Wainwright (3-4) took the loss against the Braves on Thursday, giving up five earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out two over four innings as the Cardinals fell 10-2. Coming off a solid start against the Pirates, Wainwright couldn't keep it rolling in this contest, as he struggled with his command while allowing 10 baserunners. He's had an erratic start to the season overall, as the veteran right-hander is now sporting a 4.75 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP over 47.1 innings.
Wainwright didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Pirates, allowing one run on five hits over seven innings while striking out eight. The veteran righty bounced back from his worst start of the season to deliver his longest. Wainwright now has five quality starts in eight trips to the mound, and he'll take a 4.15 ERA and 37:14 K:BB through 43.1 innings into his next outing Thursday in Atlanta.
Wainwright (3-3) allowed five runs on five hits and two walks across five innings Sunday, taking the loss against the Cubs. He struck out two batters and gave up a home run. Wainwright allowed just one run on a Willson Contreras solo homer through four innings before things unraveled. He gave up two more runs in the fifth before getting tagged with three straight hits to start the sixth inning, ending his rough evening. He threw just 47 of 76 pitches for strikes and watched his ERA rise to 4.46. He'll take the mound Friday at home against the Pirates.
Wainwright (3-2) earned the win against the Nationals on Tuesday by giving up two runs on six hits over 6.1 innings. He struck out five and walked two. Wainwright gave up back-to-back solo homers to Adam Eaton and Victor Robles during the third inning, but otherwise held the Nationals in check. The veteran right-hander has a 3.73 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 27:12 K:BB through 31.1 innings as he gets set to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Sunday.
Wainwright (2-2) earned the win against the Brewers on Wednesday by giving up one run on four hits over six innings. He struck out three and walked one. Wainwright looked to be in trouble early as he gave up a solo home run and back-to-back singles during the first inning, but he initiated an inning-ending double play and never looked back. The veteran right-hander has a 3.96 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 22:10 K:BB over 25 innings and figures to take the mound again next week at Washington.