Wainwright (5-5) allowed a run on three hits and three walks while striking out 11 in seven innings to earn the win in Game 1 of Sunday's doubleheader versus Atlanta. Wainwright stepped up and saved the bullpen with a dominant outing, which counted as his fourth straight quality start. It was also his second complete game of the year. The right-hander has a 3.74 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 84:25 K:BB across 86.2 innings this season. The 39-year-old lines up for a favorable home start versus Pittsburgh next week.
Wainwright won't start Saturday against Atlanta since the game was postponed due to inclement weather, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Saturday's matchup will be made up as part of a doubleheader Sunday. Wainwright will take the mound in Game 1, while Kwang Hyun Kim will start the nightcap, Zachary Silver of MLB.com reports.
Wainwright didn't factor into the decision Monday against the Marlins despite allowing just two runs across six innings. He gave up four hits and three walks while fanning six. The veteran hurler recorded his third straight quality start and has given up two or fewer runs in three of his last five outings. The 39-year-old right-hander has struggled with consistency a bit this season, but he's delivered far more strong performances than poor ones. He owns a 3.95 ERA on the season and is scheduled to pitch again during the upcoming weekend series on the road against Atlanta.
Wainwright (4-5) allowed two earned runs on three hits while striking out six across seven innings, earning the win over Cleveland on Wednesday. Wainwright struggled to get going in the first inning, surrendering a pair of runs on three hits. However, the veteran was dominant from there, retiring every batter he faced through the next six innings except Bradley Zimmer in the fifth frame when Wainwright struck him with a pitch. The 39-year-old has turned in many solid performances like this one in 2021, although a couple got away from him as well. He has a 4.03 ERA and 1.14 WHIP in 73.2 innings.
Wainwright (3-5) allowed three earned runs on eight hits while striking out four across seven innings, taking the loss to the Reds on Thursday. Wainwright allowed three runs across in the first two innings, capped off by Jesse Winker's two-run bomb in the second frame. Despite the mediocre start, the veteran settled in to pitch five scoreless frames before being relieved to start the eighth inning. Thursday was his second start this season where he didn't issue any walks. The 39-year-old has a 4.19 ERA and 1.22 WHIP with 61 strikeouts in 66.2 innings.
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