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24-14 5-5 W1
20-17 4-6 L1
16-21 5-5 W1
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2022 Pitching

Innings Pitched
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Base on Balls (Walk)
Regular Season 40 4 3 3.15 33 15

Top Adam Wainwright News

  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Tosses quality start in return

    Wainwright (4-3) registered the win during Sunday's 15-6 victory over the Giants, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in six innings.

    St. Louis was up big early, and Wainwright was able to cruise to the easy win in his first start since May 4 after a stint on the COVID-19 injured list, permitting both runs on a Joc Pederson home run in the sixth inning. The 40-year-old has now won consecutive starts while surrendering just two runs in 13 innings, boosting his ERA to 3.15 and WHIP to 1.23. Wainwright's next start lines up to come over the weekend against Pittsburgh.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Activated for Sunday's start

    Wainwright (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list ahead of his start against the Giants on Sunday, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Wainwright was cleared to rejoin the Cardinals on Thursday and will reclaim his spot in the rotation on Sunday Night Baseball after clearing MLB's COVID-19 protocols. The veteran right-hander last pitched May 4 against Kansas City and delivered seven scoreless innings, and he could have some minor workload restrictions in his first start back from the illness.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Starting Sunday

    Wainwright (illness) will start Sunday against the Giants, John Denton of reports.

    Wainwright tested positive for COVID-19 last week but rejoined the Cardinals on Thursday and will take the mound in Sunday's series finale against the Giants. The right-hander threw a bullpen session, but it's possible that he has his workload monitored following his absence.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Rejoins team

    Wainwright (illness) rejoined the Cardinals on Thursday and completed a bullpen session, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Wainwright remains on the COVID-19 injured list nearly a week after testing positive for the virus, but he's now cleared all protocols after isolating from the team. The Cardinals haven't yet announced a starter for Sunday's series finale against the Giants, but the right-hander looks on track to start that game, provided he feels fine coming out of Thursday's throwing session. It's possible that Wainwright faces more limitations with his pitch count Sunday than usual, however.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Not available to start Tuesday

    Wainwright (illness) won't return from the COVID-19 injured list to start Tuesday's game against the Orioles, and Cardinals president of baseball operations John Mozeliak said it's "unlikely" the right-hander is activated before the end of the team's homestand Sunday, Katie Woo of The Athletic reports.

    According to Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat, Wainwright has been medically cleared, but based on Mozeliak's comments, the right-hander apparently still has a few hurdles to overcome before exiting MLB's protocols. Heading into the day, the Cardinals were hopeful Wainwright would exit the protocols and not miss a turn through the rotation, but he doesn't look as though he'll be available at any point this week. Packy Naughton will draw the spot start Tuesday in what's shaping up to be a bullpen day for the Cardinals.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Could be available to start Tuesday

    The Cardinals may have Wainwright (illness) available to start Tuesday's series opener against Baltimore if he can test out of MLB's COVID-19 protocols leading up to the game's 7:45 p.m. ET start time, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.

    Wainwright has been away from the team since testing positive for the virus Friday. The veteran right-hander apparently isn't dealing with overly serious symptoms, but the Cardinals could still choose to give him an extra day to get his conditioning back in order and have him start Wednesday instead even if he clears the protocols by Tuesday. If the Cardinals elect to go that route, Miles Mikolas -- who has already been confirmed as Wednesday's starter -- will likely be moved up a day to start Tuesday.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Tests positive for COVID-19

    Wainwright landed on the injured list Friday after testing positive for COVID-19, John Denton of reports.

    The Cardinals originally didn't announce which injured list Wainwright was being placed on nor why he was absent, as has become standard protocol for players hitting the COVID-19 injured list. It turns out that he did in fact test positive for the virus, but the right-hander noted on his personal Twitter page that he's symptom-free. He'll have to test negative twice before returning to action, but if he remains unaffected by the illness he should be no worse for wear once he makes it back.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Lands on injured list

    Wainwright was placed on the injured list for undisclosed reasons Friday.

    Not only did the Cardinals' announcement not specify the reason for Wainwright's absence, it also didn't specify which injured list the veteran righty had been placed on. That's the pattern teams have used when placing players on the COVID-19 injured list, which seems to be the case here. If Wainwright has tested positive for the virus, he could miss a handful of starts, but if he's out for other reasons, it's possible he returns without missing a single turn. His absence allows the Cardinals to activate Steven Matz from the bereavement list.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Blanks Royals for seven frames

    Wainwright (3-3) earned the win Wednesday in Kansas City after allowing one hit with two strikeouts and one walk across seven scoreless innings.

    The veteran right-hander threw 60 of his 89 pitches for strikes but generated only eight swinging strikes, which resulted in a season-low two punchouts. The lack of whiffs didn't matter much Wednesday, as Wainwright allowed only one single and induced 15 groundball outs. The 40-year-old has a 3.18 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 28:13 K:BB over 34 innings this season, and he next lines up to pitch Tuesday versus the Orioles.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Takes loss against Diamondbacks

    Wainwright (2-3) was charged with the loss to the Diamondbacks on Friday, allowing three runs on four hits and five walks over six innings. He struck out four.

    The veteran did himself no favors by handing out five free passes, more than he had in any single start last season. Wainwright has now taken back-to-back losses against Cincinnati and Arizona, and his WHIP is all the way up at 1.56. At least he's striking batters out, and he's only allowed two long balls in 27 innings so far.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Tagged with second loss

    Wainwright (2-2) allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks over five innings Sunday, striking out three and taking a loss against the Reds.

    The Reds jumped on Wainwright right out of the gate, plating two runs in the first inning and another in the second. He settled in for a few scoreless frames before allowing the first three batters to reach base in the sixth, including an RBI single by Colin Moran. In his two wins this season, Wainwright has allowed just one run through 11.2 innings, but in his two losses, he's been drilled for eight runs in 9.1 frames. The veteran righty will carry a 3.86 ERA into his projected home start against Arizona next week.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Picks up second win

    Wainwright (2-1) earned the win Tuesday against the Marlins after giving up one run on five hits with six strikeouts and two walks over 5.2 innings.

    The veteran right-hander kept Miami scoreless through five innings and retired the first two batters of the sixth, but he was pulled after surrendering a solo homer followed by a single. It was a nice rebound performance from Wainwright after he allowed four runs over 4.1 frames during his last start in Milwaukee, and he now has a 2.81 ERA through three outings this season. The 40-year-old lines up for an appealing matchup Sunday at Cincinnati outside of the usual ballpark effects.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Scheduled start pushed up

    Wainwright will start Tuesday's series opener in Miami, John Denton of reports.

    Wainwright initially lined up to start Wednesday's game against the Marlins, but he'll instead start on normal rest a day earlier. The right-hander took the loss Thursday against the Brewers when he allowed four runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven in 4.1 innings.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Takes first loss

    Wainwright (1-1) allowed four earned runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out seven across 4.1 innings to take the loss Thursday against the Brewers.

    Wainwright allowed at least one earned run in each of the first three innings, though only one came off a home run. However, he was tagged for three additional extra-base hits, including two doubles and a triple. Despite the damage, Wainwright racked up seven strikeouts, overcoming the fact that he induced only five swinging strikes across 86 total pitches. He's currently projected to make his third start of the season Wednesday at Miami.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Cardinals-Royals postponed Wednesday

    Wainwright and the Cardinals won't face the Royals on Wednesday after the game was postponed due to inclement weather in St. Louis, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.

    The two teams will make up the interleague game May 2. As a result of Wednesday's postponement, the Cardinals will most likely push each of their five starters back a day in the schedule. Wainwright is thus expected to make his next start Thursday against the Brewers in Milwaukee.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Another stellar Opening Day

    Wainwright allowed zero runs on five hits across 6.0 innings and earned the win Thursday against the Pirates. He struck out six and didn't record a walk.

    Wainwright earned the Opening Day nod with Jack Flaherty (shoulder) sidelined and showed he's still got it. The 40-year-old has enjoyed a nice late-career resurgence over the past two seasons, notching a 3.08 ERA and 1.06 WHIP across 42 starts since the start of the 2020 campaign, prior to Thursday's stellar outing.

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  • Cardinals' Adam Wainwright: Throwing on back field

    Wainwright, who was scheduled to start Saturday's Grapefruit League game against Houston, will now pitch in a game on a back field, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

    Due to a threat of inclement weather Saturday, the Cardinals will alter Wainwright's pitching plans to make sure that he's able to pitch. Saturday's session will serve as a final tune-up for the right-hander before he starts in the Cardinals' Opening Day matchup against the Pirates on Thursday.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 220 lbs
Birthplace: Brunswick, GA
Age: 40
Experience: 16
Bats/Throws: R, R