wainwright said. "I didn't make very many bad pitches."

He made enough.

Both Wainwright and manager Tony La Russa said they didn't think Wainwright's 216 1/3 innings this season and league-leading 457 1/3 innings in the last two seasons are the culprit of his slide. The Cardinals had, however, rearranged their rotation to get him extra rest in August to keep him strong in September. He should get plenty of time off in October. It seems both Joe Namath and the Reds are from Wainwright and his Nostradamus act.

 -- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Comments

Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2010 11:51 pm
 

Wainwright's promise broken

hahahaha....as of right now the reds are gonna coast into the playoffs (because stl has a better fade away then Jordan(sorry your airness)) and your gonna be on blogs talkin about the "remember when" from a half a decade ago...



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2010 7:02 pm
 

Wainwright's promise broken

As of right now the Cards have won more World Series', a more recent World Series, the second most World Series'.



Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: September 16, 2010 11:36 am
 

Wainwright's promise broken: This writer lacks

THIS IS WITHOUT A DOUBT SOME OF THE WORSE WRITING EVER...please tell this person isnt getting paid for this?  I am sure you have a computer that does spelling and grammer check?  I hate that the Cardinals folded like cheap shirts this year, but at the very least they have more credibility as a team than this guy does as a writer.



Since: Apr 21, 2009
Posted on: September 16, 2010 10:46 am
 

Wainwright's promise broken

jealous, right cause the cards have legendary teams like "the big card machine?"  they do have some legendary let downs from what i remember....anyway i would always like to be in the "right now" crowd than the "remember when crowd"



Since: Aug 27, 2007
Posted on: September 16, 2010 9:51 am
 

Wainwright's promise broken

When you use quotation marks you are stating that the person said these words.  I have serious doubts that Wainwright said something as nonsensical as "You can look at this seasoning a two-week span".   And I can't even begin to understand what you were trying to say with that last sentence about Nostradamus. 



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 16, 2010 12:55 am
 

Wainwright's promise broken

Just plain and simple the Cards are the second most successful franchise. Stop being jealous.



Since: Jan 20, 2009
Posted on: September 15, 2010 5:45 pm
 

Wainwright's promise broken

Adam Wainright is so worried about making individual promises that he forgot his team is affected by his "Smack Talk."  This guy needs to chill.  Just relax and enjoy your time off.  Count your money and don't throw it away too quickly.  Me thinks this is a guy ready to come back to Earth.



Since: Sep 15, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2010 5:17 pm
 

Wainwright's promise broken

We Reds fans????  Just shutup man!  Plain and simple, the Reds are better than the Cardinals this year!!!  What are you gonna say next, that since the Rams almost beat Arizona and the Bengals got smoked by NE that the Rams are better then the Bengals.  Just sit down, shut up and have fun watching the Reds in the playoff's.  You Cards fans whine just as much as their players. We all know how much you hate when your balls are slippery. Idiots!!!!



Since: Sep 4, 2010
Posted on: September 15, 2010 3:57 pm
 

Wainwright's promise broken

"A real playoff contender?"  The Red havent been to the playoffs since when???  The cards contend for world series'.  You reds fans are approaching the chicago cubs fan mentality.  Did Dusty bring some cubby kool-aide to Cinci?



Since: Oct 4, 2007
Posted on: September 15, 2010 3:51 pm
 

Wainwright's promise broken

Kingsofish, what do you think about this?  Come watch a real playoff contender a little to the East!!!Surprised


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