Wainwright (1-2) got the win Tuesday, allowing one run (unearned) on four hits and four walks while striking out five over five innings against the Cubs. Wainwright also hit a pair of batters and put at least one runner on base in all five innings. The veteran induced just three groundball outs versus seven flyouts, but he was able to keep the ball in the yard this time after yielding two home runs his last time out. The 36-year-old has posted an ERA north of 4.60 each of the past two seasons, and his underlying numbers this year suggest his 3.45 ERA is ripe for regression. He's slated to take the hill again next Tuesday against the Mets.
Wainwright will start Tuesday against the Cubs, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports. As expected, Wainwright will simply shift back one day after his start Monday was cancelled due to poor weather. If the Cardinals don't skip any of their starters, Wainwright will lose his two-start week, though he could start again Sunday against Cincinnati if the team elects to skip Miles Mikolas and start Carlos Martinez on Saturday.
Wainwright won't start Monday against the Cubs as the game has been postponed. The game will be made up as part of a double-header on July 21. The Cardinals' plans for their starters the rest of the series are not yet known, but it's likely that Wainwright's scheduled start will just be pushed back to Tuesday.
Wainwright (0-1) took the loss against Arizona on Thursday, giving up three earned runs in just 3.2 innings while serving up four hits, walking four and striking out three. It was a rough first start of the season for the veteran in his return from a hamstring injury, as Wainwright struggled with his control. Once one of the most dominant pitchers in the game, Wainwright had a 5.11 ERA in his 123.1 innings last year and hasn't posted elite marks over the course of a full season since 2014. At this point, he can't be trusted for fantasy purposes until he shows that he's regained his old magic for a sustained period of time.
Wainwright (hamstring) was officially activated from the disabled list Thursday ahead of his scheduled start against the Diamondbacks. As expected, the veteran hurler will rejoin the Cardinals after missing the first week of the season. Wainwright will face off with southpaw Robbie Ray in his season debut as he looks to put a rough 2017 campaign behind him.